© 2024 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
89.9 FM is currently running on reduced power. 89.9 HD1 and HD2 are off the air. While we work to fix the issue, we recommend downloading the WSHU app.

Breaking barriers to reentry

Some drops in prison populations were offset by increases at local jails, especially in rural areas.
David Madison
/
Getty Images
Some drops in prison populations were offset by increases at local jails, especially in rural areas.

A new guaranteed income pilot program will give formerly incarcerated individuals in New Haven $500 a month for a year. Connecticut’s healthcare spending exceeds the governor’s benchmark. Police have seized an increased amount of ghost guns on Long Island. And results of the latest Siena College poll on the New York state budget don’t reflect what’s going on in the legislature.

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.
Related Content
  • A Siena College poll finds reducing crime remains among the most important issues for New York voters. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont's income tax cut proposal faces hurdles in the legislature. New Haven housing advocates will meet with the mayor after the closing of a tent encampment. And more of Connecticut’s aging population are saying no to nursing homes.
  • A new study reveals the majority of Connecticut residents engage with at least one form of the arts. The state gets funding to help fight its tick problem. The governor’s waste recycling bill has the approval of a key legislative committee. And the Navy launches new programs to help sailors with kids.
  • Connecticut Republicans worry a bill meant to help close the gender wage gap will put an unfair burden on private sector businesses. A former detainee is suing the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office for $20 million. Advocates in Connecticut want to give the state’s incarcerated the right to vote. And what women can learn about leadership from Mashantucket Pequot tribal culture.