A daily news podcast from the Connecticut-New York region, with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Hosted by WSHU’s Sabrina Garone. Publishing evenings, Monday through Friday.
Making his second trip to Connecticut since taking office, President Joe Biden is pushing a $3.5 trillion spending plan that would lower child care costs and create universal Pre-K. New York is finally going to pay up for education. The former Suffolk County DA is denied bail, and a WSHU podcast gets a big audience.
Less than 1% of Connecticut state employees have been let go or placed on unpaid leave. Governor Hochul defends eliminating religious exemptions from vaccines, Connecticut republicans want to crack down on juvenile crime, and the TikTok challenge that's got local students and parents concerned.
U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin of eastern Long Island has support from nearly all local Republican leaders to run for governor of New York. Governor Hochul is the frontrunner, though, for next year's election. How some Yale students are working to help discharged veterans, and lawmakers say TCI needs public pressure to pass.
The mayor of West Haven says she uncovered multiple “improper” payouts of federal Coronavirus relief money. New York healthcare workers can apply for religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine. President Biden will make a trip to Connecticut later this week, and Indigenous People's Day replaced some Columbus Day celebrations around the country.
SUNY doesn't have the power to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all of its employees. Online sports betting in Connecticut kicks off tomorrow, a state lawmaker defends her controversial comment about the governor, and the impacts of “Don's Ask, Don't Tell”.
Nearly 80% of Connecticut restaurants report lower revenues than they did in 2019. Unvaccinated state workers in Connecticut could face unpaid leave, leaders from Mystic Aquarium make a trip to the White House today, and how's New York's new governor doing?
Wastewater runoff from this summer's storms has pushed large amounts of nitrogen into Long Island's waterways. States in our region team up to prevent crime, Governor Hochul shares how the opioid crisis has impacted her family, and how New London is celebrating the history of its black community.
Advocates have proposed an employment plan to help businesses find help. Most state employees have complied with Connecticut's vaccine mandate, looking further into Cuomo's book deal, and could climate change force us to move?
Governor Lamont says he'll give Connecticut state workers a few days to comply with a vaccination mandate. Updates could be coming soon to I-95, the New York Civil Liberties Union sues Nassau County Police, and making life for military spouses a bit easier.
Hundreds of Long Island residents joined nationwide rallies in support of abortion access. Connecticut business owners struggle to find new employees, Long Island democrats endorse Governor Hochul for next year's gubernatorial election, and the opposition to Killingly power plant continues.
Long Island residents have concerns over congestion pricing to commute into Manhattan. Combating military suicides with mental health care, a federal baby bond program looks a lot like Connecticut's program and Governor Hochul's potential challengers.
Sports betting is legal in Connecticut at its two tribal casinos as of today. Connecticut makes a huge payment on its pension debt, expanding internet access in the state, and New York hospitals experience staffing shortages.
Officials want to extend the Empire State Trail through Long Island. Connecticut state employees get an extension for their vaccines, the MTA's stalled COVID-19 recovery, and mortgage relief could be on its way to Connecticut residents soon.
Connecticut lawmakers could take up the Transportation and Climate Initiative. Expanding hurricane relief in New York, how one Yale student's time in prison inspired prize winning poetry, and Connecticut needs to cut back on trash.
Connecticut commuters might soon experience less traffic on the Merritt Parkway. New York prepares for a healthcare worker shortage, some Connecticut bus drivers protest vaccine mandates, and how do these mandates hold up in court?
Legal online gambling is expected to take off in Connecticut this month, a vaccine deadline for New York healthcare workers is approaching, New Haven is expecting some unwanted guests this weekend, and is the Suffolk County Police Department diverse enough?
Many Connecticut public schools have poor air quality. Conservatives in Connecticut oppose extending the governor's emergency powers, advocates are disappointed the state won't move forward with TCI, and New York State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker is out.
A Suffolk County election official says early voting is too expensive to run this year. Can the ocean be shared by both marine life and offshore wind? Connecticut's Department of Labor plans to take back millions in unemployment payments, and drama over gerrymandering.