Mark Herz http://wshu.org en New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers http://wshu.org/post/new-book-details-triumphs-and-hubris-wright-brothers <p>The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?</p><p>Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 01:50:45 +0000 Mark Herz 17281 at http://wshu.org New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers The ethics attempts of New York's budget http://wshu.org/post/ethics-attempts-new-yorks-budget <p></p><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this years $140 billion budget Tuesday. It includes a property tax rebate for homeowners, increased education aid, pre-k funding, and also some ethics reforms. We've been air stories on the education and tax policies, but to here about ethics reforms WSHU's Charles Lane is here. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:15:21 +0000 Charles Lane & Mark Herz 15111 at http://wshu.org The ethics attempts of New York's budget Sandy Hook shooter's father breaks his silence http://wshu.org/post/sandy-hook-shooters-father-breaks-his-silence <p></p><p></p><p>Peter Lanza is the father of Adam Lanza, the young Newtown Connecticut man who killed his mother, 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and then himself.</p><p>Peter Lanza has avoided the press, but granted long interviews to writer Andrew Solomon last Fall. Solomon’s article on Peter Lanza is in this week’s New Yorker.</p><p>Andrew Solomon is the author of ‘Far from the Tree,’ which explores the relationships in families where children and parents are exceptionally different from each other. He also has a Ph.D. in psychology.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 23:27:03 +0000 Mark Herz 14174 at http://wshu.org Sandy Hook shooter's father breaks his silence Emergency declarations in Conn. may help pay for storm cleanup in New Haven http://wshu.org/post/emergency-declarations-conn-may-help-pay-storm-cleanup-new-haven-1 <p> Thursday’s storm put a strain on travel, commerce, and the ability of cities and towns to clean up after it. Snow emergency declarations in Connecticut’s second biggest city and by the state may help with the financial strain of the storm.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:51:26 +0000 Mark Herz 12826 at http://wshu.org Emergency declarations in Conn. may help pay for storm cleanup in New Haven Cold snap leads to spike in natural gas prices and increased fossil fuels for electricity http://wshu.org/post/cold-snap-leads-spike-natural-gas-prices-and-increased-fossil-fuels-electricity <p>Frigid cold temperatures this week &nbsp;means a lot of folks are cranking&nbsp; up the thermostats in their homes. And it turns out one result of that has been a spike in the cost of natural gas, and an increase in the amount of oil and oil used for electricity generation. Jan Ellen Spiegel of the Connecticut Mirror explained what’s happening to WSHU’s Mark Herz.</p><p> Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2014/01/06/frigid-spell-diverts-natural-gas-new-englands-power-grid">here</a>.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 02:47:37 +0000 Mark Herz & Jan Ellen Spiegel 10979 at http://wshu.org