Coming Up on WNPR

Where We Live with John Dankosky
Weekdays at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

October 12 to October 16, 2015

MONDAY: Radio's Storytelling Renaissance (Pre-recorded)
America has seen a renaissance in storytelling of various forms, especially right here on the radio. This hour, we talk with two producers who are telling very different kinds of stories. Joe Richman has been putting tape recorders in the hands of people for nearly two decades as part of his Radio Diaries series heard on NPR. Also our own J Holt is gathering stories from local residents for the Words To Give By project. 

TUESDAY: Connecticut's Earliest Court Cases; Martha Elliott Recalls Killer Michael Ross (Rebroadcast) 
Was Goodwife Fancy sexually harassed? What will happen to the bigamist’s wife? These are just a few of the dilemmas outlined in a new book by Connecticut Superior Court Judge Jon Blue. Coming up, we look inside the pages of The Case of the Piglet’s Paternity: Trials from the New Haven Colony, 1639-1663. We also talk to journalist Martha Elliott about her book on Connecticut serial killer Michael Ross.

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse 

Former President Bill Clinton is in Connecticut to accept an award at UConn. But a trip to this state isn’t complete without a fundraiser, so he’s swinging by Attorney General George Jepsen’s house to fundraise for his wife’s presidential campaign as well. Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse discusses this and all the week’s news with former Clinton advisor Bill Curry.

THURSDAY: Ta-Nehisi Coats Makes the Case for Reparations (Rebroadcast) 

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most important voices in America today. He made the case for reparations last summer when he argued that it's time for America to confront the impact of slavery, Jim Crow, and other discriminatory policies that have consistently denied African Americans opportunities afforded other Americans. He says until we admit to the debts accrued from years of racism, we can never be whole. We listen back on our conversation with Coates at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford.

FRIDAY: A Conversation with Former Ambassador to the U.S. Ichiro Fujisaki  
Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States Ichiro Fujisaki will be here. Together, we discuss some of the latest news coming from Japan, including its recent authorization of overseas combat missions for the military, as well as plans to increase assistance to refugees and those displaced in Syria and Iraq. 


The Colin McEnroe Show
Weekdays at 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm

October 12 to October 16, 2015

MONDAY: Daily Fantasy Sports Get Scrambled 
Public radio is one of the few places where you can avoid ads for daily fantasy football companies like DraftKings and FanDuel. But that won’t stop us from talking about this industry under the microscope for its practices.

TUESDAY: The Poetry of Margaret "Peggy" Frydberg; Paula Vogel Discusses "Indecent" (Pre-recorded)
Margaret "Peggy" Frydberg always wanted to be a poet. She wrote beautiful poetry from her cottage onMartha's Vineyard and hoped to find fame before she died. Peggy died this past year at 107 years old. Two friends, Nancy Aroni and Laurie David, helped her publish her latest collection, "Poems from the Pond'. Also, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel joins Colin to talk about her career and her latest production, "Indecent," which is currently at Yale Rep through October 24. 

WEDNESDAY: Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe: What's the Point of College? (Pre-recorded)
Most kids are told they need to go to college today even though many of those kids are graduating with significant debt and limited job prospects to pay down the debt. So, if the purpose of education is to school the mind to be a well-informed citizen and think independently, do we really need higher education to do that? If not, what is the purpose?

THURSDAY: Preparedness 
Most of us don't pay much attention to disasters unless we believe they can happen to us. Earthquakes, tsunamis, cyber attacks can seem a distant probability, even when we know they're possible. But, a disaster can damage the infrastructure on which we rely in the case of disaster.  Are we prepared for a disaster without the internet? 

FRIDAY: The Nose
Join us for our weekly cultural roundtable.

The Faith Middleton Show
Monday - Thursday, 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm

The Food Schmooze®
Wednesday at 3:00 pm and Friday at noon 

October 12 to October 16, 2015

MONDAY: The Science of Skinny Cookbook 
In The Science of Skinny, organic chemist and nutritionist Dee McCaffrey shared the revolutionary eating plan she developed by applying what she’d learned in the lab to what she put on her plate. In the process, she lost more than 100 pounds -- and has kept them off for 20 years. Her secret? Eating natural whole foods and avoiding artificial sweeteners and chemical additives. 

TUESDAY: To be announced.

WEDNESDAY: Citrus Cooking
The sunny, citrus-infused collection Citrus showcases lemons, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, and limes as well as out-of-the-ordinary kumquats, pomelos, Buddha’s hand, and yuzu in everything from breakfast to dinner, drinks, to dessert. Foolproof recipes include Tangerine Sticky Ribs, Burnt Sugar Meyer Lemon Tart, Citrus Crisps, and Havana Mojitos, while beautiful photography captures the essence of citrus on the plate. 

THURSDAY: Healthy Joints for Life
No surgery. No medication. No drastic measures. Just healthy joints -- for life! In Healthy Joints for Life, leading orthopedic surgeon and former NFL player Richard Diana, MD, applies his unique experience and training to tackle joint pain. 

SATURDAY: To be announced.