Coming Up On Connections: Thursday, May 26th

May 25, 2016

First hour: The RCSD's new code of conduct

Second hour: 2016 Rose Soiree

The Rochester City School District is moving toward adopting a new code of conduct, but plans are mired in controversy. The code is designed to lead to fewer suspensions, less of a police presence in school buildings, and more focus on restorative practices and structural racism. Rochester Teachers Association President Adam Urbanski says the new code will fail without more funding and more staff support. Members of the Community Task Force who co-wrote the report with Urbanski disagree. Our guests discuss the code and the concerns. In studio:

  • Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association
  • Mary Adams, member of the Community Task Force and the Rochester City School Board
  • Kit Miller, director of the Gandhi Institute

In our second hour: The Finger Lakes wine industry is getting ready to celebrate one of its biggest events of the year: the Rose Soiree in Geneva. The event on Linden Street has attracted hundreds of people in the past couple of years, and it puts the focus on a style of wine that has taken a while to gain traction. We'll talk to winemakers about the event, the state of the industry, and more. Our guests:

  • Peter Becraft - head winemaker at Anthony Road Wine Company
  • Julia Hoyle, assistant winemaker at Sheldrake Point Winery
  • Kelby Russell, winemaker at Red Newt Cellars and KJR