The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Lenny & Debbie Tubbs with Brad
Rev. Michael Bailey with Brad

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.") SENATE PASSES FUNDING BILL TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Dec. 11. The measure, which also provides emergency funding to fight wildfires and extends the expiring authority of the Federal Aviation Administration, passed the Senate by a vote of 78-20. All Democrats voted for the bill. Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Linsdey Graham (R-S.C.), who are both running for president, missed the vote. The House is expected to approve the bill later in the day, ahead of the midnight deadline for keeping the government open. GOP leaders appear to have avoided, for now, the prospect of a government shutdown, which some conservatives had threatened to gain leverage in their effort to defund Planned Parenthood. The stopgap buys President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), outgoing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Boehner's successor just more than two months to craft a broader year-end spending deal.

STEVE ODLAND (CEO of the "Committee for Economic Development." He's also the former CEO of both Office Depot and AutoZone) SEPTEMBER JOB CUT REPORT DUE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 Employers in the U.S. announced plans to shed 41,186 workers from payrolls in August, a 61 percent decline from the 105,696 layoffs in July. The July figure was the highest since September 2011, when monthly job cuts reached 115,730. To date, employers have announced 434,554 job cuts in 2015, a 31 percent increase from the 332,931 planned layoffs in the first eight months of 2014. With monthly totals averaging 54,319, 2015 job cuts are on track to exceed 650,000 for the year, which would be the highest year-end tally since 2009 (1,272,030). The report on September job cuts will be released by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. on Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 a.m. ET.

TONY RENO (Yale University Head Football Coach) Coach Reno previewed the next Yale game -- Saturday on the "Talk of Connecticut" -- as the Bulldogs head to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to take on Lehigh. Yale is 2-0 after a thrilling 33-to-26 win last week at the Yale Bowl over Cornell, erasing a 19-point deficit to do so.

CT VETERANS PARADE UPDATE LAURA SOLL (LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO) Lieutenant EMILY D. TRUDEAU of Cheshire, a U.S. Navy veteran and one of five parade marshals Laura was in to talk about the upcoming Veteran's Day Parade, as well as events that are happening during the parade. Lieutenant Trudeau called in to talk about her service in the military. WEBSITE: CT VETERANS PARADE

Rev. MICHAEL BAILEY (Youth Pastor From the First Cathedral Church) LIVE IN THE TALK OF CT STUDIO The Reverend came in to talk about the programs that are available in the First Cathedral in Bloomfield. He also stressed the importance of children, as well as their parents, going to church.

LENNY TUBBS (Vice-President of the Tunnels for Towers at the Berlin Fair) LIVE IN THE TALK OF cONNECTICUT STUDIO Lenny was in to talk about the Berlin Fair this weekend. WEBSITE: BERLIN FAIR

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