Davis Dunavin

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

Talk show host Alex Jones has responded to a lawsuit from the parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Jones has repeatedly claimed on his website, Infowars, that the shooting was staged.

The parents of two children who died in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are suing Alex Jones for defamation. Jones is a right-wing talk show host and conspiracy theorist who has claimed the shooting didn’t happen. The defamation lawsuits were filed late Monday in Texas, the home state of Jones' media company, Infowars.

The plaintiffs are Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of Noah Pozner. Jesse and Noah were among the 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School who died in the shooting.

High school students on Long Island and in Connecticut walked out of their classes today in solidarity with students around the country in a nationwide call for legislative action to end gun violence in schools.

An attorney for families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has asked one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers to stop selling assault rifles. Joshua Koskoff sent a letter on Thursday to Bass Pro Shops founder and CEO Johnny Morris.

The Newtown Action Alliance is calling on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to allow a vote on dozens of pending gun control measures in Congress in response to the February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Scientists at Yale University think they’ve found one factor in what puts some people at higher risk of opioid addiction. It’s a genetic variation that works on the central nervous system.

The State of Connecticut is starting a new public awareness campaign to address the opioid crisis. On Monday the State released a PSA called “Change the Script.”

The State is distributing the PSA and other materials to local health departments and providers around the state. It focuses on what are generally seen as the three prongs of the fight against opioid misuse: prevention, treatment and recovery.

Newtown, Connecticut, has released the first proposals for an official memorial to the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. They range from a reflecting pool to a memorial grove. WSHU’s Davis Dunavin recently spoke with Kyle Lyddy, the chair of Newtown’s Sandy Hook Memorial Commission.

Members of Connecticut’s U.S. congressional delegation are calling for an investigation into the Department of the Interior over a decision on a new tribal casino in the state.

Facebook’s plan to fight fake news may have a fatal flaw. That’s according to a Yale study on how people read and react to news on the social media platform.

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