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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: 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

8/14/2017
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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)

8/7/2017
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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

7/31/2017
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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


Dialogue: 120 Bill Hyatt

7/24/2017
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July 23rd Dialogue Show Bill Hyatt, Chief of the Natural Resources Bureau at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with Bill Hyatt, natural resources bureau chief at the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection about the increasingly complex interaction between people and wild animals in our cities and towns. Bears, coyotes, and bobcats have joined deer as creatures showing up in suburb yards and rural...

Duration: 00:26:54


Dialogue: 119 Dr. Philip Armstrong

7/17/2017
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July 16th Dialogue Show Dr. Philip Armstrong, Director of Connecticut's Mosquito Surveillance Program Another mosquito season has arrived and with it the threat of mosquito-borne diseases. State mosquito expert Dr. Philip Armstrong discusses the state mosquito monitoring program that just days ago detected potentially deadly West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in West Haven. The Zika threat will also be watched this summer in Connecticut

Duration: 00:23:32


Dialogue: 118 Howard Schwartz

7/10/2017
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July 9th Dialogue Show Howard Schwartz, communications director for the Connecticut Better Business Bureau This week on Dialogue, Mark Sims talks with Howard Schwartz who is the communications director for the Connecticut Better Business Bureau. In the program he offers advice for Connecticut consumers to prevent being taken in by scam artists during the busy summer season.

Duration: 00:23:28


Dialogue: 117 Kevin Lembo

7/3/2017
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July 2nd, 2017 Dialogue Show State Comptroller Kevin Lembo This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with State Comptroller Kevin Lembo about the state’s seemingly endless deficit crisis. He offers some advice about how this fiscal dilemma can be resolved in the future. Lembo also discusses his interest is running for governor next year, as the first openly gay major party candidate for the state’s highest office.

Duration: 00:23:48


Dialogue: 116 Peter Gioia

6/26/2017
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June 25th, 2017 Dialogue Show Peter Gioia, economist for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with Peter Gioia, economist for the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, (CBIA) about the state’s economic development status. Gioia discusses some recent bright spots in the Connecticut employment picture, but candidly says the state must do much more to improve the business climate and grow jobs. He urges lawmakers to buckle...

Duration: 00:24:12


Dialogue: 115 Denise Merrill

6/19/2017
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June 18th, 2017 Dialogue Show Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State. This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State about elections issues. Merrill offers her views on the failure in the legislature of two major election reform proposals. One is the movement for the so-called “national popular vote” that would have states commit to dedicating their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote, regardless of how the...

Duration: 00:23:48


Dialogue: 114 Henry Talmage

6/11/2017
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June 11th, 2017 Dialogue Show Henry Talmage – Executive Director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau This week on Dialogue Steve Kotchko talks with Henry Talmage, Executive Director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau, about farming and agriculture issues. With the ongoing budget crisis, Talmage tells why farmers don’t want the State Department of Agriculture merged with any other agency. He talks about the diversity of farming in Connecticut which has been given a shot in the arm with the...

Duration: 00:24:57


Dialogue: 113 Suzanne Aresco

6/5/2017
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June 4th, 2014 Dialogue Show: Suzanne Aresco, Director of Travel for AAA in Hartford This week on Dialogue, Steve Kotchko talks travel with Suzanne Aresco, the Director of Travel for Triple-A in Hartford. With the summer travelling season approaching, Aresco discusses vacation trends, travel hotspots and consumer confidence. She also provides some travel advice.

Duration: 00:24:51


Dialogue: #112 Tony Hwang

5/29/2017
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May 28th, 2017 Dialogue Show: State Senator Tony Hwang, Republican from Fairfield This week on Dialogue, Steve Kotchko talks casino gambling in Connecticut with Fairfield Republican State Senator Tony Hwang. In the show, Hwang explains why he is against any expansion of casino gambling. He also comments about the potential of a casino in Fairfield County, and whether the societal impact of casinos in Connecticut is underestimated.

Duration: 00:24:52