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Connections: Local conservatives discuss the current and future state of the GOP


We've had many conversations with progressives about the direction they want Democrats to go in 2020. Today, we talk to conservatives about their views on a range of issues: President Trump's overall performance; his handling of the pandemic; conservatism as an ideological movement, and more.

Our guests:

  • Don Riley, former vice president of Mark IV Enterprises
  • Anna Garvey, former member of the University of Rochester Young Republicans
  • Tim Schieffen, small business owner

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.