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The Other Connecticut: The Southeastern Region

Oct 29, 2015

Connecticut might mean clapboard homes, leafy suburbs, and town centers that show off their roots to our colonial past. Unless you're thinking of southeastern Connecticut.

The southeastern part of our state conjures images of casinos, submarines, and a blue-collar vibe that's just a little different from the rest of the state.

It probably doesn't help that the Connecticut River literally cuts the state in half, separating southeastern sections from their wealthier brethren. Wally Lamb describes it as "more feisty than fashionable, more liverwurst than pate."

The southeastern corner has its own allure, challenging writers and artists mystified by this place that time left alone. It's quirky, a little unruly, and special in ways we can't fully define. 

Our guest Stephen Dobyns will be at the New London Public Library on Saturday, November 7, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, to talk about his most recent novel.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.