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Coming up on Connections: Monday, April 15

Apr 15, 2019

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First hour: Can American free enterprise solve climate change?

Second hour: Discussing the future of grocery stores

Can American free enterprise solve climate change? It's a question that will be addressed in an upcoming forum with former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis. He’ll be in Rochester on Wednesday as a guest of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club. He joins our panel to discuss possible climate policies, a carbon tax, and more. Our guests:

  • Bob Inglis, former Congressman and executive director of republicEn
  • Linda Isaacson-Fedele, member of the Rochester People's Climate Coalition leadership team and the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club
  • Peter Debes, vice chair of the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club
  • Marc Cohen, chief of staff for the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce
  • Jose Fernandez, president of the University of Rochester College Republicans

Then in our second hour, we discuss the future of grocery stores with writer Jon Steinman. His book – "Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-Ops in the Age of Grocery Giants" – focuses on how consumer-owned food cooperatives can impact food systems and economies. Steinman is in Rochester as a guest of Abundance Food Co-op, but first, he joins us on Connections. In studio:

  • Jon Steinman, author of "Grocery Story: The Promise of Food Co-Ops in the Age of Grocery Giants"
  • Melinda McAuliff, marketing manager for Abundance Food Co-op
  • Elizabeth Henderson, who farmed at Peacework Farm in Wayne County, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York (NOFA-NY)