Davis Dunavin


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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It’s one of the world’s great literary mysteries: a 15th century book full of bizarre illustrations of imaginary plants, astrological signs, surreal figures and landscapes. Its origins are unknown, its creator anonymous. And it’s written entirely in an unknown language that’s stumped the world’s greatest codebreakers.

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Black Lives Matter activists protested outside City Hall and blocked streets in Hartford, Connecticut, on Monday. It was in response to a police dash cam video released last week that depicts a case of possible excessive use of force.

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A Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints temple in Farmington, Connecticut, opened this weekend. It’s the second Mormon temple in New England. The temple would normally be off limits to non-Mormons, but it’s offering public tours this month.

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‘90s teen idol Melissa Joan Hart is now in charge of Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign in Connecticut. Hart told People magazine yesterday she’s taking the role of state chairperson for the Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico governor. This is the actress’s first official foray into politics.

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According to a new Yale University study, police use of force is likely to increase after officers are victims of violence – but only if the suspects are black.