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College athletes can be big business for many universities, especially if they’re top performers in their sport. They get the glory, they get the fame but to maintain their amateur status they don’t get the cash. 

Starting this September, that’s going to change in Connecticut. A new law now allows college athletes to financially benefit from their name and likeness. 

What does this new law offer? How will it transform athletes, fans, and even collegiate sports? Those are the questions we’ll explore this week on The Full Story. 


Last week we talked about how prepared we are for hurricane season. This week we’re speaking with scientists dedicated to understanding the nature of storms and the role climate change plays in creating extreme weather events.

Also, the legislative sessions in Connecticut and New York are over. Or are they? We check in with reporters to find out which bills were approved, rejected and what happens next.

A conversation with:

AP: Hans Pennink

Recreational marijuana is now legal for adults in Connecticut and New York.  The new laws also allow for the sale of weed.   But don’t expect pot shops to start popping up immediately on a corner near you.  Both states are still crafting the framework for a legal marijuana industry.  And lawmakers designed the rules to make sure people targeted by the War on Drugs get in on the ground floor. So what will it take to create these shops and who will benefit most? 

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Changing the zoning rules in Connecticut was a heated issue for lawmakers this year. The proposed bills ignited a fierce debate over the development of more affordable housing in the state. Now the legislative session is over. Some bills didn’t make the cut. Others were approved, but not before heavy amendments. So will these new laws actually create more affordable housing units in the state?

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It was more than 10 years in the making. And now its moment has arrived. Pot will be legal in Connecticut. New York passed a similar bill earlier this year. So what does this dramatic change for our region mean? We’ll talk to lawmakers and advocates to find out what living with legal weed looks like.