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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, September 18

Sep 18, 2018

First hour: Discussing "dying" professions

Second hour: Dr. Eric Olson on Mexico's evolving criminal landscape

A new list of "25 dying professions you should avoid" has gone viral, and it's generating conversations about the occupations listed. While it may not seem surprising that door-to-door salesperson is on the list, do you think lawyer should have been included? What about mortgage broker, travel agent, or IT expert? This hour, we'll talk to professionals whose careers (or former careers) are on the list. Our guests:

  • Caitlin Madison, communications manager at CDS Life Transitions
  • Scott Malouf, attorney whose practice is focused on the intersection of social media and the law
  • James Farley, financial planner

Then in our second hour, the World Affairs Council of Rochester kicks off its new season of speakers with a conversation about Mexico's evolving criminal landscape. There has been a great deal of news coverage of Mexican gangs, spurred by the White House. Dr. Eric Olson is deputy director of the Latin American program and senior advisor to the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His work focuses on the impacts of violence and organized crime on democratic governance. Dr. Olson is our guest for the hour.