Coming up on Connections: Friday, April 13

Apr 13, 2018

First hour: Discussing New York's proposed Reproductive Health Act

Second hour: The College of Collectible Knowledge

Under New York State law, women seeking abortions have 24 weeks to terminate their pregnancies. Otherwise, women are required to carry their pregnancies to term. A bill before the New York State Senate and Assembly called the Reproductive Health Act would allow licensed healthcare practitioners to perform abortions outside of that window if there is an absence of fetal viability or if the abortion is necessary to protect the mother’s life or health. We hear from people on both sides of the abortion debate. In studio:

  • Michele Sterlace-Accorsi, executive director of Feminists Choosing Life of New York
  • Caroline Bennett, board member with Feminists Choosing Life of New York, and senior at Cornell University
  • Erika Christensen, co-creator of the RHAvote campaign
  • Garin Marschall, co-creator of RHAvote campaign

Then in our second hour, the College of Collectible Knowledge is back! We’re gearing up from the annual WXXI Appraisal Fair, so we’ll bring you our version of Antiques Roadshow…on the radio. We’ll be joined by appraisers in studio who will answer questions about your antiques, and we’ll discuss trends in the antiquing world. You can email photos of your items to producer Megan Mack at mmack@wxxi.org, or call the program at 844-295-8255. In studio:

  • Jack Wanderman, owner of Jack Wanderman and Associates
  • Nik Wanderman, Jack’s son and partner in Jack Wanderman and Associates
  • Yvonne Jordan, owner of Shop 15 Antiques and Vintage