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Brian Scott-Smith
Miles Grose, with the New York City-based theater company Houses on the Moon, leads a workshop to prepare for “Voices Across Generations: Race and New London.”

Twenty residents will exchange stories this weekend about growing up Black in New London. Also, Democrats in Congress vow to fight to protect people seeking abortions in other states, court records show Nassau County’s top cop used racial slurs, and the U.S. Space Force will skip the cornerstone military fitness test.

A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.