The Wheelhouse

Each Wednesday, Where We Live takes you on a tour of the news of the week in a segment we call The Wheelhouse. But you can't always wait until Wednesday to find out what you need to know now.

The Wheelhouse Digest is our recommended dose of the news, collected from some of the web's most reliable and respected sources. Bookmark this page and check in to stay informed, educated, and entertained.

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The Wheelhouse Digest
1:10 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

A Bid for Governor and Secure Schools

State Senator Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, announces an exploratory bid for governor in Naugatuck, Connecticut.
Credit The Connecticut Mirror

School is back in session in Connecticut, and we all know what that means. More school buses, which means more traffic, which might mean more time in a car. And that gives you more time to listen to WNPR on the radio. But while we have you online, check out some of the latest stories we've been keeping an eye on... This is The Wheelhouse Digest.

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5:42 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Keno Is "Probably" Coming But Malloy Wants Transparency

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Governor Dannel Malloy addressed a Hartford Courant story about the implementation of Keno, the lottery game that the legislature approved this past session. He said the lottery officials need to implement it in a "honest and transparent way."
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday that the lottery game known as Keno is still likely to open in the state and called on the quasi-public Connecticut Lottery Corporation to be open with the public and press about what their plans are in opening the games across the state.
1:57 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Former Chairman of Connecticut's College System Was Asked to Step Aside

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Former chairman of the state's Board of Regents Lewis Robinson was asked to step resign by Governor Malloy's chief of staff, Mark Ojakian. The Connecticut Mirror's Jacqueline Rabe Thomas reports on the resignation of the third chairman of a public college system during Malloy's three years in office.
The chairman of the state's largest public college system's governing board resigned earlier this month after being asked to do so by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's chief of staff.
Where We Live
1:38 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

The Wheelhouse: Fiscal Flaming Bag of Doodie Edition

WNPR's Colin McEnroe
Chion Wolf

 

Listen to the full show.

Today, on our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse we have an all-star panel to pull apart the threads of our conversation yesterday with Governor Dannel Malloy about the 2014 race for governor, the state budget, and more.

We also talk about a big change coming at the top for NPR.

On Monday, NPR President Gary Knell announced he was leaving the news organization for the National Geographic Society.

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The Wheelhouse Digest
12:09 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Harp Endorsement and Twitter Clutter

New Haven mayoral candidate Toni Harp (D).
Credit Thomas MacMillan / The New Haven Independent

If today's episode of the Colin McEnroe Show on urine doesn't captivate all of your attention, here are some of the stories you should know about.

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HARTFORD SCHOOL BEING INVESTIGATED FOR CHEATING
State is looking into "irregularities" on CMT scores at Betances Elementary School.

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Where We Live
12:02 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Plane Crash, Sandy Recovery, Boughton Running, and Forbes Attacks CT

Chion Wolf

The New Haven area is still looking for answers after last week’s plane crash at Tweed Airport. Patrick Murray is in charge of the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into what happened. "The airplane impacted the ground and the house upside down, in a 60 to 70 degree angle," he said shortly after the accident. 

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The Wheelhouse Digest
12:39 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Marijuana and Energy

While we're busy being distracted by fake marriage proposals on ballfields, plants are growing in Connecticut, or will be if some in the state have their say. Those stories and more you might have missed.

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWER APPROVED IN MIDDLETOWN
Former factory space may become quite "green."

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The Wheelhouse Digest
2:42 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Water and Guns

Summer feels like it's winding down this week, what with cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets. That has us thinking about school, which of course makes us think about UConn students needing a lot of water. That and more in today's not-to-miss stories.

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UCONN'S WATER WILL COME FROM CONNECTICUT WATER CO.
Controversial plan dropped to draw from MDC supply.

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The Wheelhouse Digest
2:19 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Exchanges and Gifts

Credit Sage Ross, Wikimedia Commons

Got time for a little news diversion while you wait to find out if A-Rod will play in Chicago tonight? You're at the right place. Here are a few stories you should know about today.

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NO INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE FOR YOU
Aetna withdraws from Access Health CT.

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The Wheelhouse Digest
1:17 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Bargains and Ballots

Have you been spending too many hours playing outside? Working on those tan lines? We don’t blame you, the weather’s been gorgeous.

While you were out, political news has continued to churn. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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OBAMA TRIES TO BARGAIN
The President attempts a new deal on jobs and taxes.

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Where We Live
11:59 am
Wed July 31, 2013

The Wheelhouse: What Happened to Slow News Summers?

Chion Wolf

Secretary of State John Kerry is only six-months into his new job - and he’s brought two major opponents together in Washington.

"We’re here today because the Israeli people and the Palestinian people both have leaders willing to heed the call of history," said Kerry yesterday.

Today, it’s our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse and we talk with NPR’s longtime Political Junkie Ken Rudin about the peace talks, Congressional support for the NSA surveillance program, gridlock and more.

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The Wheelhouse Digest
12:02 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Harp and Hedge Funds

Toni Harp won her party's endorsement, but she may still have to petition her way onto the ballot.
Credit Thomas Macmillan/New Haven Independent

Did you just get back from a vacation on a remote island? Did you just finish watching all six seasons of "Lost" immediately followed by all 54 episodes of "Breaking Bad"?

Here are the stories you may have missed. 

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TONI HARP WINS DEMS' ENDORSEMENT
But she still has to petition to get on the ballot for New Haven Mayor.

Democrat Toni Harp was endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee on Tuesday. But the DTC failed to file paperwork on time to have her name on the ballot.

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Where We Live
11:17 am
Wed July 24, 2013

The Wheelhouse: You Mean There Was News Other Than The Royal Birth?

Thomas Good, Wikimedia Commons; SROPhotos, Flickr Creative Commo

Are you ready for the 2014 gubernatorial election? We don't know if we are, but we're wading into it anyway after Senate Minority Leader John McKinney announced his bid for the governor's mansion.

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Where We Live
10:15 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Wait, The Royal Birth Wasn't The Only News Of The Week?

Thomas Good, Wikimedia Commons; SROPhotos, Flickr Creative Commons

Are you ready for the 2014 gubernatorial election? I don't think we are, but we waded into it anyway after Senate Minority Leader John McKinney announced his bid for the governor's mansion.

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Where We Live
2:33 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Sexual Assault Allegations at UConn, Corruption in Connecticut, and a New Cheshire Murder Film

Springfield voters have approved the MGM casino plan ...UConn is conducting an investigation into how the university handled allegations of sexual abuse by one of their professors...and last week, the Eastern League All-Star Game was held at New Britain Stadium and Governor Dannel Malloy received a less-than-warm welcome.

Turns out national political observers have their eyes on Malloy, too...he’s on a Washington Post list of “governors likely to lose their seats.”

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Where We Live
11:28 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Newtown, Guns, DCF, Energy, Casinos and ADA Compliance at the XL Center

Tom Baden, Editor of the Danbury News-Times and Mark Pazniokas from The Connecticut Mirror join us in The Wheelhouse.
Chion Wolf

Once again this week, there’s news coming from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings in December.

On Sunday, the Danbury News-Times ran a story where a “source close to the police investigation” suggests that Newtown police delayed before entering the school. It’s the latest in a series of stories trickling out as we await an official report from the state.

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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
11:11 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Political Turmoil In Egypt, Educational Turmoil In Bridgeport And New Details On Adam Lanza

Chion Wolf

Egyptian military officials have set a deadline of today for President Mohammed Morsi to agree to share power, or face a coup.

Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an Egyptian-American journalist and correspondent for the program Democracy Now!

When he was on Where We Live earlier this year, he spoke about the unrest in the country - a year after democratic elections that brought Morsi to power.

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Where We Live
11:32 am
Wed June 26, 2013

The Wheelhouse On Massachusetts' New Senator, SCOTUS, and New Haven Politics

Mark Fischer (Flickr Creative Commons)

Massachusetts elects a new senator, the Supreme Court makes landmark rulings, and the race for New Haven mayor gets smaller.

Today, the political news roundtable “The Wheelhouse” is back on a very busy day in the news.

We’ll start with Ed Markey making history in Massachusetts. The Democrat won a special election there yesterday to fill John Kerry’s seat. And it marks the first time in a long time that the Commonwealth hasn’t elected a big, star name like Kerry, Ted Kennedy or Elizabeth Warren. 

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Where We Live
10:43 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Balancing Privacy & Security, Fate of the Office of Early Childhood, and Welcome Rick Perry?

Ian Britton, "Photo Phiend",Ed Schipul (Flickr Creative Commons)

Today, it’s another edition of “The Wheelhouse” - our weekly Wednesday wade into the news and politics. What’s on tap?

Well, your phone for one...Bill Curry and Glenn Sulmasy debate the NSA surveillance program and privacy vs. security.

We’ll clean up a few of the messes left behind after the state legislative session, including the spending cap that’s more of a spending “suggestion” - and the Office of Early Childhood that has funding, but doesn’t yet exist.

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