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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

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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

    ’We’re back where we were’ prior to Roe v. Wade

    ’We’re back where we were’ prior to Roe v. Wade

    Retired Dr. David Bingham, who opened the region's first clinic providing contraceptives and abortions, took us back to the days when women desperate to terminate their pregnancies maimed or killed themselves with coat hangers, knitting needles, and chemicals. He talked of hospital "septic tank wards" for women suffering from the effects of botched abortions.

    • 23 min
    Sound On The Sound: How one New London artist celebrates her identity through music

    Sound On The Sound: How one New London artist celebrates her identity through music

    New London prides itself on its diversity of music, but some musicians have found it hard to find a place in the city's music community. UConn's Gladi Suero talked to Queer Afro-Indigenous artist and community organizer Erycka Ortiz about her musical journey in New London and how she found a supportive fanbase and how she centers her art on celebrating her identity.

    About the Sound On The Sound series
    Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on theday.com

    • 6 min
    Sound On The Sound: Musicians test the waters in the New London restaurant scene

    Sound On The Sound: Musicians test the waters in the New London restaurant scene

    Restaurants and bars are pivotal in the New London music scene. The pandemic has forced some to close and while others have had to reinvent. UConn's Corina Wallenta talked to Wendy Bury, the executive director of Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition, about the role of restaurants in the New London music scene. She also talked to Sean Murray, manager of The Social and The Oasis - a restaurant and pub that are central in the downtown New London scene, and musicians Sean Nelson and Noah Feldman who have relied on the establishments to bring their music to live audiences.

    About the Sound On The Sound series
    Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on theday.com.

    • 15 min
    Sound On The Sound: The healing power of music

    Sound On The Sound: The healing power of music

    Music is routinely used in therapy by mental health professionals. Musicians also use music as a medium to find emotional catharsis. UConn's Madison Gardner spoke to New London therapist Janelle Posey-Green and musician Daphne Parker Powell – who now lives in New Orleans but was previously based in New London – about the healing power of music.

    About the Sound On The Sound series
    Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on theday.com

    • 12 min
    Sound On The Sound: The philanthropic power of music

    Sound On The Sound: The philanthropic power of music

    Over the last eight years, the annual "Pass the Guitar" event benefiting the New London Homeless Hospitality Center has raised close to $24,000. The event is just one example of a long list of ways in which the lure of music in New London has been used as a force for communal well-being, philanthropic outreach, and economic stimulation in the region. UConn's John Leahy spoke to Hugh Birdsall, founding member of seminal New London band The Reducers and creator of the "Pass the Guitar" event, about how the benefit event was born.

    About the Sound On The Sound series
    Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on theday.com

    • 11 min
    Sound On The Sound: The nautical origins of New London music

    Sound On The Sound: The nautical origins of New London music

    New London – the Whaling City – has always been intrinsically connected to the waterways that surround it. In fact, it was Connecticut's first official port. And before the European colonizers arrived, the Indian tribes in the region relied on the water to travel and fish, and it was closely tied to their spiritual and cultural traditions. 

    UConn's Alison Cross spoke to Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, Mohegan Tribe Medicine Woman and tribal historian, and Steve Manuel, executive director of the New London County Historical Society, about how the surrounding waterways have influenced music in New London.

    About the Sound On The Sound series
    Under the direction of instructors Gail B. MacDonald, a UConn professor in residence and former Day reporter, and Carlos Virgen, The Day's assistant managing editor for audience development, UConn journalism students worked all semester crafting stories in text, audio and photographs that strive to tell parts of the overarching tale of music in New London. They spoke to musicians, business people, city and regional officials, educators and others to inform their work. These stories will be published in The Day and on theday.com

    • 9 min

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