Happy Monday! Dankosky is back from vacation, I am back from staycation, and Tucker is excited to have his morning coffee crew back in action. We’re still working on (ahem, scrambling to) get some shows together this week. But who are we kidding, that’s how we work best.
Here’s what to tune in for this week. Check back for updates:
MONDAY: Transforming the Local News
Some local newspapers have turned their attention to what they call “hyperlocal” news. But that doesn’t mean reporters are local.A recent This American Life story showed a new model for local content.The company behind it is called Journatic and their writers work from afar. A story that you might see about gas prices in West Hartford could be written by someone in California or even the Philippines.These reporters take on stories that the company says don’t need local reporters to tell. But this outsourcing often means replacing journalists at your local paper with writers making measly wages.So, is this the future of print journalism? Today we’ll discuss the role of Journatic in Connecticut newspapers. We’ll also talk with reporters and media writers about the future of local news.
TUESDAY: Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council
Coming up on tomorrow’s show we’ll sit down with Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council. The tribe’s Foxwoods Casino has been facing tough challenges in an increasingly competitive gambling world – and a struggling economy. We’ll find out how they’re faring, and what they think about gaming competition in neighboring states. We’ll talk about Governor Malloy’s tourism campaign and the impact of the casinos in Southeastern Connecticut.
WEDNESDAY: Reporter Roundtable
In Connecticut, we’re only one month out from an important primary in two key races. The Senate Race has lost a bit of its drama with front-runners Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon pulling out to big leads. But in the race for the open 5th district seat, it’s still a wild showdown with federal investigations into two campaigns. Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley didn’t want to come on Where We Live to talk about her relationship with former Governor John Rowland, but she tried to clear the air on an internet talk show. Democrat Chris Donovan hired a Republican former prosecutor to investigate claims that his campaign traded influence for cash. The investigation found no wrongdoing, but didn’t talk to the key folks involved. Political reporters Mark Pazniokas and Christine Stuart help us through the tangled web. Meanwhile – National politcal reporter Anna Sale is swinging through those states that will help elect the next president. We’ll catch up with her, and with you.
THURSDAY: Take a Vacation!
FRIDAY: Women Left Out
Women have historically been excluded from clinical trials testing new drugs and medical devices that could one day save their lives, leaving the benefit of those treatments uncertain for women. Up until the mid-1980′s, clinical trials for new drug treatments drew subjects primarily from a pool of white males and only this month did the FDA recommend new guidelines encouraging the medical device industry to increase the representation of women in tests for medical devices like those used in joint replacement. Despite the fact that women are increasingly outpacing men with college, law and medical degrees, women still struggle breaking into a historically male world. In what other areas are women still underrepresented? We’ll talk to women who have risen to the top of their professions about their journey to the top and the challenges that remain for those that follow.