“Thar She Blows” on This Week’s Edition of All Things Connecticut on CPTV

Release Date: 04/13/2010

Premieres Thursday, April 22 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); Encore Broadcast Saturday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m.

All Things Connecticut (ATC) has returned with an all-new season of shows displaying interesting people and places in the state. CPTV’s weekly “tour de force” magazine-style series invites viewers to see the Nutmeg State in ways they never imagined. The series features segments on the latest technology, offers insights into some of Connecticut’s best food joints, and introduces some local characters who are living out their dreams. In addition, the new “Treasure Hunt” segment has viewers wondering what values are lurking in their basements. The next episode airs Thursday, April 22 at 8 p.m. on CPTV (with an encore broadcast on Saturday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m.)
 
The theme of the April 22 episode of All Things Connecticut  is “Thar She Blows” presenting a collection of stories about the wind and the sea. Jason Hawkins hosts the show from the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship in Mystic, Connecticut. As the last surviving American wooden whaling ship and the oldest American merchant ship afloat, it is still unique today. In addition, in Eric Clemons’ segment “Inside Out,” he dives into the world of evening regatta races. Christina DeFranco in “Treading Lightly” visits a residential wind turbine that produces environmentally friendly solar wind energy. Ed Wierzbicki’s “Spotlight on the Arts” segment highlights the music of Andes Manta, a group of four brothers from Ecuador who perform the folk music of their country on more than 35 traditional instruments. Go on a “Treasure Hunt” with Brian Scott-Smith as he meets nautical artifact collectors Debi Taylor and Mary Ann Pease, who have made some interesting discoveries about their naval families as a result of their hobby. Then on the “Where’s Jason?” segment, Jason appears at a mystery nautical location. Finally “Capturing Connecticut” features footage of nature’s most furious majestic storms by the seacoast.
 
All Things Connecticut is made possible with support from People’s United Bank and Thomas Hooker Brewing Company’s new Munich-Style Lager. All Things Connecticut’sWhere’s Jason?” segment is made possible by Thomas Hooker Brewing Company’s new Munich-Style Lager.
 
For more information about All Things Connecticut, visit www.cptv.org, keywords: All Things Connecticut.
 
Director/Executive Producer: Jennifer Boyd
Producer/Editor: Cathy Jackman
 
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including
UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has
built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching
50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live hosted by John Dankosky. Overall the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org. 
 
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