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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, June 22

Jun 22, 2021

First hour: What has caused the rise of conspiracy theories in the United States?

Second hour: Summer Book Week - Author and journalist Lisa Napoli and her new book, "Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR"

Conspiracy theories -- or, more precisely, "conspiracism" -- have become a bigger part of American political life in the last few years. How do they get traction, and how do proponents of fact-based politics counter that trend and get us back to a more normal time? Our guest:

  • Scott Tyson, assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester¬†

Then in our second hour, Summer Book Week continues with a conversation with journalist Lisa Napoli about her new book, "Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Founding Mothers of NPR." Plus, we hear all week from prominent Rochesterians about what they're reading this summer. Today, we hear from State Senator Jeremy Cooney. Our guest:

  • Lisa Napoli, journalist and author of "Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR"