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Weekend Connections

To our listeners,

We're working hard every day on Connections to keep you informed about the coronavirus pandemic. We want WXXI News to be your source for accurate, up-to-date, and reliable journalism during this uncertain time. Since this situation is so fluid and a weekly podcast wouldn't accurately reflect developments, we are placing Weekend Connections on a temporary hiatus. 

Please join us on Connections every weekday from noon-2 p.m. You can also listen to the program on WXXI-AM 1370 and WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester, WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva, and online. We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback -- especially during this time of physical distancing. You can reach us at 1-844-295-TALK (8255) during the live show, and also anytime via email.

Thank you, as always, for your listenship. Take care!

-Megan, Evan, and Emmarae

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:

  • A local refugee's experience growing up in Afghanistan under the Taliban;
  • Elitism, with journalist and author Joel Stein;
  • How public schools teach climate change.

Connections intern Emmarae Stein assisted with the production of this episode.

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:

  • Sepsis, and a local woman's story about how she says medical professionals saved her life;
  • Bike culture and sharing the road in Rochester;
  • Expectations for African American youth, with local artist Britton Bradford. 

This episode of Weekend Connections was produced by Connections intern Emmarae Stein.

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 gift of anger, with Arun Gandhi;
  • The Harvey Weinstein verdict and what it means for the #MeToo movement;
  • Intersectionality;
  • Are radio waves coming from deep space being sent by aliens?

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 debate over Governor Cuomo's paid sick leave proposal;
  • The rise of anti-Semitism;
  • The proposed Equal Rights Amendment.

Connections intern Emmarae Stein assisted with the production of this podcast.

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 Rochester City School District's finances, with Superintendent Terry Dade;
  • How boys' thoughts on women, sex, and consent are shaped;
  • Ethics, inspired by the NBC sitcom, "The Good Place."

Connections intern Emmarae Stein assisted with the production of this podcast.

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 impact of the earthquakes that have hit Puerto Rico;
  • Whether or not newspapers should endorse political candidates;
  • What Brits think about the so-called "Megxit" news;
  • The legal rights and experiences of adoptees in New York State. 

This edition of Weekend Connections was produced by Connections intern, Emmarae Stein.

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:

  • How so-called rust-belt cities like Rochester can use their histories to fuel revitalization;
  • The state of early intervention services in Monroe County, and how they benefit families;
  • The value of respite programs for caregivers and people with disabilities.

Several of these stories are reported from WXXI’s Inclusion Desk. This edition of Weekend Connections was produced by Connections intern, Emmarae Stein.

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:

  • How members of the United Methodist Church are responding to the proposed denominational split over LGBTQ-related issues;
  • How the local faith community is addressing systemic racism;
  • Ricky Gervais' monologue at the Golden Globes.

This edition of Weekend Connections was produced by Connections intern, Emmarae Stein.

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:

  • How the University of Rochester campus is moving forward after the events of last year, with UR President Sarah Mangelsdorf;
  • The stigma surrounding HIV;
  • Cryptocurrency in 2019;
  • Food waste and food sustainability efforts at the University of Rochester.

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