News
10:36 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Ambient Classical and a Blend of Different Metals

This week on the Needle Drop, we've got new music from the latest Jacaszek album, Glimmer. It's a plesant blend of classical instrumentation, and ambient songstructures. Plus, it's complimented with a few electronic elements as well. We've also got a blend of different metal styles coming off the new Cormorant album, Dwellings, as well as a posthumous album from music producer Nujabes.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:57 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

All Tech (Problems) Considered

Flickr Creative Commons, Kr. B.

I have a problem.

The computer that was the home base for my iTunes has died, so the only place my iTunes exist is on my iPod.

If you tell me I should have backed up my iTunes, I will hit you. I googled this whole problem and learned that solutions do exist. I tried one of them and was too stupid to be able to make it work.

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State Capitol
3:21 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Malloy Names New Chief of Staff

Jeff Cohen/WNPR

Governor Dannel Malloy has announced a new chief of staff.  Mark Ojakian will start the job in January. Ojakian will take the place of Tim Bannon, who Malloy says is leaving as planned after a year on the job.  Ojakian was the governor's point person in labor negotiations. "His work negotiating with the state employees union was critical to our plans to reinvent Connecticut state government and even more critical to our budget plans. And while it was a bruising and often frustrating endeavor, in the end, we got what we needed. And in large part we got what we needed because of his superior skills." Malloy says one of those skills proved especially useful.  "Well, he's got a lot more patience than I do -- probably is the best way to put it."

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News
3:01 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

(I)NTERVIEW: Simon Konover

This (I)NTERVIEW is from July 14, 2011.

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:08 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Know When To Call An Ambulance, And The Ins And Outs Of Open Relationships

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If you've wondered whether to call an ambulance, EMT Jane Stern has tips and information. Plus, Amy Bloom on why open relationships do and do not work.

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Where We Live
10:30 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Violence In And Around Sports

David Baker (Flickr Creative Commons)

If you’ve listened to this show for a while, you know I’m from Pittsburgh. And that makes me a Steelers fan. Steelers fans root for their team in good seasons and bad, and have always had a belief that their players embody the spirit of Art Rooney, one of the founders of the modern NFL. Their players are tough and gritty, without being thuggish. They play hard…and they play right.

Then, you see this.

That’s from last Thursday night.

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Health Care Reform
4:16 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

State Health Care Advocate on Where We Live

As the U-S Supreme Court prepares to test the constitutionality of President Obama's signature health care reform law, state officials across the country are trying to figure out the best ways to implement it -- even if they don't think it's the best option out there.  Victoria Veltri is Connecticut's health care advocate.  As the state gears up for the introduction of its private health insurance exchange, where those without insurance can buy it, Veltri told WNPR's Where We Live that she'd like to see something totally different.  A public health insurance plan.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:35 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Holiday Advertising

Lucky Strike

It's the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukah, Christmakuh, Kwanza, or as advertisers like to think of it, the season when they separate you from your money.

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News
1:06 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Real Life Survival Guide Episode 26

Cindy Papish Gerber

Episode 26 was recorded on Sunday December 11th at Zafra Cuban Restaurant and Rum Bar.

Our guest editors were Ken Sperling, Jon Crane, Joy Gathers, and James Mapes. (You can learn more about them here. Duo was at the session, but left before Cindy took the photo...)

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News
12:10 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

New Haven Mayor Wants Illegal Immigrants in the Elm City To Vote

Photo by Diane Orson

New Haven has been called a sanctuary city because its policies are welcoming to its illegal immigrant population like the Elm City resident ID card. 

Now, Mayor John DeStefano now wants to see all residents above 18 have the ability to vote, including the undocumented. Click on the audio link on the left to hear his interview with WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil.

 

There are an estimated 10,000 illegal immigrants in New Haven. And Mayor Destefano believes more than half of them would be interested in local elections.

 

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