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Weekend Connections

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:

  • How colleges teach students about sexual assault awareness;
  • Racial disparities revealed in a new report about poverty in Rochester;
  • How to have conversations about diversity and inclusion with children;
  • New methane research and how it can impact climate change. 

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.

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 violence and war are not inevitable, nor natural parts of the human condition;
  • The new documentary series, The Vietnam War;
  • Al Gore's new film, An Inconvenient Sequel, and the reality of climate change;
  • Rochester's food culture.

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:

  • Affirmative action at universities, with Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Gregory Vincent;
  • How Native American history and culture are taught in schools;
  • Diversity in high school reading lists;
  • Intimate partner violence.

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:

  • Rochester's Climate Action Plan;
  • Truth in comedy, with comedian Mike Birbiglia;
  • How the Declaration of Independence and American history are taught in schools;
  • Misconceptions about people who are blind, with Saudi disability rights activist Mohammed Saad.

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:

  • Access to birth certificates and family information for people who have been adopted in New York State*;
  • The therapeutic benefits of friendship for people with mental illness;
  • The value of print reporting, and a small-town newspaper that won a Pulitzer Prize.

*Correction: In the podcast, the host and producer say the legislation has passed the New York State Assembly, but the bill has passed both the Assembly and the Senate.

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 disability rights activist's experience in Washington, D.C., while protesting potential cuts to Medicaid;
  • How journalists decide what to cover and what not to cover;
  • The differences between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange;
  • The benefits of integrating geothermal and solar energy systems in homes.

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