Dan Katz http://wshu.org en Ted Kennedy Jr. announces run for state senate http://wshu.org/post/ted-kennedy-jr-announces-run-state-senate <p>Another Kennedy is trying his hand in politics. Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, announced Monday night he's pursuing a state senate seat in Connecticut.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:58:41 +0000 Dan Katz 15529 at http://wshu.org Ted Kennedy Jr. announces run for state senate UConn! UConn! UConn! http://wshu.org/post/uconn-uconn-uconn <p></p><p>The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.</p><p>UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo<br />and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.<br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another<br />star guard in Kemba Walker.</p><p>Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:03:58 +0000 Dan Katz & Naomi Starobin & Alison Freeland 15445 at http://wshu.org UConn! UConn! UConn! Former Conn. Gov. Rowland steps down from radio show http://wshu.org/post/former-conn-gov-rowland-steps-down-radio-show <p></p><p>Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland says he's stepping down from his Hartford area radio talk show.</p><p>This comes after former Republican Congressional Candidate Lisa-Wilson Foley and her husband pleaded guilty to federal campaign financing violations in a conspiracy that allegedly involved Rowland.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:45:14 +0000 Dan Katz 15276 at http://wshu.org Former Conn. Gov. Rowland steps down from radio show 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.