Election 2014
4:15 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Conn gubernatorial candidates spar over gun law in first debate that includes all three candidates

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Joe Visconti, listens as votes are tallied at the Connecticut Republican Convention in Uncasville, Conn. Visconti submitted enough valid signatures by the Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 deadline to successfully petition his way onto the November 2014 ballot for governor.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy took advantage of petitioning candidate Joe Visconti's first appearance at a gubernatorial debate to criticize his Republican opponent Tom Foley's position on Connecticut's gun control law.

The debate between the three candidates took place at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Thursday night. 

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Vintage Radio
12:06 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Radio prepares for war, part 2

A BC-348 military aircraft receiver as used on the B-17 bomber.
Credit P. Litwinovich collection

Last month, in part one of Radio Prepares for War we looked at the National HRO receiver, which set the bar for the standards required by military radio communications.  The HRO was a superb receiver for land or ship based use, but it was too large and heavy for use in aircraft. It also would have been difficult to redesign it for use on 28 volt aircraft power systems. The HRO also was relatively difficult to operate in a fast paced combat environment. It required changing coil packs to change from one group of frequencies to another.

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Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Enjoy some Quiet Time

Unwind tonight with Dave Brubeck's setting for chorus of the Langston Hughes poem, "Dusk."

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Joshua Bell and Bach

Joshua Bell

Not too long ago, Joshua Bell took over the helm of the prestigious Academy of St Martin in the Fields.  We'll enjoy a Bach concerto from their latest release today.  

Hospitals told to conduct Ebola drills
7:07 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

New Haven student tests negative for Ebola; Scare prompts state response

A Yale student who was put in isolation at Yale New Haven Hospital tested negative for Ebola on Thursday. The Ebola scare put Connecticut on high alert for the virus.

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$760M increase over 2013
5:52 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

SEC brings record fines for financial wrongdoing

In 2013, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White established a policy of enforcing low-level offenses to deter larger financial crimes.
Credit AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

The Securities and Exchange Commission says 2014 has brought a record number of fines against traders and others who sought to mislead investors.

This year the commission brought an additional $760 million dollars in fines against wrongdoers, a 22 percent increase compared to year prior. Regulators attribute the increase to smarter use of data and analytical tools to analyze bad behavior.

Also this year, the SEC tried a new approach where more resources are devoted to small infractions in hopes of deterring larger crimes.

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Election 2014
4:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Conn. Dems send out re-election mailer for Malloy, despite objections from state election officials

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks at a rally with former President Bill Clinton, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he supports state Democrats sending out a mailer for his re-election paid for with funds raised to help federal candidates.

Republicans and Connecticut elections officials object to the move claiming it violates state election laws.

The Connecticut Democratic Party said in a statement on Wednesday that they’ve received conflicting guidance on the matter from state and federal regulators. They said that’s why they’ve decided to proceed with the mailing based on the party’s “good-faith interpretation of federal law.”

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