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Inauguration Day: A Connecticut Public Radio Call-In Special

Joe Amon / Connecticut Public
January 20, 2021: Demonstrators gather on the grounds of the Sate Capitol in Hartford on January 20, 2021.

Hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil and John Henry Smith

Today Joe Biden became the forty-sixth president of the United States.  Will America heed President  Biden’s calls to end an 'uncivil war' in political debate that spilled over into violence at the capitol two weeks ago?

A vice presidential swearing-in also makes history. 

Now that Donald Trump has left Washington and been kicked off Twitter, what has changed and what remains the same?  

And how will Connecticut’s political parties be impacted by the change at the White House?


  • Robert A. Sanders -- Chair of the National Security Department of the Henry C. Lee College at the University of New Haven
  • Bilal Sekou -- Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Hartford (@BilalSekou)
  • Daniela Altimari -- Hartford Courant Politics Reporter (@capitolwatch)

This show aired live at 8 pm on inauguration day.

Lucy leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Matt Dwyer is an editor, reporter and midday host for Connecticut Public's news department. He produces local news during All Things Considered.

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