After taking a no-talk-about-tolls pledge last week, host John Dankosky spends most of this episode talking about the issue with Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas, who says it has provided us with both comic relief and, now, something unprecedented at the state Capitol.

Later, Washington reporter Ana Radelat tells us about what she sees as Connecticut’s role in the Democratic primary season, now that Iowa and New Hampshire have cleared up… well, just about nothing.

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.