The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a plan to move silt and sediment from Bridgeport’s Harbor to the New Haven Harbor. But some city residents are doing their best to keep that from happening.
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro joined about fifty protestors who gathered recently on the shoreline in Morris Cove -- a neighborhood of New Haven that looks out onto New Haven Harbor and Long Island Sound. In the water are kayakers, and a line of boats 40 deep, all with anti-dumping signs…
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.
A deadline looms large for Congress to reach a budget deal that includes raising the U.S borrowing limit. If leadership fails to do so by August 2, the country could default on its debt for the first time ever. WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil reports on the perspective of 4th district Congressman Jim Himes.
By the time we were ready to record Episode 4, certain things were coming into focus. For starters, recording conversations with interesting people at fun (and interesting) places was working. The sound of the birds chirping and the haircuts in Episode 1; the clatter of dishes and late afternoon patrons talking in Episodes 2 and 3.
This winter, I woke up one morning and came up with a concept: why not have a modern day version of the “salon” (which Wikipedia describes as “…a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine taste and increase their knowledge of the participants through conversation.”) I got very excited for a couple of days, and then put the idea away. Fortunately, I keep this stuff.
We mourned the passing of a New Haven institution in episode 2, and we wish Dieter and the gang at Richter’s the best of luck.
We chose Richter’s because a.) I’ve been going there for years, and b.) at the end of Episode 1, while wandering Chapel Street, we decided to record at Richter’s – only to find out they were closing. Duo saw it’s demise as a metaphor for the shift from face to face conversation to the decidedly ethereal relationships we’ve cultivated on Facebook and Twitter.
The Real Life Survival Guide Radio Show returned to the airwaves this afternoon at 4:30 on WNPR. The first big difference from season 1 (November 2007 – June 2008): I have a cohost!
His name is Duo Dickinson. He’s an architect, author, self proclaimed “swamp yankee” and committed family man. Duo is also much smarter than I am, and trust me when I tell you that this is high praise coming from me, the world’s greatest narcissist. He’s a natural performer, can turn a phrase with the best of them, and represents one of the great blessings of this endeavor.
The Real Life Survival Guide is a radio show (and web community) dedicated to answering questions through a series of conversations – with a diverse group of people across a variety of media channels: a radio show, a website, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Gang Sourced, Crowd Finished
Each week, cohosts Bruce Barber and Duo Dickinson meet with their “gang of provocateurs” – guest editors tasked with helping choose which topics will be featured.