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Taxes, a Talk Show Host, & the Hartford Riots of ’69

The riots and unrest in Baltimore this week has reminded some people of the riots that damaged the city of Hartford in late summer 1969.  This Sunday on Face the … Continue reading

05/01/2015 · Leave a comment

Rebuilding I-84 and Chatting with Chaz and AJ

The city of Hartford was divided in the early 1960s, when Interstate 84 was built through downtown.   Historic buildings were lost like Hartford Public High school above, an architectural jewel … Continue reading

04/24/2015 · 1 Comment

Face the State Flashback: Governor Grasso Announces she has Cancer

35 years ago this month Connecticut reporters were covering a story that gripped the entire state.  Popular, even beloved Governor Ella Grasso announced she had ovarian cancer.   In this Sunday’s … Continue reading

04/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Inside the Connecticut Supreme Court

This Sunday on Face the State we had an exclusive, rare look inside a place few people in Connecticut have been:  the State Supreme Court.  We talked with some people … Continue reading

04/15/2015 · 3 Comments

Killian: Hartford is in Rough Shape

At 4 o’clock Friday afternoon Robert Killian retired as a probate judge in Hartford, and promptly announced his candidacy of mayor of the capital city.  Killian had sat on the … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Ex-Prosecutor: Clinton Violated the Spirit of the Law

Hillary Clinton will dominate the headlines for the next few weeks.  The launch of her candidacy for a second run for the White House will be widely covered, and she’ll … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · 1 Comment

The Stunning Numbers of Distracted Drivers

Hundreds, perhaps thousands of people across Connecticut are getting out the checkbooks this weekend to pay fines for using their cell phones while driving.   It’s all part of a new … Continue reading

04/10/2015 · 2 Comments

Blumenthal Disagrees with Judiciary Chairman on Hillary Clinton

Senator Richard Blumenthal is defending  Hillary Clinton over the email scandal that has damaged her standing in the polls.  During a taping of Face the State set to air Sunday … Continue reading

04/02/2015 · 2 Comments

2015 Prom Primer

Prom season is almost upon us and teenagers are busy picking out their formal wear for the big event.   For the guys, I’m told the big thing this year are … Continue reading

03/30/2015 · Leave a comment

Tonii, Tolls, and Tom’s TV Talkers

It seems as if the state legislature is in the fast lane to toll land.  Tolls were a way of life for decades in Connecticut, as you can see in … Continue reading

03/20/2015 · 1 Comment

Coach Jim Calhoun Tapped as Co-Host

Legendary UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun took a break from retirement today and his gig as an ESPN analyst to once again try his hand as a talk show … Continue reading

03/16/2015 · 1 Comment

Pot, Politics and Pecs

This Sunday on Face the State, we were discussing everything from marijuana to the great communicator. We were joined by two young state lawmakers, State Representative David Arconti, Democrat of … Continue reading

03/13/2015 · 2 Comments

Hartford Magazine’s Hartford Habitats

03/11/2015 · 1 Comment

When Connecticut Said Goodbye to Tolls

Tolls were part of life in Connecticut for decades, and vanished after seven horrific deaths. Toll plazas were all over the state, but after a truck driver named Charles Klutz … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · 12 Comments

Cruz Talks About His Run for Mayor

This Sunday on Face the State we continued our look at the race for mayor of Hartford, with our guest being the newest candidate in the race, Joel Cruz of … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Connecticut’s First Black Governor?

Could the Newtown Massacre have been prevented? That’s a question I posed to Scott Jackson during a taping of Face the State that aired Sunday, and it’s clear having to … Continue reading

03/06/2015 · Leave a comment

The Clinton Alternatives?

There’s been talk one reason Democrats are privately concerned about the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal is that their party has a weak bench of presidential timber, but a quick look … Continue reading

03/05/2015 · 1 Comment

Keeping the Whalers Dream Alive, in Connecticut and Across the USA

When options for a new arena in downtown Hartford were unveiled last week, it made news here in Connecticut of course, but then word of a potential return of the … Continue reading

02/27/2015 · 4 Comments

UConn, Then and Now

This Sunday on Face the State, we are joined by Susan Herbst, the president of the University of Connecticut, who’s here to talk about budget cuts, the progress the state’s … Continue reading

02/27/2015 · 2 Comments
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