Long Island http://wshu.org en Baby Girl Doe http://wshu.org/post/baby-girl-doe <p>The author of a new murder mystery, set in Montauk on the east end of Long Island, says woman are "cooler" than men in lead roles.&nbsp; Arts Critic Joan Baum sees how that plays out in <em>Baby Girl Doe</em>.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:23:23 +0000 Joan Baum 21011 at http://wshu.org Baby Girl Doe Badminton woos Americans on Long Island http://wshu.org/post/badminton-woos-americans-long-island <p>The tall and lithe&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/miichelleli">Michelle Li</a>&nbsp;from Toronto dings a goose feathered shuttlecock to and fro in a lazy, backyard barbeque sort of way. The rubber-nosed projectile flies over the net as she takes a dainty step here, a swing of the ponytail there, and then she jumps a foot and half in the air, and…</p><p>WHOP</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:37:01 +0000 Charles Lane 20466 at http://wshu.org Badminton woos Americans on Long Island Watching the planes but not the air show http://wshu.org/post/watching-planes-not-air-show <p>A record number of people attended this weekend's Bethpage air show at Jones Beach. But some skipped the crowds and went to Republic Airport instead. WSHU’s Gabrielle Fonrouge went to find out why.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 15:55:25 +0000 Gabrielle Fonrouge 18017 at http://wshu.org 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 Rep. Peter King attends Friday prayers http://wshu.org/post/rep-peter-king-attends-friday-prayers <p></p><p>Long Island Congressman Peter King attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Bay Shore Friday. King notoriously held five congressional hearings on what he considered the proliferation of radical Islam following September 11th. King was invited by the mosque’s president, and he used the visit to explain his comments which many see as disparaging to Muslims.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:45:27 +0000 Charles Lane 16462 at http://wshu.org Rep. Peter King attends Friday prayers