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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week: New Muhammad Ali Biography Reveals A Flawed Rebel Who Loved Attention: "I don't think we do Ali any good by treating him as a saint," says biographer Jonathan Eig. "He was a human being, and he was…
10.07 / 17:45
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As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., CDT advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said…
10.07 / 17:45
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Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
10.07 / 17:45
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The following property transfers were recorded last week in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. *** Oct. 4 75 Parish Road $3,150,000 75 Parish Road LLC to Robert A. Novak Oct. 3 [&…
10.07 / 16:08
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Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
10.07 / 14:27
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Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…
10.07 / 14:27
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Editor: Kit Devereaux has served in more capacities in New Canaan government and not-for-profits than there is space to list. Her tenure on Town Council, Board of Finance and the Charter Review Commission, and her financial services background, provide the necessary experience and skills to manage town government, improve accountability and save taxpayers’ money. Kit’s [&#…
10.07 / 13:57
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For college freshmen who left home for the first time this year, learning to live with a roommate may be one of the easy challenges. For many, this is also the first time they will schedule medical appointments, fill prescriptions, and make decisions about their own health care. Unfortunately, many students aren't prepared to meet these basic life challenges. But with a little planning and parental guidance, college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn how to stay healthy and…
10.07 / 12:59
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BEACON FALLS — The plan is to have air conditioning throughout most of Woodland Regional High School by the time the 2018-17 school year starts. When Woodland was built i…
10.07 / 12:19
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REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education last week unanimously voted to hire Stephen Martoni as the district’s new director of facilities. Martoni has been the acting dir…
10.07 / 12:19
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To the editor, Back in late winter of this year, residents stopping by the Beacon Falls public works garage for sand and salt, in preparation for the March 12…
10.07 / 12:19
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REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education will have a decision to make if a state budget isn’t adopted soon. Beacon Falls and Prospect, the two towns tha…
10.07 / 12:19
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NAUGATUCK — Preventing youth from using and abusing drugs is something Naugatuck Youth Services Executive Director Kristin Mabrouk is passionate about, and the nonprofit organization recently received a financial b…
10.07 / 12:19
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Louisville has placed associate basketball coach Kenny Johnson and assistant Jordan Fair on paid administrative leave while the school handles its involvement in a national federal investigation…
10.07 / 12:02
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Waterford won the fifth game 15-6 to pull out a 3-2 win over Fitch in a high school volleyball match on…
10.07 / 12:02
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When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.Where: Cadet Memorial Field, New London.Records: Springfield 5-0 overall, 2-0 NEWMAC; Coast Guard…
10.07 / 12:02
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Tens of thousands of people will gather this weekend for the Austin City Limits Festival, a two-week music festival about a mile from downtown Austin. "It's gonna be the safest part of the city to be in during both weekends, just because of the sheer number of officers that will be present," said Brian Manley, the chief of the Austin Police Department, during a press conference this week. Manley said the department will have officers inside and outside the festival, with heightened…
10.07 / 11:39
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Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: "Quit wrecking my health care." Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., agrees. "We're getting slammed. We didn't budget for this," she says. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. Millions more have seen their existing coverage improved. But one slice of the population — including Melquist and Goodrich — is unquestionably worse off. They are healthy people …
10.07 / 11:39
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This week, the typically upbeat, jovial Joe Biden sounded anything but during a speech in Washington. "President Obama and I have been very quiet and respectful, giving the [Trump] administration time," the former vice president said Thursday night. "But some of these roots are being sunk too deeply. I believe it's time to challenge some of the dangerous assumptions." Biden went on to excoriate the Trump administration's foreign policy. While accepting an award from Center for Strategic…
10.07 / 11:39
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There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
10.07 / 11:12
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