News http://wshu.org en Long Island's battle against heroin addiction http://wshu.org/post/long-islands-battle-against-heroin-addiction <p>Last year, 122 people on Long Island died from heroin overdoses. Lawmakers have labeled it an epidemic, and the Suffolk County District Attorney has started calling the Long Island Expressway the Heroin Highway. But despite the attention to the problem, things are getting worse, not better. &nbsp;Tim Bolger, editor of the Long Island Press wrote a <a href="http://www.longislandpress.com/2014/04/18/how-long-island-is-losing-its-war-on-heroin/?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">story about the issue</a> this week. He spoke with WSHU's Craig LeMoult.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:34:33 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16065 at http://wshu.org UConn recognizes union for grad students http://wshu.org/post/uconn-recognizes-union-grad-students <p>The University of Connecticut is officially recognizing the new union that will represent more than 2,100 graduate assistants working on UConn campuses. The State Board of Labor Relations determined on Thursday that more than 50% of the graduate4 students had signed the petition seeking collective bargaining rights.</p><p></p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 03:27:01 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16064 at http://wshu.org UConn recognizes union for grad students Trashion Fashion hits the runway http://wshu.org/post/trashion-fashion-hits-runway <p>Models will be wearing old newspapers and aluminum foil &nbsp;on Saturday in Hartford as a Connecticut organization hosts a fashion show called <a href="http://amymerli.com/trashion/hartford.html">Trashion Fashion</a>, for designs made from trash. &nbsp;It's an e<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ffort to make people rethink recycling.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:30:38 +0000 Tarice L.S. Gray 16047 at http://wshu.org Trashion Fashion hits the runway Tollskipping remains steady, but still interesting http://wshu.org/post/tollskipping-remains-steady-still-interesting <p></p><p>Twice this week officials in New York arrested motorist for skipping out on paying tolls at bridges in the region. &nbsp;It's not exactly a trend, but it sure is interesting. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:38:09 +0000 Charles Lane 16046 at http://wshu.org Tollskipping remains steady, but still interesting Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law http://wshu.org/post/historian-s-efforts-research-civil-war-ptsd-thwarted-privacy-law <p>Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.</p><p>Professor Matt Warshauer of Central Connecticut State University has been researching instances of PTSD during the Civil War, which was then referred to as Soldier's Heart. His research has been tripped up by a relatively modern medical issue: privacy.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:09:47 +0000 Alden Bourne 16025 at http://wshu.org Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law