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Coming up on Connections: Friday, July 27

First hour: Discussing employment law in the age of #MeToo

Second hour: Kids discuss how technology changes

Chris Granozio is a former scoreboard operator for the Mets who was fired in February. The Mets say he violated company policy and spoke inappropriately when he and a colleague were telling vulgar jokes. Granozio says he was laughing at his colleague’s impersonations in what they thought was a vacant room, but a female employee heard them. Granozio says she recorded the conversation and reported them to the organization’s human resources department. Granozio admits that the jokes were vulgar, but says his termination had to do with discrimination. Critics of the situation ask if it’s an example of the #MeToo movement taken too far. We’ll talk to Granozio and an employment attorney about this case and its broader themes. Our guests:

  • Chris Granozio, former scoreboard operator and writer and producer for the Mets
  • Beth Cordello, chair of the employment law practice at Pullano & Farrow

Then in our second hour, we have a discussion about how technology changes…with kids! We ask our guests about phone booths, fax machines, answering machines, and other devices that are no longer part of our everyday experience. We’ll ask what those devices are and what they did, how they’ve been replaced, and what our guests think the future of technology looks like. In studio:

  • Natalia Barone, incoming 7th grader at School of the Arts
  • Brielle "Breezy" Graham, 6th grader who is homeschooled
  • Calina Hernandez, incoming 8th grader at Spry Middle School
  • Ethan Moyer, incoming freshman at Brockport High School
  • Paul Moyer, professor of American history at the College at Brockport

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.