Brad and Paul Schedule: February 14th

Brad and Paul Schedule: February 14th

Love is in the air this Valentines Day, and there’s no better way to spend than with Brad and Paul! Here’s what we got on tap:

 

  • A proposed bill PB317 has been written by CT State Senator Eric Berthel which proposes to require insurance companies to cover bariatric surgery benefits. Despite coverage by Medicaid and Medicare in our state, the majority of private insurance plans do not offer bariatric surgery as a benefit. When the ACS was passed by Obama, the essential benefit in Connecticut was based on the current coverage by our biggest HMO: Connecticare. As a result Obamacare has NOT covered bariatric surgery. Most insurers do not and have not been forced to offer the benefit. Many of our patients have switched to Medicaid for coverage despite having good jobs. This has caused a burden to taxpayers. State employees also have bariatric surgery coverage. State Senator Eric Berthel (a bariatric patient himself) regarding a proposed bill; the goal is to require all private insurance companies to offer bariatric surgery as a benefit in the state of Connecticut.
  • Fairfield State Rep. Laura Devlin is the Ranking Member on the Transportation Committee, will talk about: Bipartisan Stamford reps come out against tolls
  • MAYOR SAUD ANWAR, Democrats of the 3rd State Senate District, which includes East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington and South Windsor, nominated Dr. Saud Anwar, Mayor of South Windsor, to run in a February 26 special election to fill the seat vacated by Sen. Tim Larson of East Hartford. Mayor Saud Anwar is the Democratic Candidate. 
  • BETH BRADLEY, will talk about “National Organ Donor Day” Observed each year on February 14th, National Donor Day (also known as National Organ Donor Day) is a day to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. In the United States, more than 120,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ donation.

 

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Brad and Paul Schedule: February 13th

Brad and Paul Schedule: February 13th

Hope y’all weathered the storm alright! Brad’s flying solo this morning, so here’s what he’s got on top this morning!
 
– Lee Elci and Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh from our sister station, 94.9 News Now will talk about various topics surrounding the state and the country
 
– WAYNE PESCE, PRESIDENT CONNECTICUT FOOD ASSOCIATION, will talk about : Statewide plastic bag ban among several bans debated at Capitol
 
– YVONNE RENEE DAVIS FOREIGN POLICY ANALYST, will talk about: TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY 2019 AND WHAT ARE WE CALLING IT? ALSO LOOK AT: The reality of where the United States is at with President Donald Trump
 
– STATE SENATOR HENRI MARTIN FROM BRISTOL, Henri is the Ranking Republican on the legislature’s Transportation Committee, will talk about: Greenwich Business Owner Says Tolls Will Cost Company $72,000 Per Year
 
– HARTFORD MAYOR LUKE BRONIN
 
All that and news of the day, sports with Eric and your calls, heard exclusively on The Talk of Connecticut!
Mary Jane Foster of Interval House 2-11-19

Mary Jane Foster of Interval House 2-11-19

Mary Jane Foster, the President and CEO of Interval House, discusses with Brad and Paul issues surrounding domestic violence and services Interval House provides for people that need them.  For more information, please visit https://intervalhousect.org/ or if you are in need of help, you can anonymously call the 24 hour hotline at 860-527-0550.

 

Brad and Paul Schedule: February 7th

Brad and Paul Schedule: February 7th

We hope you wrap up your week, the WDRC way! Here’s whats on tap with Brad and Paul:
 
– Patrick Sasser from www.NoTollsCT.org will talk about: Connecticut Democrats want to create a state transit authority. Republicans say it’s just a back-door pathway to tolls. Democratic legislators called for creating a special transportation panel Wednesday, but Republicans immediately blasted the idea as a front for electronic highway tolls. Senate Democrats said that the new Connecticut Transportation Authority would have the authority to make priorities for transportation projects in a state that has been criticized for years for its crumbling infrastructure. The final wording of the bill has not been completed, but Republicans immediately said it would allow for a backdoor pathway to tolls.
 
– CHRIS RADLICZ, Family Service Director Family Service Director, CATHOLIC CEMETARY ASSOCIATION, will talk about: Introduction of dignity of life with February pricing.
 
– DOUG EVANS, ARTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT, will give us an update of what’s happening in the Arts.
 
– SAUNDRA DALTON-SMITH, A Better Valentine’s Day in 5 Minutes
 
Want to really connect with your Valentine? If you have just five minutes to spare each day—and who doesn’t?—Saundra Dalton-Smith, M.D., can tell you what you can do to boost the intimacy you experience as a couple including your sex life. She’ll explain how to make the most of this five minutes whether you sit on the bed, on the couch or anywhere in between as you give each other uninterrupted time to make eye contact and talk about your lives. Far too often, Dr. Saundra will say, couples spend most of their time on conflict resolution—not closeness. She’ll explain what social rest and emotional rest are and ways couples can provide these respites for their spouses so everyone wins. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Saundra has been featured in featured in Prevention, Women’s Day, Redbook, First For Women, and numerous other media outlets. Her newest book is “Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.”
 
– ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM TONG, Tong pushing state’s Purdue Pharma Opioid inquiry to Pharmacy suppliers. Connecticut is considering expanding the state’s lawsuit against Stamford-based opioid maker Perdue Pharma to include pharmacies and others that distributed the company’s addictive product.
 
All that and news of the day, sports with Eric and your calls! Right here, on the Talk of Connecticut, WDRC!
Brad and Paul Schedule: February 7th

Brad and Paul Schedule: February 7th

It’s Throwback Thursday and a look back to September 24th, 1975! And we’re still going strong! Here’s what on tap with Brad and Paul tomorrow:
 
– CONNECTICUT’S LISA KNONOKI, A nationally known life coach for over 10 years who has worked with celebrities to regular folks, will talk about Black History Month/Highlighting Black Small Businesses/Entrepreneurs
 
– MARC PELKA, THE STATE’S UNDERSECRETARY FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY, will talk about Connecticut Prison population beginning to flatten out. Connecticut officials expect the state’s prison population will continue to decline over the next year, but a slower rate than in the recent past.
 
– TIM RESTALL, PRESIDENT HARTFORD YARD GOATS BASE BALL, will talk about their ticket launch for the upcoming season. The Hartford Yard Goats on Wednesday said individual tickets for home games at Dunkin’ Donuts Park will go on sale (tomorrow) Friday, Feb. 8. The double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies said single-game tickets will be available in person only at 10 a.m. at the ballpark’s Click It or Ticket box office. The first 50 fans to purchase tickets in person will receive a $25 Dunkin’ gift card.
 
– SENATOR GEORGE LOGAN, will talk about: Democrats unite on Medical Leave, $15 Minimum wage. House and Senate Democrats topped their legislative agenda Monday with pledges to adopt paid family and medical leave and a $15-per-hour state minimum wage.
 
All that and news of the day, sports with Eric, and your calls, heard exclusively on the Talk of Connecticut!
Brad and Paul Schedule: February 6th

Brad and Paul Schedule: February 6th

We’ve reached the middle of the week, and that means, Brad and Paul will guide us through the rest of it!
 
– Lee Elci and Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh from our sister station in Ledyard will hop aboard
 
– Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) released the following statement regarding House and Senate Democrats’ Feb. 4 policy proposals: “Here we go again! Democrats admitted today that ‘details are still being worked out’ on these proposals. That’s simply reckless and deceptive. Some of these policies may have merit, but we need to see the details. Once those details are made known, I’m interested in knowing how they can be enacted in a way which doesn’t hurt Connecticut businesses. And how much do they cost? And how would they impact people’s paychecks?
 
– FORMER SENATOR LEN SUZIO, Coalition wants to ban residential electricity suppliers. Lawmakers who spoke in favor of the ban Monday included U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and former Sen. Len Suzio (R-Meriden), who has publicly tussled with his supplier and utility over incorrect amounts on his bill.
 
– David Skoczulek, Vice President of Business Development iCare Health Network
 
Plus talk about the State of the Union and the New England Patriots Parade….as well as your calls, sports and news of the day!
Brad Davis Show Schedule: February 1st

Brad Davis Show Schedule: February 1st

It’s Friday, It’s Time To Wrap Up The Week! And The Right Way To Do It Is With Brad Davis!
 
– STATE SENATOR HEATHER SOMERS, will talk about: State psychiatric patient was restrained even as he was choking to death, federal records reveal – As he was choking to death, a Whiting Forensic patient’s arms were being restrained by two staff members until a nurse ordered them to let the patient go so life-saving efforts could begin, federal records obtained Wednesday by The Courant reveal. The nurse ordered the patient released so back blows and abdominal thrusts could start in an attempt to clear fig bars that the patient had gobbled while staff was supposed to be watching him more closely, according to an inspection report on the Dec. 1, 2016. death.
 
– DR. RICHARD BELL is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Maryland and researcher of American history from 1750 through 1877. The Connecticut Historical Society Explores the Facts and Fiction in Hamilton: An American Musical. In this talk, Dr. Bell discusses what the musical got right and got wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United States – and why that matters. He also will examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. The talk will consider Hamilton’s cultural impact and what its runaway success reveals about the stories we tell each other regarding America’s history.
 
– SENATOR DAN CHAMPAGNE OF VERNON will talk about Crumbling foundation aid distributed this week. A portion of Connecticut homeowners who applied for crumbling concrete foundation relief will begin receiving checks this week, according to the nonprofit insurer supporting them.
 
– BARRY HOROWITZ, OF THE LAW FIRM OF NIRESTEIN,HOROWITZ AND ASSOCIATES, P.C. , will talk about upcoming Free Living Trust Seminars for the month of February
 
-DOUG EVANS joins Brad to talk about arts across Connecticut!
 
All that and news of the day, sports with Eric and your calls!
Brad Davis Show Schedule: January 31st

Brad Davis Show Schedule: January 31st

Here’s a throwback from 1970! But onto today….the Brad Davis Show rolls on! Here’s what’s on tap this morning:
 
– SENATOR LEN FASANO will talk about: Regionalism Faces Test in School System Debate. Gara of COST says any proposal that selects a number threshold, Looney’s would consolidate districts for cities and towns with fewer than 40,000, and Duff’s would consolidate for districts of fewer than 2,000 students, is arbitrary, and not what parents are looking for. “At the end of the day unless you have the support of the community, the support of the residents, consolidation isn’t going to work. It has to be a bottom up effort. That’s what we’re supporting. Making sure our residents have a voice. Making sure our town leaders have a voice in shaping the schools in their communities.”
 
– PETER WOLFGANG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FAMILY INSTUTUTE OF CONNECTICUT, will talk about Lawmakers Celebrate Reproductive Freedom with New Legislation. On the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a bipartisan group of lawmakers held a press conference in support of legislation that keeps with Connecticut’s tradition of reproductive freedom. Some of the legislation builds on maternal health initiatives, such as Medicaid reimbursement for doula services and a woman’s right not to be discriminated against by her employer for asking for a quiet and private place to express breast milk for up to three years. Another proposal would exempt breast feeding supplies from sales taxes.
 
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Brad and Paul Schedule: January 30th

Brad and Paul Schedule: January 30th

It’s Wednesday, We’re Halfway Through The Week! Let’s Keep It Rolling With The Legendary Brad Davis And The Entertaining Yet Informative Paul Pacelli:
 
– Lee Elci and Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh from our sister station, 94.3 News Now will talk about a variety of topics
 
– KAREN JARMOC, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CONNECTICUT COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, will talk about the Domestic Violence Survivors Accessing More Services, Staying in Shelter Longer
 
– Patrick Sasser from NoTollsCT.org will talk about: “(Tolls) is a regressive form of taxation. This can be very, very painful for a low-income household. It could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for the working poor.” – Professor of Finance for the College of Staten Island and Research Fellow at The University Transportation Research Center Johnathan Peters says if Connecticut lawmakers are looking to raise revenue for transportation, they might be better off looking somewhere else besides highway tolls.
 
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