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Jan 21, 2014
  Lawmakers heard testimony on mental health services in the state, as part of the legislature's response to the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports.   Patricia Rehmer had a note of caution for lawmakers.  She's the state's commissioner of Mental Health and Addition Services.   "We do not have any information about the mental health or any mental health issues that the shooter in the Newtown tragedy may have.  We know nothin... read more
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Sep 18, 2013
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Sep 6, 2013
President Barack Obama has found some unlikely congressional support for his plan to intervene in the Syrian war. He’s got the backing of Republica... read more
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Sep 3, 2013
In August, President Obama signed a bill preventing the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans for those entering college this year.... read more
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Aug 29, 2013
Lyme disease gets its name from the Connecticut town, and it’s always been a problem here...but it’s spreading, as far North as Maine and south dow... read more
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Aug 28, 2013
Robert Braddock is going to jail for 38 months for his role in the scandal surrounding the congressional campaign of Chris Donovan. The judge said... read more
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Aug 27, 2013
Students across the state are heading back to school this week – and they’ll be seeing a lot of changes.   The common core state standards are taking effect and changing the way teachers teach and students take tests. Schools are struggling to find the best way to teach ESL kids English.... read more
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Aug 27, 2013
Today's show was triggered by a confluence.   "Orange Is The New Black," a Netflix series based on Piper Kerman's memoir of a year spent at... read more
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Aug 23, 2013
Connecticut’s Governor has talked openly about his developmental struggles. He's also one in five people who has dyslexia. It’s a developmental rea... read more
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Aug 21, 2013
The state task force trying to figure out how to balance victim privacy with the public's right to know is stacked in favor of privacy.  That's according to a former newspaper editor and the head of a Connecticut open government group.   As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the group is in the e... read more
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Aug 21, 2013
Because Generation X is eternally younger than the Baby Boomers, we just assumed they’d be eternally young. But a person born in 1965 turns 50 in t... read more
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Aug 21, 2013
During yesterday’s show with Governor Malloy, he was asked whether he’s running for re-election. “I’m not running now, no,” he said. Then, he w... read more
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Aug 20, 2013
Since Governor Dannel Malloy narrowly won the race for governor in 2010, Republicans have set their sights on 2014. We’re still more than 14 mo... read more
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Aug 20, 2013
A lot of Americans get their health insurance from their job.  And according to a new study, the price of that insurance went up by about four percent last  year.  WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.   A new report finds that annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $... read more
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Aug 19, 2013
In Hartford, school district officials say test scores held firm and showed some healthy gains. But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the way you talk about test scores can be just as important as the scores themselves.   It wasn't the press release Matt Poland would have written.   "... read more
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Aug 15, 2013
A common thread running through any type of interpersonal conflict in whether it’s bullying in school or online, gun violence on a street corner, o... read more
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Aug 14, 2013
It’s the set-up for countless plots in tv and the cinema: The low-wage worker accidentally gets his hands on the big boss’ paycheck and is flabberg... read more
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Aug 14, 2013
The New Haven area is still looking for answers after last week’s plane crash at Tweed Airport. Patrick Murray is in charge of the National Tra... read more
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Aug 14, 2013
The state Supreme Court has overturned a $6 million award to beer and soda distributors who sued the state.   Here's the takeaway according to Bob Clark, special counsel to the state attorney general.   "It's a good day for te state in the sense that a judgment that would have req... read more
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Aug 13, 2013
The city of Hartford loses a few hundred trees each year.  But now, in a partnership with a local non-profit, the city is poised to plant 1,000 new trees this fall. WNPR's Jeff Cohen has more.   The goal is to plant 20,000 trees over the next ten years.  It's an ambitious program that beg... read more
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