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Where We Live is a call-in talk show about who we are in Connecticut and our place in the world.

Where We Live is a call-in talk show about who we are in Connecticut and our place in the world.
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Where We Live is a call-in talk show about who we are in Connecticut and our place in the world.

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@wherewelive

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Episodes

Spring Gardening With Charlie Nardozzi

4/23/2019
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Spring has arrived, transforming Connecticut’s landscape into a vibrant canvas of yellows, pinks, whites, and greens. For gardeners, the season signals a return to the outdoors; a new opportunity to cultivate the soil and tend to rows of berries, herbs, and flowering trees. This hour, join us as we talk all things spring gardening with Connecticut Garden Journal host Charlie Nardozzi. Do you have a question about your backyard beds or community garden plot? We want to hear from...

Duration:00:44:17

The Many Faces Of Eating Disorders

4/22/2019
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Bulimia. Anorexia. Binge-eating. You have likely heard of these eating disorders before. But what are they, really? And who do they affect? This hour, we talk with advocates and experts in the field, and we also hear from you. Have you or has someone close to you suffered from an eating disorder? Where did you turn for help? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. GUESTS: Claire MyskoNational Eating Disorders Association@clairemyskoAnahi OrtegaDr. Sara NiegoSilver Hill Hospital...

Duration:00:44:30

Exploring The Connection Between Religion And Art

4/19/2019
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After a terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the world is mourning damage to an architectural marvel and a holy space. This hour, we look at the interplay of religion and art. How can a physical structure like the cathedral carry such spiritual weight? We also take you on a visit to an exhibit by a Connecticut artist with Down Syndrome. His illustrations of the Ten Commandments explores one of the best-known stories from the Old Testament of the Bible in a new light. And we...

Duration:00:44:29

Have Women's Magazines Fallen Out Of Fashion?

4/16/2019
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Elle. Marie Claire. Cosmopolitan. For generations, magazines such as these have informed the world's women, serving as fashion manuals, as well as vestibules between the conventional and taboo. This hour, we look back on the history of these publications, and talk about the challenges faced by many women's magazines today. Support the show.

Duration:00:43:11

Adult Literacy Is A Real Problem. How Do We Fix It?

4/15/2019
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Literacy. It's something many of us take for granted. The ability to read health forms, headlines, or the latest bestsellers. Yet, across the U.S., there are millions of adults who have difficulty reading. This hour, we find out why. We talk with literacy experts and advocates, and we also hear from you. Support the show.

Duration:00:43:46

With Measles Outbreaks, A Deadly But Preventable Disease Returns

4/12/2019
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Painful rashes, diarrhea, even possibly blindness or deadly brain inflammation -- these are all symptoms of measles. Before researchers developed a vaccine, this disease once affected millions in the U.S. and hospitalized tens of thousands every year. Thanks to the vaccine, measles was eliminated from this country two decades ago. Yet today, communities in New York and Washington state are experiencing devastating outbreaks today. This hour, we ask why is a virulent, deadly, but entirely...

Duration:00:49:58

Connecticut Author Returns To Spotlight With 'Lost Roses'

4/11/2019
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From the bestselling author of Lilac Girls comes a new novel. It's called Lost Roses and it centers on Eliza Ferriday, a one-time Connecticut resident and mother of esteemed philanthropist Caroline Ferriday. This hour, author Martha Hall Kelly returns to our studios to talk about the book, and about her experience researching war and revolution in the early 20th century. Support the show.

Duration:00:49:58

Covering The Amazon's 'Unconquered' Tribes

4/9/2019
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Journalist and author Scott Wallace has dedicated years to documenting the so-called "unconquered" tribes of South America. This hour, we sit down with Wallace who, in addition to traveling and writing, is a professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut. We walk along the path that guided Wallace into the thick of the Amazon, and learn about the issues threatening the forest's most isolated people today. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. GUEST: Scott...

Duration:00:49:59

Syrian Family From Pulitzer-Winning Cartoon Talks About Rebuilding Their Lives In Connecticut

4/9/2019
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What’s it like to build a house, a family, a life… and then have a war take it all away? This hour we sit down with West Hartford, Connecticut residents Adeebah Alnemar and her son, Naji Aldabaan. They’re Syrian refugees who fled during the civil war, and came to Connecticut in 2016. Their family is the subject of a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoon series in The New York Times. We also talk with one of the people behind the cartoon series—New Haven-based journalist Jake...

Duration:00:49:52

What's Your Question For U.S. Senator Chris Murphy?

4/5/2019
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When it comes to responding to the nation's gun violence epidemic, Congress is finally starting to take some action. At least in the U.S. House of Representatives, which, in February, passed legislation to expand background checks for the sale of firearms. The question now is what is the Republican-controlled Senate going to do. Today, we speak with Democratic Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who's made gun safety one of his signature issues. What do you want to ask the senator on that...

Duration:00:49:29

What Does It Take To Grow Your Own Food In Connecticut?

4/4/2019
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Where does your food come from? Most of us go to the grocery store to buy produce, dairy, and meat. And these items aren’t necessarily local; they may come from hundreds or thousands of miles away. This hour we hear how more people are getting involved in producing the food they eat. It’s called “modern homesteading.” We hear from two Connecticut residents who’ve tried this practice. What drove them to pursue homesteading? And what barriers exist for Connecticut residents who want to live...

Duration:00:49:57

Behind The Scenes Of 'Between War & Here'

4/2/2019
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Between War & Here is a one-of-a-kind collaboration, which serves not only as a reminder of the U.S.' ongoing involvement in war, but also as a lens into the complexities of U.S. veterans' experiences. This hour, we sit down with one of the creative forces behind the show and hear from one of its narrators: longtime foreign correspondent Anne Garrels. Plus, we learn about an event at the Mystic Seaport Museum, which spotlights women in the maritime industry. Support the show.

Duration:00:49:28

Can Legal Weed Counter Decades Of Discriminatory Drug Enforcement?

4/1/2019
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With recreational marijuana on sale in Massachusetts, Connecticut lawmakers are looking at legalizing recreational cannabis more seriously than ever. Meanwhile, research continues to show that the enforcement of drug laws in recent decades has disproportionately impacted communities of color. This hour, we ask: if Connecticut legalizes recreational marijuana, can it do so in a way that corrects some of this history of discriminatory enforcement? We talk with Judiciary co-Chair Senator Gary...

Duration:00:49:58

The 'Golden Age' Of Water Is Ending. What Do We Do Now?

3/29/2019
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We all need fresh water to survive, yet it's so ubiquitous most of us barely spare it a thought in our daily lives. This hour we take a look at the state of water in our country, from rivers and streams to the water that comes out of our taps. We hear from an author who says our modern society in the US has taken clean water for granted; however, with global climate change, we are going to have to bring water back to the forefront of the way we plan our world and our lives. We also hear...

Duration:00:49:59

After Mueller Summary, A Look At Trust In The U.S. Election System

3/28/2019
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Just days after the U.S. Attorney General released his summary of the long-anticipated Mueller report, we ask: What does his sum-up do -- or not do -- to trust in the country's election system? We talk with a panel of reporters and election experts, and we also hear from you. Support the show.

Duration:00:49:59

Talking Transit With DOT Commissioner Giulietti

3/26/2019
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Have you taken a ride on the bright red Hartford Line? The commuter rail service debuted last summer, a recent project of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. But rail is just one mode of transportation in a state known for congestion and aging infrastructure. This hour, we sit down with new DOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. Giulietti is a Connecticut native, who most recently served as President of Metro North. We find out more about his plans to improve rail service for the...

Duration:00:49:59

What It Means To Be A Modern-Day Working Mom

3/25/2019
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We all know a working mom, clocking in and out of her job while also raising a family. This hour, we take a deep dive into the realities of modern-day motherhood. We talk with a sociologist who spent years in the field interviewing working moms. Support the show.

Duration:00:49:59

Ideas To Tackle Climate Change Before It's Too Late

3/22/2019
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From dying coral reefs to fires and coastal flooding, the effects of climate change are already being felt around the world. And it will only get worse. A 2018 report from climate scientists from around the globe found that some of climate change’s disastrous consequences will be in full force if Earth’s temperature rises past 1.5 degrees--something that could happen as early as 2040 at current emissions rates. This hour, we ask: besides reducing emissions, does the world need to look at...

Duration:00:49:58

New London Nonprofit Celebrates Latin American Art, Culture

3/21/2019
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Venture into one New London, Connecticut nonprofit and you will find yourself surrounded by art. Not just any art, either. Art inspired by the rich cultures of Latin America. This hour, we go inside Expressiones Cultural Center. We meet up with one of the nonprofit's co-founders, and wander through the mind of its current artist in residence: a forestry engineer from Lima, Peru. Later, we learn about NH ChILD, a new early childhood initiative based in the city of New Haven, Connecticut. We...

Duration:00:49:58

As More Americans Face Alzheimer's, What's The Value Of An Early Diagnosis?

3/19/2019
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Today, there are 5.8 million Americans who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to grow by more than half. Yet how do we know the right questions to ask to get a timely diagnosis in order to plan for the future? We hear from advocates who want to see additional training for primary care physicians so they recognize the signs of dementia earlier. This hour, we talk with doctors, caregivers, and researchers. And we want to hear from you. Do you have an Alzheimer’s...

Duration:00:49:58