Interview

Interview
11:24 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Damon Scott

CPBN Media Lab

 Damon Scott hosts a morning show-style afternoon radio program on 96.5 TIC-FM.  Originally from Hoisington, Kansas, he settled down in Essex, CT.  His ongoing success as the afternoon radio personality on 96.5 has opened the door for many more opportunites.  He owns his own creative services business, providing voiceover services for clients like Madison Square Garden.  He was also the first person to ever introduce a group at the Meadows, now called the Comcast Theater, and has since continued introducing bands and performers on a regular basis.

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Interview
6:34 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Harvey Hubbell V

CPBN Media Lab

Harvey Hubbell V is many things; chief among them he is a documentary filmmaker. His work has won many awards, including the Gold World Medal for Comedy at The New York Festivals and multiple Emmys. Harvey has worked in many aspects of production, meandering the professional halls of commercial work and feature films (Mr. Deeds, BlackMale), but has found his home in the documentarian world. “Commercials are film-lies” Harvey says, “…documentaries are film-truth”. The search for that film truth has taken Mr. Hubbell all across the great United States, Poland, Peru, and beyond.

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Interview
11:10 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Anthony Fantano

Jonathan Scranton

Anthony Fantano describes himself as a musician, vegan, troublemaker, health nut, radio host, b/vlogger, and indie music spelunker from the great state of Connecticut. Fantano has an affinity for music and reviewing new music on his YouTube channel, which has over 100,000 subscribers and 25 million views. He hosts a weekly radio show called The Needle Drop on WNPR that airs in Connecticut, Colorado, Montana, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Idaho. He calls his followers “needle drops” and has a massive collection of albums.

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Interview
3:11 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Nicholas Bellantoni

CPBN Media Lab

Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni serves as the state archaeologist with the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Archaeology Center in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Connecticut.

After high school he served four years in the US Navy.  A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, he received his doctorate in anthropology from UConn in 1987.  Shortly thereafter he was appointed to the newly created post of state archaeologist. 

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Interview
12:47 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Kara Sundlun

CPBN Media Lab

Kara Sundlun is an award winning journalist who has been a part of the WFSB news organization here in Connecticut for over twelve years.  She had a unique opportunity at 17 years old to intern at WPRI in Rhode Island, and the experience increased her interest in broadcast journalism while providing the drive and direction to pursue her dreams.  During her time as a Communications and Political Science Major at the University of Michigan, she furthered her expertise through multiple internships, which included an amazing opportunity at the White House; she found it “fascinating to be amongst

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Interview
2:05 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Nancy Wyman

CPBN Media Lab

Nancy Wyman was elected Lt. Governor of Connecticut in 2010 in one of the narrowest gubernatorial races in the state’s history.  Nancy’s commitment to improving quality of health care in Connecticut traces back to her interest in medicine, including her first job as an X-ray technician which she began after graduating from radiological school in 1966.

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Interview
10:24 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Jeff Wiggins

CPBN Media Lab

Jefferson Wiggins is an author, educator, lecturer, mentor and community leader. Born in rural Alabama to sharecropper parents, he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a teenager and received a field commission during World War II. He was one of the few black officers of that era.

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Interview
9:47 am
Mon August 1, 2011

Paul Assaiante

CPBN Media Lab

Entering his 18th year as head coach of the Trinity College Men's Squash team, Paul Assaiante is coming off his thirteenth consecutive winning season. The Trinity Bantams have won 282 out of 292 matches, and have a record of 224 consecutive victories. Paul has also coached the Trinity Men's Tennis Squad for 15 of the last 17 seasons, having a 163-71 record. 

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Interview
1:29 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Mark Colville

CPBN Media Lab

This (I)NTERVIEW is from March 28th, 2011

Mark Colville is a founding member of the Amistad Catholic Worker House in New Haven, CT. Based on a philosophy of “personalism” (“If you want to help the person in the street, go the person in the street,” Mark explains), the house is open to members of the community seeking sustenance and companionship. Mark and his wife, four children, and a nephew share their home with five to 20 people at any given time.

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Interview
12:39 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Sam Chauncey

This interview was conducted as part of the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut."  By sharing the many hours of rich content that do not appear in the finished documentary, we hope to provide even further understanding of the times.  Sam Chauncey, alumni of Yale University and Assistant to its President during the 60s,  was interviewed in the fall of 2010.

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Documentary
5:11 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Patricia Kelly

While producing the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut," numerous interviews were conducted totaling over one hundred hours of footage. While only a small portion appears in the documentary, we are posting the interviews in their entirety to share the rich content with viewers.

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Documentary
12:20 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Fred Calabretta

Fred Calabretta was interviewed in the Fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary "The 60 in Connecticut."  In an effort to share the many hours of footage and rich content that does not appear in the documentary, we are posting the full length interviews online.

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Interview
10:36 am
Thu June 2, 2011

Dick Allen

CPBN Media Lab

Dick Allen retired from his position as Charles A. Dana Endowed Chair Professor at the University of Bridgeport in 1999, after an accomplished and lauded career. He became Poet Laureate for the state of Connecticut on July 1, 2010, beginning a five-year term in that role. Allen is a winner of numerous poetry awards, including the Robert Frost Prize for Poetry, the Hart Crane Poetry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry. He was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Documentary
12:12 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Phil Steele on Bob Steele

During the making of the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut" over a hundred hours of interviews were filmed.  We are posting the complete interviews online to share the rich content that wasn't included in the program.

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Documentary
4:40 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Butch Lewis

As part of the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut," we are posting the full length interviews of subjects interviewed for the project.  Producers spent over a hundred hours conducting these interviews including this one of Butch Lewis.  

Butch Lewis served in Vietnam, co-founded the Hartford Black Panther Party, and experienced first hand the social changes of the 1960s.  “The whole 60s was a learning and growing era.”  

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Documentary
10:10 am
Tue May 24, 2011

Joe Hoke

Joe Hoke, veteran advertising executive, was interviewed in the fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut."  In an effort to share the many hours of rich content that does not appear in the hour long documentary, we are making this full length interview available on-line.  

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Documentary
4:17 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Carrie Saxon Perry

Carrie Saxon Perry, community activist in Hartford, was interviewed in the late fall of 2010 for the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s inConnecticut."  While small portions of her interview do appear in the documentary, her full length interview is only available online.

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In the 1960s Carrie Saxon Perry worked as a community activist in Hartford.  She experienced first hand the frustrations and rewards of rolling up her sleeves and helping the poor and disenfranchised in her home town.  

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Interview
1:49 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Tom Violante

Tom Violante, co-founder and rhythm guitarist for The Shags, appears in the CPTV original documentary "The 60s in Connecticut."  His interview, conducted in late 2010, is now available online in its entirety.   Mr. Violante is one of many subjects interviewed for the documentary airing on Connecticut Public Television.

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Tom Violante, co-founder and rhythm guitarist for The Shags, tells the story of how four high school friends, inspired by the Beatles, formed a local garage band and became a Connecticut sensation.  

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Documentary
10:42 am
Tue May 17, 2011

Charles Vendetti

While making the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut," producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Charles Vendetti, photo journalist and fashion photographer, was one of them.  His photographs can be seen in the documentary along with his commentary.  His full length interview is now available online.  

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Documentary
3:02 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Kate Swift

In the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut," Kate Swift, feminist and author, shares her experiences of the 60s.  While making the documentary, producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  This interview with Kate Swift, was conducted in the fall of 2010; she passed away on May 8, 2011.

Documentary
4:44 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Brad Davis

“In the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut", producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available on-line.  The "60s in Connecticut" can be seen on CPTV.  

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Interview
11:43 am
Fri May 6, 2011

Eric Danton

CPBN Media Lab

Eric Danton is the music critic for The Hartford Courant, writing for both the paper's print edition and daily on The Courant.com's "Sound Check" blog.  He also appears on FOX CT for a weekly "Sound Check" spot.  

Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Danton has lived in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts since high school, when Pink Floyd was his jam.  Hired straight out of college by The Courant in 1998 with the intention of being a political reporter, Danton instead began covering music, eventually becoming the Courant's music critic. 

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Documentary
1:07 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Jerry Kristafer

"The 60s in Connecticut" Documentary

“In the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut," producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available on-line.  The "60s in Connecticut" can be seen on May 9, at 9:30 PM on CPTV.  

Jerry Kristafer, radio personality, was interviewed in late fall 2010.

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Documentary
9:39 am
Wed May 4, 2011

Arnold Dean

"The 60s in Connecticut" Documentary

“In the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut", producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available on-line.  The "60s in Connecticut" can be seen on May 9, at 9:30 PM on CPTV.   

Arnold Dean, sports radio commentator in the 60s, was interviewed in the Fall of 2010.

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Interview
10:42 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Alice Williams: The 60s in Connecticut

"The 60s in Connecticut" Documentary

In the CPTV original documentary, The 60s in Connecticut, producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available online.  The 60s in Connecticut will air May 9, at 9:30 PM on CPTV.  

Alice Williams, a social worker, wife, mother, discusses moving to Connecticut in the 60’s and awakening to feminist issues. This interview with Ms. Williams took place in late 2010.

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Interview
10:39 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Jennifer Boyd

CPBN Media Lab

Jennifer Boyd is an Emmy Award winning documentary producer and is the Executive Producer of Local Programming at Connecticut Public Television. Jennifer has been writing, producing and directing documentaries for over 20 years and is owner of production company Boyd Productions, LLC. Six of her documentaries have been nationally distributed and sections of her groundbreaking documentary, Teens: Behind the Wheel, have been shown on ABC World News Tonight, Dateline, Good Morning America and MSNBC.

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Interview
5:16 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Yohuru Williams

"The 60s in Connecticut" Documentary

In the CPTV original documentary, "The 60s in Connecticut", producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available on-line.  The "60s in Connecticut" can be seen on May 9, at 9:30 PM on CPTV.  

The above interview with Yohuru Williams, Associate Professor of History at Fairfield University and author of the book Black Politics/White Power, was shot in the Fall of 2010.

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Interview
12:51 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Gina Barreca

"The 60s in Connecticut" Documentary

In the CPTV original documentary, The 60s in Connecticut, producers spent over a hundred hours interviewing subjects for the film.  Since the documentary can only include small portions of each interview, we are making the full interviews available on-line.  The 60s in Connecticutcan be seen on May 9, at 9:30 PM on CPTV.  

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Interview
11:44 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Doug Henry

Doug Henry is a three-time national championship winning motocross racer. Throughout the 1990’s Doug amassed a number of career wins and was the first rider to switch from the traditional two-stroke to a four-stroke engine. He was inducted into the American Motocross Association Hall of Fame in 2005. Tragedy struck in 2007 during a crash in a Supermoto race in Florida, after which, Doug was partially paralyzed from the waist down. Known for his relentless determination, Doug has resumed his active lifestyle spending his freetime skiing, snowmobiling, and riding his custom made dirt bike.

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