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Connections: How proposed federal budget cuts would impact after school programs

The Trump administration's proposed budget cuts have left many people concerned about the future of a number of programs, including after school programs and Meals on Wheels. A local group says political leaders need to better understand the value of these programs. We talk to them about the myths and realities, and about how the proposed cuts could affect people in our area. Our guests:

  • Kelly Bauman, director of expanded learning at the Rochester City School District
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald, school age youth program officer for United Way
  • Chris Neitzey, policy director for the New York State Network for Youth Success
  • Christina Christman, parent of a middle school student who attends an after school program in the Rochester City School District
  • Margaret Schweizer, director of Meals on Wheels at UR Medicine Home Care
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.