J.D. Allen

Assistant News Director and Producer, The Full Story

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's assistant news director and producer of The Full Story. Formerly WAMC’s Berkshire bureau chief, he has reported for public radio stations, including bylines with WSHU, WNYC, WBUR, WNPR and NPR. J.D. has reported on healthcare and small businesses for "Long Island Business News" and real estate and land-use for The Press News Group newspapers. He's also an adjunct at Stony Brook University's School of Journalism. J.D. holds a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Stony Brook University and an M.S. in communications from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

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Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Suffolk County officials predict that opioid-related deaths in 2019 will be down at least 25% from the year before.

Brian Scott-Smith

Connecticut officials and faith leaders hosted a security roundtable in the state Thursday, just days after the latest attack against the Jewish community in New York at a rabbi’s home over the weekend.

P. Solomon Banda / AP

Farmers in New York are concerned that the new framework for the hemp industry in the state will be at odds with interim federal guidelines.

Mark Lennihan / AP

Suffolk County residents won’t find polystyrene foam containers and single-use plastic straws at stores or restaurants starting this year.

Gillian Flaccus / AP

New York regulators failed to test over 40% of industrial hemp growers for the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, THC. That’s according to an audit released this week by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.