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WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 02/17/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Birth Of A Movement – Kwyn Bader – Interview

My guest is writer Kwyn Bader.
Kwyn Bader is an award-winning writer of documentary and feature films. He wrote the teleplay for the Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, a documentary about America’s first black fighter pilots. His latest work can be seen in the new Documentary film “The Birth of a Movement”.

www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/birth-of-a-movement
The Birth of a Movement – Documentary Film Released Feb. 6th 2017 Boston 1915. African-American newspaper editor and activist William Monroe Trotter wages a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking blockbuster The Birth of a Nation. A Notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly reimagining of history, Griffith’s motion picture unleashes a conflict that still rages today about race relations, representation, and the power of Hollywood. Narrated by Danny Glover and featuring interviews from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Spike Lee, Birth of a Movement, based on Dick Lehr’s book The Birth of a Movement captures the backdrop to this prescient clash between human rights, freedom of speech, and a changing media landscape.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Spotlight on the Arts & Culture- The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

Host: Jennifer Bangser
Why does a thriving art scene matter? Tune into our monthly LIVE radio program – Spotlight on Arts and Culture – at Noon on Mon. Feb. 13th on WPKN Radio 89.5-FM for a lively, informative conversation with Kristina Newman-Scott, Director of Culture at the CT Office of the Arts (COA) and Fernando Luis Alvarez, Owner of the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery – which is dedicated to building artists’ careers from the doors in, and to build community from the doors out

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap- Joys and Oys of Parenting, a book written by Dr. Maurice Elias

The show is about the Joys and Oys of Parenting, a book written by a respected colleague, Dr. Maurice Elias, an expert in parenting and emotional and social intelligence. Dr. Elias wrote a book tying Judaism and emotional intelligence together to help parents with the challenging, compelling task of raising emotionally healthy children. And while there are fascinating links to Judaism the book is really for everybody.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Armageddon Report 2017-2-11

Resistance Round Table (Armageddon Update) — Feb. 11, 2017
The Resistance Round Table panel discusses the unfolding events of the Trump presidency; including phone comments from Jorge Fernandez from Spring Glen Progressive Action Network and Kara Rochelle of CT Progressives.
Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner, and Richard Hill.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #24 WPKN’s Kevin talks with Josh Volk author of Compact Farms

My guest on “Digging in the Dirt” this time around was Josh Volk talking about his new book “Compact Farms” 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency.
Josh in addition to his new book Compact Farms. He is the proprietor of Slow Hand Farm in Portland, Oregon, and has been working on and managing small farms around the country for the last 20 years, studying the systems that make them efficient.

www.joshvolk.com/


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 02/10/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens: the “Slow Fashion” movement

Time to tune in to the “New Haven Mavens Radio Hour”- The Mavens, Todd Lyon, and Nancy Shea, have been pondering some questions about various fabrics, materials and processes used in production of clothing, and their relative environmental impacts. We decided to check in with some experts to see what they have to say about the “Slow Fashion” movement. We’ll be chatting with Tracy Bonosconi, owner of eco-friendly clothing boutique, The Lovet Shop, and Sage Calamari, owner of BedStraw, a design studio that provides sustainable textiles for the home. The Mavens will also be bringing back a quiz segment of the show to “test” public perception. We’ll see how well our in-studio “contestant,” Christina Maria does with some questions on the subject. Be sure to tune in to WPKN, 89.5-FM, or the live stream at wpkn.org, Monday, February 6th, at Noon. Or you can download a podcast of the show, and listen whenever, and wherever you please.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe | 2/1/17

We had five callers and we discussed:

  1. how to create positive emotions in challenging times;
  2. helped a caller let go of an old flame that happened to be on Facebook and was upsetting her current marriage; and
  3. how creating trust leads to highly engaged employees.
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the ARTS with Brittany Bellizeare | 1/20/17

    State of the ARTS with Brittany Bellizeare as Nina in “Sunset Baby” at TheatreWorks Hartford

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kevin Gallagher’s Balagan – “The Sociopath” Director Ben Howe

    A progressive and a Conservative find common Ground.

    Like many of you, in the wake of the Trump Presidential victory, in between fits of depression and melancholy, I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell happened. I came across a documentary called “The Sociopath”, which came out two days before the election on November 6th. I couldn’t stop watching it. It was the best chronological explanation of the various stages of Trumps rise to power and I was amazed to find out that it was produced and directed by a politically conservative guy named Ben Howe. Ben Howe is an American conservative and Senior Contributing Editor for the RedState blog which functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of conservative activists.
    “The Sociopath” is a crowd-funded documentary on Donald Trump. It’s a look at how we got to Trump, who he really is, and what we can expect of him. It’s brutally honest, deeply compelling, and utterly depressing, but in an irresistibly fascinating way. With the political landscape in complete disarray and our angst for the future at an all time high, I wanted to find out what common ground politically disparate people may have in the face of a future that holds a President Donald Trump, who appears doesn’t value the constitution all that much. Time to step out of our bubble and find out what other intelligent people are thinking about “The Sociopath”.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16

    WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

    Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery, at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 2/3/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Ketura Barron)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Cooking with Carol on WPKN

    Carol Lentini talks about cooking and entertaining with special guests, family & friends and call-ins.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #23 WPKN’s Kevin talks with George Irwin of Green Living Technologies

    On this installment of Kevin Gallagher’s “Digging in the Dirt” his guest is George Irwin Founder of Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi), a privately held company manufacturing patented Green Living Walls, Green Living Roofs and is the global pioneer in Vertical Agriculture. Kevin and George talk about GLT’s living and edible walls and why George is not enamored about Hydroponic farming.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page with Duo Dickinson — Home Change in the Climate – January 26, 2107

    Our homes manifest the consequences of much larger realities, and weather is one of the largest realities we all are subjected to – each day, each season, each year – and now progressively – the climate is changing in a way that trends to higher temperatures, tides and insurance costs if you live anywhere where storms have impact. Whether “climate change” is a Chinese Hoax or the End of The World As Murdered By Capitalism we have to see our homes existing in some climate: and it is changing: MEANING: our homes are changing:

    Joining Duo Dickinson in studio was Joe MacDougald: A law professor in residence and Strasser Fellow in Environmental Law at UConn.

    John Connell from Vermont will call in about how he sees homes responding to the climate – architect, author & artist, founder of the Yestermorrow School in Vermont www.yestermorrow.org.

    Dr. Rebecca French – A Native Nutmegger will call in to give the uber overview of where houses are in the Big Picture of sustainability in a changing climate. She has worked at the EPA, been a Congressional Science Fellow, but most importantly she is currently the Director of Community Engagement at the University of Connecticut, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, circa.uconn.edu.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kirsten Maxwell Live on WPKN

    Long Island, New York Singer Song writer Kirsten Maxwell joins Kevin Gallagher and Kevin Ross in the WPKN studios to play tracks from her album Crimson and material from her upcoming EP.

    www.kirstenmaxwell.com/
    www.facebook.com/kirsten.freiman

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16

    WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

    Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery, at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 1/27/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: david appel)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kirsten Maxwell Live on WPKN

    Long Island, New York Singer Song writer Kirsten Maxwell joins Kevin Gallagher and Kevin Ross in the WPKN studios to play tracks from her album Crimson and material from her upcoming EP.

    www.kirstenmaxwell.com/
    www.facebook.com/kirsten.freiman

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Jeff Browning- Brewport on WPKN

    GM Report to the Listener Jan. ’17 Steve di Costanzo, GM of WPKN 89.5-FM.

    Jeff Browning- Brewmaster and co-owner of Brewport (Bridgeport). Jeff will talk about Brewport and the upcoming Connecticut Real Ale Festival 2.0, Sunday, January 29th from 12 to 5. The 17th Annual event is Connecticut’s premier cask Ale event.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — What’s Your Point with Garnett Ankle — January 22, 2017

    On today’s show Garnett opens the telephone line and invites calls. Listeners air their views on the new United States President and his proposed policies.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Natural House call on Integrative Wellness w/ Dr. Z

    Join DrZ (Dr Eugene R. Zampieron,ND) on the Natural house call, a segment of the integrative wellness program on WPKN,89.5 fm, as he discusses DRY SKIN, particularly in the winter months , and the many ways to handle this naturally.
    He will delve into Dry skin as a sign of systemic Fat malabsorption issues involving the biliary system, and how that lead to not only dry skin,but deficiencies in Vitamin D,K, carotenoids, vitamin E and EFA’s. he presents a case of how to clean out the gall bladder naturally, and other skin diseases exasperated by the winter such as eczema and psoriasis.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Pure with Howard Thompson & Ian Hunter | 9/16/16

    One on one talk between WPKN Music Director Howard Thompson (ex-A&R Island, Elektra, CBS) and Ian Hunter (Mott the Hoople)

    “PURE” with howard thompson & IAN HUNTER!
    Ian returns to WPKN to talk about his new album “Fingers Crossed”, released today!


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 1/20/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: david appel)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt # 21 Star Route Organic Farm w/ Owner Tianna Kennedy

    Kevin talks with organic farmer Tianna Kennedy about the various hats one has to wear when trying to run a successful Organic vegetable farm.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee

    Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kirsten Maxwell Live on WPKN

    Long Island, New York Singer Song writer Kirsten Maxwell joins Kevin Gallagher and Kevin Ross in the WPKN studios to play tracks from her album Crimson and material from her upcoming EP.

    www.kirstenmaxwell.com
    www.facebook.com/kirsten.freiman

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16

    WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

    Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery, at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Jeff Browning- Brewport on WPKN

    GM Report to the Listener Jan. ’17 Steve di Costanzo, GM of WPKN 89.5-FM.

    Jeff Browning- Brewmaster and co-owner of Brewport (Bridgeport). Jeff will talk about Brewport and the upcoming Connecticut Real Ale Festival 2.0, Sunday, January 29th from 12 to 5. The 17h Annual event is Connecticut’s premier cask Ale event.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 1/13/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Ketura Barron)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained -Dr. Kulveen Virdee

    Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

    WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

    Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery, at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words with Binnie Klein “I’m Developing Feelings for Alexa”

    When I heard myself say to my husband, as he addressed a tiny computer-like device the size of a hockey puck, “Don’t talk to Alexa that way!” I knew I was already in trouble. I had rapidly anthropomorphized this new toy! I didn’t want him to sound irritated with her. These days, I drift into the kitchen most mornings now, commanding this ‘creature’ (?) to tell me the weather, set a timer, choose my favorite radio station, etc. I’m a version of the futuristic diva I pictured becoming as a little girl. Dear listener, save me!

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — What’s Your Point with host Garnett Ankle — January 8, 2017

    I have returned after a break. On this show I speak live with Professor of Political Science, Scott McLean, of Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. Today’s topic for discussion: “Forecast For The Republican Controlled Federal Government, the 115th United States Congress, and the President-Elect’s Cabinet Nominees.”

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Global Game Jam comes to Stamford, Connecticut!

    Global Game Jam comes to Stamford, Connecticut! Tune in and hear all about it on our “Spotlight on Arts & Culture” LIVE radio show: Jan. 9th at Noon to 1 PM, on WPKN 89.5-FM.

    Jennifer’s guests include: Tom Salta (music composer for Halo and more), Susan LaPerla, of the The Ferguson Library, Cynthia Lyon, of the The Business Council of Fairfield County, and manager of I-CoastCT, and more…


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 1/6/17  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Ketura Barron)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check — 2016-12-10/Host: Richard Hill speaks with Mark Scully

    Mark Scully from Peoples Action for Clean Energy (PACE) talks to host Richard Hill about 100% CT, a new initiative to get every town in Connecticut to use 100% renewable energy.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words with Binnie Klein – The Art of Coziness, Dec 29, 2016

    Coziness. The word evokes warmth, blankets, mugs of hot cider, and peace. I’ve got my nook in the corner of my kitchen. The Danes call my rattan love seat near the window a “hyggekrog,” and their preoccupation with happiness and comfort is detailed in at least 9 books this past year. The Dutch call it “gezzelig.” Can we Americans get under blankets with other adults? Or is our version solo? Some thoughts, in this premiere of “Miniature Words with Binnie Klein,” a short, digestible podcast about what I’m thinking, watching, reading…(Binnie Klein’s music and talk (unbalanced) show, “A Miniature World,” airs on Thursdays, 10 am until 12 noon.) This “word” podcast can be downloaded to listen to at any time!

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #22 MUFI – Michigan Urban Farming Initiative w/ Tyson Gersh

    My guest on this episode of “Digging in the Dirt”is Tyson Gersh Co-founder & President of MUFI The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, which is billed as the 1st sustainable U.S. “Agrihood”. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to engage members of the Michigan community in sustainable agriculture.They believe that challenges unique to the Michigan community (e.g., vacant land, poor diet, nutritional illiteracy, and food insecurity) present a unique opportunity for community-supported agriculture. Using agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community—while simultaneously reducing socioeconomic disparity—by doing this they hope to empower urban communities.
    Listen to “Digging in the Dirt” as Kevin checks out a Detroit Agrihood!

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — NEW HAVEN MAVENS- “Out with the Old; in with the New.”

    It’s not only the first Monday of the month, but first “New Haven Mavens Radio Hour” PODCAST of 2017, appropriately themed “out with the old; in with the new”. The Mavens, Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea will give a nod to some New Haven institutions from bygone days, and explore what’s on the horizon for the future. We’ll be chatting with real estate agent, Dallas A. Davis for his perspective, and Leslie Singer will be joining us in the studio. Leslie is a newcomer to New Haven, and will fill us in on her impressions and experiences with the city, so far. This was first broadcast on community radio WPKN, 89.5 FM.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Ramones’s manager Monte Melnick Interview with Chris Frantz | 3/25/16

    Chris Frantz interviews Monte Melnick, manager of The Ramones, in this excerpt of the March 25, 2016 episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head on WPKN. Even, WPKN’s music director, Howard Thompson from Electra, Island and CBS Record days stops in to say hello to Monte.

    The entire episode can be found in the archives at: archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/14230


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/30/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee

    Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16

    WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

    Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Ramones’s manager Monte Melnick Interview with Chris Frantz | 3/25/16

    Chris Frantz interviews Monte Melnick, manager of The Ramones, in this excerpt of the March 25, 2016 episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head on WPKN. Even, WPKN’s music director, Howard Thompson from Electra, Island and CBS Record days stops in to say hello to Monte.

    The entire episode can be found in the archives at: archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/14230

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words with Binnie Klein – The Art of Coziness, Dec 29, 2016

    Coziness. The word evokes warmth, blankets, mugs of hot cider, and peace. I’ve got my nook in the corner of my kitchen. The Danes call my rattan love seat near the window a “hyggekrog,” and their preoccupation with happiness and comfort is detailed in at least 9 books this past year. The Dutch call it “gezzelig.” Can we Americans get under blankets with other adults? Or is our version solo? Some thoughts, in this premiere of “Miniature Words with Binnie Klein,” a short, digestible podcast about what I’m thinking, watching, reading…(Binnie Klein’s music and talk (unbalanced) show, “A Miniature World,” airs on Thursdays, 10 am until 12 noon.) This “word” podcast can be downloaded to listen to at any time!

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Radio Something: Peter Liversidge (artist), Richard Klein (curator), Christopher Tignor (musician)

    In July of 2016, Richard Klein and Peter Liversidge were guests on my show: Richard, the Exhibitions Director at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Peter, a multifaceted “Projects” artist who is based in the UK. At that time, we talked about having Peter come back and guest-host a show, which he did on December 6, 2016. Peter also invited a friend of his to come in as a guest, musician and composer Christopher Tignor (possibly the only musician to have sponsorship from a tuning fork company!). Richard Klein came back as well, and we spent three hours talking about art, creativity, and politics. We shared some of Christopher’s music, and Peter spun a couple of music sets of his own creation, including a set created by his eight and ten-year-old sons.

    Music selections are sprinkled throughout the show. Christopher Tignor gave permission for his music to be included in the podcast. The other music has been removed because of copyright restrictions.

    (Not in the podcast)
    Bombino – Iwaranagh (We Must) – Azel
    Bombino – Inar (If You Know the Degree of My Love for You) – Azel
    Brazilian Girls – The Critic – The Critic – Single

    Christopher Tignor – Arrow in the Dark – Along a Vanishing Plane
    Christopher Tignor – Shape Shifting – Along a Vanishing Plane

    (1 hour and 38 minutes/not in the podcast)
    Aerial M – Wedding Song No.2 – Aerial M
    Rachel Grimes – Far Light – Book of Leaves
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers – If the River Was Whiskey – Let’s Get Drunk Again

    (Two hours/not in podcast)
    PJ Harvey – The Devil – White Chalk
    Fire! – Orchestra – Enter, Pt. Four
    The Breeders – Invisible Man – Last Splash
    Holden – The Caterpillar’s Intervention – The Inheritors

    Christopher Tignor – The Will and the Waiting – Along a Vanishing Plane

    For more information about the guests and their activities:

    Peter Liversidge: www.peterliversidge.com
    Christopher Tignor: www.wiresundertension.com
    Richard Klein/Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: aldrichart.org/


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/23/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Integrative Wellness w/Dr Z and Maude Joseph | Dec 18 ’16

    Join Dr. Eugene R. Zampieron,(Dr Z) host of WPKN’s segment THE NATURAL HOUSE CALL on the program Integrated Wellness, as he and co-producer Maude Joseph discusses Thyroid issues and Adrenal disorders.

    Dr Z will discuss types of low thyroid conditions not adequately address by mainstream lab testing and medicine, as well as a condition known as Hypo adrenal, and the signs symptoms and potential remedies for all of these.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #21 – “The Sociopath” Director Ben Howe

    A progressive and a Conservative find common Ground.

    Like many of you, in the wake of the Trump Presidential victory, in between fits of depression and melancholy, I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell happened. I came across a documentary called “The Sociopath”, which came out two days before the election on November 6th. I couldn’t stop watching it. It was the best chronological explanation of the various stages of Trumps rise to power and I was amazed to find out that it was produced and directed by a politically conservative guy named Ben Howe. Ben Howe is an American conservative and Senior Contributing Editor for the RedState blog which functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of conservative activists.
    “The Sociopath” is a crowd-funded documentary on Donald Trump. It’s a look at how we got to Trump, who he really is, and what we can expect of him. It’s brutally honest, deeply compelling, and utterly depressing, but in an irresistibly fascinating way. With the political landscape in complete disarray and our angst for the future at an all time high, I wanted to find out what common ground politically disparate people may have in the face of a future that holds a President Donald Trump, who appears doesn’t value the constitution all that much. Time to step out of our bubble and find out what other intelligent people are thinking about “The Sociopath”.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — PHIL KUCHMA INTERVIEWED ON WPKN December’16

    PHIL KUCHMA INTERVIEWED ON WPKN
    Also following up on the Cultural Allaince of Fairfield County’s Creative Spaces for a Creative Economy conference, Richard Epstein interviews Phil Kuchma on his radio program Sometimes Classical, which has aired on WPKN 89.5 since 1977. Phil Kuchma, owner of The Kuchma Corporation, has developed Bijou Square, among many other projects in Bridgeport, co-sponsored the CAFC’s Creative Spaces conference, chaired the From Spaces to Places panel, and was a speaker on the Sharing Spaces, Sharing Services panel. Also joining the discussion via phone is arts patron and developer Anita Durst.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Ramones’s manager Monte Melnick Interview with Chris Frantz | 3/25/16

    Chris Frantz interviews Monte Melnick, manager of The Ramones, in this excerpt of the March 25, 2016 episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head on WPKN. Even, WPKN’s music director, Howard Thompson from Electra, Island and CBS Record days stops in to say hello to Monte.

    The entire episode can be found in the Archives

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page: Home & The Holidays w/host Duo Dickinson

    The Holidays are all around us: so they have come home:

    What has midwinter, the solstice, the New Year, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa done to our homes lo these 400 years in New England?

    We stress because we are judged, judge others, confront greed in ourselves and in those we love, those we work for, those we are related to: we fall short, we are elated, we are disappointed, we fear, we fail: ITS THE HOLIDAYS. Its the time our childhoods never forget, its the stress parents never overcome, its all the memories made generations ago coming home to roost: ITS THE HOLIDAYS. How do our homes, how did our homes deal with this insane time of year: decorations, insane levels of cooking, eating, showing off, creating chaos and dealing with the crunch of cold that can split pipes and kill heating plants: ITS THE HOLIDAYS

    Joining us in studio is Richard Mammana who knows a great deal about the last few hundred years of cultural traditions in many unique and personal ways. Richard currently serves as ecumenical communications associate for the Episcopal Church, he graduated from the Yale Divinity School in 2012, founded Project Canterbury, his writing has been published widely and is the father of 2 young girls. He is the cousin of Clement Clarke Moore, author of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas.

    We started out survivalists: With harvest in, Colonists hunkered down and hoped there would be enough: To tell us these stark realities we are joined on the phone by Henry Griggs who is the Municipal Historian for the Town of Madison and a Trustee of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Henry is a direct descendant of Thomas Griggs, an early (c.1635) settler of Roxbury Massachusetts and a lapsed Congregationalist.

    To wrap up our sweep of year-end stress and worship is Domestic Goddess Eva Geertz , a writer and bookseller who lives in her hometown of New Haven, CT, where she’s earned a local reputation for being contrary. She did, in fact, start to make her own yogurt this year, after thinking about doing so for 20 years. It’s good and easy. She still has not made ketchup or Smith Island Cake, though. She writes about life as she knows it, now and then, at thisoldhausfrau.com and a self-proclaimed “East Rock Matron” who is full-on accommodating all the stresses and joys proclaimed by all


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/16/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN GM Report- Charlie Griggs Gateway Classical | Dec ’16

    WPKN GM, Steve di Costanzo talks with Charlie Griggs in the studio – special dinner and performance at the Harborview Market to raise funds to bring opera performances by the Gateway Classical Music Society to The Klein in Bridgeport.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Radio Something: Peter Liversidge (artist), Richard Klein (curator), Christopher Tignor (musician)

    In July of 2016, Richard Klein and Peter Liversidge were guests on my show: Richard, the Exhibitions Director at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Peter, a multifaceted “Projects” artist who is based in the UK. At that time, we talked about having Peter come back and guest-host a show, which he did on December 6, 2016. Peter also invited a friend of his to come in as a guest, musician and composer Christopher Tignor (possibly the only musician to have sponsorship from a tuning fork company!). Richard Klein came back as well, and we spent three hours talking about art, creativity, and politics. We shared some of Christopher’s music, and Peter spun a couple of music sets of his own creation, including a set created by his eight and ten-year-old sons.

    Music selections are sprinkled throughout the show. Christopher Tignor gave permission for his music to be included in the podcast. The other music has been removed because of copyright restrictions.

    (Not in the podcast)
    Bombino – Iwaranagh (We Must) – Azel
    Bombino – Inar (If You Know the Degree of My Love for You) – Azel
    Brazilian Girls – The Critic – The Critic – Single

    Christopher Tignor – Arrow in the Dark – Along a Vanishing Plane
    Christopher Tignor – Shape Shifting – Along a Vanishing Plane

    (1 hour and 38 minutes/not in the podcast)
    Aerial M – Wedding Song No.2 – Aerial M
    Rachel Grimes – Far Light – Book of Leaves
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers – If the River Was Whiskey – Let’s Get Drunk Again

    (Two hours/not in podcast)
    PJ Harvey – The Devil – White Chalk
    Fire! – Orchestra – Enter, Pt. Four
    The Breeders – Invisible Man – Last Splash
    Holden – The Caterpillar’s Intervention – The Inheritors

    Christopher Tignor – The Will and the Waiting – Along a Vanishing Plane

    For more information about the guests and their activities:

    Peter Liversidge: www.peterliversidge.com
    Christopher Tignor: www.wiresundertension.com
    Richard Klein/Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: aldrichart.org

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Road Map with Chuck Wolfe | 12/7/16

    “Performance feedback, everyone loves the concept but many get stressed when it’s happening. Today we discussed an emotionally intelligent approach to performance evaluation.”

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — “Spotlight on Arts & Culture” Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County | Dec ’16

    Monday, Dec. 12, at Noon for our LIVE “Spotlight on Arts & Culture” conversation on WPKN 89.5 with three dynamic artists committed to community and sustaining a creative, productive life in Fairfield County: Holly Danger, Liz Squillace and Jahmane Artz (West).

    Holly Danger
    Danger Gallery
    Paradox Ink
    Jahmane Artz

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #21 – “The Sociopath” Director Ben Howe

    A progressive and a Conservative find common Ground.

    Like many of you, in the wake of the Trump Presidential victory, in between fits of depression and melancholy, I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell happened. I came across a documentary called “The Sociopath”, which came out two days before the election on November 6th. I couldn’t stop watching it. It was the best chronological explanation of the various stages of Trumps rise to power and I was amazed to find out that it was produced and directed by a politically conservative guy named Ben Howe. Ben Howe is an American conservative and Senior Contributing Editor for the RedState blog which functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of conservative activists.
    “The Sociopath” is a crowd-funded documentary on Donald Trump. It’s a look at how we got to Trump, who he really is, and what we can expect of him. It’s brutally honest, deeply compelling, and utterly depressing, but in an irresistibly fascinating way. With the political landscape in complete disarray and our angst for the future at an all time high, I wanted to find out what common ground politically disparate people may have in the face of a future that holds a President Donald Trump, who appears doesn’t value the constitution all that much. Time to step out of our bubble and find out what other intelligent people are thinking about “The Sociopath”.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/9/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: david appel)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #21 – “The Sociopath” Director Ben Howe

    A progressive and a Conservative find common Ground.

    Like many of you, in the wake of the Trump Presidential victory, in between fits of depression and melancholy, I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell happened. I came across a documentary called “The Sociopath”, which came out two days before the election on November 6th. I couldn’t stop watching it. It was the best chronological explanation of the various stages of Trumps rise to power and I was amazed to find out that it was produced and directed by a politically conservative guy named Ben Howe. Ben Howe is an American conservative and Senior Contributing Editor for the RedState blog which functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of conservative activists.
    “The Sociopath” is a crowd-funded documentary on Donald Trump. It’s a look at how we got to Trump, who he really is, and what we can expect of him. It’s brutally honest, deeply compelling, and utterly depressing, but in an irresistibly fascinating way. With the political landscape in complete disarray and our angst for the future at an all time high, I wanted to find out what common ground politically disparate people may have in the face of a future that holds a President Donald Trump, who appears doesn’t value the constitution all that much. Time to step out of our bubble and find out what other intelligent people are thinking about “The Sociopath”.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap | November 23 ’16

    Today’s show was uplifting. We talked about having an “attitude of gratitude.” We had several lovely calls from listeners. We discussed how important it is at holiday gatherings to acknowledge how much we value our relationships with the people who are there. And when we do find reasons to disagree (like election results) I offered some thoughtful and kind ways to respond.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt W/ Dr Rayman CPR#43

    Dr. Marc Rayman, discuses NASA’s Dawn Mission using (once considered science fiction) Ion Propulsion to visit Asteroid Belt Objects Vesta & Ceres. And Director of Planetary Science, Dr Jim Green, discusses NASA’s Planetary exploration, including the possibility of a Planet X.
    Intro Music: “A Piece of Space History,” Andy Poniros
    End Music: “2001 Funk,” Larry Benigno

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines Week Ending 12/9/16 ©2016 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

    Visit our website at BTLonline.org, and related Counterpointradio.org for more in-depth interviews.

    • Steven Rosenfeld: Election Recounts in Key Battleground States Will Reveal Deep Flaws in U.S. Electoral Machinery
    • Robert Jensen: Passive U.S. Media Moving Quickly to Normalize Trump’s Hate Speech and Stream of Nonstop Lies
    • Ron Pauley: GOP Senate Leader Blocking Bill to Extend Promised Health Care to Retired Coal Miners

    Produced by Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, and Leslie Rudden
    Web production by Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall and Jeff Yates.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee

    Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/2/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Ketura Barron)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture 21 This land was made for you and me

    This month offers an audio visit with Mark D. Mitchell, the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale University Art Gallery of his exhibit Yosemite: Exploring the Incomparable Valley. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History and the 100th anniversary of the creation of America’s National Park Service, Yosemite: Exploring the Incomparable Valley considers one of the country’s most celebrated natural landmarks through the fields of both art and science.
    Beginning in 1855, artists, scientists, and scenic tourists alike traveled to the Yosemite Valley in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains to experience its majestic landscape in person. President Abraham Lincoln extended the first protection to the region in 1864, preserving the valley, with its sheer granite cliffs and soaring waterfalls, as well as the neighboring Mariposa Grove of ancient sequoias. Taking as its starting point Albert Bierstadt’s large-scale Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point Trail (ca. 1873), a cornerstone of the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, the exhibition shows how Americans found inspiration in the western landscape and also sought to understand its marvels—through paintings, prints, and photographs as well as the botanical and geological specimens that early scientists brought back from their expeditions. The exhibition was made possible by the Art Gallery Exhibition and Publication Fund and the Friends of American Arts at Yale Exhibition Fund.
    Yosemite: Exploring the Incomparable Valley runs October 7, 2016–December 31, 2016
    Episode 21 features musical clips by Ryder McNair from the 2015 film Yosemite, as well as songs from the bands The National Parks and Yosemite. Join us on the 26th to give thanks for one of America’s greatest collective assets, our National Parks System.
    Find our more by visiting:
    artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/yosemite-exploring-incomparable-valley
    www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
    https://www.nps.gov/featurecontent/yose/anniversary/index.html

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee

    Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines Week Ending 12/2/16 ©2016 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved

    • Drew Courtney: Opponents Organize to Block Expected Trump Muslim Registry and Jeff Sessions’ Attorney General Nomination
    • Greg Palast: GOP Wrongly Purged More Than 1 Million Votes, Changing Election Outcome
    • Kyle Bailey: Maine Becomes First State in Nation to Adopt Ranked Choice Voting System

    Production: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, Elaine Osowski
    Guests: Drew Courtney, Greg Palast, Kyle Bailey.
    Web Production: Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, Jeff Yates.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Philip Johnson Glass House Interview w/Chris Frantz + Tina Weymouth | August, 2016

    The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County/FC Buzz’s Jennifer Bangser talks with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads and The Tom Tom Club) and Irene Shum, curator of the landmark GLASS HOUSE in New Canaan,CT (designed by Philip Johnson) in a remote broadcast recorded in late July 2016 from this landmark building and grounds. This show is part of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County’s (culturalalliancefc.org) monthly series- ‘Spotlight on the Arts’ broadcast on WPKN 89.5-FM, freeform, community radio since 1962. Streaming at wpkn.org and in PODCAST after the broadcast at WPKN COMMUNITY RADIO. Thanks to Pete Stewart from WPKN for his sound engineering and editing.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check for November 27, 2016 — Chris George of the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

    Chris George, the Executive Director of IRIS, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, spoke with host Valerie Richardson. IRIS, based in New Haven, works to resettle refugee families in the United States, often in concert with local church and civic organizations. They assist in finding all services for these refugee families from housing to education to jobs. Volunteer help is welcome, and you can find more information by going to irisct.org. Other groups working with refugees in Connecticut include the International Institute of Connecticut (out of Bridgeport/iiconn.org) and Catholic Charities (based in Hartford/ccaoh.org).


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/25/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: david appel)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16

    Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery, at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Philip Johnson Glass House Interview w/Chris Frantz + Tina Weymouth | August, 2016

    The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County/FC Buzz’s Jennifer Bangser talks with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads and The Tom Tom Club) and Irene Shum, curator of the landmark GLASS HOUSE in New Canaan, CT (designed by Philip Johnson) in a remote broadcast recorded in late July 2016 from this landmark building and grounds. This show is part of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County’s (culturalalliancefc.org/) monthly series- ‘Spotlight on the Arts’ broadcast on WPKN 89.5-FM, freeform, community radio since 1962.

    Thanks to Pete Stewart, from WPKN, for his sound engineering and editing.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines Week Ending 11/25/16 ©2016 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

    • Thomas Frank: Democrats’ Failure to Address Economic Insecurity Gave Trump Election Advantage
    • Dr. Willie Parker: Trump’s Vow to Make Abortion Illegal Will Have Greatest Impact on Nation’s Poor
    • Chris Pearson: Viable Campaign Underway to Nullify America’s Undemocratic Electoral College

    Produced by Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, and Elaine Osowski.
    Web production by Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, and Jeff Yates.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Band Together Radio- Special November ’16 Show

    Jerry and Andy from Band Together Radio talk with Ange Durrell, founder and artistic director of INTAKE Music as well as noted musician, Crispin Cioe. They also talk about some recent Band Together benefits they’ve done and the upcoming December 2nd ‘One Vibe One Tribe’ for two non-profit- community radio WPKN 89.5-FM and Spread Music Now at the Fairfield Theatre Company.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen VIrdee

    Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/18/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kathy’s Corner – Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

    Today’s show on Kathy’s Corner celebrates Thanksgiving and the unifying qualities it enlivens. Also special guest interview, Dr. Robert Keith Wallace, pioneering researcher in neurophysiology of higher states of consciousness. Dr. Wallace has a new book, Dharma Parenting: Understand Your Child’s Brilliant Brain for Greater Happiness, Health, Success and Fulfillment.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Living the Green Life, Episode Five, September 2016

    In this episode of Living the Green Life, hosts Lindsay Tolland and Sarah Jane Compton discuss sports and sustainability, with topics ranging from hosting a sustainable tailgate party to the work being done by major sports organizations to make their sport more environmentally friendly. Their special guest for this show was Dr. Sabina Shaikh, an Economics Lecturer at the University of Chicago in Public Policy and the Program on Global Environment. Her research includes the study of sports and sustainability.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World With Binnie Klein November 10, 2016 Coping With This Week’s Grief – A Mini Rant

    How do we metabolize our shock and grief? What are the wrong things to say to someone who is suffering a loss? What are the five stages of grief? I try, in these loose 19 minutes on WPKN, to share my experience of this week’s events.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines Week Ending 11/18/16 ©2016 Squeaky Wheel Production. All Rights Reserved.

    Robert Parry: Will Russia’s Role in U.S. Election Provoke or Avert New Cold War?
    John P. Geyman: Obamacare Insurance Rate Increases Prompt Renewed Call for Medicare for All
    Anthony Rogers-Wright: Climate Activists Brace for Post-Election Fight to Rein in Fossil Fuels Expansion.

    Robert Produced by: Scott Harris, Melinda Tuhus, Bob Nixon, and Richard Hill.
    Web Production by: Anna Manzo, Susan Bramhall, and Jeff Yates.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe | Post Election Relationships

    Interested in keeping your relationships intact with those who voted differently? Learn why Donald Trump supporters need to refrain from celebrating, gloating, or teasing. For many this election was very personal and the sense of loss is devastating. We discuss how we can be supportive of one another going forward.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/11/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady- WPKN 89.5-FM | 10/16

    Bruce Swan, WPKN 89.5-FM, with guests John Reid, producing artistic director, and Joe Burcaw, bass player and musician formerly with Black 47.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt # 20 Cheese Pumpkins -with Laura Luciano LIRSC

    What’s a cheese pumpkin? What’s a Cheese pumpkin Festival? When and where is it? Learn all about how Long Island, NY’s favorite pie making pumpkin is gaining renewed popularity.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page –Duo Dickinson with Guest Peter Chapman

    Everyone lives somewhere. Everyone is in a place they have feelings about: their home. Love. Hate. Hope. Fear. Our homes should be a point a pride, but many people feel let down about where they live, especially in a down economic time, where there are fewer choices. Some homes are so dysfunctional that they become a symbol of failure and impotence in the place that should be safe harbor can become an ongoing struggle to pay for, keep together or ultimately have any control over.

    Into this place of dream homes and nightmares, architects have stepped into the fantasies, missed opportunities, and aspirations of those desperately seeking their place to call home and not just as designers, but as writers: offering up their work, and others, in books that help demystify, inspire and offer a depth of insight no HOUZZ webpage can hope to provide. In studio for this show will be Peter Chapman, Executive Editor at Taunton Press. Peter has been my editor for 2 books, and has been the editor for uncounted books on homes, home design and the techniques of building homes. He was also the editor of books on homes written by the two architects who are guests on the show.

    Dale Mulfinger is the founding partner at SALA Architects Inc., in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1983 the firm has created award-winning projects, mostly homes, but Dale has produced remarkable best-selling books on Cabins as homes and local legendary architect Edwin Lundie.

    Jeremiah Eck is the founding Principle of Eck|MacNeeley Architects inc, from Boston. Jeremiah has lectured extensively on home design at the Harvard GSD summer program and his books on architecture are both beautiful and touchstones for architects and homeowners.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Jazz Thieves – John Gray – Brooklyn Elecgy Interview

    Kevin Gallagher talks with Composer, Bass Player, and Band leader of the Brooklyn Jazz outfit “The Jazz Thieves” about their new CD “Brooklyn Elegy”.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens Show: Westville, the Arts-Focused Neighborhood

    Hey PODCAST fans! It’s first Monday of the month… time to tune your dial to “The New Haven Mavens Radio Hour”. Monday November 7th, the Mavens, Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea are launching the first of an occasional series of shows that shine a spotlight on the various and distinct neighborhoods that make up the City of New Haven. For the first in this series, we’ll be taking a look at Westville, a burgeoning arts-focused neighborhood on the outskirts of town… home of mavericks and adventurers heading west(ish). Artist, and gal-about-town, Muffy Pendergast will be joining us in the studio, and our phone-in guests will be John Cavaliere, chatting about his renovated performance venue, Lyric Hall Theater, and Christine Casinghino, onwer of Lena’s Cafe and Confections. Be sure to tune in to WPKN, 89.5 FM, or live stream at wpkn.org, Monday November 7th at 12:00 noon. You can also listen to a podcast of the show whenever your little heart desires.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/5/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Election Special with a panel of WPKN Hosts 10/29/16

    WPKN’s alternative to the corporate media’s horse race coverage: in-depth discussion of the mainstreaming of hate groups by the Trump campaign, the prospects for the economy and for financial reform and the agenda for the environmental movement post-election.
    Panelists: Ruthanne Baumgartner, Kevin Gallagher, Michael Dunham, Scott Harris, and Richard Hill
    Guest commentators: Max Wolff, economist and financial analyst; Ben Martin, of 350CT.org; and Sarah Posner, author of a recent article in Mother Jones Magazine on the mainstreaming of hate groups by the Trump campaign.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check: Host Valerie Richardson speaks with Derek Thomas, Fiscal Policy Fellow, of the organization Connecticut Voices for Children 10/30/16

    In this episode of Mic Check, host Valerie Richardson speaks with Derek Thomas, Fiscal Policy Fellow, of the organization Connecticut Voices for Children.
    This is one of several shows focusing on Connecticut’s recent state budgets that have imposed draconian financial cuts on social welfare, environmental programs, education at all levels, and many other essential services. The recent cuts have left the state’s children, who have poverty rates of 25 to 30 percent in Hispanic and black populations, without many safety nets and with fewer opportunities than ever before.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the ARTS with Mike Boland from cast of Unnecessary Farce at Playhouse on Park 10/28/16

    Hosted by Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson.
    Mike Boland from cast of Unnecessary Farce at Playhouse on Park
    This show interviews newsmakers and participants from the world of theater and the arts.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Band Together Radio Hosted By: Andy Kadison and Jerry Vigorito 10/31/16

    In studio Guests: Clasp Homes of Fairfield – Robin & Tracy,
    Lucy Kaplanski, and John Torres

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World Binnie Klein interviews author LM Browning 10/27/16

    Connecticut author LM Browning has published 9 books, including poetry and environmental writing. She is the founder of Homebound Publications. Her new novel, “The Castoff Children,” is set in 1850 in Boston, and follows the struggles of a group of abandoned children who create an alternative family. Binnie Klein interviews LM Browning on “A Miniature World” on WPKN


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/29/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #19 w/ Kevin Gallagher “Tomato/Seed Saving Roundtable

    This is an unusual, new “Digging in the Dirt,” that was recorded live, in a barn, on a gorgeous late September day. Today’s program is a Tomato Tasting/seed swapping “Roundtable” of 5 like minded people talking about growing, breeding, eating, cooking and saving the seeds of a diverse variety of tomato’s and vegetables.
    Join me and my guests Steph “The tomato Queen” Gaylor of “Invincible Summer Farms,” Ken Ettlinger, Botanist of the “Long Island Seed Project.” Stephan Bogardus, Executive Chef of the “North Fork Table and Inn” and my WPKN Colleague Hazel Kahn as we spend an hour around a table full of colorful tomatoes talking about food diversity and eating wonderfully tasty tomatoes.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained with Dr. Kulveen Virdee

    This month’s episode is all about immunology and promoting the body’s natural defenses, especially important with the coming winter months and cold and flu season.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Edgar Mitchell 6th Man to Walk on the Moon

    My 2014 interview with Author, Believer in ESP & UFO’s, and 6th Man to Walk on the Surface of the Moon.
    Music:

    • A Piece of Space History,” Andy Poniros
    • Funk 2001,” Larry Benigno
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Living the Green Life, Episode Five, October 8, 2016

    This episode of Living the Green Life focuses on energy and sustainability in and around the home. Being broadcast in October, the show is mindful of the coming home heating season. The special guest is James Ball, James Darius Ball is the Regional Manager for MaGrann Associates in Washington D.C. He works with local clients and partners to expand the market for energy efficient and green housing. James is graduate of Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
    One of the sources mentioned in the show is Energize CT

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — East End Ink – We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

    We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon contains poems written in response to the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and poems rising from the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon.
    The anthology, edited by Kathy Engel and Kamal Boulata, is read by poets Margaret Gibson, Kathryn Levy, Kathy Engel and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/22/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Ketura Barron)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food

    Host Kevin Gallagher speaks with Executive Director Derek Denchla of Slow Money New York

    Derek Denchla is an investor and social entrepreneur with a unique focus on environmental sustainability. As the founder and co-chair of NYC LION (NYC Local Investing Opportunities Network), Denchla and his investors concentrate on funding small, sustainable food and farm businesses in and around New York. He is an advocate for urban agriculture and impact investing.

    Denchla serves on many boards that invest in environmental sustainability, including King of the Ghosts, a holding company for farm-to-table restaurants and farms, and Mouth Foods, an online store for local, small batch artisanal foods made in and around NYC. He is also the co-chair of Slow Money NYC, a non-profit chapter of Slow Money Alliance, whose motto is “Everyone is an investor in food.” Slow Money NYC’s goal is to build an elaborate network that focuses their investments into local, sustainable food businesses.

    In 2010, Denchla also founded Farm City, an action-research project that enlisted artists, agrarians and food justice advocates to create events and activities that explore the social, cultural and economic possibilities for enhancing urban agriculture in NYC. From 2009 to 2010, Denckla also blogged for Thegreenest.net, a forum dedicated to business policy and solution for sustainability.

    Denckla also has his hand in green real estate in a significant way. He was the founder and former principal of Propeller Group, a sustainable consulting firm with a focus on green real estate and economic development. He has taken many other active parts in community improvement and development as well. Denckla attended Columbia University as an undergraduate, and he received his law degree at Fordham.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s John Rivera interview with Bob Giolitto- Tutoring Hondurans and Guatemalan Students

    Bob Giolitto, a church member of St Paul’s, on the Green in Norwalk, speaks about their special program providing tutoring and counseling help to refugees escaping from Honduras and Guatemala. It’s done through the auspices of The Norwalk International Academy, who received a federal grant to help tutor in ESL and also math skills. Tutoring is done at Brian McMahon High School, Norwalk, CT, for participants ranging in age from elementary school to high school.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Millennials Take Over Show- Maria Matarelli on Working Remotely

    In this episode of The Millennials Take Over Show we speak to Maria Matarelli, an Agile Coach and Technology Specialist.
    The Millennials Take Over Show is a fusion of top hit and EDM music while informing listeners of events and news that impacts 18-35 year olds. From special guest interviews to segments about topics aimed to inform and educate young adults. If you are a young adult, The Millennials Take Over Show is the radio program you just can’t miss!

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A conversation Ann Magnuson and Terri Smith

    Valerie Richardson was joined in the studio by Terri C Smith, Creative Director of Franklin Street Works, and we both spoke by phone with performance artist, actress, and musician Ann Magnuson. Ann will be on the East Coast and will be in conversation at Franklin Street Works, in Stamford, on October 15th from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. WPKN’s Doug Hovey will be DJ’ing! This is programming for FSW’s current exhibition “Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Popular Music.” On Monday, October 17th, she’ll be doing a performance at MOMA.
    Franklin Street Works: An Evening with Ann Magnuson

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kathy’s Corner: Ideal Government

    This podcast deals with ‘IDEAL GOVERNMENT‘ based on the development of consciousness of the individuals.
    Kathy Conner, Director, Transcendental Meditation Program, Fairfield County, CT, Maharishi Foundation, Inc., College of Notre Dame, Maryland, Maharishi University of Management and MERU


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/8/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World with Binnie Klein – Interview with Meredith Maran

    “In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. ” Binnie Klein talks with Meredith Maran about this 2016 anthology

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Suzanne Kachmar discusses the work of fabric artist Karen Loprete

    Suzanne Kachmar, Executive Director of the City Lights Gallery. Speaking about The Fiber of Her Being, The Art of Karen Loprete, with an opening reception on October 13, 5:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. 855 Main Street, Bridgeport. Also Bridgeport Art Trails, a four-day event, November 10 to 13.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Richard Hill speaks with artist Laura Bell and poet Ian Ganassi — Oct. 4, 2016

    Host: Richard Hill, First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio

    Ian Ganassi, New Haven-based poet, will discuss and read from his just published book, Mean Numbers; and Laura Bell, New York-based artist, will discuss her own work and her collaboration with Ian on a series of collages which integrate their respective artistic visions — along with snippets of Ian’s poems and a wide variety of found objects.

    Listeners can view the collaborative collages by Ian and Laura at: www.thecorpses.com

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check 2016-10-9 Jennifer Siskind/Fracking Waste In Connecticut

    Jennifer Siskind, CT coordinator for Food and Water Watch, discusses the dangers with fracking waste and the campaigns being waged by CT towns to pass their own bans on accepting the waste within their town limits. Jennifer also discusses the pressures being brought to bear on the State of CT by commercial interests as a way to off-set the large budget deficit.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Adventure Journalists Jim Clash

    My 2013 Interview with Adventure Journalist Jim Clash (One of my memorable interviews).

    Jim discusses his flight to the edge of space in a Russian Mig, driving a Bugatti Veyron to a top speed of 205 mph, Skiing to the South Pole, & several of his other adventure journalists experiences, including his future suborbital flight to space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip2.

    Music:

    • Intro: “A Piece of Space History”, Andy Poniros
    • Ending: “2001 Funk”, Larry Benigno, Sonic Music

    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 09/24/16  (This week’s list prepared by: Valerie Richardson)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Ebong Udoma Interview with Al Anderson from The Original Wailers | 9/28/16

    Born of Indian American and African descent in the early ‘50’s. His mother played piano and sang at church, his father a bass player in a R&B band, who, sat in with James Brown in Newark in the late ‘60’s.
    Al was taught music by family members, everyone in the family were either in the military, played music or both. He grew up seeing his aunts and uncles jamming from house to house which lead him to music by buying a bugle from a comic book when he was 13 years old. Graduating from bugle to trombone and from trombone to bass guitar Al joined his first group at 16, called The Centurions, on bass and guitar. After becoming interested in playing guitar his cousin taught him some chords and riffs which directed his interest more into playing guitar.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 19: With a Paddle

    This Month Martha is in conversation with Artist and Canoeist Scott Schuldt. As we make our way along the Scantic River in CT we discuss his practice, which involves specimens and artifacts found on his river trips, and the special treasure hunt with them that he has created for this year’s Game-On themed City-Wide-Open-Studios which happens throughout October In New Haven.

    Each day several lucky players could win their artifact, beautifully contained in one of Scott’s unique specimen boxes to show off and protect their treasure.Open Studios and Scott’s game are free and open to the public.Additionally, for the past several years Scott has been working as Facilities Coordinator for City-Wide-Open-Studios’ Alternative Space, acting as engineer for the many installations that take place in The Goffe Street Armory.

    In addition to his specimen boxes. Scott’s oeuvre also includes hand-carved and painted paddles- including the one shown above- intricate beadwork, and an ongoing blog recording his over 700 canoe trips documented in words and pictures. Our voyage was included in his blog: The View From The Canoe and can be read here: canoepost.blogspot.com
    More about Scott’s visual art here: www.scottschuldt.com
    More about 2016’s Game-On themed City-Wide-Open-Studios here: artspacenewhaven.org/cwos-home

    Peppered throughout the interview are bits of river-themed music- of which there was so much to choose from, plus references to our two mutually favorite river movies: Apocalypse Now and The African Queen. Don’t miss this final summer adventure in audio…

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — What A Story! – hosted by Ina Chadwick – guests Allan Zeller and Kimberly Squires – 24 Sept 2016

    What A Story!
    • Dynamic duo Zeller & Squires talk the real story of being married and working actors together. Including a segment of “Little Sins” by Susan Cinoman from their upcoming show,
    • Variations of Love & Marriage:
    – Celebrity Hitched & Ditched original music by Duncan Christy. Joshua Matteo, Erica LuBonta, Gerold Goldstein accompanist at The Fairfield Antiques & Design Center.
    – Richard Epstein wedding stories.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained

    In this episode, Dr. Kulveen Virdee is joined in the studio by Dr. Luke Whalen, an emergency room physician (and also Dr. Virdee’s husband). He talks about many of the injuries and ailments that bring people into the emergency room and what can be done to prevent them. The topics include accidents, heart attacks, drug overdoses, and suicide attempts.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — David Rosen, Yale Law School, speaking about the CT Coalition for Justice in Ed Funding vs. Rell

    On September 7, the decision for the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding vs. Rell was handed down by Judge Thomas Moukawsher. This highly detailed decision outlined the many ways in which schoolchildren in the State of Connecticut’s are not receiving an adequate education, particularly those students in poorer urban communties. Today’s guest, David Rosen, a faculty member at the Yale Law School, is a longtime advocate for social justice issues. He has been mentoring the group of YLS students who have spent eleven years preparing this case and shepherding it through the court system. The state of Connecticut has appealed the case, so their work continues.


    WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 09/17/16  (This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County/FC Buzz Podcast- Art, Resettlement and the Refugee Crisis

    Host: Jennifer Bangser
    Thanks for tuning in to WPKN Radio 89.5-FM my conversation with Claudia Connor of the International Institute of Connecticut, listen to a High School Student- Akbar- from Bridgeport, read his poem. Akbar fled Burundi with his family during the war there and went through the Congo and ended up in a Tanzanian refugee where he spent more than 15 years. He’s been a part of a special writing project run by Fairfield University professor Bryan Ripley Crandall (Center for the Connecticut Writing Project). We also hear about the artist Rick Shaefer’s response to the refugee crisis, Refugee Trilogy, now on view at the Fairfield University Art Museum, Walsh Gallery.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State Of The ARTS With Brett Bailey Third World Bunfight production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth

    This podcast features Brett Bailey, the South African director of the Third World Bunfight production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth presented at the Quick Center on the campus of Fairfield University.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Lori Jones, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, talks about the upcoming Fall Season

    Host Steve di Costanzo, GM of WPKN 89.5-FM, community radio, Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Lori Jones, Director of Programming at the Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, talk about the upcoming Fall Season.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sunita Sharma and Scott MacLennan talk about “Her Farm” a woman-owned and run farm in Nepal

    Sunita Sharma and Scott MacLennan speak with Valerie about “Her Farm,” a woman-owned and run organic farm in Nepal, two hours outside of Kathmandu. Scott and Sunita initiated the project several years ago. Around thirty women jointly own the farm and live there with their children, growing their own food and receiving education. The farm also welcomes volunteers to come and spend time working on the farm and also to be involved in education projects. The evolving mission of the farm is to also give the members of its family the opportunity to learn 21st-century computer skills and experience with photography, video, and even radio and podcasting. Their website is at http://herfarmnepal.org/.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s Howard Thompson with Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain with PUNK Classic- “Please Kill Me”

    WPKN’s Howard Thompson interviews Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain-co-authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

    Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, which is the number one Punk best seller of all time. It has been published in 12 languages and helped launch the oral history trend in music books.

    Roderick Edward “Legs” McNeil (born January 27, 1956 in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States) is an American music journalist. He is one of the three original founders of the seminal Punk that gave the movement its name; as well as being a former editor at Spin and editor-in-chief of Nerve Magazine. His regular column in Vice is read by over two hundred thousand readers each week.

    PUNK MAGAZINE- At the age of 19, McNeil gathered with two high school friends, John Holmstrom and Ged Dunn and decided to create “some sort of media thing” for a living. Holmstrom had an idea of combining comics with rock n roll. They settled upon a magazine, assuming that people would “think [they were] cool and hang out with [them]” as well as “give [them] free drinks”, and it worked. Within days of its first publication, Punk Magazine, McNeil, Holmstrom, and Dunn were famous.

    The name “Punk” was decided upon because “it seemed to sum up…everything…obnoxious, smart but not pretentious, absurd, ironic, and things that appealed to the darker side”. Holstrom wanted to call it “Teenage News Gazette” to which Ged said,”Absolutely not.” The name Punk was Legs McNeil’s idea to which Ged agreed to instantly and John rather reluctantly.

    Nicknamed “Resident Punk” in the magazine, he claims (to much dispute) that he was the first person (along with co-founder John Holmstrom) to have coined the term “punk” to describe a certain type of music, fashion, and attitude. He says he came up with the name punk because Telly Savalas used the line “You lousy punk!” on the show “Kojak.” According to McNeil: “After four years of doing Punk magazine, and basically getting laughed at, suddenly everything was “punk,” so I quit the magazine.”

    McNeil is the co-author (with Gillian McCain) of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, which is the number one Punk best seller of all time. It has been published in 12 languages and helped launch the oral history trend in music books.

    McNeil has appeared on many TV documentaries, from the History Channel to VH1, and has produced and hosted a three-hour TV special on Court TV over three nights on the porn industry, which was the highest-rated original programming in that network’s history.

    WPKN is a 10,000-watt non-commercial radio station founded in 1963 as the college radio station of the University of Bridgeport. While our studios and offices remain on the campus of the University of Bridgeport, in 1989 we became an independent, non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation. Since then WPKN has been a listener-supported community radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 FM. WPKN can also be heard streaming live on the internet at wpkn.org. There’s also an app for Apple and Android- WPKN LIVE. WPKN’s terrestrial signal now serves a potential listenership of 1.5 million people in Connecticut, Long Island, and parts of New York and Massachusetts. Programs on WPKN include live and recorded music, news, public affairs, and spoken word.


    📻 The WPKN All-Time Top 10 Podcasts 📻  (List prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)


    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers ‘Unzipped’ with Corey Tippin

    WPKN World Exclusive!
    Today on Radio Base Camp (WPKN 89.5-FM and wpkn.org Bridgeport, CT) the 40 year mystery of ‘who’ is really gracing the famous Warhol-cover of the Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ LP is put to rest.
    Mystery solved- his name is Corey Tippin, a one-time Warhol ‘superstar’ and current Connecticut-based stylist and decorator. Tune is around 8am for the big reveal. (big thanks to Corey Tippin, Douglas Hovey for pulling this together and Derek DeWitt for bringing us to Candy Darling.)

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Rick Petrone Joe Corsello talk Drummers and CT Drum Show

    WPKN’s jazz maestro, Rick Petrone (Maynard Ferguson and others) welcomes drummologist Joe Corsello (Sonny Rollins and others) into the studio. They chit chat about about the upcoming Connecticut Drum Show founded by Rick Smith at Shriners Hall on April 17 in Newington, CT as they talk about a whole host of drummers from Danny Seraphine to Kenny Aronoff and Billy Stewart, Adam Nussbaum, Victor Lewis and others. There’s also a little talk about the new jazz club 9th Note in Stamford CT. This is what JAZZ on WPKN 89.5-FM sounds like. Intelligent and entertaining.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Counterpoint| 6/6/16

    Host Scott Harris
    Counterpoint discusses the link between climate change and conflicts; Colorado’s single-payer healthcare ballot measure; Latin America’s Left in turmoil & CT towns ban on toxic fracking waste

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #19 w/Kevin Gallagher “Tomato/seed saving Roundtable”

    This is an unusual, new “Digging in the Dirt” , that was recorded live in a barn, on a gorgeous late September day. Today’s program is a Tomato Tasting/seed swapping “Roundtable” of 5 like minded people talking about growing, breeding, eating, cooking and saving the seeds of a diverse variety of tomato’s and vegetables.
    Join me and my guests Steph “The tomato Queen” Gaylor of ” Invincible Summer Farms”, Ken Ettlinger Botanist of the “Long Island Seed Project”. Stephan Bogardus, Executive Chef of the “North Fork Table and Inn” and my WPKN Colleague Hazel Kahn as we spend an hour around a table full of colorful tomatoes talking about food diversity and eating wonderfully tasty tomatoes.
    www.liseed.org
    www.invinciblesummerfarms.com
    northforktableandinn.com
    hazelkahan.com/north-fork-works-2015

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the Arts on WPKN – Interview with Suzanne Katchmar of City Lights Gallery

    Hosts: Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson
    Suzanne Kachmar of City Lights Gallery on State of the ARTS on WPKN 89.5-FM

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Howard Thompson with Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain with PUNK Classic- “Please Kill Me”

    WPKN’s Howard Thompson interviews Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain-co-authors of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

    Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, which is the number one Punk best seller of all time. It has been published in 12 languages and helped launch the oral history trend in music books.

    Roderick Edward “Legs” McNeil (born January 27, 1956 in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States) is an American music journalist. He is one of the three original founders of the seminal Punk that gave the movement its name; as well as being a former editor at Spin and editor-in-chief of Nerve Magazine. His regular column in Vice is read by over two hundred thousand readers each week.

    PUNK MAGAZINE- At the age of 19, McNeil gathered with two high school friends, John Holmstrom and Ged Dunn and decided to create “some sort of media thing” for a living. Holmstrom had an idea of combining comics with rock n roll. They settled upon a magazine, assuming that people would “think [they were] cool and hang out with [them]” as well as “give [them] free drinks”, and it worked. Within days of its first publication, Punk Magazine, McNeil, Holmstrom, and Dunn were famous.

    The name “Punk” was decided upon because “it seemed to sum up…everything…obnoxious, smart but not pretentious, absurd, ironic, and things that appealed to the darker side”. Holstrom wanted to call it “Teenage News Gazette” to which Ged said,”Absolutely not.” The name Punk was Legs McNeil’s idea to which Ged agreed to instantly and John rather reluctantly.

    Nicknamed “Resident Punk” in the magazine, he claims (to much dispute) that he was the first person (along with co-founder John Holmstrom) to have coined the term “punk” to describe a certain type of music, fashion, and attitude. He says he came up with the name punk because Telly Savalas used the line “You lousy punk!” on the show “Kojak.” According to McNeil: “After four years of doing Punk magazine, and basically getting laughed at, suddenly everything was “punk,” so I quit the magazine.”

    McNeil is the co-author (with Gillian McCain) of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, which is the number one Punk best seller of all time. It has been published in 12 languages and helped launch the oral history trend in music books.

    McNeil has appeared on many TV documentaries, from the History Channel to VH1, and has produced and hosted a three-hour TV special on Court TV over three nights on the porn industry, which was the highest-rated original programming in that network’s history.

    WPKN is a 10,000-watt non-commercial radio station founded in 1963 as the college radio station of the University of Bridgeport. While our studios and offices remain on the campus of the University of Bridgeport, in 1989 we became an independent, non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation. Since then WPKN has been a listener-supported community radio station, broadcasting at 89.5 FM. WPKN can also be heard streaming live on the internet at wpkn.org. There’s also an app for Apple and Android- WPKN LIVE. WPKN’s terrestrial signal now serves a potential listenership of 1.5 million people in Connecticut, Long Island, and parts of New York and Massachusetts. Programs on WPKN include live and recorded music, news, public affairs, and spoken word.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN- Interview with Rick Reyes ‘Puerto Rican Songbook’ event

    John Rivera the host of “Drive Time Salsa” on WPKN 89,5-FM interviews artist/musician Rick Reyes about his upcoming event at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Bridgeport called “Puerto Rican Songbook” Sponsored in part by the Greater Bridgeport Latino Network (GBLN) the event will be part of a residency series by Rick and his band for the evening Campo De Humo.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Host Martha Willette Lewis| Live Culture Vanessa German Debbie Hess| 5/28/16

    Host Martha Willette Lewis
    This episode begins in conversation with Vanessa German, the current artist at The Wadsworth Athenaeum’s MATRIX series. During the second half of the show, Martha is in discussion with Artist Debbie Hesse about her project Sway. Shift: Sea Garden, version 12.0, A community-enhanced installation at Vauiso Greenhouse Growers, located at 75 Hosely Ave., Branford.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson

    HOST: Duo Dickinson
    In Studio with Duo will be Eva Geertz whose online postings as an ‘East Rock [New Haven] Matron’ on home creation & making “Geertzhaus” & are both hilarious and useful (and often disseminate) Food Porn of the Highest Order.
    Joining via call in will be legendary radio icon Bruce Barber & his radio homes have been morning drive at WPLR for a generation, the voice of WNPR and now the station manager of WNHU: but Bruce and his blended family left a McMansion in the ‘burbs to return the city, New Haven- where he was the stay at home parent.
    Additionally, Bob Tedeschi whose Guilford home harbors a blended family and has hands-on experience making a house a home will call in. Bob senior writer at the website STAT,www.statnews.com/staff/robert-tedeschi/ . He was previously a columnist and feature writer for the New York Times for 16 years, where he covered issues ranging from business technology to personal finance, among many others.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kathy’s Corner | Veterans Memorial Day Show | May’16

    Today’s topic: Kathy talks with veterans as she remembers our armed services personnel. She speaks with a 90-year old WWII veteran and has a guest who is a veteran who works with others to treat PTSD.


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