The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Thursday, July 30,2015
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Beth Connor and Brad Davis

Fox News Radio's SIMON OWEN (Live from London) SIGNIFICANT NEW CLUE IN THE SEARCH FOR MISSING MALAYSIAN JETLINER Air crash investigators have 'a high degree of confidence' that a piece of wreckage found on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion is from a Boeing 777 - the same model as the doomed MH370 which disappeared in March 2014. Since the Boeing 777 was introduced in 1994, there have been five incidents - including MH370 - which have led to the destruction of the aircraft. MH370 is the only aircraft of its type which has vanished over the sea. Investigators will need to examine closely the wreckage to link it to MH370, but it was the only aircraft of its type lost over water.

Dr. MENA BOSE (Chair of Presidential Studies at Hofstra University. Teaches courses on the American Presidency, American Foreign Policy and American Politics. Author of, "Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy.") DONALD TRUMP'S RISE HURTS RUBIO, CARSON; HELPS JEB BUSH Donald Trump's explosive rise in the polls has come at the expense of every other GOP presidential candidate except for Jeb Bush and Scott Walker - who arguably have been helped by the businessman's rise. The media storm surrounding Trump is starving other candidates of oxygen - including major contenders such as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who has seen his polling numbers plummet 3.2 percentage points since Trump's entry. Bush, in contrast, has seen his support rise by 2.9 percentage points, while Walker gained 1.1 percentage points. Trump has risen by 14.6 percentage points since launching his campaign. How is the race shaping up?

Fox News Radio's JESSICA GOLLOHER (Live from Jerusalem) MULLAH OMAR DEATH Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. The one-eyed, secretive head of the Taliban and an al-Qaida ally led a bloody insurgency against U.S.-led forces after they toppled him from his rule in Afghanistan in 2001. He has not been seen in public since fleeing the invasion over the border into Pakistan. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, said Mullah Omar died in a hospital in the Pakistani city of Karachi in April 2013. "We confirm officially that he is dead," he told The Associated Press. It was not immediately clear why his death was only being announced now. The confirmation comes two days before the Afghan government and the Taliban are to hold their second round of official peace talks in Pakistan. The Taliban could not be immediately reached for comment. U-S officials are investigating.

Dr. GARY RHULE - award winning author from Windsor who wrote a book about mental illness in the African American Community - "Sailing on Broken Pieces" This month is "National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month" and the focus will be on this issue related to all that has been happening from the police shootings, the NAACP situation, South Carolina shootings, church burnings and now the death of Sandy Bland in Texas. Are African Americans "racially traumatized?" Can this be explained? "Sailing on Broken Pieces" is unique from this triple perspective of ER doctor, sibling and caregiver of a person with mental illness. "Sailing on Broken Pieces" provides strategies and insights on how to cope while providing support for their family member.

RAY BOVICH and BETH CONNOR The CFA Society Corporate 5k Race The race on August 6th benefits "The Connection Fund," a local organization that helps people build safe, healthy, caring communities and inspires people to reach their full potential as productive and valued citizens.

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