The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Friday, July 24, 2015
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State House Minority Leader THEMIS KLARIDES Themis sent a letter to the DMV Commissioner ANDRES AYALA earlier this week, demanding answers about delays at the DMV that could be related to the new license program for illegal aliens.

DOUG EVANS ("Arts Across Connecticut") Doug called in to talk about the shows that are coming to and already playing in local Connecticut theaters.

ALEXIS LEVINSON (Senior political Reporter at National Review, where she covers the 2016 Presidential and Senate races. She's also a former staff writer at Roll Call) CONGRESS GRILLS KERRY, OBAMA OFFICIALS ON IRAN NUKE DEAL A top Senate Republican accused the Obama administration on Thursday of cutting a deal with Iran that paves its path to a nuclear weapon, telling Secretary of State John Kerry: "You've been fleeced." Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker tore into the nuclear agreement at the start of a hearing before his committee, where Kerry and other top officials were testifying. He said he walked away from a briefing with the secretary a day earlier "depressed," and claimed Iran could eventually build a bomb by simply waiting out the clock and "abiding by this agreement." "From my perspective, Mr. Secretary, I'm sorry ... I believe you've been fleeced," Corker said. Kerry, though, vigorously defended the agreement, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the United States failed to hold out for a better deal at the bargaining table. "Let me underscore, the alternative to the deal we've reached isn't what we're seeing ads for on TV," he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the first public hearing on the controversial deal to lift economic and other sanctions in exchange for concessions of the Islamic state's nuclear program.

MEAGAN OCHIOGROSSO ("Weekending in Connecticut") LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO Some of the events include:

  1. Connecticut Wine Festival, Goshen Fairgrounds Saturday & Sunday, July 25th & 26th, 2015, Taste the best of Connecticut’s wineries. Sample locally produced specialty foods. Enjoy live music. Browse for handicrafts.

  2. Connecticut BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show, Powder Ridge in Middlefield Saturday, July 25, This year some of the best restaurants and cooks from around the state will be joining the competition.If classic cars are your thing, we’ve got some of Connecticut’s best. American Muscle Car Club & Connecticut Street Legends will be displaying some of their favorites.

  3. Savin Rock Festival, West Haven Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26, At Old Grove Park, Palace Street. Live music, fair food and amusement rides.

  4. Living History Weekend, Griswold School Complex 267 Slater Ave., Griswold Saturday & Subday, July 25-26, Events include live military reenactment; Revolutionary War, Civil War and World War I reenactors all weekend long.

  5. Old Lyme Midsummer Festival Friday & Saturday, July 24-25, All activities take place at nine locations all along Lyme Street: the Florence Griswold Museum, the Lyme Art Association, the Old Lyme Inn, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Studio 80 Sculpture Grounds, the Old Lyme Historical Society, the Center School lawn, the Old Lyme - PGN Library, and the Shops of Lyme Street.

Fox News Radio's JESSICA GOLLOHER (Live from Nairobi, Kenya) PRESIDENT OBAMA IN AFRICA President Obama starts a 2-nation African tour today, visiting Kenya and Ethiopia. The President’s father was from Kenya, and it is expected the President will visit members of his family. Officially, the focus will be on counter terrorism efforts. State Department officials have renewed its warning of possible terrorist attacks in Kenya. Its travel alert cites numerous attacks by the al-Qaida affiliated group, al-Shabab, including the April assault on Garissa University College in eastern Kenya that killed 148 people, mostly students. Human rights concerns in Ethiopia will also be addressed.

Fox News Radio's JARED HALPERN (Live from Laredo, Texas) DONALD TRUMP VISITED THE MEXICAN BORDER YESTERDAY Donald Trump on Thursday landed in this Texas border town to meet with local officials, speak with law enforcement and tour the border between the U.S. and Mexico that has become a contentious symbol in his campaign for president. four hours later, he was gone. Speaking from in front of a road leading in and out of Mexico after a roughly 15-minute meeting with the mayor, city manager and other Laredo officials, Trump said he had learned a lot about the situation along that border and once again called for sweeping efforts to address the "huge problem" of illegal immigration. And in this city that is 95% Hispanic, Trump didn't back away from his trademark confidence and claimed a broad base of support from Latino voters. "I think I'll win the Hispanic vote," Trump told reporters after touring the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. "Over the years, thousands and thousands of Hispanics have worked for me." The visit was the culmination of more than a month of attention centered around Trump's branding of undocumented Mexican immigrants as killers and rapists -- remarks that have drawn condemnation from the Republican establishment but also helped rocket him to the top of the polls.

ENFIELD POLICE CHIEF CARL SFERRAZZA & FRANK TROIANO LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO The 90th annual feast held at the Our Lady My Carmel field in Enfield. Friday July 31 through Sunday August 2, Live entertainment, special guests, great food and fun for the entire family. WEBISTE: MT Carmel

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