The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Jennifer DiCola & Ian Halpern with Brad

DEBBIE GEORGATOS (Political strategist and the author of "Ladies, Can We Talk? America Needs Our Vote!") WHO WILL HOLD THE GAVEL NEXT Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is still a public "no" for Speaker. However, with pressure from many influential republicans growing, Ryan may decide to put his name in the race. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Dan Webster (R-FL) are currently running for the post. Chaffetz has said he would step aside if Ryan decides to run. Speaker John Boehner has said he will remain on as speaker until his replacement is elected.

JOHN HART (Editor-in-Chief of the political magazine "Opportunity Lives." He's an award-winning writer and journalist who also served as a senior aide to former Sen. TOM COBURN and former Congressmen JIM DeMINT and STEVE LARGENT) TRACKING GOVERNMENT WASTE? THERE'S A SMARTPHONE APP FOR THAT Citizen activists can now monitor online how elected federal and state officials are spending their money. With the rise of supposed outsider candidates, pundits are calling the coming presidential election a referendum on the establishment. They're missing a more profound story, which is the rise of new elites. These are the citizen activists using technology to reshape the status quo in ways neither the traditional establishment nor today's antiestablishment pretenders understand.

JUNIOR WAKEFIELD (Healthy living expert and personal trainer) NEW STUDY SAYS 30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE A DAY IS NOT ENOUGH. YOU SHOULD DOUBLE OR QUADRUPLE THAT. If you're among of the millions of Americans who dutifully carve out 30 minutes a day for the moderate-intensity exercise recommended by experts based on the idea that you're doing all you can for your heart, you're in for some disappointing news. A new analysis published Monday in the journal Circulation finds that that amount of activity may not be good enough. For the paper, researchers reviewed 12 studies involving 370,460 men and women with varying levels of physical activity. Over a mean follow-up time of 15 years, this group experienced 20,203 heart failure events. Each of the participants self-reported their daily activities, allowing the team to estimate the amount of exercise they were doing. They found that those following the 30-minutes-a-day guidelines issued by the American Heart Association had "modest reductions" in heart failure risk compared to those who did not work out at all. But those who exercised twice and four times as much had "a substantial risk reduction" of 20 percent and 35 percent, respectively. The findings challenge the notion of a 30-minutes-a-day magic number for exercise. Instead, research found that physical activity and heart failure may be what they called "dose dependent," meaning that higher levels of physical activity appeared to be linked to a lower risk of heart failure. That association appeared to hold across age groups, gender and race. Jarett D. Berry, senior author of the study and an associate professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, said the study shows that physicians and health policymakers should consider making stronger recommendations for greater amounts of physical activity to prevent heart failure.Americans love easy. Let's face it: the only thing that sells better than "7 minute ab" videos are "6 minute ab" videos. What does this study actually say? If we really want to get the blood flowing and help our heart, does it mean there's no easy way out? How long should we be working out? What if you simply don't have time to hit the gym for a hour or more?

BOB CAPORALE (President of Sequent Learning Networks, a New York City–based training and advisory firm specializing in product management, product marketing, and strategic planning. Throughout his career, Bob has held leadership and executive roles in engineering, marketing, product management, and general management for multi-billion-dollar companies. Bob is also an accomplished keyboardist, composer, and songwriter. He has written and produced over 100 independently released songs, albums, and soundtracks and has also written a full-length musical that he hopes to find time to produce someday. In his new book “CREATIVE STRATEGY GENERATION: Using Passion and Creativity to Compose Business Strategies That Inspire Action and Growth," Caporale explores the connections between composing music and composing successful business strategies.) IS RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS ANYTHING LIKE COMPOSING MUSIC? Caporale has spent his career developing strategies for products, portfolios, and business units. His proven approach can boost your strategic influence and track record, just as it has for the author himself and for the many companies he’s worked with. Grounded in accessible explanation, "CREATIVE STRATEGY GENERATION" explores the connections between the strategic and creative processes, and demystifies the complexities of developing a strategic plan.

JENNIFER DiCOLA (EXECUTIVE Director of the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society) & IAN HALPERN (Manager of the Harvest Country Store) LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO Jennifer was in to talk a little about the history of the Webster Noah House as well as upcoming events this month. They also spoke about the relationship of the Noah Webster House and the Harvest Country Store.

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