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Connections: Open-Air Drug Markets in Rochester

What is it like to live near open-air drug markets? In parts of Rochester, it's the frustrating and dangerous reality.

Last spring, the Ibero-American Development Corporation created a" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(22, 141, 217); line-height: inherit; background: transparent;">videoto tell the story of how drug markets affect people who are trying to build stronger neighborhoods. The video has been shared often, and Ibero wants to make sure the public hears the full context of what the video is about. Our guests:


  • Eugenio Marlin, president and CEO, Ibero-American Development Corporation (IADC)
  • Miguel Melendez, special projects director, Ibero-American Development Corporation (IADC)
  • Roberto Burgos, business owner on North Clinton Avenue
  • Leverett Copeland, community member
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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.
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