Are your lawn and garden hurting the environment?

Are your lawn and garden hurting the environment? An increasing number of scientists and experts are concerned that many lawn care and landscaping-related decisions people in the U.S. are accustomed to may have unintended consequences for the environment. Mieum Media interviews local expert Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, who owns an organic garden center in southern Connecticut, to …

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Should Connecticut raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21?

Should Connecticut raise the tobacco age from 18 to 21? That’s the question health advocates are asking people in Connecticut to consider. They argue that given 95% of smokers start smoking before they’re 21 years old, this ban could help prevent young people from becoming addicted. But some question the bill’s effectiveness, and others question …

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Don’t stop, don’t shop? Grocery store workers in CT go on strike

Have you seen the Stop & Shop workers on strike? Although 31,000 unionized employees of grocery store chain Stop & Shop are fighting for what they consider to be a fair contract, the issues they raise have relevance beyond this specific strike. What does the future of employment in the United States look like? What …

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That time Connecticut’s borders extended to the Pacific Ocean, explained

Did you know that Connecticut’s borders once extended to the Pacific Ocean?  It may be hard to believe, but a document from the mid-1600s granted Connecticut control over a huge swath of land from present-day Rhode Island all the way to the Pacific Coast. It goes without saying that this is no longer the case, …

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Why doesn’t Connecticut talk more about gambling addiction?

Should we be more worried about gambling addiction? While Connecticut already has two of the largest casinos in the world, many support allowing a third one to be built, in addition to expanding other avenues for gambling. But, why aren’t more people talking about the effects of problem gambling? Mieum Media sat down with three …

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In the world of ebooks and Amazon, this CT bookstore is still succeeding

How do you feel reading has been affected by the rise of ebooks and online retailers? In the midst of a drastically-changing environment, The Book Barn in Niantic, Connecticut is thriving selling used books. This may come as a surprise to many people who perceive that modern technology is changing book culture for the worse. …

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An abandoned religious theme park in Waterbury is coming back to life

Ever heard of the abandoned religious theme park in Waterbury, CT? It's called Holy Land U.S.A., and although it has been abandoned for 25 years, a group of locals are hoping to bring it back to life this year. Mieum Media was allowed to tour the park–which is generally prohibited–during an exclusive interview with Chuck …

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