Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Coming up on Connections: Friday, October 2

File photo

First hour: Candidates for the 133rd Assembly District

Second hour: Discussing culturally competent care with the Black Healers Network

We continue our series of conversations with candidates for office. This hour, we hear from the two candidates vying for the 133rd Assembly District seat. Republican incumbent Marjorie Byrnes is running for her second term. Her opponent, Democrat ChaRon Sattler-Leblanc is a first-time candidate known for her work with the group Moms Demand Action. We talk with the candidates about their platforms and their priorities for the district. Our guests:

  • Marjorie Byrnes, Republican candidate for the 133rd Assembly District
  • ChaRon Sattler-Leblanc, Democratic candidate for the 133rd Assembly District

Then in our second hour, the Black Healers Network of Greater Rochester is a newly organized group of Black health providers whose mission is to provide culturally competent care for Black patients. The group released a statement following the death of Daniel Prude, calling on local, state, and federal governments to adapt several recommendations for addressing mental health crisis intervention. This hour, we talk with members of the network about their goals, their recommendations, and the impact that culturally competent care can have in physical and mental health outcomes. Our guests:

  • Khadijah Tillman, LCSW-R, owner of Sankofa Family Counseling Services, PLLC
  • Felicia Reed-Watt, LCSW-R, M.S. in health administration, psychotherapist and leadership coach
  • Celia McIntosh, DNP, RN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, SCRN, CEN, CCRN, CNRN, psychiatric nurse practitioner at Webster Psychiatric Medicine, PLLC 
  • Linda Clark, M.D., senior health advisor at Common Ground Health
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.