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Why do we give?

Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan and Rev. Colin Pritchard on "Connections."
Emmarae Stein
Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan and Rev. Colin Pritchard appear on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Research shows Americans plan to spend less on gifts -- and buy fewer gifts -- this holiday season. Inflation is cited as the biggest factor in that decision. The research also shows Americans plan to donate less to charity this year.

This hour, we have a conversation about why we give, and about what thoughtful gift giving looks like with the current state of the economy. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."