On Tuesday’s “Connecticut Today,” host Paul Pacelli urged folks to wait and get the entire story behind the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida home (0:35). New Haven Independent Editor Paul Bass joined us to talk about this year’s primaries (13:51) as did SCSU Political Science Prof. Jonathan Wharton (25:05). Former FBI agent Ken Gray discussed Monday night’s raid on former President Trump’s Florida home (35:49).
Norm welcomed former Branford police officer, whistleblower and author of “The Thin Blue Lie: An Honest Cop vs The FBI,” Greg Dillon onto “The Norm Pattis Show” to talk about his book and the recent raid on former President Donald Trump’s estate at Mar-a-Lago.
1. We are living in weird times…unemployment is at an all-time low, employers are desperate for workers but employees are struggling to find happiness and opportunities in the workplace. Career strategist, Julie Bauke, gave some perspective on this and tips on how to determine what’s best for you.
2. Snapchat has rolled out new parental controls helping parents oversee who their kids are talking to but not hovering too much. Social media consultant, Krista Carnes, weighed in on this new change and what it means for families.
3. This week is National Farmers Markets Week. Commissioner of the Dept. of Ag, Bryan Hurlburt, talked about the significance of Connecticut’s 5,000+ farms. Find one near you at ctgrown.org
On Monday’s “Connecticut Today” with Paul Pacelli, we wondered if Connecticut voters use their heads or their hearts when they make decisions at the ballot box (0:26). We also featured recorded remarks from Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (9:28).
Norm kicked off “The Norm Pattis Show” with a story about the Pleasure Beach Bridge being torn down after decades of sitting dormant and callers went crazy. Throughout the show, Norm and his guest, Mike Boyer of Carolina Craft Legal, took calls and tried to piece together what’s actually going on at Pleasure Beach.
1. The Senate passed an Inflation Reduction Act with the greatest part covering healthcare subsidies and prescription drug costs. Alan Sheketoff of Macman Insurance Associates shared why this could be the best thing President Biden has done during his time in office. ((00:10)) 2. UConn’s star player is starting the recovery journey from an ACL reconstructive surgery. But what does that entail? Dr. Michael Redler with CT Ortopaedic Insittute St. Vincent’s Medical Center talked about it. ((14:23)) 3. Crime on the Mind: Carjackings Part Two ((27:22))
On Friday’s “Connecticut Today,” host Paul Pacelli analyzed former President Trump’s endorsement of Leora Levy for the upcoming GOP Senate primary (0:34). Dominic Rapini – the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for Secretary of the State – joined us to talk about his campaign and ideas on how to better run the SOTS office (10:17). The Yankee Institute’s Marc Fitch returned to chat about a feature story he wrote regarding dog licensing in Connecticut (22:54).
1. When local writer and producer Lisa Franco walked into an antique shop on Cape Cod eleven years ago, little did she know she would stumble upon a treasure that would change the course of her life. Lisa Franco shared her journey of writing My Dearest Darling: Letters of Love in Wartime. ((00:00))
2. Governor Lamont took listener questions about taxes, health topics, law enforcement numbers and more. ((13:54))
3. Bridgeport is installing security cameras on the outside of all school buses to crack down on drivers bypassing stopped buses. But what’s being done about bus-rider bullying? We spoke with Fran Rabinowitz, executive director of the CT Association of Public School Superintendents about this. ((30:51))
Thursday’s “Connecticut Today” with Paul Pacelli took a look at the options the U.S. now has in trying to get Russia to release imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner (0:31). Darien/Norwalk GOP State Representative Terrie Wood talked about her candidacy for the Republican nomination in this year’s Secretary of the State race (15:00).