Ice Jams, Art Selfies, And Local History
What happens when a river fills with ice?
The sight of ice jams are drawing crowds from the banks of the Housatonic River in Kent to the Connecticut River in Haddam.
A timelapse of the ice jam on the Connecticut River by @EWeather13
Full day #timelapse of the #CTRiver #icejam today! I didn’t think the ice moved today. Proved wrong....it moved once! Understanding ice jams is fascinating. #stormhour @ryanhanrahan @RachelFrank_CT @JimCantore @NWSBoston @ericfisher @gilsimmons @Ginger_Zee @Wx_Max pic.twitter.com/1bNqyhxXK3— eweather (@Eweather13) January 17, 2018
But those ice jams have also caused some headaches--from flooding to property damage.
This hour, the First Selectman in Kent will tell us how the ice has impacted his town.
We’ll also check in with the U.S Coast Guard, which has sent 2 ships to break up the ice in the Connecticut River.
National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet shares her painting/selfie match.
And has your social media filled with friends posting selfies next to paintings that may—or may not—look like them? Google has created an Arts and Culture app that attempts to analyze users faces and match them with their “doppelganger” from the world of art.
The director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shares her thoughts on the art selfie app—and how to better connect with the art we’re discovering through technology.
Plus, a new lecture series out of Capital Community College highlights Hartford’s unique history.
- Bruce Adams - First Selectman of Kent, Connecticut
- LTGJ Shannon Andrew - Waterways Management Division Chief with the US Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound
- Kim Sajet - Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC
- Bill Hosley - Cultural resource development and marketing consultant, and historian who specializes in local history
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.