Government
11:29 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Government Watchdog Groups say NY's New Ethics Law Has Loopholes

(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The New York legislature completed an almost on time budget, around 3 AM on the first day of the state’s fiscal year. One of the final pieces to come together was an ethics reform package, which will provide greater disclosure of lawmaker’s outside income. But critics say it does not go far enough. 

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Classical Music Highlights
10:51 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Make it Sound like an Orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn

As the musicians were preparing for the premier of his Octet for Strings, a teen-aged Felix Mendelssohn coached them to play as if they were in a full orchestra, not a chamber ensemble.  We'll enjoy a full-bodied performance of the Octet tonight.  

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Music in Our Schools
4:36 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Les Miserables

Credit Matthew Murphy

Music Educators—we applaud you! In appreciation of the important work you do, WSHU Public Radio would like to say “thank you” with a very special drawing open to all elementary, middle, and high school music teachers.

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Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Good Morning from Florida

Credit city-data.com

Start your day on a bright note with Daybreak and Dance from the Florida Suite by Frederick Delius.  

Classical Music Highlights
11:45 am
Tue March 31, 2015

A Relaxing visit to the Countryside

Vienna Woods

When the stress of city life got to be too much, or he just needed time to think, Beethoven would head to the countryside near Vienna.  He takes us there tonight with his Pastoral Symphony.  

Classical Music Highlights
1:00 am
Tue March 31, 2015

A Postcard from Panama

La Palma, Panama

The music of all of the Americas was a constant source of inspiration for William Grant Still.  This morning he sends us a postcard from Panama, with his Panama Dances.

Government
7:33 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Did Governor Cuomo Overreach On The Budget?

AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began the budget season with an ambitious agenda, which included a wide array of items that he tied to his budget plan.   Those items included raising the minimum wage, reforming the state’s grand jury process and passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college financial aid to children of undocumented immigrants.  In the end, Cuomo was forced to let go of  nearly every measure.  

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Crime
4:38 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Dueling Protests At New Haven City Hall After Officer Exonerated

New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman addresses reporters and protesters at a press conference Friday at New Haven City Hall.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

In New Haven, Connecticut, protests have started again in response to the city's handling of a video showing a police officer using force against a 15-year-old girl at the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade. But this time, two sides are protesting- those who support the officer, and those calling for more scrutiny of his actions.

At a city hall press conference Friday, Chief Dean Esserman said Officer Joshua Smereczynsky would be returned to active duty after an internal investigation exonerated him.

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Classical Music Highlights
11:50 am
Mon March 30, 2015

A Concerto with an American Accent

Mark O'Connor
Credit shorefire.com

Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Concerto is inspired by the epic concertos by Brahms and Dvorak, but with a distinctly American Accent.  We'll enjoy it tonight.  

WSHU Media Sponsorships
11:01 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Westpost Country Playhouse

Westport Country Playhouse

2015 Season

The Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level,from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be.

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