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Coming up on Connections: Monday, March 25

Mar 25, 2019

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First hour: Actor and activist Peterson Toscano on the intersections of gender, religion, and climate change

Second hour: Discussing waste issues in the Finger Lakes

How can comedy and art be used to address serious issues like race and climate change? Actor and activist Peterson Toscano incorporates storytelling and performance art to explore the intersections of gender, religion, and climate. He is in Rochester this week to work with local students, but first, he joins us on Connections. In studio:

  • Peterson Toscano, theatrical performance activist
  • Harshita Sood, sustainability initiatives manager at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Michael Boller, associate professor in biology, and director of the sustainability program at St. John Fisher College

Then in our second hour, the former manager of the Cayuga Regional Digester says he quit after he was strong armed to accept illicit waste. We talk to journalists who have been covering this story, and we'll discuss the state bill that would ban waste incinerators in the Finger Lakes region. Our guests:

  • Josh Durso, news director for FingerLakes1.com
  • Peter Mantius, creator of Water Front Online
  • Jessica Marks, Finger Lakes resident who has organized public opposition