Coming up on Connections: Monday, January 27

Jan 27, 2020

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First hour: Discussing "Megxit" and the modern monarchy with local Brits

Second hour: Analyzing Joe Biden's candidacy 

What do you think about the so-called Megxit news? Earlier this month, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their plans to step back from royal duties and work toward living financially independent from the family. The couple cited the British tabloids’ treatment of Markle as one of the main reasons the two are seeking distance from the royals. This hour, we’re joined by local Brits who weigh in on the news and its possible impact. They discuss shifts in the modern monarchy, questions surrounding racist treatment of Markle by the press, and more. In studio:

  • Colin Coffey, small business owner
  • Mark Brummitt, professor of Hebrew bible interpretation and assistant dean of students at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
  • Isobel Davies, Brit living in Rochester
  • Saratu Ishaya-Audu, Brit living in London

Then, tune into WRUR 88.5 FM for the second hour of Connections (NPR’s coverage of the Senate impeachment trial will be on WXXI AM 1370), where we have a conversation about former vice president Joe Biden' candidacy. He remains at or near the top of national polling, with voting set to begin next week. Biden is often described by voters as a safe choice. We’ve tried to bring together a panel of enthusiastic Biden supporters to make the case that the “safe” choice is the best choice. Our guests:

  • Sandy Frankel, former Brighton town supervisor
  • Devin McAndrew-Greiner, grad student and Biden supporter