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Wed April 2, 2014

The Wheelhouse Respects the Process

Former Governor John Rowland
Former Governor John Rowland
Credit Chion Wolf / WNPR

On Tuesday, former Governor John G. Rowland took to the airwaves at his usual time on his WTIC AM talk show, despite being named in federal court as an alleged co-conspirator to a campaign finance scheme. He wouldn't comment on the accusations, only to say, "I am not going to be discussing the recent news and legal developments. I am sure that you all understand. And I want to respect the process."

Today on The Wheelhouse, we talk Rowland, political corruption, legislative turnover, Obamacare deadlines in Connecticut, and Dan Malloy's re-election campaign. Also, we talk about a study that looks at academic performance for the 2014 NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball teams. It doesn't look good for the UConn men. 

GUESTS: 

  • Jeff Cohen, WNPR Reporter
  • Jon Lender, Reporter for The Hartford Courant
  • Kevin Rennie, Hartford Courant columnist, author of Daily Ructions blog, lawyer, and a former Republican state senator and representative 
  • Dr. Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports, chair of the Sport Business Management Program at University of Central Florida, and author of recent study, "Keeping Score When It Counts: Graduation Success and Academic Progress Rates for the 2014 NCAA Division 1 Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament Teams"

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