J.D. Allen

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Making his second trip to Connecticut since taking office, President Joe Biden is pushing a $3.5 trillion spending plan that would lower child care costs and create universal Pre-K. New York is finally going to pay up for education. The former Suffolk County DA is denied bail, and a WSHU podcast gets a big audience. 

A new study shows long-finned pilot whales in the Northeast shifted north during a 25-year period, as water temperatures warmed rapidly.
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Warming ocean waters are changing where whales and dolphins get their food, according to new research at Stony Brook University. J.D. Allen, host of WSHU's new climate podcast, Higher Ground, spoke with scientist Lesley Thorne about her research for the series. Now that it's published, he's following up.

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A fourth person in Suffolk County has tested positive for West Nile virus this fall.

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One person is dead from Legionnaires' disease and two remain hospitalized on Long Island.

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Some companies retreated from New York City to the suburbs due to the pandemic. Now, a survey of about 500 companies found there are big business opportunities to add more nonstop flights at Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip.