Arts/Culture

Where We Live
10:10 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Our Abolitionist History

In New London, a house tells the story of slavery, race and abolition. 

Multi-media artist Judy Dworin’s new work “In This House” is inspired by the Joshua Hempstead House in New London. 

The home has a legacy as a place where a slave was kept – now it sits in the middle of a neighborhood where African Americans and Hispanics live.  We’ll talk to Dworin and her collaborators about the house’s history, and what it tells us about Connecticut.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:14 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual

Emmy and Tony Award-winning Mandy Patinkin performs his critically acclaimed theatre concert, "Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual," at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:55 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Do You Believe in Psychics?

creative commons, Mr. Muggles

The Faith Middleton Show
6:26 pm
Sun April 3, 2011

Connecticut Magazine

Chion Wolf

The April issue of Connecticut Magazine is on newsstands now. In this edition - "Top Docs 2011," answering the question, "Which doctors do the doctors recommend?"

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:12 pm
Sat April 2, 2011

Steven Heller

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Pop: How Graphic Design Shapes Popular Culture
“Pop culture is often maligned as fleeting, but history shows that sometimes what is pop in one culture has time-honored resonance in later ones. This book is an attempt to show that pop culture, especially as seen through the lenses of design, illustration, satiric and political art (and other things), is integral to a broader understanding of who we are and where we are going.”—Steven Heller, from the Introduction  

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:24 am
Sat April 2, 2011

Connecticut Cottages and Gardens

Keith Scott Morton

The publications inform and inspire readers with original place-based features, architecture and art, including insider views of local real estate transactions, original articles featuring photos of local homes and gardens, entertaining and the good life. The award-winning magazines are oversized and designed to emphasize superior journalism and photography, all written to the highest national standards and inspired by a local sense of place.

 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:35 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

The Nose: Sources We Can Trust

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Today on The Nose, we'll be talking about the rise of master conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and about the Kennedy mini-series that was driven off the History Channel -- where, interestingly, Alex Jones has appeared.

We've been having some interesting discussions around here about one of Alex Jones's favorite topics, the notion that 9/11 happened in a manner very different from the commonly accepted scenario.

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History
3:10 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

The Civil War Commences

The American Civil War sesquicentennial begins on April 12, 2011. 150 years ago, on that date, Confederate batteries in Charleston Harbor opened fire on Fort Sumter; the first shots fired in a war that would claim over 600,000 American lives. The State of Connecticut did not falter in its support of the federal government. Over 55,000 young men from Connecticut served in uniform during the war. Connecticut industry supplied the armed forces with firearms from the Colt Firearm Company and many independent contractors produced a plethora of weapons.

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New Haven
8:12 am
Fri April 1, 2011

Dubey Family Benefit Concert

Many in New Haven are still reeling from last week's tragic shooting death  of 23 year old Mitchell Dubey. Last Thursday in an attempted robbery, a masked gunman entered Dubey's house, and ordered he and his roommates to sit down. After shooting Dubey in the chest, the gunman fled. Now one of those roommates, Andy Tabar is organizing a big music show this Sunday night at Toad's place in New Haven to raise money for the Dubey family. Andy Tabar joins us by phone.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:00 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

Music Advice From The Hip Kids

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**Today we get music advice from Colin McEnroe, Joan Holliday, Eric Danton and Wally Lamb. Check out their playlists below.**

We need a better name for these music shows we do with Wally Lamb, Eric Danton and Joan Holiday. At the moment, we call them Peekaboo Radio, and the deal is that we introduce you to music you may not know about. Or may have forgotten about.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:24 pm
Wed March 30, 2011

Food Schmooze: Coq au Vin Blanc

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C O Q A U V I N B L A N C

From Farmhouse Kitchen FAVORITES

3 Tb Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more as needed

3 Lb organic boneless, skinless Chicken (white and dark meat), cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

1/2 Cup Unbleached White Flour

2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper

1/2 tsp dried Thyme

Zest of 1 medium Lemon

1 large Yellow Onion, chopped

3 cloves Garlic, minced

1 medium Fennel bulb, cored and chopped

2 Cups assorted Mushrooms, sliced

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:54 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Puppets Are Serious Business

Chion Wolf

Before we begin, Clarence, the WNPR puppet, would like to address the New Britain puppet thieves.

You probably think an International Puppetry Conference at UConn -- there is one this weekend -- would be full of cute stuff, right?

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The Needle Drop
9:35 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Southern Rap Rhymes, Dreamy Rock Ballads, and Balkan Folk.

This week on the Needle Drop, we've got new tracks from Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T., and some dreamy rockscapes from the Pains of Being Pure at heart on their new LP, Belong. We've also got a track review with a new track from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, and some new joints coming from Mono/Poly, Metronomy, and more.

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The Needle Drop
9:14 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Dreary Songs and Sing-Alongs

This week on the Needle Drop, it's new releases and tracks from Explosions In the Sky, Blake Mills, Crystal Stilts, and Anna Von Hausswolff.

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The Faith Middleton Show
5:20 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

Join the Club

In the style of The Tipping Point or Freakonomics, a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world.

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Where We Live
10:46 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Labor, After the Fire

Library of Congress

On Friday’s show Governor Dannel Malloy took a hard line with state labor unions – if they don’t reach an agreement on concessions, massive layoffs are on the table.

Governor Malloy said about the possibility of layoffs: “If it’s the only option, it’s the only option to pursue.” Today we’ll get reaction from an official from the state’s employee unions.

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The Faith Middleton Show
6:54 am
Mon March 28, 2011

NYC's Gibney Dance Company Gets a New Home

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History
4:32 pm
Sat March 26, 2011

Crazy for Flower Quilts

As March gives way to April, it finally becomes clear that spring will come again. But how do we reconcile the impending spring with the chill that still arrives at night?  One time-honored way is to wrap up in a cozy quilt decorated with spring flowers.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:40 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Book Show: Recommendations in All Categories

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Join Faith and her book buddies for conversation on interesting reads and other literary topics. To see a list of the books discussed on this show, click on R.J. Julia.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:45 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

The Nose: Voluptuous Ladies & Parenting The YouTube Generation

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Speaking of Elizabeth Taylor and modern perceptions of American womanhood, Camille Paglia said this week "we're in a period now where everything has to be taut in mind and body."

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:36 am
Thu March 24, 2011

One of the Greatest Starsin Movie History

You might be able to construct an entire dining room table from the many books about actress Elizabeth Taylor.

This new one is intriguing because it explores how she knowingly or unknowingly created the culture of celebrity that we have today.

Elizabeth Taylor declared unheard of independence from the studio system that every noteworthy actor was tied to, for good and bad results.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:39 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Tech Talk: Hackers, Gadgets, and Cable TV

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On this fresh edition of Tech Talk, the guys from Digital Saviors tell us what's new and coming from CES and CeBIT, we check in with a reporter who covered the Pwn2Own hacker conference and competition, and Jim Willcox from Consumer Reports helps us look at Best Buy's new Buy Back Program and the pros and cons of ditching your cable television service.

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The Faith Middleton Show
1:29 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Hartford Jewish Film Festival

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What makes a Jewish film, well, Jewish?

It's a question for which the Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival has twenty-one star-studded answers, with an eclectic slate of first-run dramatic features, power-packed documentaries, biographies, musicals, comedies and shorts to amaze, inspire and entertain movie lovers. Our international search to discover new and unusual films that take Jewish storytelling to new heights yielded cinematic gems from Argentina, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Romania and the United States.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:37 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Is 'Movie Magic' Dying?

Elizabeth Taylor has died. But the moviegoing experience she embodied died long before her. 

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Sexuality
2:08 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Out in Connecticut: Ray Tessier

I’m Ray Tessier and I’m Canadian . . . well, I’m a US citizen now, but  I come from Canada.  It was unusual how it happened.  My mother married a Navy man and because he went right in the Navy after they got married my mother stayed in Canada.  So we had a house there, we had a place and when my father got out, we stayed there.

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The Faith Middleton Show
10:38 pm
Tue March 22, 2011

A Professor, a President and a Meteor

The Colin McEnroe Show
3:01 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

The Healing Power Of Music

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The idea that music can be medicine may strike some of you as woo-woo new age piffle. To a degree I had not understood until now, serious researchers all over the world as studying these connections and making astonishing breakthroughs.

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:13 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Technology's Promise

The Faith Middleton Show
3:06 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Hot Seat: Zoë Keating

Jeffrey Rusch

One guest, twenty minutes, zero preparation… Faith's on the Hot Seat!

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, Zoë's self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies and she has amassed an incredible 1.3 million Twitter followers.

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The Faith Middleton Show
2:22 pm
Sun March 20, 2011

Will Shortz’s American Crossword Puzzle Tournament

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Directed by New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, this is the nation's oldest and largest crossword competition. Solvers tackle eight original crosswords created and edited specially for this event. Scoring is based on accuracy and speed. Prizes are awarded in more than 20 categories, including a $5,000 grand prize. Evening games, guest speakers, and a wine and cheese reception allow solvers to meet each other in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

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