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It's been one week since the Child Victim Act went into effect in New York, and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against churches, schools, and the scouts.

 

Meanwhile, Hearst Connecticut Media has concluded a nationwide investigation into how the Boys and Girls Club has failed to protect children from abusers. 

 

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This year the total number of deaths by drug overdose in the US dropped for the first time since 1990.  That’s because the number of deaths by prescription opioid painkillers also dropped. But fatal ODs linked to fentanyl and methamphetamine are on the rise.  What’s being done in our region to stop this trend?

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Connecticut and New York have led the country in passing tough gun laws. Could they be a model in the national debate? We'll discuss with:

Week In News: August 9, 2019

Aug 9, 2019
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We look at the “red flag” laws in Connecticut, how the recent violence in El Paso and the raids in Mississippi are impacting immigrant communities on Long Island and where our local representatives in Washington stand on impeachment proceedings. Our guests:

Making Schools Safer

Aug 8, 2019
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New York passed a law banning the arming of teachers in classrooms. Meanwhile, the state’s comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, has found many schools are not prepared for emergencies, including shootings. In Connecticut lawmakers keep pushing for more school safety rules. We'll discuss school safety with guests:

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