The Talk of Connecticut
 
Show Rundown for Monday, November 21st, 2016
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DAVID LIGHTMAN - National Correspondent - McClatchy Newspapers

What's the buzz in D.C. regarding DONALD TRUMP's cabinet picks and his meeting with MITT ROMNEY?

Is there any real chance that JEFF SESSIONS could be rejected for Attorney General?

How hard will the push-back be on KEITH ELLISON possibly taking over the DNC?

MICHAEL RAY NEWMAN -business coach and employee morale specialist

POLITICS IN THE WORKPLACE This election cycle has created a visible divide among citizens of the United States and the workplace was not immune to the divisiveness of this year's Presidential campaign. From political arguments to Facebook comments, many offices have been victim to the tension that opposing political views can bring. Some companies have taken it a bit too far, though. Recently, the CEO of Grubhub, a n online food delivery service, sent a companywide email that suggested employees who agree with President-elect Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric should resign. The CEO, Matt Malone, wrote "If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here, we do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team." Maloney also writing in the wake of last week's election results that he wants to "affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States." Maloney told Fox News that he is not embarrassed by the note and that almost 20 percent of his employees personally thanked him for the email. --Is there a place for politics in the workplace? How can those who have opposing views to those that they work for find their place?

LOIS ANDERSON - chairperson for "The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum’s 36th Annual Holiday House Tour."

It's Time for the 36th Holiday House Tour Featuring the Twain House and Area Homes. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit several beautiful Hartford area homes during The Friends of The Mark Twain House & Museum’s 36th Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Along with five private homes in West Hartford, Hartford and Bloomfield, the nonprofit tour also will feature Mark Twain's 19-room home at 351 Farmington Avenue in Hartford.

Dr. KELLY POWERS - Medical Commentator; Podiatric Surgeon, Stamford Hospital; Fmr. Research Fellow, Georgetown University -M.S. Env Sci/Epidemiology; Regional Fellow, National Review

IS YOUR SMARTPHONE NEGATIVELY IMPACTING YOUR SLEEP? America is technology driven and tablets and smartphone usage - especially around bedtime is the norm, but a new study shows that smartphone usage before bed is associated with poor sleep quality. The study found that people who used phones at that time had difficulty falling asleep and had poor sleep quality throughout the night. The study of 653 people installed a phone application that automatically records the number of minutes the phone is on (through periods that the screen was on) during each hour of the day for a one month period. Prior to beginning the study, participants reported their sleep hours and quality on a questionnaire along with other demographic data including physical activity and health related issues. After analyzing the date, researchers found that on average participants spent 38.4 hours on smartphones over the one month period. Those with longer screen time usage were shown overall to have less sleep and poorer sleep quality. The study did find that about 35% of people with less screen-time also had sleep difficulties compared to 42% who used the phone within the average or higher period. --What are the overall effects of poor sleep quality on the body? How long should users spend on smartphones and other electronic devices daily? How will being "unplugged" help get a better sleep?

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