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Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Fashion Week of Rochester, and the story of a young designer, Christopher Washington;
  • Employment for people with disabilities, with former Senator Tom Harkin;
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day;
  • Gentrification.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Desegregating schools, with Carlotta Walls, one of the Little Rock Nine;
  • Why victims choose to report or not to report sexual assaults;
  • Homeless shaming;
  • Battling addiction, with actress Marlee Matlin.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Dress codes and implicit bias;
  • The sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church;
  • The future of classical music;
  • Trends in the beer industry, and the craft beer scene in Rochester.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • One family's experience with institutional racism;
  • How police-community relations can change;
  • How new words are added to the dictionary.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Why many women fear running in the dark;
  • How some Christians feel about showing mercy;
  • Issues surrounding student journalism and freedom of the press;
  • Job shaming.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • The Sankofa Theatre Festival, and a question about America's "greatness;"
  • The Boy Scouts inviting girls to join their organization;
  • Toxic masculinity in football culture.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Pope Francis calling for a worldwide abolition of the death penalty;
  • The Violence Against Women Act, and how to recognize signs of abuse;
  • LGBTQ representation in television and film;
  • The legacy of Fred Rogers.

Facebook and other platforms have banned Alex Jones and Infowars, most famous for their claims that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax. Jones is a huckster who has built an empire on obviously wrong conspiracy theories. But some critics say that social media companies need clear standards before banning; Twitter has decided to let Jones stay. Our guests debate the merits of bans on platforms that have become almost ubiquitous in modern life. Our guests:

  • Scott Malouf, attorney whose work focuses on the intersection of social media and the law
  • Mike Johansson, lecturer of communication at RIT

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • Puerto Rico, and perceptions Americans on the mainland have about Puerto Ricans and their culture;
  • Recycling, and what can and cannot go in your blue box;
  • Food culture in remote communities around the world;
  • How kids view changes in technology.

Weekend Connections is a collection of some of the most noteworthy moments from the week on Connections with Evan Dawson. This episode includes conversations about:

  • If we're alone in the universe, climate change, and more, with astrophysicist Adam Frank;
  • How to curb gun violence in Rochester;
  • If the American church has failed the poor.

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