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The Potential of New London
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
Aired:
07/21/2008
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Live from New London, we'll talk about the city's untapped potential

 

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52:23 minutes (25.15 MB)
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Where We Live at the Garde Arts Center in New London.: Photo by Cecelia SmithWhere We Live at the Garde Arts Center in New London.: Photo by Cecelia SmithLive from the Garde Arts Center in New London, Connecticut, this is Where We live.

It’s our second day broadcasting from this small city situated on the banks of the Thames River. It’s a city with a rich maritime history,the hub of a tourism region that’s exploded in the last 15 years with the rise of the two tribal casinos,and a city that’s struggling to fulfill it’s enormous promise.

Throughout the show, we’ll be talking with civic leaders and residents about the future of this city, and its promise as a hub for the growing region of Southeastern Connecticut.

New London has a long maritime history, amazingly detailed and well preserved architecture, transportation infrastructure that includes trains, buses, ferries and major highways and a burgeoning arts community, led by Hygenic Art and the place we’re sitting, the recently refurbished Garde Arts Center.

Where We Live at the Garde Arts Center in New London.: Photo by Cecelia SmithWhere We Live at the Garde Arts Center in New London.: Photo by Cecelia Smith
But despite all of these assets many people say New London isn’t thriving and the question is "Why"?

See more pictures of Where We Live's trip to New London, on WNPR's Flickr site.

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