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Connections: Updates from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's Department of Education announced last week that it will close nearly 300 schools due to a decline in enrollment. The news comes as more families leave the island, seeking better lives. Rebuilding efforts continue in Puerto Rico, and local students have helped with the cleanup. 

We discuss what they've learned after working with communities on the island, how the media has covered Puerto Rico, and we get an update on Puerto Rican families who have moved to Rochester. Our guests:

  • Brianna Pollard, SUNY Geneseo Class of 2018
  • Michael Wall, SUNY Geneseo Class of 2018
  • Betsy Colon, grants management associate at SUNY Geneseo
  • Hilda Rosario Escher, president of the Ibero American Action League

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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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