Gov. Ned Lamont announced the dissolution of Connecticut’s education partnership with hedge fund giant Ray Dalio’s philanthropic group, Partnership for Connecticut, on Tuesday morning in a hastily arranged press conference at the Capitol.

Gov. Ned Lamont joins us at the end of the first day of reopening in Connecticut to give us his read on Day 1 and outline what to expect in the second and third phases of reopening.

Gov. Ned Lamont

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Gov. Ned Lamont is cautiously optimistic, if not upbeat about Connecticut’s prospects for a safe and successful reopening.

In this special edition of “Steady Habits,” the governor offers his initial reaction as the first day of reopening was winding down in Connecticut. He also provided details on Phase 2 and Phase 3 of reopening, which are potentially one and two months away, respectively. He and host John Dankosky talk about the state’s preparedness for flare-ups and plans to continue expanding testing and contact tracing.

Later, the two also discuss the dissolution of the public-private education partnership with hedge fund mogul Ray Dalio’s foundation.

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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.