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.
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.
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.