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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, July 18

Jul 18, 2019

First hour: Richard Rothstein, author of "The Color of Law"

Second hour: Summer of Food - The rise in popularity of meatless meat

We’re joined by Richard Rothstein, author of the book, “The Color of Law.”  The book investigates how local, state, and national governments deliberately and systematically imposed racial segregation across the U.S. Rothstein will be in Rochester this Friday for a presentation with PathStone Corporation, but first, he joins us on Connections to discuss his research and how the racial zoning and public housing policies of the twentieth century created the segregated communities we live in today. Our guests:

  • Richard Rothstein, author of “The Color of Law,” distinguished fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, and emeritus senior fellow of the Thurgood Marshall Institute at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Simeon Banister, vice president of community programs at the Rochester Area Community Foundation
  • Stuart Mitchell, president and CEO of PathStone Corporation

Then in our second hour, our Summer of Food Series continues with a conversation about meatless meat. The popularity of the Impossible Burger continues to rise – so much so that some establishments can’t keep it in stock. It’s one of a number of new meatless burgers that’s winning over many skeptical customers. This hour, we talk about the trend and if meatless burgers will become a mainstay.  Are they healthier than red meat? Could they help combat climate change by reducing animal agriculture? Do they taste good? Our guests discuss those questions and more:

  • Brian Van Etten, owner of The Playhouse//Swillburger
  • Mark Siwiec, co-owner of 80W
  • Chris Lindstrom, founder and host of the podcast, “Food About Town”