Dan Katz

WSHU News Director

Dan began his career in public radio at WUFT-FM in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. As host and producer of the Front Page Edition of All Things Considered, he interviewed several key political figures as well as some controversial personalities. He has also been recognized by the Florida Associated Press and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for his feature reporting.

AP Photo/Bob Child

Another Kennedy is trying his hand in politics. Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts, announced Monday night he's pursuing a state senate seat in Connecticut.

UConn! UConn! UConn!

Apr 8, 2014
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The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.

UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.
 The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo
and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.
 Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another
star guard in Kemba Walker.

Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland says he's stepping down from his Hartford area radio talk show.

This comes after former Republican Congressional Candidate Lisa-Wilson Foley and her husband pleaded guilty to federal campaign financing violations in a conspiracy that allegedly involved Rowland.

Black Fives Foundation

The Greenwich, Connecticut-based Black Fives Foundation has collected hundreds of artifacts from a period in sports history called the Black Fives Era.  It refers to the first half of the 20th century, in segregated America, where African Americans formed basketball leagues of their own.

WSHU's Tom Kuser speaks with founder Claude Johnson about an exhibit at the New York Historical Society in Manhattan, which features many of those artifacts.

Foreign Gods Inc.

Feb 21, 2014

Foreign Gods Inc. is a new novel about one man's scheme to steal a statue of a Nigerian god of war to sell it in the United States. 

It's the second novel from writer and Nigerian political commentator Okey Ndibe, who lives in West Hartford, Connecticut and teaches African literature at Brown University. WSHU Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser spoke with Professor Ndibe about the new book.