The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Friday, July 31, 2015
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Brad with Congressman John Larson
Brad with Deana Martin

Dr. RICHARD HIMELFARB (Associate Director of Political Science at Hofstra University and Author of, "Catastrophic Politics: The Rise and Fall of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988.") CLINTON'S HABIT OF DODGING KEY ISSUES DRAWS DEMOCRATS' FIRE Could an excess of caution hurt Hillary Clinton? This query is coming to the fore again after she dodged a question on Tuesday over whether she supports or opposes building the Keystone XL Pipeline. "If it's undecided when I become president, I will answer your question," she said during a New Hampshire campaign stop. Those words sparked derision on social media, while the Republican National Committee asserted that they amounted to proof that Clinton will "say or do anything to get elected." Nonpartisan observers were also critical. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza termed the comment a "ridiculous hedge." An aide to Clinton's main rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), also asserted that voters would react strongly against the awkward non-answer. "I don't think they're going to accept it; it's just unacceptable," Tad Devine, a senior adviser to the Sanders campaign, told The Hill. Devine conceded that Clinton faced a unique dilemma as a former secretary of State who served in that office during some of the time the pipeline was being evaluated. Complicating matters further for Clinton, the president she served remains in office. President Obama's rhetoric on Keystone has been negative in recent months, even as he has avoided sounding a definitive death knell for the project. But, referring to the Clinton campaign, Devine asserted, "I don't think they have really figured out the formulation about how to stay close to the president while separating herself at the same time. Could an excess of caution hurt Hillary Clinton?

DOUG EVANS - "Arts Across Connecticut" Doug talked about all of the shows playing in CT and in NYC.

Congressman JOHN LARSON LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO Congressman Larson stops by to chat about his Social Security legislation. He'll also be holding an event celebrating the 80th Anniversary of Social Security on Monday, August 10th from 11 AM to 12:30 PM at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The Congressman will also discuss his legislation and the future of Social Security.


  1. Caribbean Jerk Festival, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza 300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT

  2. New England Food Truck Affair, North Haven
    Fairgrounds, 300 Washington Ave, North Haven CT

  3. Jurassic Sunflower Maze, Lyman Orchards, 3 Lyman Rd. Middlefield, CT 06455

  4. Green Corn Festival, The Institute for American
    Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd., Washington, 06793

  5. Danbury Railway Days, Danbury

DEANA MARTIN LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO Deana came in to reminisce with Brad about her personal and professional life. Deana will be performing tomorrow night at the Mount Carmel Feast in Hartford. Her set begins at 8pm.

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