Anti-poverty
5:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Low-income residents fall through cracks as Norwalk awaits new anti-poverty agency

Lydia Tucker, 56, at the Open Door homeless shelter in Norwalk, Conn.
Kaomi Goetz

It's one o'clock and the doors at the Open Door shelter in South Norwalk, Conn. opened for lunch. 

White, African-American, Latino - dozens of people, many of them regulars, briskly walked inside. They anticipated a square meal. On the menu on that day was baked ham and macaroni salad. The shelter serves three free meals a day. 

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WSHU Media Sponsorships
11:59 am
Mon July 28, 2014

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southern CT

The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are theAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention's (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country. When you walk in AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people in hundreds of cities to raise funds and awareness for AFSP’s vision to create a world without suicide.

Saturday, Oct. 11, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT.

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David Bouchier 7/28/14
8:20 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Hurry Up and Wait

In the midst of the endless summer we finally have the time to spend doing the things we really love. Or at least we have the time if nobody steals it from us. The theft of time has become almost as much of an epidemic as the theft of smart phones. I don’t have a smart phone, so that’s not something I need to worry about. But I do have a small and diminishing amount of time, which I would rather not lose, and the world seems full of people who want to snatch it away.

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Sunday Matinee
12:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Sunday Matinee 7/27

David Bouchier returns to the theme of musical cities with a program about London. From Purcell to Elgar, London has been a musical center for more than four hundred years. Everybody who is anybody in music comes to London sooner or later, and we'll hear their music and their stories throughout the afternoon.

Sunday Baroque
12:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Sunday Baroque 7/27

Town musicians in England in the 16th and 17th centuries were called "waytes." They were roaming minstrels who would play under people's windows to wake them up, and provide fanfares for guests arriving in the town. Piffaro Renaissance Band featured music for just such an English Renaissance group on their CD Waytes, and you'll hear some of it this week on Sunday Baroque.

Foley wants McKinney out of the race
4:26 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race

Republican candidate for governor John McKinney speaks at a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad Horrigan

In Connecticut, John McKinney says he won’t drop out of next month’s GOP primary for governor. His rival the party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley made the suggestion earlier this week.   

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Are CT streets safe for pedestrians
12:50 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Looking at pedestrian safety in Conn., after a tragedy

Cars turn through crosswalks, even when the "WALK" light is lit
Credit Craig LeMoult

A woman was hit by a car and killed earlier this week while walking in a crosswalk near downtown Stamford, Connecticut. The incident is just one of many pedestrian accidents seen in the state each year, as advocates ask for more steps to make streets safer for pedestrians.

As Priyanka Joshi crossed the Stamford street where the fatal accident occurred earlier this week, she pushed a baby stroller and held the hand of her older child.

“I’m always scared. Whenever I come out, for the kids, I’m scared.”

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"Guns: A Cabaret" at Summer Theater of New Canaan
12:21 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Discussing guns in a new forum: rock cabaret

Cast members rehearse "Guns: A Cabaret" in New York City on Monday evening
Craig LeMoult

Guns and gun control have been a topic of debate in Connecticut and around the nation for the last year and a half or so since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, just 25 miles from Newtown, that debate took on a new form – a rock cabaret.  The show was Wednesday night at Summer Theater of New Canaan.

Playwright, composer and director Liz Swados says she was sick of seeing news reports about gun violence.

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WSHU Media Sponsorships
10:44 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Flock Theatre

Flock Theatre

Summer Season: 2014

Flock Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit theatre company committed to working with any community into which we are invited and through original, collaborative and educational efforts, to find the theatre that best suits the needs of that community. This artistic mission requires a resident ensemble performing for all ages, nationally and internationally and offering educational services in our art.

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New York Politics
6:13 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Fall out for Cuomo over report his aids interfered with ethics probes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, speaks during a news conference as New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, left, and Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick listen on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit Mike Groll/AP Photo

One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on him to hold an explanatory press conference.  Another is demanding that Cuomo resign after an in depth account in the New York Times that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

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