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Radius is about what happens when we explore the edges, paths, and landmarks of a city — and meet our neighbors. Through sound and image, we’re seeking out stories not far from some routes you might already know. Come along with us as WNPR maps Hartford, Connecticut in a new way.

Radius is about what happens when we explore the edges, paths, and landmarks of a city — and meet our neighbors. Through sound and image, we’re seeking out stories not far from some routes you might already know. Come along with us as WNPR maps Hartford, Connecticut in a new way.

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Hartford, CT

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Radius is about what happens when we explore the edges, paths, and landmarks of a city — and meet our neighbors. Through sound and image, we’re seeking out stories not far from some routes you might already know. Come along with us as WNPR maps Hartford, Connecticut in a new way.

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English


Episodes

Radius 5: Mozzicato’s Bakery

1/25/2016
If you’ve visited Hartford’s South End, you might be familiar with Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery on Franklin Avenue. It’s an “institution” in the city — a place that has been around for a long time, and that if you visit Hartford and don’t stop in, you’re crazy. Mozzicato’s has pastries, cakes, pizza, bread, and lots more delicious food, plus a cafe where you can get espresso drinks. “I had to do something, had to make a living,” […]Read more » The post Radius 5: Mozzicato’s Bakery appeared...

Duration:00:31:55

Radius 5: Mozzicato’s Bakery - The Radius Project

1/25/2016
If you've visited Hartford's South End, you might be familiar with Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery on Franklin Avenue. It's one of those city institutions -- places that have been around for a long time, and that if you visit Hartford and don't stop in, you're crazy. Mozzicato's has pastries, cakes, pizza, bread, and a lot of other food, plus a cafe where you can get espresso drinks. "I had to do something, had to make a living," said Gino Mozzicato, who came to Hartford from Sicily in 1968...

Duration:00:31:58

Radius 4: The Connecticut River

1/25/2016
Long before it was our capital city, the Connecticut River shaped the land in and around Hartford. It’s been a settling place for Native Americans, Dutch explorers, and Jewish migrants. Today we may not even notice it because it’s been walled off and separated from our daily lives. “There’s something about being in a city atmosphere, and having something so beautiful, and calm, and relaxing alongside it,” said rower Rebecca Likar early one morning. “It’s […]Read more » The post Radius 4:...

Duration:00:26:49

Radius 3: Mount Olive Church

1/25/2016
Mount Olive Church in Hartford is on Battles Street. It was home in the 1960s to the street’s namesake, Reverend Richard Battles, a civil rights leader and Arkansas native. He once brought a group from the church to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — his friend — in Selma, Alabama. Rev. Battles was known for his thundering sermons on racial justice and equality. “We’re a big family,” said Deacon Fred Williams of the […]Read more » The post Radius 3: Mount Olive Church appeared first...

Duration:00:32:53

Radius 2: Park Street

1/25/2016
Park Street in Hartford is like a spine in the city. It starts in downtown Hartford and heads through the neighborhood called Frog Hollow, and stretches all the way to the city line with West Hartford. In Hartford’s Frog Hollow, the corridor is a lively place known as a hub for the Latino community, especially Puerto Ricans — but it’s very inclusive, and it’s changed over the decades. “Before, there were a lot of Dominicans here,” said Yanil Teron, executive […]Read more » The post Radius...

Duration:00:35:53

Radius 1: Keney Park

1/13/2016
Hartford’s historic Keney Park in the northwestern area of the city is enormous. It has almost 700 acres of green space designated for the public to enjoy. “Every time I walk into this park, I think of two things,” said Gregory Richard, also known as Joe, when we met him at the Keney Park Pond. “Henry Keney, the guy that dedicated this park — what the hell he had that he could give this much land to the city […]Read more » The post Radius 1: Keney Park appeared first on The Radius Project.

Duration:00:32:44

Radius 1: Keney Park - The Radius Project

1/13/2016
Hartford'shistoric Keney Park in the northwestern area of the city is enormous. It has almost 700 acresof green space designated forthe public to enjoy. "Every time I walk into this park, I think of two things," said Gregory Richard, also known as Joe, when we methim at the Keney Park Pond. "Henry Keney, the guy that dedicated this park -- what the hell he had that he could give this much land to the city of Hartford. And then I think of this: he dedicated the land so that it could be...

Duration:00:32:45

WNPR Introduces the Radius Project

1/13/2016
Join WNPR as we map Hartford in a new way, searching for perspective on the city — its beauties, its issues, and most importantly its people. Radius is about what happens when we explore the edges, paths, and landmarks of a city, and meet our neighbors. In each of five episodes, we look at a well-known landmark, and explore a half-mile radius around it. We’re finding unexpected stories close to some spots you might already know. Through […]Read more » The post WNPR Introduces the Radius...

Duration:00:01:33