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Connecticut at Work

We're broadcasting live from Wesleyan University, where the Connecticut Humanities Council is kicking off a day-long look at the past, present, and future of work life in Connecticut.

 
We’ll consider state spending on economic development, tax breaks for businesses and federal stimulus spending. And what can government do to create jobs? 
 
We’ll also look at some realities for Connecticut - with historical ties to defense contracting, insurance and financial services - the future of our work life is seemingly tied to how government decides to fund, change or regulate those industries. 
 
GUESTS: 

  • Dan Haar, Hartford Courant reporter exploring commerce, economics, wealth and poverty
  • Joe Courtney, Congressman, 2nd District
  • Rob Simmons, Former Congressman, 2nd District
  • Kip Bergstrom, Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.

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