MONDAY: Plugging In: Electric Vehicles in Connecticut (rebroadcast)
You might think that by now, there should be hundreds – or thousands – of electric cars in Connecticut. But there are only 98 registered in the whole state. That’s pretty sad, considering a few years ago Governer Rell formed a committee dedicated to expanding electric vehicle infrastructure in the state. At that time there were only 2 manufacturers producing electric cars. Now there are more than 30. But the costs – and the other barriers – are still high. So, today, where we live, what’ll it take to get you to plug in? Why aren’t more people driving electric cars?
TUESDAY: Gas Stations
One reason people are not buying electric cars is because of the lack of charging stations. But didn’t the original automobiles have a similar problem? We’ll talk about how we reached our current gas station landscape. Some of today’s stations have dozens of pumps, convenience stores and even televisions at the pumps! We’ll also discuss the rationing of gas and long lines in New York and New Jersey after Sandy. Do you have a favorite gas station? Or is filling up just too painful on your wallet no matter where you go?
WEDNESDAY: Checking-In With Governor Malloy
This is our first official monthly check-in with Governor Dannel Malloy. He’ll be in-studio now on a monthly basis to talk about the state of Connecticut and take your questions. We’ll talk to him just over a week after the election and two weeks after the state was hit by Superstorm Sandy. As always, you can send us your questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY: Small Business Breakfast, Oakdale Theater
Join us at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Business Expo! We’ll discuss “Small Business and Healthcare” with our business reporter Harriet Jones and a panel of small business owners.
We’re still coming down from the madness and excitement of ELECTION 2012. Join us for a conversation on solitude. What can we learn from psychologists, hermits, and folks who are taking the time to unplug from it all. Take a deep breath, retreat to an oceanside or mountaintop, and tune in.