Tucker Ives http://wnpr.org en The Wheelhouse: Political Souls, Polls, and Jabs http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-political-souls-polls-and-jabs <p>Connecticut is generally a “blue” state, but the latest New York Times/CBS poll <a href="http://ctmirror.org/internet-poll-shows-foley-up-9-points-over-malloy/" target="_blank">paints it a different color</a> in the race for governor. But <a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/28/qa-what-the-new-york-times-polling-decision-means/" target="_blank">the poll itself was a different color</a> too. On our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse, we’ll discuss the divided state of Connecticut with our team of reporters and analysts, including <a href="http://www.salon.com/2014/07/27/my_party_has_lost_its_soul_bill_clinton_barack_obama_and_the_victory_of_wall_street_democrats/" target="_blank">Bill Curry who says his Democratic party has lost its soul.</a></p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 26107 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Political Souls, Polls, and Jabs Restraint and Seclusion in Our Public Schools http://wnpr.org/post/restraint-and-seclusion-our-public-schools <p>Restraint and seclusion is a legal, albeit controversial, practice in our nation's public schools. Students -- often those with disabilities -- can be restrained and secluded against their will. This can result -- and has resulted on many occasions -- in injury to the student. Nationwide, there are 20 known cases of death because of restraint or seclusion in the past two decades.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:09:21 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski & Allison Ehrenreich 26070 at http://wnpr.org Restraint and Seclusion in Our Public Schools Where We Vote 2014: Elizabeth Esty http://wnpr.org/post/where-we-vote-2014-elizabeth-esty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2012 race for Connecticut’s </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Congressional&nbsp;District seat was filled with campaign-related shenanigans. The person who came out on top was Elizabeth </span>Esty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>She’s running for re-election this year in the “Fightin’ Fifth” and she joins us for our Where We Vote series to talk politics, foreign relations, immigration, and more.</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25904 at http://wnpr.org Where We Vote 2014: Elizabeth Esty Gov. Christie Visits Connecticut Following Gun Bill Veto; a Local Perspective on Ukrainian Conflict http://wnpr.org/post/gov-christie-visits-connecticut-following-gun-bill-veto-local-perspective-ukrainian-conflict <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-ed94eae2-6d7c-af77-dd1a-ff3231cd9702"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is <a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-chris-christie-vetoes-bill-to-decrease-capacity-of-gun-magazines-20140703-story.html" target="_blank">making headlines once again</a>. </span></span></p><p><span><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Just a few weeks ago, he vetoed a bill that would have restricted the size of gun magazines from 15 rounds to 10. The decision angered a number of gun control advocates, including some Sandy Hook parents. </span></span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:35:04 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 25896 at http://wnpr.org Gov. Christie Visits Connecticut Following Gun Bill Veto; a Local Perspective on Ukrainian Conflict TicketNetwork Agrees To Fix "Unfair Trade Practices" http://wnpr.org/post/ticketnetwork-agrees-fix-unfair-trade-practices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A settlement has been reached between South Windsor-based </span>TicketNetwork<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and the State of Connecticut. In the deal, </span>TicketNetwork<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> agreed to clearly disclose that it is a ticket resale company, and not an official box office outlet.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:49:39 +0000 Tucker Ives 25848 at http://wnpr.org TicketNetwork Agrees To Fix "Unfair Trade Practices" How Effective Are Charter Schools? http://wnpr.org/post/how-effective-are-charter-schools <p>The recent FUSE scandal has raised questions about charter school oversight. Is this type of problem representative of the overall charter school system? We take a look at just how effective these schools are and how much oversight they have. We're joined by experts and we want to hear from you, especially if you have experience in the charter school system.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25774 at http://wnpr.org How Effective Are Charter Schools? The Wheelhouse: Migrating Children; Rt. 44 Tales; Chubby Checker Check-In http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-migrating-children-rt-44-tales-chubby-checker-check <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dannel</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Malloy takes a strong stance on housing immigrant children in this state.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll talk about this story and more on our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse. Also, the&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hartford Courant’s </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dan </span>Haar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been walking and reporting from Connecticut’s </span>Rt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. 44. He’ll take a load off to share some tales from the road. Chubby Checker (yes, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">that</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chubby Checker) is also coming to town for a political fundraiser.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25759 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Migrating Children; Rt. 44 Tales; Chubby Checker Check-In The Culture and Design of Podcasts http://wnpr.org/post/culture-and-design-podcasts <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;">Radio has a very long and storied history, and is influenced by -- some might say ruled by -- some long-held, traditional practices.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 25683 at http://wnpr.org The Culture and Design of Podcasts Conversations With "Democracy Now!" Host Amy Goodman and Guitarist Yovianna García http://wnpr.org/post/conversations-democracy-now-host-amy-goodman-and-guitarist-yovianna-garc <p>Amy Goodman’s radio, TV, and Web program<em> Democracy Now!</em> has a wide following among people who think the mainstream media doesn’t let us hear enough voices from those who protest against powerful interests. This week, she visits the Mark Twain House and Museum to discuss her new book <em>The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope</em>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This hour, we preview that event, with a conversation about the state of the news media today.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We also listen back to a conversation with a Hartford-based guitarist who celebrates the music of her home country, Puerto Rico, while also exploring the classical repertoire.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25614 at http://wnpr.org Conversations With "Democracy Now!" Host Amy Goodman and Guitarist Yovianna García Vaccines Stored at Improper Temperatures Across Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/vaccines-stored-improper-temperatures-across-connecticut <p>The Hartford HealthCare Medical Group is contacting patients who may have received vaccines that were not stored at the proper temperature.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:48 +0000 Tucker Ives 25514 at http://wnpr.org Vaccines Stored at Improper Temperatures Across Connecticut The Modern Age of Science; Connecticut Bull Osborndale Ivanhoe http://wnpr.org/post/modern-age-science-connecticut-bull-osborndale-ivanhoe-0 <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Back in March, a team of Harvard scientists claimed to have found the first direct evidence of gravity waves from the Big Bang. Within a matter of hours, their story had made its way around the Internet, spreading across blogs, news sites, and social media. </span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 25466 at http://wnpr.org The Modern Age of Science; Connecticut Bull Osborndale Ivanhoe McKinney Attack Ad Edits and Alters Foley's Interview With WNPR http://wnpr.org/post/mckinney-attack-ad-edits-and-alters-foleys-interview-wnpr <p>State Minority Leader John McKinney's first television spot goes right after his primary opponent for governor, Tom Foley. McKinney uses (and re-uses) Foley's own words where he appears to say, "I'm not going to cut spending."</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:49:18 +0000 Tucker Ives 25442 at http://wnpr.org McKinney Attack Ad Edits and Alters Foley's Interview With WNPR Everything You Want to Know About Turtles http://wnpr.org/post/everything-you-want-know-about-turtles-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are currently some 57 turtle species living in the United States and Canada, 12 of which can be found right here in Connecticut -- including some sea turtles!</span></p><p>Chances are, you’ve probably seen a few of them poking around a nearby pond or basking on some sunlit rocks. Perhaps you’ve even rescued a few from the peril of oncoming traffic.</p><p>But there’s a lot more to these terrestrial critters than meets the eye.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 25439 at http://wnpr.org Everything You Want to Know About Turtles The Campaign Commercials Are Here http://wnpr.org/post/campaign-commercials-are-here-0 <p>The general election is more than 100 days away -- 111 at the time of writing this. If you hate the attack ads and campaign commercials that usually flood the airwaves, then this will be a long 100-plus days, because they have already started.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:44:10 +0000 Tucker Ives 25405 at http://wnpr.org The Campaign Commercials Are Here The Wheelhouse Only Watches TV for the Political Ads http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-only-watches-tv-political-ads <p>Connecticut is fully engulfed in campaign ad season and candidates are already spending big money to get the message out to voters. What's the message? "Like me! The other guy, not so much." On our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse, Colin McEnroe guest hosts a conversation with a panel of reporters and political analysts to catch you up on the week’s news.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25332 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Only Watches TV for the Political Ads Transgender Rights: "The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"? http://wnpr.org/post/transgender-rights-civil-rights-issue-our-time <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-4c1472fc-3a09-d7c8-46e7-0a0e54c51306"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Calibri; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Those who identify as transgender Americans continue to face social stigmas, discrimination, and legal issues not often faced by other members of the LGBT community.</span></span></p><p></p><div><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1;">This hour, we talk with some transgender rights experts and advocates about what Vice President Joe Biden has called "the civil rights issue of our time."</span></div><div><p><br /><span id="docs-internal-guid-3b85fe0c-3a0a-aea1-dabd-58270274c404"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We also check in with WNPR reporter Lucy Nalpathanchil, who gives us the latest on the case of transgender teen Jane Doe.</span></span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski & Brittany Hill 25313 at http://wnpr.org Transgender Rights: "The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"? Connecticut Prepares for Sale of Medical Marijuana http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-prepares-sale-medical-marijuana <p>Approved patients will soon be able to obtain medical marijuana…legally. The marijuana producers who were approved by the state earlier this year will start to get their product out to dispensaries later this summer.</p><p>We talk with Commissioner William Rubenstein from the Department of Consumer Protection about the state’s medical marijuana program.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25237 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Prepares for Sale of Medical Marijuana Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Escalates; LIRR Strike Looms; World Cup Preview http://wnpr.org/post/israelipalestinian-conflict-escalates-lirr-strike-looms-world-cup-preview <p>Once again, violence has escalated in the Middle East between Israel and Palestine. Rockets are now reaching northern Israel and that government is responding with barrages of its own rocket attacks on Palestinian targets.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We talk with a local professor who recently returned from the region and studies this on-going conflict.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25120 at http://wnpr.org Israeli/Palestinian Conflict Escalates; LIRR Strike Looms; World Cup Preview Roraback's Biggest Rowland Complaint in 2012 Was Lack of Disclosure http://wnpr.org/post/rorabacks-biggest-rowland-complaint-2012-was-lack-disclosure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal prosecutors allege that former Governor John Rowland used his radio show on </span>WTIC-AM<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to prop up Lisa Wilson-Foley's candidacy during the 2012 race in Connecticut's Fifth Congressional District.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:02:12 +0000 Tucker Ives 25058 at http://wnpr.org Roraback's Biggest Rowland Complaint in 2012 Was Lack of Disclosure Is Boston Fit to Carry the Olympic Torch? http://wnpr.org/post/boston-fit-carry-olympic-torch <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-edfdb3fa-204d-8043-737f-eb93c427e656"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We’ve spent a lot of time considering whether it’s a good idea to build a new minor league ballpark in Hartford to lure a team up the road from New Britain. &nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 25047 at http://wnpr.org Is Boston Fit to Carry the Olympic Torch? The Amistad Bows Out of Sailfest, Citing Local News Coverage http://wnpr.org/post/amistad-bows-out-sailfest-citing-local-news-coverage <p>As New London gathers for its annual Sailfest, the operators of The Amistad say the famed schooner will no longer take part in the annual event.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:47:03 +0000 Tucker Ives 24999 at http://wnpr.org The Amistad Bows Out of Sailfest, Citing Local News Coverage The Wheelhouse: Cost of Clinton; Political Swiping; FOI Hit Again http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-cost-clinton-political-swiping-foi-hit-again <p>We learned that it cost $250,000 to bring Hillary Clinton to speak at UConn earlier this year. As the cost of higher education continues to soar, there are lots of questions being raised about this speaking fee. Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse discusses this story, and we check in on the race for governor as candidates start buying air time for those omnipresent campaign commercials. Also this week, the Connecticut Supreme Court took another swipe at Freedom of Information laws.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 24928 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Cost of Clinton; Political Swiping; FOI Hit Again The Design of Workspaces Past, Present, and Future http://wnpr.org/post/design-workspaces-past-present-and-future <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b588b601-15e4-befb-ba70-6de737e98215"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">From the nineteenth century “counting house” to the modern-day cubicle, the layout of our workspaces has undergone some pretty radical changes over the years. </span></span></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 24904 at http://wnpr.org The Design of Workspaces Past, Present, and Future Financing Higher Education http://wnpr.org/post/financing-higher-education <p>Some people say that bachelor’s degrees are the new high school diplomas; they are becoming more and more necessary for job seekers to be competitive in the job market. But as the cost of higher education rises, students who attend college are now saddled with decades worth of debt in loans.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski & Allison Ehrenreich 24843 at http://wnpr.org Financing Higher Education GI Bill Funds; Coast Guard Safety; the Future of the Department of Veterans Affairs http://wnpr.org/post/gi-bill-funds-coast-guard-safety-future-department-veterans-affairs <p>Passed in 1944 -- 70 years ago -- The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill, was designed to provide American vets with a number of benefits, ranging from business loans, to mortgages, to money that would help with their education.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 24686 at http://wnpr.org GI Bill Funds; Coast Guard Safety; the Future of the Department of Veterans Affairs The Wheelhouse: Health Insurance; Charter Schools; Bridgewater Turns The Car Around http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-health-insurance-charter-schools-bridgewater-turns-car-around <p>It looks like the world'’s largest hedge fund won'’t build a new headquarters in Stamford…. What does that say about the state'’s economic development plans? A charter school organization faces investigations of its finances and operations. What does it say about the school reform movement? We’'ll look at those stories, plus the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, and whether the employer-based insurance model makes sense today.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 24624 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Health Insurance; Charter Schools; Bridgewater Turns The Car Around New Laws Take Effect in Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/new-laws-take-effect-connecticut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut's revised state budget and a host of new laws take effect Tuesday </span><a href="http://wnpr.org/post/legislative-wrap-fracking-waste-moratorium-passes-hospital-conversions-possible" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">after being passed by the legislature</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and signed by Governor </span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Malloy.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:20:39 +0000 Tucker Ives 24559 at http://wnpr.org New Laws Take Effect in Connecticut With Proposed Hartford Stadium Come Questions, Concerns, and Criticism http://wnpr.org/post/proposed-hartford-stadium-come-questions-concerns-and-criticism <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-f8736877-f1e9-f771-042f-98bbe7680efa" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When officials from the City of Hartford announced it would build a Minor League Baseball stadium, many people were caught by surprise, including Hartford residents. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 24562 at http://wnpr.org With Proposed Hartford Stadium Come Questions, Concerns, and Criticism A Conversation With Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson http://wnpr.org/post/conversation-hamden-mayor-scott-jackson <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffcc0265-eccd-dc26-f622-c1b806b35881"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A few months ago, I was asked to be part of a panel discussion about politics, and sat next to Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson.</span></span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 24504 at http://wnpr.org A Conversation With Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson UConn's Shabazz Napier Joins the Miami Heat http://wnpr.org/post/uconns-shabazz-napier-joins-miami-heat <p>The Miami Heat hope that UConn's King can keep The King in South Beach. Shabazz Napier was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets, who subsequently traded him to Miami.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:01:01 +0000 Tucker Ives 24388 at http://wnpr.org UConn's Shabazz Napier Joins the Miami Heat