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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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Connecticut Actress Takes Audiences On 'A Journey' Through Black History

5/23/2019
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Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks. These are three of the eight Black women whose experiences are recounted in Kimberly Wilson’s “A JOURNEY: Musical One-Woman Show”. This hour, Wilson, a Westport, Connecticut resident, joins us to talk about her experience writing and performing the show. Later, we learn how a new project researched by local university students is drawing interest and attention to the slave history of Fairfield, Connecticut. Support the show.

Duration:00:50:50

In Memoir, Mother And Trans Son 'Pick Up The Pieces' Of Relationship

5/21/2019
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Donald Collins first told his mom he was transgender when he was a senior in high school. His mother wasn’t totally sure what the word transgender even meant. From there, they began a difficult emotional journey as Donald began his transition. This hour, we sit down with Donald and his mother, Mary Collins. They have written about their experience in the book At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces. We ask them how they rebuilt their relationship and what lessons...

Duration:00:50:50

As U.S. Drug Company Draws Scrutiny, Connecticut Activists Seek To Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS

5/20/2019
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Gilead, the biopharmaceutical company responsible for manufacturing Truvada, has come under scrutiny for its HIV drug pricing. This hour, we get the latest on this story. We also preview an upcoming Hartford rally, scheduled to coincide with AIDS Awareness Day. Plus, for various reasons, a couple might decide to have their embryos frozen. But what happens to those embryos after the couple divorces? We learn about a state Supreme Court case, which centers on this very issue. And finally,...

Duration:00:50:50

In Midst Of Holy Month, Reckoning With New Haven Mosque Arson

5/17/2019
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Investigators say that a devastating fire at the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven was the result of arson. This hour, we hear reaction from members of that mosque community. This fire took place during Ramadan, a holy month of fasting that Muslims around the world are observing. Later, we talk with Connecticut Muslims about how they celebrate this religious tradition. Support the show.

Duration:00:50:50

Hey, Tourists, We're Making The Case For Connecticut

5/16/2019
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Connecticut has parted ways with its "Still Revolutionary" slogan to the relief of some residents. Now many are left wondering: How will the state move forward marketing itself to tourists? This hour, we take an in-depth look at this question and we also hear from you. What local attractions or attributes would you like to see highlighted as part of a campaign to draw visitors to our state? Support the show.

Duration:00:50:50

What Infosys-Trinity Partnership Means For Liberal Arts And The Workforce

5/14/2019
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The idea of what a college education should be has changed over the years. This hour: what’s the value of a liberal arts degree in the twenty-first century? We hear why tech giant Infosys has teamed up with Trinity College in Hartford to train and recruit new hires. Later, we learn how some colleges are bringing together the best parts of a liberal arts program with a focus on the skills needed in today’s workforce. Support the show.

Duration:00:50:51

School Resource Officers, Casino Talks, And Willimantic Compromises Over Historic Hotels

5/13/2019
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In their heyday, Willimantic's Hooker and Nathan Hale Hotels were considered among the most lavish accomodations halfway between New York and Boston. But they have long sat idle. Most residents know little about the Hooker's past other than that, by the 1980s and 1990s, the decaying structure turned into a notoriously gruesome boarding house for heroin addicts. A settlement agreement reached between a developer, the state, and historic preservationists finally gives the community hope that...

Duration:00:50:51

Community Conversation: Police-Community Relations

5/10/2019
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Two recent police shootings in Connecticut highlight, once again, tensions between police and the public. As lawmakers debate ways to hold police accountable, residents wrestle with trusting law enforcement. What issues need be addressed to mend relationships and build stronger communities? This hour, we listen back to a conversation we hosted with community members at the Arroyo Recreation Center at Pope Park in Hartford. Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter. GUESTS: Greg...

Duration:00:50:51

A Conversation With Connecticut Holocaust Survivor Rabbi Philip Lazowski

5/9/2019
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When Rabbi Philip Lazowski was just eleven years old, the Nazis invaded his hometown and began the mass slaughter of Jewish residents. This hour we sit down with Rabbi Lazowski, a Holocaust survivor and longtime leader in the Greater Hartford Jewish community, to hear his story. After witnessing one of the worst sides of humanity, how did he maintain his faith and find the strength to help others? And last year, Connecticut passed legislation requiring Holocaust and genocide education for...

Duration:00:50:01

Oh, Rats! The Rodents Scurrying Among Us

5/8/2019
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They live underground and gorge themselves in dumpsters. This hour, we’re taking a long, hard look at creatures you’d probably rather not think about: RATS! We hear about how the city of Hartford is fighting these unwelcome rodent residents, and we ask a researcher why are these scurrying creatures so successful at living alongside humans? And later, we take a look at another rodent's impact on our health, as we learn why scientists are trying a new strategy to fight Lyme Disease....

Duration:00:50:51

Beneath The Surface With Photojournalist Brian Skerry

5/7/2019
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Sharks. They’re among the apex predators of the ocean, swimming with stealth and agility across our blue planet. But more than that, they’re sources of myth and fear, stirring imaginations with their serrated jaws and cutting dorsal fins. So what, then, does it take to photograph these -- and other -- awe-inspiring marine creatures? This hour, we talk with underwater photojournalist Brian Skerry and preview his upcoming appearance at The Connecticut Forum. Plus, with Memorial Day just...

Duration:00:50:51

What Is The U.S. Role In The Humanitarian Crisis In Yemen?

5/6/2019
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Tens of thousands have died in Yemen as a Saudi-led bombing campaign continues to fuel a devastating civil war. And the U.S. has been fueling military efforts by Saudi Arabia in this four year conflict. This hour, we ask Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy what are the next steps to address this humanitarian crisis, now that the senate has failed to override the president’s veto of a resolution to end American involvement in the war? We also talk with a former ambassador to Yemen about the...

Duration:00:50:50

L et's Go Chasing Waterfalls

5/3/2019
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Searching for a majestic waterfall? There's no need to travel very far. Many are right here in Connecticut. There's gushers like Great Falls along the Housatonic River at Fall Village in the town of Canaan on the western side of the state. In the spring when it's at full power, it's been touted as the "Niagara of New England." Others, like Sages Ravine in Salisbury, are more pristine, but a little harder to get to. For those willing to trek through the woods a bit, they may have it all to...

Duration:00:50:50

Decoding Artificial Intelligence

4/30/2019
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Sometimes new technology, like the iPhone, comes to us in flashy, attention-grabbing presentations. But other times, it creeps up and changes our world... without us noticing! One technology that’s made its way into the headlines is artificial intelligence (AI). For some, those two words might stir up images of Ultron or HAL 9000. But AI's role goes well beyond movies or books. In fact, it's been in the real world for decades. And it's becoming more and more prevalent in our daily...

Duration:00:50:50

After Officer-Involved Shootings, Questions About Police-Community Relations

4/29/2019
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Two recent officer-involved shootings have shaken communities across Connecticut. This hour, we take a look at these two stories. We hear from Connecticut Public Radio reporters who’ve been on the ground in New Haven and Wethersfield. We ask a lawmaker: Does Connecticut have in place strong enough laws for police accountability? And we take a look at de-escalation training for police. How can this training serve officers in the heat of the moment? Support the show.

Duration:00:50:49

How Do Pro Runners Run So Fast?

4/26/2019
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Have you ever watched footage of Usain Bolt with a stupefied look on your face, wondering how one man could run... so fast? You're not alone. This hour, we consider the science behind high-speed running with a researcher at Southern Methodist University. We also check in with a couple of local runners, including Kiran Majmudar, who ran his first Hartford Marathon at... get this... age 65. Support the show.

Duration:00:43:46

This Show Is For The Birds

4/25/2019
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With the change in season, many birds that headed south over the winter are coming back to the northeast. This hour, we sit down with Connecticut’s state ornithologist. It’s the time of year birds are finding mates and raising chicks. What behaviors should we be on the lookout for? We also learn about a citizen science project happening in the state: the Connecticut Bird Atlas. And we take your calls, tweets, and emails. What birds are you on the lookout for this spring? Support the...

Duration:00:44:04

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