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5:38 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

Tens of thousands gather for vibes in Bridgeport

Credit Cooper McKim

Organizers for the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut this weekend say about 20,000 people per day have been attending. Some festival goers describe the event as a throwback to the 1960's with lots of tie die and a "hippy" mentality. There has also been an effort to make the event family friendly.

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Foraging in Connecticut
5:57 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

In your back yard and on a hike, delicious plants are everywhere

Michelle Spinei and Steve Conaway, standing with Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), which is a spring cooking vegetable. Click photo for a slideshow of other foraging plants
Craig LeMoult

If you’re in your back yard or going for a hike in the woods this weekend, you might not pay that much attention to some of the plants you see. But some of those weeds could be delicious. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult went for a hike in Greenwich with Michelle Spinei and Steve Conaway  of the Greenwich Land Trust, both of whom are devoted foragers.

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State opposes recognition of tribes
11:23 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Federal rule change raises questions about tribal recognition in Conn.

Golden Hill Paugussett Clan Mother Shoran Piper and her children at the Trumbull Reservation, the smallest Native American reservation in the U.S.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Native American tribes who have been denied federal recognition might have another chance under proposed new rules from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. But those new rules come with a clause that leaves tribes in Connecticut unsure if they’ll ever be recognized.  It has reopened an old debate between the state of Connecticut, homeowners and tribes.

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"Guns: A Cabaret" at Summer Theater of New Canaan
12:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret

Cast members rehearse "Guns: A Cabaret" in New York City on Monday evening
Craig LeMoult

Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret.  The show was Wednesday night at Summer Theater of New Canaan.

Playwright, composer and director Liz Swados says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.

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Book Review
5:23 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Baby Girl Doe

The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.  Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in Baby Girl Doe.

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