Tom Kuser http://wshu.org en A look back at the Black Fives Era of basketball http://wshu.org/post/look-back-black-fives-era-basketball <p></p><p>The Greenwich, Connecticut-based <a href="http://www.blackfives.org/">Black Fives Foundation</a> has collected hundreds of artifacts from a period in sports history called the Black Fives Era.&nbsp; It refers to the first half of the 20th century, in segregated America, where African Americans formed basketball leagues of their own.</p><p>WSHU's Tom Kuser speaks with founder Claude Johnson about an exhibit at the <a href="http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/black-fives">New York Historical Society</a> in Manhattan, which features many of those artifacts.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:51:02 +0000 Tom Kuser & Dan Katz 15078 at http://wshu.org A look back at the Black Fives Era of basketball Foreign Gods Inc. http://wshu.org/post/foreign-gods-inc <p>Foreign Gods Inc. is a new novel about one man's scheme to steal a statue of a Nigerian god of war to sell it in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>It's the second novel from writer and Nigerian political commentator Okey Ndibe, who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut and teaches African literature at Brown University. WSHU Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser spoke with Professor Ndibe about the new book.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:29:34 +0000 Tom Kuser & Dan Katz 13123 at http://wshu.org Foreign Gods Inc. The First Call From Heaven http://wshu.org/post/first-call-heaven <p></p><p>November 13, 2013:&nbsp; New York Times best-selling author of <em>Tuesdays with Morrie, </em>Mitch Albom talks about his new novel, <em>The First Call From Heaven. </em>It’s the story of a small town that gets attention when it starts receiving phone calls from people in the afterlife. Greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Introduced by WSHU Development Director Gillian Anderson, interviewed by WSHU News Director Naomi Starobin. &nbsp;&nbsp;(1:21:03)</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 22:02:03 +0000 Tom Kuser 10841 at http://wshu.org The First Call From Heaven A Search for Love and Knowledge http://wshu.org/post/search-love-and-knowledge <p></p><p>October 18, 2013:&nbsp; #1 New York Times best-selling author of <em>Eat, Pray, Love,</em> Elizabeth Gilbert. talks about her new novel, <em>The Signature of All Things.</em>&nbsp; It’s the story of an irrepressible woman, determined to satisfy her most powerful urges for both love and knowledge, and a mysterious painter searching for purity and communion. &nbsp;Interviewed by Trevor Crowe, author, radio host and licensed marriage and family therapist.&nbsp; (1:04:16)</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:31:34 +0000 Tom Kuser 7976 at http://wshu.org A Search for Love and Knowledge Historic Conn. flood central to new novel http://wshu.org/post/historic-conn-flood-central-new-novel <p>Fifty years ago, a massive flood devastated the city of Norwich, Connecticut.</p><p>In March of 1963, a dam at the city’s largest park collapsed and millions of gallons of water flooded the area, causing several deaths.&nbsp;</p><p>Author Wally Lamb grew up in Norwich. He's used the flood as a jumping off point for his latest novel, <em>We Are Water</em>. It's&nbsp; set in the fictional town of Three Rivers,&nbsp; based on Norwich and nearby New London and Willimantic</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:07:34 +0000 Tom Kuser & Dan Katz 7453 at http://wshu.org Historic Conn. flood central to new novel