New Haven Region http://wnpr.org en The Wheelhouse: Migrating Children; Rt. 44 Tales; Chubby Checker Check-In http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-migrating-children-rt-44-tales-chubby-checker-check <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dannel</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Malloy takes a strong stance on housing immigrant children in this state.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll talk about this story and more on our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse. Also, the&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hartford Courant’s </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dan </span>Haar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been walking and reporting from Connecticut’s </span>Rt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. 44. He’ll take a load off to share some tales from the road. Chubby Checker (yes, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">that</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chubby Checker) is also coming to town for a political fundraiser.</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 25759 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Migrating Children; Rt. 44 Tales; Chubby Checker Check-In Bridgeport and New Haven Weigh Whether to House Migrant Children http://wnpr.org/post/bridgeport-and-new-haven-weigh-whether-house-migrant-children <p>The mayors of&nbsp;Connecticut's cities will take part in a conference call this week to discuss whether their communities have space to host some of the children from&nbsp;Central America&nbsp;who have been flooding the U.S. border.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:15:11 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 25704 at http://wnpr.org Bridgeport and New Haven Weigh Whether to House Migrant Children Connecticut Tango Festival Brings a Slice of Argentina to the Nutmeg State http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-tango-festival-brings-slice-argentina-nutmeg-state <p><a href="http://www.cttangofest.org/" target="_blank">The Connecticut Tango Festival </a>wraps up this weekend. Since its beginnings in the working class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in the 1890s, the evocative art form continues to fascinate people around the world.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:22:25 +0000 Ray Hardman 25459 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Tango Festival Brings a Slice of Argentina to the Nutmeg State British Citizens Imprisoned in Connecticut for Supporting Terrorism to Be Sentenced Soon http://wnpr.org/post/british-citizens-imprisoned-connecticut-supporting-terrorism-be-sentenced-soon <p></p><p><font size="2">Two British citizens imprisoned in Connecticut for supporting terrorism are to be sentenced in federal court in New Haven this week. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:43:56 +0000 Diane Orson 25246 at http://wnpr.org British Citizens Imprisoned in Connecticut for Supporting Terrorism to Be Sentenced Soon Central American Migrant Children Arrive in Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/central-american-migrant-children-arrive-connecticut <p>A group of Central American migrant children who made the perilous journey through Mexico into the U.S.… are staying now in the New Haven area.&nbsp; They'’re among the estimated 50,000 unaccompanied youngsters who have inundated the U.S. border since last October.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:13:47 +0000 Diane Orson 25123 at http://wnpr.org Central American Migrant Children Arrive in Connecticut The Rosenthals Bring Their Bluegrass Fusion to the Elm City http://wnpr.org/post/rosenthals-bring-their-bluegrass-fusion-elm-city <p>Roots-music master Phil Rosenthal and his son, jazz trumpeter Daniel Rosenthal, gave a unique concert on Wednesday night in New Haven.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:10:43 +0000 Ray Hardman 25009 at http://wnpr.org The Rosenthals Bring Their Bluegrass Fusion to the Elm City A Conversation With Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson http://wnpr.org/post/conversation-hamden-mayor-scott-jackson <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-ffcc0265-eccd-dc26-f622-c1b806b35881"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">A few months ago, I was asked to be part of a panel discussion about politics, and sat next to Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson.</span></span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 24504 at http://wnpr.org A Conversation With Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson Yale University Hosts First-Ever New Haven-Centric Documentary Film Festival http://wnpr.org/post/yale-university-hosts-first-ever-new-haven-centric-documentary-film-festival <p>A quartet of New Haven filmmakers have organized a documentary film festival this Sunday at Yale University.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:01:33 +0000 Ray Hardman 24328 at http://wnpr.org Yale University Hosts First-Ever New Haven-Centric Documentary Film Festival Hush-Hush A&E Reality Series Being Filmed in Connecticut http://wnpr.org/post/hush-hush-ae-reality-series-being-filmed-connecticut <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Jersey has Jersey Shore, and now Connecticut's coast has its own controversial reality TV series in the works.</span></p><p>For weeks, rumors have circulated around the village of Stony Creek about a "top-secret" project on Belden Island, one of the 300 islands that make up the rocky grouping known commonly as The Thimbles off the coast of Stony Creek.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:58:47 +0000 Faith Middleton, Lori Mack & Jonathan McNicol 24192 at http://wnpr.org Hush-Hush A&E Reality Series Being Filmed in Connecticut Concern Over Faculty Layoffs at Quinnipiac University http://wnpr.org/post/concern-over-faculty-layoffs-quinnipiac-university <p>The Connecticut chapter of the American Association of University Professors said it's deeply concerned about the way Quinnipiac University recently laid off members of its faculty.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:40:23 +0000 Diane Orson 23841 at http://wnpr.org Concern Over Faculty Layoffs at Quinnipiac University Connecticut Vaccine Company Gets $50 Million in Federal Funding http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-vaccine-company-gets-50-million-federal-funding <p>Meriden’s Protein Sciences has been awarded a multi-million dollar extension to its contract with the federal government to provide flu vaccines.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:26:12 +0000 Harriet Jones 23836 at http://wnpr.org Connecticut Vaccine Company Gets $50 Million in Federal Funding The CMS at the International Festival of (Pancakes) and Arts and Ideas, 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/cms-international-festival-pancakes-and-arts-and-ideas-2014 <p><a href="http://artidea.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">New Haven's International Festival of Arts and Ideas </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is back! The theme of this year's festival is "Transformation and Tradition," and runs from this past Saturday through June 28. You don't want to miss it.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:10:48 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 23749 at http://wnpr.org The CMS at the International Festival of (Pancakes) and Arts and Ideas, 2014 Live from the International Festival of Arts and Ideas http://wnpr.org/post/live-international-festival-arts-and-ideas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today we make our annual trip to one of our favorite shows each year - broadcast live from the </span><a href="http://artidea.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">International Festival of Arts and Ideas</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- a fifteen-day celebration of arts and creativity in downtown New Haven. Each year, the festival fills the city with live music, theater, film, lectures, tours, and conversation.</span></p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 23715 at http://wnpr.org Live from the International Festival of Arts and Ideas "Endurance" Play Links Shackleton Journey to Financial Crisis http://wnpr.org/post/endurance-play-links-shackleton-journey-financial-crisis <p>In 1914, the great British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton&nbsp;managed to keep 27 men alive for two years in possibly the most inhospitable climate on earth, Antarctica. The explorer has been hailed as one of the greatest leaders of all time, about whom<a href="http://www.yourpublicmedia.org/content/wnpr/where-we-live-unlikely-lessons-democracy">&nbsp;many books have been written</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:30:12 +0000 Catie Talarski 23712 at http://wnpr.org "Endurance" Play Links Shackleton Journey to Financial Crisis Multi-Media Spectacle Inside Stony Creek Quarry http://wnpr.org/post/multi-media-spectacle-inside-stony-creek-quarry <p>A multi-media spectacle of light, music, theater and dance begins performances next week inside the Stony Creek quarry along Connecticut’s shoreline.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:49:57 +0000 Diane Orson 23503 at http://wnpr.org Multi-Media Spectacle Inside Stony Creek Quarry Innovative Cellist/Composer Erik Friedlander Presents Bold, Fresh Sounds in New Haven http://wnpr.org/post/innovative-cellistcomposer-erik-friedlander-presents-bold-fresh-sounds-new-haven <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With his ability to pluck and bow powerful portraits of emotions ranging from the foot-stomping, rustic joy of a barn-packed hoedown (think of robust Regionalist murals by Thomas Hart Benton) to the contemporary solitude and loneliness of an urban dark night of the soul in New York City (think of Edward Hopper’s loners), <a href="http://www.erikfriedlander.com/" target="_blank">Erik </a></span><a href="http://www.erikfriedlander.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Friedlander</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.erikfriedlander.com/" target="_blank"> is a one-of-a-kind cellist/composer</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:05:20 +0000 Owen McNally 23435 at http://wnpr.org Innovative Cellist/Composer Erik Friedlander Presents Bold, Fresh Sounds in New Haven East Haven Reaches Civil Rights Suit Settlement http://wnpr.org/post/east-haven-reaches-civil-rights-suit-settlement <p>The town of East Haven, Connecticut has agreed to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit involving its police department. The suit alleged police misconduct against Latinos.</p><p>For years, Latinos in East Haven complained of systematic abuse and harassment at the hands of the town’s police force.</p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:39:26 +0000 Diane Orson 23299 at http://wnpr.org East Haven Reaches Civil Rights Suit Settlement East Haven Students Produce Short Film On Energy Conservation Lessons From Birds http://wnpr.org/post/east-haven-students-produce-short-film-energy-conservation-lessons-birds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of students at East Haven High School created a short documentary, “Weaving the Way: Lessons From the Weaver Bird.” The film recently won outstanding documentary short at the </span><a href="http://filmfest.skills21.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Connecticut Student Film Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:45:58 +0000 Heather Brandon 22926 at http://wnpr.org East Haven Students Produce Short Film On Energy Conservation Lessons From Birds Pop-Up Festivals Hope to Take Visitors Beyond Downtown New Haven http://wnpr.org/post/pop-festivals-hope-take-visitors-beyond-downtown-new-haven <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas has attracted visitors from all over the world to downtown New Haven. Organizers are now looking beyond downtown to the neighborhoods.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 14:52:02 +0000 Alan Yu 22719 at http://wnpr.org Pop-Up Festivals Hope to Take Visitors Beyond Downtown New Haven Service Resumes On Metro-North After Bridge Problems In Norwalk http://wnpr.org/post/service-resumes-metro-north-after-bridge-problems-norwalk <p><a href="http://www.mta.info/mnr" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Metro-North</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;customers can expect residual delays on the New Haven Line Thursday morning because of mechanical problems with a bridge in Norwalk.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Tucker Ives 22710 at http://wnpr.org Service Resumes On Metro-North After Bridge Problems In Norwalk Report: Hamden Police Records Still Not Available http://wnpr.org/post/report-hamden-police-records-still-not-available <p>Seven of eight Connecticut police departments that three newspapers say refused to release documents required by state law have improved their access to arrest information.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140523/7-of-8-connecticut-police-departments-that-withheld-public-info-improve-in-2nd-check" target="_blank"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Haven Register</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reported that the </span>Hamden</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140523/7-of-8-connecticut-police-departments-that-withheld-public-info-improve-in-2nd-check" target="_blank"> Police Department's arrest log was not available</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Police Chief Thomas </span>Wydra<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said he would look into it.</span></p><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 20:24:42 +0000 Associated Press 22528 at http://wnpr.org Report: Hamden Police Records Still Not Available One Marriage, Two Journeys, In Long Wharf's "The Last Five Years" http://wnpr.org/post/one-marriage-two-journeys-long-wharfs-last-five-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s both irony and brilliance behind the story-telling style of "The Last Five Years,"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jason Robert Brown’s two-character musical currently running at the Long Wharf </span>Theatre&nbsp;in New Haven<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:20:54 +0000 Ed Wierzbicki 22392 at http://wnpr.org One Marriage, Two Journeys, In Long Wharf's "The Last Five Years" Illegal Dumping Through a "Magic Pipe" Leads to a $1.2 Million Penalty http://wnpr.org/post/illegal-dumping-through-magic-pipe-leads-12-million-penalty <p>Inspections in New Haven harbor have led to $1.2 million in fines for a Singapore-based shipping company. The penalty was tied to illegal dumping in international waters using something called a "magic pipe."</p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 20:21:28 +0000 Patrick Skahill 22122 at http://wnpr.org Illegal Dumping Through a "Magic Pipe" Leads to a $1.2 Million Penalty From DCF to Prison, an Update on Jane Doe; Connecticut's "Berlin Wall"; Teens Talk Fashion http://wnpr.org/post/dcf-prison-update-jane-doe-connecticuts-berlin-wall-teens-talk-fashion <p>The story of an inmate at York Correctional Facility, known simply as Jane Doe, <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/governor-malloy-pressures-dcf-move-transgender-teen-out-prison" target="_blank">has caught the attention of Governor Dannel Malloy.</a> She’s a 16-year-old transgender female at the center of a rare transfer of custody from the Department of Children and Families to the Department of Corrections.</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 21745 at http://wnpr.org From DCF to Prison, an Update on Jane Doe; Connecticut's "Berlin Wall"; Teens Talk Fashion Construction at CenterPlan Unearths Artifacts From New Haven's Past http://wnpr.org/post/construction-centerplan-unearths-artifacts-new-havens-past <p>Artifacts from New Haven's past are surfacing in the huge construction site at College and George Streets in the Elm City. Many citizens are concerned that the construction could destroy a link to New Haven's earliest days.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:58:20 +0000 Ray Hardman 21014 at http://wnpr.org Construction at CenterPlan Unearths Artifacts From New Haven's Past Reshoring Reaches Connecticut Manufacturers http://wnpr.org/post/reshoring-reaches-connecticut-manufacturers <p>As World War II came to a close, manufacturing in Connecticut employed close to half the state's working population. Now it accounts for only eleven percent of employment. That dramatic decline over half a century is due to one irresistible force:&nbsp;off-shoring, and the loss of work to cheaper labor markets in Asia. But that force may not be so irresistible after all.</p><p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Harriet Jones 20648 at http://wnpr.org Reshoring Reaches Connecticut Manufacturers How to Avoid Delays as Metro-North Gets Fixed http://wnpr.org/post/how-avoid-delays-metro-north-gets-fixed <p>The past year was a bad one for Metro-North.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A derailment and collision in Bridgeport&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/17/184886120/injuries-reported-in-major-train-derailment-in-connecticut" target="_blank">injured at least 50 people</a>, and another derailment in the Bronx&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/02/248139225/deadly-derailment-is-latest-accident-for-commuter-train-line">killed four</a>. Even Governor&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dannel</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Malloy said on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WNPR’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;<em>Where We Live</em>&nbsp;that the railroad&nbsp;<a href="http://wnpr.org/post/governor-dannel-malloy-weighs-metro-north" target="_blank">“couldn’t have had a worse year.”</a>&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Alan Yu 20285 at http://wnpr.org How to Avoid Delays as Metro-North Gets Fixed Senators Blumenthal and Murphy Discuss Heroin Addiction at New Haven Forum http://wnpr.org/post/senators-blumenthal-and-murphy-discuss-heroin-addiction-new-haven-forum <p>U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy held a roundtable forum on&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_2098287380" tabindex="0">Thursday</span>&nbsp;about how to deal with the heroin problem in Connecticut. Senator Blumenthal described the situation as an "epidemic and [a] scourge."&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:42:50 +0000 Ray Hardman & Lori Mack 20367 at http://wnpr.org Senators Blumenthal and Murphy Discuss Heroin Addiction at New Haven Forum Examining the State's Heroin Problem; Danbury's Economic Boost; Republicans' Alternative Budget http://wnpr.org/post/examining-states-heroin-problem-danburys-economic-boost-republicans-alternative-budget <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/S3kbiGMDtNY" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Heroin use is rising at an alarming rate here in Connecticut and in the northeast. According to U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty, 257 state residents have died from heroin overdoses, many in her district, which covers Torrington and Waterbury. Thursday, Esty met with the mayors of those two cities, along with law enforcement and public health professionals to explore options to combat the problem.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:13:03 +0000 Eric Clemmons 20343 at http://wnpr.org Unregistered Assault Rifle Gets Squirrel-Shooting Milford Man in Trouble http://wnpr.org/post/unregistered-assault-rifle-gets-squirrel-shooting-milford-man-trouble <p>An unregistered assault rifle was found at the home of a Milford man after he allegedly shot at a squirrel -- although not with the assault rifle.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:37:19 +0000 Heather Brandon 20299 at http://wnpr.org Unregistered Assault Rifle Gets Squirrel-Shooting Milford Man in Trouble