MONDAY: Rural Healthcare
We’ll continue the ongoing conversation about health care. Rural communities account for nearly a quarter of the US population, but only 10 percent of physicians practice there. These communities have higher rates of poverty, motor vehicle accidents, and suicide than other, more populated areas. Coming up, we’ll talk to healthcare workers trying to bring better services to those living in Connecticut’s 61 rural towns.
NOAA is mapping what the New York Times calls a “rising tide of noise” on the North Atlantic Ocean. Now we can visualize just how imperiled marine life is by the loud sounds humans make with sonar blasts and shipping engines. Meanwhile on land, and often in our backyards, human, wildlife and commercial activity with animals are all mingling in ways we may not be able to sustain – unless we can build a tolerance for stinky smells and unusual pests. We’ll tackle environmental pollution, some of it of the nuisance variety, and consider how much human activity we should curtail to avoid bothering the natural way of things.
WEDNESDAY: Session Preview
Today we’ll talk to WNPR and Connecticut Mirror reporters to preview the upcoming legislative session.
And from 12-2PM, join Colin McEnroe and John Dankosky as they bring you analysis of a new political season that will include plenty of talk about budget deficits and gun control. We’ll hear Governor Dan Malloy’s session-opening “State of the State” address, and talk to lawmakers and reporters who cover the capitol.
Tinkering is as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to Steve Wozniak, we love to make things better. We’ll be joined by Alec Foege who wrote a book about The Tinkerers who make America great. Are you one of them? Do enjoy DIY automotive projects, electronic gadgets or home improvement?
FRIDAY: Governor Dannel Malloy
It’s the Monthly Malloy, a sit down with the Governor.