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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.

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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.

    How Statistics Are Helping Us Navigate The COVID-19 Pandemic

    How Statistics Are Helping Us Navigate The COVID-19 Pandemic

    As Connecticut and other states begin to reopen during the pandemic, data is more important than ever. Today, we talk about the role of statistics in shaping our understanding of the COVID-19.

    We hear from one of the researchers behind the How We Feel App, a volunteer system of symptom tracking. They plan to turn the symptoms users record into useful information about emerging hotspots.

    And later, we talk with statistician Talithia Williams about how all of us are using statistical thinking in our everyday lives.

    GUESTS:
    Gary King - Weatherhead University Professor at Harvard, Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science; he is one of the researchers who helped develop the How We Feel COVID-19 symptom reporting app
    Talithia Williams - Associate professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College; she is also the host of the PBS show Nova Wonders

    Catie Talarski contributed to this show.

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    Where We Live Extra: 50 Years After New Haven's 'May Day', Yale Alum Reflects On Role Of Black Student Leaders

    Where We Live Extra: 50 Years After New Haven's 'May Day', Yale Alum Reflects On Role Of Black Student Leaders

    Last week we brought you a show about the New Haven’s Black Panther trials and the 1970 May Day rally, fifty years ago now this month, when tens of thousands of protestors gathered on the New Haven Green and the campus of Yale University--in  support of Black Panther Party leaders Bobby Seale and Ericka Huggins, who were on trial in New Haven. Many New Haven residents feared violence would break out during the May Day protests. And yet on that day, New Haven remained relatively peaceful.

    On Yale’s campus, black student leaders played a critical role in making sure that peace held. In this Where We Live Extra, we wanted to share a conversation with one of those student leaders, Ralph Dawson, a member of the Yale Class of 1971 and the moderator of the Black Student Alliance at Yale (BSAY) at the time. Connecticut Public Radio spoke to Dawson about his recollections of the weeks leading up to May 1, 1970.

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    A Meaningful (Socially Distant) Memorial Day Weekend

    A Meaningful (Socially Distant) Memorial Day Weekend

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and a day to acknowledge those who serve our country. This hour, what is it like to serve in the military during the coronavirus? How are those deployed, and their families navigating the pandemic?

    Later, Commissioner Katie Dykes from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection joins us to discuss how to stay safe if you are heading to the shore this weekend. What does social distancing at the beach look like? Some beaches are open to residents only, and the Governor is only allowing gatherings of five. How are you spending the holiday weekend?

    We want to hear from you.

    GUESTS:
    Captain Jamie Cuticello - Domestic Operations Officer in the Army National Guard 
    Commissioner Katie Dykes - Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (@CTDEEPNews)
    Eileen Banisch - Executive Director, Madison Chamber of Commerce (@MadisonCityCoC)

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    Xenophobia During Pandemic Hits Asian Americans In Connecticut

    Xenophobia During Pandemic Hits Asian Americans In Connecticut

    Discrimination against Asian Americans has increased during the pandemic. An Ipsos Poll in April found 6 out of 10 Asian Americans said they observed COVID-19-related bias against Asians.

    From rude comments to even violent assaults, anti-Asian racism is impacting many Asian Americans’ sense of safety, on top of the regular stresses of life during the pandemic.

    Today, Where We Live, we talk about the impact of xenophobia during COVID-19.

    Have you experienced anti-Asian comments or actions during the pandemic? Has that impacted your sense of security in your community?

    We take your calls, comments, and tweets. 

    GUESTS:
    Mike Keo - Photographer from West Hartford Connecticut, organizing the #IAmNotAVirus campaign in Connecticut
    Grace Kao - Chair and IBM Professor of Sociology at Yale University
    William Tong - Attorney General for the State of Connecticut
    Xiaoyu Weng - Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator at the Solomon Guggenheim museum in NYC

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    In Memoir, Mother And Trans Son 'Pick Up The Pieces' Of Relationship

    In Memoir, Mother And Trans Son 'Pick Up The Pieces' Of Relationship

    Donald Collins first told his mom he was transgender when he was a senior in high school. His mother wasn’t totally sure what the word transgender even meant. From there, they began a difficult emotional journey as Donald began his transition.

    This hour, we sit down with Donald and his mother, Mary Collins. They have written about their experience in the book At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces. We ask them how they rebuilt their relationship and what lessons they hope to share with other families.

    Have you or a loved one come out as transgender? We want to hear from you.

    Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

    GUESTS:
    Mary Collins - a writer and professor of nonfiction writing at Central Connecticut State University
    Donald Collins - a 26-year old graduate student living in California, and a trans advocate an educator

    Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on May 21, 2019.

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    Reopening Connecticut Brings Looming Childcare Crisis

    Reopening Connecticut Brings Looming Childcare Crisis

    Daycares have continued to stay open throughout the quarantine, but many parents have opted to keep their children at home. When Connecticut starts to open up this week and more parents head back to work, many will need childcare. This hour, how are daycares taking care of kids in a pandemic? Later, going to camp can be the highlight of any child’s summer. How will Connecticut summer camps operate this season? Coming up, Beth Bye, the state’s Early Childhood Commissioner joins us. What questions do you have about sending your child to daycare or summer camp? We want to hear from you.

    GUESTS:
    Commissioner Beth Bye - Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (@CT_OEC)
    Keith Garbart - Camp Director at Winding Trails 
    Elissha Park - Preschool teacher at Educational Playcare

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 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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