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Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Sexual assault and the dangers of victim blaming;
  • Ethics in business and the impact of lying;
  • Misconceptions about masculinity and how that can affect people struggling with mental illness;
  • What we can learn about Native American culture by studying Native objects.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • How we respond when we witness or hear about acts of violence, with Jeremy Richman, the father of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shooting;
  • White advantage and microaggressions, with Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White;
  • The benefits and challenges of living without a car;
  • The musical legacy and songwriting of Tom Petty.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico;
  • Science, religion, and abortion, with Dr. Willie Parker;
  • The Rochester accent, and how we value different vernaculars;
  • Early childhood education, with Sesame Street actress Sonia Manzano.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The debate over punching Nazis;
  • The value of studying abroad, despite concerns about terrorism;
  • Sean Spicer's appearance at the Emmys, and when entertainment and politics mix;
  • Why more "average citizens" are running for office.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • If Rochester could be home to Amazon's second headquarters;
  • The Iran nuclear deal, with Ambassador Thomas Pickering; 
  • The Attica prison uprising;
  • Poverty, with actress Andie MacDowell.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Mental illness and the case of Holly Colino;
  • Why people believe in conspiracy theories, with author Kurt Andersen;
  • Films that don't hold up;
  • Fashion Week of Rochester, and how it benefits mothers and children at the Crisis Nursery.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The Vietnam War;
  • A young man's struggle with addiction;
  • "Sheet cake feminism;"
  • How the solar eclipse can inspire children to learn about science and nature.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Reactions to the memo about race and gender at Google; 
  • Gun rights and Rep. Chris Collins' proposed SAGA bill;
  • Cross-cultural relationships and themes from the film, The Big Sick;
  • The music of Joni Mitchell. 

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The impact of ride-hailing services in Rochester;
  • The Strong's proposed Neighborhood of Play on the old Inner Loop site, and the future of parking garages;
  • The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program;
  • The value of travel and cultural immersion.

We're getting wonky. It's time to go to school to understand a term we hear tossed around all the time these days: "neoliberalism." Justice Kennedy is a neoliberal? Hillary Clinton? What exactly does that mean? Before your eyes get glassy, our guests will explain how our lives are impacted when everything -- from health care to education to politics -- is commoditized.

Our guests:

  • Lyle Jeremy Rubin, Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Rochester, and is writing his dissertation on left-leaning uses of Adam Smith and market economics in the United States
  • David Hursh, professor of teaching and curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education

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