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Connecticut Public Radio

Latest release on May 30, 2020

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Connecticut's Public Media Source for News and Ideas

LISTEN: 'An Empty Feeling'; Policing After Minneapolis

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The outcry in Minnesota over the killing of George Floyd as the result of an encounter with an overly aggressive police officer is just the latest of many examples of this country of people of color dying at the hands of law enforcement.

May 30 2020

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LISTEN: When Distance Learning Isn't Good Enough

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We’ve heard a lot about the distance learning going on at K-12 schools during t.his coronavirus pandemic shutdown. But there’s a good number of kids who are not distance learning for a variety of reasons and badly need schools to reopen.

May 30 2020

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LISTEN: Mashantucket Pequot Chairman On The Decision To Reopen Foxwoods Casino

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Monday is the day that Connecticut’s two casinos will reopen after weeks of shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont has been open about his feeling that it’s too early to resume gaming at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

May 28 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Grow Your Own Lavender

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There is nothing like the sight and smell of lavender. I was fortunate enough to travel to the South of France and see the lavender fields. But we don't have to travel to Europe to enjoy this prized herb. There are lavender farms in Connecticut and you can grow it in your own backyard. You just need to select the right varieties and grow them properly. It's the National Garden Bureau's Plant of the Year , so let's grow some lavender.

May 28 2020

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LISTEN: Secretary Of The State Denise Merrill Addresses Controversy Over Absentee Balloting

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Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed an executive order that will allow people who are concerned about contracting the coronavirus to use an absentee ballot for the August presidential primary elections. That has some members of the state Republican party upset.

May 28 2020

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Connecticut Facilities Tackle Backlog Of Postponed Surgeries, Procedures After Pandemic Peak

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What began as some gastric issues last year has now progressed into painful gallstones and chronic problems for Hannah Gebhard, who lives in Naugatuck. “It was really just a ramping up of the symptoms until I one day landed myself in the emergency room at 2 a.m. because I was in so much pain,” she said.

May 27 2020

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New Haven Online Play Festival Takes Off

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While certain public places are finding ways to reopen safely, theaters still have a long way to go. Socially distancing the audience is doable but probably not cost-effective. And what about the actors? Keeping 6 feet apart onstage could make for a bizarre evening of theater.

May 26 2020

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Connecticut Immigrant Remains In ICE Detention During Pandemic Despite Appeals Court Ruling

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A federal appeals court has reversed a decision by immigration authorities in the case of a Connecticut man facing deportation, ordering the Board of Immigration Appeals to respect the state’s pardons.

May 25 2020

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LISTEN: Yale Epidemiologist On What Might Be Ahead For Connecticut In The Age Of Coronavirus

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On the same day the state partially reopened, Gov. Ned Lamont disbanded the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group, the task force that had been charged with coming up with a plan to guide the state into a safe, methodical reopening. One of the co-chairs of that group was Dr. Albert Ko of the Yale School of Public Health.

May 22 2020

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LISTEN: Beardsley Zoo Puts Safety Guidelines In Place Ahead Of Reopening

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport plans to reopen on June 1 after closing to visitors back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Connecticut Public Radio’s Morning Edition host, Diane Orson, spoke with zoo director Gregg Dancho.

May 22 2020

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Connecticut Immigration Activists Petition For Access To Medicaid For Undocumented

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Less than a month ago, a family member in Olga Gutierrez’s home in Bridgeport tested positive for COVID-19. But because she and her family are undocumented immigrants, Gutierrez said their options are limited. “We were terrified,” she said. “We think we that we might have the virus, too. We have not been able to go to the doctor because we are uninsured and we do not have money to cover this.”

May 22 2020

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Opera Based On Hand-Washing Doctor Streaming Online

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What we’ve all been through in this pandemic has sparked renewed interest in the work of 19th-century physician Ignaz Semmelweis. He is considered to be the first person to find a correlation between hand-washing and disease prevention. Semmelweis’ discovery was the subject of a recent Google “doodle.” It’s also the basis of a 2018 chamber opera, which is currently streaming online.

May 21 2020

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LISTEN: Connecticut's GOP Chair On Why The Governor Is Moving Too Fast On Absentee Balloting

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In one of his most recent executive orders, Gov. Ned Lamont weighed in on the controversial question of absentee balloting. The governor says state residents can use fear of contracting COVID-19 as a reason to use an absentee ballot to vote in the presidential primary, now scheduled for Aug. 11. Republican Party Chairman J.R. Romano has been vocal in his opposition to absentee balloting. He spoke with Connecticut Public Radio’s All Things Considered host, John Henry Smith. Hear the interview below:

May 21 2020

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Call-In Special: New England Colleges In 'Survival Mode' As COVID-19 Jolts Higher Education

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COVID-19 has driven New England’s higher education sector into financial "survival mode." Now colleges and universities must adapt or risk major — if not catastrophic — loss from the crisis. Join us for an America Amplified special from the New England News Collaborative. We'll bring together voices from across the region, and we want to hear yours.

May 21 2020

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Connecticut Garden Journal: Growing Hostas

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This ancient, common shade perennial flower originates from China and Japan. It grows wild in the forested mountains. It's a favorite wild spring edible, collected when the shoots are young and then roasted or sautéed. It didn't reach Europe and United States until the 1800's but now there are thousands of varieties. This shade perennial is the hosta. Hosta is the go-to shade plant for many gardeners. It grows easily with colorful leaves and pink or white flowers.

May 21 2020

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Westfarms Mall Reopens, But Many Stores Remain Closed

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Westfarms Mall reopened Wednesday after closing in March because of the coronavirus . But for the steady stream of shoppers, it wasn’t quite the same experience they might remember pre-pandemic. The mall has over 100 shops but because each corporate office makes the decision for its own stores, fewer than 30 were open -- and that meant some shoppers left empty-handed.

May 20 2020

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Despite Governor’s Order, At Least One Connecticut Barbershop Defies Reopen Delay

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This story has been updated. Cat Thibodeau opened the doors of Modern Barber and Shave Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. -- as she had consistently advertised on social media. And the line of at least six customers on her porch in Pawcatuck seemed to validate that decision. “I’m feeling really good,” Thibodeau said. “I’m feeling excited to see my customers after a two-month hiatus, and catch up.”

May 20 2020

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Customers Head Back To Restaurants As Connecticut Begins To Reopen

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Restaurants returned to serving dining customers Wednesday as part of phase one of Connecticut’s COVID-19 reopening plan. In Enfield, “reopening day” marked the return of The Country Diner, a spot that’s been closed for the past two months.

May 20 2020

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LISTEN: Rep. Themis Klarides On Accusations Of 'Sabotaging' Dalio Partnership

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Two Republican state lawmakers were directly called out by Barbara Dalio as she and her husband, billionaire hedge fund owner Ray Dalio, announced they’ll end the multimillion-dollar philanthropic partnership they’d formed with the state of Connecticut.

May 19 2020

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LISTEN: 'Right Now There Is No Confidence': How Safe Is It To Go Back To The Office?

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It’s not just restaurants and malls that can open up this week. Gov. Ned Lamont says offices can welcome workers back if they need to. But how many of us want to go, and is it really safe to do so?

May 19 2020

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