Police Profiling
10:14 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Reaction To Findings In East Haven Police Probe

A lawyer representing the town of East Haven says findings in a federal racial profiling investigation must still be substantiated. He’s cautioning against a quick rush to judgment.

An investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights’ Division found that East Haven Police intentionally target Latinos for traffic stops, and use excessive force against those taken into custody.  

"Charges like these are easily made. They’re not so easily proven."

Hugh Keefe is a trial lawyer for the town of East Haven.

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Police Profiling
10:04 am
Tue December 27, 2011

DOJ Finds Pattern Of Discrimination In East Haven

Diane Orson

A U.S. Department of Justice investigation finds that police in East Haven engage in a pattern of discrimination against Latinos. The DOJ's Office for Civil Rights launched its investigation in 2009 after Latinos described a pattern of race-based violence, harassment and intimidation by East Haven police. 

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin announced the probe’s findings.  

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Education Reform
9:59 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Urban School Superintendents Describe Dire Fiscal Realities

Bridgeport’s Board of Education has appointed Paul Vallas, interim superintendent, part of the state’s takeover of the struggling school system. Vallas is a nationally recognized education reformer who’s spearheaded turnaround efforts in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans. 

Departing Bridgeport superintendent John Ramos joined a panel of school leaders earlier this month to talk about the effect of inadequate education funding on disadvantaged students. 

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Music Programs
9:40 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Quiet Transformation Of SCSU Music Department

Diane Orson

Think college music program in Connecticut and the Hartt School of Music springs to mind. There’s the Yale School of Music and Wesleyan’s ethnomusicology program. Now, a report on the quiet transformation of Southern Connecticut State University’s Music Department – thanks to the generosity of a state resident.

SCSU student Andrew Pinto sings a song he composed. Pinto, a music theory major, says he’s benefited from free private singing lessons at Southern.  

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Affordable Health Care Act
12:59 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

In Pursuit Of Electronic Health Records

News
1:20 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Real Life Survival Guide Episode 27

Cindy Papish Gerber

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.

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Social Media
2:52 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

The Nose: Defriending On Facebook, North Korean Chic & Beliefs

Flickr Creative Commons, Jean Pichot

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.

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News
1:59 pm
Fri December 23, 2011

Winter Wonderlands

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.

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Where We Live
9:58 am
Fri December 23, 2011

Santa, Scrooge and Economics

Chion Wolf

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.

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'Tis the Season
9:52 am
Fri December 23, 2011

O Christmas Tree - Locally Grown, Of Course!

Harriet Jones

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.

“Hi there… how are you….”

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