Episode 27 of The Real Life Survival Guide was recored at historic Lyric Hall in the Westville section of New Haven on December 18th.
We were hosted by Colin Caplan - the creator of the Taste of New Haven eating and drinking tours - and joining the conversation were Marcia Simon, Holly Adam, and the aforementioned McGuires, Ann and Gerry.
Everything contains its own opposite said the philosopher Heraclitus. From Freud and Erikson we came to understand this in terms of forbidden impulses. In his 2011 book "Boomerang," Michael Lewis dwells on the notion that Germans -- despite or because of -- their cultural obsession with order and cleanliness are also drenched -- through their sayings, idioms, folktales and riddles -- in the imagery of feces.
The Canadian-born printmaker Kerr Eby is best known for his depictions of combat during World War I and World War II. He is one of a very few artists who served during both conflicts. Less well-known but equally impressive are Eby’s stark and lovely landscapes of Connecticut in the winter.
Twas the last show before Christmas and we’re visiting Santa, Scrooge...and an economist.
We’re digging into the Where We Live archive for some of our favorite interviews from previous Decembers.
The holiday season is what many retailers look forward to. Consumers head out or log-on in hopes of finding the perfect present for friends and family. But we’ll hear from an economist who proposes a different idea and he calls it, Scroogenomics.
December’s a pretty intense month for many people – but imagine if you were a Christmas tree farmer. As this busy season comes to a close, WNPR’s Harriet Jones visited Staehly’s Tree Farm in East Haddam to find out what kind of a year this has been for the state’s tree growers.
Hartford's public safety complex is under construction, and thieves have stripped it of copper at least five times since May. As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the city now says the latest thefts costs at least $45,000. The city of Hartford is building a new, $77 million public safety complex to help protect its residents. When it opens in 2012, the complex will be the new home of Hartford's police, fire, and emergency communications divisions.
The Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel was set up in 1995, after the death of 9-month-old Emily Hernandez. She suffered rampant abuse at the hands of her parents. State Child advocate Jeanne Milstein says the new report shows the state’s taken important steps since then.
“We’re very pleased that accidental deaths have gone down about 11 percent, and I believe that it’s because of the prevention initiatives that have been implemented over the years,” she says.