As Governor Dannel Malloy prepares for a legislative session focused on education, many say the General Assembly needs to address other inequities, such as housing, in order to truly close the achievement gap. WNPR’s Neena Satija reports.
As New Haven’s new police chief rolls out his agenda - four months into the job - a return to what’s called “community policing” is at the centerpiece. WNPR’s Neena Satija reports on how things are going so far.
INGLES: “you got the 98, right?”
FELICIANO: “I got the 98.”
Officers Juan Ingles and Martin Feliciano are walking their beat in the Fair Haven Neighborhood of New Haven. When the city’s new police chief announced he was assigning 20 officers to walking beats across the city, these two got the 3 to 11pm shift.
We recorded Episode 34 about a week before Valentine's Day, so "love" was on the minds of our guest editors, dating coach Ronnie Ann Ryan, entrepreneur Danyel Aversenti, media personality Matt Scott, and freelance writer Sarah Kyrcz.
Making matters even more romantic was the fact that we recorded our gathering at John Davenport's on the 19th floor of the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, which possesses what I believe are some of the best views of New Haven.
We discussed topics ranging from spinsterhood to dating mistakes and the meaning of love.
Jennie May Royal could be thought of as an ordinary, everyday person—she wasn’t rich or famous—but her story, which was pieced together through scrapbooks and letters, is extraordinary. Through her story we catch a rare glimpse of everyday life for an African American woman in Connecticut between 1936 and 1961, before the American Civil Rights movement was in full swing.
As Myriad Genetic Laboratories nears its one millionth predictive genetic test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, the cost of the test has more than doubled, and the company’s 15-year patent monopoly is being challenged by critics who contend it is stymieing other potentially life-saving screening.
Connecticut’s students are falling behind in science, technology, engineering and math. All this week WNPR is examining this problem, and its implications for our 21st century workforce. Today, Harriet Jones reports on efforts by employers to address the lack of STEM skills.
This week on the Needle Drop, we're sampling tracks from Tramp, the latest album from Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. We'll also be listening to the schizophrenic pop stylings of of Montreal, and a hybrid of jazz and electronica on the new, self-titled Portico Quartet album.
Connecticut employers are saying that students in the state aren't coming into the workforce with the skills they need in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In part, that's because more than half of students who enter college thinking about a science major end up leaving the sciences before they graduate. In the third segment of our series on STEM education in Connecticut, WNPR’s Neena Satija reports on efforts to change that.
***UPDATE: Sujito Sajuti was released Friday, February 17. Immigration attorney, Rafael Pichardo says Sajuti was granted a stay of deportation meaning he can stay as long as he checks in with ICE on a regular basis. He was also granted a work authorization so he can be lawfully employed in Connecticut. Pichardo says Sajuti is looking forward to seeing his wife again. They've been apart for two months. LN
The phenomena that is Jeremy Lin provides an opportunity for the Media Lab to display our design chops. Check out Noelia Ortiz's and Kevin Marshall's creations and stock up on J-Lin gear in our CafePress store.
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that many of the nation’s fastest-growing and highest paid jobs require training in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as the STEM fields. But in Connecticut, an estimated 1,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled because applicants lack the skills they need.
Many middle and high school students seem to lose interest in studying STEM subjects. For our second report in a week-long series, we explore why.
16-year old Charlotte Harrison says she’s always liked math.
For the first time in 2012, we’re on the road in Norwich..."the Rose of New England."
On Groundhog Day...we took a trip to the Norwich Arts Center. A large crowd of committed community members came to join us and talk about their town...the local press was there. But sadly, some technical troubles kept us from broadcasting the show live.
Now - like the movie Groundhog Day - we’ll re-live our show all over again.
A Connecticut nun, chosen to lead a wide-ranging Vatican investigation of women’s religious orders in the United States, has submitted her final report to Church officials.
Mother Mary Clare Millea, Superior General of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Hamden, was appointed in 2008 to oversee the probe, called an “Apostolic Visitation”. The goal of this first-ever inquiry by the Vatican of American religious sisters was to evaluate their quality of life and learn why the numbers of women entering religious life have declined so dramatically.
News this week that the book world will soon mark the end of an era. Roxanne Coady, doyenne of independent booksellers, is putting up the “for sale” sign on her creation, RJ Julia. The store has been a fixture in Madison for more than 20 years. WNPR’s Harriet Jones went to visit.
You only need walk in the front door at RJ Julia to know this is Roxanne Coady’s mission. Coady left a lucrative corporate career when she was turning 40 to begin this personal passion. Now 22 years later, she says it’s time to move on again.
Generosity Unbound: How American Philanthropy Can Strengthen the Economy and Expand the Middle Class
In Generosity Unbound, Claire Gaudiani mounts a spirited defense of philanthropic freedom addressed to conservatives, liberals and centrists. She acknowledges the good intentions of those who favor greater regulation of private philanthropy, but powerfully demonstrates the dangers of this approach.