In the wake of Gov. Ned Lamont’s firing of Renee Coleman-Mitchell, the state’s public health commissioner, Jenna Carlesso and Mark Pazniokas of the Connecticut Mirror join John Dankosky for a special episode.

Renee Coleman-Mitchell, former state public health commissioner

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020

Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas and health reporter Jenna Carlesso break down the series of events that led to Gov. Ned Lamont’s firing of Department of Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell amid a global health crisis.

They tell host John Dankosky how this affects the state’s public health operations in the short term and what it means for the state’s response to COVID-19 in the coming months.

Listen to the episode using the player above.

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.