Plane Crash, Sandy Recovery, Boughton Running, and Forbes Attacks CT

Our roundtable "The Wheelhouse" discusses this week's news.

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The Hartford Courant's Rick Green and part-time Land's End model Mark Pazniokas from the CT Mirror.
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Plane Crash, Sandy Recovery, Boughton Running, and Forbes Attacks CT
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Plane Crash, Sandy Recovery, Boughton Running, and Forbes Attacks CT

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 Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into what happened.

"The airplane impacted the ground and the house upside down, in a 60 to 70 degree angle," he said shortly after the accident. 

Today, it’s our weekly news roundtable, The Wheelhouse and we be talk about that investigation.

Also a new, big, article in Forbes asks, “How did rich Connecticut morph into one of America’s poorest economies?”

We also look at a big decision in the state’s favor in the collection of nickle deposits.

Meanwhile, another Republican’s getting ready to run for governor, and is the end near for the hyper-local Patch news company? 

GUESTS:

Diane Orson - WNPR reporter

Susan Campbell - Longtime Hartford Courant columnist, Communications and Development Director for Partnership for Strong Communities and incoming Robert C. Vance Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication at Central Connecticut State University.

Mark Pazniokas - Capitol bureau chief for the Connecticut Mirror

Rick Green - Political editor for the Hartford Courant

Dan Kennedy - Assistant professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. His latest book is called The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age

Fred Carstensen - Director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis