By Catie Talarski
I’ve been trying to get these previews up on the blog for Friday afternoons but alas, I AM LATE! Such is the excitement and over stimulation of election week in a bustling newsroom. On that note… make sure you vote on Tuesday. We don’t do all these “Where We Vote” shows for nothing! Enjoy the week.
MONDAY: Recapping a Madcap Weekend
We’ll recap a madcap Halloween weekend, as President Obama visits Bridgeport – Diane Orson is there. Glenn Beck comes to West Hartford, and Catie Talarski is on the scene. We’ll also check in with Producer Josie Holtzman from the “Rally to Restore Sanity” in DC. And, we’ll preview Faith Middleton’s up-close and personal interviews with the gubernatorial candidates…including the details of childhood fistfights, first kisses and french fry preferences. Coming up, a roundtable on all the weirdness that is Connecticut politics.
TUESDAY: Election Day Preview
It’s the usual exciting Election Day analysis with our buddies Bill Curry and Mark Pazniokas. Don’t forget to vote!
Join WNPR Tuesday evening for live election coverage starting at 7pm. Hosts John Dankosky and Colin McEnroe will keep you up to date with the latest election news. We’ll also hear from WNPR reporters on-location around the state, and from analysts Bill Curry and Ben Davol.
WEDNESDAY: The Winners And The Losers
Talking election winners and losers today, with Colin McEnroe and Trinity professor Rennie Fulco.
THURSDAY: You Are What You Eat
Former FDA commissioner David Kessler has taken on the food industry with his new book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Apetite. He explores how our brain chemistry has been hijacked by the foods we most love to eat – foods full of fat, sugar and salt. He joins us to talk about what he calls “America’s largest public health crisis”. We’ll also hear from a longtime Journalist (formerly at the Hartford Courant) who weighed more than 350 pounds throughout his childhood. Through practices and treatments he’s maintained a 160 pound weight loss for the past 20 years, and has written a book about his addiction to food.
FRIDAY: The Post Road
During its evolution from Indian trails to modern interstates, the Boston Post Road, a system of overland routes between New York City and Boston, has carried not just travelers and mail but the march of American history itself. Coming up, we’re joined by Eric Jaffe, author of The King’s Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America. He explores the progress of people and culture along the road through four centuries, from its earliest days as the King of England’s “best highway” to today.