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.


Conversation With Wally Lamb
8:07 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Historic Conn. flood central to new novel

We are Water by Wally Lamb

Fifty years ago, a massive flood devastated the city of Norwich, Connecticut.

In March of 1963, a dam at the city’s largest park collapsed and millions of gallons of water flooded the area, causing several deaths. 

Author Wally Lamb grew up in Norwich. He's used the flood as a jumping off point for his latest novel, We Are Water. It's  set in the fictional town of Three Rivers,  based on Norwich and nearby New London and Willimantic

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Sister Mother Husband Dog
11:06 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Life in the Ephron Family

Credit Elena Seibert

September 18, 2013:  screenwriter and best-selling author Delia Ephron talks about life, love, writing, movies, family and about her relationship with older sister and frequent writing companion, Nora.  It’s all in her new collection of autobiographical essays called Sister Mother Husband Dog.  Interviewed by Tony Award winning actor Joanna Gleason.  (54:47)

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Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition
10:48 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Where The China Study Left Off

June 5, 2013:  T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study, the groundbreaking, 2005 book about what we should eat to optimize our nutrition and health, discuss the new research in his latest book, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition.  It explores cutting-edge thinking on the holistic workings of nutrition, from the cellular level to the entire organism.  Introduced by WSHU All Things Considered host, Mark Herz. (1:13:42)

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And The Moutains Echoed
1:59 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Generational impacts in new Hosseni novel

May 22, 2013: New York Times–bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseni discusses his new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, a story about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations. Introduced by WSHU Development Director Gillian Anderson, and interviewed by Roxanne Coady of R.J. Julia Books. (1:02:43)

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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
1:42 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Quindlan finds what's bright, past and future

May 1, 2013: Pulitzer Prize-winner and former New York Times columnist Anna Quindlen talks about her bestselling memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake. She writes about marriage, girlfriends, mothers, faith, loss, all the stuff in our closets, looking back and ahead, and celebrating it all. Introduced by WSHU News Director Naomi Starobin. (56:32)

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