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The Colin McEnroe Show
Mon March 10, 2014
The Scramble: Losing at Jeopardy, Finding Lost Dogs, and Winning Back Lost Freedom of Information
Amanda Hess is one of our favorite social critics. She writes for Slate and lately, well always, she's thinking about the depiction of women in mass media, including a statistical disparity between the performances of men and women on Jeopardy.
This question and answer have been kicking around for awhile and theories range from the unwillingness of women to wager aggressively on Double Jeopardy to a preponderance of male-oriented questions.
Amanda and I will talk about this as well as the latest effort to create a fashionable girl doll who is not Barbie.
In our second segment, the most intensely digital high-stakes crowdsourced effort to find a missing dog, well two missing dogs that I have ever seen. You can access Find Burton and Zuzu West End Hartford here.
And, lastly, our Freedom of Information Act in Connecticut seems to be under attack more often than a medieval castle. See here and here. Today, the people who fight for it have to run back and forth between two public hearings. We'll tell you why.
Questions or comments? Write below, email Colin@wnpr.org, or tweet @wnprcolin.
- Amanda Hess is a staff writer at Slate Magazine
- Amanda Denes is an assistant professor of communications at the University of Connecticut
- Claude Albert is the Legislative Chair, Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information