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Connections: How Do You Write a Hit Song?

Kara DioGuardiknows something about writing a hit song. She's a songwriter who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, and many others. DioGuardi was also a judge on American Idol for two seasons. She's visiting Rochester as a guest of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester, but stopped in to be a guest on Connections, along with John Covach, director for the Inistitute of for Popular Music at the U of R. She'll be offering a songwriting workshop and will be joining IPM's free "In Conversation 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.