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Coming up on Connections: Tuesday, May 26

May 26, 2020

First hour: Local World War II veterans share their experiences

Second hour: Candidates for the 136th Assembly District Democratic primary

75 years ago this month, the Allies celebrated V-E Day. As time marches on, the voices of those who fought in the war or who were part of the war effort on the home front become fewer. This hour, we hear from two local veterans who share their experiences. Our guests:

  • Jack Foy, machine gunner in the Army 87th Infantry Division, World War II
  • Corporal John Woods, Army Air Corps, World War II

Then in our second hour, Assembly member Jamie Romeo has decided not to seek re-election for her 136th District seat; instead, she will seek the Monroe County Clerk position, which she has held since it was vacated by Adam Bello. Three Democrats are vying for the Assembly seat in the upcoming primary. This hour, we hear from Sarah Clark, Nelson Lopatin, and Justin Wilcox. They share their platforms and priorities, and answer our questions and yours. Our guests:

  • Sarah Clark
  • Nelson Lopatin
  • Justin Wilcox