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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, July 15

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So far Durand Eastman Beach has been closed less often than Ontario Beach in Charlotte.

First hour: Discussing trends in summer travel

Second hour: The documentary, "Summer of Soul"The surge in summer travel has dramatically increased the cost of going on vacation for most people. We examine the trends, and we look for alternatives that aren't quite so expensive for travelers. Our guests:

  • Arian Horbovetz, creator of The Urban Phoenix
  • Richard Trayford, co-owner of Letchworth Farm Bed and Breakfast
  • Nicole Manapol, director of Letchworth Gateway Villages

Then in our second hour, the new documentary “Summer of Soul” is generating a lot of buzz. It’s part doc, part music, part historical record about the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969. The footage was largely forgotten until now. Our guests discuss the film, the music in the context of a time of unrest, and more. It’s screening at the Little through this weekend. Our guests:

  • Doug Curry, host of Blacks & Blues on WRUR
  • Scott Wallace, host of Rejuvenation on WRUR
  • Bill Seery, director of preservation services for The Standby Program 
  • Tara Nelson, curator of moving image collections at the Visual Studies Workshop
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.