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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10:30 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, October 1st

First hour: Rob Astorino

Second hour: Going vegan

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Connections
4:10 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Connections: New Birth Control Guidelines; Enterovirus

In the first part of the show, we talk about new birth control recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Academy recommends that pediatricians suggest LARC (Long-acting reversible contraception) methods of birth control, including IUDs. We talk about these recommendations with Dr. Katherine Greenberg from URMC.

Then we talk with Dr. Geoffrey Weinberg from URMC about the outbreak of Enterovirus 68. 

Connections
4:07 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Connections: Business Ethics

Recently, the ETHIEs were awarded. What are they? They’re awards given to Rochester area businesses and organizations that operate ethically. What exactly makes good business ethics and how does one get nominated, or win, an ETHIE?

We talk business ethics with:

  • Alan Ziegler, a member of the Rochester Area Business Ethics Foundation Board of Directors
  • Dom Genova, owner of Genesee Valley Motors and recipient of a 2014 ETHIE award
  • Bill Pollock, founder, president, and CEO of Optimation Technology
Connections
5:02 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Connections: Lila Rose of Live Action

Our guest is Lila Rose of Live Action, considered one of the most influential people in the pro-life movement. She spoke at Roberts Wesleyan College today. Rose says the pro-choice movement is the "culture of death." We'll talk to her about the quest to make abortion illegal.

Note: We invited representatives of Planned Parenthood to the program, and they will appear on the program at a later time.

Connections
4:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Connections: The Writers Panel

In this hour, we bring in our writers panel to discuss how good writers seek to become better writers. Our panel, is led by NY Times writer and Newhouse School adjunct professor Eric Grode, along with Andrea Levendusky and Kevin Carr. The three will share their process -- what they read, who they seek out for guidance, and sharing their favorite eggcorns.

Connections
10:30 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 29th

First hour: Writers panel discusses our favorite eggcorns and more

Second hour: Lila Rose, president of Live Action

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Connections
4:46 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Connections: Innovation Friday - Environmental Transit Issues

In this hour we talk with Ben Ross. He consults on environmental issues and for 15 years was the president of Maryland’s Action Committee for Transit. He’s also served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Kara Miller, Host and Executive Producer of Innovation Hub at WGBH in Boston.

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Connections
4:41 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Connections: Innovation Friday - Fuel Cells and Batteries

In this hour of Innovation Friday, we're talking alternative energies, mainly fuel cells and batteries. Our guests are:

  • Matt Fronk, consultant to the Fuel Cell, Battery and Alternative Energy Industries and a co-chair of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Council’s energy Innovation sub-group.
  • Courtney Reich, the 2013 Kate Gleason Young Engineer of the Year and director of engineering at NOHMs
  • Technologies which does R&D on producing cheaper, sustainable and more efficient lithium ion batteries.
  • Denise Sheehan, a senior advisor to New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium
  • James Greenberger with the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries
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Connections
2:35 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Connections: Celebrating Led Zeppelin; Illnesses Affecting Kids

In the first part of the show, we highlight the band Led Zeppelin. They’re the focus of a celebration hosted by the Institute for Popular Music this weekend. We talk with the institute’s director, John Covach.

Then we talk with Dr. David Korones from Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong about the illnesses that kids in Western New York are facing. 

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2:30 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Connections: Assembly Candidate Gary Pudup

Democrat Gary Pudup joins us for this show. He is running against Republican Peter Lawrence for the vacant 134th Assembly District seat. That seat was vacated when Bill Reilich left the Assembly to become Greece Town Supervisor. This election is also highlighted by the fact that both candidates are former law enforcement officers.

NOTE: We have extended an invitation to Peter Lawrence to appear on the program, and that invitation is still open. 

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