Chris Bohjalian says he chose to revolve the entire story around a nuclear disaster. The reason, he says, goes back to 2011 when he was caring for his dying father.
August 15, 2014
Republicans in Connecticut this week made their pick for governor. GOP primary voters chose the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Tom Foley, to face the incumbent Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy.
A new CD spans a songwriting career that’s led Smither from New Orleans to Amherst.
August 08, 2014
Connecticut’s primary is Tuesday. The big race to watch is between Republican gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley, a businessman from Greenwich and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, from Fairfield. The Hartford Courant’s Christopher Keating joins us to talk about this and other CT races.
The writer David K. Leff has published poetry and non-fiction, and now a novel using verse.
Some of the workers have left already. Entergy says 572 people were still working at the plant on June 1. About half of them will lose their jobs in January, after the plant shuts down. Others will stay on for another 18 months or so to help place the reactor in protective storage. After that, another major layoff is expected.
August 01, 2014
The measure, among several major bills passed just after midnight Friday, requires insurers pay for any care a doctor decides is medically necessary. Insurers say this and other requirements included in the bill are a mistake.
In the Berkshires every summer, there is a musical collective that wants to rip the powdered wig off traditional classical music. Playing the work of living composers and using unconventional methods, they are interested in anything but a musical history lesson. Things wrap up on Saturday with six hours of music, including special guests like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and the composer Steve Reich’s re-working of two songs by Radiohead.
“Acts of Contrition” – the next book in NEPR’s Summer Fiction series – is set in Washington, D.C., in 1972, and it’s a follow-up to Bleiman’s first novel, “Dirty Tricks.”
July 25, 2014
In 1897, a midwife returns to her isolated home in the depths of winter to find her family murdered. That’s the premise of “The Kept,” by James Scott.
The meeting was called by the House Republicans to talk about Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to temporarily care for the children at either a military base in Chicopee or one in Bourne. Officials gather behind closed doors. Reporters weren’t allowed in and neither were protesters, who were having none of it.
July 24, 2014
The drug Naloxone , also known as Narcan, is a short term fix in a long term fight against heroin addiction.
Recently more people and first responders have permission to administer Narcan. It gives users another day to live, to get clean, say advocates. If they choose to.
July 18, 2014
In the 1840s, a religious revival was taking place in many Shaker communities. That’s the basis for writer Rachel Urquhart’s new novel, The Visionist.
Over the past few months, a small number of children streaming across the Mexican border have been finding and living with family and friends in western Massachusetts.
There are new concerns about an agreement Attorney General Martha Coakley negotiated to try and control the prices and market power of Partners HealthCare. The implication, from a commission created to help reduce health spending, is that the deal does not go far enough.