MONDAY: A New Gas Tax
You ever notice how gas prices tend to go up, just when we’re all on the road for summer get-aways. Well, this July, we’ll see the prices go even higher – as a new Connecticut tax kicks in. It’ll give the state some of the highest prices in the country – but at least that extra revenue will pay to repair the roads…or, not. We’ll fill up on news about gas prices on the next Where We Live.
TUESDAY: Relating, Intergenerationally
We often hear about the economic burden aging baby boomers will leave to the generations that follow, but we don’t often hear about the physical and emotional benefits that intergenerational relationships can nourish. For example, youth involved in intergenerational programs are 46% less apt to get involved in drugs; among minorities the rate is 70%. And, seniors who exercise moderately and on a regular basis are more likely to stick with it if they do it with a younger generation, and they’ll have a lower chance of developing dementia if they do! Next Tuesday, a look at the power of these relationships including a voice from one of the few intergenerational communities in the country developed specifically to foster these relationships.
Our weekly political roundtable. Who knows what to expect?! Tune in.
THURSDAY: State of the Re:Union Special
Coming Home: Stories of Veterans Returning from War
More than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For returning veterans, reintegrating into society can be a challenge. How do you find your place, when you’ve changed and the people you love don’t recognize you? When that old life is gone and you have to start a new one from scratch. In this hour State of the Re:Union explores reintegration and asks the question: how do you come back home from war?
FRIDAY: Transom Radio Special
Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondent’s Dilemma
NPR’s Kelly McEvers’ unprecedented and intimate portrait of the sacrifices reporters and their families make to tell untold stories — and the sometimes dangerous allure of the job. Independently produced with Jay Allison