Connections with Evan Dawson: Featured Audio
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Evan Dawson talks about what matters in Rochester, NY and the Finger Lakes on Connections, Every weekday.
||Connections: SCOTUS Hears ACA Arguments; What You Didn't Know About Freddie Thomas||First we talk with WXXI’s Michelle Faust to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether...||3/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: What's Going On In Russia?||Is Putin losing it? What's going on in Russia? Top opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was murdered this past weekend, gunned down within sight of the...||3/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Is It Worth It To Study Journalism?||Should students go into journalism? Financial journalist Felix Salmon says no, not anymore. His piece touched off a strong online debate over whether 20...||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Ending the 'R-word'||End the R word. Our panel talks about efforts to stamp out the flippant and hurtful usage of the term "retard" or its variant, "retarded." The...||3/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish||Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is our guest, he's a Palestinian OB/GYN who lost three daughters and a niece when Israel hit his house with rockets in the 2009...||3/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Science Roundtable - Biofuels and Biomass||Our monthly science roundtable tackles the growing research into biofuels and biomass; potential for alternative energies; impact on climate change; and...||3/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Higher Ed as an Economic Driver||Higher education is becoming a major economic driver in many areas, including here in Rochester, where the University of Rochester is now the largest...||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Divorce Rates Decline; Gail Sheehy Returns||Divorce rates have declined in Rochester, and if you dig deeper into the stats, you’ll see that men and women are waiting longer to get married. We’ll...||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Previewing Our New Pet Show; Education Discussions||We start the hour talking with WXXI Morning Edition Host Beth Adams, who is also the host of Unleashed: The Pet Show, that airs tomorrow at Noon. We’ll...||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Fred Guterl Talks About How The Human Race May Be Wiped Out||The job of our guest, Fred Guterl, is to think about all the ways the human race is risking its own future. His book, The Fate of the Species, is a...||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Chef Art Rogers||The Oscars of the culinary world are the James Beard Awards, and for the first time, a Rochester chef is nominated in the category of Best Chef...||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: EstroFest Returns||EstroFest returns for the first time since 2012. The all-female comedy troupe is adding an edge this year: a "truth talk" sketch that might not be as...||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: How Do You Re-Green a City?||The Community Design Center of Rochester continues its "Reshaping Rochester Series" with a look at "Re-Greening the Living City." But how? They're...||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Vegans Fire Back||Last week, a cardiologist on the show remarked that even though studies show going vegan can help cut childhood obesity, he didn't think that was a...||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Connections: Alternatives to Jail For Kids||We preview a community forum that will focus on alternatives to incarceration for children. The title is "Schools to Prison," and will build on themes...||2/23/2015||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.