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Coming up on Connections: Monday, October 4

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First hour: Candidates for Rochester City Council, part 1

Second hour: How do science fiction writers consider the possibilities of the future?We begin our series of interviews with candidates for Rochester City Council. There are ten candidates vying for five at-large seats. Our goal is to talk to all of them prior to Election Day about their background, platforms, and priorities for office. Our guests:

  • Antonia Wynter
  • Marcus C. Williams

Then in our second hour, how do science fiction writers consider the possibilities of the future? How do they present possible problems -- technologically, ethically, etc. – in ways that are entertaining, plausible, and ripping? How much fiction is meant as a signal or warning, and how much is just fun? Our guests weigh in on these questions and more. Our guests:

  • Wayne Brown, president of the Rochester Fantasy Fans and chairman of Astronomicon
  • Allen M. Steele, science fiction writer and genre historian
  • Robert J. Sawyer, science fiction writer
  • Ted Wenskus, president of the Rochester Speculative Literature Association
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.