Happy Monday! Big week ahead. Dankosky is hosting the Connecticut Forum on Saturday. Vision and Brilliance! Get tickets while you still can. Also, I’ll be part of a Salon conversation on Thursday at 5PM at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center as part of their “Salons at Stowe” series. The topic is bullying, and I’ll be playing some audio from the youth-produced special I worked on earlier this year.
Here’s what we have on the show this week:
Monday: Short Stories
We’ve talked on this show about the decline of the book – about how new technology and shorter attention spans make it harder for fiction writers to get their stories out in the “traditional” way – and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Here’s one thing we do know – this new world could mean good news for the writers of short stories. Today, we’ll explore this form – that used to have a home in dozens of magazines and journals before TV and movies began to dominate the ‘story’ landscape.
Tuesday: Colleges Downtown
News that UCONN is moving its “Greater Hartford” campus to downtown Hartford is being hailed as a key piece of revitalization – young people downtown, spreading life, vibrancy, money? But is the downtown experience good for the school and students? We’ll talk to UCONN president Susan Herbst, and look into Trinity’s move to force frats to go co-ed.
Wednesday: Recovering from Cancer
Due to medical research and improved technology, more people are living with cancer than ever before. The good news is that an estimated 13.7 million men and women currently surviving some form of cancer in America with significant numbers of survivors living with predominantly breast and prostate cancer. The irony is that once treatment is over and cure is on the horizon, many continue to suffer negative and life-altering effects of their life-saving treatment that decreases future quality of life without additional intervention. Today, we’ll talk about how people are living with cancer and the post-cancer treatment programs that are becoming increasingly available to make it a little easier
Today we’ll preview an upcoming Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Salon called “Bullied No More.” “Salons at Stowe” are 21st-century parlor conversation designed to inspire the audience to move from dialogue and debate to action on current social justice issues. WNPR Senior Producer Catie Talarski will talk about her work on a youth-produced documentary special “BULLIED: Teen Stories from Generation PRX.” We’ll hear voices from some of the high school and middle school producers, and learn how parents and students can protect themselves from cyberbullies. We’ll also preview the upcoming “Vision and Brilliance” Connecticut Forum that Dankosky will be moderating. We’ll interview panelist Neri Oxman. Finally, we’ll take a tour of the new movie theater in Hartford’s Front Street, and get the latest on developments in the riverfront development.
Friday: The Latino News Landscape (Rebroadcast)
Latinos make up one-sixth of the nation’s population, but accounted for more than half of the country’s population growth from 2000 to 2010, according to the latest census. That includes a growth of nearly 50 percent in Connecticut – where Hispanics make up 13 percent of the population. With this growth comes a new push from the media to cater to 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.