A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change

Spurred by what they see as a sluggish, ineffectual response to the existential threat of global warming, student activists from around the world are skipping school Friday, for what organizers call a Global Climate Strike. The young activists are protesting as the U.N. prepares to hold its Climate Action Summit on Monday in New York City. The strike's figurehead is 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who traveled from Sweden to New York on an emissions-free sailboat . A little over...

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New York Public Finance Commission Hearing Overshadowed By Arguments On Fusion Voting

Tempers flared at a public hearing of a commission formed to enact a public campaign financing system for New York. But the tensions centered not on that proposal, but on the commission’s decision to also consider whether to end fusion voting, which allows candidates to run on multiple ballot lines.

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Ganim Calls For Supervised Voting In November

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim says he plans to write the secretary of the state and request supervised balloting for the November mayoral election.

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Richard Robinson, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, talks about his life, the law and the urgent need for civil discourse in our country. Our guests:

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Connecticut regulators have approved a contract between the owner of the Millstone nuclear power plant and the state’s two major electric distribution companies.

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Health officials on Long Island will test private wells in East Hampton for drinking water contaminants.

There is nostalgia, and there is Downton Abbey.

Nostalgia bathes the past in a golden light that falls patchily, shining clear and steady on what was tidy and genteel, while leaving an era's ugliest, most brutal recesses sunk in shadow.

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A Long Island native will set sail across the Atlantic Ocean in October with an all-female crew of 11 to study the impact that plastic pollutants have on women’s health. 

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says his plan to shift $20 billion of New York’s retirement fund away from carbon polluters will begin with divesting from the coal industry.

Public Hearing Held On New London State Pier

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More than 200 people turned out to the Connecticut Port Authority’s public meeting in New London this week.

The Economic Impact Of Farmers Markets

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Farmers markets in the U.S. are a $1 billion business – and they’re growing, both in number and in the variety of products they sell. We’ll discuss how these markets boost the economies of farmers and local communities, with guests:

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A potentially disturbing new PSA from a Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group is drawing national attention.

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Connecticut Attorney General William Tong says his office would be better equipped to defend immigrant workers if state lawmakers expand it to include a civil rights division.

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