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CTNewsJunkie Listener will carry podcasts and/or audio news stories produced by CTNewsJunkie.com, which is an independent news website covering politics and public policy in the state of Connecticut.

Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.

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CTNewsJunkie Listener will carry podcasts and/or audio news stories produced by CTNewsJunkie.com, which is an independent news website covering politics and public policy in the state of Connecticut.

Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.

    Justin Farmer, Abdul Osmanu, and Mariam Khan Build the JAM Coalition in Hamden

    Justin Farmer, Abdul Osmanu, and Mariam Khan Build the JAM Coalition in Hamden

    In a special edition of the Be the Change podcast, three young politicians talk about their coalition in Hamden. Justin Farmer, Abdul Osmanu, and Mariam Khan, known as "JAM," share what they have heard while door-knocking, why they stayed in Hamden after graduation, and why their bond is special.

    CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.

    #Connecticut #Politics

    (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)

    • 44 min
    Jessica Weaver: Newington's School Board Finds A Way Forward Through The Pandemic

    Jessica Weaver: Newington's School Board Finds A Way Forward Through The Pandemic

    Jessica Weaver, a member of the board of education in Newington, returns to the podcast to discuss the decisions the Newington school board has had to make regarding school reopening, plans for graduation ceremonies, and potential long-term effects of the pandemic on education.
    –Emily DiSalvo

    CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.

    #Connecticut #Politics

    (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)

    • 29 min
    Be The Change: State Sen. Will Haskell and West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor Talk Climate Change

    Be The Change: State Sen. Will Haskell and West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor Talk Climate Change

    In the latest episode of "Be the Change," state Sen. Will Haskell returns to the podcast to talk about the importance of tackling climate change, a global issue, on a local level. Additionally, West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, who recently won a national climate change award, shares what her city is doing to help.

    CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.
    –Emily DiSalvo

    #Connecticut #Politics

    (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)

    • 28 min
    Middletown And Its Small Businesses Get Creative to Survive COVID-19

    Middletown And Its Small Businesses Get Creative to Survive COVID-19

    Main Street in Middletown is home to nearly 200 independent businesses and restaurants. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has caused economic strife for establishments like these.

    In the latest episode on CTNewsJunkie Listener, Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim, a Be the Change guest, as well as several business owners weigh in on getting creative to help the thriving downtown area survive the pandemic.
    –Emily DiSalvo

    #Connecticut #Politics

    (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)

    • 14 min
    Be The Change: An Interview With Rajan Doering

    Be The Change: An Interview With Rajan Doering

    Rajan Doering is a junior at Quinnipiac and also is the first guest on Be the Change who lost the race he set out to win.

    Doering ran for school board in his hometown of Wallingford and we discuss why he thinks he lost, the importance of being involved in local government, and why he believes we should do away with divisive political discussion.
    –Emily DiSalvo

    #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics

    (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)

    • 21 min
    Be The Change: An Interview with Adelina Cirikovic, Avon Board of Assessment Appeals

    Be The Change: An Interview with Adelina Cirikovic, Avon Board of Assessment Appeals

    Adelina Cirikovic is a member of the Avon Board of Assessment Appeals as well as a sophomore at Quinnipiac University. She talks about her time on the board, being a young conservative woman on a college campus, and the importance of bipartisanship.
    –Emily DiSalvo

    #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics

    (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)

    • 23 min

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