Connections

Weekdays Noon-2:00 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370 or WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester and WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva

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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Connections
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.

Connections
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.

Connections
4:49 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Connections: Howie Hawkins

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

Connections
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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Connections
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:

Connections
4:07 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Connections: Filling the Inner Loop

Rochester is ready to start filling part of the inner loop. There are several other projects that will bring significant changes, including the process of making Rochester more bike-friendly. With us to discuss these changes is Jim McIntosh, Rochester city engineer.

Connections
11:46 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, October 15th

Credit NPR

First hour: Updating Rochester's inner loop and bicycle-friendly projects

Second hour: How should we teach our children about Chirstopher Columbus?

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Connections
3:54 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Connections: Assembly Candidate Peter Lawrence

In this hour, we talk with Peter Lawrence (R,C,I-Greece). He is a former U.S. Marshall that is now running for the 134th State Assembly district seat that was vacated by Bill Reilich when he became Greece Town Supervisor.

(Note: Lawrence's opponent, Gary Pudup (D,WF-Greece) was on an earlier edition of Connections that you can listen to by clicking here.)

Connections
3:49 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Connections: High Falls Film Festival

The High Falls Film Festival starts next week. The festival celebrates women in film, one of the few worldwide that does so. We start the hour with Virginia Madsen, she produced a film that will be shown at the festival. Then, we discuss the festival in-depth with the festival's Executive Director Mary Manard Reed.

Connections
10:57 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, October 14th

First hour: Virginia Madsen and the High Falls Film Festival

Second hour: Candidate for Assembly Peter Lawrence

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