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Connections with Evan Dawson

Connections with Evan Dawson

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Evan Dawson talks about what matters to you on Connections, every weekday from Noon-2 p.m. Be part of the program with questions or comments by phone - 585-263-WXXI (9994) or 844-295-TALK, email connections@wxxi.org, Facebook or Twitter.

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Connections: Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame honors Jeremy Glick

The Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame has selected Jeremy Glick has its 2019 inductee. Glick died in the 9/11 attacks, after attempting to thwart the hijackers aboard United Airlines Flight 93. Glick was a national collegiate judo champion who attended the University of Rochester. This hour, Glick's father, Lloyd, joins us to discuss his son's life and legacy. We also talk about the mission of the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Our guests: Lloyd Glick, father of Jeremy Glick Sandy

Connections: Rob Boston, senior advisor for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

We're joined by Rob Boston , senior advisor for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and editor of "Church and State" magazine. He's in Rochester for a presentation hosted by Americans United of Rochester titled, "Separation of Church and State: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We'd Like to Be." We talk to him about the issues related to separation of church and state that the organization thinks are most pressing.

Connections: Rob Boston, senior advisor for Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Weekend Connections: Week of May 13

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 debate over the merits and drawbacks of Uber and Lyft; Careers in the trades; Identity in America, with author Mira Jacob; "Hamilton," and the role of historical fiction.

Connections: Writers & Books' new executive director, Alison Meyers, and the 2019 Ladder Conference

Writers & Books has a new executive director. Alison Meyers is a poet and fiction writer who previously led literary non-profit organizations in New York City and Connecticut. She joins Writers & Books in time for the 2019 Ladder Literary Conference , which connects aspiring writers with agents, fellow authors, and publishers. This hour, Meyers shares her vision for the future of Writers & Books, and we talk to local authors and Ladder participants about Rochester's role as a

Connections: Writers & Books' new executive director, Alison Meyers, and the 2019 Ladder Conference

Connections: Discussing Rochester's bike lane problem, and the benefits of active transportation

Rochester has a bike lane problem. That's according to research and reporting done by WXXI's health reporter, Brett Dahlberg. He spent eight weeks recording video and studying issues related to Rochester's more than 60 miles of bike lanes. He found the lanes are often filled with parked cars and there's little cyclists can do about it. What does this mean for a city working to expand travel to and from work by bike? Dahlberg joins us to discuss his reporting, along with the health benefits of

Connections: Discussing Rochester's bike lane problem, and the benefits of active transportation

Connections: Discussing "Hamilton," and the value and drawbacks of historical fiction

Hamilton just wrapped up a sold-out run in Rochester. This hour, we dig into the history on which the show is built. Essentially, we're asking whether Hamilton is accurate. Or perhaps better put, is it accurate enough? There's always creative license taken with these kinds of shows or films, but historians point out that many Americans are getting their understanding of historical figures through the stage or screen. Our guests discuss it: Michael Oberg , distinguished professor of history at

Connections: Discussing "Hamilton," and the value and drawbacks of historical fiction

Connections: Debating the merits of ridesharing and the future of Uber and Lyft

When Uber debuted as a publicly traded company last week, hundreds of drivers went on a one-day strike in protest. It wasn't a mass movement, but it was designed to send a message to the company regarding wages and work conditions. Drivers are paid a small fraction of the overall cost per ride, and while some drivers say it's a nice supplement to their income, others point out that it's almost impossible to make a living this way. Our panel debates the merits of rideshare and the future of Uber

Connections: Debating the merits of ridesharing and the future of Uber and Lyft

Connections: Reshaping Rochester - The New Urbanism movement

We have a conversation about the New Urbanism design movement. Its goal? To create complete, compact, and connected communities. We discuss the principles of the movement, what makes for a great place, and the barriers that communities face in achieving their visions. It's a preview of an upcoming Reshaping Rochester presentation with Lynn Richards, the president and CEO for the Congress for the New Urbanism. Richards is a Rochester native who shares how she sees Rochester fitting into the

Connections: Is it time to break up big companies?

Is it time to break up big tech companies like Amazon and Facebook? Senator Elizabeth Warren says yes, and she's offered a detailed plan for how to do it. Other Democratic contenders like Senator Cory Booker say no. Our guests debate the merits of breaking up big companies, and whether Facebook has become too powerful. In studio: Karen Vitale, co-founder of the Rochester Democratic Socialists of America Kevin Wilson , chair of the Monroe County Libertarian Party Nicholas Wilt , former principal

Connections: Discussing careers in the trades

There's a shortage of workers in the construction trades. According to the Commercial Construction Index Survey, since 2017, more than half of the trade contractors surveyed stated that they had a high level of difficulty finding skilled workers, and due to that issue, about 70 percent of contractors reported they are challenged to meet schedule requirements. Local professionals in the trades want to reverse that trend. The Builders Exchange of Rochester is hosting a Construction Career Day ,

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