Why #ChangeTheName

by Lucy Gellman | Oct 19, 2016 7:02 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo Should Yale University change the name of Calhoun College?

Adding his voice to a debate that has been raging for over a year, Yale professor and film historian Charlie Musser, director of the five-DVD box set Pioneers of African American Cinema and author of the new Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s, says yes. He came on WNHH radio’s “The Tom Ficklin Show” to discuss why.

Below is a selection of the interview.

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WPKN Talks Books On Radio From Chapel Street

by Brian Slattery | Apr 27, 2015 2:39 pm | Comments (1)

Brian Slattery Photo It was almost time to get on the air and WPKN’s staff was still having trouble with the connection that was to let them broadcast their show, Home Page, from the Institute Library on Chapel Street last Thursday. Host Binnie Klein made a joke about having to possibly contain her rage. Then the engineer announced they were ready to go, and the show began.

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Ophira Eisenberg Offers Tough Love To NPR Crowd

by C.A. Nolte | Feb 20, 2015 11:44 am

Dan Dion/NPRAt The Outer Space music club, everyone had come to hear writer, comedianne, and radio show host Ophira Eisenberg’s comedy.

For her part, Eisenberg was perhaps hoping to have people correctly pronounce her name.

“My name is Ophira Eisenberg, or as I was introduced recently at a party, as Oprah ... something Jewish,” she said.

And then there was the hapless fellow she met in a bar, whose inability to understand her name ended, as most bar misunderstandings do, in Nazis: “ ‘Your name is the Fuhrer!?’ Yes. Yes. The Fuhrer Eisenberg.”

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NPR/PBS’s Hinojosa Envisions New Haven’s Mañana

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 28, 2014 7:58 am | Comments (2)

Lucy Gellman Photo Maria Hinojosa had a problem: CNN wanted her to use a word that just didn’t feel right: Illegal. Not right on the tip of the tongue, not right when it swirled around in the gut. So she sought advice from a man “who couldn’t be more unlike me:” Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, winner of the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize. 

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