Former State Department of Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell has filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Connecticut, alleging her firing in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of racial discrimination.

Host John Henry Smith fills in and talks to Coleman-Mitchell and CTNewsJunkie’s Christine Stuart about the lawsuit and her 13 months in office.

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The episode was originally broadcast by WNPR and re-posted here as a embeddable podcast at CTPublic/WNPR.