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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Week In News: September 6, 2019

Sep 6, 2019
M. Spencer Green / AP

Suffolk County lawmakers vote to keep controversial red light cameras for another five years, Connecticut's attorney general says he would consider a settlement with Purdue Pharma but it will cost them, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont backs away from tolls. We’ll have these stories and more with guests:

The Legacy Of Sheff v. O'Neill

Sep 5, 2019
Courtesy of The Sheff Movement for Quality and Integrated Education

The landmark lawsuit, Sheff v. O’Neill, was meant to integrate the school system in the Hartford area. Did it work? Exploring the legacy of Sheff v. O’Neill with guests:

The Quality Of Our Drinking Water

Sep 4, 2019
Jeff Turner / Flickr

How do you get your water? Is it clean? Is it safe? Local authorities talk about what they’re doing to maintain the high quality of our water supply. Our guests:

Revising The Endangered Species Act

Sep 3, 2019
Gerry Broome / AP

The Trump administration wants to revise federal protections for endangered species by putting a cost on each plant or animal. The White House says the changes will make spending more transparent. Ten state attorneys general have joined conservation groups in challenging an early draft of the changes, saying the revisions put more wildlife at greater risk of extinction and ignore the threat of climate change. How will the changes impact endangered animals in our region? Our guests:

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

In advance of Labor Day, we discuss Connecticut food service workers’ call for unionization and why it’s happening now when union membership has been declining. We’ll also discuss the growing prevalence of vaping among youth and the alarming reports of vaping-related illnesses that have begun to emerge. Our guests: