Coming Up on WNPR

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

May 18 - 22, 2015

MONDAY: Connecticut’s Homeless Energy Affordability Gap; National Efforts to End Homelessness
According to a 2014 report, more than 300,000 Connecticut households struggle to pay their energy bills. In fact, the average low-income household owes roughly $2,500 more in annual energy bills than it can actually afford. This hour, Where We Live, we’ll take a closer look at what’s driving the state’s energy affordability gap -- and what’s being done to help those affected by it.  A little later, we’ll also continue our ongoing series with Susan Campbell -- she’s been following the story of a man named Sal, who - after 20 years of being homeless in the Greater Hartford area, now finally has a place to call home. We’ll get a bit of the history of homelessness in the state - and later, check in on a national effort to end homelessness.

TUESDAY: Rail Safety
This hour we revisit our conversation on rail safety, after last week’s tragic derailment in Philadelphia. How safe are our trains here in Connecticut? Why aren’t we investing more in infrastructure? and why do we wait until after yet another disaster?

WEDNESDAY: The President’s Back In Town for The Wheelhouse
Despite his heavy online presence, President Barack Obama seems to know very little about the internet. Instead of streaming The Wheelhouse online, he is traveling to Connecticut to listen in his motorcade…oh. That’s not why he’s in Connecticut? He’s speaking at the Coast Guard Academy’s graduation? That’s a likely excuse, “Barry from Washington.” Our weekly news roundtable will be back this hour.

THURSDAY: Land Trusts
A conversation about the land trust movement in America. We'll take a look at the work these private, non-profit organizations do to protect and conserve land across the United States. 

FRIDAY: Stories from Abroad
UConn journalism professor Timothy Kenny has traveled throughout the world, collecting stories from the people behind the headlines of war-torn countries throughout Eastern Europe and the Balkans. He recounts those stories in his new book, "Far Country: Stories from Abroad and Other Places." 

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

May 18 - 22, 2015

MONDAY: A Serial Scramble
If you listen to public radio, you probably know her name. If you don’t listen to public radio, then you probably know her name from Serial. Julie Snyder is the senior producer of This American Life and she’s the co-creator of that show’s spinoff podcast Serial. She’s coming to Hartford for a special conversation with the Connecticut Forum and she’ll be joined by Serial host Sarah Koenig. Snyder joins us to preview her appearance.

TUESDAY: Transcending Gender Roles Across Culture
In our ever-changing, ever-globalizing world, one elephant in the room that seems to be growing harder to ignore is our traditional views on human sexuality. Our culture’s model of two mutually exclusive gender identities, male and female, are becoming increasingly outdated as we hear about people in our communities and around the world who fall somewhere in between the two (or outside of the boxes entirely). This hour we will be talking about how our limited perspective could be hindering us as individuals and slowing down economic growth. But first, we will hear from leaders and advocates of the LGBTQI community about the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, what it is like to grow up outside the norm, and the sometimes violent opposition some people encounter just for being themselves.

WEDNESDAY: Hierarchies
Social structures, in almost all cases, are defined by hierarchies. Whether in sports, religion, business, or politics, there's always someone at the top and others whose goal it is to get there. And while it's easy to think that we've designed our world to be this way, the truth may be that we had no choice. Even within the ranks of our primate ancestors we can see such hierarchies emerge: Alpha males dominating the troop while subordinates fall in line. So are hierarchies mandated by evolution? Is there something in our genes which gives rise to the stratified society we live in? Or is the idea of rank and file simply a contrivance of those at the top?

THURSDAY: The Sybarite 5 
Formed at the Aspen Music Festival, they play chamber music, but not your father’s chamber music. For one thing, your father’s chamber music quintet did not set up an iPhone onstage and let its “Shuttle” function pick the set list. And the sets of the Sybarite 5 inevitably include everything from Mozart to contemporary composers like Andy Akiho to Radiohead and Led Zeppelin. The 5 will perform in studio and talk with Colin about making chamber music chic, sexy and fun without sacrificing substance.

FRIDAY: The Nose
Our weekly cultural roundtable. 

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

May 18 - 22, 2015

MONDAY: How to Sell Your Stuff
Everything you need to know about preparing your life for home transitions, necessary downsizing, retirement, divorce, a death in the family, relocating for a job. Whatever has precipitated the transition, how do you do it? Which pieces go and stay? How much are they worth? Where do you take them without being ripped off -- consignment, an auction, estate sale?

TUESDAY: Travel Tips
Travel + Leisure magazine's news editor, Amy Farley, joins us with all the newest travel tips: the best apps and websites for saving time and money, the scoop on hidden fees and surcharges on both airlines and at hotels, up-and-coming destinations, responsible eco-conscious travel, and so much more. 

WEDNESDAY: Grill Nation 
As host of Travel Channel's "American Grilled," Chef David Guas travels the country seeking backyard cooking's best and boldest flavors. In his new book Grill Nation, Guas shares the secrets he's learned along the way, offering pit-proven tips, techniques, and delicious recipes for year-round smoking, grilling, and barbecuing. His encyclopedic guide covers all the bases, pairing expert advice with a crowd-pleasing collection of recipes ranging from classic grilled mains -- beef, pork, chicken, fish, and game -- to fired-up sides, salads, and even desserts. David Gaus joins the Food Schmooze® gang to talk Grill Nation.

THURSDAY: TBA

SATURDAY: Grill Nation
As host of Travel Channel's "American Grilled," Chef David Guas travels the country seeking backyard cooking's best and boldest flavors. In his new book Grill Nation, Guas shares the secrets he's learned along the way, offering pit-proven tips, techniques, and delicious recipes for year-round smoking, grilling, and barbecuing. His encyclopedic guide covers all the bases, pairing expert advice with a crowd-pleasing collection of recipes ranging from classic grilled mains -- beef, pork, chicken, fish, and game -- to fired-up sides, salads, and even desserts. David Gaus joins the Food Schmooze® gang to talk Grill Nation.