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9:51 am
Tue April 1, 2014

A look back at the Black Fives Era of basketball

A placard on display at the New York Historical Society for a game in 1946 between the New York Renaissance and the New Britain Pros. The placard features William "Dolly" King, who starred at Long Island University, before spending several seasons with the Renaissance.
Credit Black Fives Foundation

The Greenwich, Connecticut-based Black Fives Foundation has collected hundreds of artifacts from a period in sports history called the Black Fives Era.  It refers to the first half of the 20th century, in segregated America, where African Americans formed basketball leagues of their own.

WSHU's Tom Kuser speaks with founder Claude Johnson about an exhibit at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan, which features many of those artifacts.

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New Haven architect says nature will be a theme
5:22 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Architect presents design for new Sandy Hook Elementary School

A display in Newtown on Tuesday night of designs for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School
Credit Davis Dunavin

Officials in Newtown heard design plans for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School at a town meeting Tuesday. Residents voted last fall to tear down the building where 20 students and 6 teachers were shot in 2012. The school construction is being paid for with a $50 million state grant. 

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra
1:58 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Leelanee Sterrett makes her horn sing

Leelanee Sterrett

Horn virtuoso Leelanee Sterrett returns to the New Haven Symphony this week for two performances as the soloist in Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto No. 2 in New Haven and on the Essex Winter Series.

After performing with the symphony for several seasons, Leelanee was recently appointed assistant principal horn of the New York Philharmonic.  She also formed a quartet, Genghis Barbie, with fellow horn players.

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Book Review
8:35 am
Wed March 19, 2014

A Thousand Hills to Heaven

A book about an American who moves to Rwanada to help the nation improve the economy and health care has lessons about recovery and sustainability. It also has lessons about opening a restaurant in Kigali.

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Simone Dinnerstein
10:54 am
Wed March 12, 2014

A Passion for Bach

Simone Dinnerstein
Credit minnesotapublicradio.org

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a life-long passion for the music of Bach.  Her latest release explores the Inventions and Sinfonias; pieces she's known since her childhood.  They're on the program she'll be presenting at Fairfield University's Quick Center on Sunday, March 16th.  Kate Remington talked with Dinnerstein about the Inventions, and about how they fit with contemporary music.  

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