Hello! We’ve been having so much fun at our pop-up storefront in downtown Hartford that we haven’t had much time to book up next week. No worries though, we’ll have great shows for you – check back on Monday for some updates. And we’ll see you at envisionfest this weekend.
MONDAY: Where We Vote: Andrew Roraback
It’s the next installment of our Where We Vote series with Andrew Roraback. He’s the Republican nominee in the 5th Congressional district race that is gaining national attention, and national money. We’ll sit down to talk about the race, attack ads and the issues. You can ask questions of Andrew Roraback on the next Where We Live.
TUESDAY: Warming Ocean Waters (rebroadcast)
Ice in the Arctic Ocean is at a record-setting low this summer – covering less of the sea, and melting at a more rapid rate than ever. Although climate change skeptics rail about Al Gore’s stranded polar bears, the melting of Arctic ice is – scientifically – really real. Over 30 years, the area it covers has dropped by about half. It’s also not as thick as it used to be, which means it melts more rapidly. Warming water is changing things not just in the Arctic, but everywhere. Research shows that the melt is affecting air circulation around the globe: because the melt is so fast, weather systems are progressing more slowly, leading to stagnant patterns, and possibly more severe storms, droughts, and coastal erosion, among other challenges. Today, we’ll talk about what the increase in water temperature means – from altered weather patterns to sea creature migration – affecting our economy and our coastlines. What will it mean for the northeast? We’ve had lobster collapse and a lobster glut, more seals and sharks, and a nuclear reactor shutdown on Long Island Sound, to name a few things. What effect do you think warmer ocean waters will have where we live?
WEDNESDAY: Fast Growing Companies
We recently learned about the 40 “fastest-growing” tech companies in the state. The list includes bio-science, IT, manufacturing, and green technology firms. Matt Nemerson of the Connecticut Technology Council says the list is a kind of guide to a new economy for the state. Today, we look at Connecticut’s rapidly-growing businesses – to find out the keys to their success, and the role state government plays in making it happen.
THURSDAY: The Latino News Landscape
With the growth of the Latino population comes a new push from the media to cater to this segment of the population – and not always just in Spanish. Major news networks are creating English language programming for Latinos. And it’s happening in Connecticut too with the recent launch of CTLatinoNews.com. Coming up, we’ll talk about ways traditional media’s reaching out to the Hispanic community – and how Spanish-language news is growing at the same time.
FRIDAY: Recapping the Crazy Week in Politics
It’s been a strange week in politics…just ask President Barack Obama, who was widely viewed as the loser of the first presidential debate. Now both the President and his Republican challenger are back on the trail, trying to spin the first debate. WNYC reporter Anna Sale was there – and she tells us what voters are really thinking. We’ll also check in with Andrea Seabrook – the former NPR congressional correspondent now has her own podcast called Decode DC and she’s been going to school on the “science” behind party politics. And the Connecticut Mirror’s Mark Pazniokas joins us to talk about a Senate campaign that’s still close – and increasingly all about the ads. The Wesleyan Media Project studies this issue and tells us that there are more ads than ever before in this election cycle.