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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Headshot of Rochester Mayor Malik Evans
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Rochester Mayor Malik Evans

First hour: Mayor Malik Evans and Rochester City Council Members on the city's budget

Second hour: Special rebroadcast - What can game shows teach us about life?

Rochester City Council passed a budget last week, amid debate about funding the Police Accountability Board and addressing the city's housing needs. Our guests discuss why certain decisions were made. In studio:

  • Malik Evans, Mayor of the city of Rochester
  • Miguel Melendez, president of City Council
  • Mitch Gruber, member and finance chair of City Council

Then in our second hour, Connections is preempted due to NPR’s coverage of the public hearings held by the “Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.” The following special rebroadcast will air on WRUR:
"Come on down” for a discussion about what game shows can teach us about life. The Strong National Museum of Play is building the National Archives of Game Show History. The archive and a forthcoming exhibit will share the story of one of TV’s most popular genres. What do game shows tell us about culture and society? “Survey says” there’s a lot to cover! We ask our guests, “what’s your final answer?” In studio:

  • Bob Boden, Emmy-nominated executive producer, executive vice president of production and development at Entertainment Studios, adjunct professor in the Los Angeles Semester program at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and industry leader in the game show and reality genres 
  • Christopher Bensch, vice president for collections at The Strong 
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.