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Connections: Robin Wall Kimmerer on her book, "Braiding Sweetgrass"


We’re joined by botanist and author Robin Wall Kimmerer. Her new book, “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants,” has been selected as the 2021 Rochester Reads book.

Kimmerer will be in town later this month for book readings and discussions, but first, she joins us on Connections to talk about her work, how objective science can be enriched by the knowledge of indigenous people, and what we can learn from plants and animals – which Kimmerer says are humans’ oldest teachers.

Our guest:

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.
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