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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 27, 2017

4th Monday

10 PM (Sunday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins>

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson)

9 AM: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

10:30 AM: Soundprint:Asia: Joseph Celli

12 Noon: Band Together Radio: Andy Kadison & Jerry Vigorito

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: Black History Special: Bob Zellner – A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement (in lieu of WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News)

Zellner grew up in Alabama where his parents were former Klu Klux Klan members. After college he joined the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi.

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

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Bob Dreyfuss, co-editor, The Populist Buzz, reflects on how the Democratic Party should move forward in opposing Trump after electing former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as DNC chair — and the future of the Trump Resistance movement that has exploded across the U.S.
  2. Ben Schreiber, senior political strategist with Friends of the Earth, discusses his group’s response to the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt to be EPA administrator, the recent release of emails exposing his close relationship with the fossil fuel industry while he served as Oklahoma’s Attorney General, and how environmental groups plan to counter the Trump/Pruitt plan to broadly dismantle EPA regulations.
  3. Our Revolution’s Executive director Shannon Jackson assesses the results of Saturday’s election for Democratic National Committee chair where Rep. Keith Ellison lost to former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and how his group’s work fits into the widespread protest and activism seen across the U.S. in opposition to Donald Trump and his administration’s reactionary agenda.
  4. Tom Swan, Executive Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group talks about CCAG’s 2017 legislative agenda, the recent DUE Justice Coalition’s “It’s Not Too Late to Have a Heart” action — and the special elections scheduled for Tuesday, 2/28/17 in the 2nd & 32nd Senate Districts and the 115th State House District.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Kimball Taylor talks about his book The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire. It shows how human ingenuity and the humble bicycle are defeating the most expensive the U.S. has ever built. Then, its the 75th anniversary of the decree ordering the mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Richard Cahan tells us about his book Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. It’s a collection with text of images by Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and other government photographers.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

Community Events

Upcoming Events

Tuesday,Feb 28 at 7:30 PM
Ridgefield Playhouse- Soul Brass Band & Funky Dawgz Brass Band Performance Details Here
Friday,Mar 3 at 8 pm
The Songwriters Share Concert Series- Caroline Doctorow performance Details Here
Friday,Mar 3 at 7PM
Palace Theater- Sambeleza Performance Details Here

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/26/17

The Feelies: Gone Gone Gone – In Between (Bar/None, 2017) Baluji Shrivastav: Journey to Sedna – Best of Baluji Shrivastav (ARC, 2017) The New English… Read More

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