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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, November 20

First hour: Discussing Amazon's HQ2 coming to New York State

Second hour: Exploring tactics for creating effective climate change policy

Governor Cuomo has come out swinging on Amazon, defending the incentives offered by New York State, and blasting critics as "extreme conservatives and socialists." But the critics contend that New York State is not creating jobs, it is buying jobs with the kind of sweet deal (a helipad!) that other companies never receive. We'll discuss in studio with, among others:

  • Kent Gardner, chief economist at the Center for Governmental Research, and opinion editor for the Rochester Beacon
  • David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist

A group of newly elected Democrats joined protesters in Nancy Pelosi's office last week, staging a sit-in to call for more serious climate policy. Critics called this a case of the left attacking itself; supporters argue that Democratic leadership has failed to produce climate policy strong enough to make necessary changes. We'll discuss tactics and policy with a panel that includes:

  • Robin Wilt, Brighton Town Board member and former Congressional candidate
  • Sue Hughes-Smith, member of the leadership team for the Rochester People's Climate Coalition
  • Mary Lupien, member of Mothers Out Front and former Rochester City Council candidate
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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