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    The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, September 15, 2014

    3rd Monday

    12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

    2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

    6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

    7 AM: Mark Mushin

    9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

    12 Noon: Special Programming – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven: Stephen Grant

    1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

    4 PM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino (fill-in for Pete Stewart)

    6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

    7 PM: Feature Story News

    7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

    8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

    Featured Guests:

    1. Michael T. McPherson, Interim Executive Director with Veterans for Peace, discusses his group’s views on President Obama’s recent speech laying out his administration’s plans to expand U.S. military intervention in Northern Iraq and the possibility that airstrikes may soon be targeting ISIS forces inside Syria.
    2. Karen Jamoc, executive director of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, examines the issues of importance her group is working on in light of recent media attention on the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice and the response of his team’s management and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. As part of the discussion she’ll discuss the broader issues of domestic violence in the U.S. that are rarely debated in government or in our media.
    3. Matt Nelson, Organizing Director with the group Color of Change discusses the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the murder of Michael Brown, now that the media spotlight is gone. He’ll focus on the movement that is being organized to confront police violence nationwide and the dangerous militarization of police forces across the U.S.
    4. Quaker climate activist Jay O’Hara, who along with Ken Ward blocked a 40,000-ton shipment of coal at the Brayton Point power plant in Massachusetts, talks about why he felt moved to risk arrest and imprisonment in his act of civil disobedience and the circumstances which led the the prosecutor in his case to drop all criminal charges and announce that he would be a participant in the historic September 21st People’s Climate March in New York City.
    5. Beatrice Anderson of the group Ayiti Resurrect talk about her work in rural Haiti since the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, improving agriculture sustainability through a reforestation project which is planting hundreds of fruit trees and vegetable crops, in addition to offering workshops in reproductive justice and women’s health, a dental and vision clinic and a peer-to-peer artist workshop.

    10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

    We talk with world-renowned scientist Paul Ehrlich about his new book, Hope On Earth: A Conversation, co-authored with environmentalist Michael Charles Tobias. And Ryan Mitchell talks about living light on the earth and carefree in a tiny home. His book is Tiny House Living: Ideas For Building and Living Well In Less than 400 Square Feet.

    11 PM: Surf Party Apocalypse: Michelle Spinei (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

    2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: Wilfredo “DJ Renaissance” Soto

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