health
4:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

New medical demands from patients with congenital heart defects

Doctor John Fahey (left) and Doctor Robert Elder (right) reviewing a Congenital Heart Defect patient's ultrasound echo.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 2.5 million people around the country live with congenital heart defects or CHD's.

With advances in medical science, people with CHD's are living longer and this is creating new challenges for the medical establishment.

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11:06 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Lime Rock Park

Lime Rock Park

Since 1983, the East Coast's premier vintage racing and concours event has been the Historic Festival weekend at Lime Rock Park, held annually on Labor Day weekend.

Historic Festival 32 is Thursday, August 28 through Labor Day Monday, September 1, 2014

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David Bouchier 7/21/14
10:41 am
Mon July 21, 2014

The Funny Side

My father and uncles all loved a good joke, or even a bad one. But I can’t tell jokes, or even remember them, which has been a lifelong source of frustration. A friend of mine who was a born raconteur could keep a whole dinner table in an uproar of laughter for hours with his stories, and I would sit there thinking I must remember that one, I must remember that one. Now I can’t remember any of them, except for a few that are too politically incorrect to repeat.

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NPR's Giles Snyder can be heard on NPR stations nationwide, bringing listeners the latest in national and international developments. His newscasts have been a regular part of NPR News' weekend overnight coverage since June 2004.

Prior to coming to NPR, Snyder worked for sixteen years at West Virginia Public Radio. He held a variety of on-air as well as managerial positions at the station, including operations director, program director, and the morning and local news anchor and reporter. He also spent time as the station's afternoon anchor/reporter.

Snyder has been awarded a variety of state Associated Press Awards for his newscasting role in public radio. He was also a proud member of an award-winning news team in West Virginia.

Five plaintiffs share $1.3M
6:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response

University of Connecticut students Rosemary Richi, left, Kylie Angell, second from left, Erica Daniels, second from right, and Carolyn Luby, right, listen to attorney Gloria Allred speak during a news conference, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the two sides announced Friday.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school announced Friday that it has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to the five women.

(Joint UConn/plaintiff statement)

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WSHU Media Sponsorships
10:06 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Litchfield Jazz Festival

Litchfield  Jazz Festival

The Litchfield Jazz Festival celebrates 19 years August 8-10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, CT.   Come for the great music and stick around for the experience - shopping, fine art show, food, local beers and premium wines, artist talk and kids activities on the lawn. The lineup features vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, The Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum, bassist Mario Pavone Street Songs/The Accordion Project, saxophonist Jimmy Greene’s Quartet, pianist Cyrus Chestnut’s trio and more.

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First of two debates before Aug. 12 primary
6:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

First Conn GOP primary debate between Foley and McKinney is feisty

Republlican candidates for governor Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney square off during a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad Horrigan, Pool

The Republican primary for Connecticut governor has taken on a feisty tone. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and state Senator John McKinney questioned one another's fiscal values in a debate on Thursday.

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Details of the deal are unknown
4:55 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike

Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, left, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast, right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo share a collective hand shake after a tentative labor agreement for the Long Island Rail Road was reached.
Credit AP/Richard Drew

A deal to avert a crippling labor strike on the Long Island Rail Road has been reached.

Union and MTA leaders signed an agreement today that both sides said is equitable and will not cause a fair hike. However, exact details of the contract were not given.

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State of Disparity
1:11 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Tell Us What You Know

Thank you for checking out WSHU's online survey on economic disparity in Connecticut. You can find our blog on the topic at www.stateofdisparity.org and we're tweeting at @CTdisparity. By completing this form, you’ll become part of American Public Media's Public Insight Network (PIN).

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Divide over how much to regulate
7:28 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

NY Regulators will soon govern Bitcoin

Balloons bearing the bitcoin logo float above the floor at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show, Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

New York banking regulators are expected to release new rules this week governing Bitcoins and other virtual currencies.

Many think virtual currencies--sometimes called crypto-currencies--will soon revolutionize financial services, but until now they have been largely unregulated.

New York State is about step into this regulatory void. Within days, the Department of Financial Services will issue far-reaching rules focusing on three things: consumer protection, cyber security, and anti-money laundry rules.

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