Courtesy of Pixabay

Report: Rural Residents In Northeast Spend High Percentage Of Their Income On Energy

A new study says rural residents in the Northeast spend more of their income on energy than almost anywhere else in the country.

Read More

Local Environmentalists: Proposed Changes To Fishery Management 'Could Threaten Years Of Progress'

A local environmental nonprofit is speaking out against proposed changes tofederal fishing regulations outlined under theMagnuson-Stevens Act.

Read More

On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdqjcMmjeaA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK92hdp6u18 Aaron Copland 's "Fanfare for the Common Man" begins with dramatic percussion, heralding something big and exciting. Then comes a ladder of simple trumpet notes, solemn and heroic. The whole piece takes less than four minutes to play, but its admirers say it speaks volumes in that time. "It's a piece that feels like it was written by God," says jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard . "Whenever I...

Read More

Israel's parliament has passed a controversial bill defining the country as the homeland of the Jews — asserting Jerusalem as the capital, Hebrew as the official language and that the right of national self-determination is "unique to the Jewish people."

The government says the bill only enshrines into law what had long been integral to Israel's existing character, but the country's minority Arabs, which make up about 20 percent of the country's 9 million people, see the change as akin to establishing apartheid.

A pyrotechnic week of geopolitical intrigue has yielded new clarity about the whys and wherefores of the Russia imbroglio, including one insight straight from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Why did Putin order the campaign of "active measures" that have been directed against the United States and the West since before the 2016 election?

John Locher / AP

Connecticut’s autonomous vehicles task force held its first meeting on Tuesday in Hartford to plan for a future with self-driving cars.

Frank Franklin II / Hans Pennink / Richard Drew / AP

A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday finds that Governor Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

Courtesy of Connecticut Legal Services / Facebook

Two immigrant children reunited with their parents after they were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are now enjoying their newfound freedom in Connecticut, according to attorneys for the children.

Courtesy of Jahana Hayes for U.S. Congress / Facebook

A liberal social media company has helped propel a first-time candidate for Congress in Connecticut to national attention. A video introducing Waterbury educator and 2016 national Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, has gone viral with more than 5.5 million views since its release last Thursday.

At 8 a.m. on a sunny morning in April, people are sweeping the hilly streets of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, with straw brooms and picking up stray bits of litter.

The roads are empty of cars, and all vehicles and shops are shuttered here — and across the country.

This is "Umuganda," a community cleanup held on the last Saturday of every month. It's one reason that Rwanda is renowned in Africa for its cleanliness.

Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET

The European Commission has fined Google $5 billion for violating the European Union's antitrust rules — specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to install the Google search app and the Chrome Web browser.

"Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. "These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits."

Eight months pregnant, the drug sales representative wore a wire for the FBI around her bulging belly as she recorded conversations with colleagues at a conference in Chicago. Her code name? Pampers.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, a master of diplomatic verbosity and sardonic barbs, summed up the results of the Helsinki summit in just three exuberant words: "better than super."

After four years of getting short shrift by his American counterparts, Russian President Vladimir Putin was standing side by side with President Trump, who lavished him with the words of praise, respect and awe normally only heard on Russian state television.

Pages

A Special Anniversary Concert

Connecticut Gubernatorial Debates

July 24 & 26, 2 pm at Sacred Heart University

"Turning the Tides" Panel Discussion with Ira Flatow

A podcast with WSHU's Davis Dunavin

Kate Remington's conversations with video game composers and performers

Vintage Radio

Essays about the radios and technology of yesteryear

Fresh, essential...for a Sunday state of mind

Music Interviews

Looking for something to do?

Essays by WSHU's Monday morning commentator David Bouchier

Learn about stories, music highlights, special events & station updates

Learn about the music and lives of the great composers

More stories from NPR