News
3:51 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Are Street Cameras A Big Answer To City Crime?

A visitor appeared on a light pole at Howard Avenue and Spring Street Thursday, looking like an alien eyeball that popped out of its socket. Enoch Cain didn’t notice it at first; when he learned its true mission, he said he hopes it makes the walk to the corner store with his kids safer.

That, in fact, was no alien eyeball protruding from the street light. It was the first of 21 video cameras the police department is placing at crime-plagued corners to help stop crime.

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News
3:42 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Malloy Picks Up Powers, and the Pressure on the Unions Builds

Chion Wolf

At the end of a slightly confusing night, the state legislature gave Gov. Dannel P. Malloy some of the added emergency budget-cutting authority he wanted but made him unhappy by spurning his request to cut aid to cities and towns. 

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News
2:24 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

The First Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull run was fought outside Manassas, Virginia on July 21, 1861. It was the first major battle of the American Civil War, involving over 50,000 participants on both sides, and was a military fiasco for the North. The State of Connecticut did not suffer terribly on this particular field, but men from the State took a prominent role in the events of that critical day.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:22 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Summertime TV

Flickr Creative Commons, Jonas B

Back in the days of three, maybe four, networks, summer television was an odd wasteland, mostly re-runs with occasionally odd oases. Ray Stevens hosted a summer replacement series which offered the first full exposure to the dadaist comedy of a young unknown named Steve Martin. 

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The Entrepreneurial Community
1:40 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Reaching Out To The Business Community

Harriet Jones

Connecticut’s Small Business Development Center – the SBDC – has been using federal funds to provide help and advice to companies in the state for some 30 years. Now it’s re-organized itself to be closer to the entrepreneurial community. WNPR’s Harriet Jones visited with one of the center’s new regional representatives.

This is Three Rivers Community College in Norwich. It’s the home base for a new adviser for the Connecticut Small Business Development Center.

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Where We Live
10:18 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Where We Live: Roundtable On Shared Sacrifice

Chion Wolf

Connecticut’s special legislative session ended last night with a budget deal.  But, believe it or not - this still might not be over.

Governor Dannel Malloy and state lawmakers agreed on a package to plug the last $1.6 billion dollar hole in the state budget with up to 6500 layoffs in the state workforce.  

It’s something neither Malloy, nor the Democratically controlled legislature...nor union leadership wanted to see happen.  But the union vote to reject a concessions package has seemingly sealed the deal.

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Energy Efficiency
8:11 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Earn $500 To Stay Cool

Nancy Eve Cohen

As the summer heats up the electric utilities in Connecticut are offering incentives to consumers to improve the efficiency of their central air conditioning systems, as well as their furnaces. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

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News
8:03 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Morning Edition: Senate Spends The 4th At the Capitol

No 4th of July recess for the US Senate as they try to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling.  We talk to Deirdre Shesgreen, the Connecticut Mirror's Washington Correspondent about the action at the Capitol.

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Elections
6:03 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

Wooden Once Criticized Segarra, Now Supports Him

News
3:51 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

New Haven Not Smiling About Malloy's Sudden Slash

Chion Wolf

After promising to shield New Haven in round one of his last-minute budget cuts, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy now proposes to send New Haven a new $5 million-plus hit—and a move to stop him has begun.

The first showdown takes place in Hartford on Thursday.

That’s when the legislature takes up Malloy’s request to give him emergency powers to cut municipal aid for the budget that takes effect Friday.

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