The title of this post made me jump a little. It’s June already? But regardless of what month it is, we will still be filling your ears with Where We Live from 9-10am and 7-8pm, Monday-Friday (some holidays excluded). With that being said, we have a whole new set of shows coming your way. We also have our quarterly small business breakfast on Thursday. More info down below…hope to see you there!
Other than that, have a good weekend and enjoy the rain…
MONDAY: Paved Paradise
Parking lots have been around for decades, but their design hasn’t been seriously reconsidered since the 1950s. Our guest Eran Ben-Joseph joins us to talk about his new book ReThinking a Lot and how parking lots can be done better – designed more sustainably, and even with community-building in mind. We’ll discuss examples of parking lots done a little differently where we live, and we’ll hear from the director of The Parking Lot Movie. What do you think about parking lots?
TUESDAY: Justin Bernier
It’s another edition of Where We Vote as we talk to 5th district congressional candidate Justin Bernier. He’s a Republican running in a crowded field as the August primary approaches. He finished in third place at the state Republican convention but he’s moving ahead to the primary because as he said, “Why not?” We’ll talk with Bernier about the economy, foreign policy and we’re taking your questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @wherewelive.
WEDNESDAY: Reporter Roundtable
The legislature is heading into a special legislative session to work on the state budget. Controversy surrounds House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign. We’ll talk with a team of ace reporters about the latest from the Capitol and around the state on our reporter roundtable.
THURSDAY: Small Business Breakfast
It’s our quarterly “Small Business Breakfast” – live from the CT Business Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. And we’ve decided to focus on Hartford itself as our topic. As the new Capital Region Development Authority is tasked with revitalizing the city’s economy, what approach will it take? Will it be focused only on the big venues that are its headline responsibility, or will it also work with smaller, neighborhood efforts to stimulate small business development? Previous efforts to revive the city have taken the approach of the “big bang” — building the Convention Center and Science Center and the still-empty Front Street. But is there something to be said for taking an “economic gardening” approach — working with the small businesses and entrepreneurs that already exist in the city to foster organic growth? Join us for a lively panel discussion with small business owners from Hartford, as well as civic leaders and others in our audience. Want to join us? Go to wnpr.org – keyword “small biz.”
FRIDAY: Rock Solid Show
If you live in one place long enough, you can take certain things for granted….like that boulder on the side of the road on your way to work; the mountain you hike every summer. But what makes Connecticut look the way it looks today? We’ll talk with geologists about the geographic landscape of Connecticut and how it’s impacted state history. We’ll also talk with a photographer who focused on a special kind of boulder that can be found in places like Stonington.