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WSHU's Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma looks at contemporary political issues from the perspective of his two decades covering local, regional and international events.

Latest Episodes

Interview: Professor Gary Rose On The Presidential Election That Went ‘Haywire’

Sacred Heart University Political Science Professor Gary Rose has just published a book on the 2016 presidential contest. It’s called Haywire . It chronicles what Rose calls “the most unconventional and outlandish presidential contest in the history of American politics.”

7 MIN2017 SEP 6
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Interview: Professor Gary Rose On The Presidential Election That Went ‘Haywire’

Deep Blue Connecticut Faces Fiscal Woes. So Does Deep Red Oklahoma.

Connecticut is a blue state that has fiscal problems. Oklahoma is a red state that has fiscal problems. Conservatives blame Connecticut’s problems on liberal tax-and-spend policies. And liberals blame Oklahoma’s problems on conservative economic policies.

3 MIN2017 SEP 1
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Deep Blue Connecticut Faces Fiscal Woes. So Does Deep Red Oklahoma.

How States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana Are Managing Its Recreational Use

In Connecticut, lawmakers ended their regular legislative session on Wednesday without reaching an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget. They are hoping to do that in special session before the end of the month. At issue is a projected $5 billion deficit in the roughly $40 billion two-year state budget being considered. One controversial new revenue source lawmakers are considering to help close that gap is the legalization of the recreational use marijuana. WSHU’s Senior Political

6 MIN2017 JUN 12
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How States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana Are Managing Its Recreational Use

Organizing After The Women’s March: Local Lessons From The Tea Party

Since Donald Trump was inaugurated almost three weeks ago, there has hardly been a day without a protest. The demonstrations have been passionate and persistent, but it’s unclear where they’ll go from here.

3 MIN2017 FEB 9
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Organizing After The Women’s March: Local Lessons From The Tea Party

Crumbling Foundations In Eastern Connecticut: Who's Going To Pay For It?

Thousands of homeowners in northeastern Connecticut are facing a big problem. The foundations of their homes might be crumbling.

4 MIN2017 FEB 7
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Crumbling Foundations In Eastern Connecticut: Who's Going To Pay For It?

Despite Boycott From Some Democrats, Mayor Ganim To Attend Trump Inauguration

Mayor Joe Ganim of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be one of thousands of elected officials from across the country in Washington D.C. Friday to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

4 MIN2017 JAN 20
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Despite Boycott From Some Democrats, Mayor Ganim To Attend Trump Inauguration

Hundreds Of Thousands In Conn. Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal

Some Connecticut residents who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act are speaking up in an effort to convince the Republican-controlled Congress to reconsider repealing President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

3 MIN2016 DEC 31
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Hundreds Of Thousands In Conn. Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal

Electoral College: Conn. Electors Talk Controversy

On Monday 538 electors are expected to gather at state capitols all across the country to cast their vote for U.S. president. This year, particular attention is being paid to this exercise because for the second time in 16 years, the candidate who lost the popular vote for president is expected to win the Electoral College vote.

5 MIN2016 DEC 16
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Electoral College: Conn. Electors Talk Controversy

Incumbents Lead In Conn., LI Congressional Races

Much of the energy in this year’s general election has been taken up by the presidential campaign between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. This has overshadowed several contested Congressional races in our area. WSHU’s Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma has been looking at these races and joined Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to talk about what he learned.

5 MIN2016 NOV 4
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Incumbents Lead In Conn., LI Congressional Races

Wesleyan Study: Presidential TV Ads Most Positive In Years

Despite the ugly nature of this year’s presidential campaign between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the advertising in the last month of the campaign had been more positive than in any other presidential cycle since 2000. That’s the finding of the Wesleyan Media Project , which tracks and analyzes ads aired in federal and state elections.

5 MIN2016 OCT 29
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Wesleyan Study: Presidential TV Ads Most Positive In Years

Latest Episodes

Interview: Professor Gary Rose On The Presidential Election That Went ‘Haywire’

Sacred Heart University Political Science Professor Gary Rose has just published a book on the 2016 presidential contest. It’s called Haywire . It chronicles what Rose calls “the most unconventional and outlandish presidential contest in the history of American politics.”

7 MIN2017 SEP 6
Comments
Interview: Professor Gary Rose On The Presidential Election That Went ‘Haywire’

Deep Blue Connecticut Faces Fiscal Woes. So Does Deep Red Oklahoma.

Connecticut is a blue state that has fiscal problems. Oklahoma is a red state that has fiscal problems. Conservatives blame Connecticut’s problems on liberal tax-and-spend policies. And liberals blame Oklahoma’s problems on conservative economic policies.

3 MIN2017 SEP 1
Comments
Deep Blue Connecticut Faces Fiscal Woes. So Does Deep Red Oklahoma.

How States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana Are Managing Its Recreational Use

In Connecticut, lawmakers ended their regular legislative session on Wednesday without reaching an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget. They are hoping to do that in special session before the end of the month. At issue is a projected $5 billion deficit in the roughly $40 billion two-year state budget being considered. One controversial new revenue source lawmakers are considering to help close that gap is the legalization of the recreational use marijuana. WSHU’s Senior Political

6 MIN2017 JUN 12
Comments
How States That Have Decriminalized Marijuana Are Managing Its Recreational Use

Organizing After The Women’s March: Local Lessons From The Tea Party

Since Donald Trump was inaugurated almost three weeks ago, there has hardly been a day without a protest. The demonstrations have been passionate and persistent, but it’s unclear where they’ll go from here.

3 MIN2017 FEB 9
Comments
Organizing After The Women’s March: Local Lessons From The Tea Party

Crumbling Foundations In Eastern Connecticut: Who's Going To Pay For It?

Thousands of homeowners in northeastern Connecticut are facing a big problem. The foundations of their homes might be crumbling.

4 MIN2017 FEB 7
Comments
Crumbling Foundations In Eastern Connecticut: Who's Going To Pay For It?

Despite Boycott From Some Democrats, Mayor Ganim To Attend Trump Inauguration

Mayor Joe Ganim of Bridgeport, Connecticut, will be one of thousands of elected officials from across the country in Washington D.C. Friday to witness the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

4 MIN2017 JAN 20
Comments
Despite Boycott From Some Democrats, Mayor Ganim To Attend Trump Inauguration

Hundreds Of Thousands In Conn. Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal

Some Connecticut residents who are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act are speaking up in an effort to convince the Republican-controlled Congress to reconsider repealing President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.

3 MIN2016 DEC 31
Comments
Hundreds Of Thousands In Conn. Could Lose Coverage Under ACA Repeal

Electoral College: Conn. Electors Talk Controversy

On Monday 538 electors are expected to gather at state capitols all across the country to cast their vote for U.S. president. This year, particular attention is being paid to this exercise because for the second time in 16 years, the candidate who lost the popular vote for president is expected to win the Electoral College vote.

5 MIN2016 DEC 16
Comments
Electoral College: Conn. Electors Talk Controversy

Incumbents Lead In Conn., LI Congressional Races

Much of the energy in this year’s general election has been taken up by the presidential campaign between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. This has overshadowed several contested Congressional races in our area. WSHU’s Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma has been looking at these races and joined Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to talk about what he learned.

5 MIN2016 NOV 4
Comments
Incumbents Lead In Conn., LI Congressional Races

Wesleyan Study: Presidential TV Ads Most Positive In Years

Despite the ugly nature of this year’s presidential campaign between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the advertising in the last month of the campaign had been more positive than in any other presidential cycle since 2000. That’s the finding of the Wesleyan Media Project , which tracks and analyzes ads aired in federal and state elections.

5 MIN2016 OCT 29
Comments
Wesleyan Study: Presidential TV Ads Most Positive In Years