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The Wheelhouse
Wednesdays at 9:00 AM & 8:00 PM, available as a podcast

Local and national politics, but with the noise turned down and the perspective turned up. The Wheelhouse works to make Connecticut politics more understandable…and more accessible.

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Latest Episodes
  • A debt ceiling deal is in sight. This hour, we break down what that means for you. Plus, Connecticut lawmakers are considering several bills that would chip away at the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
  • Last week, Connecticut finally settled on how to finance its long-awaited baby bonds program. This hour, we check in on why it took so long — and how it will help close the racial wealth gap. Plus, we break down what the end of the COVID emergency will mean for Connecticut.
  • Last year, Connecticut became one of the first states to require teaching Asian American and Pacific Islander studies in schools. This hour, we check in on those efforts. Plus, the latest on bills inspired by Randy Cox, who was paralyzed at the hands of police, and a look at the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.
  • Early voting. Social media bans. Judicial diversity. This hour, we tackle three big political stories in our state and beyond.
  • Last week, President Joe Biden officially announced his reelection campaign. This hour, we unpack his strengths and weaknesses ahead of 2024. Plus, a look at bail reform in Connecticut.
  • Commutation — the process of reducing a prison sentence — has recently become the biggest political issue in Connecticut. This hour, we’ll look at the state’s commutation process and the politics surrounding it.
  • From bear hunts to waste management, there’s been no shortage of environmental issues raised this legislative session. This hour, we check in on where some of these environmental proposals stand.
  • Donald Trump is the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges. But that’s not stopping him from running for president…again. This hour, we look at Trump’s indictment and how it might impact the 2024 election.
  • In recent years, Connecticut officials have passed a number of criminal justice reforms. In response, some accuse them of being too soft on crime, while others say they haven’t gone far enough. This hour, the state of criminal justice reform in Connecticut.
  • Across the U.S., Republicans are pushing so-called “anti-woke” legislation. This hour, we take a look at the anti-woke movement — and how it might impact the 2024 election. Plus, we break down what ranked choice voting could look like in Connecticut.