Connections with Evan Dawson
By Evan Dawson
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WXXI's Evan Dawson talks about what matters to Rochester and the Finger Lakes on Connections, Every weekday from Noon-2 p.m. on WXXI-AM 1370, WRUR FM 88.5, and online at WXXINews.org.
||CleanConnections: Mayor Lovely Warren Discusses Her RecommendationTo Stop Using Red Light Cameras||Mayor Lovely Warren has recommended the City of Rochester end its red light camera program. City Council will vote on the issue later this month. The recommendation has led to some cheers, while critics say that the reasons given by the mayor have been||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: A Criminal Justice Professor's Personal Story Of Gun Violence||We hear the remarkable story of Irshad Altheimer , a criminal justice professor at RIT. Altheimer can never forget the impact of gun violence in his own life: in 1997, a gang member opened fire on the car Altheimer was riding in. One of Irshad's friends||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Small Business Challenges With Eat Me Ice Cream||Why would coconut milk need to be pasteurized? Strange question, but for a local small business owner, it could mean a lot of money. Eat Me Ice Cream is five years old, and has experienced tremendous growth in the past two years. Now the company is||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Trump Surrogates Invoke Japanese Internment As Legal Precedent||Donald Trump's surrogates have cited Japanese internment camps as legal precedent for a potential Muslim registry. To say the least, this is a controversial defense of a so-called "Muslim ban," and it set off a storm of discussion about our own painful||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Local "Protectors" Discuss Protests At Standing Rock||A number of people from the Rochester area have traveled to Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers said it will not approve an easement that would allow the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Democrats From The Monroe County Legislature Discuss County Business||Last week we sat down with Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo; now we sit down with two of the leading Democrats from the Monroe County Legislature. Cindy Kaleh and Jim Sheppard discuss a range of issues related to county business: the budget; the||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Monthly Science Roundtable Looks At Human Evolution||Our Monthly Science Roundtable asks the question, What does it mean to be human? We're not simply talking about the science of evolution -- although we'll talk about that! -- we're asking about culture, and religion, and human nature. It all ties into a||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Overtime Rules, Labor, And Issues Facing Workers||A federal judge recently blocked an Obama administration policy that was going to give more workers overtime. We discuss this ruling, and we discuss issues facing the American worker more broadly. President-elect Trump has promised to protect American||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekend Connections: Week of November 28th||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 future of Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood under the Trump administration, and the||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: 500 Years Later, The Legacy Of Martin Luther||We are coming up on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's famous event, that either did or did not happen. Luther's famous 95 Theses are legend now, nailed to a church door in a German town. He was attacking the Roman Catholic leadership. We discuss||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Reconciling Journalism With A "Post-Truth" America||"Post-truth." "Fake news." It's a new world of information and misinformation, and for journalists, it's about to get even more challenging. President-Elect Trump has shown consistent hostility to news organizations. Considering that, is this a moment of||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo||Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo joins us in studio to discuss a range of issues. We talk about the budget, we examine her efforts to dissolve LDCs, and we review her first year in office.||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The Future Of Women's Health If Roe v Wade Is Overturned||Donald Trump has said that he wants to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will seek to undo Roe v Wade. During a recent interview, Trump said that women seeking abortions could simply cross state lines to find providers, if Roe is overturned. What would||12/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Ugandan Water Project||The Ugandan Water Project started in 2008, and now it's a mission to provide clean water to a population that desperately needs it. The way it happens is remarkable: 10,000 liter polyvinyl tanks collect rainwater. Local musicians are hoping to help raise||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Is It Time For New York To Welcome Uber And Lyft?||Governor Andrew Cuomo says that if Upstate New Yorkers want ride-sharing like Uber, they need to call their lawmakers. So has the time come? Or are the critics right to push back, saying that Uber undermines workers? Our panel discusses it: Matt Haag ,||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Understanding Implicit Bias||We hear the phrase "implicit bias" quite a bit these days. What is it, exactly? Melanie Funchess has lectured on the subject , giving examples from her own life. She's our guest for the hour. Melanie works for the Mental Health Association; she has also||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Refugees In Rochester||With so much talk about refugees, we thought it would be important to hear real-life stories -- not just hype and headlines. What is life like in America as a refugee? How have refugees adjusted to living in Rochester? Our guests help us understand. In||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: How Are Jewels And Metals Sourced?||Both CNBC and the Daily Beast report that millennials are buying fewer diamonds, for reasons of cost and ethical concerns. Other sources dispute this alleged trend. Regardless, if you've ever wondered where jewelry comes from, this is a chance to find out||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The Future Of The Democratic Party||Senator Bernie Sanders says that Democrats must listen to what voters want, and Sanders says the answer is not "Republican light." He wants a strong set of populist policies going forward. Our panel of voters who supported Sanders in the primary explain||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Helping Local Non-Profits During The Holidays-Part 1||This annual program offers a wide-ranging look at what local organizations need to help make the holidays special for thousands of kids in poverty, women in crisis, and families in need. Our guests explain what you can do to help, whether it's offering||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It'll make you smarter
Evan has a wonderful way of moderating and adding to the discussions on his show. He is always prepared and respectful. It's a must-listen for any citizen of the Finger Lakes region.
Permanent Deacon in RC Church
I speak as someone whom Evan interviewed—he was a an excellent host: informed, thoughtful, clear in forming questions, imaginative. I was honored to be invited to be on the show with him.