Capitol Watch-logo

Capitol Watch

News & Politics Podcasts >

The Hartford Courant's Capitol Watch takes you inside the state capitol and politics.

The Hartford Courant's Capitol Watch takes you inside the state capitol and politics.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

The Hartford Courant's Capitol Watch takes you inside the state capitol and politics.

Language:

English


Episodes

UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 80: Scott Burrell

10/18/2018
More
Former UConn men's basketball star Scott Burrell joins the Courant's Dom Amore to discuss his upcoming induction into the Huskies of Honor; his memories of the full-court pass he made to set up Tate George's famous shot during the "Dream Season" of 1990; choosing to pursue professional basketball instead of baseball; guarding Michael Jordan in practice; playing for Jim Calhoun and Phil Jackson and how they shaped him as a coach; bringing his team, Southern Connecticut, to Gampel to take on...

Duration:00:34:51

UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 79: Andre Dixon

10/11/2018
More
The Courant's Alex Putterman and Chris Brodeur break down the good, the bad and the ugly from the first half of the UConn football team's season. Then, former Husky Andre Dixon joins Putterman to talk about the athletic performance center he runs in Hartford, his recent foray into high school coaching, his fondest UConn (and Hartford Colonial) memories and more.

Duration:00:31:37

UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 78: Dick Vitale

10/4/2018
More
ESPN's Dick Vitale chats with the Courant's Dom Amore about his upcoming book, the state of UConn men's basketball, Dan Hurley's passion, the ongoing Kevin Ollie dispute and its foreseeable conclusion, memories of the old Big East, the case for the Huskies joining the new Big East, playoff baseball, his charitable works and more.

Duration:00:33:32

UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 77: Aaron Murray And Nancy Stevens

9/27/2018
More
CBS Sports Network college football analyst Aaron Murray returns to the show to break down UConn-Cincinnati with The Courant's Alex Putterman (1:45). Then, The Courant's Lori Riley chats with UConn field hockey coach Nancy Stevens about Storrs' quietest dynasty, horseback safaris and rampaging elephants (16:00).

Duration:00:41:58

UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 76: Football With Alex Putterman

9/20/2018
More
UConn football beat reporter Alex Putterman joins Chris Brodeur to discuss an ugly yet satisfying win over URI, David Pindell's solid performance at quarterback, the scary prospect of the Huskies visiting the noisy environs of the Carrier Dome, plumber-turned-punter Luke Magliozzi and more. The guys mix in some Twitter questions as well.

Duration:00:33:24

UConn Insider Podcast, Episode 75: Ryan Krug And Brian Markowski

9/13/2018
More
The Courant's Mike Anthony, Alex Putterman and Chris Brodeur break down a rough loss in Boise, as well as Randy Edsall's recent comments on the progress (or lack thereof) of the UConn Football team. Then, former offensive linemen Ryan Krug and Brian Markowski call in to discuss their role as honorary captains for the Huskies' matchup with URI Saturday, as well as share some perspective on what it was like to play with Dan Orlovsky and Terry Caulley during Edsall's first stint in Storrs.

Duration:00:51:33

UConn Insider, Episode 53: Super Bowl Preview With Dan Orlovsky

2/2/2018
More
Former UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky calls in from the Super Bowl in Minneapolis to break down the matchup with online producer Chris Brodeur.

Duration:00:12:25

UConn Insider, Episode 52: State Of The UConn

1/31/2018
More
Men's beat reporter Dom Amore and women's beat reporter Mike Anthony joined online producer Chris Brodeur for a breakdown of the NCAA probe centered around the recruiting process for Kevin Ollie's team. The guys discuss how off-court drama can affect a basketball team (3:30), the Huskies' disturbing number of blowout losses (7:45), the drop-off in quality of play since Mike last covered the team in 2011 (9:00), the changes in Ollie's demeanor from when he was an assistant on Jim Calhoun's...

Duration:00:35:11

UConn Insider, Episode 51: Women's Hoops With Mike Anthony

1/25/2018
More
UConn women's beat reporter Mike Anthony joins online producer Chris Brodeur to break down the Huskies' latest road trip. The guys discuss coach Geno Auriemma’s fiery press conferences of late (1:30), the performance against Tulsa by the Husky reserves that drew his ire (5:00), Megan Walker’s emergence (14:00), the hard-fought win over Texas (16:30), Kia Nurse’s lightning-quick release (20:30), the best shooters Anthony saw on the men’s beat (22:45) and the key to writing a compelling game...

Duration:00:34:14

UConn Insider, Episode 50: Steve Lappas

1/23/2018
More
Men's beat reporter Dom Amore joins online producer Chris Brodeur to assess Saturday’s ugly loss against Villanova (1:30), which spawned a new Ollie-ism (4:45). The guys discuss the historic blowout tally the Huskies have racked up (7:00), the wear and tear of AAC travel (9:00), Terry Larrier’s injury (10:45) and the outlook for the rest of the season (13:20). Amore is then joined by CBS Sports Network analyst Lappas to break down the Huskies’ lack of depth (15:00), their scoring woes, the...

Duration:00:34:13

UConn Insider, Episode 49: Women's Hoops With Mike Anthony

1/11/2018
More
Women's beat reporter Mike Anthony (who else?) joins online producer Chris Brodeur to break down the Huskies' recent road trip, which saw him stranded in Greenville, N.C., as a Nor'easter wreaked havoc on travel up and down the East Coast. Anthony discusses his dealings with Auriemma over the years (2:00) and how his press conferences differ from Jim Calhoun’s (7:00); the pointed comments aimed at Azura Stevens after the Huskies looked sloppy at times against UCF (8:30); his impressions of...

Duration:00:36:27

UConn Insider, Episode 48: Men's Hoops With Dom Amore

1/9/2018
More
Men's beat reporter Dom Amore joins online producer Chris Brodeur to recap another rough stretch for the Huskies, beginning with their loss to Wichita State in front of a sell-out crowd at the XL Center (1:20). The guys discuss the Huskies' still glaring lack of a rim protector and their continued struggles both defending and making long-range shots (3:30), the leadership void that may be contributing to crunch-time lapses in what have been fairly competitive outings against ranked opponents...

Duration:00:41:00

UConn Insider, Episode 47: Rodney Purvis

12/26/2017
More
Men's beat reporter Dom Amore and online producer Chris Brodeur open the show by breaking down the Huskies' recent losses against Arizona and Auburn before former UConn star Rodney Purvis chats with Amore about life in the NBA G League (12:15). Brodeur and Amore wrap things up by looking ahead at the Huskies' marquee matchup against Wichita State (26:40).

Duration:00:36:42

UConn Insider, Episode 46: Swin Cash

12/18/2017
More
Former UConn star and current CBS Sports Network analyst Swin Cash joins women's beat reporter Paul Doyle to discuss the culture at the core of the Huskies’ sustained excellence (2:20), the adjustment period for recruits (6:00), the lasting effects of being a member of the UConn family (9:00), the growth of women’s basketball nationally (13:45), her transition into a front office role with the New York Liberty at the end of her playing career and the new goals she’s setting for herself as a...

Duration:00:22:22

UConn Insider, Episode 45: Men's Hoops With Jeff Jacobs And Dom Amore

12/13/2017
More
The “fire and ice” combination of columnist Jeff Jacobs and men’s beat reporter Dom Amore joins online producer Chris Brodeur for another mostly grim edition of the UConn Insider podcast. Amore and Jacobs break down the Huskies’ lackluster performances in a loss against Syracuse (1:30) and a win against Coppin State (2:50), the struggles of Terry Larrier and Jalen Adams to be leading men (4:45), the outside chorus of voices who feel the team isn’t playing as hard as its forebears (8:00),...

Duration:00:52:44

UConn Insider, Episode 44: Women's Hoops With Jeff Jacobs And Paul Doyle

12/8/2017
More
Women's beat reporter Paul Doyle calls in from Chicago to chat with columnist Jeff Jacobs and online producer Chris Brodeur about the Huskies' recent scare against old Big East rival Notre Dame (1:40), Azura Stevens' breakout performance (3:00), the challenge from the Irish despite a slew of injuries (8:30), the evolution of the Muffet McGraw-Geno Auriemma relationship (13:45), Katie Lou Samuelson's injury and whether she's trying to return too quickly (17:00), Megan Walker's emergence...

Duration:00:45:25

UConn Insider, Episode 43: Men's Hoops With Dom Amore

12/5/2017
More
Men's beat reporter Dom Amore joins online producer Chris Brodeur to discuss how the Huskies have narrowly avoided RPI-killing losses in recent days, in contrast to this time last year (3:30); Jalen Adams’ strong shooting performance in helping them stave off Monmouth (5:00); Alterique Gilbert’s shoulder injury (8:45); Christian Vital’s emergence as a reliable No. 2 scoring option (13:30); UConn’s history of finding another gear in games like this (17:00); and the continued search for...

Duration:00:29:56

UConn Insider, Episode 42: Men's Hoops With Jeff Jacobs And Dom Amore

11/29/2017
More
In perhaps the gloomiest episode of the UConn Insider podcast to date, columnist Jeff Jacobs joined men’s beat reporter Dom Amore and online producer Chris Brodeur to break down the Huskies’ brutal outing against Arkansas in the PK80 Invitational. Amore and Jacobs discuss Shabazz Napier’s support of Kevin Ollie (1:00), the Huskies’ shooting woes (3:45), the quick turnaround between a signature win over Oregon to a sobering defeat at the hands of Michigan State (8:00), the notion that UConn’s...

Duration:00:46:46

UConn Insider, Episode 41: Women's Hoops With Jeff Jacobs And Paul Doyle

11/27/2017
More
Beat reporter Paul Doyle calls in from Los Angeles to chat with columnist Jeff Jacobs and online producer Chris Brodeur about the UConn women's basketball team's early-season dominance. The guys discuss the atmosphere at Pauley Pavilion for the Huskies' win over No. 5 UCLA (2:00), Napheesa Collier's return to form (4:20), Katie Lou Samuelson's injury (8:00), Megan Walker's breakout (10:00), the havoc the Huskies continue to wreak on defense (21:00) and the apparent lack of secondary...

Duration:00:39:44

UConn Insider, Episode 40: Football Talk With Jeff Jacobs And Mike Anthony

11/22/2017
More
Columnist Jeff Jacobs and beat reporter Mike Anthony join online producer Chris Brodeur to discuss the Huskies' rough outing at Fenway Park, playing out the string when the stakes are low, postseason All-Star games involving UConn seniors and the program's ongoing quest for Power 5 relevance. The guys wrap up by looking ahead at Year 2 for #RE2 (Randy Edsall).

Duration:00:43:55