The Colin McEnroe Show
10:55 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Gov. Malloy's State Of The State Address - 2012

Chion Wolf

A year ago, Dannel Malloy's job fell into the general categories of triage and emergency medicine. The state's finances were broken. He had to get the patient stabilized so the process of care could begin. This year, to extend the analogy, the patient is out of intensive care but not out of the woods.

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Where We Live
10:50 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Improv Everywhere

Stephen Haynes

The songwriter Paul Simon once said: Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.

Improvisation is one of the key parts of musical expression...from fiddling with chord changes until a song emerges, to full-on “free” jazz, created on the spot.  In fact, jazz is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of “improv” - followed by comedy.

A troupe of actors, thrown quickly into haphazard situations - forced to think fast and create characters and dialogue on the spot.

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Egypt & U.S.
10:35 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Morning Edition: NGO Arrests In Egypt

News
7:22 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Obama Healthcare Rule Mandates Coverage For Contraception, Angers Catholics

 

Ever since the Obama administration announced its decision to compel religiously affiliated employers to include contraception as a health benefit for employees, the reactions have been fierce.  

 

Now, as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the growing controversy has reached Connecticut.

 

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International Students
4:28 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

International Students Enroll In US High Schools

Diane Orson

The number of Chinese students at American colleges and universities jumped 43% in 2011 over 2010, according to the Institute of International Education. And now, more and more Chinese students are enrolling in American high schools. The trend is helping to stabilize Connecticut's private schools that have been grappling with declining enrollment in a weak economy.

When Christian Heritage School in Trumbull first starting accepting foreign students, Director of Admissions Martha Olson says most were from South Korea.  

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News
3:47 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Wanted: 1 Million More College Graduates With STEM Degrees

A Yale University professor is among the members of a task force advising President Obama on how to produce college graduates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees. WNPR’s Neena Satija reports on the recommendations of the task force, which were released Tuesday.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:39 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Should Religion Be Politicized?

Flickr Creative Commons, jillian louise

Sooner or later in every American political cycle, religion rears its head. The debate over Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright is still fresh in our minds. In the presidency of George W. Bush, there were many questions about the degree to which his faith shaped his policies and his rhetoric.

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News
3:05 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Cancer Foundation Restores Funding to Planned Parenthood

After three days of intense pressure over its decision to end funding to Planned Parenthood, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has changed its mind. But as WNPR’s Neena Satija reports, the reversal won’t affect Connecticut all that much in the short term.

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News
2:56 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

New Haven Mayor's "State of the City" Pleads for School Reform

Mayor John DeStefano outlined his plans for the city of New Haven in his “State of the City” address Monday night. WNPR’s Neena Satija reports that DeStefano placed special emphasis on public education.

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Where We Live
11:41 am
Tue February 7, 2012

The Freakonomics Of Everything

“Freakonomics” changed the way we think about...well, everything. About people’s motivations, their actions, their desires and dreams.

Stephen Dubner and economist Steven Levitt found ways to tell stories that explain how economies work - that drew us in, and made us question the conventional wisdom.

Now, of course, Freakonomics is a lot more than just a book.

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