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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.