The Faith Middleton Show
7:57 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Food Schmooze: Beat This!

In a book that has become a classic for its unique combination of irresistible recipes and hilarious prose, Ann Hodgman throws down a gauntlet that no self-respecting cook can ignore: here are more than 100 recipes for popular dishes she guarantees to be better than anyone else's.

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News
6:06 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Kuan Survives a Downpour in Her Outdoor Debut

Steve Laschever

Carolyn Kuan, the new conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, made her outdoor debut Saturday night in a concert disrupted by heavy, wind-blown rain that drove the musicians off the stage.

Cick here to read the Hartford Courant review. 

Click here to read the blog by your humble correspondent. who performed narration to the small but hardy crowd that remained when the storm abated. 

News
4:37 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

DeLauro Blasts Administration for Slow Going on E. Coli

Mattosaurus via Wikimedia Commons

WASHINGTON--Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other food-safety advocates say the Obama Administration is holding up a new rule that could protect Americans from potentially deadly outbreaks of emerging food-borne pathogens.

The issue has taken on fresh urgency in the wake of the devastating outbreak in Germany, where more than 35 people have died and more than 3,000 people have fallen ill from eating food tainted with a little-known form of the bacteria E. coli.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:48 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Do 'Trigger Funds' Make Elections More Fair?

Flickr Creative Commons, Jan Seifert

Today, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona public financing law similar to the one in Connecticut. But campaign finance reform can be a little dry and hard to follow, so first, a little colorful history:

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Where We Live
11:01 am
Mon June 27, 2011

The New Cartography

Christine Rondeau, Creative Commons

Since the days of great explorers, maps have served a very simple purpose, getting us from point A to point B (without falling off the edge of the earth, of course). 

But with the advent of digital mapping technologies, the form, function and potential of maps has been revolutionized.

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Environment
10:14 am
Mon June 27, 2011

Taking Careful Inventory Of A Rare Bird

Nancy Eve Cohen

A year ago this spring an oil rig, owned by B.P., exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. For nearly three months oil spewed into the sea killing birds and other aquatic life. Now funding from B.P. is paying for a survey of a bird species that winters in the Gulf and breeds in New England. WNPR’s Nancy Cohen reports.

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:04 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Food Schmooze: Southern Pies

News
3:30 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Labor Deal Is Dead; Malloy Seeks Expanded Powers

via WikiMedia Commons

An AFSCME local representing correction officers rejected the concession deal in voting tallied today, formalizing what has been apparent for days: the unions' tentative agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for $1.6 billion in savings over two years is dead.

Malloy said he will ask the legislature in a special session Thursday to authorize him to now make the necessary spending cuts to balance the budget, rather than present detailed revisions for lawmakers to approve. He said granting him that authority would be the quickest and easiest way to amend the budget.

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Elections
3:20 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Labor Leaders Respond

Jobs
3:17 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Malloy Says 7,500 Layoffs Coming Soon

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