The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Thursday, June 30, 2016
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GIL TORREZ (Retired FBI special agent who now works as a terrorism and security analyst) A terrorist attack at Turkey's Istanbul Ataturk airport began with gunfire followed by explosions and the wail of ambulance sirens. When it was over, at least 41 people were dead, 147 were wounded and hundreds of travelers and people waiting for them were reeling from the aftermath. Turkish officials said 23 Turkish citizens and 13 foreign nationals including an Iranian and a Ukrainian were among the dead, the Associated Press reported.

Stamford GOP State Sen. TONY HWANG The majority of insurers who sell individual and small group employer plans in Connecticut have asked for double-digit increases for next year’s policies, with average increases as high as 28 percent among plans that cover thousands of workers and their families. The state insurance department, which must approve rate increases, is hosting public hearings in August.

BRIAN GRAHAM (Political analyst and consultant from "Dixie Strategies") Hillary Clinton claimed Tuesday that the final report issued by the House Republican investigation into the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi terror attack - in which Clinton is accused of knowingly misleading the American public - "had found nothing," and that it's time to "move on." The report released Tuesday morning pointedly blamed a "rusty bureaucratic process" for the Obama administration's slow-moving response the night of the attack.

MARIA LUCE (Parenting analyst, communications expert, public speaker, coach and mom. She started "The Empowered Mom" to create conversations and give parents more tools) American parents are less happy than their childless counterparts. And the parenthood "happiness gap" is greater in the United States than in 21 other countries studied, according to a briefing paper prepared for the Council on Contemporary Families. Researchers wrote they were astonished to discover "the negative effects of parenthood on happiness were entirely explained by the presence or absence of social policies allowing parents to better combine paid work with family obligations."

Singer LISA HELLER LIVE IN THE TALK OF CONNECTICUT STUDIO As an acclaimed 20-year old singer/songwriter Lisa Heller introduced her inspiring new song, HOPE. Born out of challenges and breakthroughs, HOPE is reflective of a physical and spiritual transformation that allowed Heller to transcend obstacles and move into her true mission and living the life of her dreams. Dedicated to the Brave, Sick, Kind, Loving, Beautiful, Lonely, Hurt, Strong, Poor, Confident, Scared, Free, Hungry, Willing, Courageous, Defeated, Wise, and to all those who need HOPE, Heller shows the depth of her creative genius and wisdom beyond her years with this soul stirring original.

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