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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:

  • 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.

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.

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