WXXI's Evan Dawson talks about what matters to Rochester and the Finger Lakes on Connections, Every weekday from Noon-2 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370, WRUR FM 88.5, and online at WXXINews.org.
Connections: The "flOUR CITY Interactive ROCgarden”
The "flOUR CITY Interactive ROCgarden” introduces audience members to local historical figures -- people who you may not have learned about in the history books. This hour, we talk with the performance's creators and the actors about Anna Murray Douglass, Leah Fox Fish, and "Rattlesnake Pete", and their impact on Rochester's history. Our guests: Kate Sweeney, co-creator of the "flOUR CITY Interactive ROCgarden," and theatre coordinator at MCC Heather Chang, co-creator of the "flOUR CITY
Connections: Why are businesses struggling to fill their workforces?
Restaurants and a number of retail establishments continue to be short staffed. Many managers had predicted that workers would return to their old jobs in September, following the winding down of federal benefits. In some places, that has been true, but plenty of other businesses are struggling to fill out their workforces. Our guests discuss why: Amorette Miller , co-owner of ShiftDiff , a local job search engine in Rochester Kristina Dinino, owner of the Mad Hatter Restaurant and Bakery Dan
Connections: Discussing issues surrounding donor conception
A local OB/GYN is accused of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate multiple women. Dr. Morris Wortman is now being sued by a former patient – a woman who says he is her biological father. A second adult has come forward, saying Wortman is also his father. The story has led to questions surrounding donor conception. What does the law state? What rights do patients – and their children – have? Our guests this hour discuss a range of issues. Our guests: Tyler Brown , reporter with 13 WHAM
Connections: Previewing the Green Games
Local youth climate leaders are gearing up for the Green Games. It’s an initiative where they’ll challenge their peers across the Rochester/Finger Lakes region to take action when it comes to combating climate change. They join us to talk about Meatless Mondays, fossil fuel divestment, an art challenge and more. Our guests: Bridget Mousaw, junior at Brighton High School, leader of the Brighton High School Climate Club, and Rochester field organizer for the New York Youth Climate Leaders Poppy
Connections: Journalist Xandr Brown on environmental justice
University of Rochester alumnus Xandr Brown says her environmental humanities studies pointed her to her career in journalism. She's pursuing that work in her home of Flint, Michigan. Brown grew up in a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian home, where she says her religious instruction taught her that the earth existed for human use. Her coursework changed that view. Now, her work focuses on environmental justice journalism and advocacy. She joins us to discuss her background, her studies, and
Connections: Realtors on the state of the local housing market
Local realtors say the Rochester-area market is slowing somewhat, but it is still a hot seller's market. We're joined by realtors who discuss trends and what to expect in the coming months. Our guests: Lanie Bittner , president of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors, and associate broker at RE/MAX Plus Shawanda McGee , licensed realtor and founder of She's Dope, a women's empowerment group Jim Yockel , CEO of the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors
Great for the Greater Rochester area
Great podcast for people in the Greater Rochester area. Covers a wide range of local issues and their connections to national and international issues.
Thoughtful and informative
Simply the best podcast in Rochester. A wide range of topics all covered in a thoughtful informative way.
Evan has a good combination of being kind, compassionate, and gentle with being firm on calling out BS. I’ve lived in Rochester for... a few years... and I still learn from him. He could easily go national but I hope he doesn’t.