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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus will draw its curtain for the last time this year. The company that owns the circus says it’s ending the show because of declining ticket sales. Animal rights advocates also objected to its use of elephants in its shows.

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While many businesses are closed for Martin Luther King Day, volunteers at the Mid-Island Y-JCC in Plainview, Long Island, aren’t resting. They’ve turned the holiday into a day of service.

Frederick Delius ran away from his family home in England to work on his uncle's citrus plantation in Florida.  He sends us a postcard tonight with his "Florida Suite."  

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State officials say about 2,000 people pay for child prostitutes in Connecticut every year, but no one in the state has been charged with soliciting child prostitutes under a felony-level law that took effect in 2013.

It sounds shocking the first time you hear it, says Jillian Gilchrest, who leads the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council.

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Hundreds of people rallied outside the Connecticut State Capitol on Sunday as part of protests organized by Democrats across the country to highlight opposition to the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Back in the olden days when I was a schoolboy there were many things about adults that I found mystifying. High on the list was their habit of dividing up people, ideas, activities, and just about everything else into good or bad, right or wrong, friend or enemy. Ours was a small school with only about three hundred boys, but even so we were randomly divided into four artificial groups called “Houses,” indicated by a colored border around our caps. I was in Charter House, I remember, with a green cap.

Back in the olden days when I was a schoolboy there were many things about adults that I found mystifying. High on the list was their habit of dividing up people, ideas, activities, and just about everything else into good or bad, right or wrong, friend or enemy. Ours was a small school with only about three hundred boys, but even so we were randomly divided into four artificial groups called “Houses,” indicated by a colored border around our caps. I was in Charter House, I remember, with a green cap.

In observance of the King holiday today, we'll pause to reflect on his legacy with the symphony "All Men are Brothers" by Alan Hovhaness.  

Sunday Baroque Highlight

Jan 14, 2017

January is National Braille Literacy month because it’s the anniversary of the birth of inventor Louis Braille, who created the system of raised dots that allows people to read by touch. Sunday Baroque will highlight music by talented composers who happened to be sight impaired. 

 

Franz Schubert wrote his "Great" Symphony No 9 as a tribute to Beethoven, even quoting from Beethoven's 9th Symphony.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

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