The Colin McEnroe Show

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Contact producers Chion Wolf and Betsy Kaplan.

The executive producer is Catie Talarski.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:30 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Poor Old Shine: Celebrating The Roots Of Americana Music

PoorOldShine.com

It's possible to oversell the idea of a modern revival of so-called American roots music. Maybe that revival is always happening.

Nick Spitzer's terrific public radio show "American Routes" has been around since 1998, when it was featuring people like Steve Earle. So, you know ... the Lumineers and Mumford and Sons didn't exactly invent anything.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:30 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Poor Old Shine: Celebrating The Roots Of Americana Music

PoorOldShine.com

It's possible to oversell the idea of a modern revival of so-called American roots music. Maybe that revival is always happening.

Nick Spitzer's terrific public radio show "American Routes" has been around since 1998, when it was featuring people like Steve Earle. So, you know ... the Lumineers and Mumford and Sons didn't exactly invent anything.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Living With Food Allergies

Joyosity, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Living With Food Allergies

Joyosity, Flickr Creative Commons

No one can escape the issue of extreme food allergies. Maybe it's you who is allergic to peanuts, dairy, shellfish, citrus. Maybe it's your little son or daughter. Or maybe you don't have any allergies, but because you eat food, you find that other people's allergies affect your life. Are you ever asked to keep peanuts out of the snack you're bringing to school? Or to keep dairy out of the cake you made for the office birthday party?

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The Colin McEnroe Show
11:27 am
Fri May 3, 2013

The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online

Wikimedia Commons

It has been widely reported -- but not heavily discussed -- that Charles and David Koch are the leading suitors to buy the eight newspapers belonging to the Tribune Company. One of those eight newspapers is the Hartford Courant.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
11:27 am
Fri May 3, 2013

The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online

Wikimedia Commons

It has been widely reported -- but not heavily discussed -- that Charles and David Koch are the leading suitors to buy the eight newspapers belonging to the Tribune Company. One of those eight newspapers is the Hartford Courant.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:40 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Combing Through the History And Psychology Of Beards

Political Graveyard on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:40 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Combing Through the History And Psychology Of Beards

Political Graveyard on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:41 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

The Triumphant Decline Of The American WASP

Flickr Creative Commons, {AndreaRenee}

2012 was not the Mayan apocalypse, but it did pile a little more fuel on the WASP Armageddon.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:41 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

The Triumphant Decline Of The American WASP

Flickr Creative Commons, {AndreaRenee}

2012 was not the Mayan apocalypse, but it did pile a little more fuel on the WASP Armageddon.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:33 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Live At Watkinson School: Future So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades

Chion Wolf

Today's New York Times features an article about brain-computer interface which is speeding along faster than you might think. Your long wait for the ability to be able to move things -- well, certain things -- with your thoughts is basically over. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:33 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Live At Watkinson School: Future So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades

Chion Wolf

Today's New York Times features an article about brain-computer interface which is speeding along faster than you might think. Your long wait for the ability to be able to move things -- well, certain things -- with your thoughts is basically over. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:35 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

The Nose: Reddit, Ricin, & Readin' At The Presidential Library

Editor B, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:35 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

The Nose: Reddit, Ricin, & Readin' At The Presidential Library

Editor B, Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:31 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

A Conversation With Peter Tork

Brett Jordan on Flickr Creative Commons

John Lennon said they were the greatest comedy team since the Marx Brothers.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:31 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

A Conversation With Peter Tork

Brett Jordan on Flickr Creative Commons

John Lennon said they were the greatest comedy team since the Marx Brothers.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:07 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

'Destination Mars' - Frontier Journeys To The Red Planet

Flickr Creative Commons, USDAgov

The good news about Mars? It has sunlight, carbon, water, and nitrogen. On a good day, it's only 35.8 million miles away. True that good day is July 27, 2018, but still, it beats trying to reach the closest other Earth-like planet which is 70 trillion miles away.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:07 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

'Destination Mars' - Frontier Journeys To The Red Planet

Flickr Creative Commons, USDAgov

The good news about Mars? It has sunlight, carbon, water, and nitrogen. On a good day, it's only 35.8 million miles away. True that good day is July 27, 2018, but still, it beats trying to reach the closest other Earth-like planet which is 70 trillion miles away.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:11 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Does Going 'All Natural' Keep Us Healthier?

Flickr Creative Commons, daveparker

Two possible meaningful personal stories.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
5:11 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Does Going 'All Natural' Keep Us Healthier?

Flickr Creative Commons, daveparker

Two possible meaningful personal stories.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:05 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

The Digestive System Gets No Respect

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:05 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

The Digestive System Gets No Respect

Hey Paul Studios on Flickr Creative Commons

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Millennials Are Social, Capable, and Confident (Really)

Flickr Creative Commons, Jhaymesisviphotography

Let's define our term. Millennials are the generation currently between the ages of 18 and 30. They are often mocked for being soft, cosseted, narcissistic smart phone addicts. And worse. And part of the issue is that it's just fun to talk about them that way.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:30 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Millennials Are Social, Capable, And Confident (Really.)

Flickr Creative Commons, Jhaymesisviphotography

Let's define our term. Millennials are the generation currently between the ages of 18 and 30. They are often mocked for being soft, cosseted, narcissistic smart phone addicts. And worse. And part of the issue is that it's just fun to talk about them that way.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

How Violence In Public Places Shapes America's Psyche

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The Boston Marathon bombing sent me back to Don DiLillo's novel "Underworld," in which he describes the experience of watching a shooting be replayed frequently on the news.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

How Violence In Public Places Shapes America's Psyche

Wikimedia Commons

The Boston Marathon bombing sent me back to Don DiLillo's novel "Underworld," in which he describes the experience of watching a shooting be replayed frequently on the news.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:55 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

The Nose: 'Accidental Racist' Ignites Controversy, Weiner's Post-Scandal Playbook

Flickr Creative Commons, Tony Fischer Photography

We had a big menu of things we could talk about on The Nose this week, but there was no possibility we weren't going to tackle "Accidental Racist,' the collaboration between country star Brad Paisely and rap star LL Cool J, mainly because of all the heat and light this song as generated among journalists and critics. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:55 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

The Nose: 'Accidental Racist' Ignites Controversy, Weiner's Post-Scandal Playbook

Flickr Creative Commons, Tony Fischer Photography

We had a big menu of things we could talk about on The Nose this week, but there was no possibility we weren't going to tackle "Accidental Racist,' the collaboration between country star Brad Paisely and rap star LL Cool J, mainly because of all the heat and light this song as generated among journalists and critics. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

How Could College Sports Be Reformed?

Flickr Creative Commons, Murray State

Don't get me wrong. I like watching college sports, but I wonder what it is we're watching. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
12:49 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

How Could College Sports Be Reformed?

Flickr Creative Commons, Murray State

Don't get me wrong. I like watching college sports, but I wonder what it is we're watching. 

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