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Sten and Taylor answer your questions

We asked you to send us your questions about the case, and you sent us quite a few. Sten and Taylor talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how reporting on...

Braxton counts his blessings

Lonnie Braxton II of New London is a busy man, and that won’t change upon his retirement at the end of the year from his job as a state prosecutor. He spoke with...

Recorded History The Day's podcast library is growing

You might have noticed we have a growing selection of podcasts on

Thoughts while ironing a suit for a funeral

In this edition of Leave Work Now, Koster does just that and ruminates whilst ironing a suit to wear to the funeral of Dave Schulz - as fine a chum as a fella could hope...


Why comedy podcasts are taking off at Audible

Paul Lieberstein, a writer and actor for "The Office," had a wacky idea for a story about a bored spaceship captain who goes on comedic tangents while traveling the galaxy. But Lieberstein didn't think the concept would work in a conventional TV...


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Housing crisis: We have to do better

Cathy Zall, executive director of the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London, helps set the stage as The Day begins an investigation of housing availability in our region.

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Diversity training underway at The Day

Stephanie Johnson of OneDigital, an employee benefits consultant, traveled from Atlanta to conduct training for The Day staff on unconscious bias.

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Why are so many Hallmark movies filmed in southeastern Connecticut?

Features Editor Kristina “Kristy” Dorsey takes us behind the scenes of Hallmark and Lifetime movies filmed in southeastern Connecticut by Synthetic Cinema International.

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PODCAST: Sports Betting 101 with legendary Vegas bookmaker Johnny Avello

As legal sports betting gets underway in Connecticut, Johnny Avello, director of sportsbook operations for DraftKings, walks us through the process of placing bets on everything from the NFL to the World Series, ping pong and maybe even the Oscars.

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Who owns The Day? A talk with our publisher

The Day’s Publisher and President, Timothy Dwyer, explains our independent newspaper’s unique ownership model and its obligation to donate a portion of its profits to charitable organizations.

Podcast: Leave Work Now

Pocket Vinyl celebrate their latest album release (one year late)

The piano/painting duo Pocket Vinyl released their latest album "Winter Person" in 2020, but but are just now getting to celebrate with an album release party. We talk with Eric Stevenson about songwriting, recording, and the companion book and...

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Choiniere caps an impactful career

Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere, who is retiring, sat down to talk with us and shared some of his most memorable stories and editorials.

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How hard is it to hit a 95 mph fastball?

Rick and Peter talk with local radio host Lee Elci, a former minor league baseball player, about what it takes to face professional pitchers. Rick, Peter and Lee took some swings in the cages against mid-90s fastballs from a pitching machine, and...

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PODCAST: A mother’s eternal grief

Tammy de la Cruz, whose son Joey Gingerella was shot and killed while trying to stop a man from beating his girlfriend, talks about her son's life and her enduring grief.

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Day reporters help tell local 9/11 stories and recall their own experiences

The Day has published a series of stories to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. In this episode of The Storyline, we hear from the staff writers who reported these stories.

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Public defender Barrs sees beyond his clients’ worst days

New London attorney Kevin Barrs, who represents indigent people accused of major crimes, speaks with us about the role of court-appointed attorneys.

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James R. Benn on his new novel “Road of Bones”

"Road of Bones" is the 16th book in James R. Benn's series of Billy Boyle World War II mystery novels. Benn talks with Rick Koster about the historical backdrop for the novel, writing during the solitude of the pandemic, and the dark history of...

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Remembering Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

An appreciation of an all-time great rock and roll drummer.

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Haiti in the hearts and minds of local community

As Haiti continues to struggle with political turmoil and natural disasters, we spoke with people in southeastern Connecticut who are working to help.

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Afghan refugees journey to Connecticut

Seven Afghan refugees – a woman, her husband, their four children, and a single man – flew on one of the last commercial flights from Kabul to Qatar to Virginia to New York before being driven to New Haven, where they'll begin to...

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Podcast: We’re on a (lobster) roll

Features editor Kristy Dorsey, who considers lobster rolls the perfect summer treat, whether they’re hot or cold, talks about The Day newsroom’s coverage of our reader Lobster Madness bracket contest.

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Blue Öyster Cult’s Joe Bouchard

Joe Bouchard talks about his years with Blue Öyster Cult, getting royalty checks from Metallica, and meeting Rick Koster at an Imagine Dragons show. Bouchard and his brother Albert, founding members of Blue Öyster Cult, perform as The...

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Judge Hillary Strackbein on the state of the courts

Judge Hillary B. Strackbein, administrative judge of the New London Judicial District Courts, tells us how the courts are managing their caseloads as the pandemic begins to ease and describes how criminal cases are handled from arrest through...

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Fish Tales: 'Searching for the Heidi Marie' podcast

Reporter Joe Wojtas recalls flying with the U.S. Coast Guard during the search for the missing Stonington-based lobster boat Heidi Marie in November 1989.

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Conversation about food with a Rhode Islander living and eating in New Orleans

Ian McNulty, who grew up in South County, Rhode Island and is the food writer for The Times-Picayune/The Advocate, talked to Rick Koster about being a food critic in what some would call the greatest food city in America.

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PODCAST: Connecticut Sun's Curt Miller hails growing acceptance of openness in national sports arena

Sun Coach Curt Miller, who has been openly gay for years, spoke with us about the importance of supporting gay athletes at all levels and how a recent comment he made about a player illustrates that “words matter.”

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How The Day is reporting on Critical Race Theory

Reporter Erica Moser tells us an “explainer” article she wrote about critical race theory is just the beginning of her reporting on this timely and divisive topic.

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Unexpected discoveries on Make Music Day

Live music exploded out onto street corners and open air performance spaces in New London on international Make Music Day. We explored the wide variety of melodies and rhythms, meeting the energetic rapper Byrd StayLow, the Nickelodeon Barbershop...

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The Day’s senior profiles prove 'we’re in good hands' with the Class of 2021

Reporters Claire Bessette and Elizabeth Regan talk about their profiles of graduating seniors from Norwich Free Academy, Norwich Regional Technical High School, East Lyme High School and Lyme-Old Lyme High School.


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