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Ice Jams, Art Selfies, And Local History

Jan 19, 2018

What happens when a river fills with ice?

The sight of ice jams are drawing crowds from the banks of the Housatonic River in Kent to the Connecticut River in Haddam.

A timelapse of the ice jam on the Connecticut River by @EWeather13

But those ice jams have also caused some headaches--from flooding to property damage.

This hour, the First Selectman in Kent will tell us how the ice has impacted his town.

We’ll also check in with the U.S Coast Guard, which has sent 2 ships to break up the ice in the Connecticut River.

National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet shares her painting/selfie match. 

And has your social media filled with friends posting selfies next to paintings that may—or may not—look like them? Google has created an Arts and Culture app that attempts to analyze users faces and match them with their “doppelganger” from the world of art.

The director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shares her thoughts on the art selfie app—and how to better connect with the art we’re discovering through technology.

Plus, a new lecture series out of Capital Community College highlights Hartford’s unique history. 

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.