A long-simmering dispute over dumping dredged materials from rivers and harbors into Long Island Sound has flared up again with a new federal plan to govern disposal sites.

Connecticut backs the disposal of materials in designated areas while New York state and environmental activists are calling for the reuse of sediments. Four sites in the Sound are used for disposal, with two set to close by April unless a management plan is approved, said Jean Brochi, a Long Island Sound project manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Evelyn Glennie hasn't let her hearing impairment stop her career.  She performs barefoot so she can feel the vibrations of the music.  Tonight we'll enjoy "Marimba Dances," written for her by Ross Edwards.  

Everything moves outdoors in summer, including music. We happen to be in a place where a lot of outdoor performances are going on this season. It's a common sight to see temporary stages being put up in parks or open spaces, ready for the next show. Typically the stages are pretty basic structures, made from scaffolding covered with boards, and about three feet high. From Carnegie Hall to the village square, every performer needs a stage.

When Prince Esterhazy stayed at his summer palace far longer than usual, his musicians began to agitate to get back to their families.  Haydn pleaded their case in his "Farewell" Symphony.  We'll enjoy it today.  

Audit Finds Repeated Errors At Conn. Child Welfare Agency

Jul 30, 2015

Connecticut's state auditors released a report Thursday that found repeated financial and administrative mistakes have been made at the Department of Children and Families and its various facilities.

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Two more New York lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate, were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

Beethoven burst on Vienna's music scene with his Piano Concerto No. 1. Tonight we'll enjoy a performance featuring Emanuel Ax.  

Late in his life, Brahms thought he'd said all he needed to say as a composer, until he heard a fantastically gifted clarinetist.  We'll enjoy one of the pieces he wrote for this virtuoso today.  

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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