Culture

Author Interview
9:29 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Foreign Gods Inc.

Okey Ndibe at the WSHU Public Radio studios in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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.

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Olympic Winter Games
2:31 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Conn. and Long Island athletes competing in Sochi

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.

Our local Olympians are:

Julie Chu, Ice hockey
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Twitter: @juliechu13
Result: SILVER MEDAL

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Winter weather strikes again
5:52 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Another round of snow (and ice) hits region

Karma Gurung shoveling snow at Natural Frontier Market in Stamford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

For the second time this week, a winter storm has hit the northeast, slowing commutes and causing accidents.

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Olympian is also and Army Sergeant
10:28 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Long Island luger to slide at Sochi

Sgt. Matt Mortensen of Long Island will compete in luge doubles for Team USA at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Credit Courtesy Photo/U.S. Department of Defense

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.

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Technology
4:44 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Westport, Conn. teen creates phone app that predicts school closings with 84% accuracy

Know Snow app creator Scott Pecoriello, 17, of Westport, Connecticut.
Credit Scott Pecoriello via wildaboutweather.com

A Westport, Connecticut teen has developed a mobile phone app that’s predicting school closings in Fairfield County with 84 percent accuracy.

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