An interactive map showing median household incomes in neighborhoods across the U.S. shows that Connecticut is poorest in its urban centers, and wealthiest in Fairfield County. The numbers come from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates, assembled elegantly by the data news team at WNYC.
Behold! The unique dilemma of the pig: There is nothing that smart that tastes that good. Is it true they're as smart as dogs? Why do some religions require people abstain from eating pork? What's it like raising pigs, and what parts of the pig are overlooked when it comes to eating them?
We'll talk about pigs and pork, featuring pig farmers, a pot-bellied pig named Rosie, and big thinkers on how these animals operate.
The Connecticut legislature's Transportation Committee held a public hearing on Wednesday to learn more about the recent problems with Metro-North. The Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker addressed the Transportation Committee.
Transportation Committee member Jonathan Steinberg, a State Representative from Westport, told Redeker, "Thank you, Commissioner, for submitting to our version of shoot-the-messenger."
The last few months have seen the Affordable Care Act rollout, and the well-publicized problems with websites and signups. Connecticut’s Health Exchange has been doing much better than the rest of the country, but getting people signed up is only one part of the massive health care overhaul in the country.
A group of doctors in a leading medical journal are issuing a blunt warning to American consumers: "stop wasting money" on vitamins. At least 50 percent of Americans use vitamins or dietary supplements, "despite sobering evidence of no benefit," according to the editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Credit Frederic Edwin Church / 1846, oil on canvas, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
In a classic representation of the "Hudson River School," Hartford native Frederic Edwin Church depicts the journey of "Thomas Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636."
It might seem odd for a museum boasting one of the nation's largest collections of the Hudson River School, a 19th-century art movement celebrating the beauty of America's outdoors, to document parking lots and discarded rubber tires.
Foodshare distributes food to the Greater Hartford Region by partnering with local food pantries, soup kitchens, and emergency shelters. This week, its mobile truck has been delivering a product that's not usually available to families in need.