Have a great weekend! Here’s what’s on the air next week:
MONDAY: Civic Transparency
From small towns to cities, states to the feds, it seems more important – and more possible – to find out how and why your government does than ever before. But then why does it seem like so much of the process is far from “transparent.” We’ll look into how cities like Hartford and Bridgeport set their budgets and how they explain it to their citizens.
TUESDAY: Those Kalamazoo Girls
Quinnipiac law professor and self described guitar geek John Thomas has embarked on the project of his life. He’s been producing an album at New Haven’s Firehouse 12 with musician Lauren Sheehan using World War II-era Gibson guitars made by women in Kalamazoo. Thomas interviewed several of the women who worked in the factory and is using the guitars to record songs from that time period. In addition to the album, he’s working on a book and documentary of his project.
WEDNESDAY: Andrew Roraback
State Sen. Andrew Roraback has been referred to as “the legislature’s Cal Ripken Jr.” after never missing a vote during his 17 years in office. Now, he’s hoping to make Washington D.C. his regular commuting destination as he runs for the 5th Congressional seat. We’ll be taking your questions on the next episode of our “Where We Vote” series with State Sen. Andrew Roraback.
***Update: Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign cancelled her appearance on Where We Live. You can read more at The Register Citizen.***
THURSDAY: Elizabeth Esty
It’s “Where We Vote” with Elizabeth Esty, running for the 5th district Congressional seat. She has the lead in fund raising, but the lawyer is up against former Speaker of the House Chris Donovan for the democratic nomination. Esty is the wife of DEEP commissioner Dan Esty, and has also focused on environmental issues during her campaign. She made news when she refused to accept “no negative campaigning” pledge early in the race. We’ll take your questions!
FRIDAY: DIY Cable
It’s a follow-up on our last conversation about cable TV. We learned that the average cable subscriber pays nearly 3 times as muchnow as they did in 2001. The average household now spends $86 a month, and that cost is expected to climb to $200 by 2020! Some TV enthusiasts are taking matters into their own hands – using Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, Hulu and Roku to watch their favorite shows and movies. But does that really take the place of cable? And how much money can you actually save? Today we’ll talk to some industry folks, and media consumers who will give us tips on DIY.