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Coming Up On Connections: Monday, August 8th

Aug 8, 2016

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First hour: NPR coverage of Donald Trump's speech on economic policy 

Second hour: Why is Pokémon Go so popular?

Connections will be preempted at noon for NPR's coverage of Donald Trump's speech on economic policy.

Connections returns for the 1:00 hour with a conversation about Pokémon Go. Just about everywhere you look, groups of people are playing Pokémon Go. They are invading parks and businesses and city streets. Is it going away eventually? This strange summer phenomenon has us asking if it's good for businesses, if it's good for health, and if it's good for your phone and privacy. Our guests:

  • Julia Koberlein, teen programming specialist at Macedon Public Library
  • Peter Wisby, curator for Genesee Country Village and Museum
  • Dr. Elizabeth Murray, assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Golisano Children's Hospital 
  • Khristopher Brooks, innovation and entrepreneurship reporter for the Democrat & Chronicle