Don't miss a special edition of The Food Schmooze Party, loaded with hot music, to get you ready for Faith's 2nd Annual Martini Cocktail Competition. Sold out last year. Get your tickets to this action-packed food and drink experience June 28th in Farmington.
One thing we mostly don't do on this show is interview an "author who has a book out." As you can probably imagine, that's just about the easiest show or segment to schedule. We're barraged all day every day with solicitations from publishers and publicists. And usually we say we won't do it, unless it fits into some larger theme we're working on.
Today we're breaking the rule for authors Luanne Rice and Joseph Kanon. One reason for that is that they're both old friends of mine, and Luanne was actually involved in the launching of this show three years ago.
One of America's greatest living writers, Joan Didion, talks about her new memoir. A-list celebrities are quietly making their way to an artist's studio in New York City. And New Haven psychologist Nancy Horn on issues for couples.
This year, more than 70 independent films from around the country and the world, will be screened. We spoke with Kelley Vickery, co-founder of the festival and interviewed two documentary filmmakers about the changing role of thier craft.
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Today is our Summer Poetry Show, so let's begin with a poem. This is one of my favorites, a relatively obscure Pablo Neruda poem called "Let's Wait."
Other days still to come are rising like bread or waiting like chairs or a pharmacopeia, or merchandise: a factory of days in the making: artisans of the soul are building and weighing and preparing days bitter or precious that will knock at your door in due time to award you an orange or murder you in cold blood where you stand.
Puns are terrible, right? But then why do we love Groucho? When Mrs. Teasdale tells him: "This is a gala day for you," he says: "Well, a gal a day is enough for me." He also tells her: "You can leave in a taxi If you can't get a taxi, you can leave in a huff. If that's too soon, you can leave in a minute and a huff. "
These are puns, right? But instead of being agonizing they're part of the Rosetta Stone for the greatest manic American comedy.
A coffee house in Middletown is showcasing the work of artists who are also veterans. WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil has more
Al Kim works the night shift as a police officer for the city for the Middletown. During the day, he often hangs out at Klekolo World Coffee a few blocks from the police department. Kim is also a photographer and some of his work hangs on the walls of the small coffee shop. He points to one of them, It’s a picture of the Swing Bridge over the Connecticut River.
I'm convinced that people in Connecticut really hate and fear mass transit, which is why mass transit in this state is stuck the era of Don Draper from Mad Men. The way people react to the Hartford/New Britain busway project is basically the way Gollum reacts when he's tied up with Elvish ropes: "It burns! It burns! We hates it!"
There are lots of reasons why now, getting into the game very late, Connecticut is going to face a lot of extra challenges. One of them is that development has followed no particular logic.
Learn how simple meditation calms stress from teacher Amy Gross. Discover the people who are saving Connecticut's farmland. And, from Washington to Obama, a look at the book, The Presidents & Their Faith.
Maybe what Connecticut needed, during and immediately after the American Revolution, was a huge marketing campaign like the one recently announced. As most of you know, the state has just jumped into a $27 million marketing push with the slogan "Still Revolutionary."
Joel Stein will be at the Mark Twain house with Colin on Thursday, May 24th at 7:30 to talk about his book, "Man Made: The Stupid Quest For Masculinity". Get a preview of the evening with this conversation with Stein, including stories about going to boot camp, getting choked out, overcoming his fear of dogs, participating the stock market, and hanging out with the especially manly football star Warren Sapp.
Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.
Don't miss the start of Faith's new on-going series with Connecticut author Gina Barreca on the seven deadly sins. From serious to riotous, they'll start with conversation about the sin of pride. When does pride become a sin, and when is it justified?
Any person can learn to be creative and become innovative. Our guest, from Yale Law School, studies two bibles and says you might be surprised when you hear what he learned about God's relationship with us, humanity. And you cannot only be creative; you can use your newfound creativity to be innovative in your thinking and actions, day-to-day. The head of Stamford University's re-knowned entrepreneur program is our guest. Plus, novelist and short story writer Amy Bloom. Her new children's book is just out, called Little Sweet Potato.
Donna Summer would have been a great pop singer in any era, but she happened to come of age in disco.
I'd go further than that and say that Donna, because she was a first class talent, lifted disco up out of what it had been -- a swamp of backbeats and heavy production -- and almost single-handedly said: This can be great music if somebody great sings it.
D.W. Griffith's 1915 film, the Birth of a Nation is both acclaimed and reviled. It's acclaimed for its cinematic innovations and technical effects. It's reviled for its extremely racist view of African Americans and its glorification of the Ku Klux Klan.
I once heard a story about Liza Minelli talking to a fellow singer about her approach to a song called "Bobo's Bar and Grille." It's a Kander and Ebb song and not one of their really memorable ones. Anyway, it turned out that Minelli had an explanation, a motivation, a strategy for how to sing every word of the song. And when she got to the end of all that she said: "Or" --dramatic exhalation of cigarette smoke -- "you could just sing the damn thing." Actually, she said something a little more colorful than "damn thing."