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Connections: Previewing the 2018 "Listen to Your Mother" production


Listen to your mother! That's always good advice. And it's the title of an annual production -- a series of real-life stories told by local moms.

What happens when a grandmother has to play the role of mother again, but doesn't have the same legal rights? What does a mother say to a child who is learning more about their transgender self? These are just some of the stories we hear with our guests:

  • Kimberly Melvin, community integration specialist for Starbridge Inc. (2018 cast)
  • Nicole Bayly, judge for the Town of Wheatland, principal law clerk to Family Court Judge James Walsh, and foster/adoptive parent (2018 cast)
  • Terri Cook, author of Allies & Angels, Speaker & Advocate (2016 cast)
  • Sally Bittner Bonn, director of youth education at Writers & Books (production team and 2016 cast)

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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