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Connections: Candidates for Monroe County Board of Elections Commissioner

There will soon be a new Board of Elections Commissioner for Monroe County, and it’s a position that has a lot of sway in regards to voter access. We...
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Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:45am
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Connections: Debating political patronage

This hour, we have a conversation about political patronage. When is an appointment or hire legitimate, and when does it smack of political patronage?...
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Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:31am
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Connections: Discussing how the age of political leaders impacts representation in politics

The US Congress is approaching its oldest-ever average age. Writer Anand Giridharadas says it’s time to change that. He writes: “In papers, Congress,...
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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:25am
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Connections: Discussing Pete Buttigieg's "Douglass Plan"

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a plan to combat systemic racial inequality. His "Douglass Plan," named after abolitionist...
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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:15am
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Connections: Exploring the legacy of Ross Perot

Ross Perot died at the age of 89 this week. We explore the legacy of Perot: wasn’t he supposed to usher in the age of the third party? It hasn’t...
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Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:32am
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Connections: The value of persistence in local politics

Rachel Barnhart, Mary Lupien, and Yversha Roman all won elections on Tuesday night. All three have run unsuccessfully in previous years. We talk to them...
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:52am
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Connections: Dr. Marvin McMickle, retiring president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

We sit down with Dr. Marvin McMickle , the retiring president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. Dr. McMickle announced his plans to retire...
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Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:51am
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Connections: Discussing Universal Basic Income

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is making noise with a call for a UBI, a Universal Basic Income. He’s proposing $1,000 per month, for life...
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Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:24am
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Connections: How can colleges and universities help students bridge the political divide?

A group of professors from the University of Rochester have ideas for how colleges and universities can help students bridge political and social...
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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:09am
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Connections: Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig on the power of money in politics

We’re joined by Harvard law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig for a conversation about the power of money in politics,...
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Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:01am
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