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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, June 20

Jun 20, 2019

First hour: Candidates for Rochester City Court Judge, group two

Second hour: Previewing the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival

We continue our conversations with candidates for Rochester City Court Judge. There are six candidates in the race. This hour, we’re joined by Barbara Farrell and Van White to discuss why they’re running and how they view various issues pertaining to justice in the law. In studio:

  • Barbara Farrell
  • Van White

*Melissa Barrett was unable to participate in any of the dates and times we offered for a discussion due to conflicts on the bench.

Then in our second hour, we preview the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. The world-renowned event is back this week, and our guests tell us about this year’s headliners, what not to miss, and what’s in store for the city as it welcomes artists from across the globe. We’re also joined by vocalist Catherine Russell, who is back in town for her seventh appearance at the festival. Our guests:

  • John Nugent, founder, co-producer, and artistic director of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Bob Sneider, associate professor of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music, and host of the Jam Sessions at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival
  • Catherine Russell, award-winning vocalist