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 Changing Political Landscape

Nov 13, 2018
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Take a look at the midterm election results in our area and one thing is certain: the landscape has changed. More women, more minorities, legislators who are younger. They will all be advocating issues important to them. What will that mean over the next few years in Hartford and Albany? Today's guests on The Full Story:

Connecticut And New York...Going To Pot?

Nov 12, 2018
Carlos Osorio / AP

Should Connecticut and New York legalize recreational marijuana? Supporters say it could bring in robust revenue that would help to resolve the state’s deficit. But opponents warn against jumping on the marijuana bandwagon. They say there are health costs...and that it just sends the wrong message to young people.

Ron gets to both sides of the argument with today’s guests:

Evan Vucci / AP

Did you watch President Trump’s press conference on Wednesday? It was a wild one. Once again he got into it with members of the media. Is that combative atmosphere creeping up in Connecticut, New York and elsewhere?

The Day After...

Nov 7, 2018
Jose Luis Magana / AP

It's the day after one of the most contentious midterm elections in recent memory. On The Full Story Ron talks about how Connecticut and New York voted and how their choices will reshape politics in each state. Today's guests include:

Election Day Ballot Initiatives

Nov 6, 2018
Courtesy of the State of Connecticut

It’s Election Day! We’re heading to the polls to choose our representatives in government. In Connecticut there are also two proposed amendments to the state constitution that many people haven’t heard about. Learn about a lockbox for money dedicated to fixing the transportation infrastructure…and why state-owned land may need more protection. On today's show: