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Where We Live is a call-in talk show about who we are in Connecticut and our place in the world.

Where We Live Connecticut Public Radio

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    • 4.1 • 36 Ratings

Where We Live is a call-in talk show about who we are in Connecticut and our place in the world.

    The role oysters play in the health of Long Island Sound

    The role oysters play in the health of Long Island Sound

    More than $100 million in federal infrastructure funds will go towards protecting and preserving Long Island Sound. Hear from Soundkeeper Bill Lucey about spending plans, Save the Sound's priorities, and why oysters are so unique. Plus, Norm Bloom of Copps Island Oysters explains why conservation is his business; and Tessa Getchis with the Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn Extension Program provides an update on the Shellfish Restoration Project.

    • 49 min
    3 billion birds are gone, scientists tell us the ways to bring them back

    3 billion birds are gone, scientists tell us the ways to bring them back

    Scientists have warned us: since 1970 nearly 3 billion North American birds have disappeared. This hour, ornithologist Pete Marra, from Georgetown University joins us to talk about how to reverse this troubling statistic. And later scientist Brooke Bateman explains how climate change affects birds and talks about natural climate solutions. Today, the Connecticut Audubon Society releases its latest State of the Birds Report.

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    Childbirth options are changing in rural Connecticut

    Childbirth options are changing in rural Connecticut

    Three rural Connecticut hospitals have recently suspended labor and delivery services or announced plans to do so, leaving locals with fewer and farther away options. Today on Where We Live, we get the latest on what this means for rural residents. How are labor and delivery services changing in our state? Plus, the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority begins accepting applications December 1, with paid leave benefits going into effect in 2022. Hear from CEO Andrea Barton Reeves.

    • 49 min
    Let's talk about sex (education), baby

    Let's talk about sex (education), baby

    Sex ed curriculum varies greatly across our state and our country.

    Today, please be advised we’re talking about sex specifically, sex education.

    Although schools are required to teach human development and disease prevention, Connecticut schools are not required to teach sexual health education.

    It’s often a short curriculum taught in high school. And conversations about consent, and LGBTQ inclusivity are left out.

    We want to hear from you. What do you wish you had learned from your sex ed class in school?

    GUESTS:
    Michelle Rawcliffe - Comprehensive School Health Educator at Woodstock Middle School
    Taz Weisgerber  - Training and Technical Assistance Manager at Answer

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    Getting More Women to Launch, Fund Businesses in Connecticut

    Getting More Women to Launch, Fund Businesses in Connecticut

    Women-founded or co-founded firms in the U.S. raised $25.12 billion in venture capital in the first half of 2021, more than in any prior year, according to PitchBook. The reason? Women founders are raising a greater share through late-stage deals and high-value sectors. More women are writing checks at VC firms. And networks of female founders are thriving in cities like New York.

    Yet the investments are just 2.7%, or $3.54 billion, of the total VC funding pie, PitchBook noted. Within that statistic, across the U.S., just 34 Black female founders raised $1 million in VC money in 2018. That number, according to ProjectDiane, shot up to 93 Black women in 2020.

    Connecticut saw the launch of a couple of women-owned investment firms and the acquisition of women-founded companies this year -- Mizzen Capital and Greenworks Lending, for instance -- but the majority of women entrepreneurs continue to struggle for funding in a state that has yet to return to its pre-pandemic level workforce.

    How do women entrepreneurs navigate the funding environment?

    GUESTS: 
    Marie Rocha: Founder & General Partner, Realist Ventures
    Wendy Ward: Founder & CEO, futures Thrive
    Liddy Karter: Managing Partner, Mizzen Capital
    Alexandra Cooley: COO & Co-founder, Greenworks Lending from Nuveen
    Mary Anne Rooke: President and Managing Director, Angel Investor Forum

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    • 49 min
    Alcohol Use Disorder In Women

    Alcohol Use Disorder In Women

    A new study by the National Institutes of Health and the Research Triangle Institute, found alcohol consumption by women with children younger than age 5, surged 323% during the pandemic.

    Researchers compared alcohol consumption rates in February 2020 to April of 2020, when stay-at-home guidelines were in effect, and further along into the pandemic year in November. More women than men exceeded recommended drinking guidelines between April and November.

    But for as long as nearly a century, women have been closing the gender gap in the consumption of alcohol, binge-drinking, and alcohol use disorder.What are some triggers, coping mechanisms, and treatment options available to treat women with alcohol use disorder?

    GUESTS:
    Kathleen Callahan - Stratford resident; sober for 10 years
    Beverley Brakeman - West Hartford resident; sober for 31 years
    Amanda Aronson - Principal, Aronson Consulting, West Hartford; sober for 7.5 years
    Dr. Jeanette Tetrault - Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Yale School of Medicine, and and Associate Director of Addiction Medicine at Yale Medicine

    Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired September 20, 2021.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Retmus Wahs ,

Great show!

This show does a great job of making the connections between our state, the region, the country and the world! I never miss a show.

Ctmac83 ,

Love this show

This show is great for CT residents, and I love it on WNPR. I have a hard time tuning in live because of the hours it airs, so I am very happy to see it as a podcast.

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