MONDAY: Small Business After Hours: Workforce Training
President Obama in his State of the Union address challenged us to come up with new ways to educate people in high school so they’re ready for the workforce. Is Connecticut ready, or poised to fall behind? Coming up on the next Where We Live, we broadcast our live small business project event about workforce training.
TUESDAY: Mayor Segarra // Egypt
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra joins us to talk about Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and how he’s working to advocate for gun restrictions. Also, Egyptian-American journalist Sharif Abdel-Kouddous sits down to talk about his reporting on political unrest in Egypt. He’s in town to speak at Trinity College.
WEDNESDAY: Gun Legislation Finally?
Connecticut lawmakers have been slowly trying to gain bi-partisan agreement on a series of gun control measures in response to the Newtown shootings. This comes despite a strong push from Governor Malloy, and the fact that other states have already passed gun laws. Now, with the release of more information about shooter Adam Lanza, the legislature is finally about ready to vote. We’ll look at what gun control will look like – and how it compares with plans in other states and in Washington.
THURSDAY: Redefining Disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, and it’s gone a long way to ensure that those with disabilities have equal accessibility and are not discriminated against. But what’s emerged is a new community of disabled people who want to see a more inclusive society that doesn’t discriminate – but also doesn’t single people out as disabled. We’ll look at changing perceptions, how media and news coverage affect our views, and what’s next in the way we think about disabilities.
FRIDAY: HartFolk Festival Preview
We’ll preview this weekend’s HartFolk Festival being held at the University of Saint Joseph. It will feature 10 artists and groups from the region and we’ll hear from a few of them, including The Sea, The Sea, André Balazs, and Zoë Sundra. We’ll talk about their music and hear a few songs. In addition to musical performances, HartFolk will feature workshops on everything from finger-style guitar to yoga!