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Nader moderates conference at Yale Law School
10:42 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

A conversation with Ralph Nader on whistleblowers, NSA spying, GM, & Congressional politics

Ralph Nader at Yale Law School on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

For five decades, Ralph Nader has spoken out against injustices he’s seen in the commercial world and in government. The longtime consumer advocate and sometime presidential candidate is a lifelong resident of Winsted, CT and still lives there today.  And today, he’s organized and is moderating a panel discussion at Yale University entitled “Showdown for Democracy: Lawyers, Whistleblowers and the National Security State.” He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.

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Conn. $55 per person tax rebate
7:27 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Malloy's $55 tax rebate proposal wins key committee approval

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed $55-per-person tax rebate won the approval of a key state legislative committee on Tuesday. Members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee voted 31 to 19 for the proposal.

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Reformers wait. Longer
4:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

The ethics attempts of New York's budget

Andrew Cuomo, seated, hands out baseballs to Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, from left, Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, during a news conference and budget bill signing ceremony.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

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.  

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Sports
9:51 am
Tue April 1, 2014

A look back at the Black Fives Era of basketball

A placard on display at the New York Historical Society for a game in 1946 between the New York Renaissance and the New Britain Pros. The placard features William "Dolly" King, who starred at Long Island University, before spending several seasons with the Renaissance.
Credit Black Fives Foundation

The Greenwich, Connecticut-based Black Fives Foundation has collected hundreds of artifacts from a period in sports history called the Black Fives Era.  It refers to the first half of the 20th century, in segregated America, where African Americans formed basketball leagues of their own.

WSHU's Tom Kuser speaks with founder Claude Johnson about an exhibit at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan, which features many of those artifacts.

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Budget
9:18 am
Tue April 1, 2014

After marathon voting session, NY lawmakers pass budget

The windows of the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol are illuminated as lawmakers worked into the evening on the state budget on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

State Lawmakers in New York passed a $140 billion budget on Monday night just before a midnight deadline. But it wasn't without controversy.

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