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Where We Live with John Dankosky
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

March 30 - April 3, 2015

MONDAY: Anthem Update and The Ethics of Privacy
The data breach that affected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in February affected more than a million and a half current and past Connecticut members. Most recently, Anthem announced they’ll be sending letters to those whose data was possibly leaked, offering them two years of free credit monitoring. We'll get an update.  And despite data breaches, we continue to put our trust into these major corporations. Do we have a choice? Coming up, we’ll listen back on an “ideas” panel from New Haven Arts and Ideas Festival kick-off party. It’s pretty obvious to most of us that technology has changed enormously in the last two decades, and it may have changed our lives even more than that. But, with these innovations have come new questions about privacy, civil rights and ethics that we’ve never had to consider before.

TUESDAY: Transit Corridor Development
Governor Malloy’s transportation plans have been in the news a lot since the start of the new year. He’s set a bunch of goals -- some of them far off in the future -- but hasn’t yet figured out a way to pay for them. Well, we’re starting to see signs of Malloy’s efforts to figure it out in the form of proposed bills at the state legislature. One bill would create something called a Transit Corridor Development Authority. The first version, some said, overreached -- it would seize land around transit stations in the state and provide a funding mechanism for development around those stations. Today, where we live, we talk with legislators and others about how to get there from here -- and how to pay for it.

WEDNESDAY: The Wheelhouse
Our weekly news roundtable reconvenes to discuss the big news stories of the week from across the state.

THURSDAY: Insurers and Climate Change 
We'll take a closer look at how insurers are coming to grips with global warming -- and how the insurance industry as a whole could be a positive force for mitigating the effects of climate change. Later, Susan Campbell joins us as we continue our conversation about homelessness in Connecticut.

FRIDAY: Affordable Care Act Check-in
It's time for us to check in on the Affordable Care Act. We'll find out how one Supreme Court case -- King v. Burwell -- could impact states without health insurance exchanges. And we'll talk about what it all means for us here in Connecticut. 

The Colin McEnroe Show
Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm

March 30 - April 3, 2015

MONDAY: The Scramble
We’ll talk through HBO’s expose on Scientology “Going Clear,” and other news of the weekend.

TUESDAY: The Morning Zoo
Disco ruled the Top 40 music scene for the better part of the 1970's before its precipitous drop in popularity at the end of the decade. But, the death of disco ushered in the rise of The Morning Zoo, a fast-paced and zany Top 40 format that thrived on improvisation and broke barriers between news and entertainment. Today, we invite some old favorites to revisit the heyday of this format - the personalities, the bits, the spontaneity, the pranks. You know the format. Anybody remember Picozzi & the Horn? How about Smith & Barber? How about "The Morning Show with Glenn Beck? Yep, it's the same one. Mark Oppenheimer hosts.

WEDNESDAY: Smiling
A smile is a most expressive form of non-verbal communication humans share. We smile when we're happy and we get happy when we smile. Yet, smiles can also hide our deepest emotions and motivations, especially for those who can't smile.  Artists have long known the power of a smile and have used facial expression to express a myriad of emotions over centuries, including Leonardo Da Vinci. Did you there's an optical illusion in the painting of the Mona Lisa that allows us to perceive her smile differently based on where we focus our attention - her eyes or her mouth. Today, the power of a smile.

THURSDAY: Exotic Pets
It's official: owning a dog or a cat is no longer cool. Nowadays, anybody who's anybody owns a monkey, or a leopard, or a slow loris... whatever that is. But does the cuteness and uniqueness of these exotic animals blind us from the truth: that such animals have no business being in our homes? And how did this trend begin? Some point to the entertainment industry and the proliferation of animated movies glorifying adorable, wild animals. Others point to Hollywood celebrities who have no problem dropping tens of thousands of dollars on these creatures. Whatever the reason is, there no shortage of controversy surrounding the subject. We'll be taking a look at this ethical debate from both sides in this show.

FRIDAY: The Nose
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 & Saturday at noon

March 30 - April 3, 2015

MONDAY: The End of College 
Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey joins us for the hour.

TUESDAY: TBA

WEDNESDAY: The Healthy Mind Cookbook 
In The Healthy Mind Cookbook, Rebecca Katz has harnessed the latest research on the brain to identify the foods that can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function -- all of which dictate memory and mood. She then translates the very best of brain science into the kitchen, using delicious nutrient-dense foods as a tool for promoting a healthy mind from childhood through the golden years. Rebecca Katz joins the Food Schmooze® gang.

THURSDAY: The Boook Show 
The Book Show gang joins Faith live with recommendations in all categories. And we’ll take your calls! What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a librarian? A teacher? Are you part of a book club? Call us!

SATURDAY: The Healthy Mind Cookbook 
In The Healthy Mind Cookbook, Rebecca Katz has harnessed the latest research on the brain to identify the foods that can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function -- all of which dictate memory and mood. She then translates the very best of brain science into the kitchen, using delicious nutrient-dense foods as a tool for promoting a healthy mind from childhood through the golden years. Rebecca Katz joins the Food Schmooze® gang.