Arts/Culture

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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News
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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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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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:29 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

What To Do About Being Too Busy

Courtney Dirks, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:29 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

What To Do About Being Too Busy

Courtney Dirks, Flickr Creative Commons

First off, let me apologize to all the people I have spoken to in the last couple of years who have asked me how I am. My response has invariably been, "Busy." Which, I've decided, is a crap answer. In my defense, I really meant it. I sincerely believed that the word that summed up how I am was "Busy."

But what does that even mean? I used to think it meant I have so many different jobs and work responsibilities that I'm unable to do a whole bunch of other things, although I'm not even sure what those things are.

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Jazz Music
6:21 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Linda Oh On Piano Jazz

Linda Oh.
Vincent Soyez Courtesy of the artist

With the bass, "you have a lot more power than you may think," Linda Oh says. Born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, her family moved to Western Australia, where she started out playing bass in rock bands. Since discovering the double bass, Oh become a steady presence on the scene, whether playing with a string quartet, composing for film or covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which she does here with "Soul to Squeeze" in a set with host Jon Weber.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:38 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Live From The Berkshire International Film Festival

Chion Wolf

It began last night with a documentary about some of the greatest backup singers in rock and roll history, including Darlene Love, who is here, and a short film featuring Tony Shalhoub, who was here.

It will close with a screening of the much anticipated film "Frances Ha" directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Greta Gerwig, both of whom will be here. And in between, the Berkshire International Film Festival will show 26 other documentaries, 24 other feature films and 23 other shorts. Roughly 20 different countries will be represented in the mix.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:38 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Live From The Berkshire International Film Festival

Chion Wolf

It began last night with a documentary about some of the greatest backup singers in rock and roll history, including Darlene Love, who is here, and a short film featuring Tony Shalhoub, who was here.

It will close with a screening of the much anticipated film "Frances Ha" directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Greta Gerwig, both of whom will be here. And in between, the Berkshire International Film Festival will show 26 other documentaries, 24 other feature films and 23 other shorts. Roughly 20 different countries will be represented in the mix.

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