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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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Dialogue: 132 Bruce Alan

10/15/2017
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October 15th Dialogue Show Alan Bruce, professor of sociology at Quinnipiac University. This week on Dialogue 2017 reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Alan Bruce, professor of sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. Bruce explains why he and 150 other professors, scholars, and law enforcement officials signed a letter urging the news media to change the way they cover mass killings such as the Las Vegas incident. Bruce discusses how extensive media coverage could impact or encourage...

Duration: 00:23:02


Dialogue: 131 Ron Pinciaro

10/8/2017
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October 8th Dialogue Show Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence. This week on Dialogue reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Ron Pinciaro, executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence, in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting incident. Pinciaro discusses the prospects for gun control legislation in Congress to respond to the wave of mass shootings, and he also warns of possible Congressional consideration of bills to loosen gun regulations....

Duration: 00:23:34


Dialogue: 130 Phillip Cunningham

10/1/2017
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October 1st Dialogue Show Phillip Cunningham, assistant prof. of media studies at Quinnipiac University in Hamden. This week on Dialogue 2017 Steve Kotchko talks with Phillip Cunningham, assistant professor of media studies at Quinnipiac University, about the “take a knee” controversy in the NFL. Cunningham says sports and politics have collided many time in America. He offers historical perspective and looks into the racial elements that fuel the current controversy that has preoccupied...

Duration: 00:25:39


Dialogue: 129 Steven Reviczky

9/24/2017
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September 24th Dialogue Show State Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky. This week on Dialogue, Steve Kotchko talks with State Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky, recently elected as president of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the first Connecticut commissioner chosen for the post in the group’s 100-year history. Reviczky discusses national issues facing the agriculture industry, and offers an update on how Connecticut agricultural interests are...

Duration: 00:23:37


Dialogue: 128 Mary Sotos

9/17/2017
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September 17th Dialogue Show Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner for Energy at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). This week on Dialogue reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Mary Sotos, Deputy Commissioner for Energy at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Sotos explains why Connecticut is updating its comprehensive energy strategy and why this detailed plan is important. She discusses related energy issues including natural gas supplies,...

Duration: 00:21:06


Dialogue: 127 Donna Swanson

9/10/2017
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September 10th Dialogue Show This week on Dialogue reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Donna Swanson, executive director of the FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton. Swanson explains autism as an illness, and the so-called autism “spectrum” that covers various ways autism presents itself in children. Swanson offers parents advice on how to get a diagnosis for a child potentially affected by autism and what treatments and strategies are available after a positive diagnosis. She also discusses...

Duration: 00:23:40


Dialogue: 126 Lori Pelletier

9/3/2017
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September 3rd Dialogue Show Lori Pelletier, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO. This week on Dialogue 2017 reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Lori Pelletier, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO on this Labor Day weekend. In the program, Pelletier discusses the current state of organized labor, the effects of the prolonged state budget battle, how labor relates to the Trump administration, and challenges facing unions in the future.

Duration: 00:23:23


Dialogue: 125 Joe Brennan

8/27/2017
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August 27th Dialogue Show Joe Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with Joe Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) about an op-ed piece he penned suggesting five says to spur Connecticut’s economy. Brennan explains his plan includes avoiding major tax hikes, reducing the cost of state services, job training and other strategies to help Connecticut...

Duration: 00:23:37


Dialogue: 124 Kevin Sullivan

8/20/2017
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August 20th Dialogue Show State Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan. This week on Dialogue reporter Steve Kotchko talks with State Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan offers details on Connecticut’s annual “sales tax free week” on most clothing and footwear, running from Aug. 20 through Aug. 26. He also discusses how the state and the world of retail are coping with the challenge from online sales. Sullivan also describes cyber scams and cyber security tied to...

Duration: 00:25:47


Dialogue: 123 Kelly Isenor

8/13/2017
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August 13th Dialogue Show Kelly Isenor, spokesperson for the American Red Cross in Connecticut. This week on Dialogue reporter Steve Kotchko talks with Kelly Isenor, spokesperson for the American Red Cross in Connecticut. Isenor discusses the ongoing seasonal nationwide shortage of blood donations and the critical need for new donations now. She describes the entire blood donation process in detail, and explains what happens to the blood taken in and how it is protected. Isenor also...

Duration: 00:23:58


Dialogue: 122 U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)

8/6/2017
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August 6th Dialogue Show U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal about issues on the front burner in Washington. Blumenthal discusses in detail the recent historic vote on health care, and what may happen next on this vital and politically-sensitive topic. He also offers insights on the controversial enforcement of immigration laws by the Trump administration, and discusses the ongoing investigation of Russian...

Duration: 00:23:36


Dialogue: 121 Michael Lawlor

7/30/2017
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July 30th Dialogue Show Michael Lawlor, criminal justice advisor to Gov. Dannel Malloy. This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with Michael Lawlor, criminal justice advisor to Gov. Dannel Malloy about various topics. They include a detailed discussion of the controversy in the headlines about federal efforts to deport undocumented Connecticut residents even though they have no criminal records. Lawlor also explains Connecticut’s new bail reform law designed to insure that people...

Duration: 00:24:09