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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A Conversation With U.S. Rep. Jim Himes

Nov 19, 2018
David J. Phillip / AP

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes has represented Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District since January 2009. He just won his re-election bid, and now that the Democrats are in the majority, he is expected to have a larger role on the national stage.

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Back in the day, Bridgeport, Connecticut’s largest city, was one of the most vibrant cities in the country. From manufacturing to the arts, Bridgeport was magnificent. But after World War II, the city faltered. Can Bridgeport restore its former glory?

Ron sits down with Mayor Joe Ganim to talk about what the future may hold for Bridgeport. 

Going Gray In The Suburbs

Nov 14, 2018
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The suburbs are getting old. Young people are leaving Connecticut and Long Island for more vibrant cities. What does that mean for our area? What are the economic implications? How can we meet the real needs of our seniors? Find out today on The Full Story. Our guests:

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: