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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A National Reckoning On Racial Injustice

Jul 10, 2020
Richard Vogel / AP

The energized movement for racial justice has challenged our nation to take a closer look at systemic racism. Today we’ll begin an ongoing discussion on the impact systemic racism has in our region and the efforts to end it. We’ll speak with one of the founders of Black Lives Matter in New York and get an historic look at past movements and how they laid the groundwork for the activism we see today. Our guests:

Coronavirus: What Happened And What's Next

Jul 6, 2020
Marcio Jose Sanchez

Cases of the coronavirus have dropped in Connecticut and New York. But in other states the virus is spreading fast. How are Connecticut and New York keeping the pandemic at bay? Governors are creating multistate coalitions, our transportation systems are cleaner than they’ve ever been and officials are looking ahead to stop a flare-up in the fall. We’ll discuss the fight against COVID-19, with guests:

The High School Class Of 2020

Jun 15, 2020
Ann Lopez / WSHU

They put in the work. They got the grades. Now it’s time to graduate. But the Class of 2020 will not have the pomp and circumstance of walking up on a stage and grasping their diploma in their hands. They are graduating in the time of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter demonstrations and a volatile economy. How are graduates, their families and schools coming up with remote ways to mark this rite of passage? And, what’s next for them…College? Work? How…and where? Our guests:

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: