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Matt Dwyer

Politic Producer / Reporter

Matt Dwyer produces The Wheelhouse, WNPR's journalist round table and news analysis show.  He also and reports for the station. Counting his time in college, Matt has been doing news on the radio in Connecticut since 1996, at stations including WTIC AM, WILI AM/FM, and WHUS FM. He has won regional Murrow Awards and Connecticut AP Awards.  

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The Wheelhouse roars back to life to confront tolls, the ways and means of Ned Lamont, and the latest Sheff V. O’Neill school desegregation settlement! 

Plus, the long-awaited reveal of the new Wheelhouse host, Lucy Nalpathanchil!

MATT DWYER / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO

One year ago today, in the early morning hours, flames destroyed the long-closed American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford.  

A Hartford police lieutenant is going to court against the operator of a blog critical of Hartford politicians and members of the police department. The case raises issues of freedom of speech and responsibility for that speech.

Courtesy of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum’s Great Hall and the Mammal Hall close Tuesday, Dec. 31, for a three-year renovation. Some of the big dinosaur fossils in the hall have to be taken apart so they can fit through the doors of the museum on their way out. 

MATT DWYER / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO

About 85,000 people will ride the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat’s Christmas trips this holiday season.

“We are going back to 1910, 1915, when our great-grandparents rode the rails. It’s a little simpler, a little easier,” railroad president Kevin Dodd said before climbing aboard a coal-fired locomotive for a fantastical trip to the North Pole.

In an effort to avoid talking about tolls yet again, The Wheelhouse flees to the icebound hell of New Haven. But there is no escape. Also we have discussion of gentrification and a glance at presidential endorsements in Connecticut.

Chion Wolf / Connecticut Public Radio

Several members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation were quick to endorse the articles of impeachment unveiled Tuesday morning by the leadership of the Democratic party. Describing President Donald Trump’s behavior as “gangsterlike,” Rep. Jim Himes said he feels particularly strongly about the second article, obstruction of Congress.