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Rochester, NY

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Connections: The impact of clinician burnout

9/19/2017
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What happens when doctors and nurses get overwhelmed? Every day, clinicians provide treatment for patients with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions. Being exposed to human suffering and having to face ethical challenges leaves many providers distressed, and sometimes, burned out. A Mayo Clinic study reported that in 2014, more than half of U.S. physicians experience at least one symptom of burnout, leading clinician burnout to be labeled as a public health crisis. What does this...

Duration: 00:50:58


Connections: First-time City Council candidates share their experiences running for office

9/19/2017
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City Council in Rochester had a number of new faces running for seats this year, but they didn’t all win the Democratic primary. What happens when you take that jump for the first time and it doesn’t work out? Do you stay involved? Do you run again? We talk to some of them about their experiences as first-time candidates, and what’s next. Our guests: Mary Lupien Shawn Dunwoody Dorian Hall Tom Hasman

Duration: 00:49:47


Connections: How students can apply lessons learned from studying abroad

9/18/2017
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When college students go abroad, they spend weeks, months, or even a year assimilating into a different culture. So how can they integrate those global experiences into their daily lives when they return home? That's the focus of an upcoming conference at SUNY Geneseo called ROC Your Global Future . We talk to conference organizers and returning students about how they can apply their international perspectives to our community and their educational goals. In studio: Sam Cardamone,...

Duration: 00:50:52


Connections: The impact of New York State's special education crisis

9/18/2017
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Parents of hundreds of children with special needs in New York State say their kids are not receiving the services they need. A recent report in the Democrat & Chronicle stated that in the 2016-2017 school year "nearly 400 3- and 4-year-olds in Monroe County were not evaluated for developmental delays within 60 days of their referral as required by law, according to local school district records.” The delay in referrals puts children at a developmental disadvantage, and at risk for needing...

Duration: 00:49:57


Weekend Connections: Week of September 11th

9/15/2017
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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: If Rochester could be home to Amazon's second headquarters; The Iran nuclear deal, with Ambassador Thomas Pickering; The Attica prison uprising; Poverty, with actress Andie MacDowell.

Duration: 00:21:48


Connections: Actress Andie MacDowell, and finding hope for people struggling with addiction

9/15/2017
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2016 marked the first time a U.S. surgeon general released a report addressing substance use disorders and health problems related to those disorders. According to the report, one in seven Americans will develop a substance abuse disorder at some point in their lives, but only one in ten will receive treatment. While a number of issues factor into the decision not to seek help – inaccessibility of treatment centers, personal beliefs about treatment, and more – the stigma attached to...

Duration: 00:51:10


Connections: How to engage in better public discourse

9/15/2017
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No one will ever change their mind, right? Is there any point in debating friends about politics or heavy subjects when the disagree? University of Rochester philosopher Richard Feldman says we can engage in better public discourse. He joins us in studio to discuss how.

Duration: 00:49:59


Connections: Dr. Rick Kittles, co-founder of African Ancestry

9/14/2017
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We’re joined by Dr. Rick Kittles . He’s the co-founder of African-Ancestry, the largest African lineage DNA database in the world. His work has been used to track the ancestry of people featured on PBS’ “Finding Your Roots.” Dr. Kittles is in Rochester as a guest of the Jordan Health Foundation, but first, he joins us on Connections to discuss his work.

Duration: 00:51:16


Connections: Exploring the power of the moving image

9/14/2017
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The Memorial Art Gallery is exploring new ways to create provocative portraits of subjects, and in its current exhibition, it’s using video. The MAG is partnering with renowned video artist Charles Atlas on a video installation called “Here she is...v1,” featuring iconic drag performer Lady Bunny. We discuss the exhibit and talk about the impact of the moving image. Our guests: Charles Atlas, film and video artist Jonathan Binstock , director of the Memorial Art Gallery John Hanhardt,...

Duration: 00:49:57


Connections: Debating so-called "clean meat"

9/13/2017
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What is all this buzz about "clean meat?" The idea is to eat meat that is grown in a lab, from stem cells -- no animal slaughter; no animal confinement; no carbon footprint associated with animal-based agriculture. Memphis Meats showed off a meatball made from cultured meat, and they have Bill Gates and Richard Branson investing millions. So if this is the future of meat, why are so many people pushing back? Our guests explain: Kevin McCann, owner of McCann’s Local Meats Marty O’Sullivan,...

Duration: 00:51:29


Connections: Heather Ann Thompson, author of a Pulitzer-winning book on Attica

9/13/2017
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Heather Ann Thompson won the Pulitzer Prize for her book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy . Thompson uncovered stories, documents, and information that the state kept suppressed for decades. We talk to her about the years she spent researching the true stories of what happened at Attica -- before, during, and after the uprising.

Duration: 00:50:03


Connections: Ambassador Thomas Pickering

9/12/2017
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Ambassador Thomas Pickering joins us in studio. He was the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for part of the 1990s, and he's in Rochester as a guest of the World Affairs Council. Ambassador Pickering discusses a number of subjects with us, chief among them: his thoughts on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and the actions of the Trump White House.

Duration: 00:51:33


Connections: What can Rochester learn from other cities about urban waterfront development?

9/12/2017
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As city leaders and community members continue to debate the future of downtown development, some are looking to Rochester’s waterways as an asset in that revitalization. This hour, we discuss urban waterfront development with Mark Johnson, president and leading designer for Civitas. The landscape architecture firm is internationally known for its nature-in-the-city projects — designs that merge waterfronts, green spaces, and city living. What could Rochester learn from Civitas’ success?...

Duration: 00:49:35


Connections: Discussing electoral reform

9/11/2017
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Voting reform remains a challenge to overcome in the U.S. and in individual states. According to the League of Women Voters, New York ranked 41st in voter turnout in 2016, with just more than 57 percent of eligible voters casting their ballots. While many people choose not to go to the polls, systemic barriers prevent others from voting. The League of Women voters is holding a forum on the topic next week. We preview that forum and discuss a number of issues related to electoral reform....

Duration: 00:51:30


Connections: Could Rochester be home to Amazon's second headquarters?

9/11/2017
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Amazon announced last week that it's looking for a home for its second headquarters. Could Rochester be in the running? Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy says yes, and he has already written two letters to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, touting Rochester's qualifications. Amazon says it will invest $5 billion in "HQ2" and create 50,000 new jobs over the next two decades. Its requirements for a new home include a metropolitan area with at least a million people, a...

Duration: 00:49:44


Weekend Connections: Week of September 4th

9/8/2017
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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: Mental illness and the case of Holly Colino; Why people believe in conspiracy theories, with author Kurt Andersen; Films that don't hold up; Fashion Week of Rochester, and how it benefits mothers and children at the Crisis Nursery.

Duration: 00:19:15


Connections: Rochester mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart, part three

9/8/2017
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When Mayor Warren's health caused the cancellation of the Voice of the Voter televised debate, Connections reached out to all three Democratic campaigns to seek some time before the primary. Two of the three candidates agreed to come back on the program; the mayor's staff told us (almost two weeks ago now) that she won't have any time. This hour, we're joined by Rachel Barnhart .

Duration: 00:51:18


Connections: Rochester mayoral candidate James Sheppard, part three

9/8/2017
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When Mayor Warren's health caused the cancellation of the Voice of the Voter televised debate, Connections reached out to all three Democratic campaigns to seek some time before the primary. Two of the three candidates agreed to come back on the program; the mayor's staff told us (almost two weeks ago now) that she won't have any time. This hour, we're joined by James Sheppard .

Duration: 00:50:21


Connections: New restaurants in LeRoy revitalize a historic property

9/7/2017
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It's a second helping of the Summer of Food, and we're going a half hour west of Rochester to a historic old property. In LeRoy, a beautiful building on the edge of the Oatka Creek became one of the first Main Street locations in the 1820s. It was a fixture, but in 2004, a massive fire gutted the building that had served as a factory, a bank office, a private home, and then a restaurant. The burned out shell was a sad reminder of what was lost -- until a team of individuals decided to pour...

Duration: 00:50:55


Connections: Misconceptions about mental health and violence

9/7/2017
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The tragic and bizarre story of Holly Colino's descent into mental illness has sparked a lot of media attention, but the murder she allegedly committed was not at all typical of someone struggling with such problems. And here is the concern of the local mental health community: Can we dig into Colino's past to understand what led her back to Rochester without mistaking her story as something common or typical? People with mental illness already deal with stigma and misunderstanding. We...

Duration: 00:50:35

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