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

The Full Story

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Conn., N.Y. Lawmakers Get Ready For 2021; Suffolk County Police Head To Missouri

2020 is behind us. And the new year has just begun. So what will 2021 bring us? First up, the state legislatures for Connecticut and New York started their sessions this week. Lawmakers have a lot of ground to cover, including distributing vaccines, balancing budgets, and legalizing recreational marijuana. We speak with reporters covering Hartford and Albany to get their take on the opening day. The Suffolk County Police Department members head to Ferguson, Missouri, to lead a training on

Conn., N.Y. Lawmakers Get Ready For 2021; Suffolk County Police Head To Missouri

Appalachian Folk Ballads and Urban Sci-Fi

It's our final show of the year. So we're saying goodbye to 2020 with music and literature. But be warned, the culture we're sharing is gritty. We'll go on a song catching journey with a Connecticut based musician searching for a medieval European ballad in Appalachia. Then we head to Bridgeport, where a science fiction author imagines a world without guns or technology. Old European ballads and Urban Science Fiction, that's next on The Full Story. A conversation with guests: Derek Pitor ,

Farmers Markets: Keeping the Food Supply Chain Moving During COVID-19

While many businesses were forced to close their doors during the pandemic shut down earlier this year, farmers markets stayed open. Their produce was in demand, and they helped to keep the food supply chain flowing. Today on The Full Story, we're checking in with farmers markets in Connecticut and New York to find out how they're making it through the COVID-19 pandemic. A Conversation with Guests: Bryan P. Hurlburt - Connecticut's Commissioner of Agriculture Jiff Martin - Sustainable Food

SCAMS! They're Out to Get You

The holidays are here. And so are the scammers. They're out in full force to separate consumers from their hard-earned money. And the pandemic has opened the door to a unique form of fraud with fake testing kits and bogus cures. Today on The Full Story, we examine the consumer fraud scams in our region and what you can do to stop them. A conversation with guests: Luke Frey, Associate Director of Communications at Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut Erica Michalowski, MSW, Community

High School & College Sports in the Time of COVID

What happens to the High School student-athletes looking for a path to college through sports but can't play because of COVID-19? On the flip side, what happens to College athletic programs looking to recruit new talent? Today on The Full Story, we take a closer look at the impact the pandemic has on high school and college sports. A conversation with guests: Richard Hanley , Associate Professor of Journalism at Quinnipiac University, Sports journalist Glenn Lungarini, Executive Director CAS

The 2020 Youth Vote

This year there was a significant effort to get young people to vote. And that effort paid off. Researchers are still crunching the numbers, but the latest data suggests that around 50 percent of voting-eligible young people, ages 18-29, cast a ballot in the 2020 Presidential election. Today on The Full Story, we'll explore how the youth vote can shape elections and how young people shaped one of the most historic Presidential races in recent memory.

Post Election Wrap Up and Covid-19 Strategy

It's the end of a historic week on so many levels. More voters cast their ballots in 2020 than in any previous Presidential Election. There were also more mail-in ballots than ever before, and some races are still undecided. As if that's not enough, this drama is playing out as a pandemic - once again - spreads through our nation. Today on The Full Story, we check in with local political reporters for an update on local races. And we speak with Health officials about the rise in COVID-19 cases

Thrilling Tales of Terror: Why We Love To Be Scared

A headless horseman roams a sleepy hollow. Unearthly sounds echo out of a small mountain in Connecticut. The spirit of a lovesick woman haunts a lake on Long Island, where she lures men to their deaths. Our region is rich with ghoulish tales of ghosts, horror, and unexplained events. Today on The Full Story, we dim the lights and huddle close (while socially distancing, of course) to hear these eerie local legends. And we check in with a folklorist to find out why telling tales of terror are not

What Is Motivating People To Vote?

What is motivating people to vote?

Is Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Can your race be bad for your health? Some cities and towns in our region say yes! Yes, it is! The outcry for racial justice following the death of George Floyd has caused municipalities, and even some states around the country, to officially declare racism a public health crisis. Racial disparities in our social and health care systems can compromise Black and Brown people's well-being in our communities. The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted this imbalance. But what happens next? Today on

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