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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.

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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: Discussing workplace debates about COVID-19 vaccines

    Connections: Discussing workplace debates about COVID-19 vaccines

    What can employers do if workers refuse to get vaccinated for COVID-19? What can employees do if they don't want a vaccine, but are being told they must get one? Where are the lines drawn? Who is protected by the law? These workplace debates about vaccines are already popping up. Our guests are attorneys who try to help us navigate these questions: Karlee Bolaños , attorney with Bolaños Lowe Jack Tuckner, founding partner of Tuckner, Sipser, Weinstock & Sipser Elizabeth Cordello , chair of

    • 51 min
    Connections: Reactions to Governor Cuomo's 2021 state budget address

    Connections: Reactions to Governor Cuomo's 2021 state budget address

    We hear reaction to Governor Cuomo's 2021 state budget address from our guests: Assemblymember Jen Lunsford , District 135 Karen DeWitt , Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio

    • 22 min
    Connections: Should Marvel Comics retire The Punisher?

    Connections: Should Marvel Comics retire The Punisher?

    Marvel Comics is facing pressure to stop using one of its most popular symbols and characters. During the riot at the U.S. Capitol, multiple extremists were wearing the signature skull symbol worn by Marvel's Frank Castle, also known as The Punisher. The character is a kind of anti-hero, and employs torture and violence to achieve his goals. Some Marvel fans are asking the comic book publisher to consider a different set of options: instead of retiring The Punisher, or at least the logo, they

    • 51 min
    Connections: Congressman Joe Morelle on impeachment and pandemic relief

    Connections: Congressman Joe Morelle on impeachment and pandemic relief

    Congressman Joe Morelle joins us. We talk to him about impeachment, the riot at the Capitol, and the incoming administration. We also discuss the next round of pandemic stimulus – what’s in it, what’s not in it, and what struggling Americans need to know. Our guest: Congressman Joe Morelle

    • 52 min
    Connections: Medical experts from Rochester Regional Health on the state of the pandemic

    Connections: Medical experts from Rochester Regional Health on the state of the pandemic

    We continue our conversations with local doctors and nurses on the frontlines of treating COVID-19. Last week, we heard from a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and this hour, we hear from their colleagues at Rochester Regional Health. They discuss the state of the virus in the community, what they are seeing in hospitals, and what they’d like the community to know about how to get through the next months as we wait for vaccines. Our guests: Chris Reynolds , M.D., hospitalist

    • 51 min
    Connections: Understanding impeachment and the 25th Amendment

    Connections: Understanding impeachment and the 25th Amendment

    We talk with local legal and political science experts about national conversations surrounding impeachment and the possible use of the 25th Amendment. On Monday, House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump. A vote is scheduled for Wednesday to charge Trump with “inciting violence against the government of the United States.” Our guests explain what we need to know about impeachment, the 25th Amendment, and what could happen next. Our guests: Aaron Herold ,

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Kmppluck ,

Thoughtful and informative

Simply the best podcast in Rochester. A wide range of topics all covered in a thoughtful informative way.

DaisyKatz ,

Must-listen

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.

George Dardeaa ,

Permanent Deacon in RC Church

I speak as someone whom Evan interviewed—he was a an excellent host: informed, thoughtful, clear in forming questions, imaginative. I was honored to be invited to be on the show with him.

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