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 Fight For Racial Equality

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Racism is a subject that continues to make many people uneasy. Still, advocates for racial equality say it exists, it's a problem in our region, and we must talk about it. Today on The Full Story, Ron will discuss racism across Long Island and Connecticut with guests:

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As the nation says goodbye to President George H.W. Bush, Ron speaks with Quinnipiac University political science professor Scott McLean and former Congressman Chris Shays, the latter of whom was friends with and worked alongside President Bush. And as Connecticut prepares to open its 2019 legislative session, Ron talks to the state’s youngest state senator, 22-year-old Will Haskell, about his vision for Connecticut.

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He's the first Asian American to serve in Connecticut’s General Assembly. And now he’s the state’s attorney general-elect. Today on The Full Story Ron talks to William Tong, who has vowed to fight many of President Trump's policies on issues like immigration, guns, the environment and taxes.

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On The Full Story today Ron talks about Connecticut's largest city, Bridgeport, its storied history and how new commercial growth may have a positive impact on its future. Then we remember President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday. Bush grew up in Connecticut, where his father served as a U.S. senator. Even while living in Texas, Maine and of course Washington, D.C., during his life, Bush maintained deep ties to the state. Ron will also get an update on two clergymembers who will be going to Tijuana this week to meet and provide aid to migrants approaching the border.

The 2019 Outlook For The MTA

Nov 30, 2018
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Advocates for the environment say that one of the best ways to slow global warming is to get us out of our cars and into public transportation. For many of us, that would mean getting onto a train or bus to get to work and not getting behind the wheel. But that’s not practical for many. It’s not available, or it’s too expensive. On The Full Story today: