The Full Story

The Full Story is a lively, thought-provoking one-hour talk show that delivers intelligent conversation on what’s happening right now in our community. Hosted by veteran journalist Ron RopiakThe Full Story explores the news that is important in our region, including the economy, the opioid epidemic, the well-being of Long Island Sound, transportation, and Connecticut and New York politics. We talk with newsmakers, provide context for the issues, and invite listeners to engage in the discussion through social media.

Catch The Full Story live Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. on WSHU News-Talk stations: 89.9 FM, 103.3 FM, 105.7 FM, 1260 AM, and via streaming. The day’s show will air again Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. on all stations, including 91.1 FM. 

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Child Care Safety And Costs

20 hours ago
Bill Kasman from Pixabay

Three years ago Connecticut cut subsidies to help residents pay for licensed child care. In New York the amount of money invested in early child care programs has dropped. Affordable and safe child care remains a challenge for many families in our area. With fewer resources to support parents, what’s happening to kids? Our guests:

Week In News: July 12, 2019

Jul 12, 2019
Joshua Joseph

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont shakes up his staff and signs three new laws protecting Connecticut’s LGBTQ community. A federal judge clears the way for the Walk Bridge to be replaced. And on Long Island, we take a closer look at how the Pine Barrens protect the groundwater. Our guests:

Toxic Chemicals In Our Drinking Water

Jul 11, 2019
Courtesy of Pexels

Toxic chemicals like PFAS and 1,4-dioxane are seeping into the groundwater and spilling into the rivers in our area. Officials in Connecticut and New York are taking action to clean up the contamination. What are these chemicals and what’s being done to safeguard our drinking water? Our guests:

The Impact Of The Census

Jul 10, 2019
Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census is moving forward without the citizen question. Or is it? Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz says the Trump administration is doing the right thing in dropping the question. But has the damage been done and will immigrants and undocumented residents in our region avoid being counted? And if they do, how will that impact federal funding and congressional representation for Connecticut and New York? Our guests:

New York's Ambitious Climate Change Law

Jul 9, 2019
Ed Suominen / Creative Commons

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a plan that has been called the most aggressive climate change legislation in the nation, possibly the world. What’s in that plan and what does it mean for renewable energy projects on Long Island? Our guests: