Where We Live
11:01 am
Wed December 21, 2011

The Age of Alzheimer's

Vince Alongi

Alzheimer’s is predicted to be the defining disease of the baby boom generation.

It’s an incurable brain disorder that destroys memory, as well as the ability to speak and function.  It also slowly eats away at loved ones who serve as caregivers.  

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The Faith Middleton Show
9:53 am
Wed December 21, 2011

Food Schmooze: Jonathan Waxman's Culinary Lesson In Italian Cooking And Chris

Herry Lawford/flickr creative commons

Feel Good Chicken SoupChris Prosperi

2 qt chicken broth

1 quart water

1 tablespoon curry powder

1 tablespoon honey

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dry

1 inch piece ginger cut in half

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped carrots

1 cup chopped celery

4 cups assorted chopped root vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, celery root, etc)

Salt and black pepper to taste

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News
6:40 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Favorite Albums of 2011 PT. 1

This is part one of the Needle Drop's show series tributing the best records of 2011. In this episode, we look back on new records from Nicolas Jaar, Colin Stetson, and PJ Harvey.

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Where We Live
11:23 am
Tue December 20, 2011

Detainees From The War On Terror

James Gordon (Flickr Creative Commons)

President Obama promised to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, used to hold suspected terrorists. Ten years after 9/11...we’re seemingly no closer to a resolution about how to handle these detainees.

Attorney General Eric Holder went out on a limb - calling for civilian trials - only to have his idea ditched by the administration.

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Where We Live
10:46 am
Tue December 20, 2011

The Connecticut Economy

The Connecticut Economy is a quarterly review put out by the University of Connecticut that analyzes - well - the state’s economy. The latest edition was recently released and includes an analysis of Connecticut’s quality of life.

One major factor in any economic study is the unemployment rate and yesterday, the Connecticut Department of Labor released new statistics showing a slight drop to 8.4% in what the department calls a plateauing of the unemployment rate.

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Tuition Hike Fruition
10:39 am
Tue December 20, 2011

UConn Approves Tuition Hike Over Four Years

Chion Wolf WNPR

The University of Connecticut announced yesterday that it’s raising tuition starting in 2013. Yearly increases thru 2016 will be 6 percent, 6.3 percent, 6.5 percent and 6.8 percent...nearly doubling the cost of attending UConn in less than 12 years. Tuition and fees for an in-state student is currently $10,670. Under this plan, it could grow to $13,130 by 2016.

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News
3:40 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Hartford Police Chief Search Could Take Longer Than Planned

Hartford officials say they will likely miss their February deadline for picking a new person to run the police department.  As WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, the current police chief's tenure ends December 31st. Daryl Roberts is leaving after 30 years on the force and more than five years as the city's chief. He announced his retirement in September -- just before Mayor Pedro Segarra released the results of an outside investigation that said the police department had serious management issues.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:38 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Our Favorite Songs Of 2011

Flickr Creative Commons, cogdogblog

We're bringing our music experts in today to give you their picks, especially those of you who have to buy stuff for other people during the holiday giving season. I decided to get out of their way and not bring in any picks of my own, but I'll use this little unencumbered moment to mention a few things.

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Where We Live
11:12 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Mormon Voting Trends

Chion Wolf

A recent Trinity College study takes a look at socio-demographic trends among the United States' Mormon population. Mormons make up just 1.4% of the U.S. adult population and vote heavily Republican.

It is also a group with very high rates of voter registration. We talk with someone who worked on this study, Juhem Navarro-Rivera and take listener phone calls about the media's coverage of the Mormon presidential candidates.

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Where We Live
10:49 am
Mon December 19, 2011

Gearing Up For 2012

IowaPolitics.com (Flickr Creative Commons

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