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Dwayne Patterson stands outside his apartment building at Bowles Park in Hartford
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Dwayne Patterson stands outside his apartment building at Bowles Park in Hartford
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Bowles Park
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Updated: Jul 15, 2013
It's been more than a half century since the state built two big public housing developments in Hartford -- nestled in neighborhoods that now include middle-class housing, the University of Hartford, and expensive sin...... read more
 
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By:Colin McEnroe
Updated: Jul 11, 2013
Here are some ways to think about the Tour de France.    When I'm out on my road bike and I head down a very steep hill, it starts to feel pretty damn scary if my speed creeps up over 30 miles an hour. That means I'm zooming down a steep grade and the bike feels right... read more
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Updated: Jul 16, 2013
Jacqueline Rabe ThomasTuesday, July 16, 2013   The Connecticut Supreme Court will decided the fate of ousted Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas in September, the chief justice announc... read more
Elk
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Photo:lanbullock68 Flickr Creative Commons
By:Ray Hardman
Updated: Jul 3, 2013
According to Wyoming's Game and Fish Department, there has been a 70 percent decline in migratory elk calf production in Yellowstone since 1992. For years, researchers suspected predatory wolves were to blame. Now, a new study details a more complex set of circumstances that a... read more
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Updated: Jul 15, 2013
Jacqueline Rabe Thomas and Mark PazniokasMonday, July 15, 2013 The University of Connecticut disclosed Monday that suspicions of sexual abuse of minor children by a music professor went unre... read more
Dead Soldiers at Gettysburg. Photograph by Alexander Gardner, 1863.
Over 7000 Union and Confederate Soldiers died at Gettysburg. The Connnecticut Historical Society.
George Baldwin. Photograph by George N. Graniss, 1862-63.
Baldwin, a sergeant in the 14th Connecticut, was wounded at Gettysburg and died a month later. The Connecticut Historical Society, Clifford T. Alderman Collection, 2012.233.72.
Monument to the 14th Connecticut Infantry at Gettysburg. Photograph by W. H. Tipton, ca. 1884.
The monument on Cemetery Ridge was dedicated on July 3, 1884 by the survivors of the 14th Connecticut. The Connecticut Historical Society.
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Updated: Jun 28, 2013
Private Loren Goodrich was at a camp in Western Maryland when he wrote home to family and friends.  He and his comrades in the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry had just been in a major battle in the small Pennsylva...... read more
 
By:Anthony Fantano
Updated: May 22, 2013
This week on the Needle Drop, we're serving up new tracks from Kimya Dawson's and Aesop Rock's the Uncluded, and black metal outfit Deafheaven as well. We'll also be diving into the latest releases from metal outfit Altar of Plageus and the kings of French...... read more
 
Stephen King
Photo:Shane Leonard/Hard Case Crime
Photo:Shane Leonard/Hard Case Crime
By:Colin McEnroe
Updated: Jul 10, 2013
Imagine somebody offered you a ticket to go hear Stephen King be interviewed (by me) on stage at the Bushnell in Hartford July 18. Imagine also that you had never read any of his work.  What would Stephen King want you to read in the next ten days, just to get to know him.... read more
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Updated: Jul 3, 2013
WNPR has an experimental radio project and we want you to get involved. The idea is simple - We provide a theme, you call our hotline and tell a st... read more
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David Rakoff reading at Pop!Tech 2008
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Photo:kris krüg/flickr creative commons
By:The Faith Middleton Show
Updated: Jul 16, 2013
Today, a previously unaired conversation with the late essayist, and now novelist, David Rakoff on the benefits of pessimism and anxiety. Rakoff: “I would hope that we could get to the point where it stops being pathologized for someone to have that anxious mental rehearsa... read more
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Raghav Sundar
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By:Sujata Srinivasan
Updated: Jul 16, 2013
In an increasingly connected world, customers and investors are beginning to put pressure on corporations to think about how they do business. The ethical conduct of business even has its own jargon – its called corporate social responsibility, or CSR. But what is it, and is i... read more
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