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The Wheelhouse

The Wheelhouse

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Connecticut's best journalists come out of the political trenches every Wednesday to join us on WNPR's weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse.

Latest Episodes

The Wheelhouse: COVID Second Wave Builds In Connecticut

More than 5,000 people have died with coronavirus in Connecticut since the start of the pandemic. Deaths have been accelerating and the number of patients hospitalized with the illness is growing. But vaccines are on the horizon. This week we look at Connecticut officials’ latest moves to counter the spread of COVID-19, and how virus response leads to disagreements in state governments around the country. Guests: Daniela Altimari --state government and politics reporter at the Hartford Courant (@capitolwatch) Robert Cotto, Jr. --Trinity College Educational Studies lecturer (@RobertCottoJr) Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min2 d ago
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The Wheelhouse: COVID Second Wave Builds In Connecticut

The Wheelhouse: Gov In Quarantine

Top members of the Lamont administration go into quarantine as they also deal with a resurgence of COVID-19 in Connecticut. How much trouble are we facing in the state, and in the nation? And could an app on your phone help protect the people around you? Guests: Bill Curry --Political analyst, former Democratic nominee for governor, and advisor in the Clinton White House (@billcurryct) Harriet Jones --Connecticut Public Radio Managing Editor (@WNPRHarriet) Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Join us on Twitter@wnprwheelhouse. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min2 w ago
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The Wheelhouse: Gov In Quarantine

The Wheelhouse: White House, General Assembly In Transition

After losing the presidential election, the Trump administration has threatened to sue, and argued that maybe the Supreme Court should decide the election. Why have the lawsuits failed to gain traction so far? President-elect Joe Biden has begun his transition effort, naming a Yale professor as one of the leaders of his coronavirus task force. And new leaders are asserting themselves at the General Assembly. Guests: Renny Fulco --Director of Public Policy and Law at Trinity College 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) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min3 w ago
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The Wheelhouse: White House, General Assembly In Transition

The Wheelhouse Counts The Ballots: 595,001... 595,002... 595,003...

Election day is in the rearview mirror… Finally. But what can we see back there? We will consider who will lead the country for the next four years, review Congressional contests in Connecticut, and search for meaning in General Assembly races. Are you sitting on a ballot? Guests: Paul Bass --New Haven Independent Editor (@PaulJBass) Charles Venator-Santiago -Associate professor of political science at UConn Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minNOV 4
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The Wheelhouse Counts The Ballots: 595,001... 595,002... 595,003...

Election 2020: A Connecticut Conversation

Lucy Nalpathanchil previews the upcoming election with some of the same political scientists and reporters who share their insight on the Wheelhouse. Produced as a TV/radio/streaming special Thursday, October 29. Khalilah Brown-Dean -- Political Science Professor and Senior Director for Inclusive Excellence at Quinnipiac University and author of Identity Politics in the United States and host of the Connecticut Public Radio show Disrupted Dan Haar -- Columnist and associate editor at Hearst Connecticut Jonathan Wharton -- Political Science and Urban Affairs Associate Professor and Interim Associate Graduate School Dean at Southern Connecticut State University Christine Stuart -- (At the State Capitol) Connecticut News Junkie Editor in Chief and NBC Connecticut Reporter. Emilie Munson -- (In Washington, D.C.) Hearst Newspapers Washington, D.C. Regional correspondent In collaboration with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listen...

56 minOCT 30
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Election 2020: A Connecticut Conversation

The Wheelhouse: Previewing Election Day 2020

It’s the final Wheelhouse before election day, and we’ve got a lot to talk about. This hour, Colin McEnroe hosts as we look at the latest on the Presidential election whereyounger Americans are voting early in record numbers, and panelist Leah Wright-Rigueur says the GOP isflattering Black voters, while discouraging voter turnout. Also, how confident should we feel about absentee voting here in Connecticut? Why doesn't Connecticut have early voting? Andas COVID positivity rates increase in our state, Halloween is looking a little different this year. GUESTS: Leah Wright-Rigueur- Harry Truman Professor of American History at Brandeis University, Author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican (@LeahRigueur) Kevin Rennie-Hartford Courant Columnist and former state lawmaker, co-host of Face The State on NBC Connecticut (@DailyRuctions) Russell Blair - Content Editor at the Hartford Courant (@RussellBlairCT) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...

49 minOCT 28
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The Wheelhouse: Previewing Election Day 2020

The Wheelhouse: More COVID, More Racist Trolls

The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is increasing in Connecticut. A member of the state’s Congressional delegation describes what it is like to be targeted by racism. And look out Donald Trump... Here comes the mute button! We look ahead to tomorrow’s debate between the president and former vice president Joe Biden. Guests: Emilie Munson --Regional correspondent for Hearst newspapers based in Washington, D.C. (@emiliemunson) 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. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minOCT 21
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The Wheelhouse: More COVID, More Racist Trolls

The Wheelhouse: Gets Disrupted!

There was no Wheelhouse this week because of live coverage of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In place of the Wheelhouse, here is a new program on Connecticut Public Radio called Disrupted. It's hosted by Khalilah Brown-Dean. She's a professor at Quinnipiac University and a panelist on the Wheelhouse. Disrupted looks at how the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have changed the United States. Khalilah and her guests make sense of it all. Check out Disrupted's web page! Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minOCT 15
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The Wheelhouse: Gets Disrupted!

The Wheelhouse: Pols Return From Covid, Debates Roll On

Donald Trump is back at the White House following his hospitalization with coronavirus. But did some aspects of the president's return send the wrong message about coronavirus? Given the ages of both candidates for president, maybe we should pay a little more attention to tonight’s vice presidential debate. We will also check in on the initial Fifth Congressional District debate. After recovering from COVID-19, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes faced off with former prosecutor David Sullivan. Guests: Daniela Altimari -state government and politics reporter at the Hartford Courant (@capitolwatch) Dr. Jonathan Wharton-- Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University and Interim Associate Graduate School Dean (@PreppyProf) Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41 minOCT 7
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The Wheelhouse: Pols Return From Covid, Debates Roll On

The Wheelhouse: Angry Debate, Special Session

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in the first presidential debate last night. The two men traded personal insults, and the president repeatedly interrupted the former vice president. Here in Connecticut state lawmakers are gearing up for a special session today. We will have the latest on which proposals are in, and which are out. Guests: Mark Pazniokas --Capitol Bureau Chief for the Connecticut Mirror (@CTMirrorPaz) Charles Venator-Santiago -Associate professor of political science at UConn Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Join us on Twitter@wnprwheelhouse. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minSEP 30
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The Wheelhouse: Angry Debate, Special Session

Latest Episodes

The Wheelhouse: COVID Second Wave Builds In Connecticut

More than 5,000 people have died with coronavirus in Connecticut since the start of the pandemic. Deaths have been accelerating and the number of patients hospitalized with the illness is growing. But vaccines are on the horizon. This week we look at Connecticut officials’ latest moves to counter the spread of COVID-19, and how virus response leads to disagreements in state governments around the country. Guests: Daniela Altimari --state government and politics reporter at the Hartford Courant (@capitolwatch) Robert Cotto, Jr. --Trinity College Educational Studies lecturer (@RobertCottoJr) Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min2 d ago
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The Wheelhouse: COVID Second Wave Builds In Connecticut

The Wheelhouse: Gov In Quarantine

Top members of the Lamont administration go into quarantine as they also deal with a resurgence of COVID-19 in Connecticut. How much trouble are we facing in the state, and in the nation? And could an app on your phone help protect the people around you? Guests: Bill Curry --Political analyst, former Democratic nominee for governor, and advisor in the Clinton White House (@billcurryct) Harriet Jones --Connecticut Public Radio Managing Editor (@WNPRHarriet) Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Join us on Twitter@wnprwheelhouse. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min2 w ago
Comments
The Wheelhouse: Gov In Quarantine

The Wheelhouse: White House, General Assembly In Transition

After losing the presidential election, the Trump administration has threatened to sue, and argued that maybe the Supreme Court should decide the election. Why have the lawsuits failed to gain traction so far? President-elect Joe Biden has begun his transition effort, naming a Yale professor as one of the leaders of his coronavirus task force. And new leaders are asserting themselves at the General Assembly. Guests: Renny Fulco --Director of Public Policy and Law at Trinity College 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) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 min3 w ago
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The Wheelhouse: White House, General Assembly In Transition

The Wheelhouse Counts The Ballots: 595,001... 595,002... 595,003...

Election day is in the rearview mirror… Finally. But what can we see back there? We will consider who will lead the country for the next four years, review Congressional contests in Connecticut, and search for meaning in General Assembly races. Are you sitting on a ballot? Guests: Paul Bass --New Haven Independent Editor (@PaulJBass) Charles Venator-Santiago -Associate professor of political science at UConn Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minNOV 4
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The Wheelhouse Counts The Ballots: 595,001... 595,002... 595,003...

Election 2020: A Connecticut Conversation

Lucy Nalpathanchil previews the upcoming election with some of the same political scientists and reporters who share their insight on the Wheelhouse. Produced as a TV/radio/streaming special Thursday, October 29. Khalilah Brown-Dean -- Political Science Professor and Senior Director for Inclusive Excellence at Quinnipiac University and author of Identity Politics in the United States and host of the Connecticut Public Radio show Disrupted Dan Haar -- Columnist and associate editor at Hearst Connecticut Jonathan Wharton -- Political Science and Urban Affairs Associate Professor and Interim Associate Graduate School Dean at Southern Connecticut State University Christine Stuart -- (At the State Capitol) Connecticut News Junkie Editor in Chief and NBC Connecticut Reporter. Emilie Munson -- (In Washington, D.C.) Hearst Newspapers Washington, D.C. Regional correspondent In collaboration with Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listen...

56 minOCT 30
Comments
Election 2020: A Connecticut Conversation

The Wheelhouse: Previewing Election Day 2020

It’s the final Wheelhouse before election day, and we’ve got a lot to talk about. This hour, Colin McEnroe hosts as we look at the latest on the Presidential election whereyounger Americans are voting early in record numbers, and panelist Leah Wright-Rigueur says the GOP isflattering Black voters, while discouraging voter turnout. Also, how confident should we feel about absentee voting here in Connecticut? Why doesn't Connecticut have early voting? Andas COVID positivity rates increase in our state, Halloween is looking a little different this year. GUESTS: Leah Wright-Rigueur- Harry Truman Professor of American History at Brandeis University, Author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican (@LeahRigueur) Kevin Rennie-Hartford Courant Columnist and former state lawmaker, co-host of Face The State on NBC Connecticut (@DailyRuctions) Russell Blair - Content Editor at the Hartford Courant (@RussellBlairCT) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...

49 minOCT 28
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The Wheelhouse: Previewing Election Day 2020

The Wheelhouse: More COVID, More Racist Trolls

The percentage of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is increasing in Connecticut. A member of the state’s Congressional delegation describes what it is like to be targeted by racism. And look out Donald Trump... Here comes the mute button! We look ahead to tomorrow’s debate between the president and former vice president Joe Biden. Guests: Emilie Munson --Regional correspondent for Hearst newspapers based in Washington, D.C. (@emiliemunson) 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. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minOCT 21
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The Wheelhouse: More COVID, More Racist Trolls

The Wheelhouse: Gets Disrupted!

There was no Wheelhouse this week because of live coverage of Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In place of the Wheelhouse, here is a new program on Connecticut Public Radio called Disrupted. It's hosted by Khalilah Brown-Dean. She's a professor at Quinnipiac University and a panelist on the Wheelhouse. Disrupted looks at how the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement have changed the United States. Khalilah and her guests make sense of it all. Check out Disrupted's web page! Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minOCT 15
Comments
The Wheelhouse: Gets Disrupted!

The Wheelhouse: Pols Return From Covid, Debates Roll On

Donald Trump is back at the White House following his hospitalization with coronavirus. But did some aspects of the president's return send the wrong message about coronavirus? Given the ages of both candidates for president, maybe we should pay a little more attention to tonight’s vice presidential debate. We will also check in on the initial Fifth Congressional District debate. After recovering from COVID-19, Congresswoman Jahana Hayes faced off with former prosecutor David Sullivan. Guests: Daniela Altimari -state government and politics reporter at the Hartford Courant (@capitolwatch) Dr. Jonathan Wharton-- Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University and Interim Associate Graduate School Dean (@PreppyProf) Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

41 minOCT 7
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The Wheelhouse: Pols Return From Covid, Debates Roll On

The Wheelhouse: Angry Debate, Special Session

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met in the first presidential debate last night. The two men traded personal insults, and the president repeatedly interrupted the former vice president. Here in Connecticut state lawmakers are gearing up for a special session today. We will have the latest on which proposals are in, and which are out. Guests: Mark Pazniokas --Capitol Bureau Chief for the Connecticut Mirror (@CTMirrorPaz) Charles Venator-Santiago -Associate professor of political science at UConn Colin McEnroe --Host of The Colin McEnroe show, and a columnist at Hearst Connecticut. (@ColinMcEnroe) Join us on Twitter@wnprwheelhouse. Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donate See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49 minSEP 30
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The Wheelhouse: Angry Debate, Special Session
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