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For U.S. Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery, community engagement is critical

Vanessa Avery of the state attorney general's office, stands for a portrait January 26, 2022, after being nominated be the next U.S. Attorney for the state of Connecticut.
Mark Mirko
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The Hartford Courant
Vanessa Avery of the state attorney general's office, stands for a portrait January 26, 2022, after being nominated be the next U.S. Attorney for the state of Connecticut.

Vanessa Robert Avery became the US Attorney for the District of Connecticut just two months ago. But she’s already changing the way her office connects with the public. This week, we talk with Avery about what it's like being the first African American woman in the role and her goals for her tenure. And we hear from the executive director of a new Yale program that is making law school more accessible to historically marginalized students.

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This program was also produced by J. Carlisle Larsen and Kevin Chang Barnum.

Thanks to our summer interns, Anya Grondalski and Mira Raju.

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James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted,' hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
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