Sunday Matinee
12:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Sunday Matinee 4/20

Next week, on Apr. 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which was established forty-four years ago to help us to appreciate and preserve the planet we live on. David Bouchier has chosen music for Sunday Matinée that portrays the beauty of the earth – the land, the rivers, the sea and the sky – themes that have inspired composers for hundreds of years, including the lovely Pastoral Suite of Lars-Eric Larsson and the dramatic Grand Canyon Suite of Ferde Grofé.

Sunday Baroque
12:00 am
Sun April 20, 2014

Sunday Baroque 4/20

The Easter holiday is a celebration rich with profound musical explorations. This weekend Sunday Baroque will offer grand and glorious Easter selections by a variety of baroque and renaissance era musicians to refresh and renew your spirit, including highlights from JS Bach's Easter Oratorio.

Nassau County ignoring heroin OD tracking law
11:34 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Long Island's battle against heroin addiction

Last year, 122 people on Long Island died from heroin overdoses. Lawmakers have labeled it an epidemic, and the Suffolk County District Attorney has started calling the Long Island Expressway the Heroin Highway. But despite the attention to the problem, things are getting worse, not better.  Tim Bolger, editor of the Long Island Press wrote a story about the issue this week. He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.

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More than 2,100 grad students represented
11:27 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

UConn recognizes union for grad students

Cera Fisher is a Ph.D student at UConn who is also a research and teaching assistant
Credit Cera Fisher

The University of Connecticut is officially recognizing the new union that will represent more than 2,100 graduate assistants working on UConn campuses. The State Board of Labor Relations determined on Thursday that more than 50% of the graduate4 students had signed the petition seeking collective bargaining rights.

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Rethinking Recycling
4:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Trashion Fashion hits the runway

Amy Merli

Models will be wearing old newspapers and aluminum foil  on Saturday in Hartford as a Connecticut organization hosts a fashion show called Trashion Fashion, for designs made from trash.  It's an effort to make people rethink recycling.

Two arrested this week for not paying tolls
3:38 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Tollskipping remains steady, but still interesting

Flipable license plate the Port Authority say was used to evade bridge tolls
Credit Handout

Twice this week officials in New York arrested motorist for skipping out on paying tolls at bridges in the region.  It's not exactly a trend, but it sure is interesting.  

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Classical Music Highlights
2:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Mahler's Eternal Optimism

Gustav Mahler
Credit gustavmahler.com

We'll make the epic journey from darkness to light with Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, in a recent performance conducted by Pierre Boulez.  

Military
12:09 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law

S.H. Perkins, 14th Conn. Regiment, created between 1860 and 1870. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-04960

Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.

Professor Matt Warshauer of Central Connecticut State University has been researching instances of PTSD during the Civil War, which was then referred to as Soldier's Heart. His research has been tripped up by a relatively modern medical issue: privacy.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Mozart lets the Cat out of the Bag

Interior of the Sistine Chapel

For more than a century after it was first performed on Good Friday at the Sistine Chapel, Gregorio Allegri's manuscript for  the "Miserere" was a closely-guarded secret.  That is, until Mozart attended the service and copied the music he heard from memory, and let the cat out of the bag.  We'll enjoy it this morning.  

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208K+ enroll in private insurance & Medicaid
6:35 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Final Conn. health exchange tally is double what was expected

Connecticut’s state health care exchange announced on Thursday that more than 208,000 people signed up during its first open enrollment period. That’s more than twice the number of people Access Health Connecticut expected to sign up. Nearly two thirds of enrollees in the state exchange are signed up through Medicaid. Of the nearly 78,713 people who enrolled in the exchange with a private insurance carrier, 78 percent received a tax subsidy. 

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