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Weekdays at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

Week of May 2, 2016

MONDAY: Live From Ralph Nader's American Museum of Tort Law (Rebroadcast)

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader spent the better part of two decades dreaming up a museum with a highly specific, slightly bizarre theme: tort law. In late 2015, that dream became a reality with the opening of the American Museum of Tort Law in downtown Winsted, Connecticut. This hour, we broadcast live from inside that museum. We check out its exhibits and upcoming events. We also discuss Nader’s most recent book, Return to Sender, and get his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race.
 

TUESDAY: How Safe and Vital is the Indian Point Nuclear Plant? (Rebroadcast)

New York's Indian Point nuclear facility has faced a number of recent incidents including fires, blown transformers, and most recently detection of radioactive water near the facility. This hour, an update on the situation there and in Florida where the Turkey Point nuclear facility is under scrutiny. We also hear from WNPR’s David DesRoches, who has been following the story of PCBs in Connecticut schools and in Alabama.
 

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse

Our weekly news roundtable.
 

THURSDAY: Young and Debt-Free: Is It Possible?

Overwhelmed by student loans? Daunted by credit card payments? This hour, personal finance experts offer tips and tricks for young people looking to get out of debt. Also, Women Don't Ask co-author Sara Laschever discusses the value of negotiation in the workplace and at home.
 

FRIDAY: One-on-One With Connecticut's New State Troubadour Kate Callahan

Kate Callahan is a singer, songwriter, and -- as of last month -- Connecticut's new State Troubadour. This hour, she stops by WNPR to talk about her new gig and perform some original songs live in our Studio 3.

  

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

Week of May 2, 2016

MONDAY: The Scramble

The HuffPost Pollster shows only thirty-four percent of voters are in Donald Trump's corner. He remains deeply unpopular, especially with women and minorities. Paul Manafort, thinks he can turn it around for Trump. His prior clients include notorious despots from the Philippines, Ukraine, Somalia and more. Also this hour, West Hartford wants to open a Chinese Academy on the former UConn campus. Lastly, president Obama and Larry Wilmore burned it up at this weekend's White House Correspondents' roast.
 

TUESDAY: Political Stagecraft
Embarrassing moments in a political campaign can quickly ruin a candidate's chances - despite the best efforts of campaign staffers to control message and image through elaborate stagecraft and branding. Today, that's getting harder to do. Political gaffes spread like wildfire on social media to a public that craves public embarrassment and conflates entertainment and news. As a result, politicians are increasingly cautious of what they say, how they look, how they interact with the public. How is this affecting the relationship between candidates and voters?

WEDNESDAY: Politics Has Always Been Nasty

It is easy to think of our democracy as teetering on the edge as we read news coming from the campaigns. We dream of a more civil age when politicians got along and were civil to one another. But, those rosier days never really existed. Politics has always been a nasty sport.  It's been part of the fabric of American political campaigns since the days of Jefferson, Burr, Adams, Hamilton, Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, and Lincoln in the election of 1860.
 

 

THURSDAY: Conservative Talk Radio

We can all see how this year's polarized political climate has split conservatives, but how has it affected conservative talk radio? Those that listen can tell you: The once unified voices of these daytime talkers are beginning to show signs of a deep divide. This hour we'll take an inside look at the personalities, politics and process behind conservative talk radio.
 

 

FRIDAY: The Nose

This week's Nose panelists bring you the best of the week in culture.

Faith Middleton Food Schmooze®
Thursdays at 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Saturdays at noon

Week of May 2, 2016

THURSDAY: The Food Schmooze

This week, we go nuts over one of the best burgers we've ever tasted, and it happens to be vegetarian. The burger is from blogger and cookbook author Dana Shultz (a.k.a. The Minimalist Baker). We talk to Dana about her Thai Peanut Burger, among other recipes in her new book, Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking. Mark Raymond shares a great value white wine and it's organic. Plus Anthony inspires you to give mimosa the morning off with his latest cocktail, which is perfect for Mother's Day brunch and bridal showers. For dessert, we take nachos in a sweet direction with chocolate-covered tortilla chips. Finally, because we're seeing temperatures in our region rise up into the 70's, we're talking grilling again (get used to it!). Grilling tips and the best grills to buy, all coming your way. Join us.
 

 

SATURDAY: The Food Schmooze

This week, we go nuts over one of the best burgers we've ever tasted, and it happens to be vegetarian. The burger is from blogger and cookbook author Dana Shultz (a.k.a. The Minimalist Baker). We talk to Dana about her Thai Peanut Burger, among other recipes in her new book, Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking. Mark Raymond shares a great value white wine and it's organic. Plus Anthony inspires you to give mimosa the morning off with his latest cocktail, which is perfect for Mother's Day brunch and bridal showers. For dessert, we take nachos in a sweet direction with chocolate-covered tortilla chips. Finally, because we're seeing temperatures in our region rise up into the 70's, we're talking grilling again (get used to it!). Grilling tips and the best grills to buy, all coming your way. Join us.