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

Week of May 9, 2016

MONDAY: Health Equity: Gail Christopher on Why Place Matters

Dr. Gail Christopher has been a crusader for better health outcomes in America, championing an idea that “place matters,” finding that the way people live in some communities puts them at a much higher risk for disease. We sit down to talk to her about her ideas for a healthier America. It's part of our Health Equity and Access Reporting project, in partnership with the Connecticut Health Foundation.


TUESDAY: American Trespassing; Ned Lamont's Senate Run 10 Years Later

Ten years ago, political newcomer Ned Lamont launched a bid to unseat his own party’s incumbent U.S. senator. He defeated Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary and brought national attention to the race. We look back at that run with Lamont and talk about current affairs in the state and country. We also talk to author Ken Ilgunas about his somewhat illegal hike across the United States, following the path of the Keystone XL pipeline.


WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse

Our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse will discuss the week’s big news from the legislature going into overtime and the state party conventions.


THURSDAY: Where We Live Listener Feedback

Where We Live is much more than a show about place, it's a show about people -- about you, our listeners. Your stories, comments, and questions have meant so much to us over the past ten years, which is why we're taking an hour to get your feedback. What has the past decade of Where We Live meant to you? What have you liked about the show? What would you like to hear us cover more of going forward? Call us with your suggestions. 


FRIDAY: The Best of Where We Live

It's John Dankosky's final episode before Lucy Nalpathanchil takes over as the new host of Where We Live . This hour, we remember some of our favorite moments -- and mishaps -- on the show. We also meet a longtime listener and caller, whose voice will probably sound very familiar to you... it's Derrick from Windsor! Hope you can join us. 


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

Week of May 9, 2016

MONDAY: Ugliness (Rebroadcast)

What does it mean to say that someone, or something is ugly? For a label that gets tossed around so often, its meaning is hard to pin down. Perhaps that's because, throughout history and around the world, our notions of ugliness have shifted considerably. The word has been associated with disease, poverty, and with physical and moral decay. But it has also been embraced by artists, musicians, pop-culture, and recently even by children's  toy-makers.  Are we witnessing a Renaissance of ugliness?


TUESDAY: The Scramble Scrambles the Steves Metcalf
This hour, Slate’s Stephen Metcalf joins us to talk about his cover story “Donald Trump, Baby Boomer.” And Hartford’s own Steve Metcalf helps us dissect Radiohead’s new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, just out on Sunday.

WEDNESDAY: Forgetting the Past

We've all been warned in George Santayana's famous quote about historical memory that "those who can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it." But, do we really learn the lessons of the past or do painful memories serve as a means to vengeance? And, in an internet age that makes it hard to forget our past, can we ever move on from the mistakes that haunt us? 

THURSDAY: Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich, was a pioneering psychiatrist and scientist whose ideas and work were misrepresented, mysticized and politicized by detractors -- and admirers -- throughout his life. Now, almost 60 years after his death, as fewer people remain who knew Reich or remember his work, one local man is making a documentary of Reich's life and work. 


FRIDAY: The Nose

This week's Nose sniffs out the best of this week's culture news.

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

Week of May 23, 2016

THURSDAY: The Food Schmooze®

This week: more great grilling and a favorite frozen cocktail. It's a second helping of a get-ready-for-summer show from our archives featuring Faith's Frozen Dark & Stormy Cocktail, Anthony DeSerio's Ginger Beer Piña Colada, and David Guas's Grilled Chicken Tequila Burger (it's SO mouth-wateringly good). Plus, for our Cape Cod vacationers, we recommend Pain D'Avignon in Hyannis and the gang talks to Connecticut boaters about how they turn out great food (like fresh ricotta, Bolognese, and mango-coconut rice) in such small spaces. Climb on board for a great show!


SATURDAY: The Food Schmooze®

Rebroadcast of Thursday's show.