By Catie Talarski
Here are the radio shows hitting the airwaves June 27 to July 1, 2011:
MONDAY: It’s A Map
Since the days of great explorers navigating the globe, maps have served a very simple and essential purpose, getting us from point A to point B (without falling off the edge of the earth, of course). But with the advent of digital mapping technologies, the form, function and potential of maps has been revolutionized. Today we’ll explore the world of New Cartography that radically reshaping our lives and perception of the world around us. We’ll be joined by the head of the UCONN geography department and the Yale Map Collection’s GIS specialist, to learn how new technology can map everything from elections in Egypt, to real-time crisis response in Haiti, to the location of organic ice cream stores in your immediate area. But with all of this rapidly advancing technology, some ethical issues are called into question. In the 21st century we are all cartographers, so how would you map your world?
TUESDAY: The Informant
Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, on the lam since the mid-90s, is in custody – after the FBI started running TV ads looking for tips. But for years, before the FBI was scouring the country trying to catch him, he was working with the FBI as an informant – given special protections while he continued a life of crime. We’ll look at the world of informants, and the role they play in law enforcement. WNPR’s Jeff Cohen tells us about a man who has been working as an FBI operative in Hartford, Louisiana and around the country.
WEDNESDAY: WWL@HPL: Hartford Legislators
Where We Live teams up with The Hartford Public Library for “The Year Ahead: A Conversation with Hartford’s State Legislators.” Members of the state congressional delegation from the capital city will share their thoughts about the state of Hartford, and what state lawmakers are doing to solve the city’s intractable problems. We’ll be broadcasting live from Hartford Public Library, and taking questions from the audience. Join us!
THURSDAY: Indie Music Show
It’s a head boppin good time as we check in with the internet’s busiest music nerd Anthony Fantano, host of The Needledrop. He’ll share the best in new independent music.
FRIDAY: Reporter Roundtable – The Shakeup
It seemed like not so long ago that the Malloy administration had signaled success in its first budget. “Shared sacrifice” meant that all sectors were on the same page, pulling together to get Connecticut out of its financial hole. Not so fast. Union workers have turned down the concessions deal that the Governor was banking on – now that means “large-scale” layoffs, and a big shakeup in state government. Our regional reporter roundtable wrestles with what’s next.