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 once-weekly show, WSHU’s long-time Morning Edition host Tom Kuser explores the news that is important in our region, including health care, the economy, the environment and politics.

Note: The Full Story is on hiatus due to staff changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to return to new episodes beginning in late April.

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Life After COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020
Ng Han Guan / AP

There will be a day when the coronavirus situation is under control — even if it is months away. But the pandemic will have a long-lasting effect on education, economy, industry and health care for years to come. The role the coronavirus will continue to play in the nation’s trust in public policy, with guests:

Coronavirus: Distance Learning

Mar 18, 2020
Nam Y. Huh / AP

Schools may be closed, but class is still in session for students in Connecticut and on Long Island. We’ll discuss how teachers will prepare students remotely and the tricks to tele-education, with guests:

Coronavirus: Life In Isolation

Mar 17, 2020
John Minchillo / AP

Guidance from the CDC says to stay home and avoid public gatherings. That could spell tough times and hardship for people isolated at home. We’ll discuss how residents will push through until restrictions are lifted, with guests:

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With no guaranteed sick leave in the U.S., falling ill can become a financial nightmare for workers. We’ll discuss how federal and state officials, and health policy expects, are rethinking sick leave and health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic, with guests:

Bones discovered in Ridgefield, Connecticut, could be the remains of soldiers from the Revolutionary War. Long Islanders commit their World War II memories to oral history recordings.* And, on this 100th anniversary year of the 19th Amendment, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame celebrates two sisters who helped win the right for women to vote. We'll discuss pivotal points in regional history, with guests: