The Faith Middleton Show
11:46 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Wölffer Estate Vineyard; Award-Winning Author James Villas

Winemaker Roman Roth talks with Faith about Wölffer vineyards world class wines.

The state-of-the-art winemaking facility is equipped with massive, computerized stainless-steel tanks, a laboratory, riddling rooms, a bottling line, and a cellar to hold the wines before distribution. In keeping with the European tradition, the barrel rooms are constructed of high-vaulted caves where wines are aged in imported French oak barrels.

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News
10:59 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Where We Live: Matt Wilson Is An "Ambassador of Good Feeling"

Photo by Steven Sussman (Litchfield Jazz Festival)

The New York Times called drummer Matt Wilson an “ambassador of good feeling.” It’s a role he takes both seriously...and not all that seriously at all. Drummers have a long history of being the cut-ups in the band and Wilson carries that tradition forward, bringing a sense of humor and adventure to the music. He’s been known to play toy drums onstage - but he’s also played with some of the most seriously talented musicians around - Charlie Haden, John Scofield...and the late Dewey Redman, who he recorded this with back in 1996.

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News
9:59 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Where We Live: Robert Ballard Is Back At It

© Ocean Exploration Trust

After discovering the shipwrecked Titanic in 1985, Dr. Robert Ballard could have retired and still gone down as one of the greatest explorers ever. More than 25 years later though, he’s still at it.

His latest expedition is underway and he’s monitoring its every move from his control room in Mystic Aquarium, his computer at home, and on his iPhone everywhere else.

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News
8:38 am
Fri August 5, 2011

Tangoe Takes To The Markets

courtesy Tangoe

One of Connecticut’s fastest-growing tech companies has just gone public, selling shares on the Nasdaq for the first time. As WNPR’s Harriet Jones reports, software provider Tangoe chose an interesting moment for its debut on the markets.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:44 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

The First Annual Summer Humor Show!

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Invasive Species
1:35 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Connecticut Agencies Plan Ahead For Tree-Eating Insects

Kyle Ramirez via WikiMedia Commons

Two invasive insects that attack and kill trees have infested areas of Massachusetts and New York in recent years. Connecticut is putting a plan in place that specifies the role of different state agencies --- if these insects were to be found in Connecticut. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

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Where We Live
10:47 am
Thu August 4, 2011

The Media Fast

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TwitterGoogleFacebookGmailGchatFlickerLinkediniPhoneiPad....ahhhhergh!  I think it might be time for a break. This week, we've been talking about technology and the internet, and how we consume it.  But what happens when it consumes us?

Tom Cooper’s Fast Media/Media Fast looks at “how to clear your mind and invigorate your life in an age of media overload.” But is this actually possible in this media saturated world?

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News
8:30 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Morning Edition: A New Way To Degrade Plastic?

Chion Wolf

A Group of Yale Undergraduates who participated in Yale's Rainforest expedition and Laboratory course have found an organism that can break down plastic, holding the promise of significantly reducing waste in the world's landfills. Their paper was published in the journal Applied and  Enviromental Microbiology.

Joining us by phone is one of those students, and one of the lead authors of the paper, Jon Russell.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:00 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Song Of The Summer

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What makes a summer song?

Joan Holliday says two things: heat and joy. The Internet has sort of informally agreed Katy Perry's Last Friday Night is the 2011 song of the summer, but our panelists weren't so sure. 

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