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Coming up on Connections: Friday, September 4

Sep 4, 2020

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First hour: Members of Rochester City Council discuss protests following Daniel Prude's death

Second hour: Previewing the 2020 Rochester Fringe Festival

Rochester City Council sent a letter to the mayor Thursday asking that protesters be allowed to peacefully demonstrate following the death of Daniel Prude. Thursday night, Rochester police fired many rounds of pepper balls, and a New York Times reporter described RPD as behaving more aggressively than police in other cities where protests have taken place. We talk to members of Council about their oversight powers and what they expect to happen next. Our guests:

  • Malik Evans
  • Mary Lupien

Then in our second hour, the Rochester Fringe Festival is going virtual this year. We talk with festival producer Erica Fee about what it means to put together a festival during a pandemic, and we preview this year’s lineup. Our guests discuss their performances:

  • Erica Fee, producer of the Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival
  • Marlon Burnley, “Black in the Box”
  • Kerri Lynn Slominski, “Total Request LIVE: Opera Edition”
  • Wallace Wallace, “Mental Graffiti”
  • Matthew Schwartz, “DEAFersity”
  • Evelyn Dagostino, #Folklore Latino
  • Kerry Young, “Bushwhacked: House Arrest”
  • Michael Herman, “The Empathy Project”
  • Joanne Shenandoah, “Music is Medicine!”