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March 10 - 14, 2014
MONDAY: THE SCRAMBLE
Women in the Orthodox Jewish Community can’t divorce their husbands without first obtaining a “get,” or a piece of paper that releases them from their religious commitment. But, that’s not as easy as it sounds, turning many women into “agunah,” or “chained wives.” New Haven’s Mark Oppenheimer shares the story of a group of Orthodox Jews who took matters into their own hands, prompting a federal investigation. And, as always, we bring you the latest news of the weekend.
TUESDAY: BILL AND JULIA’S ANNUAL HOUR OF MADNESS, LOVE AND BRACKETS
Political legend Bill Curry fancies himself part of the basketball cognoscenti. Comedian Julia Pistell has been known to use anagrams to fill out her NCAA brackets. Each year they meet for an hour on our show, along with the (we’re not kidding) President of Wofford College and anybody else we can persuade to join us. This show will not help you fill out your own brackets, but it might help you feel more included.
WEDNESDAY: THE JIG IS UP
Martin Hayes is the world’s greatest innovator on the Irish fiddle. Steve Dieterich became the producer/host of Celtic Airs in August 1993. His show focuses on traditional music from Ireland and Scotland with additional selections from Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, Galicia and the Canadian Maritimes as well. They’ll talk about Celtic music with Colin. Martin will perform. We’ll listen to some great recordings by traditional bands.
Charlton comics was a Derby, Connecticut-based comic book publishing company that thrived during their almost 40 years of comic book production in the mid-twentieth century. While most would say Charlton was inferior to the more popular DC and Marvel brands, they developed a loyal fan base who are reviving the comics. Their new book, Charlton Arrow, is set for release this month with over 40 pages of new material. We talk with comic book artists, fans, and a historian about how comic books have changed through the intervening years.
FRIDAY: THE NOSE
Join our Nose panel and catch up on the week’s cultural happenings.
March 10 - 14, 2014
We get top flight advice from veterinarian Dr. Tood Friedland on barking, fleas, Lyme disease, pet food, biting, housebreaking, shyness, pet insurance, and animal rescue.