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Noted story teller and former journalist Mike Allen narrates amazing tales about people, places and events from Connecticut history. His style and enthusiasm make history relatable, interesting, fun and informative and he occasionally features special guest interviews. You certainly don‘t have to be from Connecticut to enjoy these stories -- you just need to find history interesting and to love a good story. Episodes are never more than two weeks apart, and are often available more frequentl ...
 
Let’s get together and chat. The CTWeekender Podcast is the way to find out about the best activities going on in Connecticut. The CT Weekenders news authority gives us the edge of being “in the know” This is a very laid back podcast aiming to bring fun and information to our listeners while they drive, sit in their office, workout or even while relaxing.
 
Attorney Hastings reveals his secrets to simplify personal injury law in Connecticut. Richard devotes his practice to helping those who have suffered injuries. The cases he work on consist of a variety of injuries. These include motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, hit and runs, and pedestrian accidents.
 
Come and hear the strange tale of The Boss Hank Morgan, a modern day (at the time of publication) Connecticut Yankee who inexplicably finds himself transported to the court of the legendary King Arthur (as the title of the book implies). Hank, or simply, The Boss, as he comes to be most frequently known, quickly uses his modern day knowledge and education to pass himself off as a great magician, to get himself out of all sorts of surprising, (and frequently amusing) situations, as well as to ...
 
When Hank Morgan, a practical, no-nonsense Yankee who works in an ammunition factory as a head superintendent gets into a fight with an aggressive employee, little does he know what's in store for him. The bully lays Morgan low with a skull-crushing blow delivered with a crowbar and knocks him out. When Morgan regains consciousness, he finds himself transported back in time, to the sixth century. From here on, the story describes the travails of a hard-boiled, true blue American with strong ...
 
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In this podcast episode ... Arming school security personnel to protect students and staff After a 7-2 vote by a Board of Education in favor of arming their school security, we speak with the Superintendent of schools for Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut, to find out how they got here and what it all means . Plus, we take a look at other stories maki…
 
Most people react in disbelief when you tell them about Connecticut’s professional football team – a team that actually belonged to the National Football League. It’s true. The Hartford Blues even played the venerable “Big Blue” New York Giants. Hear the intriguing story behind this franchise from Bridgeport author Andy Piascik.…
 
In this podcast episode ... Caring for wildlife in Windham County, Connecticut. We talk to Sherry Harmon a State appointed animal rehabilitator about her 20 years of treating and caring for sick and injured animals and returning them to the wild. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
The former Gilbert and Bennett Company in Georgetown, Connecticut is the epitome of the story of the early American industrial development cycle – starting with home-based operations, followed by the opening of a large manufacturing complex, broader international markets, fierce competition, and (after nearly 200 years) bankruptcy and site abandonm…
 
In this podcast episode ... Finding new plant species in Windham County We talk to botanist Bryan Connolly of Eastern Connecticut State University about the new plant discoveries and what it means for the area. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.Bởi Brian Scott-Smith
 
There was a time when a man did not venture out of the house without a hat on his head. He wouldn’t have been considered completely dressed otherwise. When did that change? What killed the hatting industry? And, why? A story that many people have heard is that it was President John F. Kennedy and his lack of wearing a top hat to his presidential in…
 
The deadliest fire at a circus in U.S. history occurred in Hartford, CT in 1944. The fire killed 186 patrons, mostly women and children. The most unbelievable part of the story, though, is how it may have started. The official cause, nearly 80 years afterwards, is still listed as “undetermined,” but the potential case to be made for arson – as told…
 
In this podcast episode ... The media industry is a tough and competitive business to get in to But at Middlesex Community College in Eastern Connecticut, you don’t HAVE to spend 4 years and possibly $80,000 to get your qualification to get a job in the industry. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
In this podcast ... It’s one of Connecticut’s biggest maritime attractions and an internationally renowned boatyard. We visit Mystic Seaport Museum and go behind the scenes of their Collections Research Center to see some of the thousands of items they have that the public don’t always get to see. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the he…
 
In this podcast ... He started his cat themed coffee house almost 10 years ago and now a rare Paleo Indian site has been found in his backyard. We’re back at Two Wrasslin Cats in East Haddam, Connecticut, as the archeological digging continues. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
When you hear the name Charles Ives, one tends to think of the word cacophony – as in discordant music. The Danbury, CT native created sounds and symphonies that were so ahead of their time that they took the general public several decades to truly appreciate his genius. Now, Ives is considered one of the finest U.S. composers to have ever lived. B…
 
In this podcast ... He started a business in East Lyme, Connecticut, 40 years ago that led to him running for public office. We sit down with State Senator Paul Formica of the 20th District to talk about his 31 years of public service and his decision to retire from it all. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the …
 
In this final episode on the life of PT Barnum, more seldom heard stories about his incredible exploits – including his American Museum in New York City and his Barnum & Bailey Circus – are shared by Bethel Town Historian Pat Wild (where Barnum was born) and Danbury Museum and Historical Society Executive Director Brigid Guertin (where Barnum spent…
 
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