Coming Up on WNPR

October 20 - 24, 2014

MONDAY: Where We Vote: Dannel Malloy
We’re in the home stretch of the 2014 race for governor. Dan Malloy stops by our studio for the hour to discuss his record, the race, and his plans if he’s re-elected. As always, we’ll take your questions for Governor Malloy in our Where We Vote series.

TUESDAY: TBA

WEDNESDAY: Where We Vote: Tom Foley
Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse is postponed a day as Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley stops by for his final appearance on Where We Live in the 2014 campaign. We’ll catch up with him about the race, his plans, and the issues facing Connecticut. You can join the conversation and ask questions of the candidate.

THURSDAY: The Wheelhouse
Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse moves back a day, but that gives us a chance to recap the past week’s debates and Where We Vote shows.

FRIDAY: Two Years After Sandy
With the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy fast approaching, we'll sit down with some climate experts to learn more about the government's role in responding to natural disasters. We'll also take a look at Sandy's impact on the way disaster risk is viewed in our region. 

October 20 -24  , 2014

MONDAY: The Scramble
Canadian experimental poet and author of “Eunoia,” Canada’s best-selling poetry book ever, joins our growing list of superstar Superguests on this week’s Scramble. We don’t yet know on what topics he’ll focus his considerable talents but if his Twitter feed is any indication, you’re in for a treat. After that, hot news from the weekend.

TUESDAY: Campaign Advertising
Wesleyan University's Media Project says the state’s race for governor has become the most contentious in the country, with a higher percentage of negative ads than anywhere else in the country. Florida, where current Governor Rick Scott (almost) refused to debate former Governor Charlie Crist over the use of Crist’s portable fan, comes in second. Are we really worse? Today, we get down and dirty with campaign ads.

WEDNESDAY: The History of Hanging
The noose is not a pleasant thing to think about, but when Jack Schuler set out to research the evolution, history, and significance of that notorious knot, he found out that it says a lot about us culturally, anthropologically, psychologically, and spiritually. Hear from Schuler, and UConn Professor Lawrence Goodheart about the use of the noose in Connecticut and around the world.

THURSDAY: Hamlet
Why stage Hamlet? Why watch it? What does it even mean, in this day and age? Who, among modern people we recognize, would face comparable dilemmas? We’re bringing together our official and indispensable Shakespeare scholar Humphrey Tonkin, Tony-winner Darko Tresnjak, acclaimed actress Diane Venora (the first-ever high profile female Hamlet, in a legendary Joe Papp production) and anybody else we can get our hands on for a deep dive of the turrets of Elsinore. Though this be madness, there is method in ‘t.

FRIDAY: The Nose
We don’t know much yet. We know Irene Papoulis the grande dame and corpous callosum will lead us through the sewers of the week’s culture news.

October 20 - 24, 2014

MONDAY: Pet Advice
Barking, fleas, Lyme disease, pet food, biting, housebreaking, shyness, pet insurance, animal rescue. Top flight advice from vet Dr. Todd Friedland. Don't miss his adventures with animals of all kinds.

TUESDAY: TBA

WEDNESDAY: The Food Schmooze
If you love the fun, flavor, the passion of good food and conversation, party with us on The Food Schmooze. Our Thanksgiving ideas begin now with prosciutto-wrapped turkey—wait until you hear this recipe. We have a host wine for you, also perfect for Thanksgiving. In honor of chef Dan Barber in Westchester County, we're trying Stewart Family Farm's short ribs made by Chris. And Faith has a recipe for you, a new one for acorn squash, blood orange juice, and maple syrup—perfect for Thanksgiving. Alex shows us how to turn vodka black for Halloween. And we've got kitchen tips too.

THURSDAY: The Book Show
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!

SATURDAY: The Food Schmooze
If you love the fun, flavor, the passion of good food and conversation, party with us on The Food Schmooze. Our Thanksgiving ideas begin now with prosciutto-wrapped turkey—wait until you hear this recipe. We have a host wine for you, also perfect for Thanksgiving. In honor of chef Dan Barber in Westchester County, we're trying Stewart Family Farm's short ribs made by Chris. And Faith has a recipe for you, a new one for acorn squash, blood orange juice, and maple syrup—perfect for Thanksgiving. Alex shows us how to turn vodka black for Halloween. And we've got kitchen tips too.