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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, October 1


First hour: CITY News editor David Andreatta on the Daniel Prude controversy

Second hour: Should the next two presidential debates be canceled?

CITY News editor David Andreatta joins us to discuss CITY'S newest cover story on Mayor Lovely Warren. We talk about how CITY sees the Daniel Prude controversy, as well as changes to CITY's publishing schedule. Our guest:

  • David Andreatta, editor of CITY News

Then in our second hour, in an op-ed for the Atlantic, writer David Graham is calling for the next two presidential debates to be canceled. He writes, "The event was a shambolic shout fest, with scarcely a single morsel of substance to be found." The Commission on Presidential Debates says it plans to make changes to the format for the next two debates, and Thursday morning, is said it is considering one of the changes to be cutting off microphones if candidates break the rules. Should the debates be canceled? Will making changes ensure a substantive discussion? Our guests discuss these questions and more:

  • David Graham, staff writer at the Atlantic
  • Kim Smith, MPA, statewide organizer for VOCAL-NY
  • Mayya Komisarchik, assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester
  • Alex Yudelson, former Obama White House Aide
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.