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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:

  • A new documentary that explores the aftermath of the 2015 mass shooting outside the Boys & Girls Club in Rochester;
  • The African American homeschooling movement;
  • How women in television news are harassed by viewers;
  • Sibling survivors of suicide loss.

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:

  • Black Lives Matter and sanctuary counties, with Monroe County Sheriff-elect Todd Baxter;
  • Sexual harassment and abuse in the context of women's history;
  • The medical benefits of birth control, and the Trump administration's efforts to allow employers to deny coverage;
  • R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People, and the impact of "Everybody Hurts."

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:

  • Retired Army Captain Sam Brown's remarkable story of survival after serving in Afghanistan;
  • What happens when big plants close in small and medium-sized cities;
  • The U.S. State Department under the Trump administration, with former State Department employee and thriller writer Todd Moss;
  • Songwriting, with performers from If All Rochester Wrote the Same Song.

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 property tax assessment system, with Paychex founder Tom Golisano;
  • Racial injustice in America, and what we can learn from history;
  • How science can inspire good and evil, with novelist Michael Chabon; 
  • The craft beer scene in Western New York.

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 value of socioeconomic and racial diversity in schools;
  • The claim that there's a "war on Christmas;"
  • Accessibility in music, with NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea;
  • The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus.

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.

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