MONDAY: Storm Coverage
The freak October storm that hit the state this weekend caused more power outages than Hurricane Irene. And, for people in many parts of the state, it could be at least a week until they get their power back. transmission lines are out to the Northwest corner of the state – where many towns are 100 percent out. Many state schools are closed – power is out to businesses, and hundreds of roads are either closed or barely passable because of downed trees and lines.Today, where we live – we’ll update the situation with civic leaders and with you…we want to hear how things are in your town this Halloween.
TUESDAY: Appropriate for the Front Page?
When Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was killed, newspapers had to decide on how to handle the graphic photos of his death. A Poynter survey shows the Hartford Courant was one of only seven newspapers in the U.S. to use a large image of Gadhafi’s body on the front page. We discuss the ethics of publishing graphic photos with Poynter’s Kenny Irby and the Courant’s first Reader Representative, Henry McNulty.
WEDNESDAY: Asperger’s Syndrome
We’ve discussed autism before but now we’re focusing on one section of the spectrum: Asperger’s Syndrome. It was just added to the DSM in 1994 and the American Psychiatric Association says it’s really just a form of autism. We’ll be joined by members from the Asperger’s Association of New England. We’ll also check in with an Ohion-based software company called Aspiritech. They hire people to test software while harnessing the power of Asperger’s. Do you or someone you know have Asperger’s? How can we better support those with this diagnosis?
THURSDAY: Banking Roundtable
President Obama just unveiled a new plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Meanwhile the state of Connecticut is working to help homeowners as well. And one local bank is “ahead of the industry” in helping financially troubled borrowers. Coming up, Attorney General George Jepsen, Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin, and Webster Bank CEO Jim Smith join us round the table.
FRIDAY: Storm Coverage
Governor Dannel Malloy deployed the troops six days after the snowstorm that tore down powerlines and left millions of Northeast residents in the dark. Still, as of this morning, 300 thousand customers are without power in Connecticut – making the state the slowest to respond. Some residents in the hardest-hit areas are forming “vigilante” tree crews to clear debris – something that CL&P officials say could be dangerous. Another danger took shape in West Hartford, as a fire was started just as power returned to a home. Many residents have no idea when to expect power back, save for a midnight Sunday “goal” set by the utility. Today, where we live – a recap of a week without power.