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CTNewsJunkie Listener

By CTNewsJunkie
CTNewsJunkie Listener will carry podcasts and/or audio news stories produced by CTNewsJunkie.com, which is an independent news website covering politics and public policy in the state of Connecticut.

Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics.
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Justin Farmer, Abdul Osmanu, and Mariam Khan Build the JAM Coalition in Hamden
In a special edition of the Be the Change podcast, three young politicians talk about their coalition in Hamden. Justin Farmer, Abdul Osmanu, and Mariam Khan, known as "JAM," share what they have heard while door-knocking, why they stayed in Hamden after graduation, and why their bond is special. CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics. #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
44:22
October 14, 2021
Jessica Weaver: Newington's School Board Finds A Way Forward Through The Pandemic
Jessica Weaver, a member of the board of education in Newington, returns to the podcast to discuss the decisions the Newington school board has had to make regarding school reopening, plans for graduation ceremonies, and potential long-term effects of the pandemic on education. –Emily DiSalvo CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics. #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
29:20
January 27, 2021
Be The Change: State Sen. Will Haskell and West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor Talk Climate Change
In the latest episode of "Be the Change," state Sen. Will Haskell returns to the podcast to talk about the importance of tackling climate change, a global issue, on a local level. Additionally, West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, who recently won a national climate change award, shares what her city is doing to help. CTNewsJunkie Listener is our podcast channel where we are broadcasting interviews and/or audio news stories. Our first podcast series is called Be The Change, and is hosted by reporter Emily DiSalvo, who plans to interview the young people who have run for office or otherwise work in politics. –Emily DiSalvo #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
28:19
January 14, 2021
Middletown And Its Small Businesses Get Creative to Survive COVID-19
Main Street in Middletown is home to nearly 200 independent businesses and restaurants. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has caused economic strife for establishments like these. In the latest episode on CTNewsJunkie Listener, Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim, a Be the Change guest, as well as several business owners weigh in on getting creative to help the thriving downtown area survive the pandemic. –Emily DiSalvo #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
14:03
December 11, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Rajan Doering
Rajan Doering is a junior at Quinnipiac and also is the first guest on Be the Change who lost the race he set out to win. Doering ran for school board in his hometown of Wallingford and we discuss why he thinks he lost, the importance of being involved in local government, and why he believes we should do away with divisive political discussion. –Emily DiSalvo #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
21:52
December 10, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview with Adelina Cirikovic, Avon Board of Assessment Appeals
Adelina Cirikovic is a member of the Avon Board of Assessment Appeals as well as a sophomore at Quinnipiac University. She talks about her time on the board, being a young conservative woman on a college campus, and the importance of bipartisanship. –Emily DiSalvo #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
23:05
November 30, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Jared Todd
Jared Todd is the first non-elected official to be featured on Be the Change. As director of external affairs for the lieutenant governor, Todd works with constituents and helps to plan events. He shares why working with Susan Bysiewicz is his dream job. –Emily DiSalvo #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
24:38
November 18, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Tyler Flanigan of the Wethersfield Town Council
Tyler Flanigan is serving on the Wethersfield Town Council while studying at the University of Connecticut. Flanigan talked about his dream to make living in Connecticut more affordable, why he loves Wethersfield, and his uncertainty about where his career will take him next.  –Emily DiSalvo #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
25:45
November 11, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Jessica Weaver of the Newington School Board
Today on Be the Change, Jessica Weaver, a 22-year-old member of the Newington Board of Education, discussed her passion for financial literacy and gender equity, her views on Joe Biden and her many plans for the future. –Emily DiSalvo #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
30:49
October 28, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart
Today on Be the Change, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart talks about her Republican identity, tackling homelessness during COVID-19 and balancing motherhood with being a mayor. –Emily DiSalvo #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from BenSound.)
27:60
October 21, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Justin Farmer of the Hamden Legislative Council
Justin Farmer, 25, is currently serving on the Hamden Legislative Council. He ran for the District 17 state senate seat this year but lost to Jorge Cabrera in an August primary. Farmer discusses how he became "radicalized" into running for office and what it means to be an "activist" politician. –Emily DiSalvo  #BeTheChange #Connecticut #Politics (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from Ben Sounds.)
34:47
October 14, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Middletown City Councilman Ed Ford Jr.
Councilman Ed Ford Jr. of Middletown knew he was meant to be involved in politics ever since he ran for vice president of his senior class at Middletown High. After that, he served on the Board of Education and now at age 23, he's on the city council hoping to bridge the partisan divide on issues that both parties can agree on. (The music in these podcasts came royalty-free from Ben Sounds.) #BeTheChange
36:11
September 29, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With New Haven Alder Eli Sabin
Eli Sabin, a New Haven city alder representing a district that is 60% Yale University students, is a Yale student himself. He is also director of the Connecticut Progressive Caucus. We talk about issues related to affordable housing and how it relates to desegregation, and why he loves New Haven so much. (The music in these podcasts came royalty free from Ben Sounds.) #BeTheChange
27:49
September 11, 2020
Election 2020: An Interview With Connecticut State Senate Candidate Kim Healy
Kim Healy is running for state Senate in Connecticut against incumbent Will Haskell. She is hoping to bring a common sense, fiscally responsible vision to the Capitol. Her experience as an accountant and longtime volunteer in the town of Wilton have given her the background to talk with community members about issues that matter to them. In this podcast, Healy discusses her plans if elected, the importance of civil political discussion, and the role of police. (The music in these podcasts came royalty free from Ben Sounds.) #election2020
25:29
September 01, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Connecticut State Senator Will Haskell
Will Haskell started running for office even before he graduated from college. Once elected to Connecticut's state Senate, the 24-year-old pushed for affordable college, improved transportation, and climate-friendly policies. On Be The Change, Haskell talks about being a young person in politics, his plans if re-elected, and his hopes to one day attend law school. (The music in these podcasts came royalty free from Ben Sounds.) #BeTheChange #Election2020
38:34
September 01, 2020
Be The Change: An Interview With Middletown CT Mayor Ben Florsheim
First up on #BeTheChange with Emily DiSalvo, a conversation with Mayor Ben Florsheim of Middletown, CT. Elected in 2019 at the age of 27, Florsheim is one of Connecticut's youngest politicians. Florsheim, who attended Wesleyan University, is originally from the Midwest. In today's episode, we discuss why he chose to stay in Middletown after college, leadership during the pandemic, racial justice, and his plans for the future. #BeTheChange
40:49
August 18, 2020