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Where We Live with John Dankosky
Weekdays at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

Week of November 23, 2015

MONDAYChecking in on Connecticut State Colleges 
Persistent racism is one factor that prevents minorities from educational and employment opportunities afforded whites. Central Connecticut State University is openly confronting issues of race and inequality in a semester-long examination that will culminate in a December 10 event, Bridging the Gap: A Dream Deferred, which features work by students. But first, a new proposal from the Board of Regents of Connecticut's State Colleges and Universities calling for give-backs from employees of the state's public colleges has unleashed a furious backlash. 

TUESDAYSyrian Refugee Resettlement
More than two dozen U.S. governors have now publicly opposed the resettlement of Syrian refugees. But not Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy. On our next episode, we take a closer look at the ongoing refugee crisis and Connecticut's role in resettling those displaced by civil war.

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse
Will state lawmakers have a budget deal in place to be thankful for? Our weekly news roundtable brings you updates from the State Capitol.

THURSDAYThanksgiving Special Programming
Best of the Best 2015 Third Coast Festival (Hour 1) - Continuing a holiday tradition, WNPR and Where We Live present two hours of the best radio made this year. Best of the Best presents the winners of our 15th annual TC/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Innovative and insightful, the stories engage, provoke, entertain, and transport listeners.

FRIDAYThanksgiving Special Programming
Best of the Best 2015 Third Coast Festival (Hour 2)Continuing a holiday tradition, WNPR and Where We Live present two hours of the best radio made this year. Best of the Best presents the winners of our 15th annual TC/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. Innovative and insightful, the stories engage, provoke, entertain, and transport listeners.

The Colin McEnroe Show
Weekdays at 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Week of November 23, 2015

MONDAY: The Scramble: Lawrence Lessig, Peanuts, and Adele's 25
Lawrence Lessig recently ended his pursuit of running for president as a Democrat. But his mission to take money out of politics and fix corruption is not over. He recently slammed Connecticut Democrats who proposed suspending the state’s Citizens Election Program. He joins us to discuss his experience and struggles in running for president and Connecticut’s campaign finance laws.

TUESDAY: Dioramas
You’ve probably spent time building dioramas in elementary school, but have you really thought about what goes into making a miniature intricate world with more than pipe cleaners and magic markers? Today we talk to artists, museum curators, and people who think about this stuff way more than you do. You’ll never look at a diorama the same again. 

WEDNESDAY: Changing Your Mind
Changing our mind about an issue is something we're all free to do. But that doesn't mean it comes without a cost. So what are these costs? What would it cost a lifelong liberal to suddenly turn conservative? What would it cost a career scientist to suddenly start denying climate change? As we typically associate with others of like mind, chances are the costs could be high. This hour we discuss the social costs of holding differing opinions than those we're closest to.

THURSDAY: Thanksgiving Special Programming
The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential - Turkey Confidential is a live, two-hour, call-in program on Thanksgiving Day!  Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid Table®, will be available to answer listener questions. 

FRIDAY: Thanksgiving Special Programming
Snap Judgment Special: Gratitude - 'Tis the season to consider those things that we are most thankful for. And so this week on Snap Judgment we're taking a look back on some of the stories we've done that touch on this theme of gratitude, because we are so thankful.

Faith Middleton Food Schmooze®
Thursdays at 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Saturdays at noon

Week of November 23, 2015

THURSDAY and SATURDAY: Italian Roast Beef for Hanukkah and Christmas
For Hanukkah and Christmas, the staggeringly good Italian beef roasted in Barolo wine from PBS star Lidia Bastianich. Also, make a giant latke the size of a dinner plate! We have joyful New England party punch for your gathering,  and play the free association food game with us. Brunch ideas, and a new tasty Rhone red wine to cozy up with. Don’t we all need a little more party?