MONDAY: Keno – This highly addictive, low-payout game was passed very quietly in the CT state legislature, without public debate and with agreed-upon cuts of the profits (tribes will get 12.5% of revenue – how and why that number was achieved is unknown). What exactly is Keno, how did it get passed, and what does this mean for gamblers in the state?
TUESDAY: Netiquette – For generations, manners were passed down from parents to children as a guide to navigating a world of face-to-face relations where respect, civility, and formality were valued. Today, while the values remain the same, there are pitfalls for the well-mannered at every turn in a digital world where users are torn between honoring established niceties seen by many as a waste of time in a world that never sleeps.
Wednesday – Sounds of the Wild – Bryan Pijanowski is one of the founders of a new field of study called “soundscape ecology.” He studies the acoustic health of ecosystems by recording swaths of continuous audio from all around the world and asking a fundamental question: “What did nature sound like before humans started making so much noise?” Later in the show, John Cooley talks about Connecticut’s noisy cicada invasion and composer Emily Doolittle describes “zoomusicology” and how nature inspires her art..
[A pastiche created by combining elements of two PD-art files, in Photoshop, in order to illustrate the term “pastiche” via Wikimedia Commons.]
THURSDAY: Forgery – Forgeries have often been derided, but Jonathon Keats says maybe we should appreciate counterfeits in their own right as high art. His new book, Forged, explores art forgery from ancient times to the present. We’ll also walk you through the fundamentals of forging a masterpiece. Think you could do it?
FRIDAY: Newtown: Six Months Later – On the six-month anniversary of the Newtown shootings, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live will broadcast live from the offices of the Newtown Bee. Our guests in the afternoon with include First Selectwoman Pat Llodra and members of the town’s arts community. How does one rebuild the soul of a wounded town so that it both remembers tragedy and accommodates laughter and hope?