Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

This Sunday at 11AM on Face the State on WFSB Channel 3

Immigration, Sandy Hook, and Washington Update

Guest:  Senator Richard Blumenthal

Connecticut at Risk

Guest:  David Walker, Former U.S. Comptroller General

Face the State Flashback: World Series, Live from the Bronx,  reported by Dennis House, Oct. 26, 1996

 

CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am

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Host: Tom Dudchik
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The Real Story FoxCT Sunday 10 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

1. Hurricane Season is here, and Obamacare is coming.  What you need to know.

Guest:  Thomas Leonardi, Commissioner, Connecticut Insurance Department

2. Federal lawsuit filed against Connecticut’s tough new gun law, calling it unfair and unconstitutional.

Guests:  Scott Wilson, President, Connecticut Citizens Defense League, one of the plaintiffs & Brian Stapleton, Lead Attorney for the case

3. Looking to start a new business, especially in energy, technology or biomedical industries? “Connecticut Innovations, a quasi public authority,” is ready to help with financing and strategies for success.

Guests:  Claire Leonardi, CEO and Exec. Dir., Connecticut Innovations (CI) & Eleanor Tandler, Co-Founder and CEO, NovaTract Surgical (a CI client)

 

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 am, online at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Second term woes for Obama

Guest: Univ. of Hartford Associate Professor Bilal Sekou shares his thoughts on some controversial issues that have arisen during President Obama’s second term.

Politics in CT

Guest: Christine Stuart of ctnewsjunkie.com talks about the hottest issues being addressed at the capital.

Sports dujour

Guest: WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray comments on new developments  taking shape for the UConn Huskies, as they gear up for their first year in a new athletic conference.

 

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Joette Katz

DCF Commissioner

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 pm), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

Laurie Ledgard

Laurie Ledgard

(Thanks to Frank Campailla for the following – we’re thinking of Laurie’s husband and son)

Laurie Ledgard, a former reporter for the Hartford Business Journal and other newspapers, passed away on Friday after a long battle with breast cancer. Laurie and I began working as staff reporters at the Hartford Business Journal at almost the same time in early 1998. We worked together for three years covering Hartford business news. She was a kind, big-hearted, old-school journalist, who cared more about news and accuracy than ads. She knew how to be tough without sensationalizing. She had a hilarious, witty sense of humor. I still remember many of her jokes from staff meetings, conversations and her writing. She added perspective to her stories and hit her deadlines with an ease that I admired.

 

 

No Koch and a Smile

Concerned about rumors that the Koch brothers may buy the Hartford Courant’s parent company — Tribune — protestors gathered in front of the newspaper’s offices this week to express their concerns. They included members of the media reform group Free Press.

Corrupticut II

The Laurel has been too busy/simplistic/lazy to dig into the issues of FOI, secrecy, and watchdog agencies swirling around Connecticut. We rely on Colin McEnroe who assembled a panel to discuss this recently on WNPR.

Our show today: The various attempts to weaken FOI laws in CT. The lack of any Howard Beale in the legislature after the revelations of the Braddock trial. The fact that ALL reform efforts in the area of government and elections in CT this year seem to be in the wrong direction: weakening oversight, expanding contribution opportunities, kneecapping watchdog agencies.
And the mystifying silence of the public on these issues.

Guests
Matt DeRienzo is the Connecticut Group Editor for 21st Century Media Company in Connecticut. He joins us in studio.
Jon Lender is an investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant. He joins us in studio.
Cheri Quickmire is executive director of Common Cause Connecticut. She joins us in studio.
Brian Lockhart is a reporter for the Stamford Advocate.

The May Sweeps

The May ratings book is over and according to this release, WFSB remains #1 in every newscast.

Remembering Wayne Ratzenberger

Wayne Ratzenberger

Calling hours will be held today for longtime CT Post photographer and freelance journalist Wayne Ratzenberger. His obituary tells the tale of a very full life. Our hearts go out to his wife Elaine Ficarra, formerly of the Post and now the Bridgeport Mayor’s press secretary. Mike Daly has a nice remembrance of Wayne.

The wake takes place Wednesday, May 29 from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Larson Funeral Home, 2496 North Avenue. A service celebrating his life will be held Thursday, May 30 at 11 a.m., in the United Congregational Church, 877 Park Avenue, Bridgeport.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

This Sunday at 11AM on Face the State on WFSB Channel 3

The Gun Lawsuit

Guests:   Brian Stapleton, Plaintiff Attorney & Proloy Das, Legal Analyst

Associated Press scandal and FOI changes

Guests:  Rich Hanley, QU Professor & Joe Amarante, New Haven Register

Flashback: Return to Oklahoma reported by Hilton Kaderli , April 1995

CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30 am

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Host: Tom Dudchik
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The Real Story FoxCT Sunday 10 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

1. Jen Siskind of Food and Water Watch & Paul Pescatello of CURE debate whether or not to label foods with GMO’s

2. Dr John Foley, president if CT State Medical Association, talks about a pending bill that would make it easier to sue doctors is a bad idea. He says fewer good doctors will want to practice in CT.

3. Rae Ann Knopf of CT Council for Education Reform makes a case for funding the education programs just approved last year. She says the progress schools are making us at risk if they get stalled now.

 

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 am, online at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Government intrusion with First Estate

Quinnipiac University journalism professor Rich Hanley comments on two troubling incidents which involve government intrusion on the First Estate.

Young author launches new book

Author R.J. Tolson, age 20,  talks about his debut fantasy-fiction novel “Zephyr The West Wind” — and his efforts to get more young people reading.

Business Etiquette

Etiquette Coach Karen Thomas shares her tips on how to use protocol and personal branding to succeed in the work place.

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Kip Bergstrom

Deputy Commissioner DECD

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 pm), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

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