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The first Presidential Debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump takes place at Hofstra, Long Island’s largest private University.  

WSHU’s Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma has been looking into how Hofstra became the host of the first debate. He sat down with Morning Edition host Tom Kuser to discuss what he learned.  Below is a transcript of their conversation.

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This weekend over 2,000 volunteers are cleaning the Connecticut River and its tributaries along the four-state watershed as part of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s 20th annual Source to Sea cleanup of the river.

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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein wants to get the word out about her platform because she was not invited to the televised presidential debates on Monday. Stein drew 150 students at Central Connecticut State University on Thursday afternoon.

Tonight we'll honor all those hard-working side-kicks of college sports with Albert Ketelbey's "Dance of the Merry Mascots."  

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In the summer of 1994, businessman Donald Trump, joined then-Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim to announce with fanfare Trump Park City Plaza.

It was to be among other things an amusement park, retail and residential space and a shipping terminal on the harbor front in the South End of Bridgeport. But the project never materialized.

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A former Cuomo Administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, accused of carrying out kickback and bribery schemes over a period of several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor’s much touted Upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.

Human Remains Found In Suffolk, MS-13 Gang Suspected

Sep 22, 2016
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Suffolk County police are searching a wooded area off the Sagtikos Parkway as part of their investigation into possible gang murders in Brentwood.

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A national water quality study has revealed that many drinking water samples from Long Island and Connecticut have tested positive for the toxin, chromium-6, made famous in the film “Erin Brokovich.”  

Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates

Sep 22, 2016

WSHU will broadcast live, anchored special coverage and analysis of the four presidential and vice-presidential debates.

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel will anchor all the debate specials. Special Coverage will air 9:00-11:00 pm ET for the four debates. Each debate will run 90 minutes without a break. After the debate, NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR reporters will provide analysis and fact-checking.

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New York State leaders are concerned that Long’s Island food banks aren’t getting enough donations to help the growing number of hungry people.