Catie has been hard at work on her latest project for PRX called BULLIED: Teen Stories from Generation PRX. It will be premiering on Monday so when you’re lounging around on your day off, check it out. The hour-long special will be hosted by Council Brandon and Peython Echelson-Russell.
Make sure you mark your calendars for the Boggle Party hosted by our John Dankosky on March 2 from 6-8pm (more info at that link). I’ve never played Boggle before so I’m going to be leaning heavily on the skills of Patrick Skahill.
We’re taking the day off on Monday to rejuvenate our ears and voices (and of course to honor the great President William Henry Harrison). But here’s what we’ve got on tap…
MONDAY: Presidents’ Day Special – After Kim Jong-Il: America and the Two Koreas
We’ll air a documentary from America Abroad Media on the future of a post-Kim Jong-Il North Korea. Speaking to the Australian Parliament in November, President Obama said, “In the Asia Pacific in the 21st century, the United States of America is all in.” The United States refocuses its foreign policy and sets its sights on Asia, a drama is unfolding in North Korea. The sudden death of Kim Jong-Il and the succession to power of his young and inexperienced son has raised questions about Korea’s future and put the world on edge. What will the leadership change in North Korea mean for the future of America’s relationship with the two Koreas, for denuclearization or the reunification of the Korean peninsula?
The Connecticut Association for Human Services is releasing a new paper studying the intersection of poverty, race and education in Connecticut. We’ll talk with the CAHS about their recommendations for how to alleviate the unemployment rate across the state. We’ll also hear from the Connecticut Council of Small Towns – they’re having a “town meeting” on Wednesday to discuss this legislative session from the small town perspective.
WEDNESDAY: Arts Funding
The last few weeks have been difficult for arts organizations in Connecticut. It was originally reported that Governor Malloy’s budget called for competitive funding of cultural institutions from arts centers to zoos. Budget Secretary Ben Barnes said these institutions should compete for funding based on their management and worth to Connecticut taxpayers, but clarified that funding would not be eliminated. How are these organizations planning ahead for changing funding?
THURSDAY: Governor Malloy
Governor Malloy’s State of the State address earlier this month outlined his agenda for this legislative session. He joins us in-studio to go through his speech, which covered teacher tenure, last October’s jobs package and his vision for an economic revival. We’ll also hear about the state’s new tourism campaign, which will soon be unveiling a new slogan.
Oh, it’ll be good.