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Faith leaders from around New York came to the Capitol to gain support in the State Senate to adopt a statewide single payer health care system. It would be an alternative to the national Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which Republicans in Congress and President Trump have been trying to dismantle. 

The 12th Century poems Carl Orff used in his Carmina Burana show us that the Middle Ages weren't so different from our times, with romance, hanging out in a tavern, and the unreliability of Fortune.  We'll enjoy it tonight.

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Connecticut state employees could receive four years of full job security if they agree to concessions such as a two-year wage freeze, three furlough days and higher insurance premiums and pension contributions.

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After an embarrassing controversy over stipend payments, the beleaguered group of breakaway Democrats in the State Senate are trying to change the subject.

Lou Harrison's "Main Bersama-sama" for horn and gamelan illustrates how collaborative playing music is. The title translates to "playing together." We'll enjoy it tonight.

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According to a study from the Institute of Labor Economics, students of color are less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to pursue college if they have at least one minority teacher. 

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In a plea from one New Yorker to another, Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., urged President Donald Trump to help what he called a “crisis” at Penn Station. 

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The Greatest Show on Earth came to an end Sunday night after nearly a century and a half. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus put on its final performance at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

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NPR’s Weekend Edition on this station has a segment called "Barbershop,” on which invited guests can openly discuss any subject in the news. Not in my barbershop you can’t. My barber has strong opinions. With the big voice of Fox News shouting from a screen over our heads, he tells me what I need to know, but evidently don’t, about foreign policy, economics, the complexities of social class and race, the nature of democracy and government, and just about any other topic that comes up. I’ve learned to keep quiet.

This evening you can choose your own adventure with Dvorak's "Legends" and Janacek's "Fairy Tale."

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