Arts/Culture

The Colin McEnroe Show
2:59 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

The Future of the Novel

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Listen to this quote: "I have just ... paid a depressing visit to an electronic computer which can write sonnets if fed with the right material... I have a feeling that by Christmas it will have written its first novel, and possibly by next Christmas novel sets will be on sale at Woolworths and you will all be able to buy them, and write your own." That was the writer Lawrence Durrell issuing a gloomy forecast, 50 years ago.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:59 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

The Future of the Novel

stevecoutts on Flickr Creative Commons

Listen to this quote: "I have just ... paid a depressing visit to an electronic computer which can write sonnets if fed with the right material... I have a feeling that by Christmas it will have written its first novel, and possibly by next Christmas novel sets will be on sale at Woolworths and you will all be able to buy them, and write your own." That was the writer Lawrence Durrell issuing a gloomy forecast, 50 years ago.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:48 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Play

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Teaching to the test. Homework in kindergarten. What price are we paying for eliminating play in school? While parents and educators want the best for kids, what is the best? What if countries with high education success rates start those kids on a diet of free play in school? We never hear about that part, but we will in this hour. Edward Miller, an expert in the value of play in child development is our guest. His data is mind altering. Don't miss this show. It's about how to develop a rich human being, from early childhood and onward.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:46 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Agelessness

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What does it mean to be ageless, no matter how young or old you are? Do you have parents or grandparents who want to be independent even in old age? Don't miss our story on the village-to-village network spreading across our region and the country. How to help your family age in place, and how to volunteer from village to village. Bruce Clements also talks about whether being ageless is a goal that makes any sense for anybody at any age.

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History
3:58 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

AMERICA’S FIRST WOMAN GOVERNOR

Charles William Eldridge

Ella Tambussi Grasso was born to Italian immigrant parents in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on May 10, 1919. She attended the Chaffee School in Windsor and earned a scholarship to Mount Holyoke College where she earned both BA (1940) and MA (1942) degrees.   At an early age, she displayed an interest and belief in public service, and soon after completing her education, became involved in the Democratic Party in Connecticut.  She was first elected to the state General Assembly in 1952. In nine subsequent state and federal elections, she was never defeated. She also served two terms in U.S.

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History
3:58 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

America's First Woman Governor

Charles William Eldridge

Ella Tambussi Grasso was born to Italian immigrant parents in Windsor Locks, Connecticut on May 10, 1919. She attended the Chaffee School in Windsor and earned a scholarship to Mount Holyoke College where she earned both BA (1940) and MA (1942) degrees.   At an early age, she displayed an interest and belief in public service, and soon after completing her education, became involved in the Democratic Party in Connecticut.  She was first elected to the state General Assembly in 1952. In nine subsequent state and federal elections, she was never defeated. She also served two terms in U.S.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:48 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Food Schmooze: Jacques Pépin's New Complete Techniques

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:48 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Food Schmooze: Jacques Pépin's New Complete Techniques

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News
3:38 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Remixing Middletown

Middletown is gearing up for a special celebration Saturday.

The city's north end will will come alive with music, dancers and visual art Saturday. MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More is a festival of Art and Sound that features a flash mob dance, a laptop computer Orchestra, and a host of other events.

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Middletown Remix
3:38 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Remixing Middletown

Middletown is gearing up for a special celebration Saturday.

The city's north end will will come alive with music, dancers and visual art Saturday. MiddletownRemix: Hear More, See More is a festival of Art and Sound that features a flash mob dance, a laptop computer Orchestra, and a host of other events.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:04 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Book Show: May 9, 2013

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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
3:04 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Faith Middleton's Book Show: May 9, 2013

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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 Needle Drop
7:10 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Savages Go Silent, and The Haxan Cloak Excavates

This week on the Needle Drop, we're diving into the latest releases from post-punk outfit Savages and dark ambient producer the Haxan Cloak. We'll also be listening to new music from Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.

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The Needle Drop
7:10 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Savages Go Silent, and The Haxan Cloak Excavates

This week on the Needle Drop, we're diving into the latest releases from post-punk outfit Savages and dark ambient producer the Haxan Cloak. We'll also be listening to new music from Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval.

The Faith Middleton Show
1:57 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

New York, New York

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Gotham. The Big Apple. The Empire City. The City That Never Sleeps. The Capital of the World. Metropolis. THE City. Today: A paean to New York City.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:57 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

New York, New York

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Gotham. The Big Apple. The Empire City. The City That Never Sleeps. The Capital of the World. Metropolis. THE City. Today: A paean to New York City.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:30 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Poor Old Shine: Celebrating The Roots Of Americana Music

PoorOldShine.com

It's possible to oversell the idea of a modern revival of so-called American roots music. Maybe that revival is always happening.

Nick Spitzer's terrific public radio show "American Routes" has been around since 1998, when it was featuring people like Steve Earle. So, you know ... the Lumineers and Mumford and Sons didn't exactly invent anything.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:30 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Poor Old Shine: Celebrating The Roots Of Americana Music

PoorOldShine.com

It's possible to oversell the idea of a modern revival of so-called American roots music. Maybe that revival is always happening.

Nick Spitzer's terrific public radio show "American Routes" has been around since 1998, when it was featuring people like Steve Earle. So, you know ... the Lumineers and Mumford and Sons didn't exactly invent anything.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:33 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Round About the Earth

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History
3:17 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Learning about the Lusitania

In an age when we hear instantly of any news, good or bad, it is hard to imagine that information was not always so readily available.  On May 7, 1915, the RMS Lusitania sank off the coast of Ireland from damage caused by a German submarine’s torpedo.  For hours, it was little more than an unconfirmed rumor that the ship had sunk, and many accounts incorrectly reported the ship was beached with no loss of life.  Approximately an hour and a half after the sinking, a cablegram to the New York City office of the Cunard Line, the steamship line that owned and operated the Lusitania, confirmed t

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History
3:17 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Learning About the Lusitania

In an age when we hear instantly of any news, good or bad, it is hard to imagine that information was not always so readily available.  On May 7, 1915, the RMS Lusitania sank off the coast of Ireland from damage caused by a German submarine’s torpedo.  For hours, it was little more than an unconfirmed rumor that the ship had sunk, and many accounts incorrectly reported the ship was beached with no loss of life.  Approximately an hour and a half after the sinking, a cablegram to the New York City office of the Cunard Line, the steamship line that owned and operated the Lusitania, confirmed t

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Where We Live
12:03 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Baratunde Thurston On Comedy In The Digital Age

Bill Wadman

Tomorrow, is the final Connecticut Forum of the season. It’s called Funny, Smart People and it’s being moderated by our very own Colin McEnroe. The panelists are The Daily Show’s John Hodgman, Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein and our next guest, Baratunde Thurston.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
11:27 am
Fri May 3, 2013

The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online

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It has been widely reported -- but not heavily discussed -- that Charles and David Koch are the leading suitors to buy the eight newspapers belonging to the Tribune Company. One of those eight newspapers is the Hartford Courant.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
11:27 am
Fri May 3, 2013

The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online

Wikimedia Commons

It has been widely reported -- but not heavily discussed -- that Charles and David Koch are the leading suitors to buy the eight newspapers belonging to the Tribune Company. One of those eight newspapers is the Hartford Courant.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:40 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Combing Through the History And Psychology Of Beards

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:40 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Combing Through the History And Psychology Of Beards

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:21 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Food Schmooze: Cupcakes, Candy Bars, Cookies, and Crazy Good Italian

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The four Cs: Cupcakes, Candy bars, Cookies… and sugar Comas! The Food Schmooze gang tries cupcakes from Mr. D’s in Wallingford, CT. Our candy correspondent Katharine Weber joins us to talk candy bars with Susie Norris, co-author of Hand-Crafted Candy Bars. And Faith discovers a cuckoo cookie concoction. PLUS, Mike Isabella joins us for a look at his new cookbook, Crazy Good Italian.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:21 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Food Schmooze: Cupcakes, Candy Bars, Cookies, and Crazy Good Italian

Joel Kramer/flickr creative commons

The four Cs: Cupcakes, Candy bars, Cookies… and sugar Comas! The Food Schmooze gang tries cupcakes from Mr. D’s in Wallingford, CT. Our candy correspondent Katharine Weber joins us to talk candy bars with Susie Norris, co-author of Hand-Crafted Candy Bars. And Faith discovers a cuckoo cookie concoction. PLUS, Mike Isabella joins us for a look at his new cookbook, Crazy Good Italian.

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Where We Live
11:05 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Celebrating Brazil's Culture: Samba, Capoeira, Community

Chion Wolf

The music, culture and movement of Brazil is evocative of a certain kind of lifestyle to many Americans - like me - who’ve never been there. The beach at Ipanema, dense rainforests, a lyrical language and laid-back people.

But the real Brazil is booming and complex, one of the world’s emerging economies.

Connecticut is also home to many thousands of Brazilian immigrants - who occupy an uneasy space as part of a Latin American diaspora with a different language and cultural heritage.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:41 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

The Triumphant Decline Of The American WASP

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2012 was not the Mayan apocalypse, but it did pile a little more fuel on the WASP Armageddon.

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