The week in CT news: Ukrainian immigration, overcrowded ERs, warm winter
Frankie & Johnny is a weekly recap of news you need to know from around Connecticut. Each Friday, Connecticut Public's Frankie Graziano and John Henry Smith take you through the headlines and get you up-to-date on the stories you may have missed — in less than five minutes. This week Frankie & Johnny explain:
- It's been one year since Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Over the last year, state officials said 1,000 Ukrainian families have been supported by the state.
- Lawmakers are looking into the issue of overcrowding in hospital emergency rooms. Connecticut Public’s Sujata Srinivasan has reported on a legislative proposal to further study the issue and a temporary structure in New Haven that allows Yale New Haven physicians to care for patients admitted into emergency care.
- It’s been an unseasonably — and record-breakingly — warm winter in Connecticut. Last month was New England’s warmest January on record and the seventh-warmest January recorded worldwide, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Connecticut Public is examining the impact that warm weather is having, including the spread of invasive plant species.
Frankie & Johnny premieres Fridays at 4:44 p.m. during All Things Considered on Connecticut Public Radio.