MONDAY: Mental Health, Outpatient Treatment
Connecticut is one of only 6 states that doesn’t have a law that forces people to take their medication for psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia. Some say laws like this are important measures for public health and safety, others say they’re an infringement on personal rights. A look inside one part of our national conversations on mental health, on the next Where We Live.
TUESDAY: Startup Culture
Being an entrepreneur is a challenge no matter how you look at it. It helps if there’s a community around doing a similar thing. But while we try to get a startup community rolling, author Brad Feld cautions that we can make some key mistakes that get in our own way. Feld is cofounder of tech accelerator TechStars, and in a new book, he lists six typical problems that cities encounter while trying to appeal to startups. One is having a community that’s suspicious of newcomers. Another: too much reliance on government to lead the pack. Today we tackle the question: How friendly to startups are Connecticut cities?
WEDNESDAY: Dr. Pedro Noguera
Dr. Pedro Noguera is one of the country’s leading voices on education reform, diversity and the achievement gap. He is co-founder of “A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education,” a national campaign to improve schools and remedy conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn. He’s also author of City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education. He’s in town giving a talk “Who is Responsible for Children’s Success?” and will join us in studio.
FRIDAY: Daphne Lee Martin’s Moxie
We’re heading down to New London to visit our favorite record store, The Telegraph. It’s owned by Daphne Lee Martin who has a new album of her own called Moxie. Our friend Anthony Fantano from The Needle Drop describes it as “a liquored up weekend whose hangover lasts well into the work week.” We’ll talk to Daphne about the album, her store and the New London music scene. She’ll also perform some songs from Moxie.