Naomi Starobin

News Director

Great radio intrigues, informs and inspires. That's what Naomi and the news team aim for: not only the news, but the stories behind the news that give listeners a deeper, broader understanding.  Naomi has a degree from  the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and in previous careers was an environmental engineering consultant and a ranger with the National Park Service. She is a board member of PRNDI, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.

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Men beat Kentucky to win NCAA championship
10:03 am
Tue April 8, 2014

UConn! UConn! UConn!

Connecticut players celebrate after their 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.
Credit AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

The University of Connecticut men's basketball team defeated the University of Kentucky 60-54 on Monday night to win their fourth NCAA championship.

UConn guard Shabazz Napier was selected as the Most Outstanding Player at the Final Four after getting 22 points and six rebounds in the championship game.
 
 The Huskies' steely point guard outshined Kentucky's freshmen phenoms in the win. Napier and fellow backcourt mate Ryan Boatright controlled the tempo
and together outscored Wildcats twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison 36-15.
 
 Napier as a freshman won a national title on UConn's 2011 team led by another
star guard in Kemba Walker.

Back at the school's campus in Storrs, thousands of jubilant students celebrated the win.


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safeguards in place to avoid a repeat of massive o
11:53 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Malloy: Metro-North substation upgrade should improve reliability

Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven, CT announcing substation upgrade. Behind him (L to R) are U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, CT DOT Comm. James Redeker and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
Credit Naomi Starobin

  Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy said work is beginning Monday on an upgrade to a substation in Cos Cob, Connecticut.  The $10 million upgrade is expected to improve the operation of Metro North’s New Haven line trains.  

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1 year later
2:45 pm
Sat December 14, 2013

Conn. bells ring, commemorating Newtown victims

The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Conn.
Credit Naomi Starobin

  Bells rang at 9:30 on Saturday morning at The Basilica of Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Stamford, Connecticut, and other churches and institutions, in memory of those  killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School a year ago.

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"As the colors of autumn stream down the wind..."
3:58 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Governors' Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1938 and now

Connecticut Governor Wilbur T. Cross, who held office from 1931 to 1938
Credit CT State Library

 It’s traditional for Governors to deliver Thanksgiving Proclamations every year.  They usually include something about being thankful and a recap of the year.   This year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s message says, in part, “From a once-in-a-lifetime economic downturn, to dangerous storms, to unthinkable tragedy, we have faced challenges that no one would ever have asked for.  Yet, in those darkest moments of need, I have been thankful for the tremendous grace and compassion we have shown to one another.”

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Local Globetrotter
12:20 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Bridgeport native Alvin Clinkscales, formerly with Harlem Globetrotters, remembered

Courtesy of Julia Savino

A former member of the renowned Harlem Globetrotters basketball team died this week.  Some also knew Connecticut's Alvin Clinkscales as the first black high school coach in state.  Many called him a  mentor and friend.

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