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 Impact Of The Census

Jul 10, 2019
Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census is moving forward without the citizen question. Or is it? Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz says the Trump administration is doing the right thing in dropping the question. But has the damage been done and will immigrants and undocumented residents in our region avoid being counted? And if they do, how will that impact federal funding and congressional representation for Connecticut and New York? Our guests:

New York's Ambitious Climate Change Law

Jul 9, 2019
Ed Suominen / Creative Commons

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a plan that has been called the most aggressive climate change legislation in the nation, possibly the world. What’s in that plan and what does it mean for renewable energy projects on Long Island? Our guests:

Prescription Drug Prices

Jul 8, 2019
Thomas Breher from Pixabay

Connecticut officials are taking action to lower the price of prescription drugs. They’re negotiating new contracts and bringing lawsuits against generic pharmaceutical companies that inflate prices. In New York lawmakers worked on new bills to lower drug prices. What’s happening in our region to make prescription drugs affordable? Our guests:

Update: 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Jul 3, 2019
US Network Pool via AP

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is set to end next year. The fund offers financial support for first responders who are struggling with serious medical issues after the 2001 terrorist attacks. What efforts are underway to keep the fund going and how are first responders coping with their physical and mental health? Our guests:

Rep. Himes And Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Jul 2, 2019
Alex Brandon / AP

U.S. Representative Jim Himes has called for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. He’s the first of the Connecticut congressional delegation to do it. We speak with Congressman Himes about his decision and talk with experts about what impeachment really means. Our guests: