The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Monday, August 31, 2015
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Watertown GOP state Sen. ROB KANE Rob talked about a Torrington firm, Borgeson Universal, announcement that it's leaving Connecticut and heading to South Carolina, in part, because of taxes and costs here in Connecticut. Republicans in the House and Senate are also calling for the elimination of the so-called "unitary tax" that's set to kick in next year, possibly driving more companies out of the state.

DAVID LIGHTMAN (National Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers) DONALD TRUMP continues to confound the "experts" and draw big crowds on the campaign trail, while another new poll shows HILLARY CLINTON with just 37-percent support from Iowa Democrats! Is there a major change coming in American politics, or will voters eventually just flock back to the pre-ordained candidates?

Dr. MITCHELL GAYNOR (Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City and author of the upcoming book, "The Gene Therapy Plan: Take Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet & Lifestyle." He's also creator of, an informational site dedicated to helping people take control of their genetic destiny through nutrient rich diet and lifestyle.) SCIENCE- ONE STEP CLOSER TO UNIVERSAL FLU VACCINE? Scientists have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes, an advance that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots. Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) found that a vaccine candidate can produce powerful 'broadly neutralising antibodies' in animal models. "This study shows that we're moving in the right direction for a universal flu vaccine," said Ian Wilson, Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and chair of the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at TSRI. While a yearly flu shot provides some protection, subtypes not covered by the vaccine can emerge rapidly.

ROBERT BAKKE (Jet Captain, Black Belt, Public Speaker and NASCAR Driver who was running a multi-million dollar company by the age of 24! He's the author of the book "Prayer at Full Throttle: How Performance-Based Prayer Makes Miracles Happen") "DEVICE ADDICTION" CRUSHING YOUR DREAMS? When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life. We are now more wired than ever. Researchers from the University of Glasgow found that half of the study participants reported checking their email once an hour, while some individuals check up to 30 to 40 times an hour. An AOL study revealed that 59 percent of PDA users check every single time an email arrives and 83 percent check email every day on vacation. Facebook addiction, constant texting, sneaking Candy Crus, Oversharing, no, it's not your kids -- it's YOU. When it comes to managing your kids' screen time, there's no shortage of ideas for setting limits. But what about your needs? Recent studies (and digital detox stories) on parents' screen habits point to device-distracted moms and dads as a growing problem for kids. It's enough to make you want to maybe-just-maybe turn off your phone and shut down your devices. “It’s actually creepy to watch,” says Robert Bakke, “People walking around and even driving their cars, unable to look up. And with each minute spent in the addiction, another dream is dying.” Bakke has spent his life accomplishing dreams he was told couldn’t be accomplished, and says device addiction is crushing people’s chances of making their dreams real. “It takes time and hard work to succeed. People need to put their phones down and get to work,” says Bakke. Bakke again stresses the importance of time saying, “Every minute spent on social media is an unproductive minute. America’s economy needs every one of us to succeed at achieving our dreams. It is where businesses, jobs and revenue come from. Spending several hours a day staring into a device is a fast track to failure. Bakke is well aware of the fact he is going against popular culture with his thoughts about devices and social media, but after taking a close look at his track record, he might be on to something.

JEFF BIRNBAUM - Fox News analyst and Washington Times columnist RISING KASICH THREATENS BUSH Jeb Bush has a new nemesis, and it isn’t Donald Trump. Presidential hopeful, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R), is quietly rising in the polls in New Hampshire, capitalizing on a strong debate performance where he seemed at ease in the spotlight. With many in the Republican Party seeking to find a Trump slayer, Kasich’s late-summer surge is threatening to steal away the mantle of establishment favorite that Bush had long been expected to claim. The threat to Bush is clear. The former Florida governor is an underdog in the Iowa caucus, and if current polling holds, might not even finish in the top five for the race to the White House. That lends added importance to New Hampshire, the first primary state in the nation and a reliable bellwether for the nomination. Should Kasich top Bush in the state, strategists say, the race could change in an instant.

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