Turco Talk Time

February 25, 2020

Lowering Insulin Costs

I join Newington resident Theresa Sanderson to discuss HB 5175 and SB 1. Theresa is the administrator of West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center, which employs more than 230 employees and just last month, Theresa's 19-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. Supplies and insulin for one month cost more than $400. We must address the high costs and ensure this life-saving medication is available to everyone. 


February 13, 2020

Shining a Light on Human Trafficking

President of the Newington Rotary Club David Tedeschi joins me for this episode of Turco Talk Time to discuss how we can end human trafficking. This is an issue that affects urban, suburban, and rural communities across our state. 


May 31, 2019

Electric Vehicles

Joining me for this installment of Turco Talk Time is Sierra Club volunteer and Newington resident Noah Cross to talk about the importance of supporting initiatives that increase the use of electric vehicles and the positive impact that has on the environment.


May 28, 2019

Elderly Home Care

In this installment of Turco Talk Time, I talk with Newington resident and advocate John Shulansky of EldersChoice, CT about getting safe and adequate care at home for the elderly.


May 10, 2019

Access To Birth Certificates

In this installment of Turco Talk Time, I join with Newington resident Kathy Flaherty to discuss birth certificates and access by adult adoptees.

Senate Bill 972 allows access for those that are 18 years old and over.


May 8, 2019

Aging In Place

Alzheimer’s is a condition that affects many families in Newington and across the state. In this installment of Turco Talk Time I join Newington resident and Registered Nurse Kaitlin Cuas. She discusses her work to get the services to patients in need, activities and techniques that help stave off Alzheimer’s and resources available for patients and families in Newington and the state.


May 6, 2019

Student Loan Debt

In this installment of Turco Talk Time, I join with UConn Political Science Major and Newington resident Jessica Weaver to discuss student loan debt and my House Bill 6472 to provide a tax credit for graduates.


April 30, 2019

Climate Change

Joining me for this installment of Turco Talk Time is Sierra Club volunteer and Newington resident Noah Cross to talk about climate change and the importance of supporting initiatives to help protect the environment.


April 29, 2019

Early Voting

Participation in the electoral process is the foundation of our Democracy. In this installment of Turco Talk Time, I am joined by activist and Newington resident Terry LaPenta to talk about the importance of voting and implementing an early voting process in Connecticut. To sign up for regular updates on early voting send email to: VotingRightsCT@gmail.com


April 24, 2019

First Time Home Buyers Accounts

Joining me for this installment of Turco Talk Time is Real Estate Agent Michele Devanney to talk about first time home buyer savings accounts and how these accounts will help those wishing to purchase a home in the state.

SB 904 was favorably voted out of the Insurance Committee that I am member of and I look forward to seeing it’s continued progress.


April 16, 2019

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to talk about this issue I was joined by Sarah Gallardo who has been a champion in creating programs that address and help victims of abuse and sexual assault. Thank you to Sarah and to find out about events and ways to help, visit Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence on Facebook.


April 3, 2019

People With Disabilities

People with disabilities are a particularly vulnerable segment of the population – in this Turco Talk Time video I am joined by Executive Director Kathy Flaherty of the CT Legal Rights Project to talk about the work being done to make sure people with disabilities are properly represented in our policy decisions.


March 29, 2019

Youth Financial Literacy

UConn Political Science Major and Newington resident Jessica Weaver joined with me recently on Turco Talk Time to discuss youth financial literacy.


March 20, 2019

Breast Screening Coverage

I had a great time recording my first “Turco Talk Time” video in Newington with breast cancer prevention advocate and Newington resident, Jan Kritzman. Jan is a very knowledgeable and committed advocate on the issue of health insurance coverage for ultrasounds for women with dense breast tissue.

For more information visit AreYouDense.org