Windham, Willimantic, Bridgeport, and Hartford reject ‘unfair’ criticism

Windham (Willimantic), Bridgeport, and Hartford have been dogged by negative perceptions for decades. This was best exemplified by a 2016 viral video which counted down the alleged “ten worst” places in Connecticut. Which the video was heavily criticized, it is still online and racking up more and more views. Mieum Media reached out to the …

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Officials in New Haven, New Britain, and Meriden defend their cities

In 2016, the cities of Meriden, New Haven, and New Britain were all targeted in a viral video about Connecticut’s supposed “worst places.” The video may have been considered “unfair” by some, but given its view count, it is hard to argue that it does not prey upon decades-old stereotypes in the state. Mieum Media …

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Mayors of Derby, New London, and Waterbury fight back against stereotypes

The Connecticut cities of Waterbury, New London, and Derby were claimed to have been amongst the “worst places” in a popular viral video, which has been criticized for its accuracy. Mieum Media touched base with the mayors of the ten cities implicated in the video to push back on conventional wisdom. Today, we speak with …

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Debunking “The 10 WORST PLACES in CONNECTICUT explained” viral video

Several years ago, a video claiming to count down the “ten worst places” in Connecticut went viral. It played heavily on prevalent stereotypes and many have criticized its lack of accuracy. Mieum Media explores the video’s alleged methodology, its creators, and more! Over the next few weeks, Mieum Media will be publishing interviews with elected …

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Should Connecticut raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21?

Should Connecticut raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21? That’s the question health advocates are asking people in Connecticut to consider. They argue that given 95% of smokers start smoking before they’re 21 years old, this ban could help prevent young people from becoming addicted. But some question the bill’s effectiveness, and others question …

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Don’t stop, don’t shop? Grocery store workers in CT go on strike

Have you seen the Stop & Shop workers on strike? Although 31,000 unionized employees of grocery store chain Stop & Shop are fighting for what they consider to be a fair contract, the issues they raise have relevance beyond this specific strike. What does the future of employment in the United States look like? What …

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That time Connecticut’s borders extended to the Pacific Ocean, explained

Did you know that Connecticut’s borders once extended to the Pacific Ocean?  It may be hard to believe, but a document from the mid-1600s granted Connecticut control over a huge swath of land from present-day Rhode Island all the way to the Pacific Coast. It goes without saying that this is no longer the case, …

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