ypm-import http://wnpr.org en Beer Distributors Step Into the Spotlight http://wnpr.org/post/beer-distributors-step-spotlight <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/sbdistributors0222.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; "> <span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Connecticut is once again facing a fight over the beer and liquor industry. After the introduction of Sunday sales, this year the focus will be on alcohol pricing. WNPR&rsquo;s Harriet Jones reports on a lesser known tier of the industry -- the distributors.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px; "> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:40:44 +0000 Harriet Jones 6936 at http://wnpr.org Beer Distributors Step Into the Spotlight Tourism Districts Under Threat http://wnpr.org/post/tourism-districts-under-threat <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/tourismdistricts0215.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 11px; font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; "> <span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Connecticut&rsquo;s tourism districts are preparing to make their pitch to the legislature about why they should survive in these straitened economic times. WNPR&rsquo;s Harriet Jones reports.</span></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:07:07 +0000 Harriet Jones 6940 at http://wnpr.org Tourism Districts Under Threat FDA Warns Doctors About Codeine For Kids Post-Surgery http://wnpr.org/post/fda-warns-doctors-about-codeine-kids-post-surgery <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/2013/2013_02_26_LN%20130227%20codeine%20HRI%20spot.mp3<p><p> The Food and Drug Administration is warning health care professionals to not prescribe pain medicine containing codeine to children post-surgery. As WNPRs Lucy Nalpathanchil reports some hospitals like Connecticut Children&#39;s Medical Center are going further.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:55:38 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 6952 at http://wnpr.org FDA Warns Doctors About Codeine For Kids Post-Surgery State of the Union 2013 Reactions http://wnpr.org/post/state-union-2013-reactions <p> During this year&#39;s State of the Union Address, President Obama discussed a long list of hard-hitting governmental issues. Live in front of Congress, he shared the nation&#39;s goals for creating cheaper and more efficient energy sources, preventing American businesses from outsourcing jobs and establishing more affordable healthcare; and that&#39;s just the tip of the iceberg.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:28:49 +0000 Tikeyah Whittle 6953 at http://wnpr.org State of the Union 2013 Reactions Real Life Survival Guide Episode 71 http://wnpr.org/post/real-life-survival-guide-episode-71 <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Bruce/RLSG-71-2013-0224.mp3<p><p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">This time we&rsquo;ll be talking about &ldquo;Grief and Loss&rdquo;, an issue we&rsquo;ve been struggling with since the unthinkable violence in Newtown on December 14th. As you&rsquo;ll hear in the podcast, grief and loss comes in many different forms - everything from the the sudden death of a spouse or a child to the loss of a job, a pet, a relationship... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:06:56 +0000 Bruce Barber 6964 at http://wnpr.org Real Life Survival Guide Episode 71 Still No Word On Hartford's Search For Chief Operating Officer http://wnpr.org/post/still-no-word-hartfords-search-chief-operating-officer <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Jeff%20Cohen/2013_02_20_JC%20130220%20COO.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:16:54 +0000 Jeff Cohen 6977 at http://wnpr.org Victim of Its Own Success? http://wnpr.org/post/victim-its-own-success <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/sbjetcredit0219.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:15:24 +0000 Harriet Jones 6987 at http://wnpr.org Victim of Its Own Success? Washington Didn’t Only Sleep Here http://wnpr.org/post/washington-didn-t-only-sleep-here <p> The first time George Washington traveled through Connecticut, in 1756, he was an ambitious young Virginia colonel headed for Boston on a mission he hoped would advance his career in the British military. When he last visited Connecticut in1789, he was the first president of the new United States, a nation that existed in large part thanks to Washington&rsquo;s leadership of American troops to victory over that same British military in the war for independence.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:03:32 +0000 Diana McCain 6993 at http://wnpr.org Washington Didn’t Only Sleep Here Disabled Athletes Bring Bravado To The Ice In Sled Hockey http://wnpr.org/post/disabled-athletes-bring-bravado-ice-sled-hockey <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/2013/2013_02_14_File%20ps%20130214%20sled%20hockey.wav.mp3<p><p> HOST:&nbsp;Bravado and broken bones are commonplace in sled hockey. That&#39;s a version of ice hockey played primarily by the disabled. And the competition can be fierce. Patrick Skahill of member station WNPR reports from Newington, Connecticut, where amateur teams are hitting the ice hard for fun.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:28:32 +0000 Patrick Skahill 6995 at http://wnpr.org Disabled Athletes Bring Bravado To The Ice In Sled Hockey Cooking by the Book http://wnpr.org/post/cooking-book <p> Did you know that the first cookbook ever written in America was published in Hartford?&nbsp; The book<em>, American Cookery</em>, is assumed to have been self-published because the words &ldquo;For the Author&rdquo; appear on the title page.&nbsp; It was printed by Hudson and Goodwin Company of Hartford, Conn. in 1796, only twenty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.&nbsp; Before this time, all of the cookbooks that were printed in America were copied from English texts.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:22:09 +0000 Timothy Adams 7004 at http://wnpr.org Cooking by the Book Bloody Valentines and Cough Coughs http://wnpr.org/post/bloody-valentines-and-cough-coughs <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/TND/the%20needle%20drop%2002-13-13real.mp3<p><p> This week on <em>The Needle Drop</em>, we&#39;re trying out new tracks from Grave Babies, Beach Fossils, and Fat History Month. We&#39;ll also be diving into the latest releases from Everything Everything and My Bloody Valentine.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:43:23 +0000 Anthony Fantano 7009 at http://wnpr.org Bloody Valentines and Cough Coughs Power Restoration Largely Complete http://wnpr.org/post/power-restoration-largely-complete <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/power0211.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; "> <span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Connecticut Light and Power says only around 140 homes remain without power after Friday&rsquo;s storm. In all the utility has restored power to almost 70,000 homes, most of them in the Southeast of the state. WNPR&rsquo;s Harriet Jones reports from Stonington.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px; "> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; "> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:38:49 +0000 Harriet Jones 7018 at http://wnpr.org Power Restoration Largely Complete Blizzard of 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/blizzard-2013 <p> The storm known as &quot;Nemo,&quot; at least by the Weather Channel who named it, has now been recognized as having caused sufficient damage to Connecticut to warrant a Presidential declaration of a state of emergency.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:57:27 +0000 Paul Pfeffer 7020 at http://wnpr.org Blizzard of 2013 Malloy Wants To Phase Out Car Taxes http://wnpr.org/post/malloy-wants-phase-out-car-taxes <p> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:44:56 +0000 Jeff Cohen 7030 at http://wnpr.org Amazon Will Charge CT Sales Tax, Build Distribution Center http://wnpr.org/post/amazon-will-charge-ct-sales-tax-build-distribution-center <p> Connecticut residents will have to start paying sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com later this year. As WNPR&rsquo;s Harriet Jones reports, the web giant has plans to site a distribution facility in the state.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:30:16 +0000 Harriet Jones 7039 at http://wnpr.org Amazon Will Charge CT Sales Tax, Build Distribution Center Starting Something at Startup Weekend http://wnpr.org/post/starting-something-startup-weekend <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/sbstartupweekend0204.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: helvetica;"> <span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">This Friday, wannabe entrepreneurs will gather at UConn for the second annual Startup Weekend Storrs. It&rsquo;s a 54 hour marathon which aims to develop and launch new companies into the real world. But does it work? --&nbsp; and does that matter? WNPR&rsquo;s Harriet Jones reports.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: helvetica; min-height: 14px;"> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:46:05 +0000 Harriet Jones 7044 at http://wnpr.org Starting Something at Startup Weekend Sign of the Times http://wnpr.org/post/sign-times <p> News Flash!</p> <p> Athletes use substances to heal quicker, play longer and perform better.</p> <p> Okay, not much of a news flash. Remember the outrage of state sponsored &quot;soldiers&quot; playing in the Olympics as &quot;amateurs.&quot; Our outrage, at its most basic level, was that those athletes had a competitive advantage over others, principally ours.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 03 Feb 2013 03:41:35 +0000 Paul Pfeffer 7046 at http://wnpr.org Sign of the Times Former Hartford Assistant Police Chief Sues City http://wnpr.org/post/former-hartford-assistant-police-chief-sues-city <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Jeff%20Cohen/2013_02_01_JC%20130201%20Police.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:26:28 +0000 Jeff Cohen 7047 at http://wnpr.org At the Intersection of Art and Architecture http://wnpr.org/post/intersection-art-and-architecture <p> Storefront churches, a flock of chattering birds, a meaningful phrase repeated against a plain background: architect and artist Clifford Mitchell told a variety of stories in a distinctive style, using pencil and pen, oil paint, watercolors and collage. An African-American architect and artist born in Alabama, Mitchell spent most of his life in Hartford and West Hartford. The year after graduating cum laude from Hartford Art School, he began winning prizes at regional art exhibitions. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:31:09 +0000 Tasha Caswell 7049 at http://wnpr.org At the Intersection of Art and Architecture Obamacare Explained http://wnpr.org/post/obamacare-explained <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Harriet/healthworkshop0201.mp3<p><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; "> <span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">The Affordable Care Act is nothing if not complicated. Now a series of <a href="http://www.cthealthcouncil.com/programs-events/event-calendar/2013/01/18/affordable-health-care-workshop" target="_blank">workshops</a> aims to educate Connecticut employers about just how to comply. WNPR&rsquo;s Harriet Jones reports.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica; min-height: 14px; "> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:27:27 +0000 Harriet Jones 7051 at http://wnpr.org Obamacare Explained Screamo Comrades and Moving Bodies http://wnpr.org/post/screamo-comrades-and-moving-bodies <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/TND/the%20needle%20drop%2001-30-13.mp3<p><p> This week on the Needle Drop, we&#39;ve got new tracks from California X, Oliver, Akron/Familiy, and more. We&#39;ll also be diving into the latest releases from electronic producer Gold Panda, math rock band This Town Needs Guns, and screamo outfit Comadre.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:25:49 +0000 Anthony Fantano 7065 at http://wnpr.org Screamo Comrades and Moving Bodies At Legislature, Mental Health Takes Center Stage http://wnpr.org/post/legislature-mental-health-takes-center-stage <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:40:17 +0000 Jeff Cohen 7074 at http://wnpr.org Real Life Survival Guide Episode 69 http://wnpr.org/post/real-life-survival-guide-episode-69 <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/Bruce/RLSG-69-2013-0127.mp3<p><p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">As we rounded the corner in to 2013, my thoughts turned from the food I had been eating during the holidays to the food I&rsquo;ve been eating during the football playoffs, and I figured it was a good time to talk about what we put in our bodies on a daily basis.</span></p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:57:35 +0000 Bruce Barber 7081 at http://wnpr.org Real Life Survival Guide Episode 69 Quaint http://wnpr.org/post/quaint <p> It is so quaint. Having to record audio on one device, edit on a second and distribute to a third. Like having to first hitch your horse to a wagon before you could go or having to shut off the gas to extinguish your lamp.</p> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:00:41 +0000 Paul Pfeffer 7082 at http://wnpr.org Quaint Wool…it’s not just for warmth! http://wnpr.org/post/wool-it-s-not-just-warmth <p> Most of us associate wool with scratchy sweaters and bare-skinned sheep, but wool is much more than that.&nbsp; Wool was used for clothing as early as 4000 BCE and over 200 different breeds of sheep produce it, and so do other animals like goats, camels, alpacas, and llamas.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:59:17 +0000 Karen DePauw 7085 at http://wnpr.org Wool…it’s not just for warmth! UConn Study Focuses on Children Who Lose Autism Diagnosis http://wnpr.org/post/uconn-study-focuses-children-who-lose-autism-diagnosis <p> A study by University of Connecticut researchers has found that some children diagnosed with autism at a young age improved to a point where they no longer had symptoms of the disorder.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 18:51:14 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 7091 at http://wnpr.org UConn Study Focuses on Children Who Lose Autism Diagnosis 21st Century Masters and Almond Milk Paradises http://wnpr.org/post/21st-century-masters-and-almond-milk-paradises <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/TND/the%20needle%20drop%2001-23-12.mp3<p><p> This week on The Needle Drop, we&#39;re looking at the latest releases from pop/rock revivalists Foxygen, and experimental rapper Milo. We&#39;ll also be hearing new tracks from Factory Floor and Low.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:59:28 +0000 Anthony Fantano 7092 at http://wnpr.org 21st Century Masters and Almond Milk Paradises Fire & Ice http://wnpr.org/post/fire-ice <p> Hartford&rsquo;s Union Station, completed in 1889, acts as downtown&rsquo;s western boundary and is the visual transition point between the business district and the residential neighborhood of Asylum Hill. The station originally operated for multiple railways including the Hartford and New Haven Railroad, Hartford and Connecticut Valley Railroad, Central New England Railway, and the New York and New England Railroad.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:49:53 +0000 Bethany Gallant 7102 at http://wnpr.org Fire & Ice 100 Years Of Cole Porter At Yale http://wnpr.org/post/100-years-cole-porter-yale <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/2013/2013_01_18_do%20130118%20Cole%20Porter.mp3<p><p> Yale University kicks off a yearlong celebration of the work of composer and lyricist Cole Porter this weekend. &nbsp;Porter aficionados will be able to hear one of his most popular musicals in its original orchestration.</p> <p> Kiss Me Kate is probably Cole Porter&rsquo;s best known musical, &nbsp;and his &nbsp;most successful.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:47:36 +0000 Diane Orson 7103 at http://wnpr.org 100 Years Of Cole Porter At Yale Town, Police Union Agree On Deal to Help Newtown First Responders http://wnpr.org/post/town-police-union-agree-deal-help-newtown-first-responders <p>http://cptv.vo.llnwd.net/o2/ypmwebcontent/2013/2013_01_16_LN%20130117%20newtown%20ptsd.mp3<p><p> More than a dozen police officers in Newtown haven&#39;t returned to work since the day they responded to a mass shooting inside an elementary school. Twenty children and six adults were killed.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:22:03 +0000 Lucy Nalpathanchil 7108 at http://wnpr.org Town, Police Union Agree On Deal to Help Newtown First Responders