Excited about a few things this weekend. One being the SUPER MOON!
The other being the SUPER HOST! Tomorrow (Saturday) John Dankosky is hosting/moderating the Connecticut Forum “Our Fragile Earth”. Don’t miss it!
We see it everywhere: the pace of human consumption is exceeding the earth’s resources. From frequent natural disasters, food crises, and rising incidence of illness, to water shortages and increasingly extreme weather, the evidence is all around us. Where are the answers? Do they lie in policy? Personal habits? New values? Is it too late to save our planet? What can we do today to protect our earth’s natural resources tomorrow?
MONDAY: Cashless Society (rebroadcast)
Do you ever wonder what the cash in your pocket is really worth? It might cost more than you know. According to the IRS, every year the U.S. government loses billions of dollars in tax revenue due to individuals underreporting, underpaying, or not filing their taxes. But, tax evasion is just one problem associated with a society awash in cash that can’t easily be traced. There is also the cost of making more money to stay ahead of counterfeiters, protecting the money we already have, and caring for those sickened by dirty money. In addition, cash props up illicit trade in weapons, drugs, and sex. Are you ready to go cashless? Not so fast. If we get to a “cashless society” – what happens to those who rely on tips? How about the poor – and those who can’t get credit? And do we really want banks knowing every single purchase we make? Today we’ll talk to David Wolman, who recently spent a year without touching cash, along with an economist and a finance journalist.
TUESDAY: Beyond the Extremes
Today we broadcast a panel discussion taped last week at the University of Hartford called Beyond the Extremes: Contemporary Narratives of Exploration. Tune in to learn about the history of exploration, hear about the intersection of exploration and art, and discuss the new frontiers that exist for us to discover in the new millennium. Panelists include snow leopard conservator and Himalayan anthropologist Shafqat Hussain, visual artist and expeditioner Adriane Colburn, University of Hartford historian Michael Robinson, and Coordinator of Maritime Studies at Uconn-Avery Point, Helen Rozwadowski.
WEDNESDAY: Susan Bysiewicz
We continue our “Where We Vote” series with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and former secretary of the state, Susan Bysiewicz. She’s trying to bounce back from a rough election cycle in 2010 when she ran for governor and attorney general. She’s currently trailing Representative Chris Murphy in the polls but has vowed to stay in the race until the August primary. You can join the conversation and ask questions of Susan Byseiwicz on the next “Where We Vote.”
THURSDAY: Reporter Roundtable – Post Session
Today we’ll wrap up the legislative session with our crack team of local reporters.
FRIDAY: Google It
How do you find something on the internet? You Google it, right? We’ll be joined by search engine experts to talk about how the engine of a search engine works. We’ll also talk about the history of non-Google search engines like Yahoo, Bing and Ask Jeeves.