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Coming up on Connections: Monday, October 18

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First hour: Candidates for Rochester City Council, part 3

Second hour: Discussing screening and treatment for breast cancer in 2021We continue our conversations with candidates for Rochester City Council. We've invited every candidate on the ballot to talk about their priorities for the city. Our guests this hour:

  • Mitch Gruber
  • *Stanley Martin

*Stanley Martin cancelled her appearance on the program Monday morning. We will attempt to reschedule with her. In our second half hour, we will revisit a previous conversation with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Then in our second hour, local breast cancer experts say there's misinformation being circulated about when to have mammograms. We talk about the latest in screening, treatment, and research for breast cancer -- especially during the pandemic. Our guests:

  • Avice O'Connell, M.D., director of women's imaging, and professor in the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Carla Falkson, M.D., medical director of Pluta Cancer Center, director of the Breast Oncology Clinical Research program and Breast Cancer Service Line, and professor in Department of Medicine and the Cancer Center at the Wilmot Cancer Institute
  • Andrea Reynolds, mom and metastatic breast cancer advocate
  • Megan Mack, executive producer of "Connections" who is being treated for breast cancer
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.