Medical marijuana to be distributed around state
6:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Six medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Conn.

Credit AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Connecticut's consumer chief announced Thursday that he’s picked six medical marijuana dispensaries that will be the first in the state. The dispensaries will be in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville.

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Super PAC to support gun control lawmakers
5:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Conn. gun control group to start Super PAC

Conn. gun control supporters at a 2013 Valentine's Day rally in Hartford
Credit Ebong Udoma

The gun control organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence said on Thursday it’s creating a political action committee to raise money to help state politicians. The move comes on the one year anniversary of Connecticut passing one of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

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"It's really just been a dramatic success"
4:42 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

OD antidote given to all NY cops

Suffolk police say 184 drug users have been revived since they started carrying naloxone
Credit AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Police all across New York state will be supplied with the drug widely seen as an antidote to heroin and painkiller overdoses. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman created the program and funded it with $5 million in money seized from criminal investigations.   

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Marketing director trying to bring people back
4:08 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Downtown Sandy Hook rebranding in an effort to draw more customers

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, some shops in the small Newtown neighborhood said business was down. A local business group is now trying to draw more customers to downtown Sandy Hook.

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Musicians from Ravinia
12:56 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Treetops presents a bright future for classical music

Young musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute

The fresh season of concerts presented by Stamford's Treetops Concert Music Society is in full swing.   On Sunday, April 6th, young musicians from Ravinia's Steans Institute will perform a concert of music by Haydn, Schubert, and contemporary composer David Ludwig's Aria Fantasy, inspired by Bach's Goldberg Variations.  Kate Remington talked with the pianist of the ensemble, Henry Kramer, about this exciting program.

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Attorneys criticize NSA spying & drones strikes
10:55 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Nader leads conference at Yale Law criticizing Obama administration on whistleblowers

From left, Edgar S. Cahn, Jesselyn Radack and Bruce Fein at Yale Law School on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader organized a conference at Yale Law School yesterday to discuss issues related to whistleblowers and what he called the national security state.  He was joined by two lawyers who represent NSA leaker Edward Snowden and his family.

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Nader moderates conference at Yale Law School
10:42 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

A conversation with Ralph Nader on whistleblowers, NSA spying, GM, & Congressional politics

Ralph Nader at Yale Law School on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

For five decades, Ralph Nader has spoken out against injustices he’s seen in the commercial world and in government. The longtime consumer advocate and sometime presidential candidate is a lifelong resident of Winsted, CT and still lives there today.  And today, he’s organized and is moderating a panel discussion at Yale University entitled “Showdown for Democracy: Lawyers, Whistleblowers and the National Security State.” He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.

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Conn. $55 per person tax rebate
7:27 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Malloy's $55 tax rebate proposal wins key committee approval

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed $55-per-person tax rebate won the approval of a key state legislative committee on Tuesday. Members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee voted 31 to 19 for the proposal.

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Reformers wait. Longer
4:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

The ethics attempts of New York's budget

Andrew Cuomo, seated, hands out baseballs to Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, from left, Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, during a news conference and budget bill signing ceremony.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this years $140 billion budget Tuesday. It includes a property tax rebate for homeowners, increased education aid, pre-k funding, and also some ethics reforms. We've been air stories on the education and tax policies, but to here about ethics reforms WSHU's Charles Lane is here.  

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Stamford Symphony Orchestra
11:52 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Stamford Symphony finds Power in Simplicity

conductor Eckart Preu

On their concerts for April 5th and 6th

  , The Stamford Symphony Orchestra presents three pieces that get their powerful impact from their simplicity: Kodaly's Dances from Galanta, Dvorak's Violin Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.  Kate Remington talked with music director, Eckart Preu about how he found the surprising similarities in these pieces.  

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