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Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse. To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page on WNPR.org, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app!

Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse. To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page on WNPR.org, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app!

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Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse. To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page on WNPR.org, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app!

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Episodes

Inauguration Day: A Connecticut Public Radio Call-In Special

1/20/2021
Today Joe Biden became the forty-sixth president of the United States. Will America heed President Biden’s calls to end an 'uncivil war' in political debate that spilled over into violence at the capitol two weeks ago? A vice presidential swearing-in also makes history. Now that Donald Trump has left Washington and been kicked off Twitter, what has changed and what remains the same? And how will Connecticut’s political parties be impacted by the change at the White House? Guests: Robert A....

Duration:00:48:59

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy On Impeachment, Capitol Riot

1/15/2021
After President Trump egged on a crowd of supporters who later smashed their way into the US Capitol, Democrats are once again on the verge of impeaching the president. This time, they may have some Republican support. To be successful, any such effort would have to pass both the House and the Senate. On the Wednesday politics episode of Where We Live, we speak with Connecticut US Senator Chris Murphy about whether the president should be removed, the upcoming new administration, and what...

Duration:00:48:59

The Future Of The Wheelhouse Is Where We Live

1/7/2021
Starting January 13, Connecticut Public Radio's weekly Wednesday politics show becomes part of Where We Live. It will have a revamped format that includes interviews with news makers and analysis from some of the same top notch reporters and political observers who contributed to The Wheelhouse. To continue hearing our weekly politics program, go to the Where We Live web page, search your podcast app for Where We Live and subscribe, or download the Connecticut Public app! Support the show:...

Duration:00:01:40

The Wheelhouse: Senate On The Line

1/6/2021
Two US Senate contests in Georgia will decide who controls the chamber. Democrats are optimistic after a night of vote counting. How big of an impact will the outcome have on the direction of the country? Meanwhile, Republicans in Congress are divided about whether to accept the electoral college vote today, or whether to continue President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the outcome of the presidential election. Will there be long-term ramifications for democracy? The Trump administration...

Duration:00:50:40

The Wheelhouse: 2020 Was A Year

12/30/2020
The Wheelhouse looks back at what was... Quite a year. Also a glance at the president's pardons and a very early look at some possible candidates for governor. Guests: Kevin Rennie -- Hartford Courant Columnist and former state lawmaker (@DailyRuctions) 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...

Duration:00:50:40

The Wheelhouse: Connecticut Education Leader Goes To Washington

12/23/2020
Connecticut’s education commissioner is heading to Washington. What sort of approach to schooling during the pandemic will Miguel Cardona bring to President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration? He’s not the only person with ties to the state heading to the capitol. Officials from Connecticut could have influence over environmental policy. Back in the state, would you pay a little more for gasoline, if it resulted in a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions? And is it better for elected...

Duration:00:50:40

The Wheelhouse: Electoral College Vaccinates Democracy

12/16/2020
Connecticut’s first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine has arrived. What does this moment represent in the battle against the virus? Electoral college votes have been cast in the state, and around the country, again confirming Joe Biden’s presidential win. Will Republican voters believe that Biden was victorious? Guests: Dr. Jonathan Wharton -- Associate Professor of Political Science and Urban Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University and Interim Associate Graduate School Dean...

Duration:00:48:59

The Wheelhouse: COVID Crossroads?

12/9/2020
Connecticut could face a crossroads in its battle with COVID-19. On one hand, healthcare workers are expected to get vaccinated over the next month-and-a-half. But shots for elderly people and patients with underlying medical problems will not begin until January, and people who are not in a high-risk or critical group are expected to have to wait until June. In the meantime, can Connecticut prevent the virus from spiraling out of control over the holidays? Guests: Emily Brindley -- Hartford...

Duration:00:48:59

The Wheelhouse: COVID Second Wave Builds In Connecticut

12/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:59

The Wheelhouse: Gov In Quarantine

11/18/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:59

The Wheelhouse: White House, General Assembly In Transition

11/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:59

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

11/4/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:59

Election 2020: A Connecticut Conversation

10/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:56:52

The Wheelhouse: Previewing Election Day 2020

10/28/2020
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 where younger Americans are voting early in record numbers, and panelist Leah Wright-Rigueur says the GOP is flattering 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? And as COVID positivity rates increase...

Duration:00:48:59

The Wheelhouse: More COVID, More Racist Trolls

10/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:48:59

The Wheelhouse: Gets Disrupted!

10/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:34

The Wheelhouse: Pols Return From Covid, Debates Roll On

10/7/2020
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....

Duration:00:40:59

The Wheelhouse: Angry Debate, Special Session

9/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:00

The Wheelhouse: CT To Review Vaccines, Halloween Safety

9/23/2020
Amid signs of public distrust in a quick vaccine release, Governor Ned Lamont says the state will review any COVID-19 innoculation for safety and effectiveness. A member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation tests positive for coronavirus. And how will Halloween be different during the pandemic? Guests: John McKinney -- Former Republican State Senate Minority Leader (@SenatorMcKinney) Christine Stuart -- Owner and editor in chief of Connecticut News Junkie and a reporter for NBC...

Duration:00:49:00

The Wheelhouse: Federal Probes, COVID Inches Back

9/16/2020
There are developments in two unrelated federal investigations that involve Connecticut and the world of politics. One inquiry resulted in the arrest of Bridgeport’s police chief and the city’s personnel director. There was a high-ranking resignation from the other probe, amid concerns about political pressure from the Trump administration. That investigation is run by the US attorney from Connecticut, and targets the federal officials who investigated possible connections between the...

Duration:00:49:00