Hate drives people to do unspeakable things but how often do these stories end in forgiveness and friendship?
This hour, Ted Hakey Jr. and Zahir Mannan join us. The two men met after Hakey shot his rifle into Mannan’s place of worship — the Ahmaddiya Baitul Amman Mosque in Meriden in 2015.
Hakey pled guilty to a hate crime and served six months in prison. We hear about why these two men are now friends and their message to others.
And later, we get reaction to President Trump’s decision to ban transgender service members from the military. An active duty transgender soldier from New England gives us her take. What do you think about the President’s decision, announced in a series of Tweets?
And still no budget at the state Capitol. WNPR’s Harriet Jones explains how Connecticut’s wealthy hedge funds view the fiscal crisis in Hartford.
- Ted Hakey Jr. - Former Marine, Connecticut resident
- Zahir Mannan - Outreach Director for the Ahmadiyya Baitul Aman “House of Peace” Mosque in Meriden, CT
- Patricia King - Infantry Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis, Washington State
- Leo Shane III - Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for Military Times
- Harriet Jones - Business Reporter at WNPR
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.