Behind the Stories podcast: Connecticut budget battle & local elections

In this episode of UConn Jour­nal­is­m’s ‘Behind the Sto­ries’ pod­cast, the team ana­lyzes the sto­ry that kept on giv­ing dur­ing the Fall 2017 semes­ter: the Con­necti­cut bud­get battle.

UConn senior Caio Goncalves spoke toCT Mir­ror bud­get reporter Kei­th Pha­neuf, who broke down the many “hard choic­es” leg­is­la­tors had to make when it came down to even­tu­al­ly pass­ing the state bud­get many months late.

UConn junior Aman­da Cabral  inter­viewed Eugene Driscoll of the Val­ley Inde­pen­dent Sen­tinel, who explained how his small non-prof­it hyper­local pub­li­ca­tion has kept a fin­ger on the pulse of local pol­i­tics through the years.

The pod­cast is host­ed by senior UConn jour­nal­ism major Eliza Kan­ner.

Top pho­to:  From left, Eugene Driscoll, Edi­tor of the Val­ley Inde­pen­dent Sen­tinel, and CT Mir­ror bud­get reporter and UConn jour­nal­ism alum Kei­th Phaneuf.