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Sep 21, 2013
  Just one hundred years ago, in 1913, forward-looking legislators in Connecticut began planning for the preservation of places of natural beauty and historic interest throughout the state, so that they might be enjoyed by future generations.  While the state park system, like the federal national park system, intended to maintain these properties in their natural state, the parks were also meant to be used by the public for hiking, swimming, picnicking, and other forms of outdoor recreat... read more
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Sep 18, 2013
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Sep 13, 2013
Connecticut’s response to the firing on Fort Sumter and Lincoln’s call for three-month volunteer troops was immediate and significant. Throughout the state, men of military age enlisted for what most people thought was going to be simply a show of strength that would dissuade southerners from sup... read more
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Sep 11, 2013
Today: TERRIBLE TELEVISION. Storage Wars, Million Second Quiz, Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of Orange County, American Idol, Deal or No Deal,... read more
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Sep 11, 2013
Faith's BLT Chicken with Grilled Buttered Cornbread   INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4)   4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts  4 str... read more
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Sep 10, 2013
Museum attendance is up in Connecticut, New York, and nationwide—why do we go? What makes something art? If you don't understand it, does that make... read more
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Sep 7, 2013
By 1781 it was becoming apparent to both sides that outright British victory in the American Revolution was unlikely, in part due to the commitment of French troops and other resources that would culminate in the successful Yorktown campaign in October 1781. Connecticut native Benedict Arnold... read more
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Sep 6, 2013
Ever been caught doodling during a meeting a work? A boring class? You’re not alone. Did you get yelled at? “Get your head in the game! You’re dist... read more
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Sep 4, 2013
Michael Bolton has reinvented himself many times. A few years ago, he cut off his trademark hair.  He put out an album of opera arias and another o... read more
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Sep 3, 2013
What is time? This deceptively simple question is the single most important problem facing science as we probe more deeply into the fundamenta... read more
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Sep 3, 2013
On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits Our lives are composed of millions of choices, ranging from trivial to life-changi... read more
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Aug 30, 2013
Trivia Question: In which state, besides Connecticut, does a verified grandchild of the Charter Oak tree grow?  Missouri.  On May 3, 1904, during the Dedication Ceremony of the Connecticut State Building at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, a seedling from the grounds of Mr. James H... read more
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Aug 30, 2013
If Sean Spellman’s life was captured in a TV show, it’d be Portlandia. He’s a bearded guy - whose rootsy, folky rock band Quiet Life tours the... read more
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Aug 29, 2013
We all know love matters, but today, positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson joins Faith to show us just how much. Even more than happiness an... read more
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Aug 29, 2013
Thirteen years ago, I wrote an amusing but fairly ignorant op-ed piece for the New York Times triggered by watching a planetarium movie narrated by... read more
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Aug 28, 2013
Today: The way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren't always in our control. Why are people named... read more
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Aug 28, 2013
The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery—these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment bree... read more
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Aug 28, 2013
Fall is finally almost kind of here, and to celebrate we devote most of the Food Schmooze to apples. Amy Traverso returns with her book, The Apple... read more
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Aug 23, 2013
It’s almost September and families are flocking to the beaches to get in their last days of summer sunshine. One of Connecticut’s most popular summer spots is Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic. The stretch of beach was not always a designated area for sunbathing, swimming, or hiking. In the 18... read more
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Aug 22, 2013
The Book Show gang joins Faith with recommendations in all categories. What’re you reading? What’ve you recently read and loved? Are you a libraria... read more
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