What can you say about the Blues? Maybe more than any other musical form, it exists to explore the ineffable -- and to guide us almost wordlessly along that corridor connecting sorrow to joy.
In the precinct...... read more
Today 8,100 people over the age of 12 in the U.S. will have their first drug experience.
Another 12,800 will try alcohol for the first time. In the U.S., 135,000 deaths per year are directly attributable to drugs, and that does not count the 100,000 or so oth... read more
There is a lot happening in Connecticut education.
Public school districts are busy preparing for the new Common Core State Standards that promise more rigor, a different kind of high-stakes testing, and a teacher and Principal evaluation system that could lead to job loss... read more
The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford was in danger of being shut down back in 2008 after years of bad financial management. But the struggle to save the 19 room mansion has been one that’s been going on for mu...... read more
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
You can add another species to the horned dinosaur family.
The recently discovered Judiceratops tigris is the earliest known cousin of horned dinosaurs like the Triceratops and Torosaurus.
Fossils of this species were found in Montana's Judith River Formation, but they... read more
It began last night with a documentary about some of the greatest backup singers in rock and roll history, including Darlene Love, who is here, and a short film featuring Tony Shalhoub, who was here.
It will close with a screening of the much anticipated film "Frances Ha"... read more
Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" was incredibly controversial when it premiered, 100 years ago today, but chances are your current associations with is are affectionate and involve cartoon dinosaurs.
Today on the show, we're going to discuss -- both seriously and... read more