The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Monday, August 10, 2015
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Westbrook GOP State Sen. ART LINARES Art returned to chat about two issues: -The debate performance this past Thursday night in Cleveland from his former boss, FL GOP Sen. MARCO RUBIO -Art also wrote an op-ed a few days ago for HaddamNow.com explaining his "no" vote on the recent state budget, and the current state of Connecticut's finances.

DAVID LIGHTMAN (National Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers) This past Thursday night's GOP debate set a record for a non-sports event on a cable channel. Are Democrats now at any disadvantage because they won't be debating for several more weeks? When will VP JOE BIDEN finally decide about getting in the 2016 race? What are the implications for NY Democratic Sen. CHUCK SCHUMER's planned "no" vote on the Iran nuclear treaty. Has that move and the liberal backlash killed his chances to become Senate Democratic leader?

WARREN SPIELBERG (Co-author of "The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents") It has been said that the most dangerous place for a child to grow up in America is at the intersection of poverty and race. That danger is especially prevalent for young black men, who are five times more likely to be incarcerated than black girls. Understanding the struggles these young men face is key to finding solutions. Despite examples set by successful black men in all walks of life, the truth remains that a disproportionate number of black boys and young men under perform at school, suffer from PTSD, and, too often, find themselves on a pathway to jail. The two-volume "The Psychology of Black Boys and Adolescents" marks the first attempt to catalog the many psychological influences that can stack the deck against black male children—and to suggest interventions.

Dr. RACHEL DOCEKAL (Addiction eExpert with "Origins Recovery Centers," One of the Leading Addiction Treatment Providers in the Country) DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAVE "CAREER COMPULSIVE DISORDER? Do you or someone you know have Career Compulsive Disorder? It's a condition of our overworked, always-on life, coined by Women's Health magazine. According to a survey conducted by Harvard Business Review, half of professionals are putting in 65 hours of work per week. On top of that, nearly half of all employees check work email on weekends or when out sick. See where you fall on the CCD spectrum by taking this quiz from Women's Health. Rate how well each of the following sentences describes you, using a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being "Nah, not me" and 4 being "OMG, I am that person!" Then tally up your points.

  1. I live for survival mode, racing against deadlines.

  2. I've got more big projects going than Obama.

  3. At any one moment, I'm on the phone, checking my inbox, updating my to-do list, IM'ing, etc.

  4. I over promise more than an infomercial.

  5. I feel guilty if I don't reply to a work e-mail ASAP.

  6. The night-shift cleaning staff at the office knows me by name.

  7. It's hard to relax and unplug-even on vacation.

  8. I spend way more time working than hanging with friends or family.

RESULTS:

8-16: Congrats! You're a master of work-life equilibrium.

17-24: Warning! The job is starting to take over your world. (Follow the tips in this story to step out of the office and ward off burnout.)

25-32: Red alert! You're steamrolling toward extreme CCD, with a double-barrel stress level. Individual or group therapy, or a support group like Workaholics Anonymous, can help.

Have we become a nation of workaholics? Is CCD a real thing? Should you answer work related emails and phone calls after hours? Is all this technology making us wired and tired? How do you achieve that ever-elusive work-life balance?

JEFF BIRNBAUM (Fox News Political Analyst and Washington Times Columnist) SEN. SCHUMER COMES OUT AGAINST IRAN DEAL Sen. Charles Schumer late Thursday evening announced he opposes President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Schumer’s decision - revealed while the political world was focused on the first GOP presidential debate - is a serious blow to the Obama administration, which had been gaining significant momentum in support of the Iran deal among Senate Democrats in recent days. “Advocates on both sides have strong cases for their point of view that cannot simply be dismissed,” Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, wrote in a post on Medium. “This has made evaluating the agreement a difficult and deliberate endeavor, and after deep study, careful thought and considerable soul-searching, I have decided I must oppose the agreement and will vote yes on a motion of disapproval.” “To me, the very real risk that Iran will not moderate and will, instead, use the agreement to pursue its nefarious goals is too great.” Making matters worse for Obama, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), also came out against the deal Thursday night. Both supporters and opponents of the Iran deal had been intently following Schumer, who has long pursued a pro-Israel foreign policy but has been under intense pressure to back the Iran deal from the leaders of his party. Many had been expecting that he would not announce a decision until shortly before Congress's September vote on the agreement, after other lawmakers had already made their positions known. Will this cast a shadow over the administration's hopes for securing support from an overwhelming number of congressional Democrats?

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