Coming Up on WNPR

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

Week of February 8, 2016

MONDAYPreserving Our History One Letter at a Time; Gloria Steinem Discusses "Life on the Road" (rebroadcast) 
When was the last time you sent a letter? Not an email, but a real, tangible piece of mail? If your answer is "not recently," you’re not alone. Except for the occasional birthday or holiday card, most of us haven’t sent -- or received -- good, old-fashioned snail mail in a very long time.  Instead we text; we tweet; we post on each other’s Facebook walls. But in our quest for instant communication, have we lost touch with the joy -- the intimacy -- of handwritten correspondence? This hour, we take a look at the history and art of letter-writing. We also talk to American writer and feminist Gloria Steinem. Her new memoir is called My Life on the Road.

TUESDAY: It’s Presidential Primary Day…in New Hampshire
Connecticut voters don’t cast their ballots in the presidential primary for another two-and-a-half months, so the political diehards are helping out their preferred candidates in New Hampshire. This hour, we check-in with reporters and campaign volunteers on the morning of the first primary of the 2016 presidential election. Tune in later in the evening for live coverage from New Hampshire Public Radio as the results come in.

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse
Bill Curry and Khalilah Brown-Dean are back in The Wheelhouse to recap the New Hampshire primaries and the other big stories from the week’s news.

THURSDAYNew Year, New Radio at WNPR
WNPR has some exciting new shows and projects to boast about. This hour, we'll hear about a couple of them, including The New Yorker Radio Hour, which began airing on WNPR last month. We'll also learn how the Radius Project is mapping Hartford in a new way. 

FRIDAY: TBA

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

Week of February 8, 2016

MONDAY: We Just Watch for the Commercials
You may have heard there was some big football game yesterday. You may have heard that the Denver Broncos won, 24-10. You may have heard that Beyoncé upstaged Coldplay’s halftime show. You may have heard that Lady Gaga’s national anthem was ‘fabulous.’ But our guess is you’ve also probably now heard of something called a, um, puppymonkeybaby. This hour, our local ad men break down the Super Bowl 50 commercials -- from the very good to the very bad to the very… weird.

TUESDAY: A Conversation with Elizabeth Alexander (rebroadcast)
Ficre Ghebreyesus and Elizabeth Alexander were born two months apart in 1962, he in Eritrea, she in Harlem. They didn’t meet until 1996. He was an artist and a chef at a New Haven Eritrean restaurant he owned with his brothers. She was a poet and professor. She had been teaching at the University of Chicago, where she had also met a senior lecturer named Barack Obama. She married Ghebreyesus. She delivered Obama’s 2009 inaugural poem. In 2012, a few days after her husband’s 50th birthday, he died abruptly. This hour, Alexander joins us in studio to talk about her latest book, “The Light of the World,” which tells that story.

WEDNESDAY: The Original Sherlock Holmes 
If you live in Connecticut, you've probably heard of Gillette Castle - but probably not much about the man who lived there. This hour, we talk about William Gillette, an actor, playwright, and the man who made the Sherlock Holmes we know today. 

THURSDAY: TBA

FRIDAY: The Nose 
The Nose panel brings you the week in culture.  

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

Week of February 8, 2016

THURSDAY: The Food Schmooze 
Have you ever tried to stare down homemade cookies or your favorite potato chips? Why can't we enjoy a little of everything without going hog-wild and paying a price? It turns out we can by practicing mindful eating. This week, Faith talks to mindful eating expert and psychologist Dr. Jean Kristeller. It’s a fascinating conversation about food, pleasure, and what can happen when we truly savor our food. 

SATURDAY: Happiness Handbook 
Happiness is a habit. For some of us, that habit is a natural inclination; for others, it is a learned behavior. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness combines wisdom from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to help you choose contentment. Dr. Amit Sood’s actionable ten–-week program has helped tens of thousands of people reduce anxiety and find greater fulfillment in life. Each of the book’'s four sections is filled with practical insights and easy-to-implement exercises. You'’ll understand why your brain struggles with finding happiness and what real-world practices can help you to better manage stress and choose peace and contentment instead. And we'll send the book right to your door.