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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This week on The Full Story, we profile an emerging newsmaker in our region. We begin with the newest member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Corey Paris. He’s also one of the youngest members and is poised to shape policyng an for education, housing voting. Here's a deep-dive interview with Paris. 

The Full Story: Check On Local Businesses

May 14, 2021
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Vaccination rates are climbing in Connecticut and New York. COVID-19 restrictions are easing up. And summer is approaching. These are good signs for many local business owners. They anticipate the summer of 2021 will be dramatically better than last year. This week on The Full Story we check on local businesses in our region to find out how they’re recovering from the COVID economy and if the pandemic may have transformed how they do business in the future. 

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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.

A conversation with guests:

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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.

A conversation with guests:

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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.  

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