MONDAY: NPR Inauguration Special Coverage
TUESDAY: Inauguration and Income Inequality
President Barack Obama gave his second inaugural address yesterday. He sounded liberal policy themes – talk about climate change, gay rights and the power of entitlement programs. We’ll look at what his words signal about his second term.Also, did you know that the Kenya and Kansas (the birthplaces of President Obama’s father and mother – respectively) have a similar income inequality gap? That’s just part of a new comparison study by online news service Global Post – Coming up, we’ll look at how they’ve compared the ways Bridgeport, Connecticut is similar to Bangkok, Thailand.
We’ll get the latest news on education in the state – from teacher evaluations, school safety and sexual violence on campus.
THURSDAY: Green Energy
Today we roll up our sleeves and dive into the details of Connecticut’s plan to develop and foster clean and renewable energy and how our efforts compare to those of other states. We’re joined by DEEP commissioner Dan Esty and folks working on wind and solar power.
The United States is home to over 2.5 million miles of pipelines. Today, we’ll examine the regulation, safety, cost, and efficiency of the underground water and gas tunnels that run throughout Connecticut. With approximately 590 miles of transmission pipelines alone, could an expansion of the state’s natural gas pipelines really help benefit Connecticut businesses? Moreover, how do we monitor pipeline safety in relation to human and environmental health? We’ll also take a closer look at the controversy surrounding the proposed MDC UConn pipeline and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman’s recent approval of the revised Keystone XL route.