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Connections: The Situation in Ferguson (Two programs)

On Monday's edition of "Connections", we spent both hours discussing the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the aftermath which is still ongoing. How could the situation have been handled differently? Could this situation happen in Western New York? We discuss the situation, and the hypotheticals with our panels:

First Hour:

  • Bill Johnson, former Rochester Mayor
  • Kit Miller, director of the Gandhi Institute for Non Violence
  • Verdis Robinson, professor of History and African American Studies at Monroe Community College
  • Bill Clark, Urban League president

Second Hour:

  • Shabaka Mu Ausar, filmmaker of "Young Black Male"
  • Sherry Walker-Cowart, Center for Dispute Settlement president
  • Frank Liberti, Center for Dispute Settlement

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.