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Connections: Discussing WXXI's new digital series, "I Can Be What?!"

WXXI has launched a new digital series for kids called "I Can Be What?!" With two-and-a-half million students across the state learning from home during the pandemic, the series is the latest programming initiative in WXXI's efforts to educate young people. "I Can Be What?!" explores STEAM career opportunities -- from dance to zoo keeping to welding -- and gives viewers a sneak peek into what it's like to work in those friends.

This hour, we talk to the team behind the series. Our guests:

  • Erin McCormack, executive producer of WXXI Public Broadcasting
  • Karen Heller, producer of "I Can Be What?!"
  • Cara Rager, manager of education training and family engagement at WXXI
  • Jen Indovina, host of "I Can Be What?!"
  • Ashley Campbell, africologist, and co-founder of Ballet Afrikana: Dance Prep Academy
  • Nick Carson, welder

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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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