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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, April 2

First hour: Pregnancy during the pandemic

Second hour: Discussing next steps for the Democratic Party

Expectant mothers are expressing concerns about a number of issues surrounding pregnancy during the pandemic. Many are exploring the option of home births in an effort to avoid the hospital setting. Others who plan to deliver in hospitals have questions about safety and precautions for themselves and their babies. Our guests discuss those concerns and what families need to know:

  • Dr. Daniel Grace, M.D., division chief of maternal and fetal medicine, and associate chair of obstetrics at Rochester Regional Health
  • Dr. Courtney Olson-Chen, M.D., assistant professor of OBGYN at UR Medicine
  • Kathy Kingsley, expectant mother and freelance writer for CITY Newspaper
  • Lucia Petito, expectant mother

Then in our second hour, Democrats have elevated Joe Biden to a nearly insurmountable delegate lead in the nomination process. But supporters of Bernie Sanders argue that Biden has largely been in the background during the pandemic, and they want Sanders to keep pushing. Biden has said he sees no point in debating anymore, and his camp wants Sanders to exit the race. Meanwhile, some Democrats are publicly wondering if there's an opening for New York governor Andrew Cuomo. We talk about next steps during an unprecedented modern crisis. Our guests:

  • Chris Amato, member of Rochester Democratic Socialists of America
  • Konnie Collins, administrator for the Rochester for Bernie Sanders Facebook page
  • Jay Levin, Democratic organizer and volunteer
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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