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Annual homeless count
9:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

On night of annual homeless count, a shelter is crowded

Roger Hines works at the Pacific House, an emergency shelter location for The Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford
Credit Craig LeMoult

Wednesday night, at about 70 shelters around Connecticut, workers counted up how many homeless people checked in for the night. Each year, shelters and homeless advocates participate in this national count to understand the extent of the homeless problem. Last year's count found more than 45 hundred homeless people in the state. WSHU’s Craig LeMoult visited a shelter in Stamford and spoke with some of the people there.

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Leroy Moton remembers his part in the movement
7:56 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Conn. man remembers a murder that changed course of the civil rights movement

Leroy Moton in 1965

Almost 50 years ago, a Hartford man was part of an event that changed the course of the civil rights movement.  Leroy Moton was born in Selma, Alabama.  As a teenager, he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  in Alabama. He told reporter Sara Karl one of the most difficult and powerful things he saw during that volatile time was the brutal murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo. That murder, he says, had a profound impact on the movement, and on him.

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"Sacred Harping"
9:25 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Community embraces "Sacred Harp" singing

Music from the "The Sacred Harp" contains notes of different shapes like squares and triangles setting it apart from traditional music as shown in this illustration from the Sacred Harp book.
Credit AP Photo/Brian Kersey

Every Tuesday evening, singers assemble in a Yale University basement, sit facing each other in square, and sing 19th century religious music.

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Connecticut Chamber Choir
10:47 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Warming Choral Music for a Winter Afternoon

Connie Chase, Music Director of the Connecticut Chamber Choir

This season, the Connecticut Chamber Choir celebrates 36 years of bringing the joy of choral music to audiences in Southwestern Connecticut.  On Sunday, Jan 12 the Chamber Choir will present a program that features works for chorus, strings and organ by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and others.  Kate Remington talked with the choir's Music Director, Connie Chase, about the diverse, rarely-heard pieces on the program. 

    

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Keep cats & dogs indoors, if possible
10:03 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Pets at risk in cold temperatures

Credit (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

The Connecticut Humane Society is warning pet owners to keep dogs and cats indoors in these frigid temperatures.

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