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Coming up on Connections: Monday, January 18th


First hour: Women and guns

Second hour: The Simon Games

The New York Times reports that more women are buying guns than ever -- for a wide range of reasons. Women's participation in target shooting is up more than 50% in a decade. In hunting, it's up more than 40%. Advertisers are focusing on women, with an angle on self-protection. We'll explore why more women are buying guns, and what it means.

Dave Jenkins, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
Wendy Saetta, lead instructor for the Women’s Training Team, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
Darcie Murray, Women’s Training Team instructor, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
Jordan Rapa, student, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC 
In our second hour, you might've seen the billboard: the Simon Games are coming. So what are the Simon Games? They were designed by the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester to get real ideas moving forward in the business world. Participants are, essentially, playing the role of CEO for their own firm, in charge of marketing, business decisions, and more. So in 2016, which business concepts are successful? We'll find out.
Carin Cole, assistant dean of students, Simon Business School, University of Rochester
Matt Convery ’16, Simon Games scholarship winner
Ian DeLuke ’16, Simon Games scholarship winner

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.