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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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Episodes

Radius 5: Mozzicato’s Bakery - The Radius Project

1/25/2016
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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 - The Radius Project

1/25/2016
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The Connecticut River has shaped Hartfordfor a long time, and it's seen populations come and go as the area was a settling place for Wampanoag Native Americans, Dutch explorers, and Jewish migrants. But today the river is seemingly walled off, unnoticed. "There's something about being in a city atmosphere, and having something so beautiful, and calm, and relaxing alongside it," said rower Rebecca Leiker early one morning. "It's absolutely beautiful. You have the city lights. There's so...

Duration: 00:26:49


Radius 3: Mount Olive Church - The Radius Project

1/25/2016
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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 nearly 700-member church community. "We love each other -- a very...

Duration: 00:32:53


Radius 2: Park Street - The Radius Project

1/25/2016
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Park Street in Hartford is like aspine in the city. It starts in downtown Hartford and heads through the neighborhood called Frog Hollow, and stretchesall the way to the city line with West Hartford. In Hartford's Frog Hollow, the corridor isa livelyplace known as a hub for the Latinocommunity, 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 director at the Center for Latino...

Duration: 00:35:53


Radius 1: Keney Park - The Radius Project

1/13/2016
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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 - The Radius Project

1/13/2016
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How do you know where you are? What else can you find in what’s already familiar? 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. The post WNPR Introduces The Radius Project appeared first on The Radius Project.

Duration: 00:01:33