Kaomi Goetz

Reporter, WSHU-Fairfield County Public Radio

Kaomi is an award-winning journalist whose love for telling stories began during her childhood in Minnesota, where she spent countless hours writing and illustrating "books" with reams of paper requested from her parents. These days, her focus is decidedly on non-fiction, believing that some of the best stories to be told are true. Her work for the WSHU Public Radio Group is foused on Fairfield County, but she is heard regularly on all of our frequencies as well as on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  She's also reported for Planet Money, The World, Marketplace, Latino USA and WNYC's Studio 360. Kaomi is a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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Metro North
12:20 pm
Sat November 23, 2013

Conn. commuter advocate Cameron resigns

Jim Cameron, who announced he's retiring from the Connecticut Metro-North Rail Commuter Council, speaking to the Westport Rotary Club
Credit John Hartwell

  Jim  Cameron, long time advocate for rail commuters, has announced that he'll resign.

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Superstorm Sandy federal assistance
3:30 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Four centers for federal housing assistance for Superstorm Sandy open in Conn.

On Wednesday, Connecticut Governor Malloy announced the opening of four intake centers in the state  to help homeowners apply for disaster assistance from super storm Sandy. The centers are in Norwalk, Milford, Fairfield and East Haven. The state Department of Housing is distributing $30 million in federal relief assistance for homeowners not covered by insurance or FEMA. Housing Commissioner Evonne Klein  says if residents have any questions they should visit a center.

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Stamford Mayoral Race
9:55 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Malloy reiterates support for Martin

Candidate David Martin gestured to Governor Dannel Malloy, as William Tong looks on.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Democrats in Stamford put on a united front Monday as Governor Dannel Malloy ceremoniously endorsed candidate David Martin for mayor.

Malloy, a former 12-year mayor of Stamford, had endorsed his personal friend William Tong in the Democratic primary.

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Developer pulls agreement
9:28 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Bridgewater move off the table, for now

On Tuesday night, the developer of Bridgewater Associates' proposed headquarters in Stamford withdrew a controversial license agreement needed to secure a deal for the hedge fund to complete its state-supported move from Westport to Stamford. 

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Affordable Care Act implementation
9:03 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Conn. insurance exchange trying to answer questions as it reaches out to customers

Attendees at a "healthy chat" at the New Haven Free Public Library on Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

The chief marketing officer for Connecticut's health insurance exchange says over 6,600 leads have been generated as of last week due to recent outreach efforts, including informational sessions across the state.

About 50 people took part in one of those informational sessions, which the exchange calls "healthy chats" on Thursday night in New Haven.

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