The Wheelhouse: Should We Stay Or Should We Go? | Connecticut Public Radio

The Wheelhouse: Should We Stay Or Should We Go?

Oct 30, 2019

A battle over campaign lawn signs? Dueling opinion pieces about how great or terrible our state is? Big questions about how we’ll keep our population or lose it to those states down south? It sounds like your typical Wednesday in Connecticut. 

But what's typical, really, in this tiny, postage-stamp-sized state where everyone knows everyone else, but we still feel the need to bust ourselves into 169 little enclaves? Where we balance justified pride of place while nursing a sometimes crippling inferiority complex? Where we battle over all the ways we’re losing or failing, when -- if you look around -- you see a state that’s beautiful, diverse and dare I say, even exciting?

This hour, we consider all of these stories in the week’s news, and a lot more. We also look back our conversations here over the years, as it’s John Dankosky's last Wednesday hosting this program.


  • Colin McEnroe - Host of WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show 
  • Mark Pazniokas - Capitol bureau chief for the Connecticut Mirror 
  • Khalilah Brown-Dean - Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University; author of Identity Politics in the United States

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