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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 Ropiak, The 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.

Latest Episodes

Changing Seasons And Fruit Picking; The Need For Bees

Fall weekends in our region are made for apple or pumpkin picking. But some growers say the season is changing. There’s also buzz about bees and the honey they produce. Beekeepers say they are more than just livestock — without them agriculture is in trouble. Our guests: Gregory Sandor, executive director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County John Lyman, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards Ed Harbes Sr., owner, Harbes Family Farm Dan Beardsley, owner, Beardsley Cider Mill and

47 MIN12 hours ago
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Changing Seasons And Fruit Picking; The Need For Bees

Gov. Lamont Approval Ratings; National Politics

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s disapproval rating is lower than Dannel Molloy’s was in his first term. That’s the finding of a recent Sacred Heart University/Hartford Courant poll . More residents, particularly young people and Republicans, say their quality of life has declined in the state. On national issues, the poll shows mixed reviews of key issues leading into the 2020 presidential primary and general elections. Our guests: Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D., associate professor and executive

46 MIN3 days ago
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Gov. Lamont Approval Ratings; National Politics

Competing For Offshore Wind Contracts

New York and Connecticut are looking to upgrade their port infrastructure to make way for offshore wind projects. New York is reaching out to coastal municipalities and developers about the construction and management of wind turbines. In Connecticut, the redevelopment of the State Pier in New London is moving forward in anticipation of offshore wind. Our guests: Doreen Harris, vice president for large-scale renewables, NYSERDA Paul Pallas, administrator, Village of Greenport Steve Englebright,

45 MIN4 days ago
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Competing For Offshore Wind Contracts

Ending AIDS In New York

AIDS was predicted to kill millions in the U.S. To date, more than 650,000 Americans have died from the virus. Now New York says it’s on track to end the epidemic in the state by 2020. We’ll discuss the decline in new infections, the rise of HIV prophylaxis and the roles of needle exchange programs and public education campaigns, with guests: Anthony Santella, Dr.PH., associate professor of public health, Hofstra University Santino Dunham and Rafael Rivera, care navigators, Project Safety Net

48 MIN5 days ago
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Ending AIDS In New York

Public Trails

The Norwalk River Valley Trial and the Empire Trail are two major projects underway in our region to expand and preserve open spaces for public use. But efforts to grow more greenscapes in our region are not easy. What’s the current health of the public trail system in Connecticut and New York? Our guests: Stacey Stern, program specialist, UConn Extension Robin Dropkin, executive director, Parks & Trails New York Kate Rattan, principal transportation planner, Southeastern Connecticut Council

45 MIN6 days ago
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Public Trails

Vaping Crisis Update; Breast Cancer Awareness

The first death linked to vaping has been reported in Connecticut. New York was on the verge of banning flavored e-cigarettes, but an appeals court put the ban on hold. Also, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We check out what health advocates are doing to fight the disease in our region. Our guests: Mary Daugherty Abrams, Connecticut state senator, D-Meriden Irfan Rahman, Ph.D, professor of environmental medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center Brett Dahlberg, health reporter

47 MIN1 weeks ago
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Vaping Crisis Update; Breast Cancer Awareness

Week In Review: October 4, 2019

Connecticut lawmakers still need to resolve a lot of issues like transportation, restaurant wages and nursing home funds. And more issues are piling up, like a ban on vaping. We look at Connecticut’s unfinished business and more, with guests: J.D. Allen, news editor, WSHU Dan Haar, columnist and associate editor, Hearst Connecticut Media Paul Schott, business reporter, Hearst Connecticut Media Emilie Munson, regional correspondent, Hearst Connecticut Media Davis Dunavin, reporter, WSHU

46 MIN1 weeks ago
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Week In Review: October 4, 2019

Community Policing

A Yale University study of New Haven’s community policing policy shows that personal relationships developed by police increase trust and improve public attitudes. Is this the future of policing in our region? Our guests: Kyle Peyton, Ph.D. candidate, political science, Yale University; author, A field experiment on community policing and police legitimacy Robert Kalamaras, captain, Special Services Bureau, Fairfield Police Department Terry Blake, lieutenant, public information officer and

46 MIN1 weeks ago
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Community Policing

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

In the last few weeks, three people have died of Eastern equine encephalitis in Connecticut. They are the first deaths from the virus in the state in six years. What is EEE? How does it spread and what are local health officials doing about it? Our guests: Amanda Cuda, health reporter, Connecticut Post Jocelyn Mullins, DVM, Ph.D., co-coordinator, Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program; public health veterinarian, Connecticut Department of Public Health Theodore Andreadis, Ph.D, director,

35 MIN1 weeks ago
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Business Of Private Jets And Boats

Is the allure of private jets and boats fading? Sales of private boats in our region have dropped so much that some stores are considering closing their doors. And as concern over climate change grows, a younger generation is calling celebrities out on using private jets. What’s the future for the business of small planes and private boats in our area? Our guests: Martin Cantor, Ed.D., director, Long Island Center for Socio-Economic Policy Peter Clark, co-owner, Long Island Aviators Fred

47 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Business Of Private Jets And Boats

Latest Episodes

Changing Seasons And Fruit Picking; The Need For Bees

Fall weekends in our region are made for apple or pumpkin picking. But some growers say the season is changing. There’s also buzz about bees and the honey they produce. Beekeepers say they are more than just livestock — without them agriculture is in trouble. Our guests: Gregory Sandor, executive director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County John Lyman, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards Ed Harbes Sr., owner, Harbes Family Farm Dan Beardsley, owner, Beardsley Cider Mill and

47 MIN12 hours ago
Comments
Changing Seasons And Fruit Picking; The Need For Bees

Gov. Lamont Approval Ratings; National Politics

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s disapproval rating is lower than Dannel Molloy’s was in his first term. That’s the finding of a recent Sacred Heart University/Hartford Courant poll . More residents, particularly young people and Republicans, say their quality of life has declined in the state. On national issues, the poll shows mixed reviews of key issues leading into the 2020 presidential primary and general elections. Our guests: Lesley DeNardis, Ph.D., associate professor and executive

46 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Gov. Lamont Approval Ratings; National Politics

Competing For Offshore Wind Contracts

New York and Connecticut are looking to upgrade their port infrastructure to make way for offshore wind projects. New York is reaching out to coastal municipalities and developers about the construction and management of wind turbines. In Connecticut, the redevelopment of the State Pier in New London is moving forward in anticipation of offshore wind. Our guests: Doreen Harris, vice president for large-scale renewables, NYSERDA Paul Pallas, administrator, Village of Greenport Steve Englebright,

45 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Competing For Offshore Wind Contracts

Ending AIDS In New York

AIDS was predicted to kill millions in the U.S. To date, more than 650,000 Americans have died from the virus. Now New York says it’s on track to end the epidemic in the state by 2020. We’ll discuss the decline in new infections, the rise of HIV prophylaxis and the roles of needle exchange programs and public education campaigns, with guests: Anthony Santella, Dr.PH., associate professor of public health, Hofstra University Santino Dunham and Rafael Rivera, care navigators, Project Safety Net

48 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Ending AIDS In New York

Public Trails

The Norwalk River Valley Trial and the Empire Trail are two major projects underway in our region to expand and preserve open spaces for public use. But efforts to grow more greenscapes in our region are not easy. What’s the current health of the public trail system in Connecticut and New York? Our guests: Stacey Stern, program specialist, UConn Extension Robin Dropkin, executive director, Parks & Trails New York Kate Rattan, principal transportation planner, Southeastern Connecticut Council

45 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Public Trails

Vaping Crisis Update; Breast Cancer Awareness

The first death linked to vaping has been reported in Connecticut. New York was on the verge of banning flavored e-cigarettes, but an appeals court put the ban on hold. Also, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We check out what health advocates are doing to fight the disease in our region. Our guests: Mary Daugherty Abrams, Connecticut state senator, D-Meriden Irfan Rahman, Ph.D, professor of environmental medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center Brett Dahlberg, health reporter

47 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Vaping Crisis Update; Breast Cancer Awareness

Week In Review: October 4, 2019

Connecticut lawmakers still need to resolve a lot of issues like transportation, restaurant wages and nursing home funds. And more issues are piling up, like a ban on vaping. We look at Connecticut’s unfinished business and more, with guests: J.D. Allen, news editor, WSHU Dan Haar, columnist and associate editor, Hearst Connecticut Media Paul Schott, business reporter, Hearst Connecticut Media Emilie Munson, regional correspondent, Hearst Connecticut Media Davis Dunavin, reporter, WSHU

46 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Week In Review: October 4, 2019

Community Policing

A Yale University study of New Haven’s community policing policy shows that personal relationships developed by police increase trust and improve public attitudes. Is this the future of policing in our region? Our guests: Kyle Peyton, Ph.D. candidate, political science, Yale University; author, A field experiment on community policing and police legitimacy Robert Kalamaras, captain, Special Services Bureau, Fairfield Police Department Terry Blake, lieutenant, public information officer and

46 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Community Policing

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

In the last few weeks, three people have died of Eastern equine encephalitis in Connecticut. They are the first deaths from the virus in the state in six years. What is EEE? How does it spread and what are local health officials doing about it? Our guests: Amanda Cuda, health reporter, Connecticut Post Jocelyn Mullins, DVM, Ph.D., co-coordinator, Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program; public health veterinarian, Connecticut Department of Public Health Theodore Andreadis, Ph.D, director,

35 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Business Of Private Jets And Boats

Is the allure of private jets and boats fading? Sales of private boats in our region have dropped so much that some stores are considering closing their doors. And as concern over climate change grows, a younger generation is calling celebrities out on using private jets. What’s the future for the business of small planes and private boats in our area? Our guests: Martin Cantor, Ed.D., director, Long Island Center for Socio-Economic Policy Peter Clark, co-owner, Long Island Aviators Fred

47 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The Business Of Private Jets And Boats