The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Dr. William Petit and Brad Davis

State Senate GOP Leader LEN FASANO of North Haven Len gave us his thoughts on the announcement by Hallmark that it's closing its Enfield facility, resulting in 570 lost jobs. He wants to attract businesses to CT, instead of drive businesses out the way the state budget has in the past few months.

KAREN JARMOC (CEO of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence) Karen talked about the tragic death of a seven month old boy in Middletown that may have been prevented if a proper restraining order was issued in a timely fashion.

JEFF DOOLEY Play-by-play Announcer for the New Britain Rock Cats LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO Jeff stopped by with new "Hartford Yard Goats" merchandise. The team's new logo for its move to Hartford was unveiled yesterday. He talked about the

Dr. FAB MANCINI (Healthy Living Expert and Author of, "The Power Of Self-Healing" NEW WEIGHT-LOSS SHOT: HOW WELL DOES IT WORK?
A new injectable drug, aimed at helping obese and seriously overweight people who have other weight-related health conditions, has proven effective in a new round of testing. The drug, called liraglutide (brand name Saxenda), won FDA approval in December, but with a requirement for further testing. The latest study involved 3,700 people from six continents and showed similar results to those in the previous trial: improved weight loss and control of blood sugars, but also several known side effects. The findings are published in New England Journal of Medicine. The drug is given as a daily shot under the skin. Its approval was limited to adults who are obese or who are overweight and have at least one related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol. Study participants were given a reduced-calorie diet and an increased exercise regimen, along with either Saxenda or a placebo. Those who took Saxenda lost an average of 18 and a half pounds over 56 weeks. Those taking a placebo only lost 6 pounds. Sixty-three percent of those who received the shot lost more than 5 percent of their body weight, versus 27 percent who used a placebo. And 33 percent lost more than 10 percent of their body weight with Saxenda, versus only 10 percent with the placebo. But the weight-loss drug is not for casual use. Is this the miracle shot we've all been waiting for? Have researchers finally figured out how to trick the body into feeling full? What are the side effects?

ADAM GOODMAN (Political Communications strategist and principal at "The Victory Group") SHOOTING RENEWS SCRUTINY ON "SANCTUARY CITIES" The murder of a young woman in San Francisco allegedly at the hands of an illegal immigrant has brought renewed scrutiny on the sheriff who released the defendant before the attack and has ardently backed policies making the city a “sanctuary” for undocumented immigrants. There's no legal definition of a sanctuary city, county or state, and what it means varies from place to place. But jurisdictions that fall under that controversial term -- supporters oppose it -- generally have policies or laws that limit the extent to which law enforcement and other government employees will go to assist the federal government on immigration matters. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, a Democrat and former Green Party member, has argued since Sanchez allegedly shot 32-year-old Kate Steinle on July 1 that federal authorities should have issued a warrant or court order to hold Sanchez, who has seven prior convictions and has already been deported five times. Mirkarimi, meanwhile, has actively defended so-called "sanctuary city" policies that San Francisco and dozens of other cities and counties across the country follow. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton joined the condemnation of San Francisco's "sanctuary" policy Tuesday. "The city made a mistake, not to deport someone that the federal government strongly felt should be deported," Clinton said. "So I have absolutely no support for a city that ignores the strong evidence that should be acted on." Clinton wasn't the only one criticizing the city. Both of California's senators also slammed the city's policy. Sen. Dianne Feinstein called on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to start cooperating with federal immigration officials who want to deport felons such as Sanchez. Feinstein served as San Francisco mayor from 1978-1988. "I strongly believe that an undocumented individual, convicted of multiple felonies and with a detainer request from ICE, should not have been released," Feinstein said. "We should focus on deporting convicted criminals, not setting them loose on our streets." The mayor's office has said it reached out to Homeland Security officials to determine if there's a way to cooperate while still upholding the city's sanctuary policy. It's sure to become a point of discussion on the presidential campaign trail, in local elections and among the professional debating corps, but given the complexities of the issue and decades of difficulty reaching any consensus on the issue, it's far less certain the incident will result in any widespread changes. So what's next?

Dr. WILLIAM PETIT Live from the TALK OF CT STUDIO Dr. Petit came into the studio to talk about the Petit Family Foundation and the GE 5k Petit Family Foundation Road Race was started in early 2008 by two brothers, Robert and Gary Heslin, who were classmates of Dr. William A. Petit, Jr. at Plainville High School Class of 1974, where all three ran cross country and track and field. In response to Dr. Petit’s request to go out and do good things for others to carry on the legacy of “these three wonderful women,” they decided that as life-long runners what they knew best was running. Thus, the USATF certified 5k point-to-point course, which is flat and fast, was born. In addition, there is a Kid’s Fun Run of about one-quarter mile with all children receiving a medal for participation. WEBSITE: Petit Family Foundation

MELISSA ENGLE Melissa called in to talk about Old Home Days will be held this weekend in East Hampton. The 37th Annual Old Home Days Glorious Celebration will be held on Thursday, 7/9/2015 from 6 pm to 10 pm; Friday, 7/10/2015 from 6pm to 11pm; and Saturday, 7/11/2015 from 11 am to 11 pm. This traditional three-day festival was imported from New Hampshire, when in July 1897, Gov. Frank West Rollins, proclaimed throughout New England an “Old Home Week.” Rollins lamented, “I wish that in the ear of every son and daughter of New Hampshire, in the summer days, might be heard whispered the persuasive words: Come back, come back.” WEBSITE: Old Home Days

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