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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 possible changes to the state's Medicaid program

    Connections: Discussing possible changes to the state's Medicaid program

    The New York State Medicaid Redesign Team II is holding a public forum Tuesday afternoon to take questions and comments about possible changes to the state’s Medicaid program. This hour, we discuss the program, possible upcoming changes, and more. In studio: Wade Norwood , CEO of Common Ground Health who serves on the Medicaid Redesign Team II Dr. Deborah Pierce , M.D., clinical associate professor of family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center

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    Connections: Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan

    Connections: Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan

    Acclaimed Irish tenor and Paralympian Ronan Tynan is coming to Rochester to speak and sing at two events. Tynan was born with phocomelia, a lower limb disability that caused both of his legs to be underdeveloped. At the age of 20, both of Tynan’s legs were amputated after a car accident. Since that time, he has used prosthetic legs and won Paralympic medals in track and field. He’s also a physician specializing in orthopedic sports injuries and has worked in the prosthetics industry. This hour,

    • 51 min
    Weekend Connections: Week of February 10

    Weekend Connections: Week of February 10

    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 Governor Cuomo's paid sick leave proposal; The rise of anti-Semitism; The proposed Equal Rights Amendment. Connections intern Emmarae Stein assisted with the production of this podcast.

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    Connections: Lessons from "Blues for Mister Charlie"

    Connections: Lessons from "Blues for Mister Charlie"

    A powerful play at the Multi-Use Community Cultural Center is generating conversations about race. “Blues for Mister Charlie” is an award-winning work by James Baldwin that’s loosely based on the assassination of Emmett Till. 14-year-old Till was lynched in Mississippi after being accused of offending a white woman in a store. In the play, Richard Henry returns to the deep South from New York City to find his segregated home town embroiled in racism and hate. Heated encounters with a local white

    • 52 min
    Connections: Discussing the success and outcomes of the Bridges to Success adult mentoring program

    Connections: Discussing the success and outcomes of the Bridges to Success adult mentoring program

    Representatives from the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative say the project’s adult mentoring programs are showing signs of success. The Democrat and Chronicle reports that one of the programs showed an average increase in employment of 110 percent, and that the average earned household income increase by 118 percent. Program leaders say the mentoring model is helping families find their way out of poverty. This hour, we sit down with one of the mentoring pairs who share their story. We

    • 51 min
    Connections: Discussing Amy Klobuchar's candidacy

    Connections: Discussing Amy Klobuchar's candidacy

    We sit down with supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. Klobuchar finished third in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, earning 20 percent of the vote. While experts say primaries in Nevada and South Carolina may be tough for her, Klobuchar’s supporters hope her recent success will lead to more strong showings. This hour, we discuss her candidacy, her platform, and more. In studio: Patty Kaptein, Klobuchar supporter Gail Seigel, Klobuchar supporter, SUNY Buffalo

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Customer Reviews

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.

Harehr ,

It'll make you smarter

Evan has a wonderful way of moderating and adding to the discussions on his show. He is always prepared and respectful. It's a must-listen for any citizen of the Finger Lakes region.

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