By Catie Talarski
Dankosky has had enough of the cold… and has officially skipped town. McEnroe is in charge again, which means daily group snowshoeing and Packers Indoctrination Hypnotherapy in the Libby Conn Amphitheater.
In other news and shameless self promotion, next Thursday night is my 3rd Adventure Theater, based off my unhealthy obsession with explorer Ernest Shackleton. Join me 7PM at the Studio at Billings Forge. We’ll talk Shackleton and Antarctic exploration, Peary and Arctic exploration, and we’ll explore the majesty of ships of all kinds. Also, there will be sea shanty’s by The Jovial Crew, a reading by UHart professor Michael Robinson, poetry, Sea Tea improv, and tons of great listening. Stay after for some of my favorite local bands performing at Indie Night. It’s all part of Billings Forge’s new MashUP. Tons of great stuff going on all day. Hope to see you there!
Ok, back to business. Here’s what’s happening Where We Live next week January 31 to February 4:
MONDAY: Understanding Diabetes (rebroadcast)
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions across the world. Type 2 diabetes, which is an outgrowth of insulin resistance, affects around 40% of the American population over age 65. We’ll look at a new Yale study that explains why diabetes risk increases as we age. And we’ll look at the some of the latest technologies in blood sugar monitoring. Glucose Monitor? There’s an App for that! Literally. We’ll see how these new gizmos and other modern medical advances are affecting diabetics’ lifestyle.
TUESDAY: Uncovering the Boston Post Road (rebroadcast)
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. We’ll visit New Haven where a man is walking the length of the post road, take a drive up in Stonington to uncover the old Post Road mile markers, and get an arborist’s tour of some of the trees planted by a group in Milford aiming to green some of the most commercially developed parts of the road.
WEDNESDAY: Congressman Larson
Congressman John Larson joins us in studio to talk about the President’s State of the Union address and more.
THURSDAY: Kicking Off The MashUP
Billings Forge is reshaping Hartford’s Frog Hollow neighborhood through the arts, historic preservation, farm-to-table food and affordable housing. It might just be the next big thing in community revitalization. Join us as we take part in the first MashUP at Billings Forge. It’s a day long series of events that starts with a live show at 9AM at the Lyceum.
FRIDAY: The Next Generation of Democracy (rebroadcast)
Jared Duval’s book “Next Generation Democracy” looks at big changes he sees coming in politics. But the politics Duval is talking about don’t have to do with Democrats or Republicans – it’s about Open Source, citizen participation and a crowd-sourcing solution to problems. It’s about not waiting for government or corporations to do something for you. His new book explores big ideas that are shaping our political landscape – and taking apart the “same-old” political structures we’ve come to know – and hate. Ben Berkowitz, The creator of one of these big ideas – New Haven’s own “See Click Fix” will join us as well. What are you looking for in the next version of American democracy? How are you getting involved in making change?