The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Tuesday November 29 2016
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ATIMA OMARA - Democratic strategist

RECOUNTS ARE SET TO BEGIN IN SEVERAL STATES – WILL THEY HAVE ANY SORT OF IMPACT ON DECISION? It began with Green Party candidate Jill Stein calling for a recount in several states including Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Democrat Hillary Clinton joined the recount effort in an announcement through her lawyer that she would back the effort. The recount will look into potential voter fraud having pushed President-Elect Donald Trump over the threshold needed for the Electoral College votes. The margin with by mere thousands that gave Mr. Trump the advantage, an upset for Democrat Hillary Clinton who led polls in the historically blue states, and something the Green Party member Jill Stein is looking into as possible hacking and voter fraud. Stein is known to oppose the voting system and she and fellow Green Party members have spoken out against the process several times over the years. Despite a Wisconsin recount that is expected to begin on Thursday – and pending in other states - Mr. Trump is moving forward with business as usual – continuing his cabinet nominations and planning for taking office in January. He took to Twitter to express his opinion via two tweets stating: “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally” and "serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California." --There is no evidence of voter fraud or hacking – why are Green Party and Democratic members asking for a re-count? If fraud or hacking are discovered – how would this change the election outcome? Could the Supreme Court become involved to allow the election results to stand? What do Green Party members have to gain – as the next possible outcome is a Clinton Presidency? Could backing the recount hurt the Democratic Party?

HOWARD SCHWARTZ - from the Connecticut Better Business Bureau

THE NOVEMBER CONNECTICUT BBB UPDATE In his monthly update, Howard will chat about shopping safely online during the holiday season.

Dr. CHAD STEPHENS - concussion specialist

SHOULD YOUR CHILD PLAY FOOTBALL? Multiple news sources continuously report the dangers of both youth and professional football, but the sport continues to be as popular as ever. So, how can a parent decide if they are comfortable? Out of the children who play a sport in high school, 14 percent play football, which the CDC reports to be the most common sport with concussion risk for males with a 75% chance for getting one. That is more than the next three sports combined. The upside to this, though, is that we now have a new generation of helmet technology. Many helmets now in use by youth players come equipped with a technological system that can indicate when a severe head trauma occurs. Football is, of course, a dangerous sport, but does it prove to be more dangerous than any other sport your child could pay? --What are the dangers of football? How can children stay protected? What should you know before signing your child up for football?

FOX News Radio’s JEFF MONOSSO live from O’Hare Airport in Chicago

A STRIKE AT A MAJOR AIRPORT STARTS TODAY Heads up, travelers: Hundreds of workers are striking at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday. Janitors, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants are asking for a $15 hourly wage. Some currently make $10.50 an hour, which is the minimum wage in Chicago. The effort is part of a broader "Day of Disruption" planned by activist group Fight for $15, which advocates for raising the minimum wage. Uber drivers, fast food workers and home care aides will also walk out on Tuesday. The Chicago Department of Aviation said it does not believe the work stoppage will affect flights in or out of the nation's second busiest airport. Federal employees, including air traffic controllers and security screeners, are not joining the strike. The striking workers aren't aiming to disrupt travel, a spokeswoman for the Service Employees International Union said at a press conference last week. "They do want to gain public support," she said. The airport workers aren't part of the Service Employees International Union, but the group is backing them. Though the walk out isn't likely to strand passengers, it could cause some operational hiccups.

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