In addition to our regular programming this week, John Dankosky will be joining Colin McEnroe for an extended broadcast on Wednesday 2/8 to cover Governor Malloy’s State of the State address. Tune in from 12-2PM. ALSO John will be guest-hosting Science Friday again on 2/10 – so make sure you tune in from 2-3PM. And call in.
Oh yeah, and it’s *FUN(d) DRIVE WEEK*… we appreciate your support <3 Roses, cookbooks, mugs… ?
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, generating 80% of jobs and 50% of our GDP, yet too often, the mom and pop stores of our youth have been run out of town. On Monday we’ll talk with author Amy Cortese about the grassroots revolution known as locavesting that’s bringing mom and pop back home. In dozens of towns and cities across the country, residents are banding together to save their small businesses and Main Streets from extinction–and keeping the profits closer to home. We’ll also hear how locavesting has come home to Connecticut.
TUESDAY: Freakonomics with Stephen Dubner
Stephen Dubner has been exploring “the hidden side of everything” since he wrote Freakonomics back in 2005 with economist Steven Levitt. This exploration has expanded into a follow-up book, a film and a radio series. The current season of Freakonomics Radio – airing on WNPR – looks at wine tasting, booing and lottery loopholes. Dubner joins us to discuss adapting the bestselling book into a radio show and he takes us through the current season of Freakonomics Radio.
WEDNESDAY: Improv Everywhere
Today we’ll explore how improvisation is part of our everyday lives – with a panel of expert improv-ers. Musician Stephen Haynes is a master of musical improvisation – and he is taking his craft to Real Art Ways with a concert series. We’ll hear from an improvisational actress, as well as a dancer and a chef. And how about you? How does improv play into your life?
THURSDAY: Labeling Race
SCSU Journalism professor Frank Harris joins us today to talk about his latest research, exploring how blacks are referred to in the media. He looked at old editions of the Hartford Courant and found an evolution of labels from “Negro” to “Colored” and “Afro-American”. We’ll talk about how the media perception of blacks has shifted from the 18th century to today.
FRIDAY: Politics and Music
Marc Grossman, U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, joins us to talk about his latest trip to the Middle East. He was in town for an event with the World Affairs Council. And we’ll check back in with our friends from Bronze Radio Return about their new album SHAKE! SHAKE! SHAKE!