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Coming up on Connections: Friday, January 17

Jan 17, 2020

Credit CITY Newspaper

First hour: University of Rochester students discuss controversies on campus related to China

Second hour: How will the new housing section of Rochester City Court work?

We sit down with students from the University of Rochester who discuss recent controversies on campus related to China. The Hong Kong protests, the status of Taiwan and Tibet, democracy, and human rights were all at the subject of debates among different student groups. We explore the issues. In studio:

  • Efua Agyare-Kumi, third-year student at the University of Rochester and contributing writer to CITY Newspaper
  • Sampson Hao, president of the Chinese Students’ Association at the University of Rochester
  • Selina Xu, president of the Hong Kong Students Association at the University of Rochester
  • Matthew Burns, dean of students at the University of Rochester

Then in our second hour, Rochester City Court has a new housing section. Now, tenants can bring small claims actions against landlords to be heard by a judge. We talk about how the system will work, and we hear from a local tenant and a local landlord who share their perspectives and concerns. In studio:

  • Mark Muoio, program director of the housing unit at the Legal Aid Society of Rochester
  • Ryan Acuff, member of the City Wide Tenant Union of Rochester
  • Pam Owens Dade, member of the City Wide Tenant Union of Rochester, and president of the Manhattan Savannah Tenant Association
  • Matthew Drouin, managing partner of OakGrove Development