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.

 

In Connecticut, lawmakers ended their regular legislative session on Wednesday without reaching an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget. They are hoping to do that in special session before the end of the month.

At issue is a projected $5 billion deficit in the roughly $40 billion two-year state budget being considered. One controversial new revenue source lawmakers are considering to help close that gap is the legalization of the recreational use marijuana.

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

In Connecticut lawmakers ended their regular legislative session on Wednesday without reaching an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget. They are hoping to do that in special session before the end of the month.

Elise Amendola / AP

Connecticut motorists may soon have to pay tolls again on state highways. That’s because some state lawmakers are looking for new streams of money to fix Connecticut’s budget. Other lawmakers oppose this move. They call it a money grab. They promise to block any legislation promoting tolls.

Ann Lopez / WSHU

The door to hell stands under a fluorescent light in an alley in Queens. The devil himself showed me.

This is how Ricardo Henriquez begins his first novel, The Catcher’s Trap.

Lea Trusty / WSHU

Since Donald Trump was inaugurated almost three weeks ago, there has hardly been a day without a protest. The demonstrations have been passionate and persistent, but it’s unclear where they’ll go from here.  

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