The Full Story

The Full Story is a lively, thought-provoking news program that delivers intelligent conversation on what’s happening right now in our community. In a weekly show, WSHU’s long-time Morning Edition host Tom Kuser explores the news that is important in our region during these extraordinary times, including the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the reopening of the economy following the shutdown.

The Full Story airs Friday at 7 p.m. on all WSHU frequencies.

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The Full Story: What’s Up With The GOP?

Mar 26, 2021
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For the last 5 years, former President Donald Trump redefined the Republican Party on a national level.  Now, after a tumultuous 2020 election and an insurrection on the US Capitol, the nation is heading in a different direction.   So how have all these events defined the Republican Party on a local level?  How did Republican leaders in Connecticut and on Long Island shape the GOP during the Trump era and where will they take the party under President Joe Biden? 

A conversation with guests:

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It’s Spring!  As the weather grows warmer and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, popular sites like the Long Island Sound could be teeming with visitors very soon.  Will the Sound be ready?  This week on The Full Story we’ll explore the health of the Long Island Sound and how federal grants are funding local groups to improve the watershed and preserve it for future generations.  We’ll also take a closer look at the Green Amendment, which could guarantee a healthy environment for all New Yorkers. 

A conversation with guests:  

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Should prisons be abolished? If they are, what would replace them? On the next Full Story, we conclude our two-part series on transforming criminal justice in our region by examining how people are incarcerated. Movements for racial and social equity are challenging conventional concepts of the prison system. And their efforts are having an impact.

Transforming the prison system, a conversation with guests:


Did the calls by the Black Lives Matter movement to transform the criminal justice systems get heard?

This week we begin a two-part series that takes a closer look at our justice systems, the impact race has on those systems, and what’s being done to transform them?

Transforming justice, a conversation with guests:

What’s Next For Black Lives Matter

Feb 16, 2021
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Just seven months ago, people filled the streets of cities throughout the US and the world calling for racial justice. Now it’s a new year, and we’ve gone through an election, an insurrection and an inauguration of a new President and an historic Vice President. How does this national transformation impact the work Black Lives Matter groups are pushing for in Connecticut and Long Island?

A conversation with guests: