Monthly Archives: May 2010

Simmons And Political Realism

Another day, another political day in Connecticut.

Listen to our two stories on Rob Simmons today — one from Harriet Jones, the other from me.

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Bysiewicz, The Day After

With Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz out of the Democratic race for attorney general, Wednesday was a day of political reflection.

Read our story now and listen for our story tonight at 5:30 p.m. during All Things Considered.  (Normally I post the audio…today? Technical difficulties.)

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Supreme Court Says Bysiewicz Not Qualified To Be AG

Just days before the state Democratic party’s nominating convention, the Connecticut Supreme Court unanimously ruled this afternoon that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz does not meet the legal qualifications to serve as attorney general. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

After more than an hour of legal argument over just what it means to have 10 years of active legal practice, Justice Flemming Norcott surprised everyone.  Click here to listen.  Click below to read more. Continue reading

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Helen On Hartford Preacher

It’s a good read worth your time.

http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hc-ubinas-pastor0516.artmay16,0,4593580.colum

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Learning To Host

Been a little quiet from me on the news front.  Just as a heads up — I’m learning to host our afternoon broadcast here at WNPR.

You can listen to me fly the ship (nervously) on my own this afternoon during Faith Middleton and All Things Considered.

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Weicker Says State Leaders Need “Steel Up The Spine”

Former Governor Lowell Weicker was at the UConn Law School today to speak about health care reform, just as Governor Jodi Rell and the state legislature were in the final hours of a legislative session with a still unresolved budget.

“Somebody asked me, when I came on campus, wouldn’t you like to be governor….Helloooo????”

Listen to our story tonight during All Things Considered, or listen online now.

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Bysiewicz Qualified To Run

Here’s the ruling: Bysiewicz v DiNardo – Final Decision2.

The state’s Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz wants to run for attorney general, but some have questioned her legal qualifications.  This judicial ruling appears to resolve the matter for now.

Listen for more this afternoon on WNPR during All Things Considered.

UPDATE: Here’s Bysiewicz’s release: BysiewiczVictory_5-5.

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