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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, December 3

First hour: Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith on the future of Pittsford

Second hour: Discussing non-smoking-related lung cancer

Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith easily won re-election last month. His Democratic opponent called the campaign a referendum on the future of Rochester's wealthiest suburb. Smith talks about the issues raised during the campaign, and the ways he would like to see Pittsford grow. In studio:

  • Bill Smith, Pittsford Town Supervisor

Then in our second hour, according to the American Cancer Society, as many as 20 percent of people who die from lung cancer have never smoked or used any other form of tobacco. The rates of non-smoking-related lung cancer are on the rise. We're joined by medical professionals who discuss symptoms, the latest research, cancer prevention, and more. We also hear from a non-smoking-related lung cancer survivor who shares her story. In studio:

  • Dr. Deborah Mulford, M.D., oncologist at UR Medicine's Wilmot Cancer Institute
  • Susan Jackson, physician assistant in the lung cancer screening program at Rochester Regional Health
  • Colleen Conner Ziegler, lung cancer survivor and patient advocate
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.