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Stories from this week and the coming weekend that impact southeastern Connecticut

This week I talk to reporters about stories they are working on or have recently written and ask them to give us an overview and to tell us why the stories might have an impact on our communities.

Duration: 00:13:48

The Day newsroom tackles issues of trust and transparency in journalism

This week on The Storyline we talk about a project called Trusting News that the newsroom is taking part in. It’s a project to help newsroom increase trust, transparency and accessibility with the communities they serve. I talked to The Day’s publisher Gary Farrugia about what differentiates The Day from other news organizations. I also spoke to reporter Erica Moser and Director of multimedia Peter Huoppi about what the newsroom plans to do to tackle the issues of trust and transparency.

Duration: 00:32:56

Costco a no-go in East Lyme and controversial shellfishing in the Niantic River

Environmental reporter Martha Shanahan talks to us about a controversial commercial shellfishing project in the Niantic River and Kim Drelich gets us up to speed on the proposed Costco development in East Lyme.

Duration: 00:20:36

Racial incidents in the Coast Guard Academy, Navy reviews it’s training and we finally have a state budget

This week, we are joined by reporter Julia Bergman who talked to us about recent racial incidents at the Coast Guard Academy, and she caught us up on the recent Navy review of its training and basic seamanship following two deadly collisions involving Navy surface ships. Reporter Erica Moser also stopped by to give us an update on the state budget that was signed by Governor Malloy.

Duration: 00:21:59

A police manhunt, following a home invasion and stabbing, closes part of a Norwich neighborhood

Reporter Lindsay Boyle joined the podcast to talk about her reporting on a massive manhunt in Norwhich connected to a home invasion and stabbing that occurred on Saturday, October 21. On Tuesday, October 24, Norwich police searched for Brandon Uzialko who was seen in the Greeneville part of Norwich. Uzialko was found dead later that night. Lindsay also gives a preview of a story she’s working on about tactical training for K9 units from across the Northeast. Also, on Wednesday, October...

Duration: 00:21:15

London officials invites Fitch High School students to London for parade

Westminster City Councilor Robert Davis, who also has the title of deputy lord mayor, came with Bob Bone, executive director of London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, to present a formal invitation. They were inviting the marching band and chamber choir at Fitch High School to perform in the 2019 parade and festival.

Duration: 00:08:11

What’s it like to be a submariner? We spent 48 hours on the USS John Warner

Military and defense reporter Julia Bergman spent 48 hours aboard the USS John Warner and she talked to us about the experience and what sailors had to say about life as a submariner.

Duration: 00:15:55

New population projections show considerable growth in parts of southeastern Connecticut

Reporter Erica Moser joined us to talk numbers, specifically, population numbers as the Connecticut State Data Center just released it’s population projections for all Connecticut towns for the period between 2015 and 2040. We talked about some of the trends that we discovered and what it means to towns in our region.

Duration: 00:10:15

What does it mean to be an American in the current divisive political climate?

How have the events of Charlottesville and last year’s presidential election affected the way our communities think about being American? We talked to a reverend from Mystic, a pro-Trump Republican from Stonington and organizers and praticipants of a candlelight vigil in Niantic that was organized to remember the victims of Charlottesville.

Duration: 01:00:43

USS Hartford returns to New London as friends and family await with cheers, tears and hugs

Hundreds of wives, children, parents, siblings and friends crowded in the rain onto one of the piers at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton to welcome home the USS Hartford and its crew.

Duration: 00:04:09

PREVIEW: What does it mean to be an American in the current idealogically and politically divisive climate?

Over next few months on The Storyline podcast we’ll explore the theme of American identity in the current politically and ideologically divisive climate in the country. We’ll look at how our local communities have responded to the events of Charlottesville, and how that has affected their ideas of what it means to be American. We want to know how have the presidential election of 2016, the events of last week and the months leading up to it affected our ideas of what it means to be...

Duration: 00:03:14

How many cheeses will get a pizza into the Guiness World Records?

Two or three varieties of cheese usually are good enough for most pizzas. That is unless you are trying to break a world record. Erica Moser went to Waterford to see a 112-cheese pizza being made in an attempt to break a Guiness World Record.

Duration: 00:10:02

Will Connecticut ever get a state budget and will the Trump White House finally find some order?

Editorial page editor Paul Choiniere stopped by to give an update on the continued lack of a state budget and to discuss some of the latest staff turnover in the Trump White House.

Duration: 00:16:09

Behind-the-scenes details on our recent immigration project and a look back at the life of Ledyard farmer Robert Burns

Reporter Lindsay Boyle recently led a project looking at the paths to legal immigration in the U.S. She joined Carlos Virgen to share some behind-the-scenes details. Reporters Marthat Shanahan and Nate Lynch talk about Ledyard farmer and Aikido instructor Robert Burns who died recently in a car crash. Additional audio of Robert Burns was provided by Reece Alvarez, who in 2012 shot a video featuring Burns and his Aiki Farm.

Duration: 00:23:46

Sailfest took over the streets of downtown New London

Reporter Erica Moser spent a couple of days at Sailfest in downtown New London and she brought back her impressions and sounds from the event.

Duration: 00:10:52

Connecticut has no budget, Trump continues to clash with media and feds want voter records from all 50 states

We invited editorial page editor Paul Choiniere to talk about Connecticut’s budget crisis, President Trump’s ongoing dust-ups with the media and his administration’s requests for voter records from all 50 states.

Duration: 00:23:55

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2021 is promptly introduced to the rigorous military life on “Day One”

In this week’s episode, military and defense reporter Julia Bergman talks to us about the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s “Day One” which is the day the young men and women report to the academy for the first time. She was there to capture the sounds of the swab’s introduction into military life.

Duration: 00:09:28

Connecticut’s third casino moving forward, and Barrett-Jackson auto auction returns to Mohegan Sun

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the lawsuit by MGM Resorts International challenging the Connecticut law that allowed the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes to partner on a third Connecticut casino. The Day’s Brian Hallenbeck discusses the ruling, as well as the spectacle of the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Collector Car Auction at Mohegan Sun.

Duration: 00:18:46

High school graduations and senior profiles

At the end of every school year, The Day covers some of the local high school graduation ceremonies and also produce a series of senior profiles highlighting some of the outstanding student in the region. Reporters Martha Shanahan and Nate Lynch discuss the seniors that they profiled.

Duration: 00:15:15

Time suck at the DMV and a recommendation for legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut

Are you ready to spend two or three hours at the DMV? Columnist David Collins wrote about his frustrations during a recent trip to the Norwich DMV office. The Day’s Editorial Board, this week, endorsed the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. Editorial page editor Paul Choiniere joined us to talk about the recommendations.

Duration: 00:19:38

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