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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 discussions from our Summer Book Week. Listen to conversations about:

  • The debate over the M.F.A. degree;
  • How local publishers and self-publishers compete at the national level;
  • Writing personal essays, with author Sonja Livingston;
  • How novels can reflect societal challenges, with author Richard Russo;
  • Making the classics engaging for young adult readers.

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:

  • Showing support for the LGBTQ community after the Orlando mass shooting;
  • Why Islam views homosexuality as sinful;
  • Elder abuse and "chemical restraints;"
  • The debate over using Indian names and imagery in sports mascots;
  • The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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:

  • Efforts to desegregate schools with civil rights icon Sylvia Mendez;
  • The Stanford rape case and inequalities in the justice system;
  • The effects of the California drought;
  • Proposals to build a casino in Downtown Rochester;
  • Don Alhart's 50 years in broadcasting and his memories of the late Bill Peterson.

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 Rochester Police Department's Body Worn Camera Project;
  • Zombie properties in Irondequoit;
  • A proposed network of magnet schools aimed at increasing diversity in local schools;
  • Honor Flight Rochester;
  • The prospects of the Libertarian Party in the presidential election;
  • The WTF (Where's the Flux) Star.

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:

  • Themes in Beyoncé's new album, Lemonade, and the experience of African American women;
  • The challenges of single motherhood;
  • The accessibility and benefits of taking a gap year;
  • Helping homeless veterans.

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:

  • Comedian Larry Wilmore using a racial epithet when referring to President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner;
  • The Christian Educators Association and whether expressions of faith should be allowed in public schools;
  • The effects of PTSD on veterans, and the Simpson Cup;
  • Climate change in the context of faith;
  • The Rochester food truck scene.

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 Flint water crisis with investigative journalist Curt Guyette;
  • The presidential race and paid family leave with billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Golisano; 
  • The debate over shipping garbage from New York City to a landfill in the Finger Lakes;
  • Zombie properties in Rochester;
  • The Rochester Cocktail Revival.

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 philosophy of climate change with Noam Chomsky;
  • "I'm From Driftwood," a website that collections stories from the LGBTQ community; 
  • If "farm-to-table" claims are a myth;
  • Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren's controversial proposal to create a receivership district for the RCSD;
  • The New York State primary and the presidential race.

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