The Talk of Connecticut

  • Using bees to teach students? That's what is happening in a Hartford classroom. Jared Lewis, a science teacher at the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy will explain how he convinced school officials to allow his students to raise bees in the class room, as part of hands-on science.
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  • In this interview Curtis Robinson talks about his rags to riches story, arriving on a bus in Hartford as a teen, and becoming an entrepreneur. He also discusses his Curtis and Sheila Robinson Foundation. In photo seated: Brad Davis. Standing L-R, Dan Lovallo, Curtis Robinson

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  • Deputy Speaker of the House Russ Morin says Democratic Party leadership in the Connecticut state house has worked hard to forge a budget deal. The state continues to operate without a new, two-year budget. In this interview, Rep. Morin talks about the budget situation and the state employee union concessions deal supported by Democrats. Podcast photo credit: Donna Banks L-R: Rep. Morin, Brad Davis, Dan Lovallo

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  • As Connecticut's budget stalemate continues, the Democrats offer their perspective. On Thursday's Brad & Dan Show, Deputy Speaker of the House Russ Morin will present the Democratic proposal.
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  • As part of its energy efficiency strategy, the state of Connecticut is recommending that owners of homes that use oil and propane gas for heat pay an energy conservation fee. It is a fee that is already charged to home owners, using natural gas and electricity for heat.
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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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