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Where We Live with John Dankosky
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

April 13 - 17, 2015

MONDAY: Remembering Art Icon Mark Rothko; Local Artist Brings "Angry Robots" to NBMAA
A new book peers into the personal and professional life of one of America's most influential artists: Mark Rothko. This hour, we talk to the author about Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel. We also hear from a local artist whose far-out, sci-fi inspired work is now on display at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

TUESDAY: Ethel Payne: Pioneering African American Journalist; Listening Back: Titanic Historian Edward Kamuda
A new biography celebrates the life of pioneering African American journalist Ethel Payne. We talk to the author of Eye on the Struggle to find out how Payne documented history while also breaking down journalism’s race and gender barriers. 

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse
Our weekly news roundtable is back at it to discuss the latest news from across the state.

THURSDAY: Transit Corridor Development; Homelessness Check-In
We follow up on more reaction from around the state to Gov. Malloy’s proposed Transit Corridor Development Authority. The bill making its way through committees caused a stir in several towns, reminding some of bad memories of eminent domain in New London. Spurring development around transit is the overall goal, but how should we get there? Also, we check-in with Susan Campbell who is sharing the story of a local homeless man named Sal.

FRIDAY: The Narrow Edge; Animal Architecture
A new book takes a look at two amazing creatures -- red knots and horseshoe crabs -- and the threats they face in the wild. This hour, we talk with the author of The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey. We also hear from a New Haven filmmaker, who has spent some time looking into the fascinating world of animal architecture. 

The Colin McEnroe Show
Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm

April 13 - 17, 2015

MONDAY: Urban Violence: The People Behind the Statistics
Governor Dannel Malloy last month announced he'll bring together a panel of community leaders and experts for the first time today to take a look at ways to reduce the urban violence that takes the lives of young men, mostly minority and poor, in often random and senseless acts of violence. Long Wharf Theater's current production of "brownsville song (b-side for tray)” takes a look at a single violent act that took the life of an 18-year old black man on the cusp of adulthood. It follows the ripples of pain and loss felt by those who loved him and in a bigger sense, the world that will never experience his gifts.

TUESDAY: The Death of President Lincoln
To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, we look back the event and how it changed America with two local historians. We are also joined by actors who will commemorate the anniversary with a staged reading to recreate the final days of the Civil War, and the search and death of John Wilkes Booth.

WEDNESDAY: Live From Watkinson School: What's Wrong with the Movies? What's Right?
Colin isn’t kidding when he calls his longtime friend David Edelstein “America’s Greatest Living Film Critic.” David is the movie critic for New York Magazine, NPR’s Fresh Air, and CBS Sunday Morning. Get ready for a rip-roaring conversation laced with humor and disagreement, with plenty of time for audience questions and comments, live from Watkinson School as part of their “Freshly Squeezed With Colin McEnroe” series.


FRIDAY: The Nose
Our weekly roundtable recaps this week in pop (and un-pop) culture.

The Faith Middleton Show
Monday - Thursday, 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm
The Food Schmooze®
Wednesday at 3:00 pm & Saturday at noon

April 6 - 10, 2015

MONDAY: Redirect
What if there were a magic pill that could make you happier, turn you into a better parent, solve a number of your teenager's behavior problems, reduce racial prejudice, and close the achievement gap in education? There is no such pill, but story editing -- the scientifically based approach described in Redirect -- might be able to accomplish all of this. The world-renowned psychologist Timothy Wilson shows us how to redirect the stories we tell about ourselves and the world around us, with subtle prompts, in ways that lead to lasting change, and he'll join us for the hour.

TUESDAY: The Third Plate 
Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In The Third Plate, chef Dan Barber offers a radical new way of thinking about food that will heal the land and taste good, too. Looking to the detrimental cooking of our past, and the misguided dining of our present, Barber points to a future “third plate”: a new form of American eating where good farming and good food intersect. Dan Barber is our guest.

WEDNESDAY: Cabot Creamery Cookbook 
When it comes to milk, cheese, butter and yogurt, the Cabot Creamery is recognized across the country as the best in its class. The Cabot Creamery Cookbook is an honest-to-goodness collection of recipes and stories from real dairy farmers, who have always understood that good food begins with great ingredients. This rich collection of 150 irresistible and easy-to-follow recipes, ranging from appetizers to desserts and everything in between, will tickle the palates of home cooks everywhere and also showcases the 1,200 farm families who are the heart and soul of Cabot's success. The Cabot Creamery's Margarita Martinez joins the Food Schmooze® gang.

THURSDAY: Kids Cook French
According to Jacques Pépin, "the moment for a child to be in the kitchen is from the moment they are born." Kids Cook French, written by Jacques's daughter Claudine Pépin, is a fun, interactive cookbook for kids that introduces them to the art and joy of cooking. It gets them interested in making their own meals and better eating habits, while also teaching them the importance of culture. Claudine Pépin joins us for a show about what we feed our kids.

SATURDAY: The Science of Skinny
In The Science of Skinny, organic chemist and nutritionist Dee McCaffrey shared the revolutionary eating plan she developed by applying what she’d learned in the lab to what she put on her plate. In the process, she lost more than 100 pounds -- and has kept them off for twenty years. Her secret? Eating natural whole foods and avoiding artificial sweeteners and chemical additives. Now The Science of Skinny Cookbook offers 100 family-friendly recipes for a delicious, realistic way of eating -- not dieting -- for life. Dee McCaffrey returns to the show, and we'll send her new book right to your door.