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Coming up on Connections: Friday, October 6, 2023

Ukraine with country colors
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Ukraine with country colors

First hour: Ukrainian journalists on what the international community should know about atrocities in Ukraine

Second hour: Discussing CITY Magazine's October 2023 issue

Ukrainian journalists have put together an online exhibit that allows viewers to see the devastation of Russia's war. Viewers can choose several cities and see panoramic views, showing bombed churches, apartments, government buildings, and more. The creators say that they hope the international community will keep their eyes on the continuing atrocities. We talk about how they've done it, and how they see the ongoing debate in the west over funding for Ukrainian defense. Our guests:

  • Mykola Omelchenko, journalist
  • Oleksiy Syvak, journalist
  • Mikhail Gershteyn, native of Ukraine, documentary filmmaker, and senior operations technician and external client services manager at WXXI
  • Winnie Huang, exhibit organizer

Then in our second hour, we talk death. It’s the theme of this month’s edition of CITY Magazine. From understanding the work of death doulas, to exploring the local theatrical scene with productions that spotlight the afterlife, to hot takes on which local dishes should stay alive and which should die, we discuss it all with our guests:

  • Leah Stacy, editor-in-chief of CITY Magazine
  • Ryan Williamson, director of strategy and operations for CITY Magazine
  • Rebecca Rafferty, arts writer for CITY Magazine
  • Lauren Petracca, contributor to CITY Magazine
  • Lauren Sample, death doula
  • Jeff Spevak, senior arts writer for CITY Magazine
  • Samantha Marchant, playwright of “And the Four Last Things”
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.