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Feeling the strain of supply and staffing shortages, Connecticut restaurants ask you to "be kind"

First, a new series from The Accountability Project at Connecticut Public Radio shines a spotlight on juvenile justice in the state. Walter Smith Randolph and Jacqueline Rabe-Thomas preview their findings.

Then, with staffing shortages and supply chain snags impacting eateries across the state, a new social media campaign reminds you to #BEKINDtoRestaurants. Hear from Connecticut restaurant owners, chefs and managers, plus the folks behind this much needed PSA. Are you being kind when you dine?

  • Walter Smith Randolph - Investigative Editor and Lead Reporter for The Accountability Project
  • Jacqueline Rabe-Thomas - Investigative Reporter for The Accountability Project at Connecticut Public Radio
  • Jeannette Dardenne - Co-founder, Eat in Connecticut
  • April Gibson - Executive Chef, The North House in Avon
  • Dylan Reis - General Manager, The North House in Avon
  • Jared Schulefand - Chef, Owner and Operator, Home Restaurant in Branford
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Katie is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live. She has previously worked for CNN and News 8-WTNH. She enjoys Victorian novels and walks with her dog Sonny.
Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.