Rethinking Care for Addicted Moms; Sen. Richard Blumenthal; Remembering Activist Butch Lewis

Mar 1, 2016

When a woman addicted to opioids gives birth, she usually leaves her baby behind to be cared for by nurses. However, one Connecticut hospital is rethinking that approach. This hour, we find out why with WNPR reporter Jeff Cohen. 

Later, we also check in with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, and talk to former Black Panther Jamal Joseph about the life and legacy of Hartford activist Butch Lewis.

Event info:

The Butch Lewis Community Conversation takes place at Hartford Public Library on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:00 pm.


  • Jeff Cohen - Reporter for WNPR
  • Richard Blumenthal - U.S. Senator from Connecticut and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Jamal Joseph - Writer, producer, and educator; he’s also the author of Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention

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John Dankosky and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.