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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:

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 controversy surrounding the I-Square project in Irondequoit;
  • "NIMBY" issues and the Open Door Mission's search for a facility to help homeless women and children;
  • The debate over raising the minimum wage statewide;
  • The impact of free trade and supply-side economics on workers;
  • The state of solar energy in Western New York. 

Evan Dawson talks about what matters to you on Connections, every weekday from noon-2 p.m. You can listen to the program on WXXI-AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester, WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva, and online. Be part of the program with questions or comments by phone at 1-844-295-TALK (8255), emailFacebook, or Twitter.

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:

  • Race and culture in America with Michele Norris, NPR journalist and creator of the Race Card Project;
  • President Obama's 2008 speech, "A More Perfect Union," and how our country has improved and regressed, relative to the themes of the speech;
  • How a plant-based diet can prevent and cure diseases;
  • Psychological thrillers like Psycho, and how filmmakers use editing techniques to manipulate the emotions of moviegoers.

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 journalists cover politicians' personal scandals;
  • The Republican presidential primaries and Donald Trump's candidacy with Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini;
  • For-profit education with author Kevin Connell;
  • Local scientists' involvement in the detection of gravitational waves;
  • The memoir, Queen of the Fall, and the power of words with author and Rochester native Sonja Livingston.

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:

  • Race in America and the Urban League's efforts to engage presidential candidates, with guest Marc Morial;
  • Why we believe, or want to believe in hoaxes and spurious quotes;
  • Rochester's transportation future, including the possible return of a streetcar system;
  • Stereotyping of millennials;
  • The compelling story behind Fuego Coffee Roasters.

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:

  • Gun violence prevention with Peter Read, a Rochester native whose daughter Mary was killed in the 2007 Virginia Tech mass shooting;
  • Food deserts and the closing of Constantino's Market in College Town;
  • Bob Duffy's first year as CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and the controversy involving leadership in the photonics project;
  • Transportation and the move toward a multimodal future with traffic expert Sam Schwartz;
  • This year's Oscar nominations and the controversy surrounding the lack diversity with film critic Jack Garner.

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 Republican Party and the book, Too Dumb to Fail, with author Matt Lewis;
  • The future of the Rochester Rhinos with new owners, David and Wendy Dworkin;
  • 11 signs a city will be successful, and how Rochester measures up;
  • Teaching in a New York City public school with author Ed Boland;
  • WROC-TV meteorologist Scott Hetsko's remarkable recovery.

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 FAFSA form and the cost of higher education;
  • The debate over bringing ridesharing services like Uber to Rochester;
  • Rochester's lead problem;
  • The possible end of tipping in restaurants;
  • The RPO's 2016-2017 season.

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 charter schools are funded and managed;
  • Ethics questions in Monroe County government;
  • Mental health and relationships, following the double-murder suicide in Geneseo;
  • A new documentary about a local program that uses literacy to reconnect children with their incarcerated parents;
  • The book, Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga, by Pamela Newkirk;
  • 70s music and the artists we've recently lost.

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 Democratic and Republican primaries;
  • The potential fate of the Seneca white deer;
  • Gender equality issues with tennis icon and women’s equality advocate, Billie Jean King;
  • The debate over a new study on home births;
  • Renaming the term, “classical music."

Evan Dawson talks about what matters to you on Connections, every weekday from noon-2 p.m. You can listen to the program on WXXI-AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester, WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva, and online. Be part of the program with questions or comments by phone at 1-844-295-TALK (8255), emailFacebook, or Twitter

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