The Radius Project
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Radius is about what happens when we explore the edges, paths, and landmarks of a city — and meet our neighbors. Through sound and image, we’re seeking out stories not far from some routes you might already know. Come along with us as WNPR maps Hartford, Connecticut in a new way.
||CleanRadius 5: Mozzicato’s Bakery - The Radius Project||If you’ve visited Hartford’s South End, you might be familiar with Mozzicato DePasquale Bakery on Franklin Avenue. It’s an “institution” in the city — a place that has been around for a long time, and that if you visit Hartford and don’t s||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadius 4: The Connecticut River - The Radius Project||Long before it was our capital city, the Connecticut River shaped the land in and around Hartford. It’s been a settling place for Native Americans, Dutch explorers, and Jewish migrants. Today we may not even notice it because it’s been walled off an||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadius 3: Mount Olive Church - The Radius Project||Mount Olive Church in Hartford is on Battles Street. It was home in the 1960s to the street’s namesake, Reverend Richard Battles, a civil rights leader and Arkansas native. He once brought a group from the church to march with Dr. Martin Luther King,||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadius 2: Park Street - The Radius Project||Park Street in Hartford is like a spine in the city. It starts in downtown Hartford and heads through the neighborhood called Frog Hollow, and stretches all the way to the city line with West Hartford. In Hartford’s Frog Hollow,||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRadius 1: Keney Park - The Radius Project||Hartford’s historic Keney Park in the northwestern area of the city is enormous. It has almost 700 acres of green space designated for the public to enjoy. “Every time I walk into this park, I think of two things,” said Gregory Richard,||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWNPR Introduces the Radius Project - The Radius Project||Join WNPR as we map Hartford in a new way, searching for perspective on the city — its beauties, its issues, and most importantly its people. Radius is about what happens when we explore the edges, paths, and landmarks of a city,||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Connecting What's Around
This is an excellent look at neighborhoods, communities, and what it means to be physically close together. This is about Hartford, CT, but it could be about anywhere. We are increasingly content to try to close our distances from things & each other with technology. This reminds you that there's something special to being near things and each other, and that "place" is real. I've been lucky enough to hear a preview of a few upcoming episodes, and they're great. This is a must listen for anyone in Connecticut, and anyone interested in urban life and culture. Next time you go out to any one place, I guarantee this podcast will have you thinking about what's just around the corner or just across the street.