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Journalist Jessica Nordell on her book, "The End of Bias"

Jessica Nordell

Journalist Jessica Nordell makes a case for how to better understand our biases, and how to end them. Her book, “The End of Bias,” is a thorough examination of how bias impacts workplaces and societies.

It turns out that the vast majority of Americans would describe themselves as more objective than the average person -- but this confidence in our own objectivity is often misplaced. Nordell writes that many diversity training programs don't help, and can make the problems worse. So what can be done?

Nordell will be in Rochester for a presentation organized by the JCC, but first she joins us on Connections. 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.