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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, November 10, 2022

ROC the Future logo in yellow and black

First hour: Previewing ROC the Future's 2022 "State of Our Children" report

Second hour: Understanding the Medicare enrollment process

We talk with the team from ROC the Future about this year's "State of Our Children" report. The annual summary is an update on a number of issues related to children in our region. We preview the report and discuss areas of progress and what needs future work. Our guests:

  • Lorna Washington, Ed.D., alliance chair for ROC the Future
  • Jackie Campbell, alliance director for ROC the Future
  • Kearstin Brown-Warren, PECAN parent and family partner with ROC the Future

Then in our second hour, it's Medicare open enrollment time, and according to some enrollees who have gone through the process, it can be confusing. We're joined by an expert who helps us understand how it works, and we hear from a local woman who shares her enrollment experience. Our guests:

  • Teresa Jones, Medicare manager at AAA of Western and Central New York
  • Ruth Phinney, Medicare enrollee, and program director for WXXI Classical 91.5
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.