Democrats Used To Talk About 'Criminal Immigrants,' So What Changed The Party?

When bipartisan immigration discussions pop up, Democrats often insist it's hard to find a solution because of the GOP's immigration evolution . The days of Ronald Reagan endorsing an amnesty program and denouncing walls are long gone, replaced by President Trump's talk of "rapists" and quest for a wall. But the reality is that Democrats have moved, too, from when the party cited the flow of drugs and "criminal immigrants" two decades ago, the same arguments for border security that...

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Lamont, Once Reluctant, Now Open To Broader Highway Tolls

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s decision to expand his truck-only highway toll proposal to include all vehicles is getting mixed reaction from state lawmakers. Republicans accuse the Democratic governor of a bait and switch from his campaign promise. Democrats say the expanded tolls are more realistic.

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies; A High Priest Of High Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld, the German designer who was the artistic director of Chanel and Fendi and also created his own brand, has died in Paris. For years, Lagerfeld sought to obscure his age; he was reportedly 85. Lagerfeld worked with some of fashion's biggest design houses, showing a knack for reinventing classic styles with innovative flourishes. In the process, he brought Fendi to new heights in the 1960s and revamped Chanel after being named that brand's director in the 1980s. Chanel announced...

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Sports, Subsidies And The Economy

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Professional sports venues can be a boon to local economies, but should taxpayers be subsidizing sports teams? A new arena being built on Long Island and some past venues in the Connecticut area have been controversial. Are they building fields of dreams or the stuff of nightmares? Does having a sense of pride and team spirit outweigh the costs? Our guests:

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A class action lawsuit against Nassau County alleges a tax assessment freeze in 2010 discriminated against non-white homeowners.

Volunteers and state officials are optimistic Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden will reopen this spring, but have yet to set a specific date. The news comes following months of cleanup work after a series of devastating storms last year.

A group of 16 states has filed a lawsuit in a Northern California federal court against President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, calling the president's decision to use executive power to fund a border wall unconstitutional.


Every composer approaches writing music differently, and few are willing to share their earliest sketches, but that's exactly what Marty O'Donnell has done in a series of fascinating videos in which we get to hear his earliest thoughts for the suite, Music of the Spheres, which he wrote as a prequel for Destiny, created by Bungie.

I had a deep dive with Marty into his composing process as we listened to these fascinating sketches and to the finished recordings performed by an orchestra.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is giving it another go, launching a second campaign for the White House four years after surprising Democrats with a strong bid for the party's 2016 nomination.

"We began the political revolution in the 2016 campaign, and now it's time to move that revolution forward," the independent senator told Vermont Public Radio in an interview airing Tuesday morning.

Queen And Lambert To Rock The Oscars

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Queen will take the stage at the Oscars next weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.

"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?" the Academy tweeted. "We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's #Oscars."

A new report from British lawmakers on how social media is used to spread disinformation finds that Facebook and other big tech companies are failing their users and dodging accountability.

"The guiding principle of the 'move fast and break things' culture often seems to be that it is better to apologise than ask permission," said Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee that drafted the report. "We need a radical shift in the balance of power between the platforms and the people. The age of inadequate self regulation must come to an end."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has vowed to launch an investigation into whether top officials at the Justice Department and the FBI had plotted an "administrative coup" to drive President Trump out of office.

Kevin Bishop, a spokesperson for Graham, tells NPR that no date has been set yet for a hearing.

On Saturday, February 23, the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is presenting a concert version of Leonard Bernstein's classical musical, "West Side Story." Kate Remington talked with conductor Jonathan Yates about what makes this such an iconic work of American music.

The Norwalk Symphony's production is presented in collaboration with New Paradigm Theatre; Kristin Huffman, producing partner; and Shakespeare on the Sound's Claire Kelly, stage director.


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