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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, June 26

First hour: Rev. Marvin McMickle, retiring president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Second hour: Will Democrats botch the 2020 election?

We sit down with Rev. Marvin McMickle, the retiring president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. McMickle announced his plans to retire last year; his last day is Sunday. We talk to him about a range of issues, including his accomplishments at Colgate, political discourse, equality, racism, religious freedom, and more. 

Then in our second hour, Republican commentator Charlie Sykes wants President Trump to be defeated in the 2020 election. Here’s the problem: writing for Politico, Sykes writes that Democrats are finding ways to botch this opportunity. He offers his list of ways that Democrats can blow the election. But what do Democrats think? Our packed panel discusses the many views within the political left – from the calls for a “safe candidate” like Joe Biden, to the calls for bold reforms offered by candidates like Elizabeth Warren. In studio:

  • Elaine Spaull, member of Rochester City Council
  • Larry Knox, political and community coordinator for 1199 SEIU

  • Douglass Jay, political writer for Balloon Juice

  • Paul Hypolite, local political strategist

  • Nicole Hushla Re, vice chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee
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.