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.

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

A Connecticut state senator will recuse herself from a confirmation vote for Andrew McDonald’s nomination for chief justice of the State Supreme Court.

Fairfield County's Community Foundation

On March 1, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation will host 24 hours of marathon fundraising. It’s called Giving Day and it’s an intensive effort by the Foundation to connect local non-profits with local donors. 

WSHU’s All Things Considered Host Bill Buchner recently spoke with Juanita James, CEO and president of the Foundation, to learn more about Giving Day. 

Below is a transcript of their conversation.

John Minchillo / AP

Public hearings begin Tuesday on a proposed fare increase for Metro-North Railroad, as the state is looking to make up an estimated $60 million budget shortfall in transit and rail accounts.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation proposal would raise Metro-North fares more than 21 percent over three years. Bus fares would increase by 25 cents in July. The plan also cuts back some train service.

The Department would also impose significant reductions to rail services on the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branch lines on the New Haven Line, and on Shore Line East.

Dave Collins / AP

Seven African-American and Hispanic families filed a civil rights lawsuit against Connecticut and Hartford officials on Thursday. The families are challenging race-based student quotas at the city's magnet schools, saying hundreds of seats in the schools are unfilled because of a complicated formula imposed on the city,  following the landmark school desegregation case Sheff v. O’Neill.  

Jessica Hill / AP

Access Health CT wants to make sure that people who signed up for health care coverage this year get to keep it. Andrea Ravitz, director of Marketing for Access Health CT, says thousands of consumers are at risk of losing their coverage because they haven’t submitted documentation that’s required to activate their health insurance.