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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A Google study has given some insight on state-by-state spelling habits by looking at search results for the phrase “How do you spell.” For example, in Iowa, it’s vacuum – in Pennsylvania, sauerkraut.

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Insurance giant Aetna is in talks with several states to moves its headquarters out of Hartford, Connecticut, where it’s been since the 1800s.

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A plan to offer financial aid to undocumented immigrants in Connecticut could be in jeopardy. That’s because of a UConn student activist’s arrest earlier this month for anti-Trump graffiti. The arrest led state lawmakers to push back a vote on the bill.

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The beloved NPR sports commentator Frank Deford passed away Sunday. A longtime resident of Westport, Connecticut, he was a familiar voice on NPR’s Morning Edition for nearly four decades. He left behind 1,656 commentaries – many of them from WSHU’s studio in Fairfield.

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The Greatest Show on Earth came to an end Sunday night after nearly a century and a half. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus put on its final performance at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.