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Coming Up On Connections: Friday, November 4th

First hour: Canandaigua Treaty Day 

Second hour: The election as a source of stress

Treaty Day is almost upon us, but many Americans don't know what it means. We'll discuss our own Native American history, including looks at the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794 and the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. Our guests:

  • Peter Jemison, historic site manager, Ganondagan
  • Jamie Jacobs, Tonawanda Seneca language teacher and tradition bearer

A woman from Rochester recently declared that her relationship with her father was "over - he's voting for Trump." Just four days until the election, we work through the stress that many people are feeling. It's like a community venting session, combined with a look at mental health during a tense time. Our guests:

  • Patrica Woods, president and CEO of the Mental Health Association of Rochester
  • Melanie Funchess, director of community engagement for the Mental Health Association of Rochester
  • Jodi Aman, psychotherapist 
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.