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Remote learning, in-class sessions, student pods, hybrids. Last year students in our region were faced with a spectrum of options to continue their studies during the pandemic. So how did the students, and the educational system for that matter
Ridership on public transportation plunged to new lows during the pandemic. Now that Connecticut and New York are fully re-opening, will people go back to using buses and trains in the same numbers? Some experts say don’t count on it. This week
This week on The Full Story, we profile an emerging newsmaker in our region. We begin with the newest member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, Corey Paris. He’s also one of the youngest members and is poised to shape policyng an for
Vaccination rates are climbing in Connecticut and New York. COVID-19 restrictions are easing up. And summer is approaching. These are good signs for many local business owners. They anticipate the summer of 2021 will be dramatically better than
Zoning! You can’t talk about affordable housing in Connecticut without it. Zoning laws set the rules for new housing development in the state. Some residents want to keep local control over zoning. But affordable housing advocates support legis
In the first days of his new administration, President Joe Biden committed to expanding clean, renewable energy. His first move is to give a boost to offshore wind projects along the East Coast. That puts our region right at the heart of his pl
Housing in Connecticut is expensive. That’s one thing almost all residents of the Nutmeg state can agree on. Developing affordable housing in the state has always been a challenge, and the demand for it has grown during the pandemic. Now a chan
Before COVID-19 transformed all of our lives, one of the main public health concerns was the opioid crisis. In Connecticut, overdoses from opioid use went up in 2020. And the Health Department says they’re still rising. This week on The Full St
For the last 5 years, former President Donald Trump redefined the Republican Party on a national level. Now, after a tumultuous 2020 election and an insurrection on the US Capitol, the nation is heading in a different direction. So how have all
Should prisons be abolished? If they are, what would replace them? On the next Full Story, we conclude our two-part series on transforming criminal justice in our region by examining how people are incarcerated. Movements for racial and social
Just seven months ago, people filled the streets of cities throughout the US and the world calling for racial justice. Now it’s a new year, and we’ve gone through an election, an insurrection and an inauguration of a new President and an histor
How do you preserve African American history? Connecticut author Jill Snyder started with her own family. Her book: "Dear Mary, Dear Luther" is a rare collection of 1930's love letters written by her parents. While researching the book, Snyder
The moratoriums on rent and mortgages In Connecticut and New York set to end in December have been extended into the New Year. Does that help homeowners and renters and landlords, or does it just delay the impending evictions? What are lawmaker
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 vacc
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 Europ
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
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 Fu
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
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
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 en
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
What is motivating people to vote?
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 d
A new school year has begun. How are teachers, students, and parents managing learning during COVID-19? A conversation with guests: Dr. Donald Perras, Educational Consultant Jeff Leake, President of the Connecticut Education Association Gwen Sa
What is an essential worker? When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit our region, we heard a lot about them. People who worked in Healthcare, sanitation, supermarkets, and the post office became essential. They risked their health to keep us all go
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