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World AIDS Day is this Saturday, December 1, and this year marks its 30th anniversary. World AIDS Day is a chance for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV, to support those living with it, and to remember those who have died. Today on The Full Story, Ron finds out about the current state of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Connecticut and on Long Island and looks back at the history of the disease in our area. Our guests:

A Conversation With Sen. Chris Murphy

Nov 28, 2018
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy has been one of the most vocal opponents of President Donald Trump and his policies. Now that the midterm elections over, what issues will the Senator push in the upcoming legislative session? Ron will ask Senator Murphy about that and many other issues.

Courtesy of Abby Archer and Save the Sound / Facebook

It's a three-part Full Story today. Ron speaks with Bill Lucey, the Long Island Soundkeeper about the health of the Sound and the shoreline. Then he talks to climate change experts about the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which was released by the Trump Administration over the Thanksgiving holiday. And finally Ron speaks with a Long Island bishop who is heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet the migrant caravan. Today's guests:

Should Connecticut Raise The Minimum Wage?

Nov 26, 2018
Fast Food Worker
Wilfredo Lee / AP

Forty percent of Connecticut residents can't afford the basics. But can the state afford to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour? Ron talks with business leaders and working family advocates about what it means to lock businesses into raising the minimum wage, while the state struggles to resolve its economic challenges. Today's guests:

Fighting Hunger In Our Backyard

Nov 21, 2018
Courtesy of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church / Facebook

For many of us, getting ready for the holidays, buying gifts and planning get-togethers is special. Hectic, but special. What’s not so special is what this time of year makes apparent in our region…that there are many people who struggle to get enough to eat. A special two-part Full Story on food insecurity and poverty in Connecticut and on Long Island. Our guests: