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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The Future Of Food

May 6, 2019
Nati Harnik / AP

Experts say humans need to change their diets to save the planet (That's a tall order.) We talk with futurists, nutritionists and scientists about how we can make better food choices that will improve our bodies and our planet. Our guests:

Jessica Hill / AP

This week is all about economics and the environment. In Connecticut the battle over budget items rages on. Meanwhile a Connecticut teen joins students on Long Island in a school walkout to stop global warming. Our guests:

The State Of The Civil Service

May 2, 2019
Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Suffolk County police are the highest paid officers in the U.S., but the department is having trouble filling its ranks. Why? A lack of interest among potential candidates and the high cost of living are a couple of reasons. And it’s not just Long Island. What’s being done in our area to attract applicants for civil service jobs? Our guests:

Revitalizing Our Communities

May 1, 2019
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The infrastructure in many cities and towns in our region is in dire need of upgrades. Bridgeport, New London and several Long Island downtowns around Long Island Rail Road stations are a few. What’s being done to improve the quality of life in these communities? What about making them appealing to attract new residents? Our guests:

Criminal Justice Reform

Apr 30, 2019
Edward Lich from Pixabay

Connecticut lawmakers will consider criminal justice reform measures that would give non-violent ex-offenders a clean slate after a period of time. New York approved reforms that fell short of a full end to cash bail, but those suspected of non-violent offenses won't have to deal with making bail. Some lawmakers, however, worry the policy does not go far enough to prevent potentially dangerous people from leaving jail and going back on the streets. Do these criminal justice reform efforts really work? Our guests: