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4:18 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Attempted Sexual Assault At Fraternity On Wesleyan University Campus

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Middletown Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault at a fraternity on the Wesleyan University campus. A lawsuit is pending over a 2010 rape at the same fraternity.

About a week ago, Middletown Police responded to a call at the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi at Wesleyan. Police say an individual was allegedly assaulted, but was able to fend off the attacker and flee during an attempted sexual assault. The name and sex of the victim have not been released and its not clear if it was a Wesleyan student. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
12:13 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Laurie Santos on Sex, Evolution, Human Nature, and More

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Today: Sex! Or. Well. Not sex. But talk about sex. Laurie Santos is back again. She teaches Sex, Evolution and Human Nature at Yale, and she'll take your calls! So call us with your questions, your concerns, your anecdotes. Or maybe not your anecdotes so much. But your questions and your concerns! If nothing else, this promises not to be your standard hour of public radio.

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Freedom Of Expression
2:37 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Wolcott Schools Allow Student To Wear Anti-Gay Shirt

Wolcott Public Schools will allow a student to wear an anti-gay T-shirt to school after the district faced the threat of legal action by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut. 

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The Faith Middleton Show
4:18 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Laurie Santos on Sex, Evolution, Human Nature, and More

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Today: Sex! Or. Well. Not sex. But TALK about sex. We had so much fun putting together last November's show on the ‘strange’ sex that people and animals have (separately—not together), that we've invited Laurie Santos—she teaches Sex, Evolution and Human Nature at Yale—back to do it again… but this time live, and with your calls! So call us—203 776-WNPR—with your questions, your concerns, your anecdotes. Or maybe not your anecdotes so much. But your questions and your concerns! If nothing else, this promises not to be your standard hour of public radio.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:17 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

A Remembrance Of Kisses Past

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A first kiss should be great. But it almost never is. Did anyone have a first kiss that was heavenly? We'll find out today.

As one of our guests points out, a kiss is usually our first sexual experience.  In fact, if it's not, there's a good chance that something almost literally out-of-order has transpired. But we almost never know how to do it right. In one of Salinger's short stories a little boy asks, apropos of nothing, "Why do people in movies kiss sideways?" And a soldier answers: perhaps because their noses are too big and get in the way.

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The Faith Middleton Show
3:19 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Astrophysics and ‘Strange’ Sex

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The world’s most popular astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, joins us in advance of his appearance at the Connecticut Forum on Saturday. Plus a look at Secret Sex Lives, Suzy Spencer’s year on the fringes of American sexuality.

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

What's It Like Being A Gay Farmer?

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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
4:58 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Maggie Gallagher, John Corvino And Others On Same-Sex Marriage

Chion Wolf

“We’ve been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now.  Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is 'no.'” - David Blankenhorn

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The Colin McEnroe Show
8:45 am
Fri June 22, 2012

David Blankenhorn And The Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage

Chion Wolf

“We’ve been fighting about gay marriage for what, 15-20 years now.  Is there any evidence that fighting gay marriage is contributing to a greater appreciation among the broad society of the marital institution? Is there any evidence that the re-institutionalization of marriage is happening as a result of opposing gay marriage? And the best answer I can give to that is 'no.'” - David Blankenhorn

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The Faith Middleton Show
7:03 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Lady Parts

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Prepare for a frank discussion, adults only, on women and men's health and sexuality. The show features Dr. Mary Jane Minkin of Yale and novelist and former therapist Amy Bloom.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
3:57 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

The Nose: Obama Supports Gay Marriage, While Romney Accused Of Bullying

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Maybe we all live in the United States of Cranbrook.

By that, I mean that we're all faced with choices, all the time, about how much we're going to stand up for the people getting the short end of the stick - whether they're poor, of color, gay or elderly.

If that's true, then last week's hero was, for me, Joe Biden.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:56 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Steven Moffat & Sherlock The Series

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Right now, you don't have to go more than a few days without Sherlock Holmes. I caught the second Robert Downey Jr. version on a plane a couple of weeks ago, and PBS's remarkable new version starring Benedict Cumberbatch opens up its second season Sunday night.

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Where We Live
10:32 am
Fri January 20, 2012

God vs. Gay

Kellie Parker (Flickr Creative Commons)

Since Connecticut legalized gay marriage in November 2008, more than 6,000 same-sex couples have been married here.

More and more Northeastern states are legalizing same-sex marriage with New York doing it last summer. It’s an issue that continues to stir debate - from California’s Proposition 8 to this year’s presidential race.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
2:29 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Paul Marcarelli & "The Green"

Table Ten Productions

Reality is composed of the public and the private. Paul Marcarelli was the Test Man, the "Can You Hear Me Now" guy for nine years of iconic commercials. During that time, he believed he could not identify himself as a gay man without affecting his income stream. The Test Man had to be Everyman, not part of a sub-group.

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Where We Live
10:29 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Same-Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church

Phil Whitehouse (Flickr Creative Commons)

The Catholic Church has had a long history of difficulties surrounding the ideas of sex and sexuality, problems that have forced their way into the public spotlight in recent decades. The scandal of sexually abusive priests and the Church's strong stance against same-sex marriage and in some cases, homosexual behavior itself seem to be problems of the Church hierarchy and not necessarily of the parishioners who seem to split with the Church on many of these issues.

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Where We Live
10:51 am
Mon September 19, 2011

LGBT Health Care

There are an estimated 9 million gay, lesbian, and transgender people in the US.  

And statistics are not easy to find - as this population has not been accurately counted in the large national population based-surveys, including the census.

But one thing researchers and advocates do know is that our health care system does a poor job reaching out to serve their very specific needs.

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Out in Connecticut
1:39 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Oscar Alexander Robles

Oscar Robles is a New Yorker by way of Florida. He moved to Hartford, CT in August of 2009. From a young age, he has been engaged in LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) activism work and helped start the first Gay Straight Alliance in Brevard County, FL .

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DOMA
8:07 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Senate Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony On Repeal Of DOMA

Chion Wolf

The Senate waded into the emotionally and politically-charged issue of gay marriage Wednesday, with the first-ever hearing on the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. There was testimony from gay and lesbian witnesses, including a widower from Connecticut.

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room was packed with gay rights advocates and same-sex couples, as the committee engaged in a divisive debate over the merits of DOMA and a corresponding push to repeal of that law.

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The Colin McEnroe Show
1:56 pm
Thu July 7, 2011

Where Is It 'OK' To Be Gay?

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Everybody knows who Paul Marcarelli is. They just don't know they know.

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Human Rights
3:13 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Sex Trafficking: a Growing Problem in the U.S.

Photo by Chion Wolf

When you hear about the human trafficking of young girls and women, third world countries in Asia and South America come to mind but law enforcement officials and advocates against exploitation say its as pervasive in this country as overseas. On VanityFair.com, writer Anne Fine Collins profiles a Connecticut case that was one of the first to be tried under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

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Sexuality
2:08 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Out in Connecticut: Ray Tessier

I’m Ray Tessier and I’m Canadian . . . well, I’m a US citizen now, but  I come from Canada.  It was unusual how it happened.  My mother married a Navy man and because he went right in the Navy after they got married my mother stayed in Canada.  So we had a house there, we had a place and when my father got out, we stayed there.

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Profiles
4:07 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Out in Connecticut: Fleurette King

Fleurette King is the director of the Rainbow Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The mission of the Rainbow Center is to serve the diversity of the UConn Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Allied community and to provide resources and services to the wider community of students, faculty, staff, and local residents.

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