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Connections: discussing demagoguery and populism


What exactly is a demagogue? What is populism? Two grassroots groups, Action Together-Rochester and Indivisible Rochester, are presenting a panel discussion on the topics of demagoguery and populism. They’ll explore the history of demagogues and the ways to recognize aspects of demagoguery.

Our guests:

·      Michael Brown, assistant professor in the Department of History at RIT

·      James Bowman, associate professor of English at St. John Fisher College

·      Tom Proietti, resident scholar in media at St. John Fisher College

·      Amanda Flannery, leader with Action Together Rochester

·      Hermann Vogelstein, event organizer

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.