Cassandra Basler

Producer/Reporter

Cassandra Basler comes to WSHU by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. She recently graduated with a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship, which means she has two years to report on an issue anywhere in the world (she's still figuring out where she'd like to go). She grew up just north of Detroit, Michigan, where she worked for the local public radio affiliate. She also wrote about her adventures sampling the city cuisines for the first guidebook to be published in three decades, Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit. Before that, Cassandra studied English, German and Urban Studies at University of Michigan. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.

U.S. National Archive Record Administration via AP

When two Air Force planes collided in 1966, they released hydrogen bombs that sprinkled plutonium all over the Spanish countryside. Victor Skaar and nearly 1,600 service members got sick after cleaning the spill.

bynyalcin / Wikimedia Commons

The City of New Haven has hired architects to plan an economic development project in Long Wharf, the area along I-95 and Long Island Sound.

First and Summerfield United Methodist Church / Facebook

A father of three sought sanctuary from deportation in a New Haven church on Thursday after the Board of Immigration Appeals denied his request for an emergency stay of removal Wednesday night.

Connecticut Republican Party

The Connecticut Republican party is challenging the non-partisan status of a grassroots group in Greenwich that was established after Donald Trump was elected president.

Indivisible Greenwich says on its official website that it’s a non-partisan, grassroots group that opposes the Trump administration.

Courtesy of the Connecticut Coalition against Domestic Violence / Facebook

In Connecticut, all police are being trained to spot the warning signs of intimate partner violence. The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence says it’s the nation’s first statewide screening program to prevent lethal domestic abuse.

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