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 September 17||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: Dress codes and implicit bias; The sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church; The future||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: What does it mean to graduate with a degree in sustainability?||St. John Fisher College has launched a new major: students can now graduate with a degree in sustainability. The program links the campus to the community in an effort to ignite conversations about sustainability across industries. We discuss the progra||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: How data can help reform America's criminal justice system||The leader of a local nonprofit says her group is fixing a barrier that stands in the way of meaningful criminal reforms: a data gap. Measures for Justice President Amy Bach says America’s justice system needs better data to determine if the money spe||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Author Dubravka Ugresic and her book, "American Fictionary"||Award-winning author Dubravka Ugresic is in Rochester to discuss her book of essays, American Fictionary . Ugresic fled war-torn Yugoslavia in the early 1990s for Amsterdam, and later, Middletown, Connecticut. It was in America that she says she was||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing the future of classical music||What is the future of classical music in America? The Eastman School of Music is hosting three guest scholars this weekend who will help answer that question. They join us in studio for a preview of their presentations about teaching classical music in||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Raise the Age campaign||We have a conversation about judge Brett Kavanaugh and the Raise the Age campaign. Advocates for raising the age of criminal responsibility have wanted 18 to be the age for adult criminal responsibility. Now, some defenders of Kavanaugh say you cannot||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The debate over the dress code at Murphy's Law||A photo of the dress code posted at the bar Murphy’s Law on East Avenue has gone viral. While the owners say the policy was put in place nine years ago and reflects other dress codes in the area, many community members say it’s discriminatory. The p||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Dr. Eric Olson on Mexico's evolving criminal landscape||The World Affairs Council of Rochester kicks off its new season of speakers with a conversation about Mexico's evolving criminal landscape. There has been a great deal of news coverage of Mexican gangs, spurred by the White House. Dr. Eric Olson is Depu||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing "dying professions"||A new list of "25 dying professions you should avoid" has gone viral, and it's generating conversations about the occupations listed. While it may not seem surprising that door-to-door salesperson is on the list, do you think lawyer should have been||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Why more Americans are choosing wine and spirits over beer||Research shows that when they go out for a drink, Americans – especially millennials – are more likely to order wine or cocktails over beer. Why? Many consumers say wine and spirits taste better, cost less, and are healthier. The news has the beer||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Is there a civil war within the Catholic church?||The Catholic Church is struggling with more allegations of sexual abuse and a widening scandal. Some Catholic writers have called it a civil war within the church. So how can the church heal? Will members stay throughout the storm? Our guests weigh in:||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekend Connections: Week of September 10||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: One family's experience with institutional racism; How police-community relations can||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe||On the heels of primary night, we continue our conversations about New York State politics. Larry Sharpe, the libertarian candidate for governor, is in Rochester for a series of events. Sharpe has been outspoken on a number of issues, including his pled||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Brockport education leaders launch diversity certification program||The College at Brockport is rolling out a new program alongside the Brockport Central School District, and it comes with a message: understanding how to teach and live in diverse communities is not limited to urban areas. In the past several years,||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The state of workforce development in Rochester and the Finger Lakes||We discuss workforce development in Rochester and the Finger Lakes. A local program has been highlighted by a statewide non-profit for its efforts to help young people gain valuable skills. We discuss the Green Visions program at Greentopia and the stat||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Author Daniel Koretz and his book, "The Testing Charade"||With the start of the school year, we have a conversation standardized testing. Daniel Koretz is the author of "The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better." He joins us to discuss why he thinks standardized testing has negative impacts on||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Local activist Miriam Zinter on the impact of institutional racism||Local activist Miriam Zinter recently posted a Twitter thread about her family's personal struggle with institutional racism. The thread went viral. Zinter joins us to share the challenges her father faced in the fields of education, the military,||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing satire, and the controversy surrounding the cartoon of Serena Williams||When tennis superstar Serena Williams was penalized multiple times during the U.S. Open final on Saturday, her reaction led to controversy. Williams told the chair umpire at the match that a man would not be criticized for the comments and behavior that||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Discussing 21st century policing||The Irondequoit Police Department will be hosting its Police Community Relations Forum next week. The goal is to build community engagement and identify a two-year strategic plan for the police department using resident input. The forum is one of severa||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: How to heal divides between men and women||The Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is bringing experts in gender reconciliation to Rochester. Cynthia Brix and Will Keepin will give a presentation at Nazareth College and a retreat at the Clover Center next month. Their work focuses on healing the||9/11/2018||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.