Thursday evening, Februrary 27th. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is throwing a 50th birthday celebration for American composer Augusta Read Thomas, that includes settings of poems by e e cummings, as well as the world premier of her Henke Saxophone Concerto, Prisms of Light. Kate Remington talked with Thomas about how this celebration came together.
Foreign Gods Inc. is a new novel about one man's scheme to steal a statue of a Nigerian god of war to sell it in the United States.
It's the second novel from writer and Nigerian political commentator Okey Ndibe, who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut and teaches African literature at Brown University. WSHU Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser spoke with Professor Ndibe about the new book.
A number of athletes from Connecticut and Suffolk County are representing the United States at the Olympic Winter Games. Several of them are tweeting from Sochi, and you can subscribe to a Twitter list of them here.
When the United States delegation marches into the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi on Friday, one athlete representing the country in the sport of luge will be 28 year old Matthew Mortensen of Huntington Station, on Long Island. He spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult Igls, Austria, where he’s training.