Face the State

Millennials, Mayors, & a Maybe Matchup


Connecticut is widely regarded as an older state, so where do millennials fit in?  That generation’s preference for public transportation and a cosmopolitan lifestyle played a role in General Electric’s decision to move from a suburban office park in Fairfield to Boston.   Millennials have also been driving the construction of hundreds of new apartments in downtown Hartford.


This Sunday on Face the State, we  talked about what millennials want in Connecticut, and how the state will have to change to accomodate the future.  Our two guests have their pulse on the millennial generation:  Julie Daly Meehan of HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs,) and Kevin Begley of Star 99 FM, who lives in So No or South Norwalk, the trendy place for young people to live on the shoreline.

Watch Daly Meehan and Begley right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12244348/face-the-state-what-do-millennials-want



Also on the program, we will discuss how Connecticut will react to a potential Hillary Clinton Donald Trump matchup in the presidential race.  Our two guests will discuss these controversial candidates and whether Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio can make up ground.

Ben Davol is a columnist, often seen in the pages of the New London Day, and John Kleinhans is a political consultant for Octogon Strategy.

Watch Davol and Kleinhans right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12244323/face-the-state-trump-vs-clinton



A trio of municipal leaders will be with us to talk about why they believe their local economies are better than the state economy, and Madison First Selectman Tom Banisch,  Naugatuck Mayor Pete Hess and Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne all have a message for Governor Malloy.

Watch the segment right here:  http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12244339/face-the-state-cities-and-towns-struggling-to-make-ends-meet

Our flashback  takes us back 15 years, when the “Rising Star” campaign was unveiled.  In a report filed by Kara Sundlun in 2001, lo0k for then Governor John Rowland, UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, the late Hartford Mayor Mike Peters, and Eddie Perez, who had just been elected.     Also, video of the implosion that paved the way for the construction of Adriaen’s Landing.


Watch our flashback right here: http://www.wfsb.com/clip/12244385/face-the-state-flashback-hartfords-new-convention-center-in-2001


1 reply »

  1. Ask Hess why we need a dog park when we have a 4200 acre forest here in town. We need to reduce spending for the home owners… We’re broke here!


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