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Coming up on Connections: Friday, March 15, 2024

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First hour: What does it mean to have positive masculinity?

Second hour: CITY Magazine's March 2024 issue

What does it mean to have positive masculinity? A group called “I Have The Right To” wants to teach young people – specifically, young men – the value of healthy relationships and consent. The team is in Rochester this week to speak with local students, and it’s joined by keynote speaker and former NFL quarterback Don McPherson. McPherson has spent decades working to help end men’s violence against women. This hour, we talk to the team about its work educating and motivating students. In studio:

  • Don McPherson, former quarterback for the NFL and Canadian Football League, All-American quarterback at Syracuse University, author, and speaker
  • Steve Peacock, board member of “I Have The Right To”
  • Alexander Prout, vice chair and co-founder of “I Have the Right To”
  • Katie Shipp, executive director of “I Have The Right To”

Then in our second hour, it’s our monthly discussion with the team from CITY Magazine. This hour, we talk all things eclipse! The March issue of the magazine details a variety of arts and cultural opportunities celebrating the event. We explore community gatherings, music, yoga, and more with our guests:

  • Leah Stacy, editor-in-chief for CITY Magazine
  • Joe Morrell, intern for CITY Magazine and student at St. John Fisher University
  • Gino Fanelli, investigative reporter for WXXI News and contributing writer to CITY Magazine
  • Lane Brown, writer for New York Magazine
  • Brett Richardson, yoga instructor
  • Thomas Warfield, director and choreographer of AstroDance II, and director of dance at RIT
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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.