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Connections: Discussing inclusion and diversity in children's media

During the season premiere of the PBS Kids’ show “Arthur,” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, got married. The episode, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone...
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:48am
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Connections: Discussing dystopian fiction and the staying power of the novel "1984"

George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” was published 70 years ago this week. In a recent piece for the “New Yorker,” Louis Menand writes that unlike...
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Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:06pm
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Connections: Writers & Books' new executive director, Alison Meyers, and the 2019 Ladder Conference

Writers & Books has a new executive director. Alison Meyers is a poet and fiction writer who previously led literary non-profit organizations in New...
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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:50am
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Connections: Author Omar El Akkad on his novel, "American War"

Investigative journalist Omar El Akkad has written a remarkable novel, "American War." It's a look that this country in the near future, as it fights a...
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Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:19am
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Connections: How many books should you own? Examining the Marie Kondo revolution

How many books should you have? Organizational expert and Netflix sensation Marie Kondo says she keeps her collection to about 30 volumes at one time....
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Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:42am
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Connections: Will there ever be another book series like Harry Potter?

A new Harry Potter exhibit is opening in New York City, and we ask the question, will there ever be another book series like Harry Potter? The first...
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Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:19am
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Connections: Rochester and Western New York's favorite books of 2018, part 1

We continue an annual Connections tradition by talking to community leaders about their favorite books of the year. We also get insight into how they...
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Mon, 12/31/2018 - 10:24am
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Connections: Rochester and Western New York's favorite books of 2018, part 2

We continue an annual Connections tradition by talking to community leaders about their favorite books of the year. We also get insight into how they...
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Mon, 12/31/2018 - 10:23am
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Connections: Author Leslie C. Youngblood and her novel, "Love Like Sky"

Author Leslie C. Youngblood joins us in studio to discuss her debut novel, “Love Like Sky.” It's a remarkable book for young adults about blended...
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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 3:36pm
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Connections: Author Dubravka Ugresic and her book, "American Fictionary"

Award-winning author Dubravka Ugresic is in Rochester to discuss her book of essays, American Fictionary . Ugresic fled war-torn Yugoslavia in the early...
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Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:27am
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