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There is so much happening this weekend, but tonight you should check out Mike +Ruthy at Billings Forge.
And next Tuesday night don’t miss *the ear cave*. A stripped down listening session, more info here.
That’s all the news I have, here’s what’s on the show next week. Have a great weekend!
MONDAY: Our Aging Body and Mind
Science shows that the best thing we can do to maintain good brain health is to stay active—both physically and mentally. The news is that it is never too late to get active or challenge our brains with something new. Research shows that the size of the brain increases, memory improves, and attention is focused when we learn and perform new tasks. And it is not just learning something new that helps our mind, body, and soul. An environment rich in opportunities to engage with other people, music and animals are an added boon to brain power. We’ll talk to several people who share their firsthand knowledge about the power of music, animals, and exercise to our aging brains.
TUESDAY: Funny but True: Blogging the 2012 Election
The race for president has taken us on a long, eventful and often amusing road. From gaffes on the campaign trail to bizarre exchanges on the debate stage, the candidates have given bloggers and late night talk show hosts a goldmine of material. Join reporters and bloggers from It’s A Free Country (IAFC), WNYC’s award-winning interactive politics site, and Comedy Central’s Indecision, the network’s digital extension of its politics coverage, for a whirlwind look back at the campaign so far – and some insight into what’s ahead. This program will broadcast highlights of a panel that took place at CCSU last week, as part of our Election Double Header coverage.
WEDNESDAY: Sex Trafficking in Connecticut
The Berlin Turnpike is lined with all kinds of motels and hotels. Some of these are rented out by pimps and sex traffickers to run their illicit businesses out of. We’ll be joined by the author of a book about sex trafficking on this 11 mile stretch of road about the problem, and new legislation that could crack down on it. We’ll also hear from the HartBeat Ensemble – they’ve got a new play based on the book called “Project: Turnpike.”
James Kwak co-wrote a book called 13 Bankers on the Wall Street takeover and what he says is the next financial meltdown. We’ll preview a discussion with him at the UConn Law School. (And more!)
FRIDAY: 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 latest season of Freakonomics Radio 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 latest season of Freakonomics Radio.