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Halloween 2020: The Politics, The Prophecy, And The Polarization

This hour, visit a West Hartford history professor’s eye-opening Halloween display about Black Lives Matter and Covid-19, and hear what passersby think of it.

Then, meet a pastor from Indiana who tells us about why he believes that the blue moon this Halloween is a sign of end times.

Finally: Candy corn! The CEO of Jelly Belly gives us a history lesson, one woman reports back from having eaten Brecht’s new “Turkey Dinner Candy Corn”, and the co-star of an Atlanta, Georgia-based YouTube channel walks us through the process of making candy corn coated buffalo wings.

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  • Matt Warshauer is an author, and professor of history at Central Connecticut State University
  • Tim Taylor & Louie Gonzalez are West Hartford residents
  • Jaeme McDonald & Rachel Tonucci are West Hartford residents
  • Ebony Mitchell and her kids Elijah and Lauren are Hartford residents
  • Paul Begley has been a pastor for the last 32 years at the Community Gospel Baptist Church in Knox, Indiana
  • Lisa Rowland Brasher is the CEO of Jelly Belly, and a fifth generation candy maker
  • Victoria Messina is an Associate Editor of Trending and Viral Features at PopSugar.com
  • Cat Wright is the co-star of the Atlanta, Georgia-based YouTube channel, Cub & Cat

Catie Talarski contributed to this show.