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Connections: Why some women fear exercising in public

The murder of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has sparked fresh conversations about the dangers women face while running in public. Tibbetts was abducted and killed while out for a jog.

Women often describe the anxiety they feel in public when exercising, and frequently think about escape plans in the event of an attack. How common are such attacks? What do women want men to know about their experiences and concerns? Our guests:

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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.