Davis Dunavin

Reporter

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

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Stephen King’s novels usually take place in small town Maine. But one of King’s most famous novels might contain a call-back to his childhood in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Sandy Hook Memorial Commission

Newtown, Connecticut, has released the first proposals for an official memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. They range from a reflecting pool to a memorial grove. WSHU’s Davis Dunavin recently spoke with Kyle Lyddy, the chair of Newtown’s Sandy Hook Memorial Commission.

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Connecticut’s Office of Policy Management says the state’s overall prison population is dropping.

About 13,500 inmates currently make up Connecticut’s prison population, down from an all-time high of nearly 20,000 inmates in 2008. OPM says by this time next year, it predicts the state will have the lowest prison population it’s had in 25 years.

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Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill wants to make some information in the state’s electronic voter database harder for the public to access, information like full birth dates and addresses.

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Commuter advocate Jim Cameron says it’s time to take a closer look at bus travel in Connecticut. Cameron, with the Commuter Action Group, argued in favor of buses in a recent op-ed for Hearst Media.

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