Coming up on Connections: Monday, October 8

Oct 8, 2018

First hour: Discussing male violence and acceptable standards of behavior 

Second hour: What to expect for the future of advertising

The Brett Kavanaugh investigation produced something unexpected last week: a debate about whether it's normal and natural for men to get into physical altercations. Namely, bar fights. Some of Judge Kavanaugh's staunchest defenders argued that his past, which included a fight at a bar during his college years at Yale, is only indicative of typical male behavior. Newsmax commentator John Cardillo wrote, "I don't know one guy, including myself, who wasn't in a bar fight." Our panel discusses male violence and the acceptable standards of behavior. In studio:

  • Kit Miller, director of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
  • Jack Brennick, co-founder of RESOLVE's Stand Up Guys program
  • Lucas Sienk, facilitator in RESOLVE's Stand Up Guys program
  • Ken Stoneburg, member of the ManKind Project

One of the most fluid and changing careers is advertising. It's an industry that has seen tremendous pressure coming from the disruptive forces of new technology. Ad execs hoped that we would all love those pop-up ads, but nope -- they have to get more creative to reach consumers. Last week, 19 RIT students went to New York City for 2018 Advertising Week. We asked them to join us to discuss what they learned, and what we can expect in our own consuming future. Our guests:

  • Barry Strauber, visiting lecturer in the School of Communication at RIT
  • Daniel Monteagudo, student at RIT 
  • Bella Taylor, student at RIT
  • Abi Vannostrand, student at RIT