WXXI AM News

Coming up on Connections: Thursday, November 21

Nov 20, 2019

Credit ANNETTE ELIZABETH ALLEN / NPR

First hour: Connections preempted for NPR’s coverage of the House impeachment inquiry

Second hour: Discussing the impact of pay disparities for Latinas 

Connections will be preempted at noon as WXXI News brings you NPR’s coverage of the public hearings of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Here is a rundown of our coverage.

Live coverage start time 9 a.m. Former NSC official Fiona Hill will testify. 

  • Radio: AM 1370/FM 107.5/FM 91.5-HD2
  • TV: WXXI-WORLD (Cable 1275/OTA 21.2)
  • Streaming audio: WXXINews.org and the WXXI app
  • Streaming video: WXXINews.org, WXXI News on Facebook

Repeated TV coverage begins at 7 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD. A recap from NPR begins at 8 p.m. on AM 1370/FM 107.5/FM 91.5-HD2, WXXINews.org, and the WXXI app.

NOTE: All Things Considered will air on WRUR 88.5 FM from 4 to 6 p.m.

Then in our second hour, according to a 2018 report from the New York State Department of Labor, Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. The Rochester-based Pay Equity Coalition is working to eradicate that pay gap through a number of advocacy efforts. One of their approaches includes an upcoming salary negotiation workshop, where participants will learn how to articulate their value and create a strategic pitch to respond to salary offers. This hour, our guests preview that workshop and discuss what the gender and racial pay gap means for Latinas. This conversation comes one day after Latina Equal Pay Day, which aims to raise awareness of the pay disparity and to fight structural racism and sexism. In studio:

  • Maria Tovar, president of Lambda Alpha Upsilon, member of Señoritas Latinas Unidas sorority, and fifth year student at RIT
  • Rachel Roberts, mock salary negotiation leader, and associate professor of music leadership and graduate degree program director at the Institute for Music Leadership at the Eastman School of Music