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Connections: Can public service heal the country?

What can be done to promote unity in this country? One idea being floated is requiring some kind of community service when people turn 18. What do you think?

We talk about what this kind of service could look like, if it should be volunteer or paid work, mandatory or optional. Our guests:

  • Matt Kelly, independent journalist, co-owner of Hunt Country Vineyards, and volunteer EMT and firefighter
  • Shanterra Randle-Mitchum, educator in the Rochester City School District, and project coordinator for the Youth History Ambassador Project at Teen Empowerment
  • Andrew Hollister, small business owner and community activist

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.