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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Attacks On Legal Immigration

Aug 29, 2019
Elise Amendola / AP

The Trump administration wants to change federal immigration rules to limit migrants' abilities to enter the country legally. For those who are already here, new rules seek to penalize those who rely on food assistance, Medicaid and other government programs, and potentially render them ineligible to become permanent residents. We'll discuss attacks on legal immigration, with guests: 

Supporting Young Adults With Disabilities

Aug 28, 2019
Courtesy of John's Crazy Socks / Facebook

Every year, there are young people with disabilities who graduate from or age out of specialized support programs. Their options may include enrolling in college or vocational school, or getting a job. But that can present a host of new challenges. How can caregivers best help them? And what services are available to these young adults as they age? Our guests:

Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Aug 27, 2019
Seth Wenig / AP

The Trump administration says it wants immigrants “standing on their own two feet” financially. In our region, many immigrants are already established in the business community. We'll discuss immigrant entrepreneurship with guests:

The Problem With State Pensions

Aug 26, 2019
Peter Fertig from Pixabay

The growing cost of Connecticut pensions has become a linchpin in the two-year state budget process. As a result, the funding of public services may decline and residents may have to pay even more in taxes to offset the cost of pension obligations. In New York, state pensions are looking healthy, but a volatile market could reverse that. Can we solve the problem with state pensions? Our guests:

The Week In News: August 23rd

Aug 23, 2019
Mary Altaffer / Assocaited Press

Connecticut, New York, and Vermont sue the Trump Administration over its plan to deny Green Cards to immigrants who recieve public assistance. New York sues the EPA over the Hudson River cleanup. The Coast Guard is accused of trying to block a federal investigation into racism. The race for Bridgeport mayor heats up. We discuss these stories with the reporters who covered them on The Full Story.