The Colin McEnroe Show

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Contact producers Chion Wolf and Betsy Kaplan.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:28 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Artist Jonathon Keats Wants To Clone Obama, Lady Gaga

Cheryl Tan

Artist, writer and experiemental philosopher Jonathon Keats explains his latest art project, Cloning Celebrity, which uses epigenetics to create "replicas" of President Obama, Lady Gaga, Michael Phelps, Oprah Winfrey, and Jennifer Lopez.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:39 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

The Nose: Sports In The Park, Expectations Of Privacy, & McMahon's Paybacks

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Tony Danza Wants To 'Apologize To Every Teacher' He Ever Had

Crown Archetype

Today's show started with the fact that Tony Danza was available and willing to talk to us. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Music You Need To Hear: Imelda May, Bob Dylan, Frightened Rabbit, David Byrne

Flickr Creative Commons, Jsome1

For years now, we've been getting Wally Lamb, Eric Danton and Joan Holliday together to talk about pop music and share the little treasures they've found. It's always a fun show, and the three of them have great chemistry.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:10 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Introvert Pride!

Ed Yourdon (Wikimedia Commons)

Maybe you've seen somebody in your life lately reading a book called Quiet by Susan Cain. It seems to be getting passed around a lot and given as a gift to known introverts.

The argument of the book is that our world treats the extrovert as normal and the introvert as diseased and needing treatment. Cain says that attitude ignores the strengths of the introvert.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:50 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

For The Love Of Fountains

Pink Sherbet Photography, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:31 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

In 'Hedda Gabler,' A Woman's Timeless Struggle

Flickr Creative Commons, forfjamsa

Sitting behind me at the Tuesday night performance of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"was a couple in late middle age... or whatever comes after that.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:38 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

'Adventures Among Ants' - A Journey To The Surface Of The Earth

The Colin McEnroe Show
3:08 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Impostors In Plain Sight

quapan

From Frank Abagnale in "Catch Me If You Can" to "The Return of Martin Guerre" to "The Music Man," we are entertained and amused by stories of impostors.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:36 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Hooking-Up To Power

Flickr Creative Commons, couscouschocolat

I did not participate in "hookup culture" when I attended Yale University. There were many reasons for that. World War I. The Russian Revolution.

Also, nobody wanted to have sex with me.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:09 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

The Nose: "Eastwooding," RNC 2012, And Will.i.am On Mars

Flickr Creative Commons, Jayel Aheram

One of the basic rules of showbiz is that you don't overshadow the star.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:36 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

The Process: How Can Public Radio Better Engage Younger Listeners?

Chion Wolf

Here's how we see it. We get an hour a day on this amazing medium of public radio.On average, we do about 20 new shows a month, give or take. Do the math and that's about 230 or 240 episodes a year. To do that, we need to go pretty fast, and we started to worry that the countryside was flashing past us.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
6:10 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

A Snapshot Of Sincerity In History, America & Modern Pop Culture

Flickr Creative Commons, katerha

It's hard to be sincere and not seem like a freak. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:17 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

A Roundtable About Rebates

Brandie, Flickr Creative Commons

I freely confess that today's show arose from my own sense of consumer exasperation. I don't buy many things, but occasionally one's cellphone breaks and one has no choice. I went to Verizon. The guy and I picked out a phone for me.

He quoted me a price of $200 plus a $50 mail-in rebate. With the feeble, ebbing strength of my dying old phone, I managed one final wheezing flickering internet browser. The MSRP for this new phone was 80 bucks. I pointed this out to my new friend.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:22 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Chicks and Cars: Women And Wrenches, Not Wenches

Flickr Creative Commons, Library of Congress

Women do everything now, but not many of them do the auto mechanic thing. When was the last time you saw a woman handling sales in an auto dealership? On the repair side, the job keeps changing to place greater reliance on smarts and diagnosis, with less emphasis on brawn. That doesn't mean you don't have to take a wheel off sometimes, but fixing a car can very easily be women's work.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:41 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

The Nose: Considering Lance Armstrong & Photos From A Deadly Shooting In NYC

Flickr Creative Commons, margaretglin

Do you give up on Lance Armstrong? Earlier today, Armstrong announced he has given up the fight against the US Anti-Doping Agency's charge that he used steroids and performance enhancing drugs.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:51 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

The Jittery Rise Of Energy Drinks

Flickr Creative Commons, MJmerry

Energy drinks aren't new. In the late 1800s, there was something called Vin Mariani, which was coca leaves soaked in wine and had about 6 miligrams of cocaine or more per fluid ounce. Thomas Edison drank it to stay awake. Ulysses S. Grant said it helped him finish his memoirs. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:30 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

The Deep Web and Darknet

elhombredenegro

OK, type something pretty basic into Google. Pablo Picasso.  Right away you'll get services trying to sell you really crappy college papers about Pablo Picasso. You'll get Wikipedia, of course.  If you sharpen your search terms, you'll find other stuff, some of it even interesting. You might even find out he's the most stolen artist in the world with more than 1,000 pieces still missing.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:51 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Getting Lost

Jaypee (Wikimedia Commons)

Daniel Boone, the great American frontiersman, is alleged to have said, "I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks."

Most people today think they're lost if the voice on the GPS machine fades away for 15 minutes.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:34 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

I Don't Know How To ...

L to R: Jenn Durfey, Nate Steiner, Ralph Hockens – Flickr CC

My name is Colin McEnroe and I can't skate -- ice or roller.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:25 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

The Nose: Parking Meters, Presidential Workouts, & Getting 'Shredded' On P90X

Flickr Creative Commons, pasukaru76

What's with all the fuss about the body of Paul Ryan?

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:19 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

On Primary Day, A Check In With "Citizen Observers" Around Connecticut

Chion Wolf

A well known author. A Roller Derby athlete. A poet and performance artist. A farmer. A comedy performer. A psychology researcher. Those are just some of the people we sent out today to vote in the primaries and report on the experience.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:31 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

What's It Like Being A Gay Farmer?

Flickr Creative Commons, mnchilemom

Today's show is about gay farmers -- and about the possibility that there's a gay farming movement. There's a documentary film about American gay farmers currently in the late stages of editing. And, as you'll learn today, there's a gay farmer reality show.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:45 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

The Nose: Can Lolo Jones' Story Serve As A Case Study On American Race Relations?

Wikimedia Commons

American thinking about race has not caught up with American thinking about race.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:49 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Live From A Forest: Discussing Hiking, Archaeology, Invasives & Connecticut's Trails

Chion Wolf

There are more than 800 miles of Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails in Connecticut. Today we're doing our show from one of them. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:55 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Transportation Etiquette

A.M.F. photo

In some ways, it's a miracle that we all travel together as well as we do. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:33 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Cheaters Gonna Cheat

FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What is cheating? In games, It takes myriad forms. There's the spontaneous cheating that mainly tests the watchfulness and judgment of the officials. How much can I push you or nudge you with my elbow? Can anybody see this cheap shot to your face as we football linemen hunker down before the snap?

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:33 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Traducción, Por Favor (Translation, Please)

Gwydion M. Williams

If I told you that England is in the midst of a translation crisis, you'd probably assume it had something to do with the Olympics. Not so much.

The British court system recently awarded a contract to one company, Applied Language Solutions, for all the legally mandated interpreting work that goes on in court. The problem is that ALS has proved to be repeatedly inadequate. It sends interpreters who are not up to the job...or they don't show up at all, halting the proceedings and costing the government thousands of pounds.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
4:01 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

The Nose: Transforming Identities And A Debate Over Hair

Flickr Creative Commons, Bob Bekian

American identity is pretty fluid. Don't like who you are? Become someone else. 

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