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Education, Housing, Social Services and Criminal Justice

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, Kelan Lyons & Adria Watson
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 (7 p.m.)

With the new session still in its early days, John Dankosky sat down with Jacqueline Rabe Thomas (housing and education reporter), Kelan Lyons (criminal justice reporter) and Adria Watson (education reporter) to discuss how the General Assembly plans to tackle Connecticut’s longstanding disparities and barriers to opportunity in education, housing, social services and criminal justice. The three offered insights on legislation under consideration and answer questions from viewers.

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John DankoskyEvent / Podcast Host

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.