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Megan Mack

Connections Executive Producer

Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming. She joined the WXXI News team from WHEC-TV, where she produced newscasts and "The Olympic Zone," and from the University of Rochester, where she served as an assistant director of public relations. Her background extends to television sports and entertainment, and to communications and social media management for non-profits.

Megan earned her B.S. in Television-Radio-Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and her B.A. in Italian Language, Literature, and Culture from the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. She is also a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory program.

Ways to Connect

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Comedian Larry Wilmore using a racial epithet when referring to President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner;
  • The Christian Educators Association and whether expressions of faith should be allowed in public schools;
  • The effects of PTSD on veterans, and the Simpson Cup;
  • Climate change in the context of faith;
  • The Rochester food truck scene.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The Flint water crisis with investigative journalist Curt Guyette;
  • The presidential race and paid family leave with billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Golisano; 
  • The debate over shipping garbage from New York City to a landfill in the Finger Lakes;
  • Zombie properties in Rochester;
  • The Rochester Cocktail Revival.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The philosophy of climate change with Noam Chomsky;
  • "I'm From Driftwood," a website that collections stories from the LGBTQ community; 
  • If "farm-to-table" claims are a myth;
  • Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren's controversial proposal to create a receivership district for the RCSD;
  • The New York State primary and the presidential race.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The deep divide in the Monroe County Democratic Party;
  • The possible future of libel laws in the U.S.;
  • The position Susan B. Anthony would take on abortion if she were alive today;
  • The experiences of children in the foster care system.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The unionization of contingent faculty members at colleges and universities;
  • The impact of consolidated school districts on revitalizing downtown areas;
  • Creating equal opportunities for students of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • The debate over state testing and the opt-out movement;
  • Finding the roots of families with slave ancestry.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The controversy surrounding the I-Square project in Irondequoit;
  • "NIMBY" issues and the Open Door Mission's search for a facility to help homeless women and children;
  • The debate over raising the minimum wage statewide;
  • The impact of free trade and supply-side economics on workers;
  • The state of solar energy in Western New York. 

Evan Dawson talks about what matters to you on Connections, every weekday from noon-2 p.m. You can listen to the program on WXXI-AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester, WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva, and online. Be part of the program with questions or comments by phone at 1-844-295-TALK (8255), emailFacebook, or Twitter.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Race and culture in America with Michele Norris, NPR journalist and creator of the Race Card Project;
  • President Obama's 2008 speech, "A More Perfect Union," and how our country has improved and regressed, relative to the themes of the speech;
  • How a plant-based diet can prevent and cure diseases;
  • Psychological thrillers like Psycho, and how filmmakers use editing techniques to manipulate the emotions of moviegoers.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • How journalists cover politicians' personal scandals;
  • The Republican presidential primaries and Donald Trump's candidacy with Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini;
  • For-profit education with author Kevin Connell;
  • Local scientists' involvement in the detection of gravitational waves;
  • The memoir, Queen of the Fall, and the power of words with author and Rochester native Sonja Livingston.

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