Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed November 12, 2014

How about a Little Spin?

Michael Schumacher driving for Ferrari

John Adams said the inspiration for his "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" was when he accepted a friend's invitation for a spin in a sports car and instantly regretted it. We'll enjoy it this morning.  

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Election 2014
7:54 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Nearly $17 Million In Outside Money Spent On Conn. Governor's Race

A government watchdog group in Connecticut says nearly $17 million was spent by outside groups on the state’s tight gubernatorial race.

Common Cause Connecticut has determined that $16.75 million was spent on the race for governor.

We don’t have all the details about that yet. But it will be important to look at how it is that they were trying to influence our elections,” said the executive director of the group, Cherie Quickmire. Much of the money came from out-of-state entities, she said.

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7:22 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Clergy, Police, And Mayors Put Questions To Gun Manufacturers

Bridgeport police officers display recently confiscated illegal guns at a press conference Monday.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Some clergy, police, and town leaders in Connecticut, Westchester County, and Long Island are asking gun manufacturers what they’re going to do to make guns safer. 

Public entities like police departments make up about 40 percent of the market in the gun industry. And some are hoping they can leverage that to improve gun safety.

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Anne Mostue’s work in radio journalism has taken her from black bear dens in the North Woods of Maine to the streets of Seoul and San Juan. 

Ilya Kaler
1:37 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Violinist Ilya Kaler Plays Music from the Inside Out

violinist Ilya Kaler

Violinist Ilya Kaler thinks deeply context and the color of the music he performs.  He'll be the soloist with the Stamford Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the Violin Concerto by Sibelius on Saturday, Nov 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16.  Kate Remington talked with Kaler about how he prepares for a performance.  

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Classical Music Highlights
12:00 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Coventry Cathedral's Re-Birth

Coventry Cathedral

One of the most significant casualties of German bombers in World War 2 was Coventry Cathedral.  As plans for the Cathedral's re-birth began to take shape, so did Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.  This evening we'll honor Veteran's Day with selections from the Requiem.  

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Nice Timing!

Richard Strauss at home in 1938

American oboist John de Lancie arrived at Richard Strauss' front door in the nick of time to vouch for him amid a group of Nazi soldiers.  In return, Strauss wrote a beautiful concerto for de Lancie, and we'll enjoy it today.  

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Despite market rebound, profits scant
6:57 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Wall Street Bonuses Will Be Flat This Year

Trader Sean Spain works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 24, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

A new survey finds that Wall Street bonuses this year will be flat despite strong gains in the stock market.

This comes as hundreds of new rules take effect pushing the industry away from making risky bets.

In the past those risky bets led to big profits and big bonuses. But the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act introduced rules requiring banks to keep more cash on hand and curb the kinds of complicated trading that led to the financial collapse in 2008.

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