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Davis Dunavin

About 100 travelers from the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are in Connecticut for the Stratfords of the World Reunion. They all have one thing in common: they’re from towns called Stratford.

Stratford is a name made famous as the hometown of the world’s greatest playwright. And Shakespeare is never far from the minds of those at the reunion, like Hilary Rash of Stratford, Australia. 

“We all have a Shakespeare connection. We don’t even all have a River Avon. Some do, some don’t,” she said.

Tens of thousands gather for vibes in Bridgeport

Aug 2, 2014
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.

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.

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.

Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret

Jul 25, 2014
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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