Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, November 10th
First hour: Poverty report author Ed Doherty
Second hour: Finger Lakes wineries going solar
The author of the original Rochester poverty report, and the man who has done more than 50 presentations on poverty to various community groups, joins us in studio. Ed Doherty has said that Rochester's extreme and concentrated poverty is a product of choice -- often, the choice of elected leaders. So is he satisfied with what has been proposed by the new Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative? What would he emphasize to help reduce poverty? We'll find out.
In our second hour: Nearly ten percent of the Finger Lakes wine industry is now turning to solar power, and that number could grow substantially in the next year. Many winery owners oppose fracking and gas storage in the region; now they're interested in showing that they can power their operations with new technologies. Our panel will explain how it's happening, what it costs, and what's next for solar. Our guests:
Suzanne Hunt, Hunt Global Green and Hunt Country Vineyards
John Wagner, Wagner Vineyards
Meaghan Frank, Dr. Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars