Bill Buchner

WSHU-All Things Considered host

Bill began his radio journey on Long Island, followed by stops in Schenectady, Bridgeport, Boston and New York City. He’s been a music host, news anchor and traffic reporter. Bill is glad to be back on the air in Fairfield County, where he has lived with his wife and two sons for more than 20 years.

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Five years ago this Sunday, Hurricane Sandy began to form off the coast of Jamaica. Within a week the hurricane evolved into a deadly and destructive superstorm. In the U.S. alone, it left 157 people dead and caused more than $71 billion in damage.  

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Professor George Lopez has devoted his career to resolving conflicts. He is an expert on international sanctions and has worked to develop strategies to deal with Iraq and North Korea. Lopez serves as the Hesburgh Professor of Peace Studies Emeritus at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

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Connecticut's budget impasse is putting the state medical examiner's office at risk of losing national accreditation.

Vision Project

There are about a half-dozen abandoned psychiatric hospitals throughout the state of Connecticut. They are the remnants of a mental health system that once provided care for thousands of people in the state and more throughout the country. This is the subject of a new documentary by the Vision Project. It’s called Dorothea’s Tears. The film looks specifically at the closure of Fairfield Hills Hospital in Newtown. 

Actor Alan Cumming is best known for his work in theater, films, television and as host of MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS. Now he’s adding children’s book author to that list.

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