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Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 30

First hour: Dr. Charles Kimball on the intersection of religion, politics, and violence

Second hour: Pro-choice advocates discuss a possible post-Roe v. Wade world

Dr. Charles Kimball is an author and the chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He’s in Rochester as a guest of Nazareth College for a presentation titled, “When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion.” He joins us in studio to discuss how in today’s global world, the intersection of religion and politics can have volatile consequences. He’ll discuss what those are, and what he thinks leaders can do to build a healthy society. In studio:

  • Dr. Charles Kimball, author and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Muhammad Shafiq, executive director of the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue at Nazareth College

Then in our second hour, we continue our discussions about a possible post-Roe v. Wade world. With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, pro-life advocates say they are feeling closer than ever to a victory with ending abortion. We talked to a few of them in a previous program. This hour, we’re joined by pro-choice advocates. They’ll share their thoughts on a post-Roe v. Wade world, and what supports they would like to see in place for women that would otherwise have had abortions. In studio:

  • Jane Dodds, medical practice manager with 30 years of experience
  • Dr. Rachael Phelps, medical director for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
  • Lauren Deutsch, executive director of the Healthy Baby Network
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.