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Masters & Johnson explored
1:58 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

'Masters of Sex' author Thomas Maier discusses Masters & Johnson, Showtime series

Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson (left) pose for a photo in San Francisco in 1972. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan (right) portray Masters and Johnson in the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
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Showtime's Masters of Sex is in its second season. The show dramatizes the lives of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Actress Lizzy Caplan was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her role as Virginia Johnson.

Biographer Thomas Maier wrote the book Masters of Sex, which the TV series is based on. He lives and works on Long Island, where in addition to being an author, he's an investigative reporter for Newsday. He spoke with WSHU's Mark Herz.

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Election 2014
2:09 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

In the first debate between Malloy and Foley this week: Guns will be an issue

Tom Foley (on right), the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut listens to Angel Reyes, a small business owner, while campaigning on the East Side of Bridgeport on August 15th, 2014.
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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley are scheduled to meet this week for their first debate before the November election. Connecticut’s stricter gun control law, signed by Malloy after the school shooting in Newtown, is expected to feature prominently in the debate.

Foley has said he would not have signed the gun legislation into law, had he been governor. Foley said he disagrees with the stricter regulation of guns and ammunition contained in the law, in a GOP debate earlier this month.

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Election 2014
5:57 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Malloy rejects Foley's accusation that Conn. is bribing businesses to stay

Conn. Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman (left) at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, has accused his incumbent Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of bribing businesses to stay in the state. During a visit to Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on Friday, Malloy rejected Foley’s accusation.

Malloy signed into law a deal with United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky’s parent company, allowing the company to use $500 million in state tax credits to upgrade and expand its facilities in Connecticut in May.

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Culture
10:06 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Book Review: The Rule Of Nobody

Does the U.S. have too many laws, too many lawyers, and too many bureaucrats? Attorney Phillip K. Howard thinks so. He talks about it in his new book, The Rule Of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws And Broken Government. Book critic Joan Baum has these thoughts about it.

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The story of the 'Working Group'
4:45 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Why NY gets $800 million, Conn. gets nothing in Bank of America settlement

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, after Holder announced the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.
Credit AP/Cliff Owen

Bank of America, the second largest U.S. bank, reached a record-breaking settlement totaling more than $16 billion dollars with federal and state prosecutors over alleged fraud that led to the financial collapse in 2008. The settlement was the work of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.

Back in 2012, President Obama said the State of the Union was getting stronger, the country was getting a foothold in the economic recovery, and he announced what would later be called the Residential Mortgage-backed Securities Working Group.

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