© 2024 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The influential role of student government, youth voting and Beardsley Zoo's animal mayoral race

Two-year-old cheerful cute little African-American girl, wearing white T-shirt and jeans jacket, standing in the rain with widely opened mouth, like she is screaming and holding a white poster with a handwritten message: I AM GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD! American flag on the wooden fence and flower pots in the blurred background.
ti-ja/Getty Images

This year, we’ve been learning about how educators are getting students engaged in the electoral process. One way to do this: student government.

When you think of class elections, a couple things probably come to mind. But our guests says student government is much more than prom committees and candidate speeches in the cafeteria. We'll learn more about the influence student representatives have on their school districts.

Later, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is holding their forth mayoral race. There are five candidates running this year for mayor. We’ll hear about the animal candidates and how you can vote for your favorite.

We'll also hear how students on college campuses throughout our state are organizing to turn out the vote.


Where We Live is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Listen Notes, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode.

Stay Connected
Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Catherine is the Host of Connecticut Public’s morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live. Catherine and the WWL team focus on going beyond the headlines to bring in meaningful conversations that put Connecticut in context.
Related Content