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"Dialogue" is one of the longest-running interview shows in Connecticut broadcasting. Begun in the early 1970s, Dialogue is a half-hour public affairs program on the Connecticut Radio Network featuring candid one-on-one interviews with Connecticut elected officials, state commissioners, business leaders, citizens group representatives, and occasionally celebrities. Some of the most famous individuals who have been guests on the programs include: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George Bush (as presidential candidates), also the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jane Fonda, former Sen. Al Gore, Billie Jean King, and Jim Calhoun. On a weekly basis the program provides Connecticut radio stations with a strong public affairs program to inform and entertain listeners on issues of the day.

"Dialogue" is one of the longest-running interview shows in Connecticut broadcasting. Begun in the early 1970s, Dialogue is a half-hour public affairs program on the Connecticut Radio Network featuring candid one-on-one interviews with Connecticut elected officials, state commissioners, business leaders, citizens group representatives, and occasionally celebrities. Some of the most famous individuals who have been guests on the programs include: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George Bush (as presidential candidates), also the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jane Fonda, former Sen. Al Gore, Billie Jean King, and Jim Calhoun. On a weekly basis the program provides Connecticut radio stations with a strong public affairs program to inform and entertain listeners on issues of the day.
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"Dialogue" is one of the longest-running interview shows in Connecticut broadcasting. Begun in the early 1970s, Dialogue is a half-hour public affairs program on the Connecticut Radio Network featuring candid one-on-one interviews with Connecticut elected officials, state commissioners, business leaders, citizens group representatives, and occasionally celebrities. Some of the most famous individuals who have been guests on the programs include: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George Bush (as presidential candidates), also the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jane Fonda, former Sen. Al Gore, Billie Jean King, and Jim Calhoun. On a weekly basis the program provides Connecticut radio stations with a strong public affairs program to inform and entertain listeners on issues of the day.

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Episodes

Dialogue: 145 Amy Parmenter

1/14/2018
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January 14th Dialogue Show Amy Parmenter, manager of public and government affairs for the AAA Allied Group. This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for the AAA. Schwartz discusses the recent cold wave and snowstorm that pushed AAA’s emergency road crews to the limit. She explains what you can do to get ready for winter’s next big challenge. Parmenter discusses a new poll her agency is working on that will seek input from Connecticut drivers on...

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 144: Bridgeport Democratic Mayor Joseph Ganim

1/7/2018
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January 7th Dialogue Show Bridgeport Democratic Mayor Joseph Ganim, now a candidate for governor of Connecticut. This week on the new year’s first edition of Dialogue 2018, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, who is now a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor. Ganim is asked if he believes voters will accept him as a candidate for governor after his conviction and prison sentence on federal corruption charges during his first go-round as...

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 143 Ray Noonan

12/31/2017
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December 31st Dialogue Show Ray Noonan, associate policy fellow at Connecticut Voices for Children. This week, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Ray Noonan, an official at Connecticut Voices for Children. Noonan explains a new analysis of census data that shows childhood poverty and the lack of health insurance for families actually are trending downward in Connecticut while the state’s median household income remained flat. Noonan says despite some progress, changes in the state...

Duration: 00:25:00


Dialogue: 142 Brenda Watson

12/24/2017
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December 24th Dialogue Show Brenda Watson, acting director of Operation Fuel This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Brenda Watson, acting director of Operation Fuel. Watson explains her non-profit’s 40-year history of helping low-income people cope with their winter heating bills. She discusses the struggle many families go through trying to spread around their limited income to pay for fuel, food, and health care. Watson explains that often, the combined resources of...

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 141 Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman

12/17/2017
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December 17th Dialogue Show Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Democratic Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman. Wyman explains why she decided not to run for governor next year. As chair of the state’s Health Care Cabinet, Wyman discussed Connecticut’s concerted effort to sign up individuals for Obamacare health insurance coverage, even as Republicans in Congress continue to attack the program. Wyman also talks about the continuing budget deficit...

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 140 Howard Schwartz

12/10/2017
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December 10th Dialogue Show Howard Schwartz, executive communications director for the Connecticut Better Business Bureau. This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Howard Schwartz, executive communications director for the Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Schwartz offers advice on a variety of holiday-related shopping issues including local retail vs. online purchases, return and exchange policies, seasonal jobs, and being on the alert for scams. Schwartz also...

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 139 Jay Kaplan

12/3/2017
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December 3rd Dialogue Show Jay Kaplan, director of the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Jay Kaplan, director of the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, about the annual Christmas Bird Count, taking place this month across Connecticut, as well as much of the rest of North America, and parts of Central America. Kaplan talks about the history of the Count, now in its 118th year. He discusses how the Count is conducted, and...

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 139 Timothy Phelan

11/26/2017
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November 26th Dialogue Timothy Phelan, president of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association. This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews Timothy Phelan, president of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association. Phelan offers predictions about the holiday buying season, now underway. He also discusses the continuing challenges “brick and mortar” retailers face from ever-expanding online sales. Phelan also talks about gift cards, after-Christmas sales, and “small...

Duration: 00:25:00


Dialogue: 137 State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven)

11/19/2017
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November 19th Dialogue Show State Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven). This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko interviews the top Democrat in the State Senate, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney. Looney discusses the new state budget approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor. He also talks about long-term state revenue problems, and how they might be resolved for the better. Looney also discusses the political climate for the 2018 state elections.

Duration: 00:24:59


Dialogue: 136 State Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Derby)

11/12/2017
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November 12th Dialogue Show State Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Derby), State House Republican leader This week on Dialogue 2017, reporter Steve Kotchko talks with State House Republican leader Rep. Themis Klarides (R-Derby). Klarides discusses the long process that finally led to a new state budget being approved in a bipartisan legislative vote, and signed into law by Gov. Malloy on Halloween. Klarides talks about structural changes in the budget she believes will be beneficial for...

Duration: 00:23:42


Dialogue: 135 Jim Wadleigh

11/5/2017
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November 5th Dialogue Show Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT This week on Dialogue, reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Jim Wadleigh, CEO of Access Health CT. Wadleigh discusses all the issues facing his program that runs “Obamacare” in Connecticut. This includes Trump administration efforts to undercut the program by cutting federal subsidies and funding to pay for outreach on individual health care plans. He also addresses what Access Health CT is doing to insure enrollment for 2018...

Duration: 00:23:45