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Coming up on Connections: Friday, January 24

Jan 24, 2020

First hour: Dialogue on Disability - Sports, media, and inclusion

Second hour: Connections preempted for NPR's coverage of the Senate impeachment trial

We wrap up our annual Dialogue on Disability Week with a conversation about sports, media, and inclusion. Special Olympics New York is celebrating 50 years. We’re joined by an athlete who has been part of the program for 40 years, as well as RIT photojournalism students who have covered athletes’ stories. We discuss how sports can help people discover new abilities and strengths, and how effective media coverage can help create a more inclusive society. In studio:

  • Patty VanSavage, athlete and member of the Great Tigers Club
  • John VanSavage, Patty’s brother and coach with the Great Tigers Club
  • Stacey Hengsterman, president and CEO of Special Olympics New York
  • Jenn Poggi, assistant professor of photojournalism at RIT
  • Josh Meltzer, assistant professor of photojournalism at RIT
  • Jackie Diller, photojournalism major at RIT
  • Ashley Crichton, advertising photography major at RIT

This story is reported from WXXI’s Inclusion Desk

Then in our second hour, Connections is preempted for NPR’s continuing coverage of the Senate impeachment trial. You can listen on multiple WXXI platforms:

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