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    The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, September 1, 2014

    1st 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: Report to the Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

    In today’s report Steve speaks with:

    • Pearlye Sams-Allen, from the Media Team, and a Board Member, of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Southern Connecticut, Inc. about local area support for people afflicted with the disease. They also talk about the upcoming 23rd Annual 5 Mile Walk/Run (that’s Miles not Kilometers!), Saturday, Sept. 20th; and the First Annual, New Haven, “Ring The Bell for Sickle Cell Disease” scheduled for Firday, Sept. 19th, and is sponsored by: Local 825, & New Haven Fire Dept. Northeast Region IABPFF. For more information about all their services call the local numbers listed on their website.
    • Rod Frantz, of Create Here How, a and Kim E. Johnson of Bridgeportables.
    • Anne Castaldo, certified grief counselor, & her husband Jeff Castaldo, creators of The Tony Brown Foundation about ways to lead a purposeful life after suffering a loss.

    1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

    4 PM: Bob Shapiro (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. Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-born political analyst who now serves as the Policy Impact Coordinator with the American Friends Committee’s Office of Public Policy discusses his views on the expanding U.S. military intervention in northern Iraq and the possibility that American airstrikes may soon be targeting ISIS forces inside Syria.
    2. Leslie Cagan, life-long political activist has organized some of the nation’s largest political protest movements, including the peace, anti-nuclear, Civil Rights, LGBT, feminist and anti-Apartheid movements. Leslie, former national coordinator with United for Peace and Justice the group which brought together hundreds of thousands of people for major anti-Iraq war protests from 2003 forward, is now one of the primary organizers of the People’s Climate March that will take place in New York City on September 21, expected to be the largest climate change protest action in U.S. if not world history. She’ll talk about the goals and logistics of the march, and its importance to the global climate movement.
    3. Heather White, an award-winning, researcher and advocate on labor and human rights issues discusses her new film, “Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Cheap Electronics.” The documentary film chronicles the devastating health effects of chemicals used in the production of Apple iPhones has caused Chinese factory workers.
    4. Michael Zweig, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, talks about the status of American unions on Labor Day 2014 and the participation of the labor movement in the upcoming People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21.

    10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

    Will talk with journalist Tracie MacMillan about The American Way Of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Also with Katherine Gustafson about change comes to dinner: How Vertical Farmers, Urban Growers, and Other Innovators Are Revolutionizing How America Eats.

    11 PM: Dave Hogan (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

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

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