The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Monday, July 27, 2015
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YVONNE RENEE DAVIS (International Relations Expert and President/CEO at "Davis Communications" in Windsor) Yvonne gave us her take on the latest international news, including Turkey now allowing U.S. jets to use one of their air bases as a staging point to battle ISIS. How significant is this? How about the current debate over the Iran nuclear treaty? Also, Yvonne is currently under medical monitoring for 21 days, after having returned from Liberia, the scene of the last major Ebola Disease outbreak. What has that been like? What did she see in Liberia?
--Regarding the situation with Iran: --Does Mike Huckabee's allusion to the Holocaust hurt the situation? --The fear is not only in Israel, but the entire Gulf Region Sunni States i.e. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE (especially not happy). --Iran is the 18th Largest economy in the world with 80-million people. Would sanctions bring them back to the negotiating table if we found that they were cheating? --Does Israel have the military capacity to take things into its own hands? --The sectarian tension with Iran will increase with Iran supporting Asaad, Iraq and Shia concerns.

DAVID LIGHTMAN (National Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers) Has Donald Trump "peaked" yet? Is the latest revelation surrounding Hillary Clinton and her e-mails something significant, or not? Also, David wrote a recent piece talking about various state Democratic parties (like here in Connecticut) dropping Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from their fundraising dinners because of their connections to slavery. Is this prudent or a politically correct over reaction?

Dr. BRANDON BROCK (Neurologist with "Carrick Brain Centers") A "CONCUSSION PILL" COULD PREVENT BRAIN DAMAGE IN FOOTBALL PLAYERS An experimental treatment helps restore normal brain structure and function in mice that have sustained severe concussions, and could lead to a drug that would do the same in humans, according to new research. The brains of people who suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects people such as boxers and football players with a history of repetitive hard hits to the head, are characterized by fibrous tangles of a protein called tau. It is not known how traumatic brain injury leads to these tangles, which are also found in the brains of people who suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Concussion research is always sparking interest in the professional sports world; six innovative studies on identifying concussions, the severity of brain trauma injuries and speed of the healing process have been named winners of the GE & NFL Head Health Challenge. Some practical applications from the researchers, who each received a $500,000 award to advance their work, could be seen within the next two years, said Jeff Miller, the NFL senior vice president of the league's Health and Safety Policy. "It's not too far in the future," Miller told Reuters in an interview. "This partnership has proven to be all that we had hoped and vastly more in terms of being able to advance the neurosciences in ways that will lead to better protection and the health and safety of our players. Is there going to be a pill to help restore brain function?

JEFF BIRNBAUM (Fox News Political Analyst, Washington Times Columnist and President of BGR Public Relations) HILLARY CLINTON FACING NEW CALLS TO TURN OVER SERVER AFTER IGS REQUEST CRIMINAL PROBE Hillary Clinton faced new calls Friday to turn over her personal server after key inspectors general asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether the former secretary of state mishandled classified material on her account. In correspondence obtained by Fox News, the inspectors general for the State Department and intelligence community raised deep concerns about the contents of the Democratic presidential candidate's emails. An initial joint memo sent June 29 to State Department Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy said a review of Clinton's email archive showed "hundreds of potentially classified emails." A source familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that the watchdogs have recommended a criminal investigation, specifically into whether classified information was shared on her personal server. In light of the development, House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Benghazi committee, both called for Clinton to turn over her server for an independent evaluation, something she has so far refused to do. "Two inspector generals appointed by President Obama have now called on the Justice Department to investigate Secretary Clinton's mishandling of classified email," Boehner said in a statement. "If Secretary Clinton truly has nothing to hide, she can prove it by immediately turning over her server to the proper authorities and allowing them to examine the complete record. Will this new probe help or harm her chances of winning the race for the White House?

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