WSHU News Reports

Stony Brook University School of Journalism has partnered with WSHU Public Radio Group, an NPR member station, to provide internship opportunities for its students and deliver more local news to Long Island listeners as part of the station’s new Long Island News Bureau.

Here are their latest stories.

WSHU Public Radio
This is the latest in a series of gang-related deaths that began in September with the murder of two teenage girls. Four more bodies were discovered since – all suspected to be killed at the hands of MS-13.

Alicia Bermudez | WSHU Public Radio
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions specifically cited gang violence on Long Island as he called for enhanced border security and immigration reform.

Ronny Reyes | WSHU Public Radio
The Town of Riverhead has struck a deal with Luminati Aerospace to sell the last acres of Enterprise Park at Calverton for $40 million.

Jay Shah | WSHU Public Radio
The plume of toxic chemicals from the former Northrop Grumman plant on Long Island has slowly seeped into the ground over the past 60 years.

Jay Shah | WSHU Public Radio
Investigators found a connection between more than a dozen MS-13 gang members and seven murders, including those of three teenagers from Brentwood in Suffolk County last year.

Jessica Opatich | WSHU Public Radio
Callers asked about the Trump administration’s reversal of transgender protections, Zeldin’s votes on environmental issues, and Republican plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Will James | National Public Radio
School of Journalism alum Will James appeared on NPR's All Things Considered with his report on a Washington church that is suing the federal government.

Jay Shah | WSHU Public Radio
A Long Island man has been indicted for allegedly scamming $5 million from investors who thought they were getting in on the ground floor of a new fuel cell company.

Jessica Opatich | National Public Radio
Opatich, an undergrad who has been working in our affiliate program with WSHU, produced this piece for NPR.

Jessica Opatich | WSHU Public Radio
More than 24 New York State School Districts have publicly expressed their opposition to nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the U.S. Department of Education.

JD Allen
The Asharoken Village Board on Long Island’s North Shore has rejected a proposed federal plan to restore a heavily eroded strip of beach that connects some residents to the mainland.

Jessica Opatich | WSHU Public Radio
The Northeast has seen a decline in melanoma cases and deaths, even as skin cancer rates have risen nationally.

JD Allen | WSHU Public Radio
A report last week says that home affordability across the U.S. has dropped to an eight-year low and in many counties, residents are struggling to pay for their homes as their mortgage outpaces their wages.

Ronny Reyes | WSHU Public Radio
This Thanksgiving Island Harvest Food Bank will donate 350 turkeys to Long Island veterans as a part of its Project Hope program.

Chris Leelum | WSHU Public Radio
Suffolk Police Commissioner Timothy Sini says that while these fliers are protected under the First Amendment, his department will still investigate the incident.

Ronny Reyes | WSHU Public Radio
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says there is $21 million in new funds to help land banks purchase vacant and abandoned properties, sometimes known as "zombie homes."

Jessica Opatich
The senator has introduced a bill in the Senate to honor the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Jakub Lewkowicz
The Nassau Interim Finance Authority, or NIFA, says Nassau needs to cut its projected 2017 budget deficit from $100 million to $60 million or it will impose its own cuts.

Ronny Reyes | WSHU Public Radio
Although no patients would be admitted for treatment, the facility would provide an emergency room, along with radiology services and a blood draw station for South Fork residents.

Jakub Lewkowicz | WSHU Public Radio
Haitian-Americans on Long Island are rallying to support family members in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew last week.

Journalism students in the advanced broadcast class (JRN 371) produce their 11th and FINAL news show of the Spring ’17 semester.



Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke with the Stony Brook News on a new program for STEM scholarships.


Daniel Gatta | More Than Bagels
Professional boxer Alan Gotay hung up his gloves to pursue a career in the food industry. On Wednesday, April 19, Gotay’s very own Cuban restaurant, Babalu NY, opened in Huntington.

Guneet Singh | Find The Beat
Streaming has grown in popularity among consumers, but poses an issue for artists who are paid very little for their music.

Christopher Cameron
Benefiting from a wealth of experience and a diverse selection of skills on offer, the Sports Reporting class has given students an outlet to pursue their passions, and has inspired the newest broadcast news show in the School of Journalism.

Yingzi Dong | The Osprey
On Sunday April 9, thousands of people gathered to enjoy the annual Spring Car Show and Swap Meet at Belmont Racetrack, held by Long Island Cars.

Jordan Boyd and Noah Buttner | The Long Islander
The museum exhibit, titled “From the Arcade to the Living Room,” running now through December, offers attendees the chance to play every system from the Atari 2600, to the Playstation.