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Connections: Local Puerto Ricans discuss cultural pride, politics, and more


Rochester is gearing up for the Puerto Rican Parade and Puerto Rican Festival. We discuss those events, along with issues pertaining to the Puerto Rican community, both here and across the country.

Our guests share their thoughts about questions related to statehood and independence, recovery efforts on the island, and issues related to discrimination and racism on the mainland. In studio:

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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