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Following Conventions, Gaze Shifts To Connecticut's August Primaries

May 21, 2018

Connecticut delegates assembled in Hartford over the weekend for the state’s 2018 Democratic convention. This hour, we wade through the results of their meeting and consider what lies ahead between now and the August primaries.

Plus, the Great Recession may be over, but trends in local home prices remain… well, pretty bleak. We find out why and take your comments and questions. When was the last time you bought or sold a home? What was your experience?

And finally: Calling all parents! NPR has a new series just for you. It’s called, “How To Raise A Human” -- and it’s all about… yes, you guessed it... parenting. We go behind the scenes with Science Desk correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff. 

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CT Post: Winners at the state Democratic Convention - "Ned Lamont, who previously ran for U.S. Senate, won the Democratic nomination for governor, topping Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. Ganim collected 12.9 percent of the vote -- not enough to force a primary."

Hartford Courant: Home Prices Across Connecticut Have Failed To Recover Since Peak In 2007 - "The numbers are dismal, even for real estate agent Joanne Breen. Breen has lived through three or four recessions during her nearly 40-year career, and she said she has never seen a housing downturn like the past decade."

NPR: Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You - "Burgos learned how to be a mom by watching -- and helping -- her own mom, her aunts and her neighbors raise many children. Throughout her childhood, she was training to be a mom."

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.