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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, October 23

Oct 23, 2019

Credit https://anthropology.princeton.edu/people/faculty/laurence-ralph

First hour: Princeton professor Laurence Ralph on police violence in America

Second hour: Monroe County Executive candidate Adam Bello

“Torture is an open secret in Chicago. Nobody in power wants to acknowledge this grim reality, but everyone knows it happens—and that the torturers are the police.” That’s the opening of the summary of a new book called “The Torture Letters” written by Princeton University anthropology professor Laurence Ralph. Ralph is a social scientist who studies police violence and race in the United States. He’s in Rochester as a guest of the University of Rochester, where he’ll give a lecture Wednesday evening. We talk to him about his research, and about police-community relations in American cities. In studio:

  • Laurence Ralph, professor of anthropology, and director of the Center on Transnational Policing at Princeton University; and author of “Renegade Dreams: Living Through Injury in Gangland Chicago,” and “The Torture Letters”

Then in our second hour, we’re joined by Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, who is running for Monroe County Executive. The Democrat is challenging current County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. This hour, we sit down with Bello to discuss his platform and priorities. It’s a chance to hear from him at length prior to Election Day. In studio:

  • Adam Bello, Monroe County Clerk and candidate for Monroe County Executive

*Note: We invited Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo to join this discussion, but her campaign declined the opportunity. Her team requested we hold a different date for her to appear on the show individually. They later declined that option, as well as others to appear on the program prior to Election Day.