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Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 6

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First hour: Local superintendents on possible plans for schools if they reopen in the fall

Second hour: Local bar owners on the state of business during the pandemic

Students and parents across the country are asking whether K-12 schools will reopen in the fall. Governor Andrew Cuomo hasn’t made a decision about New York State yet, but local districts are already planning what classrooms might look like if they get the green light. This hour, we’re joined by three local superintendents who discuss their possible plans and the conversations they are having. Our guests:

  • Casey Kosiorek, superintendent of Hilton Central School District
  • Gene Mancuso, superintendent of Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District
  • Aaron Johnson, superintendent of West Irondequoit Central School District

Then in our second hour, last week during a Senate Committee hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci told committee members that going to bars is “bad news.” With coronavirus cases rising in many parts of the nation, Fauci and other public health officials are warning against congregating inside spaces, especially in bars. This hour, we talk with local bar owners about the state of business during the pandemic, the measures they have been taking to keep business going, and if there’s another shut down, what kind of support they’d like to see from government. Our guests:

  • Evvy Fanning, owner of Cheshire
  • Marc Taranto, owner of The Old Stone Tavern
  • Rachel McKibbens, co-owner of The Spirit Room
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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.