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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

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A red, white and blue American Flag is blowing in the wind in front of a cloudy blue sky.

First hour: Former U.S. Ambassador Michael Polt on improving the state of American diplomacy

Second hour: How can Rochester better support local filmmaking?

How do we advance American interest around the world through better diplomacy? Former U.S. Ambassador Michael Polt has extensive foreign policy experience. He’s visiting Rochester as a guest of the World Affairs Council. He joins us to discuss the state of U.S. diplomacy around the world and how it can be improved. Our guest:

  • Michael Polt, former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia

Then in our second hour, local filmmakers say they are falling through the cracks of Rochester’s arts scene. Pointing to the city’s history – one shaped by Kodak – they say Rochester no longer thinks of or supports filmmakers in the ways that it does with other artistic media. Unlike music, dance, visual and literary arts, and theater, film, they say, is an afterthought. This hour, we explore the state of the local filmmaking scene, discuss what could improve opportunities for local filmmakers, and we preview an upcoming documentary film festival. Our guests:

  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, educator, and programmer of the One Take Documentary Film Series
  • Tayton T. Troidl, filmmaker whose film, “A Life in Boxes,” will be screened at the One Take Documentary Film Series
  • Logan Girdlestone, filmmaker whose film, “The Mafia,” will be screened at the One Take Documentary Film Series
  • Cat Ashworth, filmmaker whose film, “Learning to Dance,” will be screened at the One Take Documentary Film Series
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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.