Next week on the CMS

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MONDAY: Lovotics – Scientists are creating robots able to connect deeply into human emotions, including the ability to read the emotions behind our expressions better than other people! We have robots that can encourage you to lose weight, connect with autistic children, and even simulate kisses between partners separated by space. But, despite these advances, how much do we really want humans to be just like us?

TUESDAY: Superstition in Connecticut – We’ll blaze through a list of New England superstitions, as well as why people are superstitious, with Stuart Vyse from Connecticut College. We’ll also speak to Anthony Griego, a member of the Connecticut Wiccan & Pagan Network, who has been campaigning for pardons for those killed in the CT witch trials. And folklorist Michael Bell discusses vampire exhumations in New England.

WEDNESDAY: Kids Songs Done Right – Bill Childs from PRX’s Spare The Rock, Spoil the Child joins PBS Kid’s musician Steve Roslonek (Mr. Steve) in a conversation about the art of a good kid’s song. Later in the show, Connecticut State Troubadour Chuck Costa talks about his latest project, CT Sings!, which features Connecticut-inspired songs written by Connecticut children.

THURSDAY: What Is Now? – Your brain just processed a snapshot and called it “now.” But what really is now? We’ll talk with physicists, neuroscientists, and one Buddhist about the philosophy behind the present moment.

FRIDAY: The Nose, our panel of brilliant and glamorous thinkers chat about the week in news – joined by your phone calls!

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5 thoughts on “Next week on the CMS

  1. BobD

    How about another Beatles show? One hour is not enough. It was fascinating. I agree with you. The challenge in listening to the Beatles is to try and hear the songs again for the first time, to put yourself back in time to when these albums first came out. I try and explain it to my kids, who don’t understand.

  2. Richard

    You know the first successful attempts at A.I. will be love-bots or Austin Power Fem-bots. Porn and the military drive technological change :)

  3. Susan Forbes Hansen

    “WEDNESDAY: Kids Songs Done Right ” — More CT performers who do kids’ music that doesn’t suck: Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem of Middletown, Nancy Tucker of Goshen — both do “standard fare” and kids’stuff, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference (in a GOOD way).

  4. Bill

    I would like a human-like female-like robot that is a composit of previous women in my life. There are countless benefits and I can’t find one drawback except perhaps an extended chat after a rather ferocious love making session.

    On the other hand, perhaps a sweet talk could be programed also. I would no doubt register her to vote via absentee ballot.

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