The Full Story

The 2020 Youth Vote

Nov 13, 2020
Jennifer Griffin / Unsplash

This year there was a significant effort to get young people to vote.  And that effort paid off.   Researchers are still crunching the numbers, but the latest data suggests that around 50 percent of voting-eligible young people, ages 18-29, cast a ballot in the 2020 Presidential election. 

Today on The Full Story, we’ll explore how the youth vote can shape elections and how young people shaped one of the most historic Presidential races in recent memory.

Clay Banks / Unsplash

It’s the end of a historic week on so many levels.  More voters cast their ballots in 2020 than in any previous Presidential Election.   

There were also more mail-in ballots than ever before, and some races are still undecided. As if that's not enough, this drama is playing out as a pandemic - once again - spreads through our nation.

Today on The Full Story, we check in with local political reporters for an update on local races. And we speak with Health officials about the rise in COVID-19 cases in our region and what's being done to stop the resurgence of the virus.

Neven Krcmarek / Unsplash

A headless horseman roams a sleepy hollow. Unearthly sounds echo out of a small mountain in Connecticut. The spirit of a lovesick woman haunts a lake on Long Island, where she lures men to their deaths.   

Our region is rich with ghoulish tales of ghosts, horror, and unexplained events. Today on The Full Story, we dim the lights and huddle close (while socially distancing, of course) to hear these eerie local legends. And we check in with a folklorist to find out why telling tales of terror are not only thrilling but also key to our culture.

A conversation with guests:

What Is Motivating People To Vote?

Oct 22, 2020
Kari Sullivan / Unsplash

What is motivating people to vote?

Is Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Oct 16, 2020
Clay Banks / Unsplash

Can your race be bad for your health? Some cities and towns in our region say yes! Yes, it is!

The outcry for racial justice following the death of George Floyd has caused municipalities, and even some states around the country, to officially declare racism a public health crisis. Racial disparities in our social and health care systems can compromise Black and Brown people's well-being in our communities.

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted this imbalance.