The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Friday, August 12, 2016
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FRANK V. VERNUCCIO, JR. (Editor-in-chief of the "New" York Analysis of Policy and Government." He served both Republicans and Democrats on state and local levels) House Democrats flatly rejected Donald Trump’s claim that President Obama is responsible for the Islamic State, but hit their own presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with collateral damage. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Mr. Trump’s claim “verbal poo-poo” and said the real event that spawned the Islamic State, or ISIS, was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by then-President George W. Bush, and with Congress’s backing.

Arts Across Connecticut with DOUG EVANS Doug was back to talk about the shows happening on the local CT stages as well as shows opening up on Broadway.

Dr. PABLO ZABALLOS (Medical specialist) Drowsy driving is a common but neglected problem responsible for thousands of deaths each year in crashes that cost more than $100 billion, concludes a report by state safety advocates released. Drowsy driving hasn't received the attention of drunken or distracted driving, partly because diagnosing the problem is difficult. Many crashes involve a single car and driver, and definitive clues as to the cause are lacking. Police cited drowsy driving in at least 72,000 crashes from 2009 through 2013, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Fox News Radio's SIMON OWEN (Live from London) A NATO official says the U.S.-led alliance is deeply concerned by rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine and is monitoring the situation closely. The official, who wasn't authorized to make statements on the record and spoke on condition of anonymity, called on Moscow to "work for calm and de-escalation." The official said Russia had provided no proof of its accusation that Ukraine sent saboteurs to carry out attacks in Crimea.

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