WNPR

Addiction

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Watch: Montville Community Holds Vigil for Victims of Heroin Overdose

Residents of Southeastern Connecticut held a vigil Thursday night in Montville in response to a string of local overdose deaths this past year.
Read More

Massachusetts

Nancy Eve Cohen / New England Public Radio

Lowered, Burned, Removed, and Replaced: Hampshire College's Flag Debate

In the weeks after Election Day, in response to current events, the U.S. flag on the main flagpole at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts has alternately been flown at full-staff and half-staff, burned, removed, and now replaced.
Read More

Courts

Sandy Hook Ride on Washington

Connecticut Supreme Court Takes Sandy Hook Appeal

The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear an appeal in a case brought by Newtown families against gun maker Remington Arms. The families are arguing that the manufacturer shouldn't have marketed and sold military-style weapons to civilians.
Read More

Ask WNPR!

Ask WNPR
Todd Gray / CPBN

Ask WNPR!

What have you always wondered about? WNPR is taking your questions.
Read More
Chris Elphick

The Connecticut Audubon Society is warning of the possible extinction of one of the state's coastal birds: the saltmarsh sparrow.

If the children are the future, the future might be very ill-informed.

That's one implication of a new study from Stanford researchers that evaluated students' ability to assess information sources and described the results as "dismaying," "bleak" and "[a] threat to democracy."

In the two weeks since the election, Planned Parenthood Federation of America has seen a huge increase in volunteers and donations – over 200,000 donations in a single week. But this surge in support hasn't reached many other reproductive health organizations. And many of these centers are already struggling to meet a spike in demand for long-acting contraception after the election of Donald Trump.

Mark Fischer / Creative Commons

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found a majority of Americans disagree with President-elect Donald Trump on certain key issues, including abortion. The survey said U.S. voters support the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision by a margin of 67 to 30 percent.

Cigna

Cigna CEO David Cordani took the stand Tuesday in the anti-trust case against his company’s proposed merger with fellow health insurer Anthem. Some of the tensions between the two merger partners were on display as both Cordani and Anthem CEO Joe Swedish were questioned. 

Lori Mack / WNPR

As Americans continue to live longer, their chance of developing diseases like dementia and Alzheimer's increases. And family members are often assuming the unpaid role of caregiver, resulting in reduced wages and Social Security benefits. 

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy told a group of refugees, Jewish Community leaders, and elected officials on Tuesday that places where local police don’t enforce federal immigration laws should not be called "sanctuary cities."

Meeting with The New York Times today, Donald Trump said the words many have been waiting for: "I disavow and condemn them."

The leader of a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven told a group of elected officials and Jewish and Muslim community leaders on Tuesday that he wants President-elect Donald Trump to visit.

Infectious diseases are no longer the major killers in the U.S. that they once were, but they still surprise us.

According to a report published Tuesday in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, deaths from infectious disease accounted for 5.4 percent of deaths from 1980 to 2014.

Pages

Jobs

Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration's Overtime Pay Rule

With just over a week before it was scheduled to take effect, a federal judge has blocked the implementation of an Obama administration rule that would have extended overtime eligibility to some 4 million Americans.The Labor Department's sweeping overhaul to the overtime rule required employers to pay time-and-a-half to their employees who worked more than 40 hours in a given week and earned less than $47,476 a year.That salary threshold is about twice what currently allows workers to be...
Read More

More News: Politics

Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Stephen Moore, a senior economic adviser to Donald Trump, was once a doctrinaire libertarian and free-trader. Now, Moore says: "Donald Trump's victory has changed the [Republican] Party into a more populist working-class party in some ways that conservatives like myself will like and some that we'll be uncomfortable with."Moore recently told House Republicans that the Republican Party under Trump is no longer the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan. In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep,...
Read More

_

The Beaker

These Two Critters Are on the Prowl

On a prairie in Colorado, a coyote and badger have teamed up to hunt.

Follow @WNPR on Twitter

Special Coverage

WNPR's Coverage of a Drug Crisis

The nation is in the midst of a opioid crisis, and so is Connecticut. We're focusing this week on special reporting.

More News: Health

Jasleen Kaur/flickr creative commons

Statin Recommendations Widen to 40-Year-Olds

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has just issued new guidelines for the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs. It is now recommended that doctors consider prescribing a statin starting at a younger age.
Read More

WNPR Shows

Call in to talk about where we live and who we are. Our show highlights Connecticut's diverse communities -- and we want to hear your stories.
We feature topics that vary widely from day to day. You'll hear a thoughtful, smart, interesting conversation with amazing guests.
Connecticut's best journalists come out of the political trenches every Wednesday for our weekly news roundtable.
Get ideas for easy cooking and healthful living every week.
Our weekly show is about all of New England, America's oldest place, at a time of change.

More from WNPR

Office of Governor Dannel Malloy / Creative Commons

Connecticut Debuts Innovative New Double Snow Plows

Clearing Connecticut highways of snow and ice will be quicker and more efficient this winter, thanks to a fleet of innovative new snow plows. The new plow is towed in the rear of a plow truck, which swings out mechanically, essentially doubling the plowing capability of a regular plow to two full highway lanes in a single pass.
Read More