Connections

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Evan Dawson talks about what matters to you on ConnectionsEvery weekday from Noon-2 p.m. Be part of the program with questions or comments by phone - 1-844-295-TALK (8255), email, Facebook or Twitter

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4:01 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Connections: The Founding of the University of Rochester

How did George Eastman decide to give so much money to the University of Rochester? How did the U of R make a difference in the outcome of World War II? These are just a couple of the stories I've enjoyed in the new book "Our Work is But Begun". Freelance journalist Janice Pieterse tells the story of the founding of the U of R and is with us to talk aobut the book, along with U of R Vice President Paul Burgett, and Rochester Collections Librarian Melissa Mead.
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3:54 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Connections: Police Body Cameras

We discuss police body cameras. Who's using them? Which departments are considering it? How are they operated, and what is the purpose? We discuss this with Gates Police Chief Jim VanBrederode and Rochester City Councilman Matt Haag.
Connections
9:55 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, October 21st

Credit NPR

First hour: Police body cameras

Second hour: New book details U of R history

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4:21 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Connections: Five To Revive

The Landmark Society has released their 2014 “Five to Revive” western New York properties. Their goal is to rehab or rebuild properties with historic values. They’ll explain what they chose to focus on, and why. Joining us from the Landmark Society are Caitlin Meives, Larry Francer, Wayne Goodman, and Mary Nicosia.

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4:16 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Connections: Tobacco Settlement Funds; Finger Lakes Restaurant Week

We start this hour by talking to Cal State finance professor Jim Estes about how the big tobacco settlement money has become a potential disaster for states like NY. Estes wrote a piece in the New York Times explaining how the states have mismanaged the money in two ways:

1)      Less than 2% is being spent on smoking prevention, and

2)      Many states have taken advance payments, opening a big potential hole decades from now.

Then we’ll preview Finger Lakes Restaurant Week, which is aimed at convincing the Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse markets to try new places. Joining us will be Christina Roberts of Finger Lakes Wine Country and Orlando Rodriguez, Executive Chef of Veraisons Restaurant.

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3:18 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Connections: Healthy Friday - Ebola

This hour of "Healthy Friday" is also part of Second Opinion LIVE!. We discuss Ebola with Dr. Mark Shelly from the University of Rochester Medical Center. We also hear from Nancy Writebol, she was Ebola patient #2, and was a guest on a special edition of Second Opinion that focused on Ebola.

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3:11 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Connections: Healthy Friday- Physician Assistants, Love in Senior Years

In this hour of "Healthy Friday" we first have a conversation with Cynthia Zink from the University of Rochester Medical Center, she will tell us the role physician assistants play in your health.

Then we talk with filmmaker Steven Loring about his film "The Age of Love" which chronicles adventures of thirty Rochester seniors who take part in a speed-dating event.

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4:49 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Connections: Howie Hawkins

In studio this hour is Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins.

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4:45 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Connections: Redistricting

On Election Day, voters will get a look at redistricting. So what, exactly, are we voting on? We’ll break it down with our guests:

  • Katherine Smith, vice president of the League of Women Voters
  • Stu Berger, former president of Citizens for a Better NY
  • Neil Jaschik, former president of the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester
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4:13 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Connections: Should We Really Honor Christopher Columbus?

How should we teach about Columbus and his expeditions? It's the week of Columbus Day, and several American cities (led by Seattle) are abandoning the official holiday in lieu of various forms of diversity appreciation. What about here? Columbus exploited and killed the people he encountered; why do so many school children have such a rosy view? We talk about this with our guests:

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