The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Tuesday, November 1 2016
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ISRAEL ORTEGA - political analyst and writer at "Opportunity Lives"

IS FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY VIOLATING THE HATCH ACT? How will the latest FBI probe impact swing states and early voting Following last week’s announcement that the FBI will be examining potential new evidence regarding Hillary Clinton’s private server investigation, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid rebuked Comey’s investigation and cautioned that he is potentially breaking the law. Reid announced that his office will be looking into a violation of the Hatch Act. The Hatch Act prevents government officials from using their authority as an influence over elections, something that Reid believes Comey is doing with the investigation reopening just a week before the election. Additionally, Reid stated that he believes Comey’s actions are showing a “double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be clear intent to aid one political party over another” and accused him of shielding Republican Nominee Donald Trump from questions on his connections to Russia. While it has not been determined if the Hatch Act has been violated, a new Poll by the ABC-Washington Post Tracking Poll released on Sunday showed that 34% of respondents were “less likely” to vote for Clinton following the latest on her email scandal.


A Marine veteran is out to break yet another world record in the name of fellow veterans. Guy Valentino, who served a tour in Iraq suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of explosions while on deployment. After being treated for his injuries, he became an advocate for veteran health issues. Valentino decided to start breaking records of physical challenges to spread awareness for veterans who are suffering. Last year in November he broke the record for most pull-ups in a day. "I did 5,862 in 24 hours," says Valentino. This year he is attempting to break another record. He plans on setting a new world record for most tire flips in a 1-mile course, and he plans on doing it in New York City along the Veterans Day Parade route on November 11th. Valentino added, "I'm excited. I really want to bring more awareness to veterans who are suffering." The tire he will be flipping weighs about 219 pounds and is about four feet tall. Valentino will be flipping it end over end through the streets of Manhattan with a representative from the Guinness World Records documenting every single flip. When asked about what kind of message he hopes to send with this record breaking attempt, the former Marine said, "I'm talking to any veteran who is watching this right now. Get up off the couch and believe in yourself as you once did when you graduated boot camp."With Veterans Day just around the corner, this is a nice feel good story. Guy Valentino is a Marine vet who went through a number of explosions in Iraq. He has received treatment at Cerebrum Health Centers in Texas and wants to draw attention to the mental health work they're doing with injured veterans

KYLE KEIDERLING - author of "Olympic Collision"The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd”

OLYMPIC COLLISION: The Story of Mary Decker and Zola Budd” by acclaimed sports biographer Kyle Keiderling is the dual story of the two women involved in the most memorable moment in modern Olympic history--their collision during the 3,000 meters race in the 1984 LA Games. This book will change the way we recall the event and the runners involved, as well as provide insight into the dark world of politics, illegal drug use, money in track and field in the 1980s, and the media’s coverage of the event. Keiderling was involved in this summer’s British-produced documentary, ‘The Fall: Decker vs Budd’, in which the runners were reunited for the first time after 30 years!

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