Where We Live
10:47 am
Thu August 4, 2011

The Media Fast

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TwitterGoogleFacebookGmailGchatFlickerLinkediniPhoneiPad....ahhhhergh!  I think it might be time for a break. This week, we've been talking about technology and the internet, and how we consume it.  But what happens when it consumes us?

Tom Cooper’s Fast Media/Media Fast looks at “how to clear your mind and invigorate your life in an age of media overload.” But is this actually possible in this media saturated world?

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Media Fast
11:14 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Media Fast: Day Three

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WNPR and Your Public Media contributor Heather Brandon has accepted our challenge to complete a media fast. She'll be abstaining from all media Monday, August 1 - Thursday, August 4 and will be interviewed, along with Tom Cooper, author of Fast Media, Media Fast: How to Clear Your Mind and Invigorate Your Life In an Age of Media Overload about her fast on the Thursday, August 4 edition of Where We Live.  No internet surfing, no television, no video games. This is her diary.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:22 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Summertime TV

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Back in the days of three, maybe four, networks, summer television was an odd wasteland, mostly re-runs with occasionally odd oases. Ray Stevens hosted a summer replacement series which offered the first full exposure to the dadaist comedy of a young unknown named Steve Martin. 

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Where We Live
11:41 am
Fri June 24, 2011

The Art of Field Recordings

Field recordings of traditional music and oral history have provided an important window into the past.  

Mystic Seaport has been collecting the stories of Connecticut’s dwindling fishing industry for exhibitions and books.  We’ll hear the voices of the men and women who keep alive our state’s only remaining commercial fishing fleet, and hear how Calabretta gathers these stories.  

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:47 pm
Thu June 16, 2011

The Spam Scourge

Chion Wolf

Early in the career of Cassius Clay, a boxing writer saw him fight a lesser opponent and said it looked like a man trying to kill hornets with a shovel. That's not a bad description of the efforts to combat electronic spam. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:27 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

The Nose: Oprah's Gone and Loving the Physical Newspaper

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This week a feud erupted between Hartford Courant columnist and blogger Rick Green and Frank Harris, a Courant columnist and chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:27 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

The Nose: Oprah's Gone; Loving the Physical Newspaper

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This week a feud erupted between Hartford courant columnist and blogger Rick Green and Frank Harris, a Courant columnist and chairman of the journalism department at Southern Connecticut State University. 

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The Needle Drop
1:06 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

Indie, Indie Everywhere!

This week on the Needle Drop, it's independent rock, pop, and electronic music from all over the world: Brazil, Denmark, Australia, and even the UK. We'll also be dropping new tracks from Bon Iver, and diving into the new Balkans album.

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Where We Live
11:20 am
Mon May 23, 2011

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone On The Media

W.W. Norton, publishers

A 24-hour news cycle, media moguls with political agendas, blurred lines between news and commentary. To many, these are sign’s that today’s media couldn’t be farther removed from the integrity of its roots.

After more than two decades reporting on the Media, NPR’s Brooke Gladstone is of the opinion that we’ve been here before, and it’s actually been worse. Gladstone presents her manifesto in the new book The Influencing Machine.

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Media Lab
1:58 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

Wired But Disconnected, Episode 8

Kristen Korzenowski

  WBD: Episode 8

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The Faith Middleton Show
8:40 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

The Aftermath of the Bin Laden Aftermath

The White House

Today, a special edition of the show: A post mortem on the bin Laden post mortem, a look at the minds and mindsets behind the story.

We start with a discussion on the mass psychology behind reactions to bin Laden's death—your reactions, our reactions… everyone's reactions.

Then we'll talk to the first chief of the CIA's bin Laden task force about the mind of the man—Osama bin Laden, himself.

And finally, NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik joins us to discuss the media's mindset during and following a story like this one.

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Where We Live
11:35 am
Thu April 7, 2011

New Media Partnerships in Journalism

Elvert Barnes, Creative Commons

For years, we’ve been hearing about the chronic struggles of newspapers and the proliferation of so called “new media” sources of journalism.  

As one outcome of this change, the traditional competition for stories between papers has given way to a new era of cooperation. By pooling resources and working together, these upstarts are making a real impact, informing the community, and driving the discussion in collaboration with newspapers.  

Today we continue our series of conversations recorded at a conference called “Lifting the Veil: Journalism Uncovered.”

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Public Notice
3:20 pm
Thu March 31, 2011

State May Allow for Online Public Notices

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Connecticut towns and cities are mandated by law to publish public notices in local newspapers.  But that could soon change.

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Where We Live
11:27 am
Thu March 31, 2011

David Folkenflik at CCSU

NPR's David Folkenflik once got into a battle of words with Geraldo Rivera.  It just proves that covering the media isn't always pretty. 

His latest assignment is a perfect example: Cover the corporate meltdown of your own company...go! 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:35 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

The New York Times and the Price of News

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Here, to me, are the killer statistics:

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Where We Live
10:32 am
Thu March 24, 2011

NPR To The Left To The Left?

Todd Huffman

NPR is under attack over funding, fundraising and claims of bias.  So what does the network’s Ombudsman think?

We have Alicia Shepard, NPR’s Ombudsman on Where We Live regularly to talk about journalism, and the job that NPR reporters and editors do. 

She’s leaving the network, just as NPR has become a national issue on Fox News and the butt of jokes on The Daily Show. 

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:43 pm
Fri March 11, 2011

The Nose: NPR's Really Bad Week

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So you think you had a bad week? National Public Radio can top you

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:58 pm
Thu January 27, 2011

Talking To Tweeting, A 'History Of Communications'

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You could argue that one of the big breaks in the history of knowledge is happening right now, as we move from being storers of knowledge to being adept searchers for what is stored.

There's a basic shift in the notion of what education is. Most of us moved through an education pipeline in which existed some vague notion that you were better off loading a lot of stuff into your head. It would help you think. It would give you points of reference. You should know a lot of things.

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