Category: Podcasts

Podcast Transcript: ‘Crash Course’ goes behind the stories

Podcast Transcript: ‘Crash Course’ goes behind the stories

The ‘Crash Course’ newslet­ter team brings you behind the sto­ries this week with a pod­cast to hear from three Con­necti­cut polit­i­cal jour­nal­ists — Daniela Alti­mari of The Hart­ford Courant, Emi­lie Mun­son of Hearst Con­necti­cut, and Amber Diaz of WTNH-TV. They talk about their expe­ri­ences cov­er­ing the 2020 elec­tion and the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. We also asked…

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Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

Tipping Point Podcast: ‘Audacious Moments’ spur movement to upend racism at UConn

By MAYA MOORE, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Not all inci­dents of racism that have occurred at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Con­necti­cut are as bold as scream­ing the N‑word in a park­ing lot. Although the lat­ter inspired an impas­sioned response from the UConn stu­dent body, the “auda­cious moments” that take place behind the scenes were equal­ly as…

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Around the World for Food-Cast: How Food Goes Viral

Around the World for Food-Cast: How Food Goes Viral

By Megan Williams, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Wel­come to the Around the World for Food-Cast. Each episode of this pod­cast dives deep­er into one of the food sto­ries from my blog. This week you’ll learn more about viral foods and exact­ly how some shot to Inter­net fame. You’ll also hear from New York City foodie…

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No Teacher Left Behind: A Podcast About Educators, Health & Wellness

No Teacher Left Behind: A Podcast About Educators, Health & Wellness

Many edu­ca­tion pro­fes­sion­als enter the field because they would like to make a pos­i­tive impact on the lives of young peo­ple. They exert a lot of ener­gy as teach­ers to ensure that their stu­dents are healthy men­tal­ly, emo­tion­al­ly and phys­i­cal­ly. Peo­ple who work as teach­ers often for­get to give atten­tion to their own well­ness. Sadly,…

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One Hand Wonder: A Podcast About Celebrating Differences

One Hand Wonder: A Podcast About Celebrating Differences

By Katie Moloney, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Every­one is dif­fer­ent. Every­one has things about them that make them unique and see the world dif­fer­ent­ly. My dif­fer­ence is a lit­tle more obvi­ous. I was born with­out my left hand. To this day, doc­tors still aren’t quite sure why. Grow­ing up, I was very self-con­s­cious about my hand.…

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Grocery shopping usually a mundane task, but at Trader Joe’s, people can’t get enough

Grocery shopping usually a mundane task, but at Trader Joe’s, people can’t get enough

By THOMAS ROBERG, UConn Jour­nal­ism Decem­ber 14, 2019 Trad­er Joe’s was estab­lished in 1958, and since then has grown to almost 500 stores nation­al­ly.  It has gained a cult-like fol­low­ing from its cus­tomers.  In this pod­cast, I take a first-time shop­per there to get gro­ceries, and explore the brands eccen­tric­i­ties.  In fact, the store only sells…

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Behind the Stories: When Journalists Pivot into Politics

Behind the Stories: When Journalists Pivot into Politics

By Ryley McGin­nis, UConn Jour­nal­ism | May 9, 2019 Derek Slap, Mary Glass­man and Lon­nie Reed are three Con­necti­cut politi­cians who start­ed their careers in jour­nal­ism and made the switch to pol­i­tics. In this spe­cial ‘Behind the Sto­ries’ pod­cast, Slap, Glass­man and Reed out­line their moti­va­tions for going into jour­nal­ism, why they left the field for…

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Behind the Stories: How the Sandy Hook shooting changed the way journalists in Connecticut cover guns

Behind the Stories: How the Sandy Hook shooting changed the way journalists in Connecticut cover guns

In Spring 2018, a team of UConn Jour­nal­ism stu­dents asked four Con­necti­cut jour­nal­ists how the 2012 Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School shoot­ing changed the way they cov­er gun vio­lence and the gun con­trol debate. We talked with reporters Jenn Bern­stein and Matthew Kauff­man, edi­to­r­i­al page edi­tor Jacque­line Smith and colum­nist Susan Camp­bell. Mass shoot­ings had happened…

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Behind the Stories: How to Succeed in Hyperlocal News

Behind the Stories: How to Succeed in Hyperlocal News

In this edi­tion of our ‘Behind the Sto­ries’ pod­cast, UConn Jour­nal­ism seniors Aman­da Cabral, Madi­son Geerlof and Ryley McGin­nis talked with the edi­tors of three thriv­ing hyper­local news web­sites in Con­necti­cut:  Doug Hardy of CT News Junkie, Ron­ni New­ton of We-Ha.com, and Michael Dinan of the New Canaan­ite. The most pop­u­lar hyper­local news sites focus on…

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Behind the Stories: How To Cover Cannabis

Behind the Stories: How To Cover Cannabis

There’s momen­tum in Con­necti­cut to legal­ize mar­i­jua­na for recre­ation­al use. Con­necti­cut’s brand new gov­er­nor, Ned Lam­ont, has made legal­iza­tion a pri­or­i­ty for his admin­is­tra­tion. It’s far from a done deal though. The change requires leg­isla­tive approval. And there are plen­ty of groups in Con­necti­cut opposed to the idea, cit­ing con­cerns about peo­ple dri­ving under the influ­ence, youth substance…

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