Monthly Archives: October 2011

Leaving Prison: Third Story In A WNPR Series

Getting out of prison can be hard, and it can be easier when you’ve got support.  But sometimes what’s needed more than support…is a change.
In the third in a three part series, WNPR’s Jeff Cohen is there when a former inmate does what she says she has to do to stay out of prison — she packs up her things, gets on a train, and leaves.
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Leaving Prison: Second Story in a WNPR Series

The state’s prison population is on the decline for various reasons — including the fact that crime is down, and the state is releasing more non-violent offenders.  So we’re taking a step back to look at what it means to get out prison, and what’s waiting for you when you do.
In the second in a three part series, WNPR’s Jeff Cohen speaks with a former inmate on the day of her release.

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Leaving Prison: A WNPR Series

The state’s prison population is on the decline for various reasons — including the fact that crime is down, and the state is releasing more non-violent offenders.  So we’re taking a step back to look at what it means to get out prison, and what’s waiting for you when you do.
In the first in a three part series, WNPR’s Jeff Cohen speaks with people who help female inmates transition from prison back into society.

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Debate Continues Over Jackson Laboratory Project

State legislators are considering a proposal by Governor Dannel Malloy to bring a bioscience lab to Connecticut.  But while Democrats support the idea, some Republicans are questioning the numbers behind it.  WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports.

Here’s the story.

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Democrats Fight, Smaller Parties Seek To Gain

In Hartford, Pedro Segarra is running for mayor, and his name is on the ballot twice.  One of the Segarra’s Democratic opponents says the mayor’s dual endorsement violates local party rules and he wants the state party to intervene. But as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the dispute is also about who gets to play second political fiddle.

Here’s the story.

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A Few Things Of Note

Lots of balls in the air, not many falling today due to on-air fundraising obligations.

Couple things of note:

1) The city puts out a press release that Nelton Court is getting demolished.  Wait, that hasn’t happened yet?

2) Democratic opponents to Mayor Pedro Segarra say he has gotten himself into a tangle by accepting the GOP endorsement.  Chasing that down.

3) Helen Ubinas is leaving the Courant.  Good for her, sad for us.   She writes with a voice so honest it makes the rest of us jealous.   But we’re not just losing a good writer; we’re losing one of the best, unrelenting reporters we’ve known.  I dare you to challenge me on that one.  Thanks for your work.  And thanks for making me better.

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Malloy Releases Bipartisan Agenda On Jobs

Governor Dannel Malloy has unveiled the agenda for next week’s special legislative session on jobs.  And as WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, he says the plan has bipartisan support.

Here’s the story.

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