The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Laura Soll, Communications Director for the CT Veterans Parade, and Brad Davis

GOP state Senate leader LEN FASANO of North Haven Len checked back in to wrap up the just-concluded special session at the Capitol. He talked about what's next for the state's finances and if we are going to face the same exact problems again two years down the line.

MOLLY K. HOOPER - staff writer at "The Hill" NJ GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE ANNOUNCES 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN A whopping 14 candidates have already announced they are running for the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Including Gov. Chris Christie, who made his announcement on Tuesday. Christie pledged that his campaign would be “without spin and without pandering” and that he would “not worry about what is popular but what is right.” Christie also sought to thread a needle in portraying himself both as a tough fighter and as someone willing to compromise when necessary. And at least one other is expected to follow suit. Advisers to Governor John Kasich alerted the press on Sunday that he would soon announce his entry into the 2016 G.O.P. More than a dozen Republicans and a handful of Democrats have expressed an interest in running for their party's 2016 presidential nomination. With so many candidates, it's unclear what "front-runner" means anymore.

YVONNE RENEE DAVIS (International relations expert and president/CEO at Davis Communications in Windsor) Yvonne joined us again to chat about the current international hot spots around the world, and she'll also give us her thoughts about the recent terror attack in Algeria that killed dozens of tourists. Yvonee can relate to such an incident, having been in a bombing in Israel (2013) and an embassy attack in Afghanistan (2006). She worked on behalf of the State Department for president George W. Bush and then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and has visited 19 Muslim countries. She can also talk about the odd relationship now between Iran and the U.S. -- on fighting ISIS versus Tehran's nuclear ambitions.

LAURA SOLL (Communications Director for the CT Veterans Parade) and KRISTIN BETH FERRIS (Parade Coordinator for the CT Veterans Parade) Time for another update regarding this November's Connecticut Veterans Parade. Laura and Kristin spoke about the essay contest that is open to 6-8th graders, they announced the first of our 2015 Parade MarshalsFormer CT Commissioner of Veterans Affairs Brigadier General Joseph T. Perkins (Retired) U.S. Marines, and announced that the Veterans Day National Committee, part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has named parade an Official Veterans Day Regional Site. To donate to support the parade visit their website for more information. WEBSITE: CT Veteran's Day Parade

Fox News Radio's SIMON OWEN GREEK ECONOMY LATEST… WHAT NOW? Greece made last-minute overtures to its international creditors for financial aid on Tuesday, but it was not enough to save the country from becoming the first developed economy to default on a loan with the International Monetary Fund. The left-wing Greek government had asked European partners for a two-year aid package to cover its financing needs. Later on Tuesday, Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis indicated on a call with European counterparts that Athens might scrap a controversial July 5th referendum if a deal was reached, according to euro zone sources. The flurry of diplomacy was an attempt to bring creditors back into talks after five months of inconclusive negotiations brought Greece close to leaving the euro currency block.

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