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Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 19

The Children's Agenda

First hour: Understanding the federal child tax credit

Second hour: Julia Hoyle and Nova Cadamatre on diversifying the wine industryThe Biden administration has launched the biggest anti-poverty program in more than half a century in this country. The money started rolling out last Thursday: checks to households in every state, aimed at helping more than 60 million children. Who gets the money, and how far will it go? Our guests break down what we need to know about this ambitious plan. Our guests:

  • Pete Nabozny, director of policy for The Children's Agenda
  • Yversha Roman, director of CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) at the Empire Justice Center
  • Jessica Fleming, local mother and advocate

There are more women making wine in the Finger Lakes than ever before, and yet the industry remains largely run by men. Efforts to diversify have been slow. Julia Hoyle was a women's studies major at William Smith College when she entered the wine industry; now she's the winemaker at Hosmer, where she's occasionally told she "drives the forklift like a man." Nova Cadamatre is the first woman winemaker to become a Master of Wine in the entire country; previously it was all men. Cadamatre launched her own wine label in the Finger Lakes. We talk to Hoyle and Cadamatre about the efforts to bring change to an industry that still sometimes assumes that women's ceiling is a tasting room job. Our guests:

  • Julia Hoyle, winemaker at Hosmer Estate Winery
  • Nova Cadamatre, winemaker at Trestle 31
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.