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A Filmmaker's Pursuit of Happiness
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By:Joshua Gaestel
Updated: Jun 17, 2013
Harvey Hubbell V is many things; chief among them he is a documentary filmmaker. His work has won many awards, including the Gold World Medal for Comedy at The New York Festivals and multiple Emmys. Harvey has worked in many aspects of production, meandering the professional halls of commercial w... read more
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    (I)NTERVIEW - Steve Perry

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    (I)NTERVIEW: Scot Haney

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Names You Know, Stories You Don't
Updated: Aug 8, 2012
Christopher Shays is a former U.S. Congressman from Connecticut’s 4th district. He is looking to return to Congress, this time as a U.S. Senator. S... read more
Updated: Aug 1, 2012
Former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz is looking to become Connecticut’s next United States Senator. From her humble beginnings on... read more
Updated: Aug 1, 2012
Chris Murphy is seeking to take his young political career to the next level. While fulfilling his eight years of service in Connecticut’s House of... read more
Updated: Apr 30, 2012
This (I)NTERVIEW is from February 29th, 2012 What first attracted me to Interview Wendy, was her peace work. Many artists SAY that they're peac... read more
Updated: Mar 24, 2012
Steve has been creating compelling and memorable advertising for over 30 years for national brands such as Amica Insurance, Benihana, Konica Minolt... read more
Updated: May 25, 2010
John Dankosky Biography This (I)NTERVIEW is from July 10th, 2009 John Dankosky has been working in radio - mostly public radio - for... read more
Updated: Jan 10, 2012
  Tommy Simpson agreed to be interviewed for our MLAB101 series on October 11th, 2011.  He came to the interview with an ample portfolio, and a... read more
Updated: Jan 9, 2012
  Susan Talbott agreed to be interviewed for our MLAB101 series on August 22nd, 2011. She came to the interview with an extensive resume, and a... read more
Updated: Dec 15, 2011
This (I)NTERVIEW is from July 14, 2011. Simon Konover is the founder of The Simon Konover Company and serves as the company’s Chairman. Immigra... read more
Updated: May 17, 2011
Colin McEnroe Biography This (I)NTERVIEW is from November 19th, 2009 Colin McEnroe has been a columnist and reporter for the Hartford Coura... read more
Updated: Dec 6, 2011
This (I)NTERVIEW is from October 11, 2011. Over the last thirty years, Nancy Tafuri, author and illustrator of children’s books, has authored m... read more
WBD Series
WBD Radio
Photo:Kristen Korzenowski
Photo:Kristen Korzenowski
By:CPBN Media Lab
Updated: May 20, 2011
   WBD: Episode 8   Sad face, here is the last show of WBD with the interns.  Randomly jumping from topic to topic kept the show upbeat and everyone on their toes. It started off with Kristen saying who was in studio and then giving a shout out to Kati... read more
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WBD on Keyboard
Wired But Disconnected Photo:Kristen Korzenowski
Photo:Kristen Korzenowski
By:CPBN Media Lab
Updated: May 15, 2011
WBD: Ep. 7   Episode 7 opens up with a casual conversation about nicknames... We all have them. Some are more embarrassing than others. We switch the conversation to movies (our topic of choice) and discuss our love of Netflix as well as our differing tastes in movie... read more
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WBD Ultimate Showdown
An epic showdown of the CPBN Media Lab interns' favorite animals and objects Photo:Alex Bonder
Photo:Alex Bonder
By:CPBN Media Lab
Updated: Apr 27, 2011
 WBD: Episode 6   Emily, Jamie, and Kristen all talk about where they went to school and when they graduated. Emily went to Smith College in Massachusetts, Kristen went to Penn State, and Jamie currently attends Quinnipiac. Afterwards, the conversation continues betw... read more
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WBD on TV
Our official WBD logo Photo:Alex Bonder
Photo:Alex Bonder
By:CPBN Media Lab
Updated: May 10, 2011
WBD: Episode 5 Third times the charm in most cases but with WBD episode 5, it was like the fouth or fifth try. But here it is episode five AT LAST!    Alex, Senad, and Kat introduce themselves before the fun gets started. This episode is different from the others.... read more
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Mt. Monadnock people on mountain
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Kat Amershadian
Updated: May 17, 2011
If you have been watching Sherlock Holmes on CPTV4U, you have seen the tilt-shift effect, which makes real images look like scale models. Although there are lenses that capture live moving images (like the title sequence in Sherlock Holmes) where the depth of field is changed to appear unnaturall... read more
Orson Welles as Citizen Kane
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Photo:commons.wikimedia.org
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Mar 7, 2011
So, I was checking out a new website called paper.li  It is a place that magically turns your Twitter or Facebook pages into a newpaper, your newspaper, or in this case, our newspaper, The CPBN Media Lab Daily. Suddenly my thoughts turned to Orson Welles' Citizen Kane. You see, I felt as proud of... read more
Chris Lawhorn and Steve Grant kayaking
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Nils Toledo Jr
Updated: Jun 28, 2012
For the first Outdoor Enthusiast segment of Summer 2010, the CPBN Media Lab spent the afternoon on the scenic Farmington River in Barkhamsted, CT, already active with fly-fishermen. We met up with Steve Grant, a freelance writer and six-time Pulitzer Prize nominee from Farmington, who explained t... read more
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Photo:CPBN Media Lab: Ross Mortensen
Photo:CPBN Media Lab: Ross Mortensen
By:Hannah Dym
Updated: Aug 24, 2012
Weir Farm, located in the towns of Wilton and Ridgefield, Connecticut, is the only National Park site in the state and the only site within the National Park Service that is devoted to the history of the American Painting. Three artists called Weir Farm their home, including Julian Alden Weir, Ma... read more
Children tubing on Candlewood Lake in Danbury, CT
Kayley Sisco
Photo:Kayley Sisco
Updated: Aug 24, 2012
DANBURY – The CPBN Media Lab traveled to Candlewood Lake to spend a day on the water with Mark Chanski, a DEEP officer and tour guide for this segment of Outdoor Enthusiast.  After a quick lesson on lifejackets and water safety, the team headed out to explore Connecticut’s largest lake. Candl... read more
Holcomb Farm C.S.A.
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Molly FitzMaurice
Updated: Jul 4, 2013
A few years ago when my family became members at Holcomb Farm we discovered a new vocabulary of vegetables:  rutabaga, kohlrabi, swiss chard.  Each week we took home not just a share of vegetables but a lesson plan.  We learned about beets' edible greens, what time of year to expect arugula, and... read more
Kent Falls
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Anna Nalitov
Updated: Jun 11, 2012
Kent Falls State Park is located in Kent, CT and boasts a large waterfall, which visitors can see from the park entrance, as its main attraction. The waterfall is a part of a series of waterfalls and cascades that drops 250 feet for over .25 miles and enters the Housatonic River. The park has a q... read more
Hammonasset Beach
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Jacob Cohn
Updated: Jun 11, 2012
Location: Hammonasset Beach State Park is located in Madison, CT.  According to John Hine, Ranger of Park Maintenance, ”Hammonasset has the longest strip of beach in the state.” About a million and a half people visit the park each year, and there is also a campground which has 558 campsites.  Ot... read more
Mohawk State Forest entrance
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Caitlin Koufakis
Updated: Jun 11, 2012
Location: The setting that Mohawk State Forest offers is so serene and untouched that it's hard to believe it's located right off of Route 4. According to the Department of Environmental Protection, the Mountain covers 3,943 acres, making it one of the state's largest parks. 3,703 of those acres... read more
View from Sleeping Giant
By:Jacob Cohn
Updated: Jun 11, 2012
Location: Sleeping Giant State Park gets its name from a mountain within the park which, when viewed from a distance, looks like a sleeping giant. According to the Quinnipiac Tribe's legends, the mountain was formed when Keitan, a good spirit, put Hobbomock, a giant stone spirit, to sleep for div... read more
Connecticut Treasure Hunt
Diane Soderstrom
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Kat Amershadian
Updated: May 17, 2011
This year CPTV's Connecticut Treasure Hunt was held at Mohegan Sun on November 7, 2010. It is the second annual appraisal fair.  People brought in all different kinds of items.  They rang... read more
Flickr Creative Commons, coofdy
Photo:Flickr Creative Commons, coofdy
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Feb 8, 2013
Wildlife has clearly run amok in Connecticut, with talk of organizing the first bear hunts since 1840, sightings of cougars/ mountain lions- with one killed on the Merritt parkway and moo... read more
Peter Kelly's extraordinary life
Peter Kelly
Photo:Ed Valtman
Photo:Ed Valtman
By:Nicole Walton
Updated: Nov 3, 2010
The accolades for Peter Kelly come from both sides of the aisle, "He is an extremely loyal friend, somebody you can always rely on," commented former Vice President Al Gore. CNN's Mary Ma... read more
Child Soldier: Created by Lauren Dimberg
By:Lauren Dimberg
Updated: Jan 12, 2012
Ever since I was a young girl I had loved art and I was always immersed in some project which, to my mother’s dismay, left my clothes stained with paint or my room carpet singed from hot... read more
Express yourself
Tyler "Costello" Salomon and Erin "Abby" Connolly
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Tyler Salomon
Updated: Jul 3, 2013
Just in time for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game festivities, the CPBN Media Lab Radio Theatre proudly presents Erin "Abby" Connolly and Tyler "Costello" Salomon in this homage to t... read more
Casting aside his troubles
Photo:Paul Pfeffer
Photo:Paul Pfeffer
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Jul 11, 2013
It has been a long time since Michael Gordon had fished at Silver Sands State Park in Milford. “See that building right there,” he said looking back to what was his house until “I got... read more
RP- Man in Horse Pulled Wagon
Photo:Courtesy Lynn (Gracie's Mom) Flickr Creative Commons
Photo:Courtesy Lynn (Gracie's Mom) Flickr Creative Commons
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Jan 27, 2013
It is so quaint. Having to record audio on one device, edit on a second and distribute to a third. Like having to first hitch your horse to a wagon before you could go or having to shut o... read more
Olivia Berry being interviewed by the CPBN Media Lab's Alex Kozar and recorded by Frank Wallace
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Tikeyah Whittle
Updated: Feb 27, 2013
During this year's State of the Union Address, President Obama discussed a long list of hard-hitting governmental issues. Live in front of Congress, he shared the nation's goals for creat... read more
So near, yet so far
A Car, A Garage and the Blizzard of 2013 Photo:Paul Pfeffer
Photo:Paul Pfeffer
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Feb 11, 2013
The storm known as "Nemo," at least by the Weather Channel who named it, has now been recognized as having caused sufficient damage to Connecticut to warrant a Presidential declaration of... read more
Sign of the Times
Photo:Paul Pfeffer
Photo:Paul Pfeffer
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Feb 3, 2013
News Flash! Athletes use substances to heal quicker, play longer and perform better. Okay, not much of a news flash. Remember the outrage of state sponsored "soldiers" playing in the Olympics as "amateurs." Our outrage, at its most basic level, was that those athletes... read more
MCC student, Jenna Grant
Photo:Paul Thorin
Photo:Paul Thorin
By:Mark Yaworowski
Updated: Dec 3, 2012
Tomorrow is Election Day. A few weeks ago, after the second presidential debate, the CPBN Media Lab went to Manchester Community College. The interns went around the campus, asking young... read more
Kate Hathaway interviews Alex Parnell
Photo:Mark Yaworowski
Photo:Mark Yaworowski
By:Mark Yaworowski
Updated: Dec 3, 2012
New Britain, CT - President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney met on October 3rd for the first of their three debates. The CPBN Media Lab Interns went out to Central Conne... read more
Kate Hathaway interviews a young voter
By:Kate Hathaway
Updated: Nov 7, 2012
Hartford, CT - The hotly contested Connecticut senatorial race is in full swing with only two candidates remaining and Election Day fast approaching- Or is it? On the eleventh anniversary... read more
CPBN Media Lab Interns Interview Students from UHart
Photo:Frank Wallace
Photo:Frank Wallace
By:Miles Remington Byers
Updated: Nov 8, 2012
Hartford, CT - It may be one of the biggest elections this year in CT, but the senatorial race between Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy doesn’t appear to be making large strides within the college/university crowd. As part of the coverage for the 2012 Connecticut Senatorial Race... read more
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Media Lab's Kirsten Preskenis interviewing Travis Francis, a University of Hartford student
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Mark Yaworowski
Updated: Nov 7, 2012
Hartford, CT - Four candidates from Connecticut are fighting for a senatorial seat this fall, and continue to campaign for a chance to represent the state. Many Connecticut residents are following the race, but what about college students? Candidate Chris Murphy has stated tha... read more
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Carson Martabano being interviewed by Frank Wallace and Catherine Creme
Photo:CPBN Media Lab: Miles Byers
Photo:CPBN Media Lab: Miles Byers
By:Catherine Creme
Updated: Sep 27, 2012
This September 11th, the CPBN Media Lab interns went to the University of Hartford to ask students about their experiences on September 11, 2001. Eleven years ago many University of... read more
President Bush signs Proclamation 8031, making the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a national monument
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Photo:commons.wikimedia.org
By:Anthony Contarino
Updated: Aug 8, 2012
I was listening to NPR's morning edition this past Tuesday, August 7th, and I noticed something odd during the broadcast. A story ran reporting the threat posed to Theodore Roosevelt... read more
By:Mark Yaworowski
Updated: Aug 13, 2012
On May 7, Kayley, our first summer intern, began her experience in the media lab. She was later joined by Anthony, Lucy, Kirsten, Tyler, Emily, and me. We did a total of 17 shoots over our three months here. In addition to having three of the four senatorial candidates come to... read more
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Updated: Jun 28, 2012
WEST HARTFORD, CT - The much anticipated initial public offering from Facebook ended up disappointing investors. Just three days later, the social media giant’s $16 billion IPO dropped from $38 to $31 per share, an 18 percent decrease in value. In comparison, Google had an IPO... read more
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Aidan Fitzpatrick
By:Lucy Burdge
Updated: May 31, 2012
WEST HARTFORD, CT - Since becoming an IPO on May 18th, Facebook's stock has failed to live up to the expectations of some investors. It opened at $38 a share and fell 11% to $34.04 at the end of the trading day that Monday. Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg lost over $2 billion... read more
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Brian Johnson
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Photo:CPBN Media Lab
By:Brian Johnson
Updated: Feb 8, 2012
 Hello, My name is Brian Johnson and I’m a 23 year old senior from Central Connecticut State University.  I’m also an intern at the CPBN Media Lab, and I write monthly film reviews fo... read more
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Orson Welles as Citizen Kane
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Photo:commons.wikimedia.org
By:Paul Pfeffer
Updated: Mar 7, 2011
So, I was checking out a new website called paper.li  It is a place that magically turns your Twitter or Facebook pages into a newpaper, your newspaper, or in this case, our newspaper, Th... read more