Arts/Culture

The Faith Middleton Show
11:09 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Playdate

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.

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The Faith Middleton Show
11:09 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Playdate

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

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:26 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Nationally Recognized Sculptor Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke  is an environmental sculptor with a host of creative abilities. Her work has incorporated lighting, glass, metal, and natural materials.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:26 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Nationally Recognized Sculptor Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke

Joy Wulke  is an environmental sculptor with a host of creative abilities. Her work has incorporated lighting, glass, metal and natural materials.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Thu May 26, 2011

Pucker Up and Blow: the World of Whistling

Chion Wolf

We got interested in whistling after the Library of Congress launched its National Jukebox, an amazing online compilation of playable, often scratchy music from the library's collection. There's a lot of music there, including a whole section devoted to whistling. (Also yodeling, but that's another show ... )

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:54 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Faith Middleton's Book Show

Casey Fleser

Join Faith and her book buddies for their latest recommendations on great books.

 

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:54 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Book Show

Casey Fleser

Join Faith and her book buddies for their latest recommendations on great books.

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Public Spaces
4:40 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

New Beginnings for New Haven's Institute Library

Uma Ramiah

New Haven is home to one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America. The Young Men's Institute Library hired a new executive director in February, and hopes to become the center of community life it was nearly 200 years ago.

Tucked between a vacant storefront and a tattoo parlor in the Young Men's Institute Library in New Haven would be easy to miss. But on a recent Saturday morning, volunteers could be found renovating the unused top two floors of the library. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:04 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze: The Weekly Supper Club

Anybody who minds an obscenity or two in their cookbooks will want to skip this one.  The rest of you, I bet I have your undivided attention.  

The cookbook in question is called Forking Fantastic.  Obviously you've got to be a little polite on the cover to get it into bookstores.  Also, obscenities in a cookbook, this is a growth opportunity for book burners everywhere.

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The Needle Drop
1:06 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Indie, Indie Everywhere!

This week on the Needle Drop, it's independent rock, pop, and electronic music from all over the world: Brazil, Denmark, Australia, and even the UK. We'll also be dropping new tracks from Bon Iver, and diving into the new Balkans album.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:57 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Faith Middleton Show: Mothers of Bedford

Joshua Davis

Mothers of Bedford is a feature length documentary film that follows five women incarcerated in New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. 

The film examines the struggles and joys these five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child's first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives in with her mother, and the biggest celebration of the year, Mother's Day in prison!

See a screening of this film June 23.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:17 pm
Tue May 24, 2011

Celebrating Three Famous 'Harriets'

Chion Wolf

***Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti will perform as Harriet Tubman Monday, July 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. at John J. Sullivan's in Ansonia.***

Today we're doing an all-Harriet show, featuring Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman and Harriet the Spy.

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Documentary
10:10 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Joe Hoke

Joe Hoke, veteran advertising executive, was interviewed in the fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut."  In an effort to share the many hours of rich content that does not appear in the hour long documentary, we are making this full length interview available on-line.  

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:38 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Mystic Aquarium

Chion Wolf

We’re On the Road again! Today we take you to Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. We’ll explore the fascinating lives of whales, penguins, sharks, seals, sea lions—all the wonders of the undersea world. We’ll talk to scientists, trainers, educators, and explorers—and a few marine mammals will talk to us (and you)! And don't miss Chion Wolf's amazing photographs of our day at the Aquarium!

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:43 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Gearing Up For The Rapture & (More) Men Behaving Badly

Flickr Creative Commons, Metro Centric

One of our cops and robbers traditions -- as static as Kabuki -- is the perp walk.

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History
1:55 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Making Connecticut

Simon Raahauge DeSantis, 2010

What is Connecticut’s story? What happened and who’s in it? Ambitious questions, and the Connecticut Historical Society’s new permanent exhibit, Making Connecticut, is the place to go to explore some answers. Opening on May 25, Making Connecticut is the state’s only overview exhibit of Connecticut history. Displaying more than 500 artifacts, clothing items, documents, images, and photographs, it’s about how Connecticut has changed from the 1500s to today, focusing on people, their lives and work, and the world around them.                                        

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:20 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

Alan Arkin

The Colin McEnroe Show
2:29 pm
Thu May 19, 2011

How We Lost The Night

Flickr Creative Commons, Aitor Escauriaza

In Paris, along the Rue Mouffetard is the Place de la Contrescarpe.

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Documentary
4:17 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Carrie Saxon Perry

Carrie Saxon Perry, community activist in Hartford, was interviewed in the late fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s inConnecticut."  While small portions of her interview do appear in the documentary, her full length interview is only available online.

Interview Synopsis:

In the 1960s Carrie Saxon Perry worked as a community activist in Hartford.  She experienced first hand the frustrations and rewards of rolling up her sleeves and helping the poor and disenfranchised in her home town.  

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:39 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Food Schmooze: Mr. Sunday's Soup

Salmon Chowder

Serves 6

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Contract Negotiations
3:36 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

New Haven Musicians Protest Symphony Cuts

Uma Ramiah

Contract negotiations are underway between musicians and management of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. But some of the proposed changes have performers taking to the streets. 


Dressed in her concert black, cellist Chris Coyle stood in front of Woolsey Hall, passing out bright yellow flyers to audience members as they arrived for an evening performance by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

"We're afraid that our next season we're going to be cut down to the bone, playing very small works, leaving out some of our colleagues."

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:25 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Mormons In Connecticut

Flickr Creative Commons, cliff1066™

No religion that I can think of transformed its reputation as rapidly as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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The Needle Drop
12:20 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Black Metal Gets a Makeover

This week on the Needle Drop, we've got some uplifting doom ballads from Jesu's latest LP, Ascension, and some danceable art pop on the new Wild Beasts album, Smother.

The Brooklyn band Liturgy also gives the dark art of black metal a musical makeover on their new LP, Aesthethica.

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Documentary
10:42 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Charles Vendetti

While making the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut," producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Charles Vendetti, photo journalist and fashion photographer, was one of them.  His photographs can be seen in the documentary along with his commentary.  His full length interview is now available online.  

Interview Synopsis

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:25 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Being Pagan

Flickr Creative Commons, epimetheus

In 1979, Margot Adler's book "Drawing Down the Moon" drew back the curtain on a highly developed and surprisingly well-populated world of of wiccans, covens, neopagans, goddess-worshipers, druids and even a group of people calling themselves "Radical faeries."

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:25 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Being Pagan

Flickr Creative Commons, epimetheus

In 1979, Margot Adler's book "Drawing Down the Moon" drew back the curtain on a highly developed and surprisingly well-populated world of of wiccans, covens, neopagans, goddess-worshipers, druids and even a group of people calling themselves "Radical faeries."

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:11 pm
Mon May 16, 2011

Tech Talk: Microsoft and Skype and Google, Oh My!

Flickr creative commons, Basheer Tome

The Colin McEnroe Show
3:16 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Prom, Marriage And Death

Flickr Creative Commons, iluvcocacola

This week the New York Times got interested in political marriages.

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History
2:21 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

Hartford’s Great Fire Commissioner

Between 1864 and 1947 the City of Hartford utilized a board of fire commissioners to run its fire department.  These commissioners provided direction to the Fire Chief who transformed the policies of the commissioners into direct action.  The most well-known of all the commissioners was Horace B. Clark. 

Commissioner Clark had more than just an interest in the H.F.D.; he was passionate about it, and he had all of the modern day resources necessary to help serve his passion.  It must have helped greatly that when he decided to marry in 1898, his bride was worth 3 million dollars.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Thu May 12, 2011

Making Connecticut A Character In Stories

Flickr Creative Commons: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center @ BPL

Psychogeography was defined by Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals."

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