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Coming up on Connections: Friday, May 17, 2024

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Amy Maloy

First hour: Rochester City School Board Commissioner Amy Maloy on the latest with the board and the district

Second hour: Previewing the 2024 Rochester Cocktail Revival

The Rochester City School District is continuing its search for a new superintendent. The district’s current leader, Carmine Peluso, has announced he will resign from his position at the end of the current school year. We’ve invited every member of the RCSD Board to join us on the program to discuss the state of the district, the commissioners’ work, and their priorities for students and families. This hour, we sit down with Commissioner Amy Maloy, who answers our questions and yours. In studio:

  • Amy Maloy, commissioner for the Rochester City School Board

Then our second hour, New York State’s only weeklong spirits festival is back next month. The 2024 Rochester Cocktail Revival is set for June 3 through 9. More than 75 events are included in this year’s lineup, and organizers expect thousands of attendees. This hour, our guests preview the festival and discuss Rochester’s place in the cocktail scene. Our guests:

  • Chuck Cerankosky, founder and director of the Rochester Cocktail Revival; co-owner of Good Luck, Cure, Jackrabbit Club, Lucky’s, and Radio Social; and owner of Martine
  • Leah Stacy, associate producer of Rochester Cocktail Revival and editor of CITY Magazine
  • Zack Mikida, co-owner of Bitter Honey, Ziggy’s, Essex, and ZDM Presents
  • Cat D. Olson, artistic director of CAT + THE COYOTE, an immersive theater company
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.

Connections with Evan Dawson

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