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2:32 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Book Review: All The Truth Is Out

The presidential aspirations of former U.S. Senator Gary Hart of Colorado were destroyed by a sex scandal back in 1987.  But Author Matt Bai says that wasn’t the only casualty.  Bai is a former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine and a native of Trumbull, Connecticut.   In his new book he says the Gary Hart sex scandal led to the decline of journalistic ethics and the rise of tabloid reporting.   Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

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Culture
12:46 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

New Haven Looks For The Best Way To Help The Homeless

New Haven mayor Toni Harp announces the results of a study on homelessness.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU News

 The city of New Haven wants to change the way it provides services for its homeless population.

On Monday, the city released the results of a study to find out what kind of services their homeless are being offered, what they're using, and what's working (or isn't working.) A few key facts:

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Culture
1:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Book Review: Jackson Pollock

Time Magazine once called painter Jackson Pollock “Jack the Dripper.” The name describes Pollock’s well known style of paint-flinging and pour-it-out-of-the-can art.

In the mid-20th century, Pollock was criticized for his vision. Book critic Joan Baum says a new book about Pollock puts the artist and his work in proper perspective.

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Culture
1:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Stonington Company Designs Traditional Harpsichords For Modern Musicians

Harpsichord made at the Zuckermann workshop in 2006 and recently refurbished for a performance.
Credit Rhonda Miller

For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.

The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.

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Culture
5:49 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Restoring Bridgeport's Barnum Museum

The front facade of the Barnum Museum in downtown Bridgeport.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU News

Nineteenth century showman P.T. Barnum was the father of the American circus. He was also an early mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and he developed much of the city’s downtown. And among his wonders is the Barnum Museum.

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