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.

Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

Americans will be able to fill out the 2020 Census questionnaire online for the first time in U.S. history. SUNY Empire State College will facilitate the plan in New York by opening up its computer labs at locations across the state to people who have limited access to the internet.  

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New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker says his city and school district are ready to welcome children and families displaced by the earthquake in Puerto Rico.  

Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Olive Oil. We humans have used this fragrant translucent liquid of a pale green-yellow shade for thousands of years, to fuel lamps, in cosmetics, as medicine and of course in food.  

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Word for Word is a podcast written and narrated by Roger Rosenblatt. Rosenblatt is known for his work as an essayist for Time and the "PBS NewsHour," among the first essays on television. Perhaps you’ve read one or more of his 18 novels and memoirs. You may have been to an off-Broadway play he’s written. There are six of those. Then there’s his one-man show, "Free Speech in America," that got rave reviews from The New York Times.

Opioid Pills
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Race plays a factor when doctors prescribe opioids to treat chronic pain. That’s the finding of a new study from Yale University. 

Researchers say black patients, who receive opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and Percocet for long-term treatment, are more likely than whites to be tested for illicit drug use.