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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:

  • What life is like in a refugee camp;
  • The Champion Academy and how to help students living in poverty*;
  • Pride month and efforts to build a more inclusive movement;
  • Music and activism, with singer Bethany Yarrow.

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 first pop album created by NPR theme music composer, BJ Leiderman;
  • The stigma of mental illness and the hope of recovery;
  • Settlement houses and why Rochester is a divided community;
  • Having pride in -- rather than hating on -- your hometown.

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:

  • Challenges faced by first-generation college students;
  • The value of mindfulness in medicine; 
  • The documentary, Real Boy, about a transgender teen;
  • This summer's total solar eclipse.

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 relationship between journalists and politicians, with WXXI's Capitol Bureau chief, Karen DeWitt;
  • A local veteran's experiences in Vietnam;
  • Schools that handle public education well, despite persistent poverty;
  • Combating negative stereotypes surrounding BOCES.

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:

  • Human trafficking in Western New York;
  • The value of expertise, and why not trusting experts is causing damage in the fight against climate change;
  • The lack of diversity in classical music;
  • Where new college graduates are finding teaching jobs.

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:

  • Climate change, with Living on Earth host, Steve Curwood;
  • The financial crisis and director Steve James' film, Abacus;
  • Restorative circles;
  • Going zero waste.

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:

  • Pope Benedict's legacy, with Father Thomas Rosica;
  • The Rochester brink's heist of 1993, with Gary Craig, author of Seven Million;
  • Learning from history, with World War II veteran Pete DuPre;
  • If Billy Joel is the worst pop singer ever, and how we evaluate art of any kind.

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 proposal drafted by local police chiefs that would tighten up parole rules;
  • A local businessman being sued by KFC for using the slogan, "Finger Lakin' Good;"
  • The Spiritus Christi Race Convoy, and the current state of race relations;
  • The Listen to Your Mother event, featuring mothers sharing personal stories.

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 March for Science;
  • Heroin addiction and recovery;
  • Teaching in the Rochester City School District, with mayoral candidate Lori Thomas;
  • Reforming the foster care system.

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:

  • Connecting environmental activism to racial and social justice;
  • How teachers should teach climate change;
  • Elevating fashion criticism to cultural criticism.

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