Episode 83: A Long Time Coming

Students in the UConn School of Medicine taking a break from classes and playing volleyball in the parking lot in front of temporary metal buildings that served the school before UConn Health was built.

This week, we talk with Ben Shaiken ’10 (CLAS), who was elected to the Mansfield Town Council in 2015 and is now deputy mayor, about his work in the nonprofit world and the challenges faced by elected officials; and we head back to the 1940s to learn how long it takes, once committees get involved, for a good idea to reach fruition (hint: a long time).