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Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 27

Sep 27, 2021

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First hour: An update on the Rochester Police Accountability Board

Second hour: Myroslav Marynovych on his book, "The Universe Behind Barbed Wire"

After a recent controversy with City Council, the Rochester Police Accountability Board is hiring. From the beginning, the PAB has stressed its need for independence. It will now have the opportunity to fill dozens of positions. This comes at a time when the City of Rochester is disciplining one officer who was involved with Daniel Prude’s death. Our guests: 

  • Conor Dwyer Reynolds, executive director of the Rochester Police Accountability Board
  • Ted Forsyth, member of the executive committee for the Police Accountability Board Alliance 

Then in our second hour, how do we hold totalitarians responsible? How do we guard against the return of some of the worst evils of mankind? Myroslav Marynovych was imprisoned in a Soviet Gulag for seven years. He was a prisoner of conscience, locked away for pushing for human rights. His new memoir was published by the University of Rochester Press, and he’s visiting the university to discuss his vision for human rights. But first, we talk with him on Connections. Our guests: 

  • Myroslav Marynovych, author of "The Universe Behind Barbed Wire"
  • Randy Stone, chair of the Department of Political Science, and director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester​​