Public broadcasting in Connecticut touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The state’s four public television and 11 public radio stations play a vital role in Connecticut education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the state and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in Connecticut:
- Provides a voice for Connecticut’s diverse communities with the Connecting Our Communities initiative through multimedia program initiatives and outreach services that foster collaboration, inspire understanding and effect change.
- Partners with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Connecticut Health Foundation through WNPR-FM to increase awareness of issues that particularly affect Connecticut’s minority and other diverse communities.
- Airs Classics for Kids every Sunday. The five-minute radio program exposes children to classical music while deepening the appreciation of the older listener.
- Produces a mix of educational, news, public affairs, children’s and entertainment programming and services for wide-ranging and diverse communities on the state’s only locally owned TV station, Connecticut Public Television.
- Spurs discussion and debate on a wide range of issues facing the state and its residents through town hall meetings and other programs.
- Teaches seventh-graders journalism and media technique to improve their research, storytelling and presentation skills.
- Informs listeners across the state about key local issues through WNPR’s Capitol Region Reporting Initiative, Health Reporting Initiative, Environmental Regional Reporting Initiative and Small Business Project.