"Flawless" Author Elise Hu dives into the world of K-Beauty
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by Connecticut Public Radio
3d ago
In 2015, journalist Elise Hu moved to South Korea to open the NPR Seoul bureau. During her time in South Korea, she witnessed the rise of K-beauty culture or “Korean beauty.” K-beauty encompasses a multitude of beauty treatments. It doesn’t just include luxury skincare lines, and expensive facemasks; there's also LED light therapy, injections, fillers, and a myriad of options for plastic surgery. These procedures are becoming an increasingly normal part of daily life in South Korea, but also in the United States. They are also more accessible than ever to anyone that wants to change the way th ..read more
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What it takes to save the turtles
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by Connecticut Public Radio
3d ago
Turtles are among one of the oldest reptiles to walk the planet. Although turtles often live long lifespans and are among some of the most resilient animals on the planet, human presence has meant a huge threat to their species.  In her new book Of Time and Turtles, Sy Montgomery says turtles live “slow.” She spent time working with the people who have dedicated their lives to rehabilitating these fascinating creatures, and she joins us to talk about her book. And Matt Patterson, fellow turtle lover, illustrator of this book and their accompanying picture book The Book of Turtles, joins u ..read more
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Final episode of 'In Absentia,' plus a conversation on the future of Bridgeport politics
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by Connecticut Public Radio
6d ago
Connecticut Public has spent the past year investigating political dysfunction, , allegations of absentee ballot misconduct, and machine politics in Bridgeport. The investigation has culminated in a four part series called “In Absentia.” Today, we hear the final episode of this podcast and speak to members of the Accountability Project, Connecticut Public’s investigative team. You can listen back to all the episodes on ctpublic.org/bpt or wherever you get your podcasts. GUESTS: Bria Lloyd: Investigative Reporter for the Accountability Project Jim Haddadin: Editor for The Accountability Pro ..read more
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'Sounds of New Haven': NXTHVN exhibition examines the 'multi-local'
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by Connecticut Public Radio
6d ago
Every year, a cohort of emerging artists and curators gather at NXTHVN, a fellowship program located in the heart of New Haven's Dixwell neighborhood, and "a new national arts model that empowers artists, curators, and the community through education and access to a vibrant ecosystem." This hour, we hear from Marquita Flowers and Clare Patrick, current curatorial fellows at NXTHVN. Their exhibition, "To Echo A Shadow," explores the links between industrialization and forced migration. We discuss how the Dixwell neighborhood, and its history, were embraced in the exhibition programming. Plus, f ..read more
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Transracial adoptee Angela Tucker talks about centering adoption stories on adoptees
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by Connecticut Public Radio
6d ago
Growing up as a transracial adoptee, Angela Tucker's friends, family, and even strangers would make comments and assumptions about what her life would have been like if she hadn’t been adopted. Angela Tucker is the author of the book "You Should Be Grateful": Stories of Race, Identity, and Transracial Adoption and she is Executive Director of the Adoptee Mentoring Society. Today, we talk about the intricacies of navigating life as a transracial adoptee. For years, adoption stories have been told from the point of view of the adoptive parents. Angela says it’s time to flip the script and let ad ..read more
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A look at efforts to improve accessible parking regulation in Connecticut
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by Connecticut Public Radio
1w ago
Connecticut's Department of Motor Vehicles began phasing out permanent or "lifetime" disability parking placards in 2010, to help curb misuse. Some advocates and lawmakers are hoping more can be done to regulate how these passes are issued, and how misuse might be enforced. This hour, we hear from Alexandria Bode, who is behind the accessible parking-focused non-profit, Peace Love & ACCESSibility, along with her family members and fellow advocates, Sam Bode and Mary Caruso. House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora and Transportation Committee Co-Chair Senator Christine ..read more
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Creating 'In Absentia': The podcast diving deep into Bridgeport's politics
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by Connecticut Public Radio
1w ago
Connecticut Public has spent the past year investigating political dysfunction, allegations of absentee ballot misconduct, and machine politics in Bridgeport. The investigation has culminated in a four part series called “In Absentia.” Today, we hear episode 3 of this podcast and speak to members of The Accountability Project, Connecticut Public’s investigative team. You can listen to all the episodes of In Absentia on ctpublic.org/bpt or wherever you get your podcasts. GUESTS: Bria Lloyd: Investigative Reporter for the Accountability Project (below right) Jim Haddadin: Editor for The Acco ..read more
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Students participating at Pro-Palestine protests speak out
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by Connecticut Public Radio
2w ago
Colleges are spaces for open dialogue, debate, and even protest. Student protesters have called for universities to divest from Israel. Today, we hear from students who have participated in encampments at Yale University and Wesleyan University. We also speak with Davarian Baldwin, author of Shadow of the Ivory Tower and professor at Trinity college to get a better understanding on what divestment means, and how it might impact the financial future of many universities. Wesleyan statement on campus protests Yale statement regarding campus statement GUESTS: Chisato Kimura: Law Student at Yale ..read more
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Taking a 'holistic approach' to treating congenital heart disease
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by Connecticut Public Radio
2w ago
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States for decades, putting much of the focus squarely and rightly on cardiovascular disease. But what about congenital heart conditions, something affecting your heart since birth? There are 13 million adults living with congenital heart disease, and that number has grown as treatments advance; survival rates have improved by 75% since the 1940s. But those diagnoses can come later in life, and even with sure signs, the need for specialized, lifelong care is often unmet. This hour, we're joined by the co-authors of Healing Hearts ..read more
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The four-day work week might be here sooner than you think
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by Connecticut Public Radio
2w ago
More workers than ever are working a hybrid work schedule - part time in the office and part time at home. According to a Gallup Poll, nearly 40% of hybrid workers can set their own schedule. Yet burnout feels more apparent than ever before. Many offices are searching to find solutions to provide better work-life balance including the four day work week. Today, we revisit this topic and explore others that claim to give employees more of their time back. And we want to hear from you. What’s your schedule like in the office these days? Would you rather work a four day week? GUEST ..read more
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