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1:53 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Roxana Robinson's newest novel limns Iraq vet's struggles

Conrad Farrell is just home from Iraq. A 26-year-old graduate of Williams College, he had surprised his family when he joined the Marines. Now he's surprised at how impossible life seems back home.

Conrad is the protagonist of Roxana Robinson's newest novel Sparta. WSHU's Mark Herz spoke to her about it.


Education
10:19 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Connecticut schools transitioning to higher test standards

Connecticut schools are in a transitional period right now, one that could be confusing for teachers and students. Schools are choosing between older standardized tests and newer ones with higher standards.


Government
10:14 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Malloy joins Milford officials in condemning klan flier

Malloy at Milford City Hall
Credit Ebong Udoma

Fliers from the United Klans of America, an Alabama white supremacist group, have been found on driveways in Milford, Connecticut this week. Governor Dannel Malloy joined local officials in condemning the fliers on Wednesday.


Politics
10:10 am
Thu July 11, 2013

NY 2nd amendment supporters call for new political party

A coalition of second amendment advocates and others in New York are forming a new political movement to get what they say are disaffected and disenfranchised New Yorkers to vote, possibly in primaries against incumbent state lawmakers.


Culture
10:06 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Documentary follows Westport bar into the world of "craft" cocktails

Stephen Carpentieri at Dunville's, his bar and restaurant.
Credit Craig Lemoult

If you stop by the bar at Dunville's Restaurant in Westport, Connecticut, you can order a beer and shot, if you want. But the owner there, Stephen Carpentieri might encourage you to be a little more adventurous - maybe ordering a cocktail that combines the flavors of cucumber and lime with a few different kinds of spirits. Carpentieri and his bar are featured in a new documentary, called "Hey Bartender" about the current trend of craft cocktails. The movie follows Carpentieri as he gets swept up in that trend, and WSHU's Craig LeMoult sat down at the bar with him for a drink.

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