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Haystack Book Talks brings writers into conversation on a wide range of topics to celebrate ideas and discourse. Tucked away in the beautiful wooded hills of Northwestern Connecticut, Norfolk provides an intimate setting for the festival. Literary conversations are scheduled for October 13 and 14 in downtown Norfolk, CT.

We are joined by Haystack Book Talks founder Stephen Melville; Eliza Little, a member of the Haystack Book Talks executive committee and a post doctoral fellow at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; and Dawn Whalen, executive director of The Norfolk Foundation.

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Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is planning to unveil a proposal to address the rising price of EpiPens.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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What do voters think of the Trump tax overhaul?

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his conversation with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

This was taped before the Manafort verdict.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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Democrats are having a fierce debate about their leadership.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his conversation with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

Congressman Joe Courtney
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Now that the primaries are over, campaign season is heating up in Connecticut.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

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Lawyers for two immigrant children detained in Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border have asked a judge to order that they be reunited with their families.

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A Connecticut prison inmate has pleaded guilty to running a cocaine distribution ring from behind bars.

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Additional mosquitoes in Connecticut have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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The head of Connecticut's prison system is promising improved care as his department takes over the inmates' health system from the University of Connecticut.

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The NAACP is suing Connecticut over how it counts inmates when crafting legislative districts, arguing it weakens urban districts.

Senator Chris Murphy
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The Mueller investigation chugs on.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Murphy continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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You might not have to wait several hours to renew your license in Connecticut. An express DMV center is opening in Milford, designed to streamline customer transactions.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Before election season, Congress has plenty to do.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, wraps up her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
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Without an incumbent, can Democrats keep Connecticut’s 5th House District seat?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, continues her discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty
http://esty.house.gov/

One thing’s for sure: Connecticut’s 5th House district will be getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, a Democrat from the fifth district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Nevada and five other states are filing new lawsuits accusing a Connecticut-based pharmaceutical company of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.

The world is watching the Korean peninsula.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

What can Congress do about the opioid crisis?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The omnibus spending bill averted a government shutdown.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut Representative Joe Courtney, a Democrat from the 2nd district.

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Legislation is advancing to the Senate that adds Connecticut to a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

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Connecticut lawmakers want to learn more about the future plans for the state's cable TV and online public affairs network.

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Public health officials in Connecticut say there has been a spike in flu-related illnesses and hospitalizations.

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A Connecticut Mayor says he has decided not to run as a Democratic candidate for governor.

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Connecticut's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders want to determine if any changes to the General Assembly's sexual harassment policy are needed, despite a lack of official sexual harassment complaints filed against Connecticut lawmakers.

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An event facility in Southington is saying that it will not be the site of a National Rifle Association fundraiser dinner.

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Two Connecticut senators have plans to amend a bill awaiting Senate action with language to financially assist homeowners with foundations crumbling because of an iron sulfide.

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 Police say a middle school janitor in Stafford threatened a school shooting in a move that prompted a district-wide lockdown.

Waterbury Police Chief Headed To West Hartford, Ct.

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The Waterbury police chief has announced that he is leaving to take over the West Hartford police department.

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Legislative leaders say they won't meet the General Assembly's first state budget deadline.

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State Comptroller Kevin Lembo says Connecticut is on track to end the current fiscal year on June 30 with a $197.7 million deficit, but acknowledges that may change.

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