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.
||CleanWeekend Connections: Week of May 21||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 to teach children and teenagers about healthy relationships; Language and||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: 25th Congressional District candidate Joe Morelle||We continue our series of interviews with the candidates running to fill the Congressional seat of the late Louise Slaughter. This hour, we’re joined by Assemblyman Joe Morelle .||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: "By age 35, you should..."||"By age 35, you should….” That phrase is at the center of a debate about what’s realistic for millennials when it comes to everything from financial security to the kinds of forks they have in their kitchen drawers. All kidding aside, the meme has||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Bowl champion Roland Williams responds to new NFL national anthem policy||Super Bowl champion Roland Williams spoke with WXXI's Evan Dawson following the NFL's new national anthem policy. The league voted in the new policy on Wednesday; it states that if players kneel on the field or sidelines, their teams will be fined, but||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing the NFL's new national anthem policy||On Wednesday, NFL owners voted in a new national anthem policy. The policy states that if players kneel on the field or sidelines, their teams will be fined, but players are allowed to remain in the locker room while the anthem is played. NFL Commission||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Dr. Oz and the dangers of promoting pseudoscience||Physicians are reacting to President Trump’s recent decision to appoint Dr. Mehmet Oz to his Council on Sport, Fitness, and Nutrition. Many doctors and lawmakers across the country are criticizing the move, saying the celebrity doctor has promoted||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: How are we teaching kids about healthy relationships?||After another mass school shooting, it has been reported that the gunman had been pursuing one of the female victims. While the reports have clashed, it's possible that the gunman felt rejected, and decided to murder the young woman for not accepting hi||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing phase three of Reimagine RTS||The local public transportation system is about to change. "Reimagine RTS" is a year-long effort to revamp Rochester's public bus system to match community needs and desires. RTS just released phase three of the study. Phase three shares with the public||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing the Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series||The Reel Mind Theatre and Film Series is underway. It features films and performances that address the stigma attached to mental illness and behavior disorders, while providing messages of hope. One of the films in this year's lineup is the documentary,||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: What would cities designed by women look like?||Would cities look different if they were designed primarily by women? Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman thinks so. She’s an urban anthropologist advocating for gender equality in urban design. Johnston-Zimmerman will be in Rochester next week to speak at the||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Is it time to abolish the monarchy?||Amidst the fervor for the latest royal wedding, we explore the question: is it time to abolish the monarchy? Harry and Meghan enjoyed a worldwide audience that was intermittently fixated with things like the guests' dresses and the presence (or not) of||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The impact of language on dehumanization||President Trump referred to members of an international criminal gang as "animals." That sparked a debate about whether it's appropriate to use language that dehumanizes; the president has previously referred to Mexican immigrants as "rapists," while||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekend Connections: Week of May 14||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: Coming out as a gay athlete, with Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis; The possible||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Debating the standing ovation||When's the last time you gave someone a standing ovation? We have a little debate over when to stand, and when to stay seated. The critics say that we stand too often, and that has removed the meaning of standing ovations. It's the adult version of||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Olympic gold medalist and LGBTQ activist Greg Louganis||Greg Louganis, Olympic gold medalist and LGBTQ activist, joins us in studio. He discusses a range of issues, including the inclusion (or exclusion) of gay athletes in locker rooms, and the landscape for people with HIV. Our guests: Greg Louganis , Olymp||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: ROC Believers explore revitalization in Rochester's neighborhoods||Students from Genesee Community Charter School have teamed up with a local artist on a mural project to better understand Rochester’s neighborhoods. The ROC Believers join us to share what they learned about poverty, gentrification, and urban||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The documentary, Lake of Betrayal||A documentary called Lake of Betrayal tells the story of the Kinzua Dam on the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, and how its construction forced the Seneca Indian people from their ancestral land. It’s a story of politics, commercialization, broken||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Has Kanye West lost touch with his roots?||Fans and critics of Kanye West are reacting to the rapper's recent comments about political figures and slavery. West has tweeted about his support for President Trump and right-wing figures, and has said slavery was a "choice." In a piece in the Atlant||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The future of sports betting in New York State||Sports gambling could soon be legal in New York State. This comes after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided a 1992 federal law prohibiting sports betting was unconstitutional. Casinos and race tracks are celebrating the news; owners say the lift on||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Keeping teenagers out of the criminal justice system||We talk to teens involved with Rochester Teen Court . The program is in its 21st year and gives nonviolent teen offenders alternative sentencing in order to keep them out of the criminal justice system. Teen jurors recommend that sentencing for their||5/15/2018||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.
Evan has a good combination of being kind, compassionate, and gentle with being firm on calling out BS. I’ve lived in Rochester for... a few years... and I still learn from him. He could easily go national but I hope he doesn’t.