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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Richard Robinson, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, talks about his life, the law and the urgent need for civil discourse in our country. Our guests:

The Economic Impact Of Farmers Markets

Sep 19, 2019
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Farmers markets in the U.S. are a $1 billion business – and they’re growing, both in number and in the variety of products they sell. We’ll discuss how these markets boost the economies of farmers and local communities, with guests:

Green Public Transport

Sep 18, 2019
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More and more towns have plans to go green when it comes to public transportation. That means hybrid or electric buses and bike sharing programs. And sustainability advocates are pushing for more. We'll take a look at clean ways to commute, with guests:

Student Mental Health Days

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New York is considering giving public school students mental health days. The goal is to help students cope with increasing pressue on academics while dealing with anxiety over broader issues like school safety, climate change and mass shootings. Two states are already doing it. We'll discuss the idea with guests:

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There is a struggle in our region to balance affordable housing for residents with development opportunities for the real estate industry. New laws in New York, opposed by landlords and developers, give more protections to renters. But in Connecticut, Milford has put a moratorium on the state’s affordable housing requirements to encourage development. We’ll discuss what’s happening in real estate with guests: