Monday: Nuclear Energy
A new report suggests that the Millstone Nuclear Power station might be one of several facilities that could be shut down because of economic concerns. Our guest says nuclear power never had the next big “renaissance” that was expected. We’ll find out why, and we’ll talk with the author of a book that imagines an alternate source for nuclear power that could be cheaper and safer. So, what’s the catch? Those and other “burning” questions on the next Where We Live.
Tuesday: Addicted to Heroin
Heroin use is up in cities and towns across New England, in part, because it’s easier to get and cheaper to buy than the legally-prescribed opiates, like Oxycontin and Vicodin, that have long been a staple in the medicine cabinets of those with chronic pain. But, new restrictions on painkillers are making these drugs harder to get, pushing some to find the same effect with a more accessible drug. So, while heroin has long been a problem in larger urban areas, the largest increases are seen in suburban and rural towns nationwide, especially New England. Today, we’ll explore the drivers behind this increase along with the conditions that increase vulnerability to addiction, the consequences, and treatment that helps sufferers gain control over their addiction.
Wednesday: The Wheelhouse
Another edition of our Wednesday political roundtable. Tune in!
Thursday: Disappearing Downtown Hartford
We’ll broadcast from a Trumbull Street Storefront, and discuss what has come of Hartford’s once lively downtown district.
Friday: Exploring Cuba
In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Cuba because of the revolution. Today he is a Yale history professor and author of the memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana, which explores his exile experience. Today he’ll join us, and we’ll also talk to three college students who just returned from a semester abroad in Cuba. They’ll talk about politics, nightlife, and what they learned.