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Coming up on Connections: Monday, April 1, 2024

Two men sit in a radio talk studio: Dr. Victor Poleshuck and Evan Dawson
Megan Mack
Dr. Victor Poleshuck on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, February 15, 2024

First hour: Special rebroadcast — Retired OB-GYN Dr. Victor Poleshuck on abortion care pre- and post-Roe v. Wade

Second hour: What do you need to know one week before the eclipse?

A local retired OB-GYN says most people have no idea what it was like to practice pre- and post-Roe v. Wade. Dr. Victor Poleshuck was in private practice for roughly 30 years. He began his career before abortion was legal, and after Roe v. Wade was passed, he says he and his colleagues experienced violent threats, protests outside their offices, and more. Now, in a post-Roe world, Poleshuck says he wants to share his experiences and what he thinks the public should know about abortion care. Our guest:

  • Victor Poleshuck, M.D., retired OB-GYN

Then in our second hour, the eclipse is one week away. Are you ready? This hour, our guests give us a preview of what to expect next Monday, and they answer your questions about eclipse-related events, glasses, photography, and how to experience the eclipse in different ways. Our guests:

  • Deb Ross, chair of the Rochester Eclipse Task Force
  • Dan Schneiderman, eclipse partnership coordinator for the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and co-chair of the Rochester Eclipse Taskforce
  • Max Schulte, WXXI photojournalist and videographer
  • Jeremy Moule, WXXI deputy editor
  • Scott Fybush, WXXI reporter and anchor, and member of the Rochester Eclipse Task Force
  • Kirstyn "Kiki" Smith, co-organizer of “A Total Eclipse of the Park”
  • Mike Evans, executive director of Southeast Area Coalition (SEAC), Inc., and the SEAC Tool Shed
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.