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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, November 5

First hour: Discussing the "school-to-prison pipeline"

Second hour: Local Democrats discuss the party's generational divide

What is the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline”? Local organizations are planning a town hall event to educate the community about their concerns. It starts with school discipline, suspension levels, and expulsion. Our guests make their case for changing how students are disciplined:

  • Thena Robinson Mock, program officer for the Communities for Just Schools Fund
  • Eamonn Scanlon, education policy analyst for The Children’s Agenda
  • Mercedes Phelan, lead organizer for Citizen Action of New York
  • Iman Abid, NYCLU Genesee Valley chapter director

Then in our second hour, new polling from six battleground states finds good news for President Trump, and challenging news for Democrats hoping to win the White House. The New York Times finds that among Democratic voters, there is a generational divide: older Democrats want a safe candidate like Joe Biden, and they want to return to how Washington used to be. Younger Democrats want a change candidate who can help remake what Washington is all about. We’ll discuss the 2020 election with our guests:

  • Paul Hypolite, political strategist
  • Patrick Coyle, political organizer
  • Elaine Spaull, retiring member of Rochester City Council
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.