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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, March 13

Mar 13, 2019

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First hour: How to address gender pay gaps

Second hour: A behind-the-scenes look at the PBS show, "Nature"

When Google recently analyzed employee salaries, it discovered a group of men were collectively paid less than their female colleagues. That prompted the company to quickly correct the disparity. Critics say Google and other companies don't do the same or move as quickly when women are paid too little. Our guests discuss the issue. In studio:

  • Sharon Stiller, partner and director of the employment law practice at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
  • Beth Cordello, chair of the employment law practice at Pullano & Farrow
  • Melanie Wolk, partner at Trevett Cristo

Then in our second hour, we're joined by the team behind the PBS show, "Nature." Executive producer Fred Kaufman and filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum are in Rochester for a (sold out) screening at The Little Theatre. We'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how the episodes are produced, including how Kaufman and Johnson Prum coordinated shoots at national parks during the government shutdown. We'll also discuss "Nature's" upcoming special series, "American Spring LIVE," and how local community members can team up with WXXI to become citizen scientists (http://wxxi.org/citizenscience). In studio:

  • Fred Kaufman, executive producer of "Nature"
  • Ann Johnson Prum, filmmaker for "Nature"
  • Betsy Ukeritis, inter-regional environmental educator for the Western Adirondacks, Central New York, and the Finger Lakes regions with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation