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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Clean air advocates say residents of Connecticut and Suffolk County are breathing unhealthy air.

The American Lung Association has released its annual report card, which gives a failing grade for ozone pollution to every county in Connecticut and to Suffolk County on Long Island.

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For the first time in more than 50 years, the Yale Bulldogs have made it into the NCAA playoffs. The team just won its first playoff game against Baylor last night. But they’re in the competition without their captain, Jack Montague.

Connecticut’s Child Advocate said the Department of Children and Families failed to recognize danger signs that were present before the death of a two-year-old girl who died from an overdose of a prescription drug in 2014. That drug was prescribed to her mother to treat her opioid addiction.

Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of what may have been the largest marine bird, dating back 25 million years ago. The Pelagornis Sandersi weighed 180 pounds and had an estimated wingspan of 24 feet.

This finding was announced in an article published in the “The Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences” earlier this summer. The author is Dr. Daniel Szepka, a paleontologist, who is the curator of science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich.  Fairfield County Public Radio's Bill Buchner discussed the finding with Dr. Szepka.

Some 25 million American parents are classified as "empty nesters".  They're free from the daily obligations of raising children after those children have left home for the next stage in their lives.

 Wendy Aronsson is a psychotherapist from Greenwich and author of Refeathering the Nest:Life after the Children leave. She says you can not only survive this change but you can thrive, as well.
 

She also likes to avoid the term "empty nest". Fairfield County Public Radio Host Bill Buchner asked her why...

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