In this, our premiere episode, we’ll take you along on some adventures, open your eyes to new developments, and excite your senses as we dabble in the arts. This week our stories explore something old that’s new again.
In this episode: Old billboards make eco-friendly fashion, orienteering, historic preservation of mid-century modern houses, puppetry revival, glass artist Peter Greenwood.
Treading Lightly: Christina DeFranco visits GG2G in Milford, where friends Day Moore and Alison Grieveson make beautiful bags from recycled materials–highway billboards! The store idiom in New Haven, is one of ninety stores across the country that carry these one-of-a-kind treasures.
Inside Out: If you love hiking, walking or running outdoors, look into the map-and-compass sport of orienteering! Eric Clemons explored the sport in western Connecticut.
Positively Connecticut: People are saving nearly one hundred old homes–modern houses built in the mid-twentieth century–from destruction, including four in New Canaan: the Philip Johnson Glass House, built in 1949, Johnson’s Alice Ball House, John M. Johansen’s Bridge House, and The Hemicycle House designed by John Howe.
Spotlight on the Arts: Ed Wierzbicki shows how one troupe, UCONN Puppet Arts, is reaching new audiences across the state, leading a revival in live theater acting–through puppetry.
Original Broadcast: April, 2009