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Coming up on Connections: Friday, August 24

Facebook: Mark Dunlea for State Comptroller

First hour: State Comptroller candidate Mark Dunlea

Second hour: 2018 Fringe Festival preview

The Green Party candidate for State Comptroller is in Rochester. Mark Dunlea is an environmental and anti-poverty activist. His platform focuses on divesting the state pension fund from fossil fuels. This hour, we’ll talk to him about his candidacy and his priorities for the state.

Then in our second hour, it’s our annual Fringe Festival preview. The 11-day festival includes more than 500 performances. We sit down with the festival’s producer and artists from a range of acts to talk about what’s on stage at this year’s event. In studio:

  • Erica Fee, producer of the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival
  • Abby DeVuyst, co-creator of “Bushwhacked Backyard”
  • Tokeya Graham, member of We All Write and its performance, “BirthWrite”
  • Corrine Fallone, artist performing in “The Painter”
  • Penny Sterling, storyteller and performer in “Parents & Children, Husbands & Wives: It’s All Relatives”
  • Danica Zielinski, performer with “Beyond Words”
  • Luane Davis Haggerty, director of “Beyond Words”
  • Lee Wright, artistic director of “Holding On through Song: A Celebration of the African-American Spiritual”
  • Brad Craddock, playwright of “Learning Targets”
  • Anne Wilcox, co-creator and choreographer for “The Kitchen Revue and Other Enticing Treats”

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.