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10:27 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

In Bridgeport, An MLK Day Spent In Service

Millions of Americans get the day off on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but thousands of people across the country spend the day volunteering as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service. They volunteered in Bridgeport, too- about 500 of them, as part of several different community service groups coordinated by the University of Bridgeport.

Some painted walls at a homeless shelter. Others packaged food baskets for needy children. Justin Brantley coordinated about 15 volunteers from Bridgeport public schools.

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Culture
7:24 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Book Review: The Social Climber's Bible

A new book called The Social Climber's Bible mocks the idea of climbing the social ladder, but also tells you how to do it. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.

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Culture
5:28 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Two Years Later, A Movement Of Kindness In Newtown

Sunday marks two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Over the past two years, thousands of people around the country have responded with acts of kindness. That includes many different groups and some who have decided to act on their own.

Ashley Petersen, a Sandy Hook native, created a Facebook event called “26 Days of Kindness,” in which each day leading up to Dec. 14 is dedicated to a victim of the shooting.

Petersen’s Facebook event has inspired more than 3,000 people to join.

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A Talk With Peter Yarrow
9:02 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

50 Years Of Peter, Paul And Mary

This 1980 photo shows, from left: Mary Travers, Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow. Travers, one-third of the popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 in a Connecticut hospital after battling leukemia for several years. She was 72.
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Peter, Paul and Mary, the iconic folk group of the 1960s, were renowned for their harmonies and their activism.  The group has a new book out,  Peter, Paul and Mary: 50 Years of Music and Life.

WSHU's Mark Herz spoke with Peter Yarrow about the group and its legacy.

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Ilya Kaler
1:37 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Violinist Ilya Kaler Plays Music from the Inside Out

violinist Ilya Kaler
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Violinist Ilya Kaler thinks deeply context and the color of the music he performs.  He'll be the soloist with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Violin Concerto by Sibelius on Saturday, Nov 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16.  Kate Remington talked with Kaler about how he prepares for a performance.  

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