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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.

Evan Dawson


    • Sep 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 50m AVG DURATION
    • 1,074 EPISODES

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    Latest episodes from Connections with Evan Dawson

    Stephen J. West, author of "Soft-Boiled: An Investigation Of Masculinity and the Writer's Life"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 51:49


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, September 26, 2022, we talk with author Stephen J. West about his new memoir, "Soft-Boiled: An Investigation Of Masculinity and the Writer's Life."

    How dietary imbalances are leading to diagnoses of depression in women

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 51:32


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, September 26, 2022, a physician and dietitian discuss the impact that dietary imbalances have on depression diagnoses in women.

    Heron Hill Winery founder John Ingle on 50 years in the wine industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 51:53


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 23, 2022, we talk with John Ingle, one of the founding members of the Finger Lakes wine industry. Ingle is celebrating 50 years as the owner of Heron Hill Winery.

    Charles Finney School alumni on changing the school's policies related to LGBTQ students

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 51:21


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 23, 2022, alumni from the Charles Finney School discuss the school's new policies regarding LGBTQ students.

    Actor and advocate Gabourey Sidibe on raising awareness about mental health

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 51:51


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 22, 2022, award-winning actor Gabourey Sidibe previews her talk at East House's upcoming annual Hope and Recovery Luncheon.

    Discussing "quiet quitting"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 51:15


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 22, 2022, local human resource professionals discuss "quiet quitting" and its impact on the workforce.

    What does "affordable housing" mean?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 51:45


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, our guests examine the state of affordable housing in Rochester and Monroe County.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Andrea Elliott on her book, "Invisible Child"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 51:05


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Pulitzer-prize winning author Andrea Elliott discusses her book, "Invisible Child," and issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, racism, and more.

    Members of the Rochester Union of Nurses and Allied Professionals on their organization efforts

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 51:20


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, members of the Rochester Union of Nurses and Allied Professionals discuss their new union.

    Holocaust survivor Lea Malek shares her story

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 51:33


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, a local Holocaust survivor, Lea Malek, tells her story and discusses why it's important to teach younger generations about the atrocities of the past.

    How local clinicians are adopting lifestyle medicine practices in their work with patients

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 51:21


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, September 19, 2022, local doctors discuss how they are incorporating lifestyle medicine practices in their work with patients.

    Exploring the state of the labor movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 51:10


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, September 19, 2022, we're joined by local union organizers to talk about the state of the labor movement.

    Author John Leland on his book, "Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 51:30


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 16, 2022, New York Times reporter John Leland discusses his book, "Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old," along with local senior citizens.

    Assemblymember Jen Lunsford on her re-election campaign

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 51:35


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 16, 2022, New York State Assemblymember Jen Lunsford discusses her re-election campaign.

    An update on the state of early intervention services in Monroe County

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 51:53


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 15, 2022, guests discuss the state of early intervention services in Monroe County — including funding and staffing shortages — and how issues with the system impact families.

    What does victory look like for Ukrainians?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 42:03


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 15, 2022, guests discuss what victory would look like for Ukrainians at this stage of the war.

    What's the state of Rochester music venues, post-shutdowns?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 49:15


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, representatives from local music venues discuss the challenges they've faced and the adaptations they've made since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Author Steven Thrasher on his book, "The Viral Underclass"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 51:16


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, September 12, 2022, we're joined by Steven Thrasher, author of the book, "The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide."

    What does it take to become a scientist, part 2?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 51:24


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, September 12, 2022, astrophysicist Adam Frank and science students discuss what it takes to become a scientist in 2022.

    How a partnership in Penfield is benefiting community members in need

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 25:35


    In the second half of the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 9, 2022, the organizers of a local partnership discuss how their work will help residents at E.L. Towers in Rochester.

    Reactions to remarks from King Charles III

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 30:43


    In the first half of the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 9, 2022, Brits discuss remarks made by King Charles III, following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

    Discussing the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and what to expect from Prime Minister Liz Truss

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 51:51


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, September 9, 2022, political science experts and Brits discuss the impact of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and what to expect from Prime Minister Liz Truss.

    Understanding the debate over redistricting in Monroe County

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 51:38


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 8, 2022, guests debate the redistricting efforts in the Monroe County Legislature.

    Joe Chenelly, candidate for New York State Legislature in District 135

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 51:47


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 8, 2022, New York State Assembly candidate Joe Chenelly discusses his platform and priorities for office.

    Discussing a global approach to studying, treating, and preventing Parkinson's disease

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 51:17


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, guests discuss the latest in research and treatment for Parkinson's disease, and how they think the disease can be prevented.

    People and organizations making positive change in Rochester, part 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 51:21


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, we highlight a series of people and organizations making positive change in the Rochester area.

    Understanding the impact of Mikhail Gorbachev's life and work

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 51:45


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, guests discuss the impact of former Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev's life and work on the global political landscape.

    Previewing the local craft beer scene this fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 51:09


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, September 1, 2022, WXXI and CITY Magazine reporter Gino Fanelli previews the local craft beer scene this fall.

    Updates on the rollout of legal cannabis in New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 51:37


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, guest host Gino Fanelli discusses New York State's new Conditional Adult-Use Recreational Dispensary (CAURD) licenses, which will determine who in New York will be first to sell pot legally.

    Examining President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 51:53


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, our guests examine and debate President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

    Discussing the latest with electric vehicles, infrastructure, and tax credits

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 51:01


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, guests discuss the state of the electric vehicle (EV) market, EV infrastructure, and the latest with tax credits for EVs.

    Afghan refugees on one year since the fall of Kabul

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 52:09


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, August 29, 2022, Afghan refugees discuss their situations one year after the fall of Kabul.

    What can we learn from the special elections across the country?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 50:39


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, August 29, 2022, data steward Joseph Burgess discusses what we can learn from the special elections across the United States.

    Previewing the 2022 Rochester Fringe Festival

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 51:49


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, August 26, 2022, the producer of the Rochester Fringe Festival, along with a number of performers at this year's event, preview this year's show.

    Why they 'don't make films like they used to'

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 51:30


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, August 26, 2022,

    Local nurses and students discuss the national nursing shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 51:53


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, August 25, 2022, guests discuss the national nursing shortage and efforts to address it.

    La'Ron Singletary, candidate for U.S. Congress, 25th District

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 51:46


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, August 25, 2022, former Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary discusses his platform and priorities for his run for U.S. Congress.

    How invasive species are affecting homeowners and farmers in Western New York and the Finger Lakes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 51:55


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, August 24, 2022,

    Lessons from the East Avenue party that became national news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 51:32


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, August 24, 2022,

    Countering toxic masculinity in sports and sports fandom

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 51:50


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" Tuesday, August 23, 2022, guests discuss how to spot, address, and counter toxic masculinity in sports and sports fandom.

    Discussing the "$250,000 police officer"

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 51:43


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, guests discuss the deep dive CITY Magazine reporter Gino Fanelli did into Rochester Police Department's overtime staffing and pay, and the broader issues surrounding it.

    What's next for nature-based education?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 51:48


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, August 22, 2022, representatives from Rochester Ecology Partners discuss their upcoming nature symposium and how to maintain interest in nature-based learning among K-12 students.

    Discussing challenges faced by minority-owned businesses

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 50:58


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Monday, August 22, 2022, guests discuss ESL's Black and Latino Equity Grant Program and the value of supporting minority-owned businesses.

    Discussing the impact of social media culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 52:08


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, August 19, 2022, Gen Zers and Millennials discuss why they've embraced social media culture or why they've decided to leave it.

    The value, pressures, and pitfalls of youth sports

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 51:31


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, August 19, 2022, youth sports coaches discuss the values, pressures, and pitfalls of youth sports.

    How to have conversations about going vegan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 51:55


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, August 18, 2022, local vegans discuss their reasons for not consuming animal products.

    What's next for Liz Cheney?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 51:10


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Thursday, August 18, 2022, guests discuss the impact of Congresswoman Liz Cheney losing her primary race, and what's next for her political career.

    How to improve broadband access and affordability in Monroe County

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 52:10


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, guests discuss how to improve broadband access and affordability for residents in Monroe County.

    Discussing the proposed Business Improvement District (BID) in downtown Rochester

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 51:51


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, guests discuss what a Business Improvement District (BID) is, how it works, and why some community members support it and others oppose it.

    Has the community-owned grocery store model worked in Rochester?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 51:59


    In the second hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, August 16, 2022,

    Discussing the impact of child care program closures in New York State

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 51:27


    In the first hour of "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Tuesday, August 16, 2022,

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