The Faith Middleton Show
1:20 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

A Conversation About Bad Driving and a Biography of Clarence Darrow

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Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
by John A. Farrell

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography

The definitive biography of Clarence Darrow, the brilliant, idiosyncratic lawyer who defended John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial” and gave voice to the populist masses at the turn of the twentieth century, thus changing American law forever.

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News
10:54 am
Thu July 12, 2012

America, We Need To Talk: Take a Vacation

Doug Wheller (Flickr Creative Commons)

Everyone counts down the days to vacation, right? Well not in America...it seems we’d rather keep working.

Yes, despite all the data that time off makes you happier, healthier and MORE productive, a majority of americans - some 57percent had unused vacation time at the end of 2011, and most of them left an average of 11 days on the table.

Meanwhile, profits per-employee are at a 10 year high. What if we just cut into those corporate profits by taking a day we’ve earned here and there?

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Fairfield County
10:46 am
Thu July 12, 2012

State, Bridgeport Wrestle With Hot Issue; Coal, Or No Coal?

Neena Satija

As the nation sheds the idea of “clean coal” for plentiful and even cleaner natural gas, environmental activists are hoping that they can push Connecticut to abandon coal as a power source. But that’s easier said than done.

The Bridgeport Harbor Station has been a fixture in this city for decades. Now primarily a coal-burning plant, it’s one of the city’s biggest taxpayers, and it's capable of powering about half a million customers. For Tamara Wood, who lives down the street from the plant, it’s this sound. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:54 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Authors of Why Not Say What Happened? and Verbal First Aid

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Why Not Say What Happened?
by Ivana Lowell

An astonishing and at times outright comic memoir that marks the brilliant debut of a writer raised in a creative, bohemian household characterized by extreme privilege tinged with neglect.

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:38 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Authors of A Force for Nature and Triumverate

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:30 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Conversations About Caring for Sick Loved Ones

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Join Faith and Gina Barreca to explore what things in life give you a sense of permission. And, Bruce Clements on the physical and emotional challenges of caretaking.

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News
4:01 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

On The Farmington River, A Dam Comes Down

Jeff Cohen/WNPR

There's a broken down dam on the Farmington River, where anglers and paddlers like to have fun.  But as WNPR's Jeff Cohen reports, it won't be there long.

It's called the Spoonville Dam, about a dozen miles up the Farmington from where it meets the Connecticut River. Its original purpose was to create hydro power over a century ago. But then, in 1955, overpowering floods washed out about a quarter of the dam -- leaving huge fragments down river.  And for the past half century, the entire river has funneled through a very narrow, very fast moving breach.  

 

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:36 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Food Schmooze: Salsa, Scallops, and More

Katy Dillman photo

Don't miss the Food Schmooze Party. We'll get you ready with recipes for scallops, featuring the New England Coastal Cookbook.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:47 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Is America Awash In A Sea Of Twee?

Flickr Creative Commons, Thai Weber

This is one of those shows where you may start by saying, "huh?"  But with any luck, 30 minutes from now, you'll start to say, "Oh!" 

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Where We Live
10:40 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Reporter Roundtable on House and Senate Races, Swing States

Chion Wolf

In Connecticut, we’re only one month out from an important primary in two key races.

The Senate Race has lost a bit of its drama with front-runners Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon pulling out to big leads.

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