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Coming up on Connections: Friday, June 19

Jun 19, 2020

First hour: Discussing "Last at Bat," and how the pandemic has affected baseball

Second hour: Eddie Moore, Jr. on anti-racism training

24 years ago this summer, the Rochester Red Wings played their last regular season game at Silver Stadium. The ball park on Norton Street had been the Red Wings’ home for nearly 70 years. On Sunday – Father’s Day – WXXI-TV will re-air the broadcast of that last game. It's called "Last at Bat: A Silver Stadium Farewell." This hour on Connections, our guests discuss the impact of Silver Stadium and the Wings, and how baseball has been affected by the pandemic. Our guests:

  • Naomi Silver, president and CEO of the Rochester Red Wings
  • Scott Pitoniak, longtime Rochester sports columnist and author
  • Pete Weber, broadcaster
  • Curt Smith, author, media host, and columnist

Then in our second hour, we’re joined by Eddie Moore, Jr., a speaker and educator who provides diversity and cultural competency trainings around the world. One of his key programs is the White Privilege Conference, which brings together people from different backgrounds to discuss issues of privilege, including race, gender, sexuality, and more. Moore joins us this hour to talk about his teaching methods, and his 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge. Our guest:

  • Eddie Moore, Jr., Ph.D., speaker, educator, and director of the Privilege Institute and the National White Privilege Conference