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Connections: Understanding Democratic Socialism

What exactly is Democratic Socialism?

Bernie Sanders held a Tuesday rally in Rochester, and the presidential candidate continues to say that he can win New York State next week. Hillary Clinton has pointed out that Sanders is not raising money for other Democrats, and in fact, he's not a Democrat -- he's just running as one. Sanders is a Democratic Socialist, and this hour, we explore what that means. We also discuss how Sanders can impact the Democratic Party if he's the nominee. Our guests:

  • Robert Hoggard, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity masters student in Kairos studies and a Sanders supporter
  • Karen Vitale, co-chair of the Rochester Area Democratic Socialists and a Sanders supporter
  • Sandra Frankel, former Brighton Town Supervisor and a Clinton supporter
  • Larry Knox, political and communications coordinator for SEIU and a Clinton supporter
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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