Diane Orson

WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio

Diane Orson appears in the following:

Dartmouth returns the papers of an 18th century Mohegan scholar to the tribe

Thursday, May 05, 2022

Samson Occom was sent to Europe to raise funds for a school for Native American students, but the money was diverted to found Dartmouth College. Now a step toward reconciliation.


Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones found liable for defamation in Sandy Hook case

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Alex Jones lost a defamation case brought on by families of some of the 26 victims killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.


6 Decades Later, This Atomic Vet Is Finishing His Music Education

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Hank Bolden is one of thousands of U.S. soldiers exposed to secret nuclear weapons tests in the 1950s. He's now using compensation money from the federal government to focus on his first love: music.


ICE Ignores State Pardons In Connecticut

Saturday, August 31, 2019

In Connecticut, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to deport a legal permanent resident even though her record has been cleared.


Long-Lost Babe Ruth Interview Discovered In Prep School Archives

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The interview is part of a collection donated to Cheshire Academy 20 years ago by broadcaster Joe Hasel. A Ruth historian tells NPR the recording offers some new insights about the ballplayer.


Democratic Mayoral Primary In Bridgeport, Conn., Expected To Be Competitive

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Voters in Bridgeport head to the polls on Wednesday. Mayor Bill Finches faces former Mayor Joe Ganim, who is staging a comeback bid after spending seven years in federal prison for corruption.


Jericho Scott, Promising Young Pitcher, Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Back in 2008, NPR reported about a 10-year-old fireball pitcher from Connecticut named Jericho Scott. His 40 mile an hour pitches were so good that one youth league decided he shouldn...


What Do Yale Grad Students Want? A Union

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Hundreds of graduate assistants at Yale University say they want to be allowed to decide whether to unionize. Grad students at two nearby universities recently won union recognition a...


Attorney Dispenses Legal Advice As Well As Shaving Cream

Thursday, August 15, 2013


What Will Happen To All The Letters People Sent to Newtown?

Monday, February 25, 2013

In the weeks following the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, more than a quarter-million cards, letters and gifts have arrived in Newtown, Conn. The town is trying to decide w...


'Million-Dollar Blocks' Map Incarceration's Costs

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Many cities spend millions on prisons annually, and often those moving in and out of jail come from the same neighborhoods. The Justice Mapping Center maps those costs, block by block...


Latinos Allege Police Violence and Intimidation in Connecticut Town

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

All this week, we're reflecting on the major issues of 2010. Immigration remained one of the biggest stories out of southwestern states, like Arizona. But immigration has become a serious issue even in smaller states along the East Coast, like Connecticut. Latino residents of East Haven, Connecticut, have filed a federal lawsuit against their local police department, claiming police have targeted Latinos with violence, harassment and intimidation.

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