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Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 8, 2024

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12:00: Democrats on why they want President Biden to quit the race

1:00: Special rebroadcast: How can “Roc Vision Zero” help reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities?

Rep. Joe Morelle is one of several senior House Democrats who say President Biden should step aside in the presidential race. Multiple media sources are reporting that Morelle joined Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Adam Smith, and Rep. Mark Takano for a virtual meeting with House Democratic leaders on Sunday. Last week on this program, we spoke with Democrats who want Biden to remain their party’s nominee. This hour, we talk with Democrats who want him to quit the race. Our guests:

  • Tyler Austin Harper, Ph.D., assistant professor of environmental studies at Bates College and contributing writer to the Atlantic
  • Dylan Dailor, Democratic political consultant
  • Anita Smith Twitchell, former member of Canandaigua City Council and current president of Rochester Area Mensa
  • Jerri Lynn Sparks, former Congressional press secretary and founder of the Riga Democrats

Then in our second hour, we bring you a special rebroadcast. How can we change roadway systems to make them more safe and accessible? “Vision Zero” is a strategy for improving street design and transportation-related systems with the goal of eliminating traffic fatalities. The City of Rochester has outlined actions for its “Roc Vision Zero” plan. We discuss the larger “Vision Zero” movement and what Rochester can learn from its implementation in other cities. Our guests:

  • Rich Perrin, commissioner for the Department of Environmental Services at the City of Rochester
  • Mitch Guber, member of Rochester City Council
  • Cody Donahue, director of policy and advocacy for Reconnect Rochester
  • Evelyn Evans, member of Black Girls Do Bike
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.

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