According to a study released this spring by the Kauffman Foundation, immigrants are more than twice as likely as native-born Americans to start businesses. Kola Zubair came to Connecticut from Nigeria because it was the one state where he had family, but he also found the supportive environment he needed to start his own clothing design company. WNPR’s J Holt brings us this story.\
Sports and superheroes have certain elements in common. Maybe I just want to think that because today we're going to talk about superhero movies like the Green Lantern and the Spider-Man Broadway musical.
Early in the career of Cassius Clay, a boxing writer saw him fight a lesser opponent and said it looked like a man trying to kill hornets with a shovel. That's not a bad description of the efforts to combat electronic spam.
Last year, Patrick Skahill and I arrived on one of the first days of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and attended, if that's the right word, "Susurrus," a play that unfolded in our heads as we walked though New Haven's Edgerton Park listening to the drama unfold on headphones.
While producing the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut," numerous interviews were conducted totaling over one hundred hours of footage. While only a small portion appears in the documentary, we are posting the interviews in their entirety to share the rich content with viewers.
Fred Calabretta was interviewed in the Fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary "The 60 in Connecticut." In an effort to share the many hours of footage and rich content that does not appear in the documentary, we are posting the full length interviews online.
For me, the champion of the nom de plume game will forever be Brian O'Nolan who wrote great modernist novels under the name Flann O'Brien and an important newspaper column in the Irish times under the pen name Miles nagCopaleen. (Miles of the Little Ponies.)
For years, the original manuscript of the novel Gone With the Wind was believed to have been destroyed. But as WNPR’s Diane Orson reports, the last four chapters recently re-appeared in a Southport, Connecticut library.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell tells the sweeping story of a headstrong Scarlett O’Hara and her turbulent love affair with Rhett Butler – set against the backdrop of the Civil War. The film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh received ten Academy Awards.
Do you sometimes wonder how your teen is ever going to survive on his or her own as an adult? Does your high school junior seem oblivious to the challenges that lie ahead? Does your academically successful nineteen-year-old still expect you to “just take care of” even the most basic life tasks?
Connecticut Magazine editor Charlie Monagan's new musical based on real events in Waterbury, Connecticut. And, big news -- a new hospice facility is about to be built on the east end of Long Island. Plus, Yale law professor Stephen Carter talks about his latest novel Jericho's Fall.
During the making of the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut" over a hundred hours of interviews were filmed. We are posting the complete interviews online to share the rich content that wasn't included in the program.
As part of the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut," we are posting the full length interviews of subjects interviewed for the project. Producers spent over a hundred hours conducting these interviews including this one of Butch Lewis.
Butch Lewis served in Vietnam, co-founded the Hartford Black Panther Party, and experienced first hand the social changes of the 1960s. “The whole 60s was a learning and growing era.”
On today's Politics, Burgers & Beer, Connecticut state Comptroller Kevin Lembo joins Faith, Rich Hanley, and the New Haven Independent's Paul Bass for the full hour. We'll talk Connecticut's fiscal/budget/labor situation, and we'd love it if you'd join the conversation: 203 776-WNPR. Live at 3pm!
Connecticut is host to hundreds of war memorials and monuments dating back all the way back to the Civil War. These memorials are usually very literal - depictions of heroic figures or commemorations of the war dead. Or they are truly monumental: points of civic pride meant to be gathering places for the community. But over time, memorials have grown increasingly conceptual and abstract, and are often a touchstone for controversy.
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Food writer and trained chef Randy Clemens presents 50 palate-expanding recipes that make the most of Sriracha’s savory punch, such as:Spicy Ceviche, Honey-Sriracha Glazed Buffalo Wings, Bacon-Sriracha Cornbread, the Ultimate Sriracha Burger, Peach-Sriracha Sorbet, and more.
Caio Fonseca's work is collected privately and by museums around the world. Fonseca comes from a family of artists and is an accomplished pianist. He divides his time between New York and his hillside studio in Pietrasanta, Italy.
This week a feud erupted between Hartford Courant columnist and blogger Rick Green and Frank Harris, a Courant columnist and chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University.
Firehouse 12 in New Haven is an innovative space that is part of a neighborhood resurgence in downtown New Haven. In fact, the jazz trumpeter and composer Taylor Ho Bynum says that there are only a few places like it in the world. It's a high-tech recording studio that presents avant garde jazz, while attracting a crowd to its downstairs cocktail bar. The setting is a renovated firehouse in the up-and-coming Ninth Square neighborhood, newly filled with restaurants and galleries.
In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications.
Frank and Bogumita Budleski immigrated from Poland in the early 20th century. Their two children, Frances and Stanley, grew up on the family farm in the Yalesville section of Wallingford. Frances attended Skidmore and New York University and taught and performed music in Wallingford for many years.
Inside their picture-perfect homes, the residents of this quiet California suburb are not at all what they seem.
Lance is a former weatherman, now a buff yogi, stay-at-home dad, and manager of his daughter’s Girl Scout troop’s cookie distribution. Belle is his precocious and quick-witted daughter. Darlene is a classic Type A work-a-holic, she has little time or patience for the needs of her husband and daughter.