Stories Of Disruption And Innovation Post-Irene

Sep 1, 2011

There are two Connecticuts right now. One has power and one doesn't. Actually, there might be even more Connecticuts than that, because within the group that has no power there are factions believing that other people are more likely to get their power back first because of socioeconomic status.

Eastern Connecticut thinks western Connecticut gets preferential treatment.  Like a lot of people who do have power, I've found myself helping to host people who drive up from the south to take showers, do some laundry, charge all manner of portable devices and get a cold drink from the fridge. A lot of things we take for granted seem like special treasures right now, for those of us who can bestow and those who receive. Today's show is about some of the ways people have improvised when the storm wrecked their plans.  Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.