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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, November 15th

First hour: The benefits of birth control as medication

Second hour: The possible impacts of eliminating the federal historic tax credit

A family doctor in Washington, D.C. recently wrote a piece for the Federalist entitled "Stop Denying Science, Birth Control Isn't Necessary for Women's Health." The piece has led to backlash among the medical community, with doctors saying there is well-established evidence of the benefits of birth control as medication. We'll discuss the science with one of the most outspoken women's health advocates in the country, Dr. Jen Gunter, along with two local doctors. Our guests:

  • Dr. Jen Gunter, MD, San Francisco Bay area OB/GYN
  • Dr. Tara Gellasch, MD, chief of medicine at United Memorial Medical Center
  • Dr. Sarah Betstadt, MD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center

Then in our second hour, the Trump administration's proposed tax plan would eliminate the federal historical tax credit, and this has many local preservationists concerned about the future of saving historic buildings in our area. We'll discuss what eliminating the tax credit could mean for those properties. In studio:

  • Larry Francer, associate director of preservation for the Landmark Society of Western NY
  • Daniel Mackay, deputy commissioner for historical preservation at the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Dan McEneny, public outreach coordinator for the New York State Division for Historic Preservation
  • Patrick Dutton, local developer focused on Downtown 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.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

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