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Coming Up On Connections: Wednesday, February 24th

First hour: Bob Duffy

Second hour: Sam Schwartz on the future of transportation

Bob Duffy, the CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, joins us in studio to mark his first full year in the role. Duffy and his colleagues will talk about their legislative preferences for the New York State legislature, and we'll talk about current topics of interest. In studio:

  • Bob Duffy, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce CEO
  • Susan George, Rochester Chamber of Commerce events director
  • Chris Wiest, Rochester Chamber of Commerce vice president of public policy and advocacy

In our second hour: Sam Schwartz is probably the leading expert on traffic in the country, and he happens to be the guy who coined the term "gridlock." Schwartz has a new book out that attempts to move the discussion of traffic, cars, and multi-modal approaches into the future. He'll be in Rochester for a Wednesday night event, but first he's our guest on Connections. In studio:

  • Sam Schwartz, author of Street Smart: The Rise of Cities and the Fall of Cars
  • Mike Governale, president of Reconnect Rochester
  • Erik Frisch, transportation specialist with the City of Rochester
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.