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

July 27 - 31, 2015

MONDAY: Medicaid is 50 and Looking Good
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson waged a war on poverty  to rebuild America as a “Great Society” where “no child will go unfed, and no youngster will go unschooled.” Medicaid was enacted in 1965 as part of sweeping legislation to provide food, education, healthcare and jobs to millions in poverty.  Once a benefit for poor single parents and their kids, Medicaid now covers mental illness, disabilities, the elderly and most recently, millions of the previously uninsured through Obamacare. Unfortunately, Medicaid still suffers from the stigma of its reputation as a poor program for poor people, rarely earning respect from the middle-class or support from politicians looking to cut programs they think no one will complain about. But, Medicaid has endured and grown. It now covers 25% of the population and 40% of children - including nearly 750,000 people in Connecticut. It's the largest provider of public health insurance in the country. Today,  Medicaid is 50 and coming into its prime!

TUESDAY: State Child Advocate; Policing in the 21st Century
This hour, we’ll talk to the state Child Advocate about a new report that doesn’t paint a pretty picture of the Connecticut Juvenile Training School. And we’ll talk about law enforcement with a Yale law professor who is on President Obama’s 21st Taskforce on 21st Century Policing.

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhoue
Our weekly news roundtable.

THURSDAY: The State of Connecticut Beaches
It's the middle of Summer and beach goers around Connecticut are flocking to the hot, sandy shores. What could be better? Actually, there are a few things. In addition to the state's recent imposition of a tax on beach parking rates-- this on top of already high fees-- the state's coastal and inland waters are currently suffering from unusually high bacteria counts. And that's not all. Much of Connecticut's coastline is just now recovering from the effects of super storms Sandy and Irene and with only a small fraction of the state's shores even open to the public, residents everywhere are having a tough time finding space to lay their towels. We'll be taking a look at beach conditions around the state.

FRIDAY: Violence in Hartford
Last weekend saw the 19th homicide in Hartford, the same number as all of 2014. This hour, we’ll talk to community members and the Chief of Police about what this uptick in violence means to the capital city, and whether more cops on the street will help. 

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

July 27 - 31, 2015

MONDAY: The Scramble Kisses Its Chickens
The CDC recently announced that kissing or cuddling your chickens is a health hazard. Because… Well, because people kiss or cuddle their chickens, apparently. Some people probably kiss and cuddle their chickens. But you shouldn’t kiss or cuddle your chickens. Because they’re basically just waddling featherballs of salmonella, it turns out. So, ya know. Don’t kiss or cuddle your chickens. But before we get to that, two other stories: Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman both died in jail. But neither of them would have been in jail in the first place, if they had made bail. And there’s a growing legal argument that maybe that’s the problem, that maybe we shouldn’t have a cash bail system to begin with. Because maybe it’s unconstitutional. And then: What’s going on with the pitching in baseball? Runs are down, strikeouts are up, fastballs are… fasterCole Hamels pitched baseball’s third no-hitter of the year last week. And this week he’ll probably be traded to a contender, like pitchersJohnny Cueto and Scott Kazmir just were. Has baseball become a pitcher’s sport? Or is it just the natural ebb and flow of offense and defense?

TUESDAY: Modern Marriage
Across the United States, partners still hold the institution of marriage dear. Yet as time moves on, there are significant changes in the way Americans approach marriage. Many years ago, the idea of marrying for love was ludicrous. Now, the love match is the heart of a modern marriage. Today, fewer couples are getting married and fewer couples are getting divorced. Women are keeping their maiden names again, but in many ways it is less a political statement and more a matter of convenience. Who gets married and who stays married often falls along socioeconomic class lines. We cover it all Tuesday on The Colin McEnroe Show.

WEDNESDAY:  Funny Men Peter Mehlman and Martin Short
Two very funny men join us to talk about their long careers writing and performing and their new books. Peter Mehlman, long-time writer and producer for Seinfeld talks about his new book, "It Won't Always Be This Way," his book about marriage, mid-life crisis, and suburbia. Martin Short needs no introduction. "I Must Say, My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend" says it all.

THURSDAY:  Air Conditioning: Why Is It Always So Cold? It's Summer!
A recent New York Times article on air conditioning has sparked a debate on whether air conditioning is a necessity or an indulgence. On which side do you fall? 

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

July 27 - 31, 2015

MONDAY: Future Crimes
In his new book Future Crimes, Marc Goodman, one of the world’s leading authorities on global security, takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you -- and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined. Goodman joins us for the hour.

TUESDAY: Heart Disease 
If heart disease is such a threat to all of us, let’'s brush up on warning signs and prevention. We’'ll give you the latest information on slowing heart disease, the disease that kills the most people in the United States and worldwide. Should we all be on statins at an early age? What are the top three food strategies to follow? Plus, quick tips on warning signs.

WEDNESDAY: The Food Schmooze 
If you like the fun, flavor, the passion of good food and conversation, party with us on the Food Schmooze®. We’re gonna load you up with summer party ideas, for a few close friends or a crowd. Lights, themes, style, music, food, wine, cocktails -- our newest creation, the cocktail on a stick: a Malibu Bay booze popsicle, easy to make with coconut-flavored rum. How about that to dazzle your party guests? 

THURSDAY: TBA

SATURDAY: The Food Schmooze 
If you like the fun, flavor, the passion of good food and conversation, party with us on the Food Schmooze®. We’re gonna load you up with summer party ideas, for a few close friends or a crowd. Lights, themes, style, music, food, wine, cocktails — our newest creation, the cocktail on a stick: a Malibu Bay booze popsicle, easy to make with coconut-flavored rum. How about that to dazzle your party guests?