Heroin ‘skit’ leads to backlash; new Q-Poll shows Trump/Clinton ahead in state

CT Pulse, a show on politics, what’s trending in the Constitution state and more, airs Wednesdays at 12:30. Watch it on demand later, or see this week’s show below:

CT Pulse is hosted by Kate Czaplinski and Josh Fisher, both former Connecticut newspaper editors. Josh is HAN’s executive producer and Kate is news director.

This week, Trumbull Times Editor Steve Coulter stops by to discuss backlash to a heroin skit on Saturday Night Live.

Theresa Doonan, a Trumbull mother and founder of HeroinKillsCT is petitioning against last weekend’s two-minute, farcical drug advertisement skit “Heroin AM” that markets to parents who “want to use heroin but also want to get stuff done.”

Josh and Kate give their take on the backlash.

A cartoon on Gov. Malloy's proposed cuts to ECS grants at area schools — Douglas Smith

A cartoon on Gov. Malloy’s proposed cuts to ECS grants at area schools — Douglas Smith

In other news, Donald Trump is close to sweeping the Connecticut Republican Primary next week, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also has a nearly 10-point lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), according to the Q-Poll released on Wednesday morning, April 20.

We examine the poll and upcoming primary more closely. We also take a look at some of the other state news we are following this week.

Finally, Cartoonist Doug Smith helps us wrap things up with a look at his editorial cartoons this week.

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