MONDAY — Spies (Rerun) — For Presidents Day we’re re-airing a show about three Connecticut spies, including the George Washington spy story you DON’T know. Also featured, a Cold Warrior from Farmington and the colorful, almost unclassifiable classified story of an anti-Communist, pro-Nazi operative living in Thompson, CT.
TUESDAY — Immigration — For the undocumented, every day carries with it the specter of deportation. As part of a two-show collaboration with Where We Live, Colin McEnroe talks with several undocumented immigrants – exploring what it’s like to live in a place where you’re unsure if you’ll be able to stay.
WEDNESDAY — Big Data — Economist Ian Ayres (Marketplace/Freakonomics) explains how data reshapes our perception of the present and the past. From supermarket club-cards to real time Google keyword analytics, an explosion of data (and data collection) is fundamentally altering the way businesses and individuals lead their lives. Later in the show, how big data could make cow fences a thing of the past.
THURSDAY — Strange Bedfellows — You’re a left of center democrat, but you’ve fallen head over heels for a hardcore fiscal conservative. Perhaps you’re an atheist who’s married to an observant Catholic. We’ll talk about the role politics and religion can play in relationships and explore what it means when you don’t love your lover’s ballot, but you still love them.
FRIDAY — The Nose, Oscar Edition – The Nose moves its annual pre-Oscar show to New Haven’s ArtSpace — at the corner of Orange and Crown. Audience members are welcome! Movie maven Vivian Nabeta and maverick film-maker Gorman Bechard are guests.