Adult Literacy Is A Real Problem. How Do We Fix It? | Connecticut Public Radio

Adult Literacy Is A Real Problem. How Do We Fix It?

Dec 16, 2019

Literacy. It's something many of us take for granted. The ability to read health forms, headlines, or the latest bestsellers. Yet, across the U.S., there are millions of adults who have difficulty reading.

This hour, we find out why. We talk with literacy experts and advocates, and we also hear from you.

Later in the hour, we hear about controversy in Killingly, Connecticut over a school mascot that Native Americans groups in Connecticut say is offensive. Connecticut Public’s Frankie Graziano will join us for more.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Komi Agbenohevi - Literacy student and Hartford, Connecticut resident 
  • Carol “CJ” Hauss - Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, a Connecticut-based nonprofit (@CarolHauss)
  • Kevin Morgan - President and CEO of ProLiteracy, an international nonprofit based in Syracuse, New York (@ProLiteracyceo)
  • Frankie Graziano – Reporter for Connecticut Public Radio (@FrankieGrazie6)

Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on January 17, 2019.