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Bringing a Pearl Harbor Sailor Home

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U.S.S. Oklahoma (BB-37) righted to about 30 degrees while she was under salvage at Pearl Harbor.

This hour, we talk about three different stories that touch various people in our state. First, a check-in on how the Department of Defense has followed through with exhuming the remains of 388 sailors and Marines who died during the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Some of their relatives, including a Connecticut man, had asked for to give their loved ones a proper burial at home. We have an update on whether their requests have been heard. 

Also, in a time of state budget constraints and rising tuition, a few top level UConn employees are being given raises. Administration officials say they were promised years ago but lawmakers say the school is being "tone deaf." Finally, this election year has brought a renewed focus on immigration. A professor recently took a closer look at these people who are integrating into our communities.

GUESTS:

  • Tom Gray - Cousin of Edwin Hopkins who died on the U.S.S. Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor
  • Martin Looney - President of the Connecticut State Senate
  • Susan Eaton - Director of the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management, author of Integration Nation: Immigrants, Refugees, and America at Its Best

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Diane Orson contributed to this show.

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.
Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.

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