Connections with Evan Dawson
Connections: Books For The Season11/26/14
We continue to present books for the season, including two authors with local ties: Rochelle Bilow, author of The Call of the FarmMark Fearing, author...
Connections: Cultural Awareness in Education
Our guest this hour is Zoe Weil, the founder of the Institute for Humane Education. She trains teachers to foster more cultural awareness in students....
Connections: The Lessons Of The New Film "Interstellar"
The new film Interstellar asks us to think about the long-term impact of climate change. How will we find a new home for the human race if Earth is...
Connections: The Economics Of "A Christmas Carol"
A new book looks at the economic philosophy that drove the creation of Dickens' a Christmas Carol. In particular, author Carlo DeVito has done...
Connections: Healthy Friday - Poverty Related Illness
Western New Yorkers living in poverty are at a higher risk for many chronic and life-threatening illnesses. High rates of miscarriage, infant mortality,...
Connections: Healthy Friday - Hospital Readmissions
When patients come back to the hospital for a second time after a surgery or emergency room visit, it has tremendous costs. These costs affect no one...
Connections: The Local Knowledge Industry
This hour we take a look at the growth of the local knowledge industry. We have the founders of the Rochester Brainery, Stephanie Rankin and Danielle...
Connections: Eating Local When it Snows
Eating locally sourced food is fine when the weather is warmer, but what happens when the weather turns colder...and it snows? The options are growing...
Connections: Homeless Plight in Western New York
A look at the homeless plight in western New York. It's the first of two interviews on this subject, and there are strongly divergent viewpoints. In...
Connections: George H. W. Bush's New Biography Written By Curt Smith
Curt Smith, the author, lecturer, and former presidential speechwriter, is our guest this hour to talk about his new biography on President George H. W....
Connections: Should Monroe County Be A Single School District?
We preview a community forum taking place Wednesday night titled, "Would a metropolitan school district be good for Monroe County?" Writers and Books is...
Connections: The Monroe County Budget
Monroe County lawmakers have until December 9, essentially, to register their complaints or new ideas with the county budget proposed by County...
Connections: Writing and the Book Industry
We spend this hour talking about writing. We have published authors and a marketer to discuss the burning questions that you may have about the book...
Connections: Reshaping Rochester Awards
The filling of the Inner Loop is underway. It’s been touted as a project that can transform downtown Rochester, most notably the East End that has been...
Connections: Education Friday - What About the Rural Districts?
So much discussion of school funding focuses on urban districts. But now, a number of rural western New York districts are raising a collective voice,...
Connections: Education Friday - Ellwanger Barry Nursery School
So you’re not inclined to home school, but you worry that schools are pushing kids too early toward “academic rigor?” There’s a school that tries to...
Connections: The Cost of Child Care
It’s no surprise that child care for struggling working families remains in short supply, but the exact numbers may surprise you. The Center for...
Connections: Philae Probe; Net Neutrality
We’ll spend the hour deep in the worlds of science and technology. First, we talk about this week’s amazing landing of a probe on a speeding comet –...
Connections: TedxRochester is This Weekend
TedxRochester is coming this weekend. We'll meet many of the participants as we preview the subjects they'll cover.
Connections: Why Don't Young People Vote?
Why don't young people vote? Yes, youth vote jumped in 2008, but it has flatlined once again in the years that followed. Why is that? Our panel of 20...
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