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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Zoning! You can’t talk about affordable housing in Connecticut without it. Zoning laws set the rules for new housing development in the state. Some residents want to keep local control over zoning. 

But affordable housing advocates support legislation that would make it easier to develop more diverse housing for medium and low-income residents. Zoning! It’s undergoing a transformation in Connecticut.

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In the first days of his new administration, President Joe Biden committed to expanding clean, renewable energy. His first move is to give a boost to offshore wind projects along the East Coast. That puts our region right at the heart of his plan. This week on The Full Story, we take a closer look at the wind power projects in Connecticut and on Long Island and how they can transform how we all get our energy for generations to come.

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Housing in Connecticut is expensive.  That’s one thing almost all residents of the Nutmeg state can agree on.  Developing affordable housing in the state has always been a challenge, and the demand for it has grown during the pandemic. Now a change may be on the horizon. 

This week on The Full Story we take a look at what’s being done to develop more affordable housing units throughout Connecticut.  That includes legislation to change zoning rules to building experimental housing units for public workers.  

Before COVID-19 transformed all of our lives, one of the main public health concerns was the opioid crisis. In Connecticut, overdoses from opioid use went up in 2020.  And the Health Department says they’re still rising. This week on The Full Story, we begin a two-part series on the opioid crisis in our region.   First, we check up on the state of opioid addiction in Connecticut and New York and find out what local health officials and lawmakers are going to decrease the number of overdoses. 

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The Full Story: What’s Up With The GOP?

Mar 26, 2021
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For the last 5 years, former President Donald Trump redefined the Republican Party on a national level.  Now, after a tumultuous 2020 election and an insurrection on the US Capitol, the nation is heading in a different direction.   So how have all these events defined the Republican Party on a local level?  How did Republican leaders in Connecticut and on Long Island shape the GOP during the Trump era and where will they take the party under President Joe Biden? 

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