The Storyline is a podcast produced by The Day in New London, CT and it takes a look at the top stories on theday.com and from around southeastern Connecticut with conversations with journalists about the communities they cover and the stories they report. Hosted by Karen Florin
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 sentencing.
Searching for the Heidi Marie
When the Stonington-based lobster boat Heidi Marie went missing in November 1989, Day reporter Joe Wojtas, who covers the town's fishing fleet to this day, flew with the U.S. Coast Guard on a search and rescue mission. Wojtas sat down with us recently to tell the story of the search and describe a memorable interview he conducted ten years later with the mother of one of the five fishermen lost at sea.
Sea musicians Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle joined us in the studio to perform Heidi Marie, a haunting song about the missing boat and the danger faced by those "who make their living harvesting the sea."
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.”
Introducing The Day’s All-Area sports teams and players
Scholastic Sports Editor Vickie Fulkerson tells us how The Day’s sports department selects and covers the area’s top high school athletes as we prepare to unveil our choices from July 3 to July 11.
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.
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.