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Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse.  

To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page on WNPR.org, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app!

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Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse.  

To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page on WNPR.org, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app!

    Inauguration Day: A Connecticut Public Radio Call-In Special

    Inauguration Day: A Connecticut Public Radio Call-In Special

    Today Joe Biden became the forty-sixth president of the United States.  Will America heed President  Biden’s calls to end an 'uncivil war' in political debate that spilled over into violence at the capitol two weeks ago?

    A vice presidential swearing-in also makes history. 

    Now that Donald Trump has left Washington and been kicked off Twitter, what has changed and what remains the same?  

    And how will Connecticut’s political parties be impacted by the change at the White House?

    Guests:
    Robert A. Sanders -- Chair of the National Security Department of the Henry C. Lee College at the University of New Haven
    Bilal Sekou -- Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hartford (@BilalSekou)
    Daniela Altimari -- Hartford Courant Politics Reporter (@capitolwatch)

    This show aired live at 8 pm on inauguration day.

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    • 49 min
    The Future Of The Wheelhouse Is Where We Live

    The Future Of The Wheelhouse Is Where We Live

    Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse.  

    To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app!

    Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    The Wheelhouse: Senate On The Line

    The Wheelhouse: Senate On The Line

    Two US Senate contests in Georgia will decide who controls the chamber.  Democrats are optimistic after a night of vote counting. How big of an impact will the outcome have on the direction of the country? 

    Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are divided about whether to accept the electoral college vote today, or whether to continue President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the outcome of the presidential election.  Will there be long-term ramifications for democracy?  The Trump administration and its supporters have failed to deliver evidence to support their claims of widespread voter fraud. 

    Here in Connecticut, the General Assembly session begins today.  But because of COVID-19, it will be anything but a normal opening day.

    Guests:

    Susan Bigelow -- Columnist for C-T News Junkie (@WhatEverSusan)

    Mark Pazniokas -- Capitol Bureau Chief for the Connecticut Mirror (@CTMirrorPaz)

    Colin McEnroe -- Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe)

     

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    The Wheelhouse: 2020 Was A Year

    The Wheelhouse: 2020 Was A Year

    The Wheelhouse looks back at what was... Quite a year.

    Also a glance at the president's pardons and a very early look at some possible candidates for governor.

     

    Guests:

    Kevin Rennie -- Hartford Courant Columnist and former state lawmaker (@DailyRuctions)

    Bilal Sekou -- Associate Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Hartford (@bilalsekou)

    Colin McEnroe -- Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe)

    Join us on Twitter @wnprwheelhouse.

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    The Wheelhouse: Connecticut Education Leader Goes To Washington

    The Wheelhouse: Connecticut Education Leader Goes To Washington

    Connecticut’s education commissioner is heading to Washington.  What sort of approach to schooling during the pandemic will Miguel Cardona bring to President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration?  He’s not the only person with ties to the state heading to the capitol.  Officials from Connecticut could have influence over environmental policy. 

    Back in the state, would you pay a little more for gasoline, if it resulted in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions? 

    And is it better for elected officials in Connecticut to get COVID-19 vaccinations now to instill confidence in the shots, or to wait until after all the doctors and nurses are vaccinated? 

    Guests:

    Russell Blair -- Content Editor at the Hartford Courant (@RussellBlairCT)

    Charles Venator-Santiago -- Associate professor of political science at the University of Connecticut

    Colin McEnroe -- Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe)

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    The Wheelhouse: Electoral College Vaccinates Democracy

    The Wheelhouse: Electoral College Vaccinates Democracy

    Connecticut’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived.  What does this moment represent in the battle against the virus?  Electoral college votes have been cast in the state, and around the country, again confirming Joe Biden’s presidential win.  Will Republican voters believe that Biden was victorious?

    Guests:

    Dr. Jonathan Wharton -- Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at  Southern Connecticut State University and Interim Associate Graduate School Dean (@PreppyProf)

    Christine Stuart -- Owner and editor in chief of Connecticut News Junkie and a reporter for NBC Connecticut. (@ctnewsjunkie)

    Colin McEnroe -- Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe)

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Katie Redhead ,

Thank you

I am so saddened that the Wheelhouse format is another casualty of 2020. This show has been the closest thing I have to a “must listen” either live or via the pod. I appreciate all the insight and analysis, and the blend of hyper local with national politics and hope that you consider at least occasionally bringing back the format even if it’s no longer a regular weekly feature of where you live. Thanks for the good times! You’ll be missed

David From Connecticut ,

Comprehensive Review of CT Politics

I do enjoy this show a lot. It gives a good overview of Connecticut Politics> Something that I listen to on my daily walk. . Truly appreciate all the work that is done to make this show possible

Hockey9966 ,

Politics done rights

What an entertaining, non-partisan take on politics. We need much more of this non-inflammatory kind of discussion and insight.

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