Ali Oshinskie reports for Connecticut Public, the Constitution State’s only statewide public media resource and home to Connecticut Public Television and Connecticut Public Radio. Her focus is on the Naugatuck River Valley and the issues that affect blue-collar workers there. The Report for America assignment is terra firma for Oshinskie, who grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has produced live radio shows at every hour of the morning between 2 a.m.and 10 a.m. during internships and fellowships for New Hampshire Public Radio, Marketplace Morning Report and Connecticut Public Radio. She has written for The Hartford Courant and Arts Council of Greater New Haven’s The Arts Paper, and she has produced for Wondery’s Business Wars Daily and the New England News Collaborative’s weekly program “NEXT.” Later this year, her writing will be published in “Fast Funny Women,” an anthology of essays. After completing her undergrad at the University of Connecticut, Oshinskie founded a podcasting company, PODSTORIES. Most recently she was a program coordinator for the Yale School of Nursing.
Our organization was established in 1962 as the Connecticut Educational Television Station, broadcast on station WEDH from the basement of Trinity College Library in Hartford. CPTV was created in 1974 when WEDH formed a network with three other television stations in the state. CT Public Radio signed on in June 1978, and that year joined CPTV to form Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. For many years, the station aired primarily classical music in between Morning Edition and All Things Considered. It changed to an all-news and information format in 2006. Now, we produce 10-12 daily radio newscasts, four call-in talk shows, and one weekly news magazine show and podcast. In addition to statewide distribution through CT Public platforms, our reporting is shared regionally through the New England News Collaborative (a network of eight public media newsrooms covering the six New England states) and nationally through NPR.
Get great local public service journalism from our Report for America journalists