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The role of the Senate parliamentarian, the importance of local newspapers, and the history of the wheelie suitcase

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This hour, a potpourri of topics: the Senate parliamentarian, local news, and wheelie suitcases.

First, we talk about the Senate parliamentarian.

And then: we discuss the value of local news, through the case study of The Hartford Courant.

Finally, we learn about the invention of the wheelie suitcase.


  • Elana Schor - Congress editor at Politico
  • David Folkenflik - NPR’s media correspondent
  • Katrine Marçal - Author of Mother Of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men

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Colin McEnroe, Catie Talarski and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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