The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Friday, September 23nd 2016
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NED RYUN (Political analyst, former G.W. Bush presidential writer and current CEO of "American Majority")

Donald Trump narrowly leads Hillary Clinton in the battleground states of Nevada, North Carolina, and Ohio. That's according to Fox News statewide likely voter polls conducted Sunday through Tuesday evenings. Trump is helped by strong support from working-class white voters, while Clinton is hurt by a lackluster performance among younger voters and women. In each state, Trump's advantage is within the margin of sampling error.

DOUG EVANS (Arts Across Connecticut)

What is happening in Connecticut this weekend? What's opening and closing in Broadway? Doug Evans lets us knows what's happening in the world of of local entertainment.

EBEN BROWN (Fox News- live from Charlotte, NC)

Eben has the latest from Charlotte, and the rioting after the shooting of a black man by a black police officer.

JOHN DYBEN (Addiction specialist with Origins Recovery Centers)

The Justice Department is preparing to launch a renewed strategy to address the unrelenting scourge of heroin and opioid addiction, in part by placing greater emphasis on identifying links between over-prescribing doctors and distribution networks across the country. The plan, outlined by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an interview with USA TODAY, is part of an eleventh-hour push by the Obama administration against a public health crisis that continues to claim nearly 100 people each day in the United States.

In a memo that is expected to be circulated to all 94 U.S. attorney offices, Lynch said prosecutors are being urged to more readily share information across state lines about prescription drug abuses by physicians that could identify traffickers and far-flung trafficking routes more quickly. At the same time, Lynch said federal prosecutors will be directed to coordinate their enforcement efforts with public health authorities in their districts as part of an overall strategy that puts equal emphasis on prevention and treatment.

JON DECKER (Fox News - live from the White House)

President Barack Obama is poised to veto legislation exposing Saudi Arabia to court action over the 9/11 attacks, stepping in to defend legal precedent and an awkward ally, but inviting election-time opprobrium. White House officials say Obama will reject the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" by a Friday veto deadline, after a little over a week of deliberation. The administration is worried the bill -- passed unanimously by Congress -- would undermine state immunity, setting a dangerous legal precedent. Obama's aides tried and failed to have the legislation substantially revised, and now face the prospect of Republicans and Democrats joining forces to override the presidential veto, a relatively rare rebuke of White House power. Families of 9/11 victims have campaigned for the law -- convinced that the Saudi government had a hand in the attacks that killed almost 3,000 people. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens, but no link to the government has been proven.

The Saudi government denies any links to the plotters.

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