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Latest release on Aug 14, 2020

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'Almost Laughable': Civil Rights Lawyer On DOJ's Evidence Against Yale

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The DOJ’s Civil Rights Division says Black and Latinx students with similar academic qualifications are being admitted to Yale at higher rates than white and Asian American students, pointing to discrimination and a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Lawyer David Hinojosa said the evidence leading to that conclusion is – in his words – “almost laughable.”

Aug 14 2020

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LISTEN: Doug Glanville, On What The MLB Can Teach Us About The Coronavirus

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It’s been three weeks since Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. Like other sports, teams have played in isolation and without fans. But they’ve taken steps to make the season feel normal, from canned crowd noise ( like at this Red Sox game against the Mets ) to cardboard cutouts of fans in the stadium. Doug Glanville, a Connecticut-based ESPN analyst , author and former MLB player, says he thinks the canned noise is well done, but it doesn't capture the whole spectrum of experiences a player has with fans. "And I think that's a good thing to recognize, with humility, that there's something so magical and so unique that a fan brings to a game, that you can't copy it," Glanville told NEXT . Glanville says recent coronavirus outbreaks among players and staff on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals show the MLB will have to make adjustments to its virus protocols. But, he says, baseball can provide information and lessons in our broader fight against the virus as well. The MLB has

Aug 14 2020

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A Close Race And Controversial Dropout To Wrap Up 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary

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Thomas Gilmer is neck and neck with Justin Anderson in the Republican primary for Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District. Though Gilmer dropped out of the contest Tuesday, the race appeared headed toward a recount as a final tally incorporating absentee ballots was underway Thursday.

Aug 13 2020

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LISTEN: Long-time Activist Loretta Ross Speaks Out Against The Call-Out Culture

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When a peer says something you think is racist, ignorant or wrong, what do you do? Most people agree that staying silent is not a good idea. But do you talk to them privately or take them to task publicly? Known as call-out culture, some think public shaming is a way to further social justice and change. But not everyone agrees with that approach. Loretta Ross is an activist, visiting associate professor at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the upcoming book “Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Detoxing Our Movement,” which comes out in 2021. Ross strongly supports calling out people in power, but says call-out culture among peers of the same social status is “toxic." "They immediately get defensive because they feel like you’re attacking their character, their morality. … They’re not going to listen to someone who’s made them feel awful," Ross told NEXT in an interview last year . "And so it doesn’t produce the positive outcome you may desire.” We had Ross back on NEXT this

Aug 13 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Cut Flowers

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It's been a great summer for flowers. But it's a shame the hot temperatures forced many flowers to go by so quickly. To enjoy the flower season longer, cut some of your favorite annual, perennial and bulb flowers and arrange them in vases indoors. Before you run out and snip some blooms for the table, here are some tips.

Aug 13 2020

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New Haven Dispatch: Three More Days Of Counting Ballots Begins

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The last absentee ballot dropped off on Tuesday arrived at the New Haven City Hall of Records by bike. With a minute to 8 p.m., the voter threw down her bike and practically dived at the ballot box as City Clerk Michael Smart came by to lock up.

Aug 12 2020

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Will Ballots Mailed On Tuesday Make The Count, Given Extra Time?

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Absentee ballots in the mail for this week’s primary elections have to be postmarked by Tuesday and delivered by Thursday to be counted. But some ballots postmarked on Tuesday may not have made it through the U.S. mail in time to reach municipal clerks’ offices by Thursday. The responsibility for timely ballots lies somewhere between the voter and the postal service.

Aug 12 2020

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COVID-19's Painful Question At Nursing Homes: When Will A Visit Be Safe?

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Once a week outside a Newington nursing home, Peggy Johnson stands masked, 6 feet apart from her 94-year-old mom, imagining what it would be like to hug again.

Aug 12 2020

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Addiction Harm Reduction Providers Battle 'Dual' Epidemics

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A young man with his girlfriend stood in the shade under an awning at the side of an RV truck parked near Barnard Park in Hartford on a recent Tuesday morning. Holding a bag in one hand and reaching through an opening in a screened door with the other, he dropped empty, used syringes into a medical waste bucket. “Eighty-eight, eighty-nine, ninety,” he counted, each needle making a thunk as it disappeared into bright red plastic.

Aug 12 2020

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LISTEN: Public Versus Private: How Should Connecticut Utilities Work?

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With some in Connecticut just getting their power back one week after Tropical Storm Isaias, a lot of families have wondered aloud whether some other company could do a better job than Eversource and United Illuminating. One man who emphatically answers yes is Joe Courtney, the U.S. representative for Connecticut’s 2nd District.

Aug 11 2020

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Connecticut Town Officials Increasingly Nervous About Absentee Ballot Numbers

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As of Friday, the town of West Hartford had received about 2,000 of 10,500 absentee ballots requested for Tuesday’s primary elections.

Aug 07 2020

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In-Person Voting Will Still Happen At All Conn. Polling Locations, Despite Power Outages

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There’s a primary next week. And though absentee balloting has been the talk, the question now is whether the power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias will affect in-person voting.

Aug 06 2020

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LISTEN: A Doctor Who Has Experienced Racism Commits To No Longer Being Silent

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Since the killing of George Floyd, some Americans have been examining their role in perpetuating racism and are committing to no longer being silent and inactive. Huma Farid , a Pakistani American and obstetrician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, recently wrote a commentary for WBUR’s blog Cognoscenti , “The ‘Shame and Rage’ of Being a Minority in America Kept Me Silent. Not Anymore.” As a woman of color, Farid says there have been times -- especially in her role as a doctor -- when she has remained silent and wished she hadn’t. “It’s not enough for you to not be racist. You have to actively be an anti-racist,” Farid told NEXT . Listen to the entire episode of NEXT here.

Aug 06 2020

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Residents Without Power Clean Up, Stay Cool After Tropical Storm Isaias

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Tropical storm Isaias sent strong winds through most of the state yesterday, knocking down trees and cutting power to more than 700,000 electric customers. Connecticut residents spent the day cleaning up and waiting for their power to return.

Aug 06 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Milkweed For Monarchs

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We've been busy watching many different butterflies this summer in our garden. It seems they love this heat and humidity. And there's been enough water for them to thrive. Of course, this time of year the Monarch butterflies become more noticeable. Their prized plant is the milkweed. Many insects only feed and lay eggs on a few different types of plants. That's certainly true of monarchs. Anything in the milkweed family is fair game. Monarch caterpillars have the unique ability to eat the milkweed leaves even with the toxic, white, milky sap. It actually makes the Monarchs less appealing to birds, so it's a protection device, too.

Aug 06 2020

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Connecticut Election Officials: Mail Absentee Ballots By Thursday

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As next week’s primary elections approach, officials are warning voters with absentee ballots to get them in the mail on Thursday. Under Connecticut law, ballots received by mail after 8 p.m. on Aug. 11 cannot be counted.

Aug 05 2020

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With A Week To Go Before Primary, Ballots Still A Concern

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With a presidential primary just a week away, municipal clerks are feeling the stress of absentee voting amid the pandemic.

Aug 03 2020

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Connecticut Restaurants Push For Expanded Capacity Limits

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Tony D’Elia owns San Marino Ristorante Italiano and La Bella Vista in Waterbury. One’s a restaurant, one’s a banquet hall. And he's among the many restaurant owners pushing to increase the capacity of indoor and outdoor dining in the state.

Aug 03 2020

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LISTEN: 'A People's Person': Monte Frank On Oz Griebel

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There has been a massive outpouring of tributes from around Connecticut to the late Oz Griebel. The well-loved business leader and two-time gubernatorial candidate died July 29, days after being struck by a car while jogging. He was 71 years old.

Jul 31 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Experiment With Basil

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Basil is one of those quintessential tastes of summer. Growing up, it reminds me of my mom's eggplant parmesan, Caprese salad and tomato sauce. You can't grow tomatoes without growing some basil.

Jul 30 2020

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