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Coming up on Connections: Friday, June 9, 2023 J

First hour: Debating work requirements for cash welfare and the SNAP program

Second hour: Candidates running in Monroe County's primary election

In the showdown over the nation’s debt limit, Congress reached an agreement to increase work requirements for cash welfare and the SNAP program. Republicans had pushed for the requirements, arguing that Americans receiving assistance should be expected to work. Research has indicated that work requirements tend to reduce the population receiving assistance, while having little effect on the employment rate. Our guests debate it:

  • Pete Nabozny, director of policy at the Children’s Agenda
  • Jose Peo, member of Rochester City Council

Then in our second hour, we talk with two candidates in this month’s primary election. Bridget Monroe is running for Rochester City Council’s Northwest District. We talk with her in our first half hour about her platform and priorities for office. Then in our second half hour, we sit down with Dandrea Ruhlmann, who is on the ballot for Monroe County Family Court Judge. Our guests:

  • Bridget Monroe
  • Dandrea Ruhlmann

*Bridget Monroe’s opponent, Frank Keophetlasy, declined invitations to appear on the program.

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.

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