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LISTEN: Rep. Jahana Hayes On The Personal Price Of Public Office

Jahana Hayes speaking on WNPR's "Where We Live" after winning the National Teacher of the Year Award in 2016.
Ryan Caron King
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Connecticut Public Radio

Make no mistake: Many elected officials were traumatized by the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6. Connecticut Congresswoman Jahana Hayes says she is still working out her own feelings. On All Things Considered, Hayes gave a thoughtful, personal response to the question of whether Jan. 6 will have a chilling effect on people wanting to run for public office. She also talked about her feelings on the stimulus, education secretary nominee Miguel Cardona and President Joe Biden’s inclusion of white supremacy as a primary problem the nation faces.

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. In his 20th year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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