The Talk of Connecticut
  • 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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  • Connecticut Senate Republican President Len Fasano says the state budget is at a crossroads, with the state public employees' union concession deal approved by the House Democrats. In this interview, he explains why the Republicans oppose the deal and speculates when or whether it will come up for a vote in the Senate. Podcast photo credit: Donna Banks

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  • The Yankee Institute for Public Policy opposes the state public employee union concessions deal approved Monday by the Connecticut state House of Representatives. In this interview, Carol Platt-LIebau, president of the Hartford-based think tank, explains why. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images Plus/iStock/cacaroot

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  • 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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  • Former school superintendent David Title discusses public school education, during this interview. He was once the school superintendent in Bloomfield, CT and later filled the same position in Fairfield, CT. He has since retired, but currently is a professor at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images/DigitalVision/Jetta Productions

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  • On Monday's Brad & Dan Show, education takes center stage, when former Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools David Title appears to talk about the state of education in today's day and age. Title, who left Bloomfield to become school superintendent of Fairfield's public school system, will touch upon all aspects of education. He will also take listeners' phone calls.
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  • In a wide ranging interview on Connecticut's budget situation, Speaker of the House of Representatives Joe Aresimowicz said that for the first time, the House will hold a vote on a contract ratified by state public employee unions. The unions and Gov. Malloy negotiated a concessions deal, with the state facing massive deficits. The Speaker promised a vote, when the legislature meets July 24th at its mandated veto session. Podcast photo credit: Getty Images Plus/iStock Editorial/gnagel

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