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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, June 24

First hour: Can stress be a "good" thing?

Second hour: Summer Book Week - Author Sasha Issenberg discusses his new book, "The Engagement"Especially over this past year, many of us have experienced remarkable levels of stress. It's bad for you, right? Not necessarily. A local professor says in some ways, stress can be a good thing, pushing us forward to do things we wouldn't otherwise be able to accomplish. Our guest:

  • Jeremy Jamieson, associate professor of psychology at the University of Rochester

Then in our second hour, Summer Book Week continues. In this hour, a deep conversation with journalist and author Sasha Issenberg about his new book, "The Engagement," telling the story of how same-sex marriage went from a legal impossibility to a legal reality for all Americans over just a quarter of a century. Our guest:

  • Sasha Issenberg, author of "The Engagement"

This hour also includes a conversation with Dr. Bill Valenti about his summer reading and his book, "AIDS: A Matter of Urgency."

You'll hear Scott in various capacities on WXXI either as a reporter, or hosting Morning Edition or All Things Considered.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.