ethics

7:08 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Foley: "I didn't ask for hard evidence."

Lead in text: 
Every day there's a new bit of drama surrounding likely GOP candidate for governor Tom Foley. In an interview with Mark Pazniokas of The Connecticut Mirror, Foley backtracks on allegations of impropriety he leveled at Governor Malloy. Paz and Dennis House of WFSB join Where We Live in The Wheelhouse for more on this story today at 9am.
Republican Tom Foley conceded Tuesday he has no idea what evidence, if any, supports his suspicion that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy accepted money as a candidate from the man he later appointed commissioner of environmental protection, Daniel C. Esty. "It's possible it's not true," Foley said. "I believe it's true."
Race for Governor
2:12 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Foley Accuses Malloy of "Improper Behavior"

Tom Foley announces he is exploring a run for governor in 2014.
Jeff Cohen WNPR

Republican Tom Foley is exploring a run for governor and he's already on the offensive against Governor Dannel Malloy.

When he announced on Tuesday that he was exploring a run for governor, Foley accused Malloy of improperly giving state business to friends who did him favors. He declined to give any examples.

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Host's Diary
5:01 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Twilight of the Pervs? Or Just a Setback?

Weiner, via WikiMedia Commons

Maybe it’s unfair to tar them all with the same brush, but much is being made of the way New York City Democrats turned their backs on a quartet of politicians who had sex scandals sticking to them like toiler paper to a shoe. We’re talking about this right now, as we get ready for this week’s Nose, a Friday cultural roundtable.

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Yale University
8:16 am
Thu September 12, 2013

How Does Yale Address Sexual Misconduct Complaints?

The Yale community has raised concerns about the university's response to sexual misconduct.
Flickr User: CanWeBowlPlease

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Yale University has released hypothetical situations to illustrate how it handles sexual misconduct complaints, including several that would result in expulsion.

The hypothetical situations follow by a month criticism that Yale has not done enough to punish perpetrators of sexual assault.

Yale University President Peter Salovey asked the school to develop the list of scenarios.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:56 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Making Tea Honestly

Ashwin on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:54 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

The Nose: Weiner's Digital Infidelity and Why We Love to Boycott

Flickr Creative Commons, Boss Tweed

I find it difficult to think about the mess currently embroiling Anthony Weiner without also thinking about Virginia Johnson, who died this week at 88. She was one half of Masters and Johnson, the research and writing duo who opened up sex as a discussable topic.

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Where We Live
10:08 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Did Newtown Police Respond Quickly Enough?

That's the question being asked after a report from the Danbury News-Times says 10 rounds were fired  before officers entered the school. Their source says there was a delay in how quickly the officers entered the building but, "The question is whether it was significant or justified."

On the latest edition of our weekly news roundtable, The Wheelhouse we talk with the paper's editor, Tom Baden about the report.

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Where We Live
10:39 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Social Enterprise: Business With The Aim To Make A Difference

Chion Wolf

Social Enterprise is a big idea that straddles for-profit and non-profit worlds, with an aim to make a difference. Today, local business leaders and entrepreneurs are working to make our state a social enterprise “hub.”  But can we turn from a place with lots of non-profits struggling for access to a very small pot of money - to an entrepreneur driven, socially conscious business community? This hour, we’ll talk to social enterprise guru Robert Egger, and also to a new Hartford business incubator who are looking to support social entrepreneurs.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:19 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Do Pageants Exploit Women Or Make Them More Confident?

The Faith Middleton Show
1:12 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Authors of Agent Garbo and The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind

John Goode/flickr creative commons

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day
by Stephen Talty

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:37 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

'Two Cheers For Anarchy'

Flickr Creative Commons, Free Grunge Textures

Today, in order to watch a Lenny Bruce monologue on YouTube, I had to sit through a Starbucks commercial. This feels like proof that some kind of fundamental battle has been lost, right? The Internet is free, but not really.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:39 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Second-Time Blues: The Difficulties Of Doing It All Over Again

Wikimedia Commons

Once upon a time in a second term, a president used his power to go after journalists in Hartford. I could be talking about President Obama's justice department seizing AP phone records, including some from AP's Hartford office. But I could also be talking Thomas Jefferson in 1806.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:10 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

To Serve Man: Cannibalism In History, Pop Culture, And Nature

Wikimedia Commons

Two cannibals are eating, and one of them says, "I don't like my mother in law," and the other one says: "So just eat the noodles."

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Luxury
2:18 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Hartford Taxpayers Pay For Caviar, Rack of Lamb For Mayor And Friends

When someone issues a controversial audit at 5:02 p.m. on a Friday, it's kind of sign that they don't want you to read it. That's what happened last week, when the city of  Hartford released its internal audit of its credit cards.  

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News
1:16 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Pool Safety Bill On Table In Wake Of School Drownings

Flickr Creative Commons

A bill to create pool safety standards in swim classes across Connecticut is moving forward for a vote by the General Assembly following two drowning deaths in East Hartford and Manchester schools. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

The Seven Deadly Sins — Envy

Sara Björk/flickr creative commons

Right to Die
6:39 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Bill Would Legalize Physician Assisted Suicide

The legislature’s Public Health Committee heard testimony Wednesday from supporters and opponents of a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide in Connecticut. 

The legislation would allow a physician to prescribe medication to a patient who has six months or less to live, and has been deemed mentally competent. The patient could then take the drug to end their life. 

Critics says Connecticut’s bill lacks adequate safeguards and could lead to abuse of the disabled and elderly. 

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Eddie Perez Appeals
4:49 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez Appeals His Conviction

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was back in court today, appealing his 2010 convictions on corruption-related charges. Perez was sentenced to three years in prison but has been free while his appeal is pending. Perez was convicted for two separate incidents.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:19 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

How Are Ethics Reformed In Connecticut Politics?

Chion Wolf

In 2005, driven by our shame of the scandals surrounding governor John Rowland and other public officials, Connecticut passed sweeping election and ethics reforms that were hailed all over the nation for making the state one of the leaders in cleaning up government.

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Where We Live
12:40 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Racial Profiling

Emad Ghazipura (Flickr Creative Commons)

It has been a sad - but well-known - fact that in many communities, “Driving While Black” or “Driving While Hispanic” can be seen as a reason to get pulled over by police.

While the state has a law that mandates reports on the ethnicity of drivers pulled over in traffic stops - that data is not universally reported by towns. And the state agency that collects it is overburdened.

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Where We Live
10:49 am
Fri March 9, 2012

The Women's Wealth Divide

kevin dooley

We’ve been hearing about a “war on women” in the political arena - mostly over issues of contraception and reproductive rights. But a new book by Dr. Mariko Chang looks at what might be a more pressing problem...a wealth gap that’s faced women for years. The book is Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It.

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Where We Live
11:48 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Where We Live: Prenatal Genetic Testing

Chion Wolf

Pregnancy brings a rollercoaster of emotions for women and their partners.

Those 9 months bring parents anxiety, excitement, a sense of wonder, and joy. It's during the first trimester when mothers are first asked about whether they want to have genetic tests done to check on the baby's development.

How do parents decide if they want to undergo tests and what happens when results come back with news they weren't expecting?

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Eddie Perez Trial
12:26 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

In Perez Appeal, Is One Trial Fair For Two Crimes?

Where We Live
11:23 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Detainees From The War On Terror

James Gordon (Flickr Creative Commons)

President Obama promised to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, used to hold suspected terrorists. Ten years after 9/11...we’re seemingly no closer to a resolution about how to handle these detainees.

Attorney General Eric Holder went out on a limb - calling for civilian trials - only to have his idea ditched by the administration.

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Where We Live
10:28 am
Fri December 16, 2011

School Arrests

Rob.Wall, creative commons

Hundreds of students are arrested each year in Connecticut schools.  That’s the finding of a new report by C-Hit - the Connecticut Health Investigative Team.  They reviewed data from the Connecticut judicial department - and their story points to instances where “zero tolerance” policies often mean students in handcuffs, even for minor offenses.  Today we talk to reporter Lisa Chedekel. 

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Where We Live
10:30 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Violence In And Around Sports

David Baker (Flickr Creative Commons)

If you’ve listened to this show for a while, you know I’m from Pittsburgh. And that makes me a Steelers fan. Steelers fans root for their team in good seasons and bad, and have always had a belief that their players embody the spirit of Art Rooney, one of the founders of the modern NFL. Their players are tough and gritty, without being thuggish. They play hard…and they play right.

Then, you see this.

That’s from last Thursday night.

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Where We Live
11:42 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Graphic And Newsworthy Photos

Chion Wolf

When Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed last month, the photos quickly become public and the media had to make a decision.

Many news organizations had slideshows of Gadhafi’s death on their websites. Some published the photos in their newspapers. Even fewer put it on the front page.

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Where We Live
10:15 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Anthrax Attacks

The Anthrax attacks of 2001 terrified a nation already shaken by 9/11.  Five people died, and many others were sickened.  One death hit home - 94 year old Ottellie Lundgren of Oxford Connecticut.

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Hartford
4:16 pm
Wed October 12, 2011

City Treasurer, Mayor Reach Agreement On Personnel Issue

Photo: City of Hartford

In Hartford, city officials have been wrestling with a possible ethical issue for months.  The question was whether the city treasurer should be allowed to supervise his wife.  Now, as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, city officials say an agreement is near.

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Testing
6:41 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Teachers Involved In Waterbury Cheating Scandal Return To School

Eleven teachers involved in a cheating scandal at a Waterbury elementary school returned to work on Tuesday. The teachers will lose 20 days of pay and must perform community service as after-school tutors.

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