Mark Herz

WSHU All Things Considered host, senior editor

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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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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Region braces for winter storm
9:38 am
Thu January 2, 2014

CT, NY governors urge commuters to stay off roads as storm approaches

A pedestrian walks through morning snow, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across the region on the first work day of 2014, with some areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

A winter storm is approaching the region with the potential to drop more than a foot of snow.
 
 Winter storm warnings and watches are in effect for the entire region, with the
storm promising to make travel messy on the first work day of the new year.
 
 The worst of the storm is expected to hit later on Thursday with bitterly cold
temperatures. Parts of Connecticut could see 10 inches of snow before the storm
moves on. Already, light snow is falling across much of the region with wind
chills hovering around 10-above.
 

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Anti-discrimination extended to health care
7:10 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Conn. praised for being 2nd state in region to insist on insurance coverage for gender transition

GLAD says it is urging all six New England states to cover all medical treatments related to gender dsyphoria.

A New England gay rights organization is praising Connecticut's Department of Insurance for issuing a bulletin to the state’s insurers. The bulletin is an order that tells insurers they have to pay for gender transition treatments. WSHU’s Mark Herz reports it’s the second state in New England to issue such a bulletin.

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