Dan Katz

WSHU News Director

Dan began his career in public radio at WUFT-FM in Gainesville while attending the University of Florida. As host and producer of the Front Page Edition of All Things Considered, he interviewed several key political figures as well as some controversial personalities. He has been recognized by the Florida Associated Press and the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for his feature reporting.

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Courtesy of Connecticut State Medical Society

Dr. Henry Jacobs, president of the Connecticut State Medical Society, says soaring prescription drug costs have forced many people to make difficult decisions.

Opening Arguments Begin In LI Corruption Trial

Mar 16, 2016
Julio Avila / WSHU

Opening statements in the federal corruption trial of Suffolk County Conservative Chairman Edward Walsh began this morning in Central Islip. Walsh is accused of stealing over $200,000 by lying on timesheets, while he worked as a lieutenant for the Suffolk County Correctional System.

AP Photo/Tim Roske

Jerry Greenfield, one of the co-founders of Vermont-based Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, joined Connecticut lawmakers in Hartford on Thursday to speak in support of labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

AAA.com

A new report from the American Automobile Association (AAA) finds that hands-free technologies can mentally distract drivers even if their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel.

Fran Mayko is a spokesperson for AAA in Connecticut. Mayko said the report shows that after a driver uses voice-activated systems to make a call, text, or select music, a driver can still be distracted for up to 27 seconds after finishing that task.

AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Republican lawmakers in the Connecticut General Assembly are calling for a special legislative session to address Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy's mid-year budget cuts. In September, Malloy announced more than $100 million in cuts to hospitals and human services programs.

Republicans responded in September by calling for a special session. On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano again urged lawmakers who disagree with Malloy's cuts to "rethink this budget to prevent a health care crisis.''

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