Tom Kuser

Program Director, WSHU Morning Edition host

Tom has been with WSHU since 1987, after spending 15 years at college and commercial radio and television stations. After a short stint as classical music announcer, he was given the task of rebuilding and expanding the news department. Under his direction, the news staff began a tradition of award-winning coverage. Tom has won several Associated Press awards for his own feature reporting, too. He became Program Director in 1999, and has been local host of NPR’s Morning Edition since 2000.

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The first Presidential Debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump takes place at Hofstra, Long Island’s largest private University.  

WSHU’s Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma has been looking into how Hofstra became the host of the first debate. He sat down with Morning Edition host Tom Kuser to discuss what he learned.  Below is a transcript of their conversation.

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In the summer of 1994, businessman Donald Trump, joined then-Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim to announce with fanfare Trump Park City Plaza.

It was to be among other things an amusement park, retail and residential space and a shipping terminal on the harbor front in the South End of Bridgeport. But the project never materialized.

Chris Lemmon

Connecticut actor and author Chris Lemmon has been touring for the last 18 months with a unique and acclaimed play that he’s written called, “A Twist of Lemmon.”  

It’s based on his 2006 book of the same name, a tribute to his father, Hollywood legend, Jack Lemmon.

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Connecticut is looking at criminal justice reforms to help the budget crisis. WSHU’s Tom Kuser spoke with  Senior Political Reporter Ebong Udoma and reporter Cassandra Basler about this in the third installment of our Friday series on regional politics.

David Leff has tapped into trees. Literally at times in his Connecticut neighborhood. He has watched and worried as the tin buckets he had hung on trunks slowly filled with sap. He has lugged them back to an evaporator and then during many a late night, waited for the vats of precious liquid to boil.   

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