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Puppets Can Be Serious Too

Two premiere Connecticut puppeteers who got their degrees in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut , came to call on NYBERG to talk about an educational proponent of their work. Pam Arciero has worked on Sesame Street for the last 35 years and who has the role of Grundgetta, Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend. Heather Asch has multiple Read more…

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Pam Arciero is “Grundgetta” On Sesame Street

Pam Arciero has played the Muppet character of Grundgetta, Oscar The Grouch’s girlfriend on Sesame Street for thirty-one years! This master puppeteer worked under the famed, Jim Henson for 8 years.  She earned her Master’s degree from the famed School of Puppetry at UCONN… and for the last 25 years has been the artistic director Read more…

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Steven Sametz’s “A Child’s Requiem” For Newtown

 On March 5th, 2015 at the Jorgenson Center at UCONN there was a world premiere concert.  “A Child’s Requiem” was written by one of the most respected choral composers in America….Conductor, composer, Lehigh University Professor, Steven Sametz. The 45 minute piece is dedicated to Newtown and Sandy Hook and to the loss of 20 children and Read more…

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Connecticut’s Singing Historian

You say you need to know about Connecticut’s history all the way back and find out about a lot of gems you didn’t know about, well then you need to consult Walter Woodward. Woodward is the Connecticut state historian and also an associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut. Oh, there is so Read more…

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Play It Again, Juan Cardona

I grew up playing the piano and also the organ as a kid in Indiana, but I never even came close to being an accomplished player like Juan Cardona, Jr. of Newtown, Connecticut, now here’s a guy who has a real passion for this kind of music.  Juan showed me his musical chops at the Read more…

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The Story of Hand High School Football

Mike Seib, a Daniel Hand High School graduate, will soon be graduating from the University of Connecticut. He’s discovered his passion along the way and that is film making. Since May of 2010 he has been doing dozens and dozens of interviews for a film called “Tiger Pride~The Story of Hand Football.” It chronicles the Read more…

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Scott Case~Problem Solver, Game Changer.

To say that Timothy “Scott” Case is a nice guy is a huge understatement.  An incredibly successful technologist, entrepreneur, and inventor who grew up in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich, Connecticut. While it is a wildly affluent town, he worked hard in high school and college, what he got he earned. He attended Greenwich Read more…

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Pat Keogh Is The Sound Man

Pat Keogh has been making music for as long as he can remember. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Berklee School of Music he is a former member of “Kool and The Gang.” He was on tour doing his guitar thing all over the world. Pat is still making music, but now Read more…

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TIP=UCONN’S Technology Incubation Program

Have you been to the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus lately? It is gorgeous, the site of an old U.S. Coast Guard station, it has a mansion and boats bobbing up and down on the water and a brand new Marine Sciences building. When you go to the web site you’ll hear waves, wow! Read more…

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