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A good first step

Chris Murphy, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Ed Markey, Sharon Risher, Tina Meins
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Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 16, 2016. He is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rev. Sharon Risher, a clinical trauma chaplain in Dallas who lost her mother Ethel Lance in the racially-motivated shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, N.C., in 2015, Tina Meins, whose father Damian was a county employee in San Bernardino who was shot and killed at his office by a co-worker and his wife who pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Connecticut’s advocates against gun violence say the bipartisan gun safety package proposed in the Senate is a good first step. Long Island veterans participate in a day of relaxation, a West Hartford Starbucks has become the first Connecticut location to unionize, and the state is short 3,000 nurses.

Sabrina is host and producer of WSHU’s daily podcast After All Things. She also produces the climate podcast Higher Ground and other long-form news and music programs at the station. Sabrina spent two years as a WSHU fellow, working as a reporter and assisting with production of The Full Story.