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Coming up on Connections: Monday, October 7

Oct 7, 2019

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First hour: Candidates for Rochester City Council, South District

Second hour: Local farmers discuss the "SNL" apple picking sketch, and the economics of farm markets

We continue our series of discussions for candidates for Rochester City Council. This hour, we sit down with candidates for the South District: Alex White, the Green Party candidate; and Marcus Williams, the Republican Party candidate. They discuss their platforms and priorities for the district, and for the City of Rochester. In studio:

  • Alex White, Green Party candidate for Rochester City Council, South District
  • Marcus Williams, Republican Party candidate for Rochester City Council, South District

*Note: LaShay Harris, the third candidate in this race, was invited to join the conversation, but did not respond to multiple invitations.

Then in our second hour, “Saturday Night Live” recently aired a sketch parodying farm markets in Upstate New York. The scene poked fun at apple picking, petting zoos, haunted hayrides, and other activities popular during the fall season. The sketch went viral and got a lot of laughs, including from many farmers. We sit down with local farmers to break down the sketch: we’ll discuss their take on the jokes, do a little fact checking, and we’ll talk about the impact the fall season has on their businesses. Our guests:

  • Julie Izzo Niedzwick, Stokoe Farms
  • Bill Wickham, owner of Wickham Farms
  • Ned Powers, farm manager for Powers Farm Market