Whew! Not only does it feel like Friday, but it’s actually Friday!
As the storms are moving in and hopefully breaking up some of this heat, it’s time to bring you up to speed on our schedule for next week. Be sure to join us on Tuesday from the International Festival of Arts & Ideas at The Study at Yale Hotel. It’s turned into an annual tradition for WNPR to do some live broadcasts from down there and it’s one of our favorite days of the year.
Just a quick note, JD will be at a conference at the end of the week so we’ll be bringing some of our favorite recent episodes – including DIY Cable!
ESPN’s Pam Ward blazed a trail as an announcer for college football. She joins us to consider women and sports on the 40th anniversary of Title IX. We’ll also talk to a Major League pitcher from Caanan, Connecticut. He grew up to win a World Series, befriend baseball icon Roberto Clemente and have a mysterious malady named after him.
We’re broadcasting live from New Haven for the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.We’ll talk to a few of the festival’s artists, performers and thinkers including the high flying Australian circus troupe Circa. The National Theatre of Scotland will also be there doing a performance from inside New Haven’s Wicked Wolf Tavern. And we’ll check-in with cultural critic Siddhartha Mitter about music that inspires change. You can join us live at The Study at Yale Hotel for a live edition of Where We Live.
WEDNESDAY: Global Education
The Connecticut World Affairs Council says our students are “competitive” but not “competent” – they are not being trained in a global context. An effort to give them the STEM basics is worthwhile but ignores language training, geography, and education about global financial markets. Schools should consider an international curriculum more, some say, where global issues are considered and students can meet people from different backgrounds, expanding their understanding of the whole world and their possible place in it as they join the workforce.
THURSDAY: Community Courts (rerun)
When young adults commit minor crimes, the punishment can derail opportunities chance for success. It doesn’t have to be this way. Join Judge Raymond Norko of the Hartford Community Court as we explore the concept of neighborhood-focused courts that harness the power of the justice system to address local problems, and Debra Barrows of Community Partners in Action, who works with outside stakeholders such as residents, merchants, churches and schools to help offenders form more positive relationships within their communities. We’ll also examine how a community’s perception of the legal system influences future behaviors.
FRIDAY: DIY Cable (rerun)
It’s a follow-up on our last conversation about cable TV. We learned that the average cable subscriber pays nearly three times as much now 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.