The Talk of Connecticut

  • When Adam Greenberg was growing up in Connecticut, he dreamed of being a major league baseball player. In his first at bat in the big leagues, on the very first pitch, Greenberg was hit in the head, suffering a compound skull fracture.
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  • In an effort to get relief for the home owners in eastern Connecticut, whose basements are crumbling, the Connecticut Coalition of Crumbling Basements is continuing its fight. In this interview, the coalition's president, Tim Heim, and Linda Tofolowski, the Tolland resident believed to have the first case of a failing foundation, provide an update.
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  • Connecticut state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides calls the state Senate's vote on the state employee union concessions deal one of the most important votes a senator will ever make. In this interview, Rep. Klarides, who opposed the concessions deal, explains why. She also responds to Gov. Malloy's criticism of her ("She's ridiculous," Malloy said), because she opposes the deal, which passed the House along party lines and now heads to the Senate. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images Plus/iStock/Pugalenthi

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  • The owners of homes in eastern Connecticut, whose foundations are crumbling, want to know what did the state of Connecticut know and when did they know it. Led by Tim Heim, president of the Connecticut Coalition of Crumbling Basements, the home owners have filed a complaint with the U.S. attorney. They want an investigation into what Connecticut officials knew about the problem.
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  • How much are special interests dominating Connecticut's political scene? Perhaps plenty.
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  • In the years since hundreds of homes in eastern Connecticut have experienced crumbling basements, Gov. Malloy has never visited one of the affected houses. So says Tim Heim, president of the Connecticut Coalition of Crumbling Basements.
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  • The Connecticut General Assembly meets in special session on Monday in its annual veto session. Lawmakers will decide whether to override four bills vetoed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. However, there is still no two-year budget and no vote is expected. What does this all mean?
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  • As Connecticut continues to operate under an emergency budget implemented by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, state Sen. Len Suzio is calling for a budget session to be held now. The state legislature is currently not in session and in this interview, the Republican from Meriden says it should be, to debate the various budget plans that have been offered.
    Pictured L-R: Dan Lovallo, Sen. Suzio

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