Government conspiracy, JFK Big Foot and tin foil hats. Bob Stefanowski fills us in on his thoughts about the debate yesterday. Marc Fitch talks Fighting Words: The Battle Between Free Speech Protections. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
With the elections coming up, Joe Aguiar has been tasked with filling for both Lisa Wexler and Norm Pattis, to keep you updated on what's going on around the state on the road to November's mid term election. First, Mike Telesca, Chairman of the Independent Party of Connecticut called in to talk about the lawsuit that's been filed Bob Stefanowski as well as what's going on with the Independent Party (0:00). Next, Dr. Amy Chai of the Independent Party came in studio to talk about her attempt to unseat Rosa DeLauro, as well as to get to know a little more about her (20:48). Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz joined Joe to talk about Governor Ned Lamont's reelection campaign (59:21). Finally, the President and Founder of the Connecticut Epilepsy Advocate, Robert Fiore joined Joe to talk about an upcoming blood driving coming up in Milford (1:22:28). Image Credit: Getty Images
Welcome back to the Bill Bradley Collective, where this week your hosts dive into election season with a preview of four of this November's most consequential gubernatorial races. Tune in for analysis, predictions, big-picture ramifications and much more on the Pennsylvania race between moderate Dem Josh Shapiro and far-right Trumpophant Doug Mastriano; the Arizona contest pitting Katie Hobbs against anti-Semitic election skeptic Kari Lake; and finally a pair of rematches from 2018, first Georgia's showdown featuring incumbent Republican Brian Kemp and the widely celebrated yet seemingly overmatched Democrat Stacey Abrams and our native Connecticut, where Bob Stefanowski again challenges Collective favorite Ned Lamont. But first, a trilogy of rants, led off with Andrew's reflections on the career ups and ills of a once-mulleted Big 12 head coach on the anniversary of his most (in)famous turn; Ed details the laughable and cliched criteria outlined by the NCAA in an actual job posting for their next President; and finally Zak places Brett Favre and a mostly silent media on blast for a lack of coverage of his prominent role in a Mississippi welfare fraud scandal.
As he seeks a second term, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is leading the race against Republican challenger Bob Stefanowski. That's according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, which finds Lamont ahead 57-to-40 percent among likely voters. The poll finds just 15 percent of voters might change their minds before November's election. Fellow Democrat Richard Blumenthal, the incumbent, is leading the race for U.S. Senate by the same margin. For analysis we speak with poll director Doug Schwartz.
Dr. Amanda Craig has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for almost 20 years. She recently wrote a book helping adults communicate with their children and navigating conversation with social media in the mix. ((00:10)) Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski, says he is not concerned with recent polls projecting Governor Lamont to be reelected. He explains why and answered listener questions. ((13:41)) Zoo Minute: The Gala and animal-human connection ((29:21)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Todd is joined by GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bob Stefanowski to take calls from voters on plenty of topics from abortion, SEMA4, his campaign, and more. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Tom Breen and Gabe Rosenberg are back! We talk CT State races, the possible reversal of fortune in the midterms, Fall Season in CT and Tim Poole jumping into my replies and getting immediately ratioed. Its a fun hour! MusicJeremy@OrbGazerSupport the show!PatreonDiscord discussion forumOfficial Twitter pageEdward on TwitterSupport the show
Governor Ned Lamont came on to answer listener questions. We spoke with him about schools and transportation, but we also touched on drug education in schools. What can be done about teaching students and families about fentanyl? ((00:10)) Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, Laura Devlin, also touched on drug education. We also spoke about Bob Stefanowski's recent "parental plans" if elected. ((17:57)) We continued the conversation about horse-drawn carriages in New York City and the controversy around animal cruelty. ((33:16)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Wednesday's "Connecticut Today" featured host Paul Pacelli wondering about Gov. Ned Lamont's latest cross-endorsement for the November election and an apparent "deal" involved (0:28). Sacred Heart University Department of Government Chairman Dr. Gary Rose analyzed an apparent new tone from Bob Stefanowski's gubernatorial campaign (11:05). Image Credit: Getty Images
Todd opens the hour following the holiday weekend with some calls from the rant line, then Todd breaks down some of the press around Bob Stefanowski and his focus on parental choice in schools as election season is in full swing. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
This hour, we sit down with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski to discuss his plans for the final two months of the campaign, and to take your questions. This is Stefanowski's second time running against Ned Lamont, after losing to the incumbent in 2018 by 3% points or around 40,000 votes. The former business executive has focused his platform on making Connecticut more affordable and safer; however in recent weeks, he has beginning to refine other campaign points. Later today he plans to unveil a "Parental Bill of Rights." How much is this modeled off of the controversial Florida and Texas bills by the same name? We'll ask the candidate, and take your questions. GUESTS: Bob Stefanowski: Republican Candidate for Governor of Connecticut Christine Stuart: Editor-in-Chief, CT News Junkie Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Todd opens the hour joined by GOP Gubernatorial candidate; Bob Stefanowski, to share his perspective on the Veritas report on Cos Cob elementary, and the political bias that we continually see throughout the state. Todd then takes calls, while mixing in some rants to wrap up the show. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Todd breaks down the rants of the weekend, before being joined by Pat Sasser of the Bob Stefanowski campaign to expand on how to move forward, and connecting with voters on the issues with our current leadership. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
There's a little more than 3 months until Election Day and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski has made big changes to his campaign team. Today, we get the latest in Connecticut's governor's race. Political Science professor Dr. Johnathon Wharton and Hearst CT columnist Dan Haar join us. Nationally, the Republican Party has split into distinct factions since Trump's presidency. Coming up, we talk more about Republican campaigns and how conservative views have evolved since the Trump presidency. But first, we talk about President Biden's student loan forgiveness.Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Callers continue to air their opinions to Todd on the student loan news, as Todd continues to expand on how this will impact the current economy. Todd then is joined by Joe Markley, to shed some light on the controversy that unfolded around the primary and Bob Stefanowski. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
On Thursday's "Connecticut Today" with Paul Pacelli, Connecticut Independent Party Chairman Mike Telesca talked about possible legal action being threatened by Bob Stefanowski's gubernatorial campaign over the Independent Party's recent endorsement vote (0:24). Paul also had a few thoughts on the continued debate over President Biden's student loan relief order (9:36). Image Credit: Reuters
Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski, took listener questions from voter fraud to armed guards in Connecticut schools. ((00:10)) The Gates Foundation released a cancer study suggesting alcohol and smoking cause almost half of global cancer deaths. We spoke with Dr. Charles Cha with the Cancer Institute at St. V's about the latest information. ((14:58)) 33 high schoolers spent their summer taking on several conservation projects through the Beardsley Zoo. Director, Gregg Dancho, explains the Conservation Discovery Corps. ((24:18)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Todd opens the hour playing rants from the weekend, with calls on Biden, CT political campaigns, and more. Todd then is joined by CT GOP Gubernatorial Candidate; Bob Stefanowski. Bob shares some insight on the direction of the campaign, as well as asks for voters support seeking an endorsement from the Independent Party of CT. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Monday's "Connecticut Today" with Paul Pacelli kicked off a new week with news of a major change in Bob Stefanowski's GOP gubernatorial campaign (0:26). University of New Haven Professor Dr. Bradley Woodworth updated the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine (10:10). Image Credit: Hugh McQuaid / CTNewsJunkie
Todd is joined by GOP Gubernatorial Candidate; Bob Stefanowski to expand on his perspective as election season ramps up, as well as take questions from voters on how to attack Lamont, what he can do to fix his core issues, and more! Tune in from 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Connecticut's Republican primary voters heeded former President Donald Trump's call to nominate Leora Levy to run for U.S. Senate, and rejected their party's convention-endorsed candidate, former house minority leader Themis Klarides. In the aftermath of that vote, CT GOP Chairman Ben Proto's response to questions about Trump's influence on the GOP's identity was to ignore them, repeatedly. Proto declined to acknowledge even the slightest complication of a win that puts Levy on the same ticket with a gubernatorial nominee, Bob Stefanowski, who has labored to avoid any discussion of the former president. CT MIrror's capitol bureau chief Mark Pazniokas spoke to host Ebong Udoma about what Levy's win means for her party. You can read his story here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Thursday's "Connecticut Today" with Paul Pacelli featured news about a key move at the top of Bob Stefanowski's gubernatorial campaign (0:22). U.S. Navy veteran and Heritage Foundation analyst Brent Sadler joined us to chat about the current state of Navy readiness (8:45). Image Credit: Getty Images
The Batgirl movie has been shelved even though it is in the can and ready to show. I don't think that's a good use of 90 million dollars. Bob Stefanowski is a Republican running for Gov. of CT. Bob wants to bring the people of CT a big tax break.
Mark and Bob talk about the unfair taxes placed on the people of CT. The state has a budget surplus but is still raising taxes. Stefanowski says it's time for a change after the Democrats have controlled the state for over 40 years.
Todd opens the hour catching up on some more rants, as well as mixing in some calls here and there. Todd then is joined by Bob Stefanowski; who expands on why CT needs to fight for a better Government, and how Todd handled debating democratic candidate Erick Russell. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Todd opens the final hour of the afternoon with some rants, as callers air their opinions on electric cars, climate change, and our impact on the climate as it stands currently. Todd then is joined by CT GOP Gubernatorial Candidate; Bob Stefanowski, to share some of what he has been doing, and expand on some of the recent decisions from the Lamont administration. Tune in weekdays from 3-6 PM EST on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
This week's Flubble montage was 100% AJ, as a prank. Did he even pick up on it? (0:00) Comedian Pat Oates was in while Brian Foley called in to address yet another bank robbery in the state. Brian seemed very confident that the police had good information on a suspect, and that an arrest would be made very soon. (6:06) Gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski was on to talk about the unacceptable conditions in some state prisons and correctional services buildings, specifically what he witnessed in Cheshire. (20:49) Amanda Mammana is a Trumbull teen that went viral for her inspiring performance on "America's Got Talent." Amanda was on to talk about her decision to sing for a televised crowd, while dealing with a speech impediment. (35:02) Image Credit: tiero / iStock / Getty Images Plus
1. Facebook-owner Meta Platforms Inc was hit with two new lawsuits Monday accusing it of fueling eating disorders and other mental health problems in teenage users. Senator Richard Blumenthal shared breaking news out of the Commerce Committee. ((00:00)) 2. This week, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 32. But how much has Connecticut done to offer opportunities for disabled adults post-graduation and is there equality in the workplace? The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities gave us feedback. ((08:46)) 3. Bob Stefanowski is the Republican candidate for governor. He took listener questions from prison safety to law enforcement and recruitment shortages. ((19:35)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Todd is joined for the entire 3 PM hour by GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Bob Stefanowski, to take questions from voters, and expand on how he plans to reform the state and turn the tide for CT residents. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Todd expands on the hour-long conversation with Bob Stefanowski, as callers chime in on their thoughts around the response from Bob after answering multiple questions from concerned voters. Todd then takes calls regarding state pensions following a call on the issue. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy app!
Todd fields questions for listeners, before some callers begin to chime on on how they think Bob Stefanowski, and the CT GOP should approach the coming election with a winning attitude. Tune in 3-6 PM EST weekdays on WTIC NewsTalk 1080; or on the Audacy App!
Gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski admitted he thought he could make a better negative ad about himself than the one that is currently running. Plus, NYC residents were disturbed and concerned when a PSA began running recently sharing what to do in the event of a nuclear attack or explosion. (0:00) Marissa had some dog stories to share, as a vet tech she has seen quite a bit. First, a limping dog with no injuries, and then the strange things dogs try to eat on a regular basis. (17:39) Jimmy Koplik of Live Nation was on to share more information about the Bruce Springsteen show at Mohegan Sun Arena in March 2023. (28:11) Amanda with Largay Travel was on to alert any potential "traveling" Tribe members that there is a limited amount of space left available for Punta Cana. Plus, Chaz's single friend Mike shares why he agreed to be the third person in a room with another couple. (34:39) Dumb Ass News - Phil the producer shared with Chaz and AJ how he nearly lost thousands and thousands of dollars, while they were off on vacation last week. (45:39) Image Credit: Liudmila Chernetska / iStock / Getty Images Plus
1. A Connecticut mother shared her story of losing her newborn to a horrific illness called parechovirus. Kat Delancy told us about her son Ronan and what doctors found out too late. ((00:00)) 2. And continuing the conversation about parechovirus, Dr. Andrew Wong, a primary care physician with Hartford HealthCare Medical Group in Westport, informed us about the illness. What is it? How do you contract it? Can you test for it? How common is it? ((13:11)) 3. Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski, answered listener questions about his run for office and what he would do when it comes to hot-button topics. ((23:54)) 4. The Power to B jewelry collection was created to empower people with inspirational phrases. Now the founding sisters of the popular jewelry line have put those words into action by donating nearly $3,000 to charities that help families and children. ((36:22)) IMAGE CREDIT: iStock / Getty Images Plus
Todd breaks down some of the comments from Ned Lamont last week as the Roe v Wade fallout has gifted Ned an election topic, as he tries to plea to citizens of the state and nation that CT is a "safe harbor". Todd is then joined by GOP Gubernatorial Candidate; Bob Stefanowski, to expand on his experience at the Bridgeport Puerto Rican Parade over the weekend, and the excitement seen around the election. Tune in weekdays 3-6 PM EST on WTIC NewsTalk 1080, or on the Audacy app!
Todd opens the hour joined by CT GOP State Rep Candidate for Milford; Jeff Parkin, to share his vision as the campaign heats up with the elections coming quickly. Todd then is joined by CT GOP Gubernatorial Candidate; Bob Stefanowski, to speak on the fallout around Roe V Wade, and how to keep the focus on CT politics. Tune in weekdays 3-6 PM EST on WTIC Newstalk 1080 ;or on the new Audacy app!
Todd opens the show expanding on the story from Maine, and the ruling regarding school tax dollars going to some private schools in a small community. Todd then fields calls and as someone criticizes Bob Stefanowski, he calls in to respond to his complaints. Todd then is joined by Red Jahncke of The-Red-Line.com, to share his latest thoughts on the looming financial crisis seen on a national level. Tune in weekdays 3-6 PM EST on WTIC Newstalk 1080 ;or on the new Audacy app!
Todd expands on the voting structure, and the issues around political consultants, state workers, and the lack of truth seen around the state. Todd is then joined by CT GOP Gubernatorial Candidate; Bob Stefanowski, to expand on inflation in the state, and how we continue to push ourselves behind with careless spending, and legislation. Tune in weekdays 3-6 PM EST on WTIC Newstalk 1080 ;or on the new Audacy app!
Todd is joined by Scott Sweig, who filed a lawsuit against the school district regarding mascots following a vote that did not yield the results favored by the school board. Sweig expands on why this is such an important matter for residents of West Hartford, and doubles down on fighting back on this topic. For any information regarding the petition, email - HallConardUnited@gmail.com. Todd then is joined by GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Bob Stefanowski, to check in on the state of CT, and the effect inflation continues to have on voters. Tune in weekdays 3-6 PM EST on WTIC Newstalk 1080 ;or on the new Audacy app!
What rolls do the media play in the escalation of gun violence? Bob Stefanowski also joins Todd to discuss the new song that Gov Ned Lamont is seemingly endorsing. It talks about online gamboling and smoking pot as a gift from the Gov.