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Yale drama alum wins for "Twelve Years a Slave"
5:09 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Oscar winner Nyong'o celebrated by Yale School of Drama

Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars on Sunday. Nyong'o is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Credit Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP

During her emotional acceptance speech for best supporting actress Sunday night at the Oscars for her performance in “Twelve Years a Slave,” Lupita  Nyong’o thanked the Yale School of Drama. The school's Dean, James Bundy, says they take enormous pride in Nyong'o's accomplishments, "and absolutely no credit."

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New Haven Symphony
2:10 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Happy Birthday, August Read Thomas!

Augusta Read Thomas

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.  

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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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