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Sep 18, 2013
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Sep 10, 2013
You could argue that two trends are in a state of modern collision. Women are hitting puberty earlier than they used to, and their breasts are arriving in larger sizes.  There's a complex matrix of factors making this happen. Average bra size in the fifties was a B. A British bra manufacture... read more
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Sep 5, 2013
We try new products all the time, rarely with any insight into how they came to exist and what it took to bring them to market.   Barry Nal... read more
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Sep 3, 2013
In August, President Obama signed a bill preventing the doubling of interest rates on federal student loans for those entering college this year.... read more
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Aug 29, 2013
Lyme disease gets its name from the Connecticut town, and it’s always been a problem here...but it’s spreading, as far North as Maine and south dow... read more
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Aug 27, 2013
Today's show was triggered by a confluence.   "Orange Is The New Black," a Netflix series based on Piper Kerman's memoir of a year spent at... read more
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Aug 22, 2013
Certain American places are, indisputably, scenes.   Greenwich Village: at least twice. For the Beats in the Fifties and again for the folk... read more
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Aug 21, 2013
Because Generation X is eternally younger than the Baby Boomers, we just assumed they’d be eternally young. But a person born in 1965 turns 50 in t... read more
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Aug 19, 2013
We're fascinated by Bernie Madoff and Frank Abagnale, larger than life con men who somehow got perfectly sane and intelligent people to trust them... read more
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Aug 16, 2013
The Drive-in movie theater turns 80 this summer. If you haven't been to one for a long time, you might be surprised at how much fun they are.... read more
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Aug 14, 2013
It’s the set-up for countless plots in tv and the cinema: The low-wage worker accidentally gets his hands on the big boss’ paycheck and is flabberg... read more
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Aug 13, 2013
Even if they’re not crawling all over your neighborhood as we feared, the cicadas have returned! There’s a lot of buzz around the millions of c... read more
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Aug 13, 2013
When Americans get older, two things often happen. Some are forced into a life where everyone around them is the same age, in an assisted livin... read more
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Aug 12, 2013
The American jury system is a great leveler. Rich and powerful men such as Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of Enron, suddenly find their fates... read more
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Aug 6, 2013
Today’s show features two loosely-related interviews. Billy Collins is probably the most popular poet in the United States and this summer he’s gue... read more
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Aug 6, 2013
Congress designated the New England Trail as a national scenic trial in 2009. The 215-mile trail winds through 39 communities in Connecticut and Ma... read more
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Aug 5, 2013
Coming up we'll talk about the case of Bonnie Foreshaw, serving the longest sentence of any Connecticut woman for the death of a pregnant woman. He... read more
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Jul 30, 2013
Prescription painkillers have become the most widely-used drugs in America, and the Centers for Disease Control says that deaths from overdose are... read more
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Jul 30, 2013
Home birthing? Doulas? Midwives? Hypnobirthing? Prenatal massage? Today, we’re talking about alternative birthing. Fifty years ago, it was pret... read more
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Jul 26, 2013
I find it difficult to think about the mess currently embroiling Anthony Weiner without also thinking about Virginia Johnson, who died this week at... read more
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