Margot Adler's NPR career was just beginning in 1979 when she published her book "Drawing Down the Moon," an exploration of the Pagan community, of which she was a member. When she died Monday, she left a long legacy as a reporter, and as an outspoken Wiccan.
Aldler spoke on WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show in 2011 on a program about "Being Pagan." She said she was drawn into paganism by her fascination with Greek gods. "I think if I had my choice…I probably would have been a Hellenic Reconstructionist or something like that, and not even a Wiccan at all," she said. "There was very little around, it was very secretive. People just wouldn’t talk, they were afraid of losing their jobs."
Today's Scramble will start fun and gradually grow darker. We begin with David Rees, host of a television show in which he layers expertise onto simple acts like opening a door or making ice cubes. Its motto, de-familiarizing the ubiquitous so as to increase our appreciation and wonder thereby. We can get behind that. We even have ideas for future episodes and we really want to know everything there is to know about how to swat-a-fly.
A mother who lost her son in the Newtown school shootings remains committed to ending gun violence. Nicole Hockley is Communications Director for Sandy Hook Promise and mother of Dylan, a first grader who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
Successfully erotic sex scenes are notoriously difficult to write, but novelist Amy Bloom has hit the jackpot in her new novel, Lucky Us, featuring one of the most glamorous orgy scenes of all time. The irresistibly steamy Hollywood party involves a roomful of stars and starlets dancing, flirting, and seducing in the old Hollywood of the 1940s.
The New London Board of Education has voted to launch an independent investigation into allegations that the city’s incoming superintendent may have misrepresented, or allowed others to misrepresent his credentials.
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy hopes for a strong vote in the Senate this week on the Bring Jobs Home Act. The bill would take away the ability for businesses to get a tax break for sending jobs overseas, and instead incentivizes companies to bring jobs back to the United States.
Late 19th and early 20th century Hartford offered the public many theater and concert venues to choose from, but if one wanted to see the newest shows from New York, there was really one place to go: the Parsons Theatre on Prospect Street. Parsons Theatre was to turn-of-the-20th-century Hartford what the Bushnell is today.
As the FBI continues its investigation of a disgraced Hartford-based charter school company, some education advocates think it's time to take a closer look at charter school accountability in the state.