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Connections: What does it mean to be first-generation American in 2020?

"I Was Their American Dream" is a graphic novel by NPR deputy editor Malaka Gharib. Gharib is Egyptian-Filipina-American and grew up with her immigrant...
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 3:59pm
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Connections: Author Ben Sheehan on the Constitution and the U.S. government

We preview the annual Rochester Jewish Book Festival , which runs October 25 through November 1. We're joined by Ben Sheehan, author of "OMG WTF Does...
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Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:39am
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Connections: Discussing "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You"

Community members in Irondequoit are gearing up for a town-wide discussion about Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynold's book, "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism,...
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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: Author Melanie Conroy-Goldman on her debut novel, "The Likely World"

Local author Melanie Conroy-Goldman says there’s always a bit of darkness in a true friendship. That’s certainly true of the characters featured in her...
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Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:54am
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Connections: Author Sejal Shah on her book, "This Is One Way to Dance"

We're joined by local writer Sejal Shah. Her debut book, "This Is One Way to Dance," is a collection of essays, stories, and poems that explore being...
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Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:31am
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Connections: Author Linda Sue Park on her new book, "Prairie Lotus"

*This hour includes an update on the coronavirus pandemic from WXXI's health reporter, Brett Dahlberg. Author Linda Sue Park’s new novel, “Prairie Lotus...
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Fri, 03/20/2020 - 10:20am
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Connections: Author Joel Stein on his book, "In Defense of Elitism"

Joel Stein is a journalist, author, and political pundit. His new book, "In Defense of Elitism," is a look at why President Trump won the 2016 election....
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:28am
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Connections: Local female veterans discuss the challenges they face

When service members leave active duty for civilian life, they may face challenges. Female veterans report that they have specific hurdles that are hard...
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Fri, 11/08/2019 - 9:26am
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Connections: Rabbi Ariel Burger on his book, "Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom"

The Rochester Jewish Book Festival kicked off this weekend, and we preview an upcoming talk with author and educator Rabbi Ariel Burger. Rabbi Burger...
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Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:21am
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Connections: Author Sonja Livingston on her new book, "The Virgin of Prince Street"

Author Sonja Livingston is back in studio to discuss her newest work, a collection of essays called "The Virgin of Prince Street." It's an exploration...
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Fri, 09/27/2019 - 10:39am
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