Mark Herz

WSHU All Things Considered host, reporter

Mark started his romance with journalism in his last year at Yale, where he majored in linguistics. Then, it was on to Columbia for a M.S. at the Graduate School of Journalism, where he reported from ground zero on Sept. 11. A Connecticut native, he was also a newspaper and public radio reporter for a time in Northern Arizona. Mark has won numerous state, regional, and national awards for both his reporting and interviewing. During his time at WSHU he's won national awards in 2013 and 2012. And in 2011, he won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for his series, "Policing the Mentally Ill.”

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After miraculous innovation, tragic loss
9:50 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

New book details the triumphs and hubris of Wright brothers

The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?

Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.

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Reformers wait. Longer
4:15 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

The ethics attempts of New York's budget

Andrew Cuomo, seated, hands out baseballs to Senate co-leader Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, from left, Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Garden City, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, during a news conference and budget bill signing ceremony.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed this years $140 billion budget Tuesday. It includes a property tax rebate for homeowners, increased education aid, pre-k funding, and also some ethics reforms. We've been air stories on the education and tax policies, but to here about ethics reforms WSHU's Charles Lane is here.  

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Understanding the Newtown shooting
7:27 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Sandy Hook shooter's father breaks his silence

Writer Andrew Solomon, whose article about Peter Lanza appears in the New Yorker
Credit AP Photo/Scribner, Annie Leibovitz

Peter Lanza is the father of Adam Lanza, the young Newtown Connecticut man who killed his mother, 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and then himself.

Peter Lanza has avoided the press, but granted long interviews to writer Andrew Solomon last Fall. Solomon’s article on Peter Lanza is in this week’s New Yorker.

Andrew Solomon is the author of ‘Far from the Tree,’ which explores the relationships in families where children and parents are exceptionally different from each other. He also has a Ph.D. in psychology.

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Storm packs a financial wallop
2:51 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Emergency declarations in Conn. may help pay for storm cleanup in New Haven

A snow shoveler walks down Wooster St. in New Haven, Conn. Clean-up was ongoing, and, a day after the storm, streets were still doing double duty with many sidewalks impassable.
Credit Mark Herz

Thursday’s storm put a strain on travel, commerce, and the ability of cities and towns to clean up after it. Snow emergency declarations in Connecticut’s second biggest city and by the state may help with the financial strain of the storm.

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Home heating = less natural gas for electricity
9:47 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Cold snap leads to spike in natural gas prices and increased fossil fuels for electricity

Frigid cold temperatures this week  means a lot of folks are cranking  up the thermostats in their homes. And it turns out one result of that has been a spike in the cost of natural gas, and an increase in the amount of oil and oil used for electricity generation. Jan Ellen Spiegel of the Connecticut Mirror explained what’s happening to WSHU’s Mark Herz.

Read Jan Ellen Spiegel's story in the Connecticut Mirror here.

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