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Coming up on Connections: Friday, April 24

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First hour: Exploring civil liberties during the pandemic

Second hour: Discussing telepsychiatry and virtual mental health support during the pandemic and beyond

New research finds that most Americans agree about how far they are willing to let the government go to protect the public during the pandemic. We have a conversation about civil liberties, and where the line should be when it comes to government restrictions. Our guests weigh in:

  • Kevin Cope, associate professor of law, and director of the Immigration Law Program at the University of Virginia School of Law
  • Lauren Hall, associate professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts at RIT

Then in our second hour, local medical professionals say the number of telepsychiatry visits has increased significantly during the pandemic. This hour, we discuss the value of telepsychiatry and mental health support offered through virtual platforms, both during the pandemic and beyond. Our guests:

  • Michael Hasselberg, Ph.D., chief of technology and innovation in the URMC Department of Psychiatry
  • Laura Jowly, outpatient behavioral health manager at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic
  • Vicki Spurr, family program volunteer cooordinator for NAMI Rochester
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.