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Hazel Kahan

GENRE: Eclectic / Interviews /

Hazel Kahan hosts Tidings from Hazel Kahan and North Fork Works each month.

Producer: Tony Ernst

Learn more about Hazel here

Tidings from Hazel Kahan, 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM.

Tidings, now in its fifth year, brings you interviews, commentary and reflections from this country and from all over the world–from Australia to Zimbabwe, through Palestine, Israel, India, Pakistan, Europe, and Great Britain, on subjects that range from author interviews, tipping, begging, dark tourism, third places,third culture kids, money taboos, imagining dying, veganism, healthcare, passports, activism, the making of documentaries, olive oil, and the news; and because this is WPKN, programs about music and musicians.

 Tidings samples:

  • The end of the world-again–Interview with John Hill, Jungian analyst (February, 2013)
  • Medea Benjamin on drones and drone warfare (November, 2012)
  • Nora Kramer, vegan and animal rights activist (August, 2012)
  • A psychotherapist looks at Israel (May, 2010)
  • What is dying like? (March, 2010)

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North Fork Works, 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM.

North Fork Works grew out of an endless curiosity about my neighbors out here on the north fork of Long Island: I wanted to know who they are and how they work. Now in its second year, North Fork Works has carried wonderful conversations about their work with a farmer, owners of a therapy dog, an environmental filmmaker, a horticulturist, musicians, a carpenter, a mayor, a chimney sweep/educator, a car mechanic/poet, an author, a chef, a historian, and a maker of musical instruments. They talk about what they do and what living out here in this beautiful place means to them. The North Fork really Works!


Hazel’s Bio:

After a Lahore birth, a Pakistan childhood, boarding schools in Kashmir, India and England, years in Australia and Israel, I came to the United States. My two children were born in London and Canberra and they are now parents of my two grandchildren who live nearby. A Ph.D. In psychology led me to a career in market research which I followed with what now seems a rather baffling dedication and intensity.

In 1999, I sold my loft in Manhattan and without much thought or planning, followed some innate sense to Mattituck on the North Fork of Long Island where I live a bucolic life as much as I can behind an orange door in the woods, casting an evil eye on the zealous developers and unenlightened zoning laws. After decades in corporate corridors and cubicles, hundreds of focus groups and thousands of frequent flyer miles, I now pause instead of hyperventilating, travel to destinations instead of markets, count time by the seasons instead of fiscal quarters and watch the rise and fall of the trees instead of the ticker tape. I now interview people not for clients but for my programs Tidings from Hazel Kahan and North Fork Works on WPKN and write blogs instead of reports. It is a good life in which I am doing what comes naturally.

Photo credit: Gianna Volpe, courtesy the Suffolk‐Times

More about Hazel Kahan

  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT WPKN: WPKN is a generous, intelligent, enlightened place for voices that would not be heard elsewhere.

Upcoming Shows

  • 07-12-2016 AT 7:30 pm
    North Fork Works
  • 08-02-2017 AT 7:30 pm
    Tidings from Hazel Kahan

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