Sunday Baroque Highlight

Feb 18, 2017

Many U.S. presidents throughout our country’s history have been enthusiastic music lovers and supporters. For Presidents’ Day weekend, Sunday Baroque will feature some musicians bearing the Presidential Seal of Approval.

 

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Some Democratic state lawmakers in Connecticut are pushing to further increase the state’s minimum wage and enact a paid family medical leave system.

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Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony this week in support of a bill that seeks to combat child obesity at an early age.

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The ACLU of Connecticut wants a study on how police in cities and towns across the state are implementing the use of body cameras.

Executive Director David McGuire testified before Connecticut lawmakers this week about a bill that would ask for a study on how that money is being spent. He said that $10 million was bonded in 2015 for the purchase of body cameras but that municipalities have yet to take advantage of it.

Alan Hovhaness regarded mountains as sacred, half-way between heaven and earth. Tonight we'll enjoy his Symphony No. 2, "Mysterious Mountain."

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Immigrant-run businesses across the country closed Thursday in protest of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Sometimes when he was on a tight deadline, Mozart recycled an earlier work into something new. He lopped off a few of the movements of his Posthorn Serenade to create the symphony we'll enjoy today. 

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The use of helmets by motorcycle riders in Connecticut is still a contentious issue, 40 years after the state repealed a law that required all motorcycle riders to use helmets.  

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There will be over 500,000 people over the age of 60 living on Long Island by 2030. The New York State Office of Aging says that’s twice the number that now live on Long Island, and they're concerned that that the state won’t be able to keep up.

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