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: Examining the fractures in the local Democratic Party||We're examining the fractures in the local Democratic Party. For years, there's been discussion, both publicly and privately, about the battles in the party, and the lack of unity. At committee meetings last week, the frustrations bubbled over, resulting||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: What's next for marijuana?||The newest Gallup poll shows 60% of Americans support full legalization of marijuana. With several states legalizing marijuana, this seems to be a moment of change in the country, right? Well, perhaps not with Jeff Sessions serving as the Attorney General||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekend Connections: Week of March 20th||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 Rochester Association of Black Journalists' "Rochester Legends;" A local man's||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Rochester Reads 2017 - The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld||Rochester Reads is Writers & Books annual event, choosing one title for the community to read together. They've selected The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld, a book about a death row in an ancient stone prison. Through the eyes of an inmate who finds escape||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: State Senator Rich Funke||State Senator Rich Funke sits down with us for the hour to discuss state business, from ride sharing to the governor's free tuition plan, education spending to taxes.||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The film, Fair Haven, and conversion therapy||Despite condemnation by the American Medical Association and all the major mental health professions, conversion therapy designed to change a person's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual is still prevalent across the United||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Consul general of the Republic of Poland discusses U.S.-Poland relations||Maciej Golubiewski, the consul general of the Republic of Poland, is in Rochester this week. Poland is one of six Eastern European nations appealing to the U.S. for help in standing up to Russia. We talk to Golubiewski about a range of topics, including||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Cooking for your kidneys with John Vito||John Vito lost his restaurant and cooking career when kidney failure nearly killed him. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, he got the coverage he needed to survive, and he's found a way to keep cooking. His new project is called Cooking for Your Kidneys ,||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: What we know (and don't know) about the impact of the AHCA||We discuss the AHCA and how it could impact us here in Western New York. We talk about the debate over the so-called "Buffalo Bribe," and the possible impact on Medicaid recipients. And we try to answer a broad range of questions about costs, coverage,||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: RABJ's "Rochester Legends"||The Rochester Association of Black Journalists has produced a television documentary series and children’s book series called “Rochester Legends.” Both projects feature interviews with noted African Americans who have made significant contributions||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Should we psychoanalyze people from afar?||Political analyst and author Andrew Sullivan says it's time to demand a psychiatric evaluation of President Trump. Sullivan says Trump refuses to recognize reality or accept basic facts, and it's putting the country in danger. But is it wise to||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Examining the fascinating discovery of the Trappist-1 exoplanets||NASA researchers recently announced that they've discovered the future home of Earthlings, after climate change leaves this planet uninhabitable. Okay, not exactly, but it's a tantalizing discovery: a star system not too far away with seven Earth-like||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeekend Connections: Week of March 13th||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 Persian holiday Nowruz, and the latest travel ban from Donald Trump's administration;||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Previewing the return of PBS' Home Fires||We preview the return of the PBS show, Home Fires , with a discussion about how World War II impacted families and individual communities. We listen to some music from the time, hear about local history, and a World War II veteran shares his story. Our||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: A tribute to Bob Smith||Former WXXI host Bob Smith passed away Friday morning at the age of 63. Bob was the original host of WXXI’s midday talk show, 1370 Connection, for more than 25 years. Every day, Bob led community-driven conversations on everything from education and the||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer WXXI Host Bob Smith has died||(Rochester, NY) Former WXXI Host Bob Smith passed away this morning at the age of 63 after a long illness. Bob was the original host of WXXI’s midday talk show, 1370 Connection, for over 25 years. Every day, he created two hours of civic engagement and||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: Fast Forward Film Festival raises awareness of environmental problems||The annual Fast Forward Film Festival is coming, bringing an environmental bent to short films. We've had a chance to watch the films, and our guests explain how they use film to explore questions about climate, art, nature, and more. Our guests: Andy||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The latest on President Trump's immigration ban; celebrating Persian New Year||The White House's latest travel ban was thrown out by a federal judge on Wednesday. But countries on President Trump's list have already floated the idea of "reciprocal bans." What would that mean? Our guests touch on the recent news, but they also||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: How to get better sleep||When you think about the keys to good health, you probably think of diet and exercise -- but what about sleep? Scientists say getting the recommended amount of sleep is the most effective way to stay healthy. Plus, research shows that a consistent lack of||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConnections: The "Raise the Age" debate||The New York State budget is due April 1, and one of the hot topics is “Raise the Age” legislation. New York and North Carolina are the only two states that prosecute 16- and 17-year-old offenders as adults. For five years, the issue has divided parti||3/15/2017||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.