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The Wheelhouse: The Normalization Of Racism, Harrassment Of Female Politicians

Oct 23, 2019

The language of politics--of America, really--has gotten quite a bit uglier over the last few years. And the last few weeks in Connecticut are a case in point. Female political leaders from both major parties faced online insults and threats, and prompted a call from the governor and others for a more civil tone.

If that was the only hateful speech of the week, it’d be enough, but we have a republican party leader saying that a Donald Trump re-election would mean “riots will begin in liberal cities” and “blood will be spilled.”  Plus, we'll talk about how two UConn students were arrested this week for shouting racial slurs, caught on camera, and we'll discuss the trends shown by the latest Quinnipiac poll on impeachment.

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  • Colin McEnroe - host of WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show (@colinmcenroe)
  • Russell Blair - Content Editor at the Hartford Courant (@RussellBlairCT)
  • Kaitlyn Krasselt - Political Reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media (@kaitlynkresselt)

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