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.

Michael Sohn / AP

Less than 12 hours after President Donald Trump announced that the he would exit the Paris climate accord, the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany, was lit up with a projection of Trump’s face. It said “#TotalLoser, so sad!”

Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Communities along Connecticut’s southeastern shore want faster, reliable train service to D.C, New York and Boston – but not if it skips their local train stations. A proposed federal plan for high speed rail would do just that.

Gero Breloer / AP

On Thursday, more than 70,000 people welcomed former President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. Obama and Merkel met to speak about civic engagement at the 500-year anniversary celebration of the German Protestant Church.

Jessica Hill / AP

Family and friends of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez gathered for a private funeral in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut, on Monday.

Evan Vucci / AP

Two dozen mental health professionals met for the first time at Yale Medical School Thursday to analyze President Donald Trump. 

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