Arts/Culture

History
3:09 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Another Way to Cross

June 14, 2013 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the “Swing Bridge” across the Connecticut River in East Haddam, Connecticut.   While most drawbridges have a section that moves up and down to accommodate river traffic, the East Haddam bridge has a section that swings open like a gate to allow vessels to pass through.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:22 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

So You Think You Can Fake A Vermeer?

The Colin McEnroe Show
3:22 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

So You Think You Can Fake a Vermeer?

Where We Live
9:45 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Hop On Board The Caravan of Thieves

Chion Wolf

The music of Caravan of Thieves is just about what you'd expect from a band with that name.

Their gypsy-rock hybrid has won them legions of fans around the country - a community they lovingly call "Freaks." And they’re back home, playing in Stafford Springs tomorrow night at the Palace Theater.

Today, we'll talk to this Connecticut-based band that's fronted by husband and wife duo Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni.

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Where We Live
10:43 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Balancing Privacy & Security, Fate of the Office of Early Childhood, and Welcome Rick Perry?

Ian Britton, "Photo Phiend",Ed Schipul (Flickr Creative Commons)

Today, it’s another edition of “The Wheelhouse” - our weekly Wednesday wade into the news and politics. What’s on tap?

Well, your phone for one...Bill Curry and Glenn Sulmasy debate the NSA surveillance program and privacy vs. security.

We’ll clean up a few of the messes left behind after the state legislative session, including the spending cap that’s more of a spending “suggestion” - and the Office of Early Childhood that has funding, but doesn’t yet exist.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:49 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Authors of Occult America and Bound To Last

Indi Samarajiva/flickr creative commons

From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and personas—from Freemasonry to Spiritualism, from Madame H. P. Blavatsky to Edgar Cayce—dramatically altered the nation’s culture, politics, and religion. Yet the mystical roots of our identity are often ignored or overlooked. Mitch Horowitz joins us to talk Occult America, his study of the esoteric undercurrents of our history and their profound impact across modern life.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:44 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

The Secrets of Lost Cats

Stewart Black/flickr creative commons

You've seen them. Hanging on telephone poles and posted on supermarket bulletin boards.

But have you ever wondered about the stories behind them?

When her orange tabby, Zak, disappeared, Nancy Davidson did what countless people before her had done. She made a lost cat poster. And after days of frantic searching, she found him. Nancy was ecstatic. Zak seemed happy, too—although being a cat, it was hard to tell.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:44 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

The Secrets of Lost Cats

Stewart Black/flickr creative commons

You've seen them. Hanging on telephone poles and posted on supermarket bulletin boards.

But have you ever wondered about the stories behind them?

When her orange tabby, Zak, disappeared, Nancy Davidson did what countless people before her had done. She made a lost cat poster. And after days of frantic searching, she found him. Nancy was ecstatic. Zak seemed happy, too—although being a cat, it was hard to tell.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:07 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Minding Your Digital Manners

KnitXcorE's on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:07 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Minding Your Digital Manners

KnitXcorE's on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:18 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Recipe Girl Cookbook

Melissa Doroquez/flickr creative commons

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:18 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Food Schmooze: The Recipe Girl Cookbook

Melissa Doroquez/flickr creative commons

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History
4:22 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Getting There from Here

For many of today’s drivers, tools like Google Maps and GPS devices have made turn-by-turn directions a familiar—even essential—part of getting from point A to point B. But this isn’t a new idea and didn’t start in Silicon Valley. In the early days of the automobile, “route guides” included turn-by-turn directions compiled by amateur and professional “pathfinders.” In 1901, Charles Howard Gillette, a Hartford native, published the Official Automobile Blue Book.

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History
4:22 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Getting There From Here

For many of today’s drivers, tools like Google Maps and GPS devices have made turn-by-turn directions a familiar—even essential—part of getting from point A to point B. But this isn’t a new idea and didn’t start in Silicon Valley. In the early days of the automobile, “route guides” included turn-by-turn directions compiled by amateur and professional “pathfinders.” In 1901, Charles Howard Gillette, a Hartford native, published the Official Automobile Blue Book.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:22 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

The Nose: The NSA Is Logging Your Outraged Tweets About Game of Thrones

Flickr Creative Commons, ElectronicFrontierFoundation

Ordinarily on The Nose, we don't dive right into hard news, but it's hard to ignore the disclosures from the last few days about FISA, phones, PRISM and government access to Internet servers.

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Where We Live
11:17 am
Fri June 7, 2013

What Music Are You Listening To?

Chion Wolf

The weather is heating up, the car windows are rolling down and the summer music season is upon us.

If you’re getting bored with that album that is sooooo 2012, or maybe even 1992, then you’ll want to hear some recommendations from our guests today.

Anthony Fantano from WNPR’s The Needle Drop and Rick Sinkiewicz, the co-owner of Red Scroll Records join us in-studio to share what they’ve been listening to and what they think you should check out as well.

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Where We Live
10:44 am
Fri June 7, 2013

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness

Samaia Hernandez

Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness has been an unlikely and controversial best seller.

In it, Alexander makes the case that the prison system we have long filled with a disproportionate number of young black men is not just a byproduct of policy decisions, but an intentional effort to undo the civil rights movement.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:33 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Saturday Night Live's Christine Ohlman On Blues Music & Slow Dancing With Chris Farley

Chion Wolf

What can you say about the Blues? Maybe more than any other musical form, it exists to explore the ineffable -- and to guide us almost wordlessly along that corridor connecting sorrow to joy.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:38 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Faith Middleton's Book Show: June 6, 2013

katerha/flickr creative commons

The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

 

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:38 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Book Show: June 6, 2013

katerha/flickr creative commons

The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

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News
11:34 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Quasimoto Raps and Bibio Dreams

This week on The Needle Drop, we'll be trying out new tracks from Queens of the Stone Age, Integrity, and Primal Scream. We'll also be listening to the latest full-lengths from Quasimoto and Bibio.

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The Needle Drop
11:34 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Quasimoto Raps and Bibio Dreams

This week on The Needle Drop, we'll be trying out new tracks from Queens of the Stone Age, Integrity, and Primal Scream. We'll also be listening to the latest full-lenghts from Quasimoto and Bibio.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:22 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Summer Events Roundup

Fora do Eixo/flickr creative commons

Tell us about great things to see and do in Connecticut and New York this summer. Call in and tell us about an event—music, lectures, museums, films, festivals, benefits—that you want everyone to know about. The welcome mat is out.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:22 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Summer Events Roundup

Fora do Eixo/flickr creative commons

Tell us about great things to see and do in Connecticut and New York this summer. Call in and tell us about an event—music, lectures, museums, films, festivals, benefits—that you want everyone to know about. The welcome mat is out.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:12 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Authors of Agent Garbo and The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind

John Goode/flickr creative commons

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day
by Stephen Talty

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:12 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Authors of Agent Garbo and The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind

John Goode/flickr creative commons

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day
by Stephen Talty

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:00 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Do You Have A Connecticut Accent?

Flickr www.freestock.ca

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:00 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Do You Have a Connecticut Accent?

Flickr www.freestock.ca

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Where We Live
11:37 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Ladies of Twain

The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford was in danger of being shut down back in 2008 after years of bad financial management.  But the struggle to save the 19 room mansion has been one that’s been going on for much longer.

It’s taken years of research, a lot of money and a little bit of luck to restore the house and make it a destination for visitors - who get to experience what it looked like when Mark Twain smoked cigars in his billiard room.

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