Erica Jong and Football: This Week on the CMS

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MONDAY: Third Party Candidates We Won’t Call Fringe.  With the November municipal elections approaching there have been some nasty battles involving alternative parties fighting their way onto the ballot, especially because of a new glitch nobody seemed to know about. There’s something about local politics that leads to hand to hand combat. We’ll be looking at East Hampton, Middletown, Westport and any other town with a feisty third party.

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TUESDAY: A Zipless Chat with Erica Jong – “Fear of Flying” was published 40 years ago. It sold 18 million copies worldwide and helped tip feminism into a new focus on fulfilled sexuality and introduced a meme so pervasive that Jong worried the phrase “zipless f–k’ would appear on her  tombstone. So how does the world of 2013 look to the writer who gave us Isadora Wing?

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WEDNESDAY: Football – Investigative reporter Jeff Benedict just released a new book called The System, which explores big-time college football through the eyes of athletic directors and coaches, high-flying boosters, and high-profile TV stars. We’ll also talk with producers from “Concussion Watch” a new Frontline documentary set to air on PBS Oct. 4.

 
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THURSDAY: Guilt – There are a lot of different types of guilt. Especially if you were raised Catholic. We’ll examine the emotion of getting caught with your hand in the cookie jar with authors and social psychologists.

 

FRIDAY:  The Nose heads to New Haven for a cultural chat headed up by radio legend Bruce Barber

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