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Amid the high-profile deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain came news of a new CDC report outlining a rise in U.S. suicide rates. This hour, we take an in-depth look at the numbers with Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Plus: On the heels of last month’s violent storms, we hear about efforts underway to restore one of the state’s most damaged — and beloved — outdoor areas: Sleeping Giant State Park.
And finally: In search of a good ol’ non-fiction murder mystery? Or, better yet, one with a Connecticut twist? Look no further than New London’s The Day. A little later, reporter Karen Florin and digital news director Carlos Virgen take us behind the scenes of the newspaper’s new crime podcast, Case Unsolved. Have you been listening?
NPR: CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically – “Suicide is a major public health issue, accounting for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016 alone. That is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta decided to take a comprehensive look at suicides from 1999 to 2016.”
Connecticut Public Radio: After Devistating Storms, Hamden’s Sleeping Giant Has ‘Very Different’ Set Of Clothing – “According to the mayor’s office, the town suffered about $2 million in public property damage, six homes were destroyed. Statewide, the storm killed two people.”
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.