The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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DAVID AVELLA (GOPAC Chairman and Republican Strategist) OHIO GOV. JOHN KASICH ENTERS GOP WHITE HOUSE RACE TOUTING "SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE" Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday announced he will join the 2016 Republican primary race for the White House, telling voters he has the “skills and experience” to restore the American dream. “I am here to ask you for your prayers, your support, your efforts because I have decided to run for president of the United States,” said Kasich, a two-term governor who also spent 18 years in Congress. The 63-year-old Kasich became the 16th GOP candidate when he declared his candidacy at the Ohio State University. “The American Dream is pivotal to the future of our country,” he said. “But I have to tell you, a lot of people are not sure that dream is still possible, not sure that dream is still alive. … I have the skills and experience” to restore that dream. Kasich, known for his bluntness, was overwhelmingly re-elected last year to a second term as governor, winning bipartisan support for cutting taxes and improving the state economy. How will this announcement change the playing field?

JEN MILLEA (Spokesperson for the AARP Connecticut) Family caregivers in Connecticut provided 427 million hours of care—worth an estimated $5.93 billion—to their parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones in 2013, according to AARP Public Policy Institute’s new report, Valuing the Invaluable: 2015 Update. The total estimated economic value of uncompensated care provided by the nation’s family caregivers surpassed total Medicaid spending ($449 billion), and nearly equaled the annual sales ($469 billion) of the four largest U.S. tech companies combined (Apple, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Microsoft) in 2013.

JOHN POLLOCK (Financial Strategist) QUARTER-MILLION DOLLAR BABY: SURVEY SHOWS COST OF RAISING KIDS Let's face it: Kids don't come cheap. But ask any parent and they'll more than likely say their children were well worth the cost in not only time and treasure but blood, sweat and tears, as well. But have they-or you-actually thought about just how much, in dollars and cents, it actually costs to raise a kid to age 18? Well, the federal government has done the math for you. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, middle-income American parents can expect to spend a total of $245,340 to raise a child who was born in 2013 (the latest year for which figures are available). No wonder so few Americans have an adequate emergency fund. We're spending every dime on our kids. Millions of Americans find themselves trapped in the "Sandwich Generation" -- caught between paying for kids, taking care of their own parents, and struggling to figure out how to save for their own retirement. Getting stuck in the "Sandwich Generation" is no baloney.

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LIS WIEHL (Fox News legal analyst) TOPIC 1- COMPUTER PROGRAMS CAN RESOLVE LEGAL DISPUTES New software has the ability to relieve courts of small claims cases, traffic fines and some family law matters. Imagine working out a divorce without hiring an attorney or stepping into court or disputing the tax assessment on your home completely online. A Silicon Valley company is starting to make both possibilities a reality with software that experts say represents the next wave of technology in which the law is turned into computer code that can solve legal battles without the need for a judge or attorney. TOPIC 2- GUY ARRESTED AFTER ACTING LIKE A JERK WHILE SHOOTING CAR CRASH VIDEO An Ohio man was arrested after he witnessed a car crash involving two teenagers, used his cellphone to shoot video of one teen as he was dying, called both teens "idiots," and later tried to sell the video to local TV stations. Paul Pelton was arrested and charged with vehicular trespass for opening the back door and leaning into one of the cars to shoot cellphone video of the wreck. "We searched to try to find anything to charge him with," police detective Buddy Sivert told Reuters. "It is not a crime to stick a camera where a kid is dying or try to sell it." TOPIC 3- INMATES ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET THE DEATH PENALTY IF THEIR FACES ARE DEEMED UNTRUSTWORTHY, STUDY SAYS Convicted murderers whose faces were rated more untrustworthy were more likely to be sentenced to death than those with more trustworthy faces, according to a study of inmates convicted of murder. The first part of the study, led by University of Toronto social psychologist John Paul Wilson, asked 208 online participants to judge the trustworthiness of male inmates on Florida's death row based on a review of their mugshots, according to NPR's Shots blog and the Science Blog. The study used more than 700 inmate photos; each participant rated about 100 images, using a scale of 1 to 8, Shots says. The lower the trustworthiness rating for an inmate's face, the more likely the inmate would receive a death sentence, according to the stories, which were noted by the Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Death Penalty Information Center. The second part of the study involved an assessment of trustworthiness of 37 inmates who whose cases were handled by the Innocence Project. The inmates had all been sentenced to death or life in prison. The study found that the link between untrustworthy faces and the death penalty occurred even when an inmate was later exonerated.

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