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Coming up on Connections: Monday, July 8

Jul 8, 2019

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First hour: Nate McMurray on political risk-taking

Second hour: Celebrating 25 years of Lake Affect magazine 

Former Congressional candidate Nate McMurray joins us to discuss political risk-taking. He’s recently been critical not just of Republicans, but of Democrats who won’t speak boldly about big issues. In particular, McMurray is urging Democrats to ban AR-15s, and he tweeted, “I’m coming for your AR-15. You heard me.” McMurray is not officially running for Congress again, but is considering another challenge to Collins.

Then in our second hour, Lake Affect Magazine is celebrating 25 years of publication this year. The bi-annual arts and culture magazine highlights the work of Rochester-based poets, writers, photographers, and artists. Michelle Cardulla is the editor and publisher. She chose to dedicate Lake Affect’s anniversary issue to women – featuring 12 local women who have inspired and impacted the community. We sit down with some of them this hour to hear their stories, and we’ll discuss the state of local publishing with Cardulla. In studio:

  • Michelle Cardulla, editor and publisher of Lake Affect Magazine
  • Jackeline M. Vazquez, firefighter
  • Maria Fischer, field representative for the Public Employees Federation
  • Rosalie M. Jones, artistic director for Daystar: Contemporary Dance-Drama of Indian America
  • Krystle Ellis, director of communications and special events at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester