The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Former Congressman Bob Steele with Brad Davis

CHUCK NEWHALL (Author of "Fearful Odds: A Memoir of Vietnam and Its Aftermath.") Chuck served in Vietnam commanding an independent platoon including an initial reconnaissance in August 1968 of what would come to be known as Hamburger Hill. His combat decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star V(1st OLC) and Purple Heart. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an honors degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. "Fearful Odds" is a no holds barred narrative told in three parts. It is the true story of a young Army officer, groomed for command and assigned to lead a platoon on a reconnaissance mission in the A Shau Valley, Vietnam in 1968. An otherwise routine mission is complicated by the contradiction of an inept chain of command. The resulting casualties devastate the platoon and the graphic images and memories of the action and the grueling months that follow, lead Chuck Newhall to a lifetime of severe trauma, guilt, grief and anger.

JAMES ARENA-DeROSA (President of Foodshare) James talked about the goals for this year's "Turkey Tuesday" broadcast, coming up next week.

Enfield GOP State Sen. JOHN KISSEL John joined us again to talk about all the controversy surrounding the approval of a new casino, and the process surrounding it. Is the whole thing fair?

DAREN MARTIN (Workplace culture expert)
STUDY: STRESS AT WORK COULD TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR LIFE A stressful work environment isn't just irritating, it can also take years off your life expectancy, according to a new study. Harvard and Stanford University researchers found that stress in the workplace could significantly affect life span. The study found that life lost because of stress varied dramatically among different races, educational levels and genders. Researchers say people in some parts of the country may lose up to 33 years of their life due to stress, compared to people in other parts of the country. They say that gaps in wealth are getting worse, and while the rich extend their life spans, other groups remain the same. The authors say their data was the first to look at the ways that a workplace influences life expectancy when specifically broken down racial and educational lines. The study divided participants into 18 different groups defined by race, education, and sex. Ten different workplace factors, including unemployment, health insurance, and hours, were used to estimate the effect each job would have on life expectancy. The findings suggest that less educated people are more likely to end up with jobs that have unhealthy practices or stressful environments that cut down life span. Participants with the highest levels of education were less affected by stressful factors than people who were less educated. Blacks and Hispanics saw more years taken off their life expectancy due to work than whites in every education and gender category, according to the study. While women mostly saw longer live spans than men, educated Hispanic women seem to have much shorter life spans from working conditions, compared to educated Hispanic men. Researchers say the new study indicates society needs to focus more on creating healthy and supportive work environments, regardless of a worker's education level. So, is your job killing you? That may not be a figure of speech. The stress and long hours may be sucking the life out of you - literally.

ADRIENNE COCHRANE (President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford) Adrienne chatted about the Urban League of Greater Hartford's Equal Opportunity Day Dinner coming up this Friday, November 13, at the Marriott downtown. This year's theme is "Empowered Change." State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier is the 2015 William "Bill" Brown Leadership and Community Service Award. Chief Stewart, (dear friend of Brad's) was the Inaugural recipient. He passed away two weeks ago. So there will be a special tribute to him at the dinner.

Former Congressman BOB STEELE LIVE IN THE TALK OF COONNECTICUT STUDIO on the current situation regarding casino expansion in Connecticut.

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