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News & Politics Podcasts

A daily news podcast from the Connecticut-New York region, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Hosted by WSHU’s Charles Lane. Publishing evenings, Monday through Friday.

A daily news podcast from the Connecticut-New York region, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Hosted by WSHU’s Charles Lane. Publishing evenings, Monday through Friday.

Location:

United States

Description:

A daily news podcast from the Connecticut-New York region, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Hosted by WSHU’s Charles Lane. Publishing evenings, Monday through Friday.

Language:

English


Episodes

C19: LIRR Conductor Suspended

1/22/2021
Saving Connecticut businesses post-pandemic, offshore wind coming soon to eastern Long Island, and can New York’s economy make a comeback by taxing the rich?

Duration:00:08:23

C19: The First 100 Days

1/21/2021
Local efforts to stop misinformation online, the future of vaccinations for school children, and a piece of Connecticut history that might surprise you.

Duration:00:12:57

C19: President Biden

1/20/2021
Connecticut lawmakers torn over a Biden Administration nominee, MTA riders won't see a fare increase just yet, and offshore wind — when can we expect it?

Duration:00:10:31

C19: Early Voting Here To Stay?

1/19/2021
Could Connecticut balance its budget without raising taxes on residents? Strides in prison reform in Connecticut, and on Long Island, the future of police reform.

Duration:00:11:20

C19: Prepping For Violence

1/15/2021
Preparing for the run up to the inauguration, and delaying school in New Haven. Also, Cuomo responds to the boggles in vaccine distributions.

Duration:00:08:50

C19: Where’s The Vaccine?

1/14/2021
Long Islanders are fed up with PSEG — again. Connecticut’s COVID testing ranks third in the nation. Also, more from Cuomo on the confusion of distributing the vaccine.

Duration:00:08:55

C19: One Of Ours Defends The President

1/13/2021
Cuomo goes green. Connecticut teachers say they are losing paid leave. And what to do about trash.

Duration:00:08:55

C19: Lighting Up The Arts

1/12/2021
New Yorkers overwhelm the state’s vaccine website. An update on the federal bailout for local government. And, Cuomo really digs the arts.

Duration:00:08:59

C19: The Pressure To Resign

1/11/2021
Cuomo kicks off his State(s) of the State. A petition circulates to disbar several lawmakers. And police unions offer a sorry, not sorry.

Duration:00:13:00

C19: The Search For Pro-Trump Rioters

1/8/2021
New York looks to fill budget holes with sports gambling and legalized pot. Two Connecticut residents face the music after this week’s riot at the US Capitol. Also, police reformers quit in protest and the 2021 legislative session kicks off in Albany.

Duration:00:12:39

C19: Three Options For The Storming

1/7/2021
What our region’s elected officials want to see happen in response to the storming of the Capitol. Also, a surprise plan Nassau police reform themselves.

Duration:00:08:01

C19: Hours After The Breach

1/6/2021
All of our region’s elected representatives and their staff are safe and accounted for. But they have strong words against Republicans and the President.

Duration:00:04:35

N.Y. Republicans Make Another Push Against Cuomo

1/5/2021
A Connecticut panel is recommending giving vaccines to people in prison. Restaurant owners say they’re not spreading the virus. And Republicans are pushing back, again, against Cuomo.

Duration:00:09:15

C19: The B117 COVID Strain Is In New York

1/4/2021
New York will fine hospitals in order to get the vaccine out quicker. Connecticut completed its homeless count. And putting teachers in school with the coronavirus.

Duration:00:13:06

C19: Penn Station Is No Longer Ugly

12/30/2020
A brief history of Penn Station. A run down of funding for the arts in the recent COVID relief package. And an update on evictions in New York.

Duration:00:09:33

C19: Suffolk Warms To Police Oversight, Kinda

12/29/2020
Stony Brook has 5,000 vaccines. Bridgeport reaches a murder high. And Suffolk is considering civilian oversight of police. Kinda.

Duration:00:11:15

Frustration Builds For Police Reformers

12/28/2020
Cuomo hopes the virus spike is an aberration. A Connecticut agency has been accused of violating the state’s freedom of information laws, and police reformers on Long Island are frustrated.

Duration:00:14:23

C19: Holiday Travel Plans Are Scary

12/23/2020
Officials plead with residents to limit holiday travel and gatherings to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The 2021 federal spending bill plans $900 billion for COVID-19 relief, funds government-supported services next year and saves Plum Island for being sold. And a closer look at "COVID long haulers".

Duration:00:10:16

C19: Connecticut In The White House

12/22/2020
President-elect Joe Biden has picked Miguel Cardona, Connecticut's education commissioner, as U.S. Secretary of Education. Also, New York hospital screen for mutated coronavirus that has shutdown the U.K. this Christmas, and coastal birds are another victim of COVID-19. Governor Ned Lamont defends the state's decision to join the Transportation Climate Initiative — as not just another gas tax.

Duration:00:08:32

C19: Santa Doesn't Have To Quarantine

12/21/2020
Santa Claus, donning a mask and his usual red get-up, is free to move across the nation without quarantine. U.S. House spending will likely prioritize climate change with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (C-CT) heading the Appropriations Committee. COVID-19 vaccine task forces plan for future doses, and Connecticut's financial outlook looks surprisingly good.

Duration:00:08:28