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Coming up on Connections: Friday, February 7

Feb 7, 2020

First hour: Discussing midlife career shifts

Second hour: Previewing the 2020 Academy Awards

Have you ever considered a midlife career shift? According to the Atlantic Monthly, switching careers in your 40s, 50s, or 60s can be beneficial for cognition, well-being, and even longevity. But, it may also come with challenges: how to enter a new industry; how to adapt to unfamiliar technology or resources; or how to get out of your comfort zone. This hour, we sit down with two people who had had successful career reboots. They share their stories, and we hear from a career coach who shares her expertise. In studio:

  • Mike Johansson, former journalist who began a new career as a lecturer at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Norma Holland, former journalist who began a new career at a digital marketing company called Digital Hyve
  • Kathleen Pringle, premier career management strategist and coach at the Kathleen Pringle Group

Then in our second hour, who and what will win at the Oscars on Sunday? Some critics have this year’s awards season as “bizarre,” “disappointing,” or “suspect,” but both they and their fans still have favorites. From 1917 to Parasite to Little Women, our guests share their predictions for who will win, their thoughts on who should win, and their takes on the art of movie making. Our guests:

  • Jack Garner, longtime Gannett film critic
  • Adam Lubitow, film critic for CITY Newspaper
  • Linda Moroney, filmmaker, and director and programmer for the One Take Film Festival
  • Jackie McGriff, film fan, and owner of Jackie Photography