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Connections: 11 Signs A City Will Succeed

Journalist James Fallows recently toured America in a single-engine plane. One of the results of the trip is a list titled, "11 Signs a City Will Succeed." The article is sparking conversation about whether Rochester fits the definition of a city that will succeed.

So, what are the criteria? The list includes, "You can pick out who makes the town go," "They have a downtown," "People know the civic story," and "They have craft breweries." Yes, that last one is serious.

Our panel debates how Rochester fares, based on the criteria. Our guests:


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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