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Former Governor Rowland Lands Radio Show

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    Gov. John G. Rowland is taking to the airwaves.

    Starting on Thursday, former John Rowland will be on the airwaves every afternoon.

    His new show brings together two topics that tend to lend to spirited, and sometimes explosion, discussion -- politics and religion.

    Rowland and Rev. Will Marotti, the senior pastor for New Life Church in Meriden will be joining up for a new show called “Church and State” on WTIC radio.

    By combining religion and politics, there are many possibilities for topics of discussion, including the death penalty.

    It’s a timely topic since the first trial in connection to the Cheshire home invasion has begun.

    “I think that’s going to be a lively discussion this week and next week,” Rowland said about the death penalty.

    Rowland and Rev. Marotti filled in for Jim Vicevich on WTIC with over July 4th radio.

    He served in Congress from 1985 to 1991 and served as governor from 1994 until 2004, when he stepped down after a federal criminal investigation into bid-rigging and accepting gifts from contractors and went on to serve 10 months in federal prison.

    He was hired as Waterbury's economic development coordinator in January 2008, which came with a salary of $90,000 to $120,000 a year. His hiring raised some questions because of the prison term.

    The new show starts on Thursday at 3:06 p.m.