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Oct, 22, 2014 Brian Crudden and Pat Risley
Windham High School football coach Brian Crudden and Athletic Director Pat Risley talk about Brian's 39 years of coaching and his November induction into the Connecticut High School Coaches Hall of Fame. Airdate: October 22, 2014.
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Oct, 21, 2014 UConn Health Dental Office in Storrs
Dr. Luis Mirón Cárcamo and Dr. Steven Lepowsky from the UConn School of Dental Medicine and UConn Health in Storrs Center. Airdate: October 21, 2014.
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Oct, 20, 2014 Windham Public Schools After School Programs
Jennie Navarro, After School Program Quality Advisor, and Bill Stover, Director of Family & Community Partnerships AND National Afterschool Alliance Ambassador, talk about Windham Public Schools after school programs and Thursday's "Lights On After School Day." Airdate: October 20, 2014.
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Oct, 17, 2014 Charter Spectrum
Heidi Vandenbrouck, Senior Communications Manager, New England for Charter Communications talks about Charter's upgrade to Spectrum, baseball and her radio days. Airdate: October 17, 2014.
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Oct, 16, 2014 Colleen Healy
Former UConn women and Windham High girls basketball player Colleen Healy talks about basketball, being the first girl to play at St. Mary's-St.Joseph's school, iron man triathalons and her brief radio career. Airdate: October 16, 2014.
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Oct, 15, 2014 Generations 30th anniversary
Allison Heneghan, Fran Boulay, Ann Guetal, and Judi Gaudet talk about Generations Family Health Center's 30th Anniversary. Airdate: October 15, 2014.
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Oct, 14, 2014 Arts and Eats Stroll
Ruth Alumbaugh talks about Saturday's Arts and Eats Stroll in Willimantic. Airdate: October 14, 2014.
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Oct, 14, 2014 Author Xenia Gazarkh
Author Xenia Gazarkh talks about children's literature, mythology, growing up in Kazakhstan, and "The Adventures of Spontendor, the Flying Baby Horse." Airdate: October 14, 2014.
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Oct, 13, 2014 Willimantic Salvation Army
Salvation Army envoy Philip Hostetler talks about the programs of the Willimantic corps. Airdate: October 13, 2014.
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Oct, 13, 2014 In The Line Of Duty
Injured SFC Micah Welintukonis from Coventry talks about a new charity for first responders called "In The Line Of Duty." Airdate: October 13, 2014.
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Oct, 10, 2014 Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum
Cortlandt Hull, Executive Director of The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol talks about horror movies and the museum. Airdate: October 10, 2014.
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Oct, 10, 2014 Author Shaan Sharma
Author Shaan Sharma talks about "A Session Director’s Guide To Commercial Acting in L.A." Airdate: October 10, 2014.
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Oct, 09, 2014 QVCC Foundation
The President of the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, Tom Harney, Monique Wolanin, QVCC Interim Director of Community Engagement, foundation member Dr. Murray Buttner, and Jim Turner, President of the Willimantic Whitewater Partnership talk about QVCC's "Tackle the Trail" race. Airdate: October 9, 2014.
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Oct, 08, 2014 Musician Jan Jungden
Musician Jan Jungden from the Jan Jungden Trio. Airdate: October 8, 2014.
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Oct, 07, 2014 Moose in Connecticut
DEEP wildlife biologist Andy Labonte talks about moose in Connecticut. Airdate: October 7, 2014.
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Oct, 03, 2014 Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts
Doctor John McIntosh and Rev. Elizabeth McIntosh talk about their book "Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts." Airdate: October 3, 2014.
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Oct, 03, 2014 Windham Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse in Windham
Catina Caban-Owen, Nusie Halpine, Bill Stover and Dennis O'Brien update the progress of Windham's Task Force for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Airdate: October 3, 2014.
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Sep, 30, 2014 Connecticut's African American Affairs Commission
Commissioners Derrick McBride and ECSU sociology professor Dennis Canterbury from Connecticut's African American Affairs Commission. Airdate: September 30, 2014
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Sep, 29, 2014 Neighborhood Renovation and Training Program
Sean Barnes, Executive Director/Founder with Neighborhood Renovations and Training Program Inc. and Neighbors helping Neighbors, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Liza Torres. Airdate: September 29, 2014.
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Sep, 26, 2014 Barrows STEM Academy Color Dash 5K
Cynthia Lovely, Kalista Lovely, Eddie Lovely, and coach Vinny Franchi talk about the Charles Barrow STEM Academy's COLOR DASH 5K fun run/walk on October 25. Airdate: September 26, 2014.
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Sep, 23, 2014 Windham Diaper Bank
Adrianne Levine and Windham Human Services Director Mary DeMarco talk about the Windham Diaper Bank and the diaper drive. Airdate: September 23, 2014.
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Sep, 22, 2014 Changes at Charter Cable
Mike Nelson, Public Access Supervisor with the Charter Communications talks about big changes coming for local cable customers, including the move of local access channel 14 to channel 192. Airdate: September 22, 2014.
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Sep, 16, 2014 Author David K. Leff
Essayist, poet, photographer, and sometimes fiction writer, David Leff talks about his new novel in verse called "Finding the Last HUNGRY HEART," chimney swifts in Willimantic, Boom Box Parade, and his newlywed wife. Airdate: September 16, 2014.
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Sep, 15, 2014 Windham Area Hour Exchange
Kate Fortier-Scheuritzel, Director of Volunteer Engagement and the Windham Area Hour Exchange updates the Windham Area Hour Exchange, "Housing Now!", "Women: Inspired! Next Steps," and the "Repair Cafe." Airdate: September 15, 2014.
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Sep, 12, 2014 ECSU Rugby
ECSU Rugby team members Josh Calabrese (President), Kyle Wells (Vice President), Tevin Williams (Social Chair), and Cole LeTourneau (Community Service committee). Airdate: September 12, 2014.
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Sep, 12, 2014 Author David Lundgren
Author David Lundgren talks about "Rhapsody." Airdate: September 12, 2014.
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Sep, 11, 2014 Windham Hospital oncology services
Hartford Healthcare Regional Supervisor, Cancer Services, Kate Starkey and cancer navigator Lori Surber, RN talk about oncology services at Windham Hospital. Airdate: September 11, 2014.
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Sep, 10, 2014 Boy Scout Troop 34
Assistant Senior Patrol Leader James Devivo, Andrew Lambert and John Devivo from Boy Scout Troop 34 in Windham Center talk about Scouting and Membership Monday. Airdate: September 10, 2014.
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Sep, 09, 2014 Organ donation
Chas Mackenzie from LifeChoice Organ Donor Services and Jane Andrews, a kidney/pancreas transplant recipient. Airdate September 9, 2014.
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Sep, 04, 2014 Mah Jongg
Marge Bachand, Dee Crockett and Ann Lojzim discuss the increasing popularity of mahjongg. Airdate: September 4, 2014.
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Sep, 03, 2014 Sheldon's Horse, The 2nd Continental Light Dragoons
Dragoons Corporal Mark Sheldon and Trooper Dave Goodrich from Sheldon's Horse, The 2nd Continental Light Dragoons--the first commissioned cavalry in the United States. Airdate: September 3, 2014.
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Sep, 02, 2014 Windham Area Relay For Life
ACS partner Lindsey Lafemina, Hartford Healthcare Regional Supervisor, Cancer Services, Kate Starkey, and event chairs Jessica Rollo and Jessica Chartier talk about the 2014 Windham Area Relay For Life. Airdate: September 2, 2014.
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Aug, 29, 2014 Windham School Readiness
Angela Fournier, Town of Windham School Readiness Liaison and Niloufar Rezai, Director of the Child and Family Development Resource Center at Eastern CT State University discuss school readiness. Airdate: August 29, 2014.
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Aug, 28, 2014 Lego aqueducts
Gary Robbins, Professor of Geology in UConn's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, who has constructed a series of aqueducts from Legos. Airdate: August 28, 2014.
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Aug, 28, 2014 Author Peter Darrach
Author Peter Darrach talks about "Tavern On The Edge Of Time." Airdate: August 29, 2014.
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Aug, 27, 2014 Mission: Soccer
Evan Bolton talks about Mission: Soccer, which provides soccer equipment and training to impoverished communities in Kenya. Airdate: August 27, 2014.
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Aug, 26, 2014 Dr. Patricia Garcia.
Windham’s new Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Patricia Garcia. Airdate: August 26, 2014.
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Aug, 25, 2014 Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step
Rex Fowler from Aztec Two-Step
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Aug, 25, 2014 Author Joanne Haddad
Windham Middle School English teacher Joanne Haddad talks about her new book of children's poetry "And The Moral Is..." Original airdate: August 7, 2013.
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Aug, 22, 2014 Author Danny Martineau, Jr.
Author Danny Martineau, Jr. talks about "The Waterfront." Airdate: August 22, 2014.
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Aug, 21, 2014 Average Joe Photo Show
Rebecca Steiner and Lori Warner talk about the Average Joe Photo Show at UConn. Airdate: August 21, 2014.
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Aug, 20, 2014 QVCC
The new president of Quinebaug Valley Community College, Carlee Drummer, QVCC math faculty member Kudzai Zvoma, Windham Tech student Joseph Irizarry, and 2014 QVCC graduate Claudia Dufour. Airdate: August 20, 2014.
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Aug, 19, 2014 Dick Curland on Don Pardo
Dick Curland talks about a fellow former Norwich resident--TV personality Don Pardo. Original airdate: February 18, 2010.
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Aug, 18, 2014 WILI Ray of Sunshine award winner Phyllis Pintal
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Phyllis Pintal of Windham. Airdate: August 18, 2014.
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Aug, 18, 2014 CT at Work
Local historians Bev York and Jamie Eves discuss the "CT At Work" initiative through the Connecticut Humanities Council. Airdate: August 18, 2014.
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Aug, 14, 2014 Eva Nepal
Mona Friedland with Laura Spero, who started a charity called Eva Nepal, to help people in Nepal with education and dental issues. Airdate: August 14, 2014.
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Aug, 12, 2014 Dr. Tom Trojian
Thomas Trojian, MD Sports Medicine, Director of Injury Prevention and Sports Outreach Team discusses sports injuries and Connecticut's new concussion law. Airdate: August 12, 2014.
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Aug, 08, 2014 Steve Putney -- ILTS Rewind
Steve Putney, host of WILI's "I Love That Song" show on Sunday evenings talks about his show, the old days of radio and his Iowa roots. Airdate: August 8, 2014.
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Aug, 07, 2014 Positive Expression
Brian Cohen from Positive Expression in Chaplin, a non-profit dedicated to positive expression through art. Airdate: August 7, 2014.
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Aug, 06, 2014 Ashford's 300th anniversary
Ashford Selectman Bill Falletti talks about Ashford's 300th Anniversary. Airdate: August 6, 2014.
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Aug, 05, 2014 Windham Hospital gala and volunteering
Shawn Maynard, Executive Director of the Windham Hospital Foundation, and Rebecca Putnam, Volunteer Services Manager talk about volunteering and the Windham Hospital gala. Airdate: August 5, 2014.
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Aug, 01, 2014 Domestic minor sex trafficking
Ryan Day, Communications Strategist from Love146, which fights domestic minor sex trafficking. Airdate: August 1, 2014.
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Jul, 30, 2014 Puentes Al Futaro/Bridges To The Future
Emma Blanford, a Hall Director from ECSU who participates in a college lead mentor program for inner city youth called Puentes Al Futuro/Bridges to the Future, with Kim Silcox, ECSU Director of Community Engagement, and students Kaylee, Kylie, Giselle, and Malvin. Airdate: July 30, 2014.
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Jul, 25, 2014 Grahame Winters
Former WILI and WDRC-FM announcer Grahame Winters talks radio with Glenn O'Brien. Airdate: July 25, 2014.
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Jul, 17, 2014 Lebanon Farmers Market
Lebanon Town Planner Philip Chester talks about the Lebanon Farmers Market, Kids Fun Day, and the Lebanon Farmland Preservation Program. Airdate: July 17, 2014.
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Jul, 16, 2014 Norwich Bulletin Executive Editor Jim Konrad
Executive Editor Jim Konrad from The Bulletin talks about the newspaper business, and journalism in the 21st century. Airdate: July 16, 2014.
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Jul, 15, 2014 UConn Health -- Dr. Mark Buchanan
Dr. Mark Buchanan, UConn Health internal medicine physician, discusses healthy summer tips, adult immunizations and screenings, men's health, preventive medicine, and the UConn Health medical offices in Storrs Center. Airdate: July 15, 2014.
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Jul, 14, 2014 Astronomy
UConn Physics Professor Cynthia Peterson discusses astronomy, solar storms, black holes, and eclipses. Airdate: July 14, 2014.
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Jul, 11, 2014 Bird watching
Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist Jane Seymour -- steward of the Belding Wildlife Management Area -- discusses birds and bird watching. Airdate: July 11, 2014.
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Jul, 10, 2014 Lebanon Art Gallery
Photographers Jean Henderson and Nancy Hoffmann, and Sandra Samolis from the new Lebanon Art Gallery. Airdate: July 10, 2014.
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Jul, 08, 2014 PATH Academy
Brooke LaFreniere, Principal, and Bob Rath, President & CEO Bob Rath of the new Path Academy of Windham which opens in August. Airdate: July 8, 2014.
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Jul, 04, 2014 Lynn Rosenblatt's Boom Box Parade song
Elementary school teacher Lynn Rosenblatt recorded this Boom Box Parade song in 1995. Lynn sang at the opening ceremonies of the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games in New Haven in 1995.
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Jul, 04, 2014 Tom Callinan's Boom Box Parade song
The first Connecticut State Troubadour, Tom Callinan wrote this song about the WILI July 4th Boom Box Parade in 2010..
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Jul, 02, 2014 WILI July 4th Boom Box Parade preview
Charlie Olbrias, assistant Recreation Director in Windham, Willimantic Fire Chief Marc Scrivener, and Annie Clark preview the 29th annual July 4th WILI BOOM BOX PARADE and the Boom Box Mile road race. Airdate: July 2, 2014.
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Jul, 01, 2014 Mike Crouch
Photographer Mike Crouch from Norwich. Airdate: July 1, 2014.
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Jun, 30, 2014 Firewalker Wally Pocius
Firewalker Wally Pocius from Mansfield. Airdate: June 30, 2014.
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Jun, 27, 2014 40 years of Women's softball in Willimantic
Barbara Walters, Lori Scatena and Rose Kurcinik talk about the 40th Anniversary of Women's Softball in Willimantic and the WSAGW. Airdate: June 27, 2014.
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Jun, 25, 2014 Windham Theatre Guild
Victor Funderburk, Martha Funderburk and Robin Rice talk about The Windham Theatre Guild's 2014-2015 Main Stage Season. Airdate: June 25, 2014.
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Jun, 24, 2014 Tipperary Knights Irish girls basketball
Head coach Martin Hehir from the Tipperary Knights Basketball Club from Ireland, players Soracha Henderson, Marie Slattery and Sinead Phillips and Katie DeCosta, one of the Directors of the CT Northstars Organization, with one of her players, Taylor Hennigan, talk about the Irish girls basketball team's week in Connecticut. Airdate: June 24, 2014.
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Jun, 23, 2014 The Interstate Reliability Project.
Frank Poirot, CL&P Senior Media Specialist - Transmission, updates the Interstate Reliability Project. Airdate: June 23, 2014
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Jun, 20, 2014 High Speed Block Island Express
Stan Mickus, Director of Marketing and Public Affairs with the Cross-Sound Ferry and the Block Island High Speed Express talks about Block Island and the "Jessica W." Airdate: June 20, 2014.
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Jun, 19, 2014 Retired UConn Fire Chief Merrill Cummings and Lt. Chris Renshaw
Merrill Cummings, the first paid fire chief at the University of Connecticut (1946) and Lt. Christopher Renshaw from the UConn Fire Department. Airdate: June 19, 2014.
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Jun, 18, 2014 Legendary Locals of Norwich
Author Beryl Fishbone talks about "Legendary Locals of Norwich." Airdate: June 18, 2014.
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Jun, 17, 2014 Musician Charlie Allen
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Jun, 17, 2014 Ken Best on Casey Kasem
Rock and Roll historian Ken Best discusses the legacy of Casey Kasem. Airdate: June 17, 2014.
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Jun, 16, 2014 Coventry Lake Advisory and Monitoring Committee
Jerry Zak, Debby Zeppa, and Jack Clausen from the Coventry Lake Advisory and Monitoring Committee. Airdate: June 16, 2014.
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Jun, 13, 2014 Eastern Highlands Health District
John Degnan, Medical Reserve Corps Director, Eastern Highlands Health District talks about emergency preparedness and his time with the Red Cross in New Orleans during Katrina and Rita. Airdate: June 13, 2014.
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Jun, 13, 2014 Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum
Ray Axelrod, national representative for the National Railroad Historical Society talks about the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum and Sunday's Father's Day Rail Fair and Flea Market. Airdate: June 13, 2014.
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Jun, 12, 2014 "The Sunshine Boys" at CRT
Tina Fabrique and Steve Hayes from Connecticut Repertory Theater's production of "The Sunshine Boys." Airdate: June 12, 2014.
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Jun, 11, 2014 World's Smallest Quartet Band
Nancy and Braden Pastore from Canterbury -- The World's Smallest Quartet Band. Airdate: June 11, 2014.
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Jun, 09, 2014 Willi Arts and Eats District
Victor Funderburk from the Windham Theatre Guild and Micky Wells of Swift Waters talk about the new Windham Arts and Eats district. Airdate: June 9, 2014.
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Jun, 06, 2014 Quilts at the Mill Museum
The Executive Director of the Windham Textile and History Museum, Jamie Eves, with fiber artists Melanie Johnson and co-representative of the Connecticut chapter of Studio Art Quilt Associates Catherine Smith talk about quilting and the pre-civil war family heirloom quilt Wayne Norman donated to the museum. Airdate: June 6, 2014
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Jun, 04, 2014 Charter Oak State College
Ed Klonoski, President of Charter Oak State College and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy discuss the "Go Back To Get Ahead" initiative. Airdate: June 4, 2014.
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Jun, 03, 2014 Connecticut Trails Day Weekend
Jim Little, Development Director for the Connecticut Forest and Park Association talks about Connecticut Trails Day Weekend June 7-8. Airdate: June 3, 2014.
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May, 30, 2014 ECSU associate professor of English Barbara Little Liu
ECSU associate professor of English Barbara Little Liu, recipient of the 2014 Board of Regents/Connecticut State Universities Teaching Award talks about creative writing and curriculum development. Airdate: May 30, 2014.
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May, 29, 2014 Tree threats
Chris Martin, director of the Forestry Division of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and Katherine Dugas from the Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station talk about a new threat to hardwood trees--the winter moth--and other threats to trees. Airdate: May 29, 2014.
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May, 28, 2014 UConn Health sports medicine
Dr. Corey Edgar and Dr. Matt Hall, UConn Health sports medicine physicians discuss sports injuries and their experience treating victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Airdate: May 28, 2014.
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May, 27, 2014 Covenant To Care for Children
Development Associate Andrea Penta from Covenant to Care for Children. Airdate: May 27, 2014.
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May, 23, 2014 Veterinarian Dr. Todd Friedland
Retiring Veterinarian Dr. Todd Friedland from the North Windham Animal Hospital takes listener calls about their pets, and talks about the Willimantic Police Dogs "Z," "Fina" and "Sasa," and his 36 years in teh community. Airdate: May 23, 2014.
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May, 22, 2014 Willimantic Farmer's Market
Market Master Sally Pappenheimer (Brown Farm), Rachel Fraleigh (Rachel's Farm) and C. J. Pogmore (Blue Bird Hill Farm) preview the 2014 edition of the Willimantic Farmer's Market. Airdate: May 22, 2014.
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May, 21, 2014 UConn Football Coach Bob Diaco
UConn head football coach Bob Diaco. Airdate: May 21, 2014.
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May, 20, 2014 The history of Willington
Joe and Trish Froehlich from the Willington Historical Society talk about their new book about the history of Willington. Airdate: May 20, 2014.
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May, 19, 2014 Ray of Sunshine winner Karen Porter
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Karen Porter of Mansfield. Airdate: May 19, 2014.
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May, 13, 2014 Mooney Haddad
2014 Romantic Willimantic Cupid Mooney Haddad. Airdate: May 13, 2014.
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May, 07, 2014 Singer Tony Costa
Strolling musician and vocalist Tony Costa, who performs at local restaurants. Airdate: May 7, 2014.
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May, 06, 2014 Wayne Norman backpacks the Grand Canyon
Wayne Norman records his experiences while backpacking the Grand Canyon May 6-10, 2002 with Charlie and Jim Bender, and Dawn and John Drum. Original airdate: July 10, 2002. To read about Wayne's excursion and see pictures, visit http://www.wili-am.com/gc.htm.
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May, 06, 2014 Garden Gate Club of Mansfield
Co-Presidents Tony Rash and Tove Rosado from the Garden Gate Club of Mansfield. Airdate: May 5, 2014.
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May, 06, 2014 Mary Travers
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary and author Mike Renshaw talk about the late Mary Travers, and Mike's new book on Mary called "Mary Travers: A Woman's Words." Airdate: May 6, 2014
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May, 02, 2014 ECSU Communications Professor Edmond Chibeau
ECSU's 125th Anniversary: Dr. Edmund Chibeau, professor of communication at Eastern Connecticut State University talks about art, writing, journalism, and his performance art exhibit at the Windsor Art Center. Airdate: May 2, 2014.
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May, 01, 2014 ECSU undergraduate research
ECSU's 125th Anniversary: Psychology Professor Carlos Escoto and senior Eric Cerino (Stratford) discuss undergraduate research. Airdate: May 1, 2014.
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Apr, 30, 2014 ECSU Provost Rhona Free
ECSU's 125th Anniversary: Provost Rhona Free talks about the on-campus Work Hub and the Center for Internships and Career Development. Airdate: April 30, 2014.
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Apr, 28, 2014 The Holocaust
ECSU's 125th Anniversary: ECSU History Professor, Dr. Roland Clark--a recognized expert on the treatment of minorities in Central Europe--and Cesar Beltran, Adjunct Professor of Communication at ECSU discuss the Holocaust and Holocaust Remembrance Day. Airdate: April 28, 2014.
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Apr, 23, 2014 Sexual Assault
Maria Busineau, Program Manager, Megan LeBlond, College Advocate and Stephanie Russo, Child Advocate from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT. Airdate: April 23, 2014.
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Apr, 22, 2014 Mansfield History Day
Mansfield Middle School teacher Jenn McMunn with 8th grade students Rebecca Coyne, and Emma Powers discuss Mansfield Makes History Day and National History Day. Airdate: April 22, 2014.
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Apr, 22, 2014 John Pousette-Dart
Singers Jon Pousette-Dart and Bruce John talk about the Bread Box Theater at St. Paul's Church and the Covenant Soup Kitchen. Airdate: April 22, 2014.
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Apr, 18, 2014 The Windham Club
Bob Cusumano, the new owner of the Windham Club--formerly the University Club. Airdate: April 18, 2014.
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Apr, 16, 2014 CRT's "Legally Blonde--The Musical"
Actress Courtney Hammond and Managing Director Matt Pugliese from the Connecticut Repertory Theater's production of "Legally Blonde--The Musical." Airdate: April 16, 2014.
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Apr, 15, 2014 Trout Fishing Season
Dianne Grenier from the DEEP and Tom Bourret, Senior Biologist, Connecticut DEEP Inland Fisheries Division, Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education talk about fish, fishing, Connecticut waters, and the opening of trout fishing season. Airdate: April 15, 2014.
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Apr, 09, 2014 Plainfield Business Association
Cathy Tendrich, Shirley Hattayer and Mahaik Pirzada from the Plainfield Business Association. Airdate: April 9, 2014.
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Apr, 07, 2014 UConn Husky of Honor Ray Allen
UConn Men's Basketball Husky Of Honor member Ray Allen interviewed by Wayne Norman at halftime of WILI's broadcast of the Huskies' NCAA Championship win over Kentucky on the UConn/IMG Sports Network. Airdate: April 7, 2014.
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Apr, 05, 2014 Caron Butler
Wayne Norman interviews former UConn basketball player Caron Butler during WILI's broadcast of the UConn/Florida NCAA Tournament Final Four game in Arlington, TX. Airdate: April 5, 2014.
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Apr, 03, 2014 Joshua's Trust
President Fran Funk and past president Hill Bullard from Joshua's Trust. Airdate: April 3, 2014.
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Apr, 02, 2014 Ukraine crisis
Eugene Babij and Alex Kuzma discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Airdate: April 2, 2014.
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Apr, 01, 2014 Windham High School Music Department
Windham High School Band Director Ray Sinclair with students Noah Sternat, Jeremy Cruz and Shawn Nadeau. Airdate: April 1, 2014.
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Mar, 31, 2014 Steve Kotchko
Former WILI News Director Steve Kotchko, now in his 40th year as News Director for the Connecticut Radio Network, and WILI's State Capitol correspondent discusses politics, sports, radio, and birding. Airdate: March 15, 2013.
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Mar, 30, 2014 Shabazz Napier, Phil Nolan, Ryan Boatright, and Jim Calhoun
UConn basketball players Shabazz Napier, Phil Nolan, Ryan Boatright, and former UConn coach Jim Calhoun interviewed by Wayne Norman on the Madison Square Garden floor moments after the Huskies won the NCAA East Regional Championship on March 30, 2014.
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Mar, 30, 2014 UConn Husky of Honor Clifford Robinson
UConn Husky Of Honor Clifford Robinson, interviewed by Wayne Norman at halftime of UConn's NCAA Elite Eight victory over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2014.
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Mar, 28, 2014 UConn Husky Of Honor Emeka Okafor
UConn Men's Basketball Husky Of Honor inductee Emeka Okafor interviewed by Wayne Norman at halftime of WILI's broadcast of the Huskies' NCAA Sweet Sixteen win over Iowa State on the UConn/IMG Sports Network. Airdate: March 28, 2014.
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Mar, 26, 2014 Artist J. Alden Weir
Anne Dawson, chair of the Visual Arts Department and professor of art history at Eastern Connecticut State University discusses J. Alden Weir, the world-famous artist who lived and painted in Windham. Airdate: March 26, 2014.
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Mar, 25, 2014 Global warming and climate change
Richard Miller, Director, Environmental Policy at UConn, and Dr. Anji Seth, UConn Associate Professor in Geography discuss global warming, climate change, and UConn's many successful efforts to "go green." Airdate: March 26, 2014.
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Mar, 22, 2014 Donyell Marshall
Wayne Norman interviews former UConn basketball player and Husky of Honor Donyell Marshall during WILI's broadcast of the UConn/Villanova NCAA Tournament game in Buffalo. Airdate: March 22, 2014.
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Mar, 22, 2014 Dan Cyrulik
Wayne Norman interviews former UConn basketball player Dan Cyrulik during WILI's broadcast of the UConn/Villanova NCAA Tournament game in Buffalo. Airdate: March 22, 2014.
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Mar, 18, 2014 School Based Health Centers in Windham
Lynne Weeks, Coordinator, School Based Health Centers, and Mary Withey, Nurse Practitioner discuss school-based health centers in the Windham Public Schools. Airdate: March 18, 2014.
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Mar, 17, 2014 Keller Williams Real Estate
Brad Knowles and Chris Grant from Keller Williams Realty and CG Real Estate discuss the real estate market. Airdate: March 17, 2014.
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Mar, 11, 2014 The history of ECSU athletics
Eastern Connecticut State University Sports Information Director Bob Molta talks about the history of ECSU Athletics. Airdate: March 11, 2014.
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Mar, 10, 2014 Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon
Tony, Stephen, and Candy from Gamblers Anonymous and Paul from Gam-Anon. Airdate: March 10, 2014.
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Mar, 10, 2014 Irish Club of Willimantic
John Feeney and Pamela McIntyre Shooks from the Irish Club of Willimantic. Airdate: March 10, 2014.
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Mar, 05, 2014 Steve Cryan
Watercolor artist, musician, historian, and model train aficionado Steve Cryan. Airdate: March 5, 2014.
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Mar, 03, 2014 WILI Ray of Sunshine award winner Joan Merritt
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Joan Merritt. Airdate: March 3, 2014.
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Feb, 28, 2014 3D Printing
Evan Faulkner, Kirsten Faulkner and Peter Faulkner from Coventry discuss 3-D Printing. Airdate: February 28, 2014.
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Feb, 19, 2014 Healthy Hands gardening program at Windham Middle School
Amber Guillemette, 4-H Healthy Hands Garden Program Coordinator, and UConn Ag student Morgan Fields talk about the Healthy Hands garden program which teaches Windham Middle School students how to start a garden. Airdate: February 19, 2014.
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Feb, 18, 2014 UConn Fire Department
Chief John Mancini, Deputy Chief Michael Makuch and Lieutenant Heidi Vaughan from the UConn Fire Department. Airdate: February 18, 2014.
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Feb, 17, 2014 Founders Day movie
Filmmaker Erik Bloomquist, actors Sean Leser, Kyle Edward Cranston and Greta Quezada, and Art Director Phil ‘Skippy’ Adams talk about the movie "Founders Day" which was partially shot in Willimantic. Airdate: February 17, 2014.
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Feb, 14, 2014 Carlo Cantamessa a/k/a John Lennon
UConn '83 graduate Carlo Cantamessa, who plays John Lennon in "The Cast of Beatlemania," and had a display of "Vintage Beatles Guitars" on display at UConn's Homer Babbidge Library in 2013. Original airdate: August 23, 2013.
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Feb, 11, 2014 No Animal Left Unfed
Shonya Harrison from No Animal Left Unfed whose mission is to help lessen abandonment, abuse, maltreatment and neglect of animals. Airdate: February 11, 2014.
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Jan, 31, 2014 Author Nancy McMillan
Author Nancy McMillan talks about "March Farm: Season by Season on a Connecticut Family Farm." Airdate: January 31, 2014.
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Jan, 29, 2014 Windham Hospital President David Whitehead
David Whitehead, President and CEO of Windham Hospital and President of the Hartford Healthcare East Region. Airdate: January 29, 2014.
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Jan, 24, 2014 Author Dan Foley
Author Dan Foley talks about writing in the horror genre, "Death's Companion," "The Whispers of Crows," and working as a Senior Reactor Operator at Millstone and working on a nuclear sub. Airdate: January 24, 2014.
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Jan, 21, 2014 Certified Nurse Midwife Stephanie Welsh
Pulitzer Prize winning Nurse Midwife Stephanie Welsh, CNM, MSN from Mansfield OB/GYN and Windham Hospital discusses midwifery. Airdate: January 21, 2014.
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Jan, 14, 2014 CreateHereNow
Executive Director Rod Frantz from CreateHereNow talks about positive economic development changes in Willimantic and Connecticut. Airdate: January 14, 2014.
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Jan, 10, 2014 OpenMicVoices.com
James Hunter and Henry Hunter discuss OpenMicVoices.com -- new Willimantic-based local poetry website where people can share poetry. Original airdate: December 17, 2012.
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Jan, 08, 2014 Author Fred Shapiro
Dr. Fred Shapiro from the First Baptist Church of Willimantic talks about his autobiography, "For Your Tomorrows (We'll Give You Our today)." Airdate: January 8, 2014.
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Jan, 08, 2014 North Dakota Meteorologist Rob Kupec
KVRR-TV Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec--a Windham native--talks about the frigid weather in Fargo/Moorhead, North Dakota and the Polar Vortex. Airdate: January 8, 2014.
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Dec, 27, 2013 Mark Roy on The Beatles
Beatles expert and former WILI News Director Mark Roy talks about the Fab Four and discusses Beatles trivia. Airdate: December 27, 2013.
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Dec, 26, 2013 Orleans lead singer Larry Hoppen with Bruce John and David Foster
Musicians David Foster, Bruce John and Orleans lead singer Larry Hoppen talk about the old Shaboo days, Orleans music, and the Bread Box Folk Series. Larry died two months after this interview. Original airdate: May 25, 2012.
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Dec, 24, 2013 Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble
Joe Tomanelli (sax), Phil Palonen (guitar) Dave Hoskings (bass) and June Bisantz (vocals) from The Willimantic Amphibian Jazz Ensemble play holiday music. Airdate: December 24, 2013.
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Dec, 17, 2013 Manchester Silk City Chorus
Jim Kew (bass), Dan Fontaine (baritone), Jerry Myers (lead), and Ken Distel (tenor) from the Manchester Silk City Chorus discuss--and sing--barbershop quartet music. Airdate: December 17, 2013.
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Dec, 13, 2013 State Troubadour Tom Callinan
Connecticut's First State Troubadour Tom Callinan talks about music and sings original Christmas songs. Airdate: December 13, 2013.
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Dec, 12, 2013 Hydro Power at the Kirby Mill in Mansfield
Sam Shifrin, President, and Michelle Shifrin from Mechatronic Energy Systems talk about the Kirby Mill in Mansfield and hydro power at the mill. Airdate: December 12, 2013.
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Dec, 11, 2013 Turkeys
Turkey biologist Dale May talks about wild turkeys. Airdate: December 11, 2013.
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Dec, 10, 2013 Author Diana K. Perkins
Author Diana Perkins talks about her Shetucket Milltown series novels, many of which are set in eastern Connecticut, including "Diana's Pool." Airdate: December 10, 2013.
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Dec, 09, 2013 Windham's Dog Park
Shelly Kelly talks about Windham's proposed Dog Park. Airdate: December 9, 2013.
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Dec, 06, 2013 ECSU Music Department
Professor Emily Riggs, ECSU Assistant Professor of Music and Voice, and David Belles, Professor of Music and Director of ECSU's Vocal Studies Program talk about opera at Eastern Connecticut State University. Airdate: December 6, 2013.
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Dec, 05, 2013 ECSU Tympani Toy Study
ECSU Professors Jeffrey Trawick-Smith and Julia DeLapp with student Chamari Davis discuss what makes a good toy and the results of the annual TIMPANI study. Airdate: December 5, 2013.
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Dec, 04, 2013 Willimantic USA
The original "Willimantic, U. S. A." song written by Jesse Greer, performed by the Yankee Nutmeggers in the 1950's.
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Nov, 29, 2013 Musician David Foster
Musician David Foster from the Shaboo All-Stars. Airdate: November 29, 2013.
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Nov, 19, 2013 Artists Open Studios in Northeastern Connecticut
Nationally known contemporary marble and wood sculptor Richard Jaworowski and woodcarver Arrik Kim talk about their art and Artist's Open Studios. Airdate: November 19, 2013.
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Nov, 14, 2013 Art from India
UConn Professor of Art Kathryn Myers discusses contemporary art from India, and the exhibition she is curating at UConn's William Benton Museum of Art called "Convergence: Contemporary Art from India and the Diaspora." Airdate: November 14, 2013.
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Nov, 12, 2013 UConn Puppet Arts
Bart Roccoberton, UCONN Professor of Dramatic Arts in Puppetry and Margarita Blush, Assistant Professor of Performance and Directing for Puppet Arts talk about puppetry and the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at UConn. Airdate: November 12, 2013.
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Nov, 11, 2013 WILI Ray Of Sunshine award winner Ron Pires
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Ron Pires. Airdate: November 11, 2013.
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Nov, 08, 2013 Wes Bialosuknia and Fred Shabel, Part 1
Former UConn basketball great Wes Bialosuknia and his coach Fred Shabel. Part 1. Original airdate: May 22, 2007. To hear another interview with Wes, scroll down this page to June 22, 2011. And to hear thoughts of Wes's former UConn teammate Bill Holowaty after Wes died, scroll to October 24, 2013.
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Nov, 08, 2013 Wes Bialosuknia, Part 2
UConn basketball Husky of Honor Wes Bialosuknia. Part 2. Original airdate: May 22, 2007.
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Nov, 07, 2013 Author Jack Duffy
Texas lawyer/JFK conspiracy expert attorney Jack Duffy talks about "The Man From 2063"--a novel centered around the JFK assassination. Airdate: November 7, 2013.
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Nov, 05, 2013 Motor Transport Association of Connecticut
Andy Anastasio, Jr. Chairman of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut talks about trucking and TAT--Truckers Against Trafficking. Airdate: November 5, 2013.
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Nov, 01, 2013 Windham Hospital Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical therapist Paul Canavan and Occupational Therapist Karen Pankowski from the Windham Hospital Rehabilitation Network talk about sports injury prevention and treatment. Airdate: November 1, 2013.
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Oct, 29, 2013 Take A Stand Against Domestic Violence
Joan Merritt from the Soroptimist Club, Patti Sue Brown from United Services Domestic Violence Program, Maria Busineau from the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut, and retired Willimantic Police Lt. Mary Beth Curtis, who's now with the State Attorney's office discuss "Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence with the Soroptimists of Willimantic." Airdate: October 29, 2013.
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Oct, 24, 2013 Bill Holowaty talks about the late Wes Bialosuknia
Former ECSU baseball coach Bill Holowaty talks about his former UConn Men's Basketball teammate, Wes Bialosuknia, who died of cancer Wednesday at the age of 68. To hear the interview, click here. To hear Wayne's interviews with Wes, scroll down this page to June 22, 2011 and May 22, 2007. Airdate: October 24, 2013.
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Oct, 23, 2013 Sportswriter Terese Karmel
Author T.C. Karmel talks about journalism, sports writing, the World Series, horses, and her feature story on UConn coach Kevin Ollie in the October "Connecticut Magazine." Airdate: October 23, 2013.
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Oct, 23, 2013 Phoenix Project
Windham Middle School student Sarah Bowling and Temple B'nai Israel Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz talk about The Phoenix Project, which raises money for the St. Mary's Church Building Fund. Airdate: October 23, 2013.
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Oct, 22, 2013 Firefighting in Willimantic
Retired Norwich firefighter Mike Tirone, volunteer firefighter Pete Zizka, and retired Willimantic Fire Captains Al Beaulieu and Edward Lussier talk about the new book Firefighting In Willimantic. Original airdate: October 12, 2012.
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Oct, 16, 2013 Wounded Warrior Micah Welintukonis
Injured SFC Micah Welintukonis from Coventry talks about wounded warriors, veterans and the government shutdown. Airdate: October 16, 2013.
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Oct, 15, 2013 St. Paul's Church
Reverend Jaclyn Sheldon from St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Willimantic. Airdate: October 15, 2013.
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Oct, 13, 2013 Wayne Norman is the guest on "The Neighborhood"
WILI's Wayne Norman is interviewed by Bruce and Hannah Clements on WILI's "The Neighborhood" program, which airs Tuesdays at 5:30 on WILI. Airdate: October 13, 2009.
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Oct, 11, 2013 Willimantic Elks
Past presidents Donna Wallace and Tom White and Exalted Ruler Donald Bajger talk about the Willimantic Elks and their 100th Anniversary. Airdate: October 11, 2013.
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Oct, 09, 2013 Jazz musician Earl MacDonald
The Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Connecticut, Earl MacDonald. Airdate: October 9, 2013.
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Oct, 03, 2013 Canadian blues singer Rita Chiarelli
Canada’s most highly acclaimed female roots and blues artist Rita Chiarelli. Airdate: October 3, 2013.
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Oct, 02, 2013 Quiet Corner Camera Club
Sue Audette, President of the Quiet Corner Camera Club talks about photography, digital, film, red eye, composition, prints and scrapbooks. Airdate: October 2, 2013.
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Oct, 01, 2013 UConn President Emeritus Harry Hartley
Former UConn President Harry Hartley (1990-1996). Airdate: October 1, 2013.
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Sep, 30, 2013 Bird watching
Andy Rzeznikiewicz, Land Manager with the Connecticut Audubon Society in Pomfret talks about birding, bird migration, bird feeders, owls, woodcocks, and the diminishing monarch butterfly population. Airdate: September 30, 2013.
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Sep, 27, 2013 UConn Morgan Horses and Cornucopiafest
John Bennett, Helen Scanlon, and Patti Brooks talk about UConn's Morgan Horses and CornucopiaFest. Airdate: September 27, 2013.
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Sep, 26, 2013 New England Central and Providence & Worcester Railroads
Bob Richardson, Vice President of the New England Central Railroad and Frank Rogers, Vice President of the Providence & Worcester Railroad discuss railroading in eastern Connecticut and New England. Original airdate: September 14, 2011.
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Sep, 25, 2013 CLiCK - the Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen in Willimantic
Phoebe Godfrey, President, and Shoshana Levinson, Treasurer discuss CLiCK - the Commercially Licensed Cooperative Kitchen in Willimantic. Airdate: September 25, 2013.
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Sep, 24, 2013 Gary Pomo
Mr. Rock 'n Roll Gary Pomo reflects on oldies, the early days of top 40 radio, and life in the 50's and 60's. Airdate: September 24, 2013.
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Sep, 23, 2013 Jamie West--Mustang and horse rescue
Former WILI announcer Jamie West talks about horses, equine therapy for depression, grief, and other behavioral issues, along with what it takes to have a great relationship with a horse, and how support for the second most intelligent animal on the planet involves book writing, editing and golf fundraisers. Airdate: September 23, 2013.
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Sep, 18, 2013 Genetically modified organisms
Tara Cook Littman from GMO Free CT discusses the effect genetically modified organisms have on our food and how Connecticut was the first state to pass a GMO labeling law. Airdate: September 18, 2013.
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Sep, 16, 2013 SNAP and Community Health Centers
Deb Polun, Director of Government Affairs and Media Relations Community Health Center Association of Connecticut, and Yolanda Bowes, Director of Community Outreach Programs at United Community and Family Services talk about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and other Community Health Center programs. Airdate: September 16, 2013.
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Sep, 13, 2013 Jim Hurley
Jim Hurley from South Willington discusses weather, travel, math, Friday the 13th and other things. Airdate: September 13, 2013.
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Sep, 12, 2013 MOMS Club of Coventry/Mansfield
Christina Davis, President of the MOMS Club of Coventry/Mansfield discusses the challenges of being a mom. Airdate: September 12, 2013.
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Sep, 11, 2013 The music of Mark Easton and Jimi Photon
Musicians Jimi Photon and Mark Easton talk about local music and the Shaboo days, Roughcut Studios, and jam some blues. Airdate: September 11, 2013.
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Sep, 10, 2013 Roger Adams
President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, Inc, Windham Region, Roger Adams, who retired on September 1 after 40 years with the chamber. Airdate: September 10, 2013.
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Sep, 09, 2013 Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island
Chuck Morgan (fiddle), Noreen Morgan (guitar), Saul Ahola (President), and Missy Joyal (Publicist) from The Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island. Airdate: September 9, 2013.
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Sep, 05, 2013 Easton brothers benefit
Local musicians Jimi Photon and Luka talk about Sunday's benefit at the Lucky Frog for Mark and Barry Easton, who lost their recording studio in an April fire. Airdate: September 5, 2013.
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Sep, 05, 2013 MBK Murals
Street artists Ben Keller and Melica Bloom from MBK Murals talk about their murals which brighten Willimantic. Airdate: September 5, 2013.
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Sep, 04, 2013 NECASA
Bob Brex, director of Northeast Communities Against Substance Abuse (NECASA) talks about Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED's and APED's), youth awards, and other NECASA programs. Airdate: September 4, 2013.
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Aug, 21, 2013 UConn Technology Park and water issues
Winky Gordon and Bill Hettinger discuss issues concerning the UConn water project and the UConn Technology Park. Airdate: August 21, 2013.
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Aug, 19, 2013 Ray Of Sunshine winner Dorothy Deptula
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Dorothy Deptula of Windham Center. Airdate: August 19, 2013.
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Aug, 16, 2013 Willimantic's "Trash Mob"
Bev York and Dagmar Noll talk about Willimantics "Trash Mob," where citizens clean up parts of town on Friday evenings. Airdate: August 16, 2013.
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Aug, 14, 2013 Connecticut Health Insuranse Exchange CEO Kevin Counihan
Kevin Counihan, CEO of Access Health CT talks about the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, which begins in October. Airdate: August 14, 2013.
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Aug, 13, 2013 Windham Area Landlords Association
Jeff Viens and Joel Meyers from the Windham Area Landlords Association. Airdate: August 13, 2013.
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Aug, 12, 2013 Willimantic, Maine First Selectman
The First Selectman of Willimantic, Maine, Jim Buchanan tells about the small town in central Maine and its relationship with Willimantic, CT. Original airdate: August 15, 1994
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Aug, 12, 2013 Willimantic, Maine and Willimantic, Ct
The Executive Director of the Windham Textile and History Museum, Jamie Eves talks about Willimantic, CT's connection to Willimantic, Maine. AIrdate: August 12, 2013.
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Aug, 09, 2013 Help4Haiti
Windham Middle School Speech & Language Pathologist Annie Cronin discusses One By One Help4Haiti. Airdate: August 9, 2013.
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Aug, 06, 2013 Joe Hurley
Joe Hurley, author of Ten Million Steps on Route 6 -- A fresh look at America and Americans from Cape Cod to California. Joe walked Route 6 from Provincetown, MA to Willimantic, CT to Los Angeles, CA. Original airdate: November 6, 2012.
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Aug, 02, 2013 Mike Huff
Retired Tulsa Police detective Mike Huff, one of the lead investigators in the Whitey Bulger murder case discusses Bulger's recent capture and the role Connecticut played. Original airdate: June 30, 2011.
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Aug, 01, 2013 DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivan
Connecticut Commissioner of Revenue Services Kevin Sullivan. Airdate: August 1, 2013.
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Jul, 31, 2013 Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Debbie Zinzalet and her 11-year old daughter Lexi Charbonneau who is wheelchair bound and suffers from the rare disease Osteogenesis Imperfecta and has had 72 broken bones in her lifetime. Airdate: July 31, 2013.
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Jul, 30, 2013 Landscape photographer Jeff Levine
Landscape photographer Jeff Levine talks about his photos from India, the Himalayas, Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Connecticut and other spots. Airdate: July 30, 2013.
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Jul, 19, 2013 Interviewer John Murphy
Interviewer John Murphy talks about Charter TV's local access program "On The Homefront," and about television and radio. Airdate: July 19, 2013.
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Jul, 17, 2013 The Air Line Trail
Donna Koenig, Chairman, Lebanon Rails to Trails Committee, talks about the Air Line Trail from Lebanon to East Hampton. Airdate: July 17, 2013.
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Jul, 16, 2013 Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen 2013
Newly crowned Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey and Miss Outstanding Teen Tiana Dyson talk about the pageant and giving back to Connecticut. Airdate: July 16, 2013.
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Jul, 10, 2013 John Cooley--cicadas
UConn Ecology and Evolutionary Biology research scientist John Cooley talks about cicadas and other insects. Airdate: July 10, 2013.
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Jul, 08, 2013 Author Suzy Staubach
Suzy Staubach Manager General Books, UConn Co-op talks about potter Guy Wolff and her new book about him. Airdate: July 8, 2013.
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Jul, 05, 2013 Bev York--Revolutionary War local history
Local historian Bev York talks about the Connecticut connection to the Revolutionary War. Airdate: July 5, 2013.
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Jul, 03, 2013 Wounded Warrior Walk
Injured SFC Micah Welintukonis from Coventry talks about his Walk for Wounded Warriors and Vets. Airdate: July 3, 2013.
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Jul, 02, 2013 Connecticut State Comptroller Kevin Lembo
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo talks about the projected budget surplus, Laurel Girls' State, his transparency legislation, and the implication of the Defense of Marriage Act for Connecticut. Airdate: July 2, 2013.
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Jul, 02, 2013 Willimantic Police Department Special Operations Group
Lt. Ray Evans, Paul Hussey, Stan Parizo and Dan Rovella from the Willimantic Police Department Special Operations Group. Airdate: July 2, 2013.
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Jun, 28, 2013 Save The Frogs
Ecologist Michael Starkey, Advisory Committee Chair with "Save The Frogs," the world's leading amphibian conservation organization. Airdate: June 28, 2013.
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Jun, 26, 2013 Willimantic 911 Dispatch
Willimantic Police Lt. Ray Evans, with Senior Dispatchers Mike Rohan and Joanne Miles talk about 911 calls, the Willimantic Dispatch Center and the role of the Dispatch Center in Tuesday's massive manhunt in Willimantic. Airdate: June 26, 2013.
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Jun, 24, 2013 Conn DOT's Operation Lifesaver
James Peay, Operation Lifesaver State Coordinator, Joseph Russo, Conn-DOT's Traffic Reconstruction Officer-Public Safety, and Gilbert Smart, Conn-DOT's Supervising Rail Officer--Rail Regulatory talk about the Connecticut Department of Transportation's "Operation Lifesaver," a public railway safety awareness program. Airdate: June 24, 2013.
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Jun, 10, 2013 Author Don Grippo
Author Donald Grippo with Pauline Grippo discussing his novel "To Sleep Perchance to Die," which has many location references to the Windham area. Airdate: June 10, 2013.
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Jun, 07, 2013 Mansfield Drive In Theater and Marketplace
Michael Jungden, owner of the Mansfield Drive In Theater and Marketplace talks about going digital and the opening of a new movie season. Original airdate: March 27, 2012.
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Jun, 06, 2013 Look For The Good Project
Anne Kubitsky and Diana Lyn Cote from the Look For The Good Project -- a worldwide movement where people share what they're grateful for. Airdate: June 6, 2013.
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Jun, 05, 2013 UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor
UConn's new Police Chief Barbara O'Connor. Original airdate: July 16, 2012.
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Jun, 04, 2013 Author Mary O'Connor
Author Mary O'Connor talks about "Life Is Full of Sweet Spots - An Exploration of Joy." Airdate: June 4, 2013.
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May, 29, 2013 Prudence Crandall Museum
Kaz Kozlowski, Curator, and Jo Ann Hauck from the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury discuss Connecticut's State Heroine. Airdate: May 29, 2013.
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May, 24, 2013 Musician Charlie Allen
Nashville musician Charlie Allen, with Jim and Joe Carta from the Cypress Restaurant in Middletown. Airdate: May 24, 2013.
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May, 23, 2013 Consumer Protection Commissioner Bill Rubenstein
Commissioner William Rubenstein from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection discusses a variety of consumer issues. Airdate: May 23, 2013.
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May, 22, 2013 Columbia history
Co-authors Ingrid Wood and John Allen talk about the new book on the history of Columbia (CT): "Image of America: Columbia." Airdate: May 22, 2013.
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May, 21, 2013 Travels with Mona and Todd Friedland
Mona and Todd Mona Friedland talk about travel in Chile and Argentina. Airdate: May 21, 2013.
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May, 20, 2013 Ray of Sunshine award winner AnnMarie Poudrier
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to AnnMarie Poudrier of Chaplin. Airdate: May 20, 2013.
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May, 17, 2013 ECSU, NASA, and space
Elizabeth A. Cowles, Ph.D. Professor and Assistant Chair, Eastern Connecticut State University Biology Department discusses Connecticut’s role in space, the final frontier. Airdate: May 17, 2013.
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May, 16, 2013 Dr. David Yeo
Retired Eastern Connecticut State University Head Athletic Trainer Dr. David Yeo tells stories of his 26 years at ECSU. Airdate: May 16, 2013.
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May, 15, 2013 Renee Montgomery of the Connecticut Sun
Former UConn All-American Renee Montgomery of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun. Airdate: May 15, 2013.
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May, 10, 2013 ACT Video award winners
Tyler Mainville (Student Director), Kevin Kissane (PSA Writer), Dimitris Sfakios(Lyrics and music), Patrick Blair (Production) and Media Technology Teacher Dan Boisvert from the Arts at the Capitol Theater Magnet School, talk about their first place finish in the Connecticut DMV's annual Teen Safe Driving Video Contest. Airdate: May 10, 2013
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May, 01, 2013 Connecticut Daily Campus
Connecticut Daily Campus Editor in Chief Elizabeth Crowley, and Brian Zahn, Managing Editor talk about journalism and the UConn student newspaper. Airdate: May 1, 2013.
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Apr, 26, 2013 Boston Marathon, running, and track and field
The top Connecticut finisher in the 2013 Boston Marathon, Joe Darda of Willimantic, and Kathy Manizza, ECSU men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach. Airdate: April 26, 2013.
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Apr, 25, 2013 Lasers and light
Judy Donnelly, Program Coordinator, Laser and Fiber Optic Technology at Three Rivers Community College, and EastConn technology facilitator Nancy Magnani talk about lasers and Laser Camp. Airdate: April 25, 2013.
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Apr, 24, 2013 The legacy of Francelia Butler
Mansfield librarian Norman Stevens talks about the legacy of the late UConn English professor Francelia Butler, who specialized in children's literature. Norman co-edited Francelia's autobiography "Melted Refrigerator: Comedy and Combat in the Life of a Woman" which has just been published. Airdate: April 24, 2013.
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Apr, 23, 2013 Alumbaugh family travels the world in 42 days
Ruth, Rosie, and Jonathan Alumbaugh talk about their around the world in 42 days trip. Airdate: April 23, 2013.
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Apr, 16, 2013 Elder scams and police issues
Willimantic Police Chief Lisa Maruzo-Bolduc and Windham Water Superintendent Jim Hooper talk about elder scams, and police issues like the Boston Marathon bombings, the Newtown shootings, and gun control. Airdate: April 16, 2013.
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Apr, 11, 2013 L & R Productions
Tom Russo, President of L & R Productions--a marketing communications firm--talks about jingles and commercial production. Airdate: April 11, 2013.
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Apr, 07, 2013 Holocaust Remembrance Day
Cesar Beltran, Assistant Professor of International Communications at Eastern Connecticut State University and independent journalist Neil Barnett discuss The Holocaust on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Original airdate: April 21, 2009.
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Mar, 27, 2013 Hiker and ornithologist Dave Provencher
Hiker, birder and blogger Dave Provencher of Norwich discusses exploring the wilds and wildlife of New England, including his 2011 hike of Mount Washington and the return of birds in the springtime. Airdate: March 27, 2013.
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Mar, 25, 2013 WILI Ray of Sunshine award winner Frank Kristoff
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Mar, 22, 2013 Little Dresses For Africa
Jana MacDonald of Mansfield discusses Little Dresses For Africa and her upcoming trip to Malawi to distribute dresses to needy girls, and her March 30 party at the Buchanan Center in Mansfield. For information, email Jana at jana@earlmacdonald.com. Airdate: March 22, 2013.
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Mar, 11, 2013 Musicologist Ken Best
Musicologist and author Ken Best talks about cover songs, and his writing for the UConn website UConn Today. Airdate: March 11, 2013.
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Feb, 28, 2013 Diversity at Lyman Memorial High School
Lyman Memorial High School teachers Kevin Brodie (Social Studies) and Liza Escott (English) discuss Lyman's $5,000 diversity grant. Airdate: February 28, 2013.
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Feb, 27, 2013 Author Peter Burns, Jr.
Author Peter Burns talks about "Shock The World: UConn Basketball In The Calhoun Era." Airdate: February 27, 2013.
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Feb, 25, 2013 John Cawley
John Cawley of Storrs, Chief Operating Officer of "Music World Entertainment," one of the world's leading entertainment and music conglomerates. Original airdate: May 30, 2012.
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Feb, 15, 2013 Printmaker Gus Mazzocca
Printmaker Gus Mazzocca, professor emeritus of art at the University of Connecticut. Airdate: February 15, 2013.
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Feb, 06, 2013 UConn Timbersports team
Nick Hickman, President, and James Turner, Vice President of the UConn Timbersports team. Airdate: February 6, 2013.
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Jan, 30, 2013 Husky Heritage Sports Museum
Tim Tolokan, Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics at UConn, talks about the Donnelly Husky Heritage Sports Museum and the new UConn trading card exhibit. Airdate: January 30, 2013.
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Jan, 28, 2013 Storytelling
Gail Zeiba with storyteller/musician Jackson Gillman talking about the VoiceMail open mic storytelling. Airdate: January 28, 2013.
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Jan, 21, 2013 Jeff Bennett - ESPN stats
Jeff Bennett, ESPN Senior Director II in the Stats & Information Group discusses ESPN's use to statistics and new innovations. Airdate: January 21, 2013.
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Jan, 14, 2013 Dr. Jeff Calissi -- pop music
Dr. Jeff Calissi, chair of Eastern Connecticut State University's Music Program, discusses pop music, from Elvis to the Beatles and the Monkees. Airdate: January 14, 2013.
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Jan, 14, 2013 Ray of Sunshine winner Bill Czmyr
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Bill Czmyr. Airdate: January 14, 2013.
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Jan, 04, 2013 Acid Rain
Gene Likens, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Research Professor at UConn discusses acid rain and science. Original airdate: December 1, 2011.
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Jan, 03, 2013 Mrs. Connecticut
Mrs. Connecticut International 2013, JanMarie Weston of Mansfield. Airdate: January 3, 2013.
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Dec, 31, 2012 The legacy of The Beatles
Beatles expert and former WILI News Director Mark Roy talks about the Fab Four and discusses Beatles trivia. Airdate: December 31, 2012.
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Dec, 27, 2012 Hartford Radio History
Author John Ramsey talks about The History of Hartford Radio. Original airdate: December 6, 2011.
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Dec, 26, 2012 Windham's sister city
Dennis O'Brien and Susan Johnson discuss their recent trip to the German town of Bad Soden am Main, which may become Windham's "sister city." Airdate: December 26, 2012.
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Dec, 20, 2012 Windham Area Habitat For Humanity
Diane Wright and Peter Bachiochi from the Windham Area Habitat For Humanity. Airdate: December 20, 2012.
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Dec, 13, 2012 Wooden spoons
Nine-inch wooden spoon collector Norman Stevens talks about the spoons in his new book "A Gathering of Spoons: The Design Gallery of the World's Most Stunning Spoons." Airdate: December 13, 2012.
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Dec, 12, 2012 Author Bob Steele
Author and former 2nd District Congressman Robert Steele discusses his novel "The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction of a Small New England Town," and talks about his father, legendary WTIC morning announcer Bob Steele. Airdate: December 12, 2012.
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Dec, 06, 2012 Holocaust Opera
UConn music student Spencer Reese, who has written the score and libretto for "Always Hope," a new opera about the Holocaust starring UConn voice students. Airdate: December 6, 2012.
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Nov, 30, 2012 JFK assassination
Texas attorney Jack Duffy, an expert on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, talks about his new novel "The Man from 2063." Airdate: November 30, 2012.
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Nov, 27, 2012 Cultural significance of hair styles
Eastern Connecticut State University student Michael Pina discusses the cultural significance of hair styles. Airdate: November 27, 2012.
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Nov, 23, 2012 Musician David Foster
David Foster talks about music and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars. Airdate: November 23, 2012.
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Nov, 21, 2012 Thomas Szafarek -- surviving Sandy
First Mate Thomas Szafarek talks about life at sea aboard a commercial vessel, and riding out Superstorm Sandy in New York harbor. Airdate: November 21, 2012.
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Nov, 14, 2012 Willimantic Housing Authority
Mike Westerfield, Executive Director of the Willimantic Housing Authority. Airdate: November 14, 2012.
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Nov, 08, 2012 The American Thread Company smokestack
June Bisantz and Harrison Judd talk about "End of an Era: Past Identity/Future Vision"--celebrating the life and recent demolition of the American Thread Company smokestack. Airdate: November 8, 2012.
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Nov, 02, 2012 Whiffle Ball National Champions
Whiffleball national champions Josh Pagano and Evan Lazur of Lebanon. Airdate: November 2, 2012.
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Oct, 26, 2012 Local baseball stories
Bill Ayer and Joe Rasicot tell local baseball stories. Airdate: October 26, 2012.
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Oct, 24, 2012 Windham Cemeteries
Cemetery historian and Windham Textile and History Museum volunteer Cheryl LeBeau discusses the history behind local cemeteries. Original airdate: October 21, 2011.
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Oct, 22, 2012 Howard Epstein on Dan Rather
UConn Professor Howard Epstein talks about anti-Dan Rather bumper stickers saying I'D RATHER BE IN WILLIMANTIC that he's distributing after Rather's negative portrayal of Willimantic on 60 Minutes II and Rather's recent speech in Willimantic.Airdate October 22, 2012.
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Oct, 18, 2012 Terry Ley
Mid 1970's WILI jock Terry Ley reflects on his WILI days and discusses where radio and music are now. Original airdate: October 10, 2011.
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Oct, 16, 2012 A cappella group Rubyfruit
Christine Campbell, Nikki Verost, Emily Beaulieu, Merilee Sader, Kaley Beauchamp, Abby Garneau, and Lauren DeMio from Rubyfruit, an all female a cappella group from UConn. Airdate: October 16, 2012.
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Oct, 09, 2012 Watercolor artist Normand Chartier
Watercolor artist and former UConn football player Normand Chartier. Airdate: October 9, 2012.
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Oct, 03, 2012 Area Fire Marshals
Windham Fire Marshal Mike Licata, Lebanon Fire Marshal Scott Schuett and Coventry and Hampton Fire Marshal Noel Waite discuss fire safety issues and Fire Prevention Month. Airdate: October 3, 2012.
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Oct, 02, 2012 Lutz Children's Museum and Connecticut Chuckles XIII
Lutz Children's Museum Animal Program Educator Rachel Hadyka with 6-month old Chuckles XIII, Connecticut's new official state groundhog and Sarge, a 4-foot bald python. Airdate October 2, 2012.
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Sep, 14, 2012 Kevin Ollie
UConn Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Ollie, taped at Gampel Pavilion moments after he was named head coach. Airdate: September 14, 2012.
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Sep, 11, 2012 Olympic torch bearer Jim Lavin
Jim Lavin, Associate Professor of Physical Education at Eastern Connecticut State University, who was a torch bearer at the London Olympics. Airdate: September 11, 2012.
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Sep, 07, 2012 Hall of Fame All American Red Heads basketball team
Historian John Molina with Gail Marks from Willimantic, Pat Overman (player for 12 years, scoring over 25,000 points), and Ben Overman (coach for 13 years) from the Naismith Hall of Fame bound All American Red Heads women's basketball team which barnstormed around the USA from 1936 to 1986. Airdate: September 7, 2012.
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Sep, 06, 2012 Mansfield Academy of Dance
Owner Bruce John and Director Mia John Pomerenke from the Mansfield Academy of Dance. Airdate: September 6, 2012.
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Aug, 31, 2012 Nicolle Hill fights hunger
ECSU student Nicolle Hill from Willimantic discusses the Oxfam American CHANGE Initiative, which educates students about poverty, hunger and social injustice in the global community. Airdate: August 31, 2012.
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Aug, 27, 2012 Ray of Sunshine winner Patti Sue Brown
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Patti Sue Brown, with nominator Kerry Fair. Airdate: August 27, 2012.
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Aug, 17, 2012 Soroptimist Club of Willimantic and the Next Step Work Release program
Joan Merritt from the Soroptimist Club of Willimantic, Rhonda Knight, program director for the "Next Step" program at Perception Programs, and Jamie from the Next Step program. Airdate: August 17, 2012.
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Aug, 16, 2012 Windham Bigg Play's trip to the Netherlands
Andy LaCombe, George Sfakios, and Alenni Lee Rosario DeJesus from Windham BIGG PLAY recap their baseball trip to the Netherlands. Airdate: August 16, 2012.
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Aug, 08, 2012 Sea Tea Improv Group
Julia Pistell, Graham Snow, and Dan Russell from the Sea Tea Improv Group. Airdate: August 8, 2012.
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Aug, 07, 2012 Author Mike Jaffe
Local children's author Michael Jaffe talks about his two new books "I'll Always Be" and "Mommy and Daddy Will." Airdate: August 7, 2012.
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Jul, 18, 2012 Tai Chi
Tai Chi instructor Laddie Sacharko talks about Tai Chi and how it can help older people avoid falls. Airdate: July 18, 2012.
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Jul, 17, 2012 Miss Connecticut program
Miss Connecticut 2011 Morgan Amarone (Hamden) and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2012 Jaine` Coann Lefebvre (Glastonbury) discuss the competition, and their work to fight cancer and promote skateboard safety. Airdate: July 17, 2012.
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Jun, 28, 2012 Sebby Randazzo -- Wines of the world
Sebby Randazzo from Windham Wine and Spirits and the Columbia Package Store discusses wines of the world, and world soccer. Airdate: June 28, 2012.
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Jun, 26, 2012 Kevin Fahey
UConn Senior Associate Director for Student Activities, Kevin Fahey. Airdate: June 26, 2012.
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Jun, 21, 2012 Uconn Athletic Director Warde Manuel
UConn's new Director of Athletics Warde Manuel discusses UConn Men's Basketball sanctions, conference realignment, UConn's potential move to Hockey East, and facility enhancements. Airdate: June 21, 2012.
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Jun, 08, 2012 Signal Mural Project
Kacee O'Brien talks about the the Signal Mural Project in downtown Willimantic. Airdate: June 8, 2012.
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Jun, 07, 2012 Windham Water
Jim Hooper, Superintendent of Windham Water Works and Dave Garand, Superintendent of Windham Waste Water Treatment Facility. Airdate: June 7, 2012.
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Jun, 07, 2012 Author Curt Smith "MERCY!"
Author Curt Smith talks about "Mercy! -- A Celebration Of Fenway Park's Centennial told thru Red Sox Radio and TV." Airdate: June 7, 2012.
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Jun, 06, 2012 Healthy changes to school lunch menus
Windham Public Schools Food Services Director Ernie Koschmieder and Norwich Public Schools Food Services Director Roberta Jacobs talk about healthy changes in the school breakfast/lunch programs. Original airdate: December 12, 2011.
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Jun, 04, 2012 Clyde Washburn
Former ECSU softball and basketball coach Clyde Washburn talks about the legacy of Roy Dissinger, Bill Dissinger, Peter Vanderman and "Roy's Boys" to the Windham area. Airdate: June 4, 2012.
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Jun, 01, 2012 The 10th anniversary of the a cappella group Take Note!
Julia DeLapp and Art Dimock from the a cappella group "Take Note." Airdate: June 1, 2012.
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May, 31, 2012 Windham Skate Park Grand Opening
Skate Park committee member Dave Walencewicz with Tara Risley and Charlie Olbrias from the Windham Rec Department talk about the grand opening of Windham's new state-of-the-art skateboard park. Airdate: May 31, 2012.
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May, 22, 2012 Bev York local history
Historian Bev York talks about our "Connecticut Hero" Nathan Hale, Coventry's 300th birthday, Windham's 320's birthday, local museums, and local civil war heroes. Airdate: May 22, 2012.
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May, 21, 2012 Ann Pedro's Steampunk Jewelry
Jewelry designer Ann Pedro talks about her exhibition of "steampunk jewelry" at the Windham Textile and History Museum. Airdate: May 21, 2012.
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May, 21, 2012 WILI Ray Of Sunshine winner Bobbi Brown
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Bobbi Brown of Mansfield. Airdate: May 21, 2012.
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May, 10, 2012 Steve Wisensale -- Baseball and Society
UConn Department of Human Development & Family Studies Professor Steven Wisensale discusses "Baseball and Society: Politics, Economics, Race and Gender." Airdate: May 10, 2012.
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May, 10, 2012 Wayne Norman's tribute to Carl Beane
Wayne Norman's thoughts and memories after the death of Boston Red Sox PA announcer Carl Beane. Airdate: May 10, 2012.
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May, 08, 2012 The legacy of Titanic
Windham Mayor Ernie Eldrige and Anita Sebestyen discuss the legacy of Titanic after 100 years. Airdate: May 8, 2012.
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May, 04, 2012 Hosmer Bottling exhibit at the Jillson House Museum
Barbara Swol, President of the Jillson House Museum, Vice President Darlene Haddad, and Bill Potvin from Hosmer Mountain Bottling discuss the Hosmer Mountain Soda exhibit at the Jillson House Museum. Airdate: May 4, 2012. To hear another interview about Hosmer, scroll this page to April 15, 2011.
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May, 01, 2012 Drummers Bob Bloom and Mike Morrissette
Drummer Bob Bloom, a "Master Teaching Artist" and WILI News Director--and professional drummer--Mike Morrissette talk about the art of drumming. Airdate: May 1, 2012.
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Apr, 27, 2012 ECSU acappella group Fallin' Flat
The newest a cappella singing group at Eastern Connecticut State University--Fallin' Flat. Airdate: April 27, 2012.
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Apr, 25, 2012 Ashford Mormon Church
The Bishop of the Church of Latter Day Saints in Ashford Wendell McReynolds, with Ron Derby, Sister Stevens, and Sister Brierly talk about the Mormon Church and genealogy. Airdate: April 25, 2012.
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Apr, 19, 2012 Rock and Roll singer Chubby Checker
Singer Chubby Checker talks about his music roots, the significance of "The Twist," his place in rock and roll history and the legacy of Dick Clark. Original airdate: August 8, 2001.
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Apr, 06, 2012 Tom Callinan
Connecticut's first State Troubadour, Tom Callinan plays songs and tells stories about Connecticut's history. Airdate: April 6, 2012.
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Mar, 23, 2012 The Holocaust
Holocaust survivor Henny Simon, and U.S. veteran Ben Cooper, who helped to liberate Dachau. Airdate: March 23, 2012.
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Mar, 15, 2012 UConn President Susan Herbst
Wayne Norman talks with UConn President Susan Herbst at halftime of the UConn Men's Basketball team's NCAA Tournament game in Louisville. Topics include UConn's new basketball practice facility, UConn's endowment, and possible APR penalties for UConn Men's Basketball. Airdate: March 15, 2012.
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Mar, 13, 2012 News literacy in the digital media age
Dr. Thomas B. Goodkind, UConn's Neag School of Education professor of curriculum and instruction discusses news literacy in the digital media age and the impact of the mass media upon children and their values. Airdate: March 13, 2012.
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Mar, 12, 2012 World traveler Charles Prewitt
Charles Prewitt Jr. discusses traveling, teaching and motorcycling around the world, including Iran, Afghanistan, Alaska, and New Guinea. Airdate: March 12, 2012.
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Mar, 05, 2012 Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky
Connecticut Department Of Agriculture Commisioner Steven K. Reviczky. Airdate: March 5, 2012.
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Mar, 02, 2012 ECSU English Professor Lisa Rowe Fraustino
ECSU English Professor Lisa Rowe Fraustino discusses "Read Across America Day," Dr. Seuss, children's literature, and her 2006 trip to Thailand. Airdate: Aprill 2, 2012.
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Feb, 29, 2012 Storrs Google Group Neighborhood Watch
Mansfield State Trooper Richard Cournoyer and Storrs resident Synara Stites discusse the Google Group Neighborhood Watch. Airdate: February 29, 2012.
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Feb, 28, 2012 Authors Nancy Hansen and Lee Houston, Jr
Local authors Nancy Hansen ("Fortune's Pawn") and Lee Houston, Jr. ("Hugh Monn: Private Detective") discuss the genre called "new pulp." Airdate: February 28, 2012.
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Feb, 27, 2012 Ray of Sunshine winner Judy Prescott
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Judy Prescott of Willimantic. Airdate: February 27, 2012.
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Feb, 25, 2012 UConn Husky of Honor Rudy Gay
UConn Men's Basketball All-American (2006) Rudy Gay talks with Wayne Norman after being inducted into the Huskies of Honor at Gampel Pavilion on Feburary 25, 2012
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Feb, 23, 2012 Author Peter Ford
Author Peter Ford, son of actor Glenn Ford talks about his book "GLENN FORD; A LIFE." Airdate: February 23, 2012
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Feb, 17, 2012 Conn Men
UConn's all-male a cappella singing group--The Conn-Men sing a cappella music. Airdate: February 17, 2012.
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Feb, 15, 2012 Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band
Chief Musician Mark McCormick, contrabass with the U. S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band talks about the Coast Guard, Dixieland Music, and the 1967 Saint Louis Cardinals. Airdate: February 15, 2012.
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Feb, 09, 2012 Dr. Dennis Flanagan -- Implants and Iran
International dental implant expert Dr. Dennis Flanagan discusses implant technology and his recent trip to Iran to talk about implants. Airdate: February 9, 2012.
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Feb, 08, 2012 Windham Tech Culinary Arts
Chef Barbarellen Olson, Chef Rachael LaPorte and senior students Stephanie Riquier and Tyler Nye from the Windham Tech Culinary Arts Program's "The Uncommon Kitchen." Airdate: February 8, 2012.
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Feb, 03, 2012 2011 Willimantic Cupids Steve and Faith Kenton
2011 Romantic Willimantic "Cupids" Faith and Steve Kenton talk about their reign and community projects they are involved in. Airdate: February 3, 2012.
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Jan, 26, 2012 Australia
Former ECSU Education Professor Richard Reynolds discusses his homeland--Australia. January 26th is "Australia Day"--on this date the first European settlers, led by Captain Arthur Phillip, landed in present-day Sydney. Airdate: January 26, 2012.
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Jan, 19, 2012 Storrs Congregational Church
Reverend Matthew Emery, senior pastor of Storrs Congregational Church, and Mark Roy, church historian and member of the 275th Anniversary Committee, talk about the 275th anniversary of the church. Airdate: January 19, 2012.
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Jan, 09, 2012 Joe Turbessi -- on line poker addiction
Former UConn student Joe Turbessi talks about beating his addiction to on-line poker and the serious issue of on-line gambling. Airdate: January 12, 2012.
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Jan, 04, 2012 Kevin Crosbie
Chronicle Publisher Kevin Crosbie discusses the newspaper businesss and The Chronicle's 135th anniversary. Airdate: January 4, 2012.
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Dec, 30, 2011 The old Saint Joseph's School in Willimantic
Rev. Larry LaPointe, Jan Cerreto Nuhn, Sue Lester Humes, and Liz Tracy Mackela talk about the Old Saint Joseph's Parish School in Wilimantic. Airdate: December 30, 2011.
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Dec, 23, 2011 Lyman Memorial High School's $10,000 Glee prize
Lyman Memorial High School Band Director Ann Birrell with students Patrick Birrell, Aurora Hooper, Natalie Wieczorek, and Anthony Gervase, talking about the $10,000 prize they won from the "Glee" television show. Airdate: December 23, 2011.
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Dec, 21, 2011 Author Aaron Torres
UConn graduate Aaron Torres talks about his book about the 2011 NCAA Champion UConn Men's Basketball Team "The Unlikeliest Champion." Airdate: December 21, 2011.
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Dec, 08, 2011 Religion on the radio
Rev. Fred Shapiro ("Jesus Is Victor," 7:15 a.m. Sundays on WILI) from the 1st Baptist Church in Willimantic, Pastor John Heald (Light On The Hill Christian Fellowship), 7:30 a.m. Sundays on WILI) and Pastor Jack Schneider ("The Message of Truth," Sundays 7:45 a.m. on WILI) from the Baptist Fellowship of Columbia discuss the long history of preaching on the radio. Airdate: December 8, 2011.
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Dec, 02, 2011 Rwanda genocide
Kate English and Drew Beiter from The Educators' Institute for Human Rights and Rev. Hilary Greer from St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Storrs talk about the fight against genocide in Rwanda and other countries. Airdate: December 2, 2011.
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Nov, 21, 2011 American School for the Deaf
Ed Peltier, Executive Director for the American School For The Deaf discusses education for the hearing impaired. Airdate: November 21, 2011.
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Nov, 21, 2011 Kerri's Gallery
Artist Tom Menard talks about artist Kerri Quirk and the second annual show and sale at Kerri's Art Studio and Gallery. Airdate: November 21, 2011.
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Nov, 17, 2011 Chef Rob Landolphi
The gluten-free chef Rob Landolphi talks about gluten-free cooking, celiac disease, and "Quick Fix-Gluten Free." Airdate: November 17, 2011.
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Nov, 14, 2011 Dr. Herbert Ridyard in Iraq
Dr. Herbert Ridyard talks about his recent experience working as a surgeon in Iraq. Airdate: November 14, 2011.
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Nov, 14, 2011 Ray of Sunshine winner Kathy Pekarovic
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Kathy Pekarovic. Airdate: November 14, 2011.
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Nov, 08, 2011 College sportswriter Ken Davis
Managing editor and writer for UConnPlaybook.com, and author of the University of Connecticut Basketball Vault, Ken Davis talks about the upcoming college basketball season, UConn's 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball title, UConn football, and the changing face of conference realignment. Airdate: November 8, 2011.
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Nov, 03, 2011 Storyteller Dick Curland
Storyteller Dick Curland talks about popular local composers, including Jesse Greer, Eric Osterling, Joe Raposo, Jack Lawrence, Johnny Marks, and former WILI News Director Jay Johnson, who wrote "Blue Christmas." Airdate: November 3, 2011.
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Nov, 02, 2011 Nurse Practitioner Liz Visone
Liz Visone, MS, RN, APRN-BC, Nurse Practitioner at Windham Internal Medicine & Web Director of Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society (CTAPRNS) discusses the role of Nurse Practicioners. Airdate: November 2, 2011.
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Oct, 31, 2011 Rev, Alicia Folberth
HPs. Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth, the High Priestess and President of the Panthean Temple, formerly known as the Pagan Community Church, discusses Wicca, witches and witchcraft. Airdate: October 31, 2011.
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Oct, 28, 2011 Coventry High School drum record
Coventry High School Music Director Ned Smith and Kiev Federowicz, CHS Music Booster President talk about the Coventry band's (eventually) successful attempt to set a world record for continuous drumming. Airdate: October 28, 2011.
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Oct, 19, 2011 Local Music
Mark Graves from Local Music, Willimantic's new music store, talks about instruments, lessons, and the revival of local music in Willimantic. Airdate: October 19, 2011.
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Oct, 12, 2011 Consumer Reports automotive testing
David Champion, Consumer Reports Director of Automobile testing talks about vehicle testing, car and driver safety, the new car market and the test track in East Haddam, Ct. Airdate: October 12, 2011.
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Oct, 11, 2011 ECSU Associate Professor of Astronomy Russ Sampson
Russell Sampson, Associate Professor of Physical Sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University and Assistant Director of Eastern's Robert K. Wickware Planetarium discusses astronomy and the heavens, eclipses, auroras, and the planetarium's new Spitz System 512 Star Projector. Airdate: October 11, 2011.
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Oct, 06, 2011 6 Ways to B Natural
ECSU a cappella group 6 Ways to B Natural (Trevor May, Peter Gamble, Steve Smith, Shawn Burns, Brennan Collins, Rob Kavaler, Tyler Adams) talk about a cappella music and sing four songs. Airdate: October 6, 2011.
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Sep, 22, 2011 Kal David
Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Kal David talks about his blues roots, his days playing lead guitar with the Fabulous Rhinestones, their many dates playing Shaboo, and his Saturday concert in Willimantic. Airdate: September 22, 2011.
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Sep, 21, 2011 Norman Stevens
Mansfield librarian Norman Stevens proposes a Storrs Center Corner Library and tells his memories of the Hurricane of 1938. Airdate: September 21, 2011.
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Sep, 16, 2011 Bob Brex
Bob Brex talks about his experience at the longest game in baseball history (Pawtucket 3 Rochester 2 in 33 innings) in 1981. Airdate: September 16, 2011.
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Sep, 08, 2011 Singer/songwriter Kelsey Kaplan
Singer/songwriter Kelsey Kaplan from Tolland, who will perform at this weekend's Hebron Harvest Fair. Airdate: September 8, 2011.
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Sep, 01, 2011 UConn President Susan Herbst
UConn President Susan Herbst discusses her background, recent staff changes, her goals, the UConn Health Center, UConn's new technology park, Spring Weekend, her inauguration, and UConn Athletics. Airdate: September 2, 2011.
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Aug, 22, 2011 Ray of Sunshine award winners Dee and Dale Hammon
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Aug, 19, 2011 Connecticut U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
U. S. Senator Richard Blumenthal discusses the debt ceiling vote, his work for veterans, the high price of gas, his work to create jobs and other national issues. Airdate: August 19, 2011.
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Aug, 18, 2011 Connecticut Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Melodie Currey
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melodie Currey discusses expanded hours for the Willimantic DMV office, the new "SelectCT ID" program which begins in October, DMV's modernization project, and teen driving safety. Airdate: August 18, 2011.
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Aug, 17, 2011 ECSU President Dr. Elsa Nunez
The President of Eastern Connecticut State University, Dr. Elsa Nunez makes her annual appearance, discussing the upcoming school year, the incoming freshman class, new construction projects and the nature of a Liberal Arts education. Airdate: August 17, 2011.
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Aug, 15, 2011 Sandballz inventor George Kronen
Inventor/entrepreneur George Kronen of Storrs discusses his award-winning creation Sandballz: Natural clay balls filled with sand & salt for winter traction. Airdate: August 15, 2011.
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Aug, 11, 2011 ESPN soccer producer Chris Alexopoulos
Former WILI newscaster Chris Alexopoulos of Storrs, who is now ESPN lead soccer producer, and whose body of work includes ESPN's World Cup coverage. Airdate: August 11, 2011.
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Aug, 08, 2011 Chronicle photographer Al Malpa
Willimantic Chronicle photojournalist Al Malpa. Original airdate: July 29, 2010.
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Aug, 05, 2011 Local music of the 60's
Local raconteurs Gary Pomo, David Foster and Ed Goss reflect on the local music scene of the '60s. Original airdate: April 28, 2010.
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Aug, 04, 2011 RSL Fiber Systems CEO Giovanni Tomasi
Giovanni Tomasi, CEO of RSL Fiber Systems in East Hartford, whose company has installed fiber optic lighting systems in Navy ships. Original airdate: July 30, 2010.
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Jul, 15, 2011 Long Night
Former Hartford Courant writer Mark McGrath with Jack Connell of Mansfield talk about "Long Night"--a childrens book about Santa Claus, based on Jack's real life story about giving recycled gifts to children, and about Mark's days covering the news beat in Willimantic. Airdate: July 15, 2011. Mark wrote a story about Wayne Norman losing his voice in 1981 which ran on page A2 of The Courant. To read the story, visit http://www.wili-am.com/wnvhc.htm .
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Jul, 11, 2011 Windham High School alumni
Denis Killeen ('85), Jim Baran ('81), Steve Kaminski ('85), Tom Warinsky ('81), Jen Tonesen ('81) and Pat Risley ('83) talk about the old days at Windham High School and the Windham High reunion, presented by the Class of '81. Airdate: July 11, 2011.
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Jul, 08, 2011 James Hanley talks about movies
James Hanley, one of the co-founders of Cinestudio in Hartford talks about the state of the movie industry. Airdate: July 8, 2011.
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Jul, 06, 2011 Michael Fox: Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers of America
Executive Director Michael Fox from the Gasoline and Automotive Service Dealers of America discusses gas prices, distribution, taxes, and zone pricing. Airdate: July 6, 2011.
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Jun, 30, 2011 The Nutmeg Summer Series production of My Fair Lady
Actress Eileen Fulton, who portrayed Lisa Miller Grimaldi on As The World Turns for 50 years, talks about her role as Mrs Higgins with actor Richie Ruiz (Alfred Doolittle) in the Connecticut Repertory Theater Nutmeg Summer Series production of "My Fair Lady" at UConn. Airdate: June 30, 2011.
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Jun, 29, 2011 Windham Fire Departments
North Windham Fire Chief John A. Wylie, South Windham Rescue Officer Helene Chapman and Windham Center Deputy Fire Chief Mark Herrick talk about volunteer firefighting and other roles the departments play in the community. Airdate: June 29, 2011.
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Jun, 24, 2011 Shaboo Blues Fest 2011
David Foster previews the Auxiliary to Windham Hospital's "Shaboo 40th Birthday Festival of Blues Celebration" benefitting the Oncology Department at Windham Hospital and tells stories of the Shaboo Days. Airdate: June 24, 2011. Other interviews with David from 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and June 2011 are farther down this page.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Wes Bialosuknia and David Foster
UConn basketball great Wes Bialosuknia and musician David Foster of the Mohegan Sun All Stars tell stories about radio's impact on their lives. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Wally Lamb
Best selling novelist Wally Lamb talks about his works, tells radio stories, and how the Wayne Norman Show inspired the title for his first novel. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Jim Penders
UConn baseball coach Jim Penders--the Big East Coach of the Year--talks about his team's NCAA tournament run, and his memories of great radio moments. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Ed Osborne
Eastern Connecticut State University Director of University Relations Ed Osborne updates ECSU activities and talks about his memories of radio. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: John Lescoe
Former Willimantic Mayor and Windham State Representative John Lescoe recalls the early years of WILI and radio in Connecticut. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Robin Rice
WILI office manager Robin Rice recalls the early days of WILI radio after her family's move from Idaho. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Mike Morrissette
WILI News Director Mike Morrissette talks about listening to WILI while growing up in Scotland, Connecticut. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Jackie Gaudette
Jackie Gaudette, owner of That Breakfast Place talks about WILI's live morning show broadcast. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Mike Rice
Former WILI president Mike Rice, now the president of the Connecticut Broadcaster's Association talks about the CBA's statewide effort to help Red Cross bloodmobiles and tells stories from the early days of WILI and radio in Connecticut. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 22, 2011 Celebrate Radio: Dick Brevnik
Windham Hospital CEO Dick Brevnik talks about listening to radio in his hometown of Pittsburgh, about the important contibution WILI makes to the community, and updates news from Windham Hospital. Airdate: June 22, 2011.
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Jun, 21, 2011 Connecticut moviemaker Danny LeGare
Danny LeGare owner of Black Hole Studios in Vernon talks about this week's premier of a new film "Marco Polo Boys" which was shot in his hometown of Stafford Springs, CT. Airdate: June 21, 2011.
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Jun, 21, 2011 UConn's corpse flower
UConn Plant Growth Facilities Manager Clint Morse talks about the blooming of the Titan Arum--the "Corpse Flower" and the mission of the UConn greenhouses. Airdate: June 21, 2011.
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Jun, 15, 2011 Connecticut's Civil War connection
Local historians Jamie Eves and Bev York discuss connecticut's Civil War Connections. Airdate: June 15, 2011.
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Jun, 13, 2011 Local fire safety issues
Windham Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Director Mike Licata, Willimantic Deputy Fire Chief Marc Scrivener, and Windham Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer Matt Vertefeuille discuss fire safety issues and emergency preparedness. Airdate: June 13, 2011.
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Jun, 10, 2011 UConn's Korey Stringer Institute
Doug Casa, Chief Operating Officer of UConn's Korey Stringer Institute, which works to prevent sudden death in sports, with Ph.D students Julie DeMartini, Rebecca Stearns, and Kelly Pagnotta. Airdate: June 10, 2011.
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Jun, 07, 2011 World traveler Agatha Hoover
World traveler Agatha Hoover of Mansfield tells of her plans to go around the world in fifty days, and describes some of her favorite tourism spots worldwide. Airdate: June 7, 2011.
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Jun, 02, 2011 Solar powered vehicles
Nancy Magnani, science specialist from EastConn, Windham Tech electronics instructor Todd Farrell, Becky Muldoon, science teacher at Horace Porter School, UConn grad student Alex Lassman, Windham Tech students Zach Young and Caroline Diaz, and Porter School 8th grader Aiden Pacheco talk about solar powered cars and the Sun Solar Vehicle Challenge 2011. Airdate:June 2, 2011.
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Jun, 01, 2011 Connecticut Environmental Literacy Plan
Laurel Kohl, Energy Education Specialist at ECSU's Institute for Sustainable Energy and Susan Quincy from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection talk about the Connecticut Outdoor and Environmental Education Association Fund and the Connecticut Environmental Literacy Plan. Airdate: June 1, 2011.
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May, 17, 2011 WILI Ray of Sunshine award presentation to Sandy Reed
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Sandy Reed of Lebanon. Airdate: Maya 17, 2011.
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May, 10, 2011 First Congregational Church of Willimantic
The new pastor of the First Congregational Church of Willimantic, Rick Haverly, with Shirley Shepard and Nancy Dickerman. Airdate: May 10, 2011.
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May, 06, 2011 Windham High School students' national TV ads
Windham High School students Thomas Martin, Chiana Montesi and Pahola Almonte, Windham AP Physics teacher Bill McCooey, Windham Principal Steve Merlino, and Windham Assistant Principal Alexandria Lazzari talk about the commericials that showed Windham and Windham High School during the national telecast of the Masters Golf Tournament. Airdate: May 6, 2011.
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May, 05, 2011 The Electric Trains
Duke York, Jack Collins, and Rick Spencer: New England's transportation music specialists--The Electric Trains. Airdate: May 5, 2011.
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May, 04, 2011 Connecticut Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz
Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Veterans Affairs Linda Schwartz talks about the many programs her department offers veterans. Airdate: May 4, 2011.
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Apr, 20, 2011 Technology's role in child abuse
Kerry Fair and Christine Collins from Generation Family Health Center talk about technology and how it is affecting the face of child abuse today. Airdate: April 20, 2011.
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Apr, 15, 2011 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Company's 99th anniversary
Bill, John, Chuck, and Andy Potvin discuss the 99th anniversary of the Hosmer Mountain Bottling Company. Airdate: April 15, 2011.
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Apr, 13, 2011 Child Advocate and DCF Commissioner
Mickey Kramer,, MS, RN-C, Associate Child Advocate, State of Connecticut, Office of the Child Advocate, and Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz discussing laws that protect children and state budget cuts that affect children. Airdate: April 13, 2011.
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Apr, 12, 2011 Poet Jon Andersen
Quinnebaug Valley Community College assistant professor of English Jon Andersen talks about poetry and upcoming local poetry programs. Airdate: April 12, 2011.
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Apr, 08, 2011 Connecticut Civil War commemoration
Re-enactor Marc Bassos talks about the 150th Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission. Airdate: April 8, 2011.
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Apr, 07, 2011 Bruce and Hannah Clements
Local community servants Bruce and Hannah Clements, who have hosted WILI's "Neighborhood" program for four years but are moving to Illinois. Airdate: April 7, 2011.
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Apr, 04, 2011 Rolando Lamb
UConn freshman basketball player Jeremy Lamb's father Rolando Lamb--a former standout at VCU--interviewed by Wayne Norman at the Final Four in Houston. Airdate: April 4, 2011.
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Mar, 31, 2011 Andrea McArdle and Frank Mack
Broadway legend Andrea McArdle--the original "Annie" and, star of "Urinetown" at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theater, with CRT Managing Director Frank Mack. Airdate: March 31, 2011.
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Mar, 22, 2011 Windham High Girls Basketball
Coach Ken Valliere and the five starters for the 2011 Class "M" state champion Windham High girls basketball team--Taylor McBride, Carlee Smith, Danyelle Rodriguez, Haley Mather, and Ali Risley. Airdate: March 22, 2011.
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Mar, 17, 2011 Andrea Walker
Andrea Walker, whose son Kemba led the UConn men's basketball team to the 2011 NCAA championship--interviewed by Wayne Norman at halftime of the UConn/Cincinnati NCAA tournament game on March 17, 2011.
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Feb, 25, 2011 UConn Alumni Association
The Executive Director of the UConn Alumni Association, Lisa Lewis, Cynthia Bidorini, Manager of Membership, and Chris Dias, Manager of Programs and Communication. Airdate: February 25, 2011.
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Feb, 14, 2011 Ray of Sunshine award winner Rich Balogh
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine award to Rich Balogh of Windham. Airdate: February 14, 2011.
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Feb, 11, 2011 History of the Pulaski American Citizens Club in Willimantic
Dr. Anna Jaroszynska Kirchmann, Professor of History at ECSU, Polish Club President Neil Mesick, and John Lescoe, Committe Chair, talk about the history of the Pulaski American Citizens Club in Willimantic and a new exhibit on the club's history that opens February 18 at the Mill Museum. Airdate: February 11, 2011.
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Feb, 03, 2011 Historic Photos of Connecticut
Author Sam Rothman discusses his book "Historic Photos of Connecticut" and discusses significant moments in Connecticut history. Original airdate: May 4, 2009.
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Jan, 17, 2011 Connecticut State Troubadour Lara Herscovitch
Connecticut State Troubador Lara Herscovitch talks about her music and her work with the juvenile justice system. Original airdate: June 17, 2009.
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Jan, 17, 2011 Former UConn Basketball Coach Fred Shabel
Wayne Norman interviews former UConn Men's Basketball Coach Fred Shabel (1963-1967) at halftime of the UConn/Villanova game on January 17, 2011 on WILI and the UConn Radio Network. It was Shabel's first visit to Gampel Pavilion. He had a reunion at Gampel with four of his best players from that era--Wes Bialosuknia, Tom Penders, Bill Holowaty,and Ron Ritter and talks about each player. To hear a longer interview with Shabel, scroll down this page to March 21, 2009.
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Jan, 14, 2011 Nathan Hale biographer M. William Phelps
Author M. William Phelps, who has written a biography of Connecticut's official hero, Nathan Hale. Original airdate: September 23, 2008.
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Dec, 17, 2010 Author Andy Anderson
Longtime guitarist and songwriter Andy Anderson, early Sun Records artist with Elvis discusses his book "Memoirs Of The Original Rolling Stone." Airdate: December 17, 2010.
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Dec, 13, 2010 Windham Performing Arts Alumni
Wandering minstrels Tina Underwood-Robinson, Jim Baran, David Fenn, Sharon Brouillard, Ruthanne Santor, Megan Underwood, Joe Santor, and Abby Krist from the Windham Performing Arts Alumni. Airdate: December 13, 2010.
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Dec, 10, 2010 Connecticut Humane Society
The new Executive Director of the Connecticut Humane Society Gordon G. Willard. Airdate: December 10, 2010.
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Dec, 08, 2010 The legacy of John Lennon
Author and musicologist Ken Best discusses the life and legacy of John Lennon, who died on December 8, 1980. Airdate: December 8, 2010.
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Dec, 06, 2010 Father Larry Lapointe and Ruth Alumbaugh
The new pastor at St. Josephs's Church in Willimantic, Father Larry Lapointe, who's also involved with the Foundation for Campus Ministry at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Ruth Alumbaugh, Ministry Representative for International Christian Fellowship at UConn and ECSU. Ruth also talks about Saturday's piano recital at the First Baptist Church which benefits the Church's meal program. Airdate: December 6, 2010.
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Dec, 03, 2010 Windham Hospital Healthlink: Midwifery
Windham Hospital Healthlink: Dr. Yvette Martas, OB/GYN practitioner with the Mansfield OB/GYN group and Brenda Bednar, a certified nurse midwife who has recently joined the Mansfield OB/GYN practice. Airdate: December 3, 2010.
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Dec, 03, 2010 Charlie Wynn talks about Books On Parade
E.C.S.U. Professor Charles Wynn introduces a new weekly feature on WILI called "Books On Parade." Airdate: December 3, 2010.
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Dec, 02, 2010 ECSU: Importance of physical and outdoor play
ECSU Early Childhood educators Dr. Darren Robert, Dr. Ann Gruenberg, and Julia DeLapp discuss the Importance of physical and outdoor play. Airdate: December 2, 2010.
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Dec, 01, 2010 Tom Callinan
Connecticut's first State Troubadour, Tom Callinan sings and talks about songs about Connecticut. Original airdate: February 8, 2010.
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Nov, 18, 2010 Holy Family Home and Shelter
Sister M. Peter Bernard from Holy Family Home and Shelter discusses the severity of homelessness in Connecticut. Airdate: November 18, 2010.
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Nov, 18, 2010 Ray of Sunshine award winner Lisa Baker Rose
Presentation of WILI's Ray of Sunshine Award to Lisa Baker Rose. Airdate: November 18, 2010.
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Nov, 11, 2010 Joe Courtney and Norman Stevens
Congressman Joe Courtney and Norman Stevens talk about Veterans Day and attempts to retrieve Norman's uncle's remains from North Korea. Airdate: November 11, 2010.
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Nov, 09, 2010 UConn's Equestrian Team and riding programs
Alena Meacham, lecturer in UConn's Department of Animal Science talks about UConn’s equine teams and clubs. Airdate: November 9, 2010.
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Nov, 08, 2010 ECSU Veterans Center and Veterans Challenge
Caleb Diebolt and Donald Eckman from the ECSU Veterans Center talk about the center and the ECSU Veterans Challenge. Airdate: November 8, 2010.
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Nov, 05, 2010 Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
Joyce Peters of Mansfield, a recent appointee to the Connecticut Board of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities. Airdate: November 5, 2010.
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Nov, 03, 2010 Rock and Roll historian Bruce Pollock
Music writer, editor, and historian Bruce Pollack -- the next to last of the rock journalists -- discusses the significant music of 1969. Original airdate: October 23, 2009.
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Oct, 25, 2010 UConn Women's Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma
UConn Women's Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma talks about the upcoming season, coaching the USA National Team to a world championship, his wines and restaurant, and his new grandson. Airdate: October 25, 2010.
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Oct, 22, 2010 Sisters of Charity
The Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mothers of the Church in Baltic, Mother Mary Patrick and Sister Gabriela talk about their first musical CD "Heart of God." Airdate: October 22, 2010.
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Oct, 08, 2010 Windham Hospital paramedics
Sean Trainor, CCP-C, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, FP-C and former EMS manager Douglas Hull discuss the Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic) Team at Windham Hospital. Airdate: October 8, 2010.
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Oct, 06, 2010 First Church of Christ in Mansfield 300th Anniversary
Carolyn Stearns and Joann Wunchel talk about the 300th anniversary of the First Church of Christ in Mansfield Center, the church's history and how it dovetails with Mansfield's history. Airdate: October 6, 2010.
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Sep, 28, 2010 UConn and ECSU Police
Major Ron Blicher, Director of Police Services with the UConn Police Department and Police Chief Jeff Garewski from the Eastern Connecticut State University Police discuss campus safety issues. Airdate: September 28, 2010.
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Sep, 23, 2010 Dylan Harrison
Shanda Emond and Chaplin School teacher Barbara Walters discuss rhuematoid arthritis and avascular necrosis (AVN) patient Dylan William Harrison of Chaplin -- Shanda's 10 year old son -- and a September 25th fundraiser to help offset Dylan's medical bills. Airdate: September 23, 2010.
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Sep, 23, 2010 Blind Golfer Dick Pomo with his brother Gary Pomo
Brothers Dick Pomo and Gary Pomo talk about overcoming blindness and playing in the Blind Golf Association national tournament in Philadelphia. Dick is blind--Gary is his "coach." Airdate: September 23, 2010.
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Sep, 14, 2010 A year in Hong Kong
Hedley Freake and Elizabeth Huebner talk about their year in Hong Kong with their two sons. Hedley is a UConn Professor who was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Airdate: September 14, 2010.
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Sep, 13, 2010 Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy
Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy discusses the implementation of an aggressive new anti-domestic violence program called "Men Make A Difference." Airdate: September 13, 2010.
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Sep, 07, 2010 Political consultant and world traveler Luke Quandt
Political consultant and world traveler Luke Quandt talks about politics, Alaska, and running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Original airdate: July 30, 2009
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Sep, 01, 2010 Summer 2010 Ray of Sunshine Dan Hill
Presentation of WILI's Ray Of Sunshine award to Willimantic Little League President Dan Hill. Airdate: Septmeber 1, 2010.
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Aug, 31, 2010 Wayne Norman remembers Merv Amols
Wayne Norman remembers the late Merv Amols--a legendary Capitol Records promoter. Airdate: August 24, 2010.
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Aug, 31, 2010 Legendary Capitol Records promotion man Merv Amols
Legendary former Capitol Records promoter Merv Amols and local music raconteur Gary Pomo talk about the old days of music. Merv died August 21, 2010. Original WILI airdate: January 5, 1997.
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Aug, 27, 2010 Nicholaes Roosevelt
Nicholaes Roosevelt discusses addressing stress in the body and mind, gives advice for executives and managers, and talks about his poetry, photography, yoga and zen. Airdate: August 27, 2010.
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Aug, 26, 2010 Mensa
Joe Wonoski from Woodstock, and Willimantic resident Jaclyn Chancey from the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Chapter of American Mensa. Airdate: August 26, 2010.
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Aug, 24, 2010 Wayne Norman's 40th anniversary at WILI
The WILI staff surprises Wayne Norman on his 40th anniversary at WILI. Airdate: August 24, 2010.
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Aug, 23, 2010 Michael Foster, Mark Easton and David Pendragon from Avalanche
Local musicians Michael Foster, Mark Easton and David Pendragon from the rock and roll group Avalanche talk about their music and about the old days of bands who played in the Windham area. Airdate: August 23, 2010.
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Aug, 19, 2010 The Beagles
Peter Tomanelli, Joey Lemieux, Kenton Weinland, Kole Angeloff, and Jonathan Simpson -- four ten year olds and an eleven year old who make up a rock band called "The Beagles," who will play at Willimantic's 3rd Thursday Streetfest tonight. Airdate: August 19, 2010.
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Aug, 12, 2010 Harry Van Dyck
Wayne Norman's former WHUS and UConn classmate Harry Van Dyck talks about UConn in the 1960's, life in California, and the Air Force. Airdate: August 12, 2010.
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Aug, 12, 2010 Former Willimantic Fire Chief Ron Palmer
Retired Willimantic Fire Chief Ron Palmer reflects on his four decades with the Willimantic Fire Department. Airdate: August 12, 2010.
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Aug, 06, 2010 Marathoners Bekkie Wright and Joe Poloquin
Multi-marathon runners Bekkie Wright and Joe Poliquin. Airdate: August 6, 2010.
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Aug, 05, 2010 Windham High School Class of 1960
Dan Twomey, Wayne Cormier, Ed Haddad, and Jean (Bradfield) Moore from Windham High School's Class of 1960 talk about their WHS years and the upcoming 50th reunion. Airdate: August 5, 2010
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Jul, 28, 2010 Miss Connecticut 2010 and Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen 2010
Miss Connecticut 2010 Brittany Decker from Bristol and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2010 Logan West from Southington. Airdate: July 28, 2010.
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Jul, 16, 2010 Author Jim Lacey
Jim Lacey, who retired from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2003 after forty-five years of teaching literature, discusses his entertaining page-turner, "Double Trouble: A Ryan/Lehrer Mystery." Airdate: July 16, 2010.
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Jul, 15, 2010 Bernard van Zyl on how adult stem cell therapy saved his life
Scientist, author, and speaker Bernie van Zyl talks about stem cell research, applications, and controversy. Original airdate: July 28, 2009.
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Jul, 14, 2010 Windham States Attorney Patricia Froehlich
Connecticut State's Attorney Patricia M. Froehlich discusses the business of prosecuting, and her cases involving drugs, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Airdate: July 14, 2010.
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Jul, 12, 2010 Bill Potvin talks about the musical legacy of Chuck Berry
Musicologist Bill Potvin talks about the legendary Chuck Berry and other performers. Airdate: July 12, 2010.
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Jun, 28, 2010 Steve Kotchko
WILI's State Capitol correspondent--and former WILI News Director--Steve Kotchko discusses this year's political season in Connecticut. Airdate: June 28, 2010.
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Jun, 25, 2010 Shaboo Reunion 2010
David Foster, Bruce John, Lynn Duval and Wayne Norman talk about "Shaboo Legends at the Mill Museum and Thirsty Frog" and tell stories of the legendary Shaboo years. Airdate: June 25, 2010.
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Jun, 17, 2010 Eric Kapitulik scales Mount Everest
Eric Kapitulik, CEO and founder of The Program, who scaled Mount Everest on May 23, 2010. Original airdate: June 17, 2010.
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Jun, 16, 2010 Gary Pomo and Mike Morrissette
Singer, entertainer, and collector Gary Pomo discusses oldies, music and collectables with Wayne Norman and Mike Morrissette. Original airdate: August 28, 2009.
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Jun, 10, 2010 Bats and the impact of white nose syndrome
UConn Associate Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment John Barclay discusses the impact of White Nose Syndrome on bats in Connecticut--plus the diminishing numbers of quail and grouse. Airdate: June 10, 2010.
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Jun, 09, 2010 Connecticut's history and the state's 375th anniversary
State Historic Preservation Officer Karen J. Senich, State Historian Walter Woodward and painter Mark Patnode discuss Connecticut's history, 375th anniversary, and Mark's painting of the Charter Oak. Airdate: June 9, 2010.
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Jun, 07, 2010 ACT Video students Josh Cranmer, Joey Schweizer and Evan Fulton
Video students from ACT--Arts at the Capitol Theater--Josh Cranmer, Evan Fulton and Joey Schweizer, talking about their project that got them a trip to the CBS Early Show in New York. Airdate: June 7, 2010.
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May, 24, 2010 WILI Ray of Sunshine winner Sue Humes
Presentation of WILI's Ray Of Sunshine award to Sue Humes. Airdate: May 24, 2010.
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May, 19, 2010 Pete Johnson of Columbia - a winner on Deal or No Deal
Peter Johnson talks about winning $70,000 as a contestant on "Deal Or No Deal." AIrdate: May 19, 2010.
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May, 18, 2010 Ashford Historical Society
Joan Bowley and Kay Warren from the Ashford Historical Society talk about the rehabilitation of the historic 1773 Tremko House. Airdate: May 18, 2010.
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May, 14, 2010 Novelist Christine Whitehouse
Novelist Christine Whitehead discusses "Tell Me When It Hurts," about when the unthinkable happens -- losing a child. Airdate: May 14, 2010.
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May, 05, 2010 Windham Performing Arts Alumni
Jim Baran, President, David Fenn, Steering Committee member, and singers talk about the Windham Performing Arts Alumni, and sing three songs. Airdate: May 5, 2010.
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Apr, 29, 2010 Proton physics
UConn Physics Professor Richard Luddy discusses particle acceleration and his theory about the structure of a basic atomic particle--the proton, and his significant experiment coming up in the fall, which could change the way scientists think about protons. Airdate: April 29, 2010.
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Apr, 29, 2010 Architecture in the 21st century
Architect Peter Cummings, Gerald Falbel, President, Optical Technologies, Inc., Kevin Zmetra, UConn Civil and Environmental Engineering senior, and UConn Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Howard Epstein discuss architecture and solar power in the 21st century. Airdate: April 29, 2010.
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Apr, 22, 2010 Fred's Brickhouse Cafe with musical guests
Fred Sinclair, owner of Fred's Brickhouse Cafe with local musicians Bruce John, Patty Tuite, Mike Bloomer, Jan Jungden, Frank Busse, Tom Neilsen, and Bill Furey. Airdate: April 22, 2010.
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Apr, 22, 2010 Dick Curland on Bill Stanley's legacy
Dick Curland reflects on the legacy of the late Norwich historian Bill Stanley. Airdate: April 22, 2010.
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Apr, 21, 2010 Willimantic Orchestra
Donald Shankweiler, viola player with the Willimantic Orchestra, talks about the history of the orchestra and how it has evolved over 30 years. Airdate: April 21, 2010.
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Apr, 20, 2010 CRIS Radio --Connecticut's talking newsstand for the blind
Executive Director Diane Weaver Dunne, with Board of Directors members Wayne Mulligan, Tom Grossi, and Carol Taylor discuss CRIS Radio--The Connecticut Radio Information System. Airdate: April 20, 2010.
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Apr, 08, 2010 Baseball talk, part 1
Baseball fans Dennis O'Brien, Ken Brostek, Eli Dunn, and Charlie Olbrias talk about all things baseball--part 1. Airdate: April 8, 2010.
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Apr, 08, 2010 Baseball talk, part 2
Baseball fans Dennis O'Brien, Ken Brostek, Eli Dunn, and Charlie Olbrias talk about all things baseball--part 2. Airdate: April 8, 2010.
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Apr, 07, 2010 The Funniest Baseball Book Ever
Author Peter Handrinos talks about "The Funniest Baseball Book Ever: The National Pastime's Greatest Quips and Quotations, Nicknames, Pranks, and Characters." Airdate: April 7, 2010.
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Apr, 01, 2010 Connecticut's 375th birthday
Karen Senich, Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and a State Historic Preservation Officer talks about Connecticut's 375th anniversary and the state's new website to commemorate it: http://www.ct375.com . Airdate: April 1, 2010.
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Mar, 31, 2010 Dr. Jeffrey Danforth -- Children's Mental Health
ECSU Psychology Professor Jeffrey Danforth talks about children's mental health issues--including depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, autism, conduct disorders, and child abuse. Airdate: March 31, 2010.
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Mar, 30, 2010 Embroidery
Dawn Saladino-Toth and one of her students Carol Silva talk about embroidery. Airdate: March 30, 2010.
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Mar, 25, 2010 The Responsible Pet Owner
Donald and Sara Hassler (and their pugs) from The Responsible Pet Owner. The Hasslers will start a radio program on pets on WILI on Mondays at 5:10pm starting April 5. Airdate: March 25, 2010.
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Mar, 12, 2010 Dan Gordon: Haunted Baseball
Dan Gordon, co-author of the baseball bestseller Haunted Baseball: Ghosts, Curses, Legends, and Eerie Events. Original airdate: April 22, 2008.
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Mar, 02, 2010 Windham's Legacy
Jim Baran, President of Windham Performing Arts Alumni, Joe Tomanelli, Coordinator of Music for Windham Public Schools, and Steve Kaminski, producer of the documentary "Windham's Legacy." Airdate: March 2, 2010.
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Mar, 01, 2010 Windham's Polish heritage
ECSU history professor Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, John Lescoe, and Ed Holda trace the history of Polish people in Windham. Airdate: March 1, 2010.
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Feb, 26, 2010 Animal Rescue Fund
President Geraldine Tom and Vice President Emily Lavoie of Animal Rescue Fund, Windham High Special Education teacher Kimberly Fleck, and Windham senior Casey Sholes discuss the Bridges Project and Casey's senior project with Bridges and ARF. Airdate: February 26, 2010.
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Feb, 22, 2010 WILI Ray of Sunshine winner Donna Charron
Presentation of WILI's Ray Of Sunshine award to Donna Charron with her nominator Sharon Vernon. Airdate: February 22, 2010.
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Feb, 17, 2010 Friends of Mansfield Hollow
Betty Robinson, President, and Peter Curry, Secretary, from the Friends of Mansfield Hollow. Airdate: February 17, 2010.
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Feb, 12, 2010 Wildlife biologist Peter Picone
Wildlife biologist and naturalist Peter Picone talks about "Wildlife is My Passion," deer, moose, squirrels, coyotes, fishercats, and more. Airdate: February 12, 2010.
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Feb, 03, 2010 Windham BIGG PLAY and Willimantic Main Street history
Bill Shea, Jay Handfield, and Fran Santa Lucia from Windham BIGG PLAY talk about this year's baseball trip to China and reflect on the old days of Main Street, Willimantic. Airdate: February 3, 2010.
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Jan, 11, 2010 Windham co-historian Jamie Eves
Windham's Town co-historian Jamie Eves talks about the history of Windham's Town Hall, and the renovated ballroom where the "Snow Ball" will take place. Airdate: January 11, 2010.
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Jan, 05, 2010 UConn Mens Basketball manager Kyle Lyddy
Former UConn Men's Basketball team manager Kyle Lyddy talks about his new book "From My Seat," which chronicles the Huskies road to the 2009 Final Four. Airdate: January 5, 2009.
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Dec, 18, 2009 Windham Schools Performing Arts Reunion
Members of the Windham Schools Performing Arts Reunion sing live Christmas music and other music. WFSB-TV3 was in studio taping the performance and will show highlights tonight (Friday) at 5:55pm. Airdate: December 18, 2009.
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Dec, 11, 2009 Windham's new town historians Bill McMunn and Jamie Eves
Windham's new co-town historians Jamie Eves and Bill McMunn tell stories from Windham's past. Airdate: December 11, 2009.
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Dec, 10, 2009 Dennis O'Brien and Pat Prue
Attorneys Pat Prue and Dennis O'Brien discuss recent changes in Connecticut's Probate Court system and how they affect you, baseball, softball, UConn basketball and Bob Dylan. Airdate: December 10, 2009.
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Dec, 03, 2009 Marge Cambre and Willa Correnti
Author Marge Cambre talks about her novel "The Trust of the Hawk" and author Willa Correnti discusses her novel "Mai Lin." Airdate: December 3, 2009.
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Nov, 30, 2009 WILI Ray of Sunshine winner Pam Bibeau with Tricia Figueroa
Presentation of WILI's Ray Of Sunshine award to Pamela Bibeau. Airdate: November 30, 2009.
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Nov, 13, 2009 Ruth Ridgeway on the origin of street names in Willimantic and Windham
Former Windham town historian and Romantic Willimantic "Cupid," the late Ruth Ridgeway tells the history of street names in Windham. Program originally aired in 1995. Airdate: November 13, 2009.
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Nov, 12, 2009 Wendell and Florence Minor
Best-selling illustrator Wendell Minor and author Florence Minor talk about their 40 children's books, including "Look To The Stars" (with astronaut Buzz Aldrin), "If You Were a Penguin," and "The Last Polar Bear." Wendell and Florence will be signing books at the Connecticut Children's Book Fair at UConn this weekend. Airdate: November 12, 2009.
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Nov, 10, 2009 Smooth Jazz band "Airborne"
Keyboard player/singer Tom Borino, guitar player Greg Borino and Johnny Parris from the New Haven smooth jazz band "Airborne." Airdate: November 10, 2009.
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Nov, 05, 2009 Windham's new Town Manager Neal Beets
Windham's new Town Manager Neal Beets discusses his background and his plans for Windham. Airdate: November 5, 2009.
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Nov, 04, 2009 Major Michael Goba
Major Michael Goba, Chief of Civil Law for the 18th Airborne Corps updates his career and travels with the U. S. Army, and talks about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Airdate: November 4, 2009.
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Oct, 20, 2009 Breast cancer survivor Eileen Kaplan
Author and breast cancer survivor Eileen Kaplan discusses "Laughter Is The Breast Medicine" -- an inspirational book of humor. Airdate: October 20, 2009.
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Oct, 20, 2009 Sandy Taylor tribute at ECSU
ECSU Professors Claudia Widdiss and Jim Russell talk about the legacy of the late Sandy Taylor and an October 24 scholarship fundraiser in his name. Airdate: October 20, 2009.
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Oct, 19, 2009 Teen driving safety
AAA's Jim Macpherson discusses teen driving safety and other safe driving topics. Jim is a former WILI newscaster. Airdate: October 19, 2009.
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Oct, 15, 2009 David Foster
Local musician David Foster talks about his latest CD release: "What A Life: The Lost LA Sessisons" which was recorded in 1987 but released in 2009. Airdate: October 15, 2009.
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Oct, 08, 2009 Avon Mountain Crash
Author Mark Robinson talks about the 2005 Avon Mountain crash and his new book "Smoke, Fire, and Angels". Robinson is a former Mansfield and Coventry resident who survived the crash. Airdate: October 8, 2009.
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Oct, 05, 2009 Willimantic Footbridge
Norwich Bulletin columnist Dick Curland traces the history of Willimantic's footbridge. Airdate: October 5, 2009.
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Oct, 01, 2009 Books To Dreams
Miriam Stannard Epstein from Books To Dreams -- a literacy program for children in need. Airdate: October 1, 2009.
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Sep, 29, 2009 Windham Area Arts Collaborative
Peter Polomski from WindhamARTS -- the Windham Area Arts Collaborative -- talks about local WindhamARTS events and the state of the arts in the local area. Airdate: September 29, 2009.
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Sep, 28, 2009 American Friends of Kenya
Emely Silver, founder and medical director of the American Friends of Kenya, Wayne Silver, retired Dean at Three Rivers College, and Marcel Dufresne, UConn Associate Professor of Journalism talk about the Norwich-based organization's work to improve Kenya. Airdate: September 28, 2009
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Sep, 24, 2009 John Saddlemire
Dr. John Saddlemire, UConn's Vice President for Student Affairs, discusses issues from student housing to swine flu. Airdate: September 24, 2009.
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Sep, 22, 2009 Nathan Hale Homestead
Shelly Simon from the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry. Airdate: September 22, 2009.
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Sep, 10, 2009 Sam Kassman and Monty Heon
Monty Heon of Lebanon, who won a new Acer Aspire laptop from WILI and The Computer Tamers for his grandfather, Sam Kassman. Sam talks about serving in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Casper in the Pacific Theater in World War II. Airdate: September 10, 2009.
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Sep, 03, 2009 Sumner and Sumner Insurance
President Cliff Lund and Vice Presidents Brendan Quinn and Victor Ebersole--the new team at Sumner and Sumner Insurance. Airdate: September 3, 2009.
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Aug, 31, 2009 WILI's Summer 2009 Ray of Sunshine winner Joan Morin
WILI's Summer 2009 Ray of Sunshine winner Joan Morin with Carol Killeen, who nominated her. Airdate: August 31, 2009.
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Aug, 24, 2009 The local legacy of Tony and Kathy Clark
Dave Magnuson, Annie Clark, Jean deSmet, Mark Svetz discuss the legacy of the late Tony and Kathy Clark to our community. Airdate: August 24, 2009.
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Aug, 18, 2009 Lynn Frazier and Windham High School Young Poets Benifit and Remedy
Lynn Frazier with Ben Fitzsimmons ("Benifit") and Trey Vaz ("Remedy") from Windham High School's Young Poets, with Stories from the new anthology by The Freedom Writer Teachers, "Teaching Hope," which includes an essay by Lynn. Airdate: August 18, 2009.
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Aug, 06, 2009 Fresh Air Fund
Host family Michelle, Brianna and Brendon Byam with 13-year old Fresh Air Fund child Tajonay from Harlem. Airdate: August 6, 2009.
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Aug, 04, 2009 Chef Harry
Chef Harry Schwartz talks about cooking and about Escape to the Heritage Trail, hosted by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter. Airdate: August 4, 2009.
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Aug, 03, 2009 The 2009 Connecticut State BioBlitz
David Wagner, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut, co-organizer of Bio Blitz, Ed Smith, Junior Scientist organizer and director, Annie Perkins, Junior Scientist camp chaperone, and herpetologist Susan Herrick share anecdotes from the 2009 State BioBlitz held at Keney Park and Goodwin College. Airdate: August 3, 2009.
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Jul, 31, 2009 Iraqi family moves to Ashford
Jim Woodland and Waleed Salman talk about Khazal's family which was recently relocated from Baghdad, Iraq to Ashford, Ct. by the U. S. Government and Catholic Relief Charities. Airdate: July 31, 2009.
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Jul, 16, 2009 Author John C. Littlefield
Former Eastern Airlines pilot John C. Littlefield talks about "Death Of The Falcon" -- his novel based on the demise of Eastern Airlines. Airdate: July 16, 2009.
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Jul, 14, 2009 Bill Holowaty
ECSU baseball coach Bill Holowaty calls from Cheyenne, Wyoming, to discuss the death of former ECSU baseball coach and athletic director Francis E. Geissler. Airdate: July 14, 2009.
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Jul, 14, 2009 Lime Rock
Race car driver Chris Dyson and WILI News Director Mike Morrisette discuss racing and this weekend's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Airdate: July 14, 2009.
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Jun, 26, 2009 Interfaith Sewing and Service Group Quilt Show
Co-chairs Joan Johnson and Marge Bachand talk about quilting and the Interfaith Sewing & Service Group Quilt Show. Airdate: June 26, 2009.
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Jun, 24, 2009 Charlie Barrett remembers Ed McMahon
Former Willimantic resident Charlie Barrett, whose dad Russell Barrett used to run the Capitol Theater, remembers the legacy of the late Ed McMahon. Charlie was McMahon's press agent during the "Tonight Show" years and beyond. Airdate: June 24, 2009.
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Jun, 19, 2009 Certified Audiologist Bill Marshall
Certified Audiologist Bill Marshall from Windham Ear, Nose, and Throat discusses hearing loss and hearing aids. Airdate: June 19, 2009.
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Jun, 03, 2009 Connecticut Sun center/forward Asjha Jones
Connecticut Sun center/forward Asjha Jones. The Sun open the season Saturday against Washington. Airdate: June 3, 2009.
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Jun, 01, 2009 Kay Roan
WILI Ray of Sunshine winner Kay Roan. Airdate: June 1, 2009.
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May, 26, 2009 Life in the Merchant Marine
First Mate Thomas Szafarek talks about life on a commercial vessel, moving The Intrepid, and homeland security issues. Airdate: May 26, 2009.
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May, 15, 2009 Actress Robia Lamorte
Actress Robia Lamorte, who played Jenny Calendar for two years on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," Jill Fleming on "Beverly Hills 90210" and danced in videos and on tour with Prince talks about her acting career and her faith journey. Airdate: May 15, 2009.
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May, 12, 2009 Raising chickens in the back yard
UConn Professor and Extension Poultry Specialist Michael Darre talks about poultry and raising chickens in the back yard, and about his role as University Marshall. Airdate: May 12, 2009.
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May, 06, 2009 Willimantic Waste Paper
Tim Devivo, Tom Devivo and Victoria Lindsey from Willimantic Waste Paper talk about the future of recycling and the new state-of-the-art single stream system. AIrdate: May 6, 2009.
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May, 01, 2009 Native American culture
Eastern Connecticut State University anthropology professor Julianne Jennings with students Donna Finnmore and Brendan Broadbin talking about Native American culture, and changing stereotypes of Native Americans. Airdate: May 1, 2009.
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Apr, 24, 2009 Dick Curland talks about Paul Harvey
Local raconteur Dick Curland from Columbia discusses the broadcasting legacy of the late newscaster Paul Harvey. Airdate: April 24, 2009.
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Apr, 23, 2009 Susan Gerr and Paul Lyzun
Potter Susan Gerr and filmmaker Paul Lyzun talk about the art of pottery and Paul's new film on pottery. Airdate: April 23, 2009.
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Apr, 22, 2009 Sue Audette -- Paddlesports
World class paddler Sue Audette talks about paddlesports--kayaking and canoeing--where to do them and how to paddle safely. Airdate: April 22, 2009.
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Apr, 14, 2009 Artist Amy Kalisher
Artist, writer, and freelance graphic designer Amy Kalisher talks about the variety of her artwork and web design. Airdate: April 14, 2009.
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Apr, 10, 2009 Demographic researcher Ken Gronbach
Demographic researcher Ken Gronbach discusses changing trends in marketing. Airdate: April 10, 2009.
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Apr, 09, 2009 Willimantic DQ owner Paul Bertora
The owner of the Willimantic DQ Paul Bertora. Airdate: April 9, 2009.
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Apr, 07, 2009 Audiophile Peter Ledermann
Peter Ledermann, President and Chief Engineer of Soundsmith in Peekskill, NY talks about high quality sound systems, the recent trend back to vinyl records, and his involvement in "Stolen Childhoods"--a project to eliminate child slavery worldwide. Original airdate: June 9, 2008.
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Mar, 21, 2009 Fred Shabel
Former UConn Men's Basketball Coach Fred Shabel (1963-1967) interviewed by Wayne Norman on the pregame show of our UConn/Texas A & M NCAA Tournament game. Airdate: March 21, 2009.
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Mar, 09, 2009 WILI Ray of Sunshine award winner Marion Russo
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Mar, 05, 2009 The Sports Bar in North Windham
Costas and Nick Liapes, Brian Pichette, and Manny Karayanis from The Sports Bar in North Windham talk about The Sports Bar and talk sports with Wayne. Airdate: March 5, 2009.
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Mar, 04, 2009 Mark Roy -- History of UConn
UConn Media Specialist in University Communications and former WILI News Director (1974-1981) Mark Roy talks about the early history of UConn. Airdate: March 4, 2009.
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Feb, 27, 2009 UConn Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Kent Holsinger
UConn Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Kent Holsinger talks about connections of Abraham Lincon and Charles Darwin, who were both born 200 years ago this February. Airdate: February 27, 2009.
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Feb, 24, 2009 Former U. S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor
Former U. S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor talks about being the third-highest ranking member of the Department of Justice, gangs, homeland security, Willimantic's "weed and seed" program, and basketball. Airdate: February 24, 2009.
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Feb, 20, 2009 Cupid Mary Lou DeVivo
2009 Romantic Willimantic Cupid Mary Lou DeVivo. Airdate: February 20, 2009. Scroll down this menu to February 13th to hear the Town Hall ceremony honoroing Mary Lou.
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Feb, 19, 2009 Fred Eaglesmith and Rev. Fred Shapiro
Singer Fred Eaglesmith and Rev. Fred Shapiro from the First Baptist Church in Willimantic talk about Eaglesmith's music and his Feburary 26 concert at the First Baptist Church. Airdate: Feburary 19, 2009.
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Feb, 13, 2009 ECSU Sociology Professor Jim Russell
ECSU professor of sociology, anthropology, and social work Jim Russell discusses class and race formation in North America, and the North American Free Trade Agreement. Airdate: February 13, 2009.
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Feb, 11, 2009 Jason McGarry attends the Obama inauguration
Windham High School social studies teacher Jason McGarry tells of his experience attending Barack Obama's inauguration. Airdate: February 11, 2009.
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Feb, 10, 2009 Hollywood scriptwriter Robert Palm
Former Windham resident Robert Palm, who has written scripts for Law and Order, Miami Vice, and American Gothic. Originally aired in 2004.
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Jan, 21, 2009 Dr. Jason Henderson
Dr. Jason Henderson, assistant professor in UConn's Department of Plant Science talks about his turfgrass research, his days playing football for Joe Paterno at Penn State, and tells of a UConn turfgrass student who will be on the team preparing the field for the Super Bowl. Airdate: January 21, 2009.
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Jan, 19, 2009 The Daniel Rust House Bed & Breakfast in Coventry
Cathy Mitchell and Germaine Salvatore talk about the historic Daniel Rust House in Coventry. Airdate: January 19, 2009.
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Jan, 16, 2009 Structural engineering projects
Professor Howard Epstein, PhD., P. E., University of Connecticut Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and George Torello, Jr., P. E., Principal, Torello Engineers, Essex, Ct. discuss rehabilitation of Hartford Hospital’s Life Star Rooftop Heliport (award winning project) and other structural engineering projects including the Hartford Civic Center roof collapse, the St. Joseph's Church steeple in Willimantic, which came down in the 1938 Hurricane, and the unique Thrall Hall in East Windsor. Airdate: January 16, 2009.
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Jan, 13, 2009 Accu-Weather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg
Former WILI morning meteorlogist Joe Lundberg. Airdate: January 13, 2009.
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Jan, 05, 2009 Poet Mary O'Connor with Lynn Frazier
Poet Mary O'Connor with Windham High teacher Lynn Frazier talk about poetry and Lynn's highly successful "Young Poets" program at Windham. Airdate: January 5, 2009.
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Dec, 31, 2008 Susan Campbell
Harford Courant columnist Susan Campbell, author of "Dating Jesus." Airdate: December 31, 2008.
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Dec, 17, 2008 Author Wally Lamb
Author Wally Lamb talks about his writing and his latest novel "The Hour I First Believed. Airdate: December 17, 2008.
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Dec, 12, 2008 UConn music professor Kenneth Fuchs
UConn music professor Kenneth Fuchs talks about classical music and his two CD's recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra which feature his compositions. Airdate: December 12, 2008.
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Dec, 11, 2008 December 2008 Ray Of Sunshine winners Frank and Shirley Mauro
WILI's December 2008 Ray of Sunshine award winners Shirley and Frank Mauro with Charlie Wynn, who nominated them. Airdate: December 11, 2008.
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Dec, 08, 2008 Lt. Col. Christine Harvey
Lt. Col. Christine Harvey, head of UConn's Department of Military Science. Airdate: December 8, 2008.
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Dec, 02, 2008 Charlie Moore
"The Mad Fisherman" -- Charlie Moore -- talks about his popular fishing shows on ESPN and NESN, his book, Jim Calhoun, and his collaboration with Toys For Tots. Airdate: December 2, 2008.
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Dec, 01, 2008 The Somaliland Academy of Science
Jonathan Starr, Managing Director of the Somaliland Academy of Science, and Dr. Ahmed Esa, Director of the Institute for Practical Research and Training tell what's happening in the part of Somalia without pirates, war and chaos. Airdate: December 1, 2008.
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Nov, 11, 2008 WILI's November Ray of Sunshine winner Charlene Perry
Presentation of WILI's November Ray of Sunshine Award to Scotland Postmaster Charlene Perry. Airdate: November 11, 2008.
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Nov, 07, 2008 Melissa Tafoya
UConn assistant professor of communication sciences Melissa Tafoya discusses the dark side of relationships. Airdate: November 7, 2008.
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Oct, 24, 2008 Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Roberta MacDonald, a nationally acknowledged Marketing Guru, Small Business Advocate & Advisor, Cooperative Business model Expert, and Senior Vice President of Cabot Creamery Cooperative--also recently acknowledged as Exceptional Business Woman of the Year. Airdate: October 24, 2008.
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Oct, 22, 2008 Connecticut State University Chancellor Dr. David Carter
Connecticut State University Chancellor and former ECSU President Dr. David Carter talks about education issues and his 18 years at Eastern. Airdate: October 22, 2008.
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Oct, 21, 2008 Design Center East
Michael Weitz from Design Center East in Willimantic talks about home improvements and remodeling. AIrdate: October 21, 2008.
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Oct, 14, 2008 October Ray of Sunshine Award winner Angela Latour
Presentation of our October 2008 Ray of Sunshine award to Angela LaTour of Bozrah. Airdate: October 14, 2008.
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Oct, 09, 2008 Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut
Chris Watts, assistant director of the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. Airdate: October 9, 2008.
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Sep, 30, 2008 Red Sox VP Chuck Steedman
Boston Red Sox Vice President of Fenway Ventures and Broadcast Services, and Executive VP of Fenway Sports Group discusses the business of baseball. Original aIrdate: November 16, 2007.
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Sep, 22, 2008 Tessa and Laura Smolenski of Pre-Wrap.com
RHAM High School students Tessa and Laura Smolenski of Hebron and their parents Teresa and Dick talk about their business Pre-Wrap.com which sells colorful athletic wrap which many girls use to tie back their hair. Airdate: September 22, 2008.
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Sep, 15, 2008 Ray of Sunshine winner Joan Goba
WILI's September 2008 Ray of Sunshine award winner Joan Goba of Lebanon. Airdate: September 15, 2008.
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Sep, 10, 2008 The Hurricane of 1938
Norman Stevens and Cathy Wright from the Mansfield Historical Society reflect on the 70th anniversary of the legendary 1938 Hurricane in Connecticut. Airdate: September 10, 2008.
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Sep, 08, 2008 Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Cafe
David Wollner, owner of the Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Cafe talks about being awarded "Best Brew Pub in Connecticut," how he brews beer, and the restaurant business. Airdate: September 8, 2008.
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Sep, 03, 2008 Willi-MAC Softball Hall of Fame 2008 induction class
Willi-MAC Softball president Jim Baran and former president Dick Smith announce the 2008 Hall of Fame induction class and talk about softball in Willimantic. Airdate: September 3, 2008.
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Aug, 25, 2008 Andy and Del Carey's trip to Russia
Andy and Del Carey talk about their July 2008 trip to Russia. Airdate: August 25, 2008.
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Aug, 22, 2008 State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni
Connecticut State Archaeologist Nick Bellantoni talks about his many digs, the Archaeology Field Dig School, and about new programs at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History. Airdate: August 22, 2008.
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Aug, 19, 2008 August 2008 Ray of Sunshine award winner Donna Clausen
WILI's August 2008 Ray of Sunshine award winner Donna Clausen. Airdate: August 19, 2008.
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Jul, 21, 2008 July 2008 Ray of Sunshine award winner Rosa Tirado
July 2008 Ray of Sunshine award winner Rosa Tirado with nominator Yvonne Trevirrow. Airdate: July 21, 2008.
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Jul, 18, 2008 Peter Tork of the Monkees
Musician and Windham and E. O. Smith High School alum Peter Tork of the Monkees talks about his music--then and now--his candidacy for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and his former alcohol additction. Airdate: July 18, 2008.
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Jul, 09, 2008 Colin and Roy Gallant's Electric Car
Colin and Roy Gallant of Ashford talk about the 1995 Honda Civic they converted to an electric powered vehicle. Airdate: July 9, 2008.
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Jul, 01, 2008 Eastern Connecticut Beekeepers Association
Adam Fuller, Charlene Fuller, Dennis Pearce, Steve Anthony, and Amy Gronus talk about beekeeping and UConn's recent addition of bees to produce honey for on-campus dining facilities. Airdate: July 1, 2008.
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Jun, 28, 2008 UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
John Bell, Director of UConn's Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Airdate, June 28, 2008.
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Jun, 20, 2008 Shaboo Reunion 2008
David Foster previews the 26th Anniversary Shaboo Reunion and reflects back on memories of the legendary local nightclub. Airdate: June 20, 2008
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Jun, 19, 2008 Windham High School Class of 1958
Bob Coutu, Ellie (Haggerty) Tambornini, Gene Lewis, Charlie Barrett, and Jack Boucher from Windham High School's Class of 1958. Airdate: June 19, 2008.
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Jun, 18, 2008 Artist Roger Crossgrove
UConn Professor of Art Emeritus Roger Crossgrove discusses his art and artwork in general. Airdate: June 18, 2008.
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Jun, 16, 2008 Blind keyboard player Bob Burke
Blind keyboard player Bob Burke, a recent inductee into the Manchester Arts Commission Hall of Fame. Airdate: June 16, 2008.
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Jun, 10, 2008 June Ray of Sunshine award winner Barbara Leary
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May, 07, 2008 Connecticut Association For Aviculture
Amy Hopkins and Ginny August from the Connecticut Association for Aviculture with some of their fine feathered friends. Airdate: May 7, 2008.
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Apr, 24, 2008 UConn Pep Band
Director Tyler Lawing, Dana Andreoli, Tim Fortin, Will Ader, Jay Jarret and Dr. David Mills from the UConn Pep Bands and Marching Band. Airdate: April 24, 2008.
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Apr, 17, 2008 Connecticut Gravestone Network
Ruth Brown, Executive Director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network talks about protecting old burial grounds and preserving their historical significance. Airdate: April 17, 2008.
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Apr, 14, 2008 WILI's April Ray of Sunshine Joe Henry
Presentation of WILI's April Ray of Sunshine award to Joe Henry. Airdate: April 14, 2008.
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Apr, 08, 2008 Father Greg Galvin
Father Greg Galvin, Director of Vocations with the Diocese of Norwich talks about careers in the priesthood, Pope Benedict's USA visit, and other diocese matters. Airdate: April 8, 2008.
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Apr, 07, 2008 Museum of Connecticut History
Patrick Smith, Curator of Education at the Museum of Connecticut History and Norman Stevens from the Mansfield Historical Society talk about Connecticut inventions. Airdate: April 7, 2008.
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Mar, 31, 2008 Three year old child prodigy Adrian Aivaliotis
Three year old child prodigy Adrian Aivaliotis of Colchester, and his mom Carrie. Adrian has been featured on 20/20 and other national programs. Airdate: March 31, 2008.
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Mar, 10, 2008 Windham High School in 1957, part one
1957 Windham High grads John Lescoe, Astrida Olds, and Peter Rich reflect on Willimantic's old days. Part one. Airdate: October 15, 2007
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Mar, 10, 2008 Windham High Class of 1957, part two
1957 Windham High graduates John Lescoe, Astrida Olds, and Peter Rich talk about the old days in Willimantic, Part 2. Airdate, October 15, 2007.
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Mar, 10, 2008 WILI's March Ray of Sunshine winner Barbara Colon
Presentation of WILI's March Ray of Sunshine award to Barbara Colon. Airdate: March 10, 2008.
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Feb, 22, 2008 2008 Romantic Willimantic Cupid Lynn White with John Lescoe
Romantic Willimantic's 2008 Cupid, Lynn White, and John Lescoe, who selected the first five Cupids. Airdate: February 22, 2008.
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Feb, 15, 2008 Ken Best
Ken Best, editor of the UConn alumni magazine "Traditions", and the author of the rock and roll history anthology, "Eight Days a Week: An Illustrated Record of Rock ‘n’ Roll." Original airdate: January 3, 2007
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Feb, 14, 2008 New London Day Sports Editor Chuck Banning
Chuck Banning, Sports Editor of the New London Day talks about covering the Super Bowl and sports journalism. Airdate: February 14, 2008.
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Feb, 14, 2008 WILI's Feburary Ray of Sunshine winner Charlie Wynn
Presentation of WILI's February Ray of Sunshine award to Charlie Wynn. Airdate: February 14, 2008.
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Feb, 11, 2008 Mel Johnson and Ellen Brodie
Actor Mel Johnson, Jr. and ECSU Performing Arts Professor Ellen Brodie discuss Mel's performance in "Frederick Douglass: In The Shadow Of Slavery." Mel played Mufasa on Broadway in "The Lion King," as Benny the cab driver in "Total Recall," and as Broca in "Star Trek: Deep Space 9." AIrdate: February 11, 2008.
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Feb, 08, 2008 Singers from Next Step Work Release Program
Cindy Adams, Associate Director with Perception Programs, April McLean, Program Director with Perception Programs' Next Step Work Release Program, with Next Step singers Keashie, Sarah, and Fallon. Airdate: February 8, 2008.
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Feb, 01, 2008 Thailand
ECSU Education Professor David Stoloff tells of his Fulbright Exchange trip to Chaing Mai in Northern Thailand. Airdate: February 1, 2008.
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Jan, 29, 2008 Associated Press-Connecticut
Donna Tommelleo and Pat Eaton-Robb from Associated Press-Connecticut discuss journalism, news, and sports. Airdate: January 29, 2008.
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Jan, 24, 2008 Nicole Taylor
Singer Nicole Taylor. Airdates: January 24, 2008 and February 23, 2007
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Jan, 14, 2008 Jessica Medina
Presentation of WILI's January Ray of Sunshine Award to Jessica Medina. Airdate: January 14, 2008.
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Jan, 09, 2008 Engineering ethics
Civil Engineers George Benedetti and Howard Epstein discussing engineering ethics. Airdate: January 9, 2008
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Dec, 26, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Bill Bruneau
Former WILI morning newscaster Bill Bruneau (1972-1974). Airdate: December 26, 2007.
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Dec, 11, 2007 Musa Lubega -- Gorillas in Uganda
UConn Natural Resources Management and Engineering graduate student Musa Lubega talks about mountain gorillas in Uganda. Airdate: December 11, 2007.
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Dec, 10, 2007 December Ray of Sunshine Linda Harbec
The December winner of our Ray of Sunshine Award, Lilnda Harbec. Airdate: December 10, 2007.
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Nov, 29, 2007 Joy Huang
WILI intern Joy Huang, a senior Women's Studies major at UConn talks about her homeland: Taiwan. Airdate: November 29, 2007.
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Nov, 12, 2007 November Ray of Sunshine award winer RIchard Kelley
WILI's November Ray of Sunshine award winner Richard Kelley with Mohegan Sun Director of Sports and Entertainment Bob Yalen. Airdate: November 12, 2007.
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Oct, 25, 2007 San Diego brush fires
Wayne Norman's sister Kimberly tells of being evacuated from the fires near San Diego. Airdate: October 25, 2007
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Oct, 24, 2007 Witches Among Us
Rebecca Taber-Conover, Director of Education, Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, and ECSU Education professor Leslie P. Ricklin, discuss Witches Among Us: A Reconsideration of Witchcraft Studies. Airdate: October 24, 2007.
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Oct, 16, 2007 Nelson Walker and Nelson Walker III
Filmmaker Nelson Walker III and his father Dr, Nelson Walker talk about the documentary movie LUMO, about terrorist rape in the Congo. Airdate: October 16, 2007
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Oct, 08, 2007 WILI's October Ray of Sunshine winner Lynn White
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Terry Ley
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1970's announcer Terry Ley. Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Denise Bellamy
WILI"s 50th anniversary: 1980's announcer Denise Bellamy. Airdate: October 5, 2007.
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Lynn Moebus
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1990's newscaster Lynn Moebus. Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Mark Christopher and Steve Coates
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1980's announcer Mark Christopher and 1990's newscaster Steve Coates. AIrdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Jeff Hathaway and Mike Enright
WILI's 50th anniversary: UConn Athletics Director Jeff Hathaway and SID Mike Enright make a special presentation to WILI for its commitment to UConn athletics. Airdate: October 5, 2007.
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Gordon Smith
WILI's 50th anniversary: Afternoon show host Gordon Smith (1988-1993). AIrdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Mike Rice
WILI's 50th anniversary: Former Nutmeg Broadcasting Company president Mike Rice. Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Governor Jodi Rell
WILI's 50th anniversary: Governer Jodi Rell reads a proclamation declaring October 5 as WILI day in Connecticut. Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Gretchen Fairweather
WILI's 50th anniversary: WILI account executive Gretchen Fairweather (1970's and 1980's). Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Richard Hoffman
WILI's 50th anniversary: News Director Richard Hoffman (1978-1984). Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Tom Lyons
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1970's announcer Tom Lyons. Airdate: October 5, 2007.
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Dave Tomm
WILI"s 50th anniversary: 1980's announcer Dave Tomm. Airdate: October 5, 2007.
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Herb Rice
WILI's 50th anniversary: Former Chairman of the Board of the Nutmeg Broadcasting Company, the late Herbert C. Rice, reading his message on WILI's 25th anniversary in 1982. Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 05, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Kristin Malavenda
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1990's newscaster Kristin Curry Malavenda. Airdate: October 5, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: 1957 engineer Bob Chasse
WILI's 50th anniversary: WILI's engineer the day the station went on the air for the first time, Bob Chasse. Airdate: October 4, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Bill Olds
WILI's 50th anniversary: "Wild Bill" Olds, WILI's first sports director in 1957. Airdate: Oct 4, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: 1960's announcers, part 1
WILI's 50th anniversary: WILI 1960's announcers Mike Gerardi, Bob "Uncle Greg" Gregory, and Jim Duffy. Part 1. Airdate: October 4, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: 1960's announcers, part 2
WILI's 50th anniversary: WILI 1960's announcers Mike Gerardi, Bob "Uncle Greg" Gregory, and Jim Duffy. Part 2. Airdate: October 4, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Meterologist Joe Lundberg
WILI's 50th anniversary: Accu-weather meterologist Joe Lundberg (1990's). Airdate: October 4, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Brian Lapis
WILI's 50th anniversary: Announcer Brian Lapis (1990's). Airdate: October 4, 2007
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Oct, 04, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Frank Melo
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1970's sportscaster Frank Melo. Airdate: October 4, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: GM Dave Evan
WILI's 50th anniversary: Former General Manager Dave Evan. Airdate: October 3, 2007.
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Cindy Bailen
WILI's 50th anniversary: Afternoon announcer Cindy Bailen (1976-1977). Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Larry Davis
WILI's 50th anniversary week. Announcer Larry Davis (1969-1972). Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Liz Bosco
WILI's 50th anniversary: Office and traffic manager Liz Bosco (1990-1996). Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Karin Sherbin
WILI's 50th anniversary: Afternoon newscaster Karin Sherbin (1976-77). Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Keith Rice
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1990's announcer Keith Rice. Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Bud Fisher
WILI's 50th anniversary: Mid day announcer (You're rockin' with) Bud Fisher (1973-1974). Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 03, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Charlie Barrett
WILI's 50th anniversary: Charlie Barrett reflects on 1957 and the private reception at the Capitol Theater on WILI's first day on the air. Charlie's dad Russell Barrett used to run the Capitol Theater. Airdate: October 3, 2007
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Oct, 02, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Danny Chun
WILI's 50th anniversary week: Former WILI news director Danny Chun. Airdate: October 2, 2007.
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Oct, 02, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: 1970's newscasters, part 1
WILI's 50th anniversary week: 1970's newscasters Steve Kotchko, Mark Roy, Don DeCesare, and Jeff Reismann, part one. Airdate: October 2, 2007
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Oct, 02, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: 1970's newscasters, part 2
WILI's 50th anniversary week: 1970's newscasters Steve Kotchko, Mark Roy, Don DeCesare, and Jeff Reismann, part two. Airdate: October 2, 2007
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Oct, 02, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Frank Walker
WILI's 50th anniversary: 1970's announcer Frank Walker. Airdate: October 2, 1957
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Oct, 01, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Meteorologist Todd Glickman
WILI's 50th anniversary week: Former WILI meteorologist Todd Glickman (1978-1982). Airdate: October 1, 2007.
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Oct, 01, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Dan Hayden
WILI's 50th anniversary week: Former WILI announcer Dan Hayden. Airdate: October 1, 2007.
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Oct, 01, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Les Morrell, Robin Lee Jennings, and Grahame Winters, part 1
Announcers Les Morrell (1970s), Robin Lee Jennings (1980s), and Grahame Winters (1990s), part 1. Airdate: Oct 1, 2007
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Oct, 01, 2007 WILI's 50th Anniversary: Les Morrell, Robin Lee Jennings, and Grahame Winters, part 2
Announcers Les Morrell (70s), Robin Lee Jennings (80s), and Grahame Winters (90s), part 2. Airdate: October 1, 2007
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Sep, 27, 2007 Mike Miller -- Paul McCartney tribute, Part 1
Mike Miller of Scotland talks about Paul McCartney, the Beatles, and Mike's tribute band RAMM. Part 1. Airdate: September 27, 2007.
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Sep, 27, 2007 Mike Miller -- Paul McCartney tribute, part 2
Mike Miller of Scotland talks about Paul McCartney, the Beatles, and Mike's tribute band RAMM. Part 2. Airdate: September 27, 2007.
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Sep, 17, 2007 World War II POW Paul Panagrosso
World War II veteran Paul Panagrosso from North Windham and his son Lt. Col Scott Panagrosso with the Army National Guard. Airdate: September 17, 2007
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Aug, 31, 2007 Red Sox moviemakers
Monika Lahiri and Ges Selmont, stars of a movie about the 2004 World Series champion Red Sox, "Wait Till This Year" Original airdate: December 7, 2005
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Aug, 29, 2007 Prostate cancer surgeon Dr. Joseph Wagner
One of the nation's leading prostate cancer surgeons, Dr. Joseph Wagner. Original airdate: July 19, 2004.
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Aug, 24, 2007 Colin Carlson
Eleven year old Colin Carlson of Coventry, a local winner in Nestle's Very Best in Youth competition, and his mom Jessica. Airdate: August 24, 2007.
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Aug, 16, 2007 Shaboo Reunion, Part 1
David Foster, Bruce John, John Tuite and Wayne Norman reflect on the Shaboo years (1971-1982) and look ahead to the Shaboo 25th anniversary concert. Part one. Airdate: August 16, 2007.
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Aug, 16, 2007 Shaboo Reunion, Part 2
David Foster, Bruce John, John Tuite and Wayne Norman reflect on the Shaboo years (1971-1982) and look ahead to the Shaboo 25th anniversary concert. Part two. Airdate: August 16, 2007.
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Jul, 19, 2007 David Balkan
Hollywood TV producer/writer David Balkan--part 1. Airdate: July 19, 2007.
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Jul, 19, 2007 David Balkan-part 2
Hollywood producer/writer David Balkan--part 2. Airdate: July 19, 2007.
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Jul, 09, 2007 Ray of Sunshine: Pam Horrocks
Presentation of WILI's July Ray of Sunshine award to Pam Horrocks. With nominator David Stoloff and Mohegan Sun Executive Pastry Chef Lynn Mansel. Airdate: July 9, 2007.
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Jun, 26, 2007 Local baseball
Steve Cervizzi, Kevin Ericson, Stan Harris and Marty Gomez talk baseball--from youth baseball to the major leagues. Airdate: June 26, 2007.
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Jun, 22, 2007 San Bernadino Sheriff Dept.
Homicide Sergeant Frank Bell and Fingerprint Examiner Anna Bell from the San Bernardino, CA Sherriff's Department. Airdate: June 22, 2007.
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Jun, 11, 2007 Tom Weston, Dave Boland and Matt Boland
Tom Weston, Dave Boland and NBA referee Matt Boland from "Timing is Everything" discuss basketball rules and timing. Airdate: June 11, 2007.
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May, 15, 2007 Wendell and Florence Minor
Award winning illustrator Wendell Minor and his wife Florence discuss their latest book, a collaboration with Mary Higgins Clark called "Ghost Ship." Airdate: May 15, 2007
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May, 07, 2007 Erin Cox
WTNH-TV news reporter Erin Cox from Windham. Airdate: May 7, 2007
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Apr, 27, 2007 Red Sox fans, part 1
Red Sox fans Joan Gurski, Steve Cox, Dennis O'Brien, Ken Brostek, and Wayne Norman talk about the Sox--past and present. (Part 1) Airdate: April 27, 2007
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Apr, 27, 2007 Red Sox fans, part 2
Red Sox fans Joan Gurski, Steve Cox, Dennis O'Brien, Ken Brostek, and Wayne Norman talk about the Sox--past and present. (Part 2) Airdate: April 27, 2007
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Mar, 30, 2007 Exotic birds
Bobbi Dwyer and Delia Berlin with their parrots. Airdate: March 30, 2007
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Mar, 13, 2007 Hiking Kilimanjaro
Denis Killeen and Mike Morell recap their hike to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Airdate: March 13, 2007
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Mar, 01, 2007 Charlene Jacobs
Devoted UConn Men's and Women's Basketball fan Charlene Jacobs--the sign lady--tells stories about the Huskies, and talks about her website www.uconnhooplegends.com Airdate: March 1, 2007
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Feb, 20, 2007 Rosalie Renfrew
Rosalie Renfrew talks about her aunt, the late actress Rosalind Russell. Airdate: February 20, 2007
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Feb, 05, 2007 Toby Kimball
UConn basketball "Husky of Honor" Toby Kimball -- taped in San Diego August 2004
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Jan, 19, 2007 Matt Scherer
UConn Ice Hockey captain Matt Scherer, who won $25,000 on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Airdate: January 19, 2007
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Jan, 03, 2007 Tony Hanson
UConn basketball great Tony Hanson, who became a Member of the British Empire in April, 2007. Airdate: January 3, 2007
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Nov, 30, 2006 Clyde Washburne
ECSU Hall of Fame Coach Clyde Washburne, who was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches' Association Hall of Fame in Tuscon in December, 2006. Airdate: November 30, 2006
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Oct, 24, 2006 John Risley
2006 ECSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and long time local coach John Risley. Airdate: October 24, 2006
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Aug, 29, 2006 Willi-MAC Softball 2006
Willi-MAC softball president Jim Baran, Norbert Gonzalez, Chuck Potvin, and Charlie Catalano look back at softball in Willimantic. Airdate: August 29, 2006
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Aug, 16, 2006 TV weatherman Brian Lapis
Former WILI announcer and current WWLP-Springfield weatherman Brian Lapis of Columbia. Airdate: August 16, 2006
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Jul, 26, 2006 Bill Potvin on doo-wop
Oldies and doo-wop expert Bill Potvin of Willimantic. Airdate: July 26, 2006
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Jul, 10, 2006 Jeff Otterbein
Hartford Courant Sports Editor Jeff Otterbein. Airdate: July 10, 2006
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Jul, 07, 2006 Kevin Porter
17 year old leukemia survivor Kevin Porter--taped at his summer home in New Milford, Ct. Airdate: July 7, 2006
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Jun, 22, 2006 Peter Tork
Former Monkee Peter Tork, who attended Windham High and E. O. Smith. Airdate June 22, 2006
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Jun, 02, 2006 Tom Beardsley
Former Windham historian Tom Beardsley. Airdate: June 2, 2007
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Jan, 19, 2006 Rashad Anderson
A member of UConn's 2004 NCAA championship team--Rashad Anderson. Airdate: January 19, 2006
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Dec, 15, 2005 G. Leslie Sweetman
Aerial photographer G. Leslie Sweetnam of Woodstock talks about his pictures of eastern Connecticut. Airdate: December 2005
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Mar, 03, 2005 Bob Porter with Wayne Norman, part 1
Bob Porter talks about the new book he co-wrote with Wayne Norman, "HOOP TALES: UCONN HUSKIES MEN'S BASKETBALL" (Part 1). Airdate: March 3, 2005
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Mar, 03, 2005 Bob Porter with Wayne Norman, part 2
Bob Porter talks about the new book he co-wrote with Wayne Norman, "HOOP TALES: UCONN HUSKIES MEN'S BASKETBALL" (Part 2). Airdate: March 3, 2005
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May, 29, 2002 ECSU baseball -- 2002
Highlights of ECSU's College World Series baseball games in the 2002 NCAA championship season, as described by WILI's Wayne Norman in Wisconsin. Airdate: May 2002
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May, 31, 1998 ECSU baseball -- 1998 world series highlights
Highlights of ECSU's College World Series baseball games in the 1998 NCAA championship season, as described by WILI's Wayne Norman and the Chronicle's Mike Sypher in Salem, Virginia.
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May, 20, 1998 ECSU baseball -- 1998 regionals highlights
Highlights of ECSU baseball games in the 1998 NCAA regionals in Willimantic, as described by WILI's Wayne Norman.
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Sep, 02, 1991 Jesse Jackson
The Reverend Jesse Jackson visited the Wayne Norman Show before making a stop at Windham High School. Airdate: September 2, 1991
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Aug, 01, 1991 Actress Susan Saint James
Actress Susan St. James visits with Wayne. Airdate: August 1, 1991
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May, 31, 1990 ECSU baseball -- 1990
Highlights from the regionals and world series from ECSU baseball's second NCAA championship in 1990 as called by Wayne Norman on WILI in Battle Creek, MI. Airdate: May 1990
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Dec, 31, 1969
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