Edith Prague's New Job, Rosa DeLauro's Ongoing Fight, and Rinku Sen on Health Equity

Aug 7, 2013

Earlier this year, Governor Dannel Malloy named Edith Prague the Commissioner of the state’s Department on Aging.

The 87-year-old previously served as state representative, state senator and was even the commissioner of aging once before under Governor Lowell Weicker.

We sat down with Edith Prague to talk about her new job, her political career, and one job she doesn’t want.

"I wouldn’t go to Washington if my life depended on it," said Prague.

We also heard from someone who does work there - Connecticut’s 3rd district Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. For the last 22 years she has learned to work within DC’s constraints.

"One has to deal with the circumstances under which we have at the moment," she said.

We also talk to author and activist Rinku Sen about racial inequality in the healthcare system.


Edith Prague - Commissioner of the Connecticut Department on Aging

Rosa DeLauro - U.S. Representative (CT-3)

Rinku Sen - President and Executive Director of the Applied Research Center

Host: John Dankosky

Producers: Tucker Ives, Catie Talarski, Betsy Kaplan, Heather Brandon