Tucker Ives http://wnpr.org en Life With Cerebral Palsy; Asylum Saxophone Quartet http://wnpr.org/post/life-cerebral-palsy-asylum-saxophone-quartet <p>Photographer Chris Capozziello has been photographing his twin brother Nick for years. Despite being twins, there was a major difference between these two: Nick was born with cerebral palsy; Chris was not.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The photography of both brothers’ is featured in the book&nbsp;</span><a href="http://chriscappy.com/distance-between-us-book.php" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Distance Between Us</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The story it tells is about how both&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capozziellos</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are living and coping with Nick’s condition. Both join us to talk about their project.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:11:03 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 20320 at http://wnpr.org Life With Cerebral Palsy; Asylum Saxophone Quartet Who's Tucekr? http://wnpr.org/post/whos-tucekr <p>Every now and then,&nbsp;<em>Where We Live</em> airs a rerun. In order to make shows broadcast-ready a second time around, host John Dankosky&nbsp;needs to record a few things.</p><p>On this particular day, John needed to record credits. I spelled my own name, "Tucekr Ives." It was close enough, so I didn't go back and edit it.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:35:14 +0000 Tucker Ives 20303 at http://wnpr.org Who's Tucekr? Gambling on the Environment http://wnpr.org/post/gambling-environment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biologist Paul Ehrlich became famous in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with his book <em>The Population Bomb</em>, which <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jul/16/humanconsumption">outlined a doomsday scenario</a> in which the world’s supply of food and resources couldn't keep up with overpopulation.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Catie Talarski & Lydia Brown 20249 at http://wnpr.org Gambling on the Environment The Wheelhouse Talks Debates, Obamacare, and ...Burritos? http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-talks-debates-obamacare-and-burritos <p>In this edition of our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse, we ask two big questions surrounding the 2014 race for governor. What impact will John Rowland's latest scandal have on Republicans? What impact will President Barack Obama have on Governor Dannel Malloy and the state's Democratic congressional delegation?</p><p>Also: did you join the herds of UConn basketball fans in line for $1.00 burritos?</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 20232 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Talks Debates, Obamacare, and ...Burritos? Looking Back At The Boston Marathon Bombing One Year Later http://wnpr.org/post/looking-back-boston-marathon-bombing-one-year-later <p>It's been one year since the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and wounded hundreds more.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It also changed the city of Boston, which was essentially shut down during the ensuing manhunt for the bombing suspects.&nbsp;</span></p><p>We look back at that long week in April, and how things have changed both in Boston and throughout the country since the bombing. We're joined by people who were at the marathon that day, including a local professor who will once again run in this year's race.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 20128 at http://wnpr.org Looking Back At The Boston Marathon Bombing One Year Later Retired MLB Player Racially Profiled in His Hartford Driveway http://wnpr.org/post/retired-mlb-player-racially-profiled-his-hartford-driveway <p>Doug Glanville&nbsp;is a lot more than a former Major League Baseball player. He graduated from an Ivy League school with a degree in engineering. He contributes to&nbsp;the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em> and is a regular ESPN commentator.</p><p><a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/04/i-was-racially-profiled-in-my-own-driveway/360615/">In a recent piece for <em>The Atlantic,&nbsp;</em></a>Glanville&nbsp;wrote about how none of those accomplishments mattered when he was racially profiled by a West Hartford police officer in his own driveway...in Hartford.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:26:28 +0000 Tucker Ives 20131 at http://wnpr.org Retired MLB Player Racially Profiled in His Hartford Driveway The Success and Failure of Design; a Conversation with Medea Benjamin http://wnpr.org/post/success-and-failure-design-conversation-medea-benjamin <p>This hour, we take a look at design and the impact it has on our lives. Longtime design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn joins us along with Dr. Henry Petroski of Duke University to talk about the good design that helps us, and bad design that hinders us in our daily routines.</p><p>Later, we talk to CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin about her work as a political activist and author. Her latest book is called <em>Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control</em>.</p><p><strong>GUESTS: </strong></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:52:53 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 20097 at http://wnpr.org The Success and Failure of Design; a Conversation with Medea Benjamin DCF's Handling of a Transgender Teen; Updates on a Heroin Epidemic http://wnpr.org/post/dcfs-handling-transgender-teen-updates-heroin-epidemic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. is in the middle of a heroin epidemic. It’s something that has become increasingly problematic in northeastern states like Connecticut. This hour, a panel of local reporters and health experts from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts share their stories.&nbsp;</span></p><p>We also hear about a controversial decision by the state Department of Children and Families to transfer a transgender teenager to one of Connecticut’s adult prisons, even though, as we’ve discussed on the show, the state now has a “locked” facility for girls like her. WNPR’s Lucy Nalpathanchil joins us with more on that story.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:42:49 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 19964 at http://wnpr.org DCF's Handling of a Transgender Teen; Updates on a Heroin Epidemic Big Ideas (That Didn't Work) http://wnpr.org/post/big-ideas-didnt-work <p>If you watch "House of Cards," you might have noticed a main storyline about a bridge from Long Island to Connecticut. Sounds crazy, right? Well, here's the thing: it was a real idea!</p><p>From bridges, to highways, to malls, <em>Where We Live </em>takes a look at some outlandish project ideas that -- for some reason or another -- just never worked. Why isn’t there a bridge connecting Connecticut and Long Island? And why wasn't the New Haven Galleria mall ever built?</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:40:21 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 19887 at http://wnpr.org Big Ideas (That Didn't Work) The Wheelhouse Bleeds Blue But Politicians Are Looking for Green http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-bleeds-blue-politicians-are-looking-green <p>It feels a lot like 2004. Both UConn basketball teams are national champions, John Rowland is under investigation, and a Kennedy is in the news! Coming up on our weekly news roundtable&nbsp;The Wheelhouse, our panel of reporters and analysts weighs in on the state's relationship with it's flagship university. Governor Dannel Malloy (<a href="http://wnpr.org/post/please-call-me-danagain" target="_blank">er - Dan Malloy</a>) is trying to cash in on UConn's success as he runs for re-election.</p><p>We also say goodbye to a radio competitor who signed off last week. But we have a feeling that former Governor John Rowland will stay in the news.</p><p>Also, several Connecticut restaurants are in trouble for playing music and not paying royalties.</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 19837 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Bleeds Blue But Politicians Are Looking for Green An Honest Look at Mental Illness at The Connecticut Forum http://wnpr.org/post/honest-look-mental-illness-connecticut-forum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a bit more than a year, we’ve been trying to find different ways to tell the stories of mental health and mental illness in America.</span></p><p>The shootings at Sandy Hook presented a national narrative that was conducted at two poles. On one end, we made the conversation about guns. On the other, it was about mental illness.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It seems we conducted these different conversations the same way: too simply, with too little nuance, and too little listening to others.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many seemed content in their belief that we really knew all that we could know about that incident, and about that shooter; t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hat just keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, and strengthening our mental health system, would solve our problems.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:11:12 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 19709 at http://wnpr.org An Honest Look at Mental Illness at The Connecticut Forum "Hey Guv!" Rowland's Replacement Gets Pranked http://wnpr.org/post/hey-guv-rowlands-replacement-gets-pranked <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Trolls waste no time.</span></p><p>On WTIC's afternoon drive show, Pastor Will Marotti&nbsp;shied away from the scandal facing his predecessor, former Governor John Rowland.</p><p>Marotti started off the show by talking about UConn basketball and the low attendance at a Hartford Wolf Pack game. Marotti asked his listeners to call in and talk hockey. The first caller didn't get very far.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:55:40 +0000 Tucker Ives 19736 at http://wnpr.org "Hey Guv!" Rowland's Replacement Gets Pranked Is Another Water Revolution on the Horizon? http://wnpr.org/post/another-water-revolution-horizon <p>Each time you go to turn on the faucet, flush the toilet, or water the lawn, you’re connecting yourself to a complex water system with nearly two and a half thousand years of history. The structure of our modern network of reservoirs, pipes, and drains owes much of its influence to designs dating back to ancient Rome.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 17685 at http://wnpr.org Is Another Water Revolution on the Horizon? Supporting Connecticut Veterans; College Presidents on Reverse PILOT; a Study on Parking http://wnpr.org/post/supporting-connecticut-veterans-college-presidents-reverse-pilot-study-parking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A conference was held in Hartford on Thursday to open up discussion about Connecticut’s veterans. The event came just one day after an Iraq War veteran<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/05/us/soldier-in-fort-hood-attack-was-in-dispute-over-leave.html?hp"> opened fire at Fort Hood in Texas</a>, wounding 16 and killing four, including himself. This hour, we talk about what happened at Fort Hood, and take a look at some of the services that are available to our veterans.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:32:04 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Catie Talarski & Tucker Ives 19587 at http://wnpr.org Supporting Connecticut Veterans; College Presidents on Reverse PILOT; a Study on Parking How Clean Is Our Air? http://wnpr.org/post/how-clean-our-air <p>A<a href="http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2014/air-pollution/en/"> report </a>released by the World Health Organization last week found that some 7 million people died from air pollution exposure in 2012. In other words, one in eight of all global deaths that year resulted from breathing bad air.&nbsp;</p><p>Today, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he WHO</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">considers air pollution to be the single greatest environmental health risk, linking it to cases of asthma, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:25:55 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Catie Talarski & Tucker Ives 19519 at http://wnpr.org How Clean Is Our Air? Venezuelan Protests; Cyber Terrorism http://wnpr.org/post/venezuelan-protests-cyber-terrorism <p>Speaking before the U.S. Senate last week, Republican Senator Marco Rubio continued to push for sanctions against Venezuela, where violent protests over inflation, criminal violence, and food shortages have claimed 39 lives since January.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:05:14 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Catie Talarski & Tucker Ives 19360 at http://wnpr.org Venezuelan Protests; Cyber Terrorism Saving For a New Kind of Retirement http://wnpr.org/post/saving-new-kind-retirement <p>After decades of stagnant incomes, the inability to save, and disappearing pensions, 75 percent of Americans nearing retirement have less than $30,000 saved, which won’t last long.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">One third of Connecticut residents are baby boomers -- a big demographic that is headed straight towards retirement. In fact, Connecticut’s population of 65 and up is growing ten times faster than the general population.</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:39:03 +0000 Catie Talarski, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 19315 at http://wnpr.org Saving For a New Kind of Retirement The Changing Landscape of Latino America http://wnpr.org/post/changing-landscape-latino-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, a discharge petition was introduced by House Democrats in an attempt to force a vote on immigration reform. It’s an effort that is not likely to succeed, requiring the signatures of House Republicans, who have been stalwart in their opposition of immigration legislation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:49:33 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 19200 at http://wnpr.org The Changing Landscape of Latino America Indiana Repeals Common Core, Connecticut Charges Ahead http://wnpr.org/post/indiana-repeals-common-core-connecticut-charges-ahead <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span><a href="http://in.chalkbeat.org/2014/03/24/pence-signs-bill-voiding-indianas-common-core-adoption/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the governor of Indiana signed a bill</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that would repeal the implementation of the Common Core educational standards. Although there are widespread concerns about Common Core in Connecticut, state officials continue to move ahead, but at a slower pace than originally intended.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:03:46 +0000 Tucker Ives 19131 at http://wnpr.org Indiana Repeals Common Core, Connecticut Charges Ahead Where We Teach: A Conversation With Connecticut's Teachers http://wnpr.org/post/where-we-teach-conversation-connecticuts-teachers-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our teacher panel welcomed educators from across the state.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We broadcasted live from the </span>CPBN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Learning Lab, </span><a href="http://jma.hartfordschools.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the home of the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet High School</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Satellite Campus and the Institute for Advanced Media.</span></p><p>Are you a teacher? Why did you decide to enter this profession and what keeps you going back to school every day? Find our tweets from the discussion at #WhereWeTeach, and watch our video of the event below.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 19096 at http://wnpr.org Where We Teach: A Conversation With Connecticut's Teachers The Wheelhouse: Legislative Deadlines, Money In Politics, and Common Core http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-legislative-deadlines-money-politics-and-common-core <p>Key deadlines are coming up for some proposed legislation at the state capitol and some have already passed. On our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse, we talk about what bills may or may not make it out of committee.</p><p>We also discuss the role of money in this year’s statewide elections. Common Core remains in the national headlines, with Indiana actually dropping the standards.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Catie Talarski & Lydia Brown 19011 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Legislative Deadlines, Money In Politics, and Common Core A Look Inside Connecticut's Family Court System http://wnpr.org/post/look-inside-connecticuts-family-court-system <p>Earlier this month, <em>The Connecticut Law Tribune</em> reported that a number of the state’s guardian ad litem lawyers had withdrawn from their child custody cases.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their actions came in response to growing tension within the family courts, where parents and advocates have criticized the system -- and the lawyers in it -- for high fees and lack of oversight.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:39:51 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 18987 at http://wnpr.org A Look Inside Connecticut's Family Court System How Do You Pronounce the Capital of Ukraine? http://wnpr.org/post/how-do-you-pronounce-capital-ukraine <p>With the situation in Ukraine as bad as it is, semantics are not high on the list of priorities. But it's something that inevitably comes up for journalists when we discuss names and locations in other parts of the world.</p><p><a href="http://wnpr.org/post/ukraine-crisis-and-russian-relations-chris-murphy-discusses-recent-trip-kiev" target="_blank">U.S. Senator Chris Murphy was on WNPR's <em>Where We Live</em></a> to talk about his recent trip to Ukraine's capital of Kiev, or Kyiv (more on that later).</p><p>Murphy pronounces the name of this city as "Keev."</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:24:32 +0000 Tucker Ives 18749 at http://wnpr.org How Do You Pronounce the Capital of Ukraine? Checking In With Senate President Don Williams and House Speaker Brendan Sharkey http://wnpr.org/post/checking-senate-president-don-williams-and-house-speaker-brendan-sharkey <p>Today, conversations with Connecticut’s top two lawmakers - Senate President Don Williams and House Speaker Brendan Sharkey - about two big issues: Freedom of Information and taxes.</p><p>Williams has announced his retirement after 20 years in the legislature after this session ends. We talk about his tenure, which included the aftermath of the scandal that sent Governor John Rowland to jail. And about his testimony over proposed legislation that would limit access to public records.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:16:26 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 18919 at http://wnpr.org Checking In With Senate President Don Williams and House Speaker Brendan Sharkey Remembering Ireland's Great Hunger; Asylum Saxophone Quartet http://wnpr.org/post/remembering-irelands-great-hunger-asylum-saxophone-quartet <div>This week, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, even if we aren’t Irish.<p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But sadly, this holiday meant to celebrate a heritage doesn’t really go too much deeper than green beer and shamrocks in the public consciousness.</span></p></div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & John Dankosky 18681 at http://wnpr.org Remembering Ireland's Great Hunger; Asylum Saxophone Quartet Murphy: Sanctions Could Have "Catastrophic Effects for the Russian Economy" http://wnpr.org/post/murphy-sanctions-could-have-catastrophic-effects-russian-economy <p>President Barack Obama expanded economic sanctions against Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine, with further sanctions on top officials of the Russian government.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"In addition, we are today sanctioning a number of other individuals with substantial resources and influence who provide material support to the Russian leadership, as well as a bank that provides material support to these individuals," said Obama in a statement on the south lawn of the White House.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:28:40 +0000 Diane Orson & Tucker Ives 18779 at http://wnpr.org Murphy: Sanctions Could Have "Catastrophic Effects for the Russian Economy" Ukraine Crisis and Russian Relations: Chris Murphy Discusses Recent Trip to Kiev http://wnpr.org/post/ukraine-crisis-and-russian-relations-chris-murphy-discusses-recent-trip-kiev <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the second time in recent months, Senator Chris Murphy traveled with other U.S. senators to Kiev to meet with the new political leaders in the embattled country of Ukraine. But the conversation for many has turned from Ukraine, to the U.S. relationship with Russia. What's next for the region and has Ukraine completely lost the Crimea peninsula?</span></p><p>Murphy joins us in-studio to debrief on his trip and discuss the possibility&nbsp;of further U.S. actions against Russia.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 18703 at http://wnpr.org Ukraine Crisis and Russian Relations: Chris Murphy Discusses Recent Trip to Kiev A New Haven Kind of Wheelhouse http://wnpr.org/post/new-haven-kind-wheelhouse <p>Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse will be in New Haven, where the mayor's race led to special elections that created a political game of musical chairs recently. Our panel of reporters will catch you up on all the week’s news from the Elm City and beyond.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 18630 at http://wnpr.org A New Haven Kind of Wheelhouse Global Warming: Attitudes Toward Our Changing World http://wnpr.org/post/global-warming-attitudes-toward-our-changing-world <p>A recent Gallup poll found that, when it comes to climate change, Americans just aren't that worried. Less than 36% of those surveyed recognized global warming as an immediate threat, while most placed economic, federal spending, and healthcare issues above the need for environmental action.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:34:59 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 18613 at http://wnpr.org Global Warming: Attitudes Toward Our Changing World It's Hard Being Live On Air During an Earthquake http://wnpr.org/post/its-hard-being-live-air-during-earthquake <p>An earthquake in Southern California Monday morning rattled the usual calm demeanor of the live, on-air anchors at KTLA-TV.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fortunately, it doesn't look as though there's been much damage, and the anchors knew what to do: get under the desk.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:35 +0000 Heather Brandon & Tucker Ives 18568 at http://wnpr.org It's Hard Being Live On Air During an Earthquake