Faith Middleton talks with novelist and former therapist Amy Bloom about how interfaith couples negotiate life together. And, an award-winning Yale scientist has data showing climate change is affecting human health and mortality.
Alone and Invisible No More is the true story of a new way of caring for the elderly in Maine that is cost-effective and promises humane end-of-life care. Plus, a look at what The Bible says in contradictory ways about sex and desire.
There is a remarkable play at TheaterWorks in Hartford about the life of one of America's greatest painters, Mark Rothko, and his struggle to be heard and seen in the way he hoped to be understood. And a look at the art and psychology of fashion with Bruce Clements and a fashion psychologist.
For the 41st meeting of our (extremely) informal "editorial board", we gathered, in the company of four *amazing* women, at Carmine's Tuscan Grill in New Haven. (Duo and I providing the "junk DNA".)
Over delicious (and healthful!) appetizers, we talked about embarrassing moments, guilty pleasures - and choosing activities for summer vacations - with Deborah Pan, Kathy Barkin, and Anne Garland and Binnie Klein.
The New Haven Museum has joined 150 other art museums worldwide in the Google Art Project, an ambitious collaboration to create a unique interactive online art experience. Besides works of art, the project also gathers important manuscripts, photographs, maps, video and audio guides and other artifacts into the site.
While traveling earlier this week, I was thinking about how easy it is to research almost any aspect of an experience and get an online, nearly real-time appraisal of the restaurant, hotel, shuttle service, store or tourist attraction you're dealing with. Sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor take a lot of mystery out of life (which could be a bad thing) and put a lot of control in the hands of average consumers (which could be a good thing).
Why are we talking today about "Game of Thrones," an HBO series that begins its second season Sunday night?
The numbers alone are impressive. Three million people watched the final episode of the first season, which is a lot for a fantasy show on a cable premium channel. When you add in all the other ways to watch, it's more like 8 million sets of eyeballs per episode. The books by George R.R. Martin have sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Why can't they cure baldness in men and women? Connecticut's Albert Schweitzer Institute is trying to save the world humanely, one village at a time. And how revered economist John Maynard Keynes would solve our fiscal crisis today.
A UConn cardiologist weighs in on the statin controversy. The remarkable life of soul music performer James Brown. And, a U.S. counter terrorism expert reveals how our new policies resulted in Bin Laden's capture. Can we stay safe?
One of the many nice things about working here at WNPR is that our chief engineer Gene Amatruda actually seems to like setting up our studio for concerts. And every time Gene does it, the studio sounds a little better. I caught some of String Theorie on Where We Live last week, and I was knocked out by the sound.
Hartford and New Haven held their St. Patrick’s Day parades last weekend...but the holiday is actually this weekend. It’s a time when we’re supposed to honor and celebrate the rich Irish culture and history.
But - if you look at the way most Americans celebrate - it’s just another excuse to go to the bar.
String Theorie is a Hartford-based band that plays what they call “Instrumental World Fusion.”
Fingerstyle acoustic guitarist Joel Weik, electric bassist Karl Messerschmidt and percsussionist Jordan Critchley have been playing all over Central Connecticut for the last few years - including in our studios.
I grew up thinking I didn't like Irish music, because I thought Irish music was "Danny Boy," "Dear Old Donegal," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," and "McNamara's Band." I was well into what passes for my adult life when I started to hear both Irish traditional music -- they call it "trad" back home -- and the contemporary music that builds -- with care and respect -- on the rhythms and idioms of the old jigs and reels and ballads and songs. And I was fully in love.
We'll look at whether animals have friendships with one another the way humans do. And discover why some people become full of rage after hearing normal sounds, like clearing your throat. Plus: why laws can sometimes mean The Death of Common Sense.