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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – September 18, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of the White Rose Political Calendar. The calendar takes its name from the White Rose, a resistance group in Nazi Germany that worked to educate and organize opposition to the horrifying agenda of the Third Reich. In the spirit of the White Rose, WPKN offers its weekly Political Calendar in order to give voice to the struggles for political, social, economic and environmental justice. Here are some of the listings for the week of September 18, 2017.


WPKN’s White Rose Political Calendar has served as a clearing-house for political action for over two decades. In this new and quickly changing political world, the calendar will continue to give voice to those who are taking action to protect our basic rights to a clean planet, good health, and respect for people of all cultures and ethnicities. The weekly calendar is always available at wpkn.org/whiterose. Notices about upcoming actions can be sent to valrichardson@wpkn.org.


On Wednesday, September 20, there will be a day of action in Washington, D.C., to call attention to the Trump administration’s energy policy. There will be a rally before an open public meeting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the afternoon, participants will lobby Senate offices. There are links available at the online White Rose Political Calendar for those who can’t attend the day of action in person but would like to endorse the action and/or write a letter to a local congressperson. The Facebook page for the event is at tinyurl.com/September20fercaction


Another action in Washington will be a march for racial justice on Saturday, September 30. The march begins at Lincoln Park on Capital Hill at noon and culminates at the National Mall. There will be a vigil at sundown at the Martin Luther King Memorial. The website www.m4rj.com/logistics provides further information, links to available transportation, and a list of sister marches.


The group Moral Monday Connecticut is asking local activists to hold the date of October 1, the day after the national march, for a local march and rally for racial justice. Their website at moralmondayct.org will provide more details as they become available.


The Ocean Conservancy organizes an annual Coastal Cleanup at the end of every summer season. In 2016, over sixteen million tons of trash was removed from coastal areas worldwide. In the Long Island Region, the Connecticut Fund for the Environment and Save the Sound organize local activities and invite participation by individuals, families, and civic organizations. Local clean-ups are scheduled from now through October, and more information is at www.ctenvironment.org/coastal-cleanup. Scroll down to “Visit Our Calendar” to find a local cleanup.


Nasty Women New Haven is inviting filmmakers to participate in the Nasty Women Film Event. Following on the heels of the highly successful Nasty Women Art Exhibition in New Haven, this event seeks to use the power of film to illuminate issues and build community. Teaming up with Artspace’s City-Wide Open Studios, whose 2017 theme is “Fact vs Fiction,” the Nasty Women Film Event encourages all film submissions to represent real stories and experiences based on the themes of women and LGBTQ issues, racism, and immigration and refugee issues. The deadline is October 9, and the web address for more information is filmfreeway.com/festival/NastyWomenFilmNH


The Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, tracks hate crimes in the United States. With many groups having become emboldened during the Trump regime, such as was seen in this past weekend’s attack in Charlottesville, the SPLC has provided tools to counter such hatred. Their website, at www.splcenter.org, features a ten-step guide to protect oppressed groups and promote healthy communities. The SPLC has also just published a guide to fight hate speech on campuses.


Amnesty International USA continues to keep working to stop discriminatory immigration bans and other U.S. actions that are endangering basic human rights. Their website is at www.amnestyusa.org. Amnesty International also works on a range of other issues within the United States including abolishing the death penalty, ending gun violence, and protecting the rights of the gay and transgender community.


While Amnesty International fights for human rights abroad, the group Moral Monday Connecticut pushes for equal rights and social and economic justice in the state of Connecticut. Moral Monday is a movement started in North Carolina after their governor and state legislature introduced draconian cuts to education and essential social services. Moral Monday Connecticut can be found online at moralmondayct.org.


Under the Trump administration’s propsed budget, the Amtrak train system would lose most of its funding and be forced to cut out all long-distance routes. By eliminating these routes, hundreds of small communities across the United States would lose their primary means of public transportation. A Move-on petition will be sent to Congress, urging them to retain funding for this vital resource. More information is at tinyurl.com/saveamtrak2017


GoNewHavenGo is presenting a September Car-Free challenge. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to sign up and then record all trips made by biking, walking, or other forms of alternative transportation. Special incentives are offered to those who score the most rides throughout the month. Their website is at www.gonhgo.org/carfreechallenge.


New Haven’s Bioregional Group “Connects New Haveners to their life-place,” organizing numerous environmentally-focused activities themselves and promoting activities of like-minded organizations in the region. Their website is newhavenbioregionalgroup.org.


April’s “March for Science” sought to preserve funding for a wide variety of scientific research areas and to stand up for the necessity of fact-based, peer-reviewed science. The Union of Concerned Scientists is one such organization that works for “Science for a healthy planet and safer world.” They have a regular newsletter and an ongoing activist network to lobby congress and the administration, with more information at www.ucsusa.org.


Many of WPKN’s public affairs, community programs, and cultural programs are now available by podcast. WPKN has a talented and passionate pool of programmers who are deeply curious about the world around them. Their interviews are lively, timely, and a perfect companion for your morning run or afternoon car trip. You can find out more information by going to wpkn.org and clicking on the podcast link. More than ever, community radio stations like WPKN will be essential to provide an outlet for alternative political and cultural points of view.


To list your group’s local, regional or national events, send announcements, one week in advance when possible, to the White Rose Political Calendar, at valrichardson@wpkn.org. This week’s calendar was produced by Valerie and Rod Richardson.

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/17/17

  1. Benjamin Clementine: Phantom of Aleppoville – I Tell A Fly (Barclay, 2017)
  2. Café Tacvba: 1-2-3 – Jei Beibi (Café Tacvba, 2017)
  3. The War on Drugs: Knocked Down – A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic, 2017)
  4. Flor de Toloache: Regresa Ya – Las Caras Lindas (Chulo, 2017)
  5. The Bombay Royale: Gunslinger’s Lullaby – Run Kitty Run (Hope Street, 2017)
  6. Chicano Batman: Friendship (Is a Small Boat In a Storm) – Freedom Is Free (ATO, 2017)
  7. Mark Dresser Seven: I Can Smell You Listening (for Alexandra Montano) – Sedimental You (Cleen Feed, 2016)
  8. Eilen Jewel: Nothing In Rambling – Down Hearted Blues (Signature Sounds, 2017)
  9. Juana Molina: A00 B01 – Halo (Crammed Discs, 2017)
  10. Hans Reichel: Jealousy and Goodness – Lower Lurum (Free Music, 1994)
  11. Steve Winwood: Arc of a Diver – Greatest Hits Live (Wincraft, 2017)
  12. Caetano Veloso: Blue Skies – A Foreign Sound (Nonesuch, 2004)
  13. NOJO [Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra] with Don Byron: Grassfire – You Are Here (Koch Jazz, 2000)
  14. Rostam: Wood – Half-Light (Nonesuch, 2017)
  15. Gregg Allman: Song For Adam (feat. Jackson Browne) – Southern Blood (Rounder, 2017)
  16. Moebius Story Leidecker: Familiar – Familiar (Bureau B, 2017)
  17. Yuri Yunakov: Horo Se Igrae – Balada – Bulgarian Wedding Music (Traditional Crossroads, 1999)
  18. Tarwater: The Trees – Animals, Suns & Atoms (Mute, 2000)
  19. Rubén Blades y Son del Solar: Muévete – Live (Elektra, 1990)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 9/15/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun

from the Gazette Review: “American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks came to the public’s attention after winning the eighth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. Born in Connecticut, he grew up in a New York farm surrounded by music. As such, singing was something that he naturally fell into at a young age. Later enrolling himself in voice lessons, he began performing at various events- from open mics to Local Farmer’s Markets at the age of twelve. Gradually pouring more time and effort into his hobby and passion, Fredericks eventually released his own independent LP entitled, Out My Window by the time he was fourteen. From there, he was scouted by talent agents from NBC’s award-winning series The Voice, who invited him to audition for the popular reality TV show. After gaining approval from all four of the judges, Fredericks found himself striving toward fame in the competition. Despite being the youngest contestant, he ultimately proved himself to be a worthy contender.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — RRT 2017 – Sept

Topics on this month’s Resistance Round Table: DACA rescission, climate change, North Korea and the erosion of worker rights and protections in the US under the Trump administration.

Guest Kraig Steffen, Assoc. Professor of Chemistry at Fairfield U., joins regular panelists Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard H

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Dillon Troxell- Race Car Driver- “Drifting”

Interview done on Liz Becker’s Show

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World with Binnie Klein – Interview with Colin Thompson

” I was a desperate man with nothing to lose,” says Colin Thompson before he made his film, ‘It’s Us.’ I don’t mean that to sound dramatic, I just had literally nothing. I had a Le Creuset, but it wasn’t even mine. So I wrote a story that wasn’t so far from what I was going through at the time—a thirty-year-old has to figure out what the hell to do. Things aren’t going according to plan, so it’s time to have a serious conversation with yourself about whether or not to pull the rip-cord on whatever muddled dreams you may have concocted in your 20’s.
It’s also about looking at where you came from, your hometown, through a different lens. For me, the movie was about trying to be nicer. So, to all those who think it’s auto-biographical, it’s not, I’m the pits to be around.” (from an interview in Vermont’s The Citizen) Binnie Klein talks with Colin Thompson about his movie-making.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — How Do We Change 8 of every 10 People Not Engaged At Work And Dealing With Family Challenges 9 13 17

In most companies 8 out of 10 people are not fully engaged. How do we change this.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 9/8/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun

from the Gazette Review: “American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks came to the public’s attention after winning the eighth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. Born in Connecticut, he grew up in a New York farm surrounded by music. As such, singing was something that he naturally fell into at a young age. Later enrolling himself in voice lessons, he began performing at various events- from open mics to Local Farmer’s Markets at the age of twelve. Gradually pouring more time and effort into his hobby and passion, Fredericks eventually released his own independent LP entitled, Out My Window by the time he was fourteen. From there, he was scouted by talent agents from NBC’s award-winning series The Voice, who invited him to audition for the popular reality TV show. After gaining approval from all four of the judges, Fredericks found himself striving toward fame in the competition. Despite being the youngest contestant, he ultimately proved himself to be a worthy contender.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Robin Batteau Interview with Janie Barnett (Janie Barnett & Blue Room)

Virginia native Janie Barnett cut her teeth on bluegrass festivals, church coffeehouses, and the American Folklife Festival. When she met iconic Americana barnstormer and Newgrass pioneer John Hartford at Folklife, so began her love affair with the alternate roots movement. “I couldn’t commit to being a 100-MPH flat-picker, but I fell in love with those sounds. And behind every great song was a renegade twist to be had. That renegade twist is really part of my DNA.” The seeds were planted for a lifelong quest for a hybrid style that favored roots-music instruments, the whimsical storytelling of her favorite author John Steinbeck, and the social passions of one who grew up in the backyard of Washington, D.C.

One can see the roots of this renegade impulse throughout Barnett’s growing up. Socialist grandparents on one side, a newsman father, and a labor advocate mother. Barnett defected from the local high school for boarding school, where, ironically, she found her tribe of outside-the-box musicians. She then defected from the Ivy League to play in a roots and reggae band in New Hampshire and Cambridge, then ultimately defecting from the New England music scene to New York City.

“New York was a mecca for me, as it is for so many. I knew the early folk scene had dissipated, but I figured there was something in the air – or the water – that would drive me towards the music and the tribe I was searching for.“ And then another unlikely turn. Barnett rose in the freelance world, making a name for herself as a smart, precise, and professional chameleon musician, singing on countless film, tv and commercial projects, as well as singing backup for iconic stars like Linda Ronstadt, Celine Dion, and Rickie Lee Jones. Appearances on SNL, The Today Show, membership in an elite session musician super-group – these were the bookings of that time. “Success in this world has been very important to me, because I value craft so much. It was gratifying to have that validated. I was asked to sing every style convincingly – pop, blues, rock, jazz. Sound like Linda, they would demand, or Bonnie, or Lucinda, these were singers I had backed up on live gigs. It was an oddly satisfying challenge. It also came at a time when I had to turn down tours, because I was raising a daughter. Disappearing for weeks at a time was not an option I was willing to take.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Bridgeport Generation Now on WPKN | August 2017

Bridgeport Generation Now is a movement! We are a grassroots social action network that cares about our community and promotes resident involvement. We are open to all residents of Bridgeport, and any individual can be a member if they get involved in the community and show that they care about the future of our city. All involvement in our projects is voluntary and showcases how our community is passionately working to foster positivity and actively working to facilitate change.

BPT GENERATION NOW will have shows on the 5th Thursday of months when there are five Thursdays.

To view all BPT GEN NOW Meeting Agendas & Minutes, click here: drive.google.com/open?id=0B-G2pP4…GRTZGbVRDYWhsYVE

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer

Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer

Talking with Frederick Kennedy, Richard Epstein explores the use of recorded and live sounds to enhance a theatrical production.

Percussionist, composer, recording artist, and Yale graduate student Kennedy demonstrates some live percussion tricks in the studio and talks about his career that now focuses on providing background sounds and music for live theater.

Currently, Frederick is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design (’18) at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale he has designed sound If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Othello. He recently wrote, co-directed, and performed in Collisions at Yale Cabaret and was the associate sound designer and music coordinator for Yale Rep’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince (a CT Critic’s Circle nominee in the Sound Design category). Other credits include Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of The Trojan Women, Adam Geist, Alice In Wonderland, Envy: the Concert (Yale Summer Cabaret); Circling the Drain, Débâcles, Lake Kelsey, Vignette of a Recollection, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, How We Died of Disease-Related Illnesses, and I’m With You In Rockland (Yale Cabaret). Upcoming projects include sound designing Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son, and also Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, both at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Originally aired on Richard’s show “Sometimes Classical” on July 12, 2017.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #37 Dan Kittredge Executive Dir. Bionutrient Food Association

How would you like a gadget that you can use to tell you the nutritional quality of what your growing and want to eat. It’s called a “Bionutrient Meter” and it’s quickly becoming reality. My guest this time on “Digging in the Dirt” is Dan Kittredge founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association the driving force behind developing this device.
The mission of the BFA is to increase quality in the food supply. Their strategy is to use enlightened self interest to create the reality they want and empower those who understand what it is that they are working on. “When the people lead, the leaders will follow”. The Bionutrient Meter is an exciting new possibility for the future of food.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 9/1/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #37 Dan Kittredge Executive Dir. Bionutrient Food Association

How would you like a gadget that you can use to tell you the nutritional quality of what your growing and want to eat. It’s called a “Bionutrient Meter” and it’s quickly becoming reality. My guest this time on “Digging in the Dirt” is Dan Kittredge founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association the driving force behind developing this device.
The mission of the BFA is to increase quality in the food supply. Their strategy is to use enlightened self interest to create the reality they want and empower those who understand what it is that they are working on. “When the people lead, the leaders will follow”. The Bionutrient Meter is an exciting new possibility for the future of food.

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

And a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie

New study showing how emotional intelligence benefits mental health. We also explore with Dr. Cary Cherniss burnout and life balance and listen to Jamie as I help him cope with feeling overwhelmed.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17

We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 30: The World Is Sound

This month’s show has been recorded live at the Rubin Museum in New York and offers a discussion with Curator of Exhibitions Risha Lee as she takes us through her latest exhibition The World Is Sound.

Join us for a special tour through the exhibition, which runs until January 8, 2018. The World Is Sound employs sound in new ways to animate and intensify the experience of art in the Rubin’s collection. Organized cyclically—from creation to death to rebirth—the exhibition explores different dimensions of sound and listening and its many functions in Tibetan Buddhism.

Featuring work by more than 20 artists, The World Is Sound juxtaposes new site-specific commissions and works by prominent contemporary sound artists with historical objects from the museum’s collection of Tibetan Buddhist art to encourage reflection on how we listen and to challenge entrenched ways of thinking.

Featuring work by: Éliane Radigue, Laetitia Sonami, and Bob Bielecki, C. Spencer Yeh, Christine Sun Kim, Ernst Karel, Hildegard Westerkamp, John Giorno, Jules Gimbrone, MSHR, Nate Wooley, Pauline Oliveros, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, and Samita Sinha, and Tibetan Buddhist ritual music from monasteries in Nepal and India, the voices of Rubin visitors recorded in the OM Lab (using software and 3D sound design by Terence Caulkins of Arup). Daniel Neumann was Lead Acoustic Designer for this ambitious and complex exhibition.

Risha Lee is Curator of Exhibitions at the Rubin Museum, and is responsible for the creation and organization of The World Is Sound. She was born in Oakland and is now based in Brooklyn. She earned a BA with high honors from Harvard College and a PhD in Art History from Columbia University. Her work has focused on artistic connections and encounters that traditionally have fallen under the rubric of Asian art but defy easy categorization. She has taught a variety of art history courses at Columbia University and the American University of Beirut.

More information is available at: rubinmuseum.org/events/exhibitions/the-world-is-sound
and two articles by Risha on the exhibit published in SPIRAL magazine are online here:
rubinmuseum.org/spiral/listening-and-liberation-the-world-is-sound

rubinmuseum.org/spiral/mediated-voices

The show closes with a music fragment from David Bowie’s soundtrack to the film “The Buddha of Suburbia” with a track entitled: Ian Fish U.K. Heir.

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 for the Week Ending – 8/25/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Binnie Klein interviews author Susan Bordo (The Destruction of Hillary Clinton)

I have known Philosopher and Cultural Critic Susan Bordo since I was in the crib! As siblings we’ve fought and laughed and hugged and cried. I’m so proud we’ve grown up (finally!) to be able to collaborate on this radio interview about her profoundly important book, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton. Bordo is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and holds the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. She is the author of The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body, Twilight Zones: the Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J., The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private, and The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen. This latest book, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is the first attempt since the 2016 election at answering the nagging question: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate—whose victory would have been as historic as Barack Obama’s—come to be seen as a tool of the establishment, a chronic liar, and a talentless politician?

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kathy’s Corner: Ramayana, an interview with Linda Egenes

Today in Kathy’s Corner, she interviews author Linda Egenes on her book, The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki’s Ancient Epic—Complete and Comprehensive. The Ramayana is one of the world’s most hallowed works of sacred literature about the divine bowman Rama and his quest to purify the world of ignorance and negativity. It is a gripping story of love, honor, adventure and wisdom.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #37 Dan Kittredge Executive Dir. Bionutrient Food Association

How would you like a gadget that you can use to tell you the nutritional quality of what your growing and want to eat. It’s called a “Bionutrient Meter” and it’s quickly becoming reality. My guest this time on “Digging in the Dirt” is Dan Kittredge founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association the driving force behind developing this device.
The mission of the BFA is to increase quality in the food supply. Their strategy is to use enlightened self interest to create the reality they want and empower those who understand what it is that they are working on. “When the people lead, the leaders will follow”. The Bionutrient Meter is an exciting new possibility for the future of food.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check with Mike Merli 2017-8-20

Four CT activists who traveled to Boston yesterday to counter-protest the right-wing “Free Speech Rally” and stand against white supremacy share their experiences.

Guests:

In the studio

Chardonnay Heather Charlene Merlot, an organizer with the Answer Coalition / ANSWER CT in New Haven

To learn more about ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) – CT:
www.facebook.com/ANSWERCT/

To learn more about the People’s Congress of Resistance:
www.congressofresistance.org/

Robert Goodrich from Radical Advocates for Cross-Cultural Education (RACCE), a Waterbury-based social justice education reform advocacy organization

To learn more about RACCE:
racce.net/
www.facebook.com/RACCEWtby/

Kate Hamilton Moser, co-founding member of Beacon & Main and board member of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW)

To learn more about Beacon & Main:
www.facebook.com/beaconandmain/

To learn more about the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW):
www.facebook.com/CTNOWChapter/

&

Over the phone
Debra Cohen, a Wethersfield-based activist with Our Revolution – CT

To learn more about Our Revolution – CT:
www.facebook.com/OurRevolutionCTTeam/

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie

New study showing how emotional intelligence benefits mental health. We also explore with Dr. Cary Cherniss burnout and life balance and listen to Jamie as I help him cope with feeling overwhelmed.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 8/18/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Terry Giegengack, Director, Bigelow Center for Senior Activities Fairfield, CT

Ms. Terry Giegengack, Director, Bigelow Center for Senior Activities
Fairfield, CT

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun

from the Gazette Review: “American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks came to the public’s attention after winning the eighth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. Born in Connecticut, he grew up in a New York farm surrounded by music. As such, singing was something that he naturally fell into at a young age. Later enrolling himself in voice lessons, he began performing at various events- from open mics to Local Farmer’s Markets at the age of twelve. Gradually pouring more time and effort into his hobby and passion, Fredericks eventually released his own independent LP entitled, Out My Window by the time he was fourteen. From there, he was scouted by talent agents from NBC’s award-winning series The Voice, who invited him to audition for the popular reality TV show. After gaining approval from all four of the judges, Fredericks found himself striving toward fame in the competition. Despite being the youngest contestant, he ultimately proved himself to be a worthy contender.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #36 Adam Sacks Exec, Director of Biodiversity For A Livable Climate

Join Kevin this time, as he speaks with Adam Sacks, Executive Director of BIODIVERSITY FOR A LIVABLE CLIMATE, who’s mission is Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming. The concept is fascinatingly simple. Cure what ails the climate of the planet working with the natural systems of our planet.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — PorchFest- Black Rock Saturday August 26th. (Bridgeport, CT)

Marni Lindquist , President of the Black Rock Community Council and coordinator of Black Rock Porch Fest ’17

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s Rick Petrone interviews Jazz Sax artist Marshall McDonald

BIOGRAPHY
Whether playing Lead alto with The Count Basie Orchestra in venues all over the world, or playing tenor saxophone with Paquito D’Rivera or baritone saxophone with Abdullah Ibrahim or clarinet solos with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Marshall McDonald upholds the traditions of Jazz Music created by the jazz masters. A seasoned reedman, having played 30 years in the New York City area, he is well known for his ability to play all of the saxophones and woodwinds.

Marshall was offered the baritone saxophone chair with the great Lionel Hampton in 1991, a position he quickly accepted and toured the world with Lionel, playing jazz festivals and concerts in The United States, Europe, Canada, South America and Asia.

Marshall toured and recorded with Paquito D’Rivera and the United Nation Orchestra on alto, tenor, soprano and baritone for 4 years. During this time he also played alto saxophone with The Illinois Jacquet Big Band, lead alto with The Charli Persip Supersound Band, tenor saxophone with The Bobby Caldwell Band in New York City, and alto saxophone with The Chico O’Farrill Orchestra. Playing with Chico O’Farrill led to a close up in the Pierce Brosnan movie, The Thomas Crown Affair during the famous ballroom dance scene, and participation in the historic jazz movie, Calle 54. In addition, Marshall was asked to play lead alto by Frank Foster and the Loud Minority Big Band.

Marshall has been a full time member of The Count Basie Orchestra for 15 years, the last ten of which has found him holding down the lead alto sax chair famously held by the great Marshal Royal. He first started in the band underneath lead alto player, Danny Turner, and Mr. Turner explained to him, “The style of lead playing in the Basie band was passed down from Marshal Royal to Bobby Plater and then to me.” Marshall had studied the Basie style while in music school at University of Pittsburgh, and now he was getting first hand knowledge from Danny Turner, Frank Foster, Kenny Hing and John Williams.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 8/11/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun

from the Gazette Review: “American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks came to the public’s attention after winning the eighth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. Born in Connecticut, he grew up in a New York farm surrounded by music. As such, singing was something that he naturally fell into at a young age. Later enrolling himself in voice lessons, he began performing at various events- from open mics to Local Farmer’s Markets at the age of twelve. Gradually pouring more time and effort into his hobby and passion, Fredericks eventually released his own independent LP entitled, Out My Window by the time he was fourteen. From there, he was scouted by talent agents from NBC’s award-winning series The Voice, who invited him to audition for the popular reality TV show. After gaining approval from all four of the judges, Fredericks found himself striving toward fame in the competition. Despite being the youngest contestant, he ultimately proved himself to be a worthy contender.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 29: A Movable Feast

This month’s guests are:
Jeff Bergman, Director at Pace Prints, NY, and Artist Tom Burr.
The show will begin with a conversation with Gallerist Jeff Bergman, to discuss the recent spate of mid-size art gallery closures in New York and what the future is for brick and mortar galleries in the city that traditionally has been the hub for the visual arts in the United States. What does this mean for artists, collectors and those galleries which remain?

A lot is up in the air now, and we discuss the possibilities in these challenging times.
Additionally, we will discuss Jeff’s impending visit to Connecticut: he is one of the invited curators to visit this year’s City-Wide-Open-Studios Festival in New Haven this October, where he will be perusing the local talent en situ.

My second guest will be Artist Tom Burr to discuss is current installation at the empty Pirelli Building in New Haven. Tom Burr/New Haven is part of Bortolami Gallery’s initiative Artist / City, which pairs an artist with a single space for one year. The gallery describes the initiative as:
“a new, experimental alternative for artists to show their work in American cities outside the standard five-week gallery show. Pairing an artist with a space in a different city for a year, we hope to set forth a progressive exhibition structure, expand our programming, and grow geographically without opening full-scale operations. The aim is to create a structure in which our artists can investigate their work without restriction.”

The iconic Pirelli Building, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1968–70, sits unused, adjacent to Interstate 95 and serves as a dramatic gateway to the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Over the course of 2017, artist Tom Burr—a native of New Haven—has worked on the ground floor of the building, creating a series of site-specific artworks for the location. This endeavor represents a continuation of Burr’s reflections on site, subjectivities, and the eroded distinction between private and public spheres.

We discuss his choice of the site,of coming back home to make art relating to one’s past, the use of an unoccupied space to create art, and how this will translate into what he does in the gallery spaces he also shows in. Additionally, in 2017, he has present solo exhibitions at Maureen Paley in London; the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster; and Galerie Neu in Berlin.

More about the project and visiting the site can be found here: www.bortolamigallery.com/artistcity/

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #36 Adam Sacks Exec, Director of Biodiversity For A Livable Climate

Join Kevin this time, as he speaks with Adam Sacks Executive Director of BIODIVERSITY FOR A LIVABLE CLIMATE who’s mission is Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming. The concept is fascinatingly simple. Cure what ails the climate of the planet working with the natural systems of our planet.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — EastEndInk – 03 – 29 – 17 Bloomsday 2016

Bloomsday – work inspired by James Joyce’s Ulysses and a reading from the novel by Kate Mueth

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens on WPKN | Butterflies and Bees August ’17

Hosts Todd Lyons and Nancy Shea with guests:
Amie Ziner- Park Ranger at Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center; Vic DeMasi- Yale Peabody Natural History Museum; Mark Creighton- Connecticut Bee Inspector.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World with Binnie Klein – Interview with Author Claire Dederer

“As a young person I was obsessive and deeply melancholy,” Claire Dederer told me in this interview about her memoir “Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning.” “I was a moron,” I said. We laughed. We’ve grown up on the sexual adventures of males in American Literature, and now Dederer boldly goes there, from a female perspective – – to her own lustful teenage self, to her sobbing, yearning midlife self, and she’s candid, funny, and generous in her storytelling. She discovers “the twinning of midlife sexuality and adolescent sexuality,” and is interested in “complications and reversals.” I could have talked to her for hours. She’s the real deal. I was happy to have the opportunity to celebrate her book. Come share your comments here: www.facebook.com/BinnieKleinPodcasts/


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 8/4/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel, and Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 29: A Movable Feast

This month’s guests are:
Jeff Bergman, Director at Pace Prints, NY, and Artist Tom Burr.
The show will begin with a conversation with Gallerist Jeff Bergman, to discuss the recent spate of mid-size art gallery closures in New York and what the future is for brick and mortar galleries in the city that traditionally has been the hub for the visual arts in the United States. What does this mean for artists, collectors and those galleries which remain?

A lot is up in the air now, and we discuss the possibilities in these challenging times.
Additionally, we will discuss Jeff’s impending visit to Connecticut: he is one of the invited curators to visit this year’s City-Wide-Open-Studios Festival in New Haven this October, where he will be perusing the local talent en situ.

My second guest will be Artist Tom Burr to discuss is current installation at the empty Pirelli Building in New Haven. Tom Burr/New Haven is part of Bortolami Gallery’s initiative Artist / City, which pairs an artist with a single space for one year. The gallery describes the initiative as:
“a new, experimental alternative for artists to show their work in American cities outside the standard five-week gallery show. Pairing an artist with a space in a different city for a year, we hope to set forth a progressive exhibition structure, expand our programming, and grow geographically without opening full-scale operations. The aim is to create a structure in which our artists can investigate their work without restriction.”

The iconic Pirelli Building, designed by Marcel Breuer in 1968–70, sits unused, adjacent to Interstate 95 and serves as a dramatic gateway to the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Over the course of 2017, artist Tom Burr—a native of New Haven—has worked on the ground floor of the building, creating a series of site-specific artworks for the location. This endeavor represents a continuation of Burr’s reflections on site, subjectivities, and the eroded distinction between private and public spheres.

We discuss his choice of the site,of coming back home to make art relating to one’s past, the use of an unoccupied space to create art, and how this will translate into what he does in the gallery spaces he also shows in. Additionally, in 2017, he has present solo exhibitions at Maureen Paley in London; the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster; and Galerie Neu in Berlin.

More about the project and visiting the site can be found here: www.bortolamigallery.com/artistcity/

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson-‘Dream House’ | July ’17

We all want “our” home. Some want it so badly that they find a way to design and build their dream. Even fewer hire a designer to create a unique reflection of who they are. This very special Home Page focuses on a real life scenario where a homeowner and a designer joined forces to build a place to live in New Haven. Both will be in studio to relay their story, but listeners can review the photos at savedbydesign.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/dream-house to go where radio can’t: image and space.

Episode Synopsis
Designer Colin Caplan met editor and journalist Nina Lentini on one of his “Pixxa & Pints” bike tours. Both are gregarious. Both love pizza and architecture. Caplan trained to be an architect at Tulane, writes books about New Haven and beyond organizing tours has been an employee of numerous local architects, Both Colin and Nina talk to strangers. The rest is recent history.

Nina and her significant other Richard Norman had a tiny lot in New Haven, and Caplan created a very clear shape and an allusive skin, evoking many client fantasies as well a fantastic interior space and large window corner opening up to the backyard. Through humor and commitment, a dream was built.

According to Caplan:

“The client, empty nesters from the suburbs, wanted to build a small house on a tiny lot. The lot was a garbage strewn property in a transitional inner city neighborhood, once the site of a multifamily apartment house. They wanted a design that stood out from others on the street, made of early 20th century multifamily frame housing and apartments. At first they suggested a modular designed unit, but it was determined to be too constrictive. Art Deco style was indicated early on as a favorite. Clients also liked the idea of escaping the facade design on the rear of their house. As we developed their program for a two bedroom, on bathroom 700sf house I considered the context of neighboring designs and scale, sunlight, rain & snow, spacial balance & materials. Project needed zoning relief on the rear and passed its hearing. During construction changes were made to value engineer certain systems and fixtures. Original exterior skin on facade was to be stucco, but was changed to a fiberboard composite sheathing.”

Cost was a factor: and bidding got it to around $200K – the winning bidder knew Nina in High School – Matthew Bowman who is talking with us on phone. A two year process created a tangible piece of love in the new world of empty-nesters. The openness of the interior and the graphic pattern of the exterior make for humor, surprise, memory and connection to the owner’s lives: as well as the window wall bonding house to the land, inside and out.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World – Binnie Klein with Author Danny Goldberg

Ever heard the old joke “If you remember the sixties, you weren’t there?” Well, it’s funny, but not only is it part of a plethora of cartoonish references and notions about this very complicated era, it’s definitely not true! Journalist and music executive Danny Goldberg has written In Search in the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea (Akashic Books, 2017), and it is a very thorough and moving analysis of the political and musical history of 1967. His timing couldn’t be better – as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, the summer 100,000 or more young people invaded Haight Ashbury, San Francisco with an idea that life could be more than the pursuit of money and success. As Sheila Weller says in her NY Times review, “Over the decades, that year and the “hippie idea, as Danny Goldberg calls it – “when ‘peace and love’ was not meant or taken ironically” – were at first solipsistically ballyhooed and then retired to a permanent state of ridiculed cliché. Thus writing about the time without cynicism carries risk.” Goldberg presents a remarkably balanced view – he admits to nostalgia, but also describes the dark side of the era. As Todd Gitlin wrote: “The sixties were like a cyclone in a wind tunnel.”
It was a pleasure to have Goldberg as a guest on A Miniature World. I too, remember.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — What A Story! 29july2017

The “Trumpfull” readings begin with a recap of “The Return,” plus two scenes of a one act play entitled “The Incident.” Delicious little satires written by Jim Gordon with Larry Greeley playing #45, Ina Chadwick and Jim Gordon in “The Return.” Giovanna Oclese as Melania.
Storytelling: Bob Johnson, Bill Bosch. Music.
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WHAT A STORY!
Each month, on the last Saturday, from noon to 1 PM, WHAT A STORY! “Real People, Real Stories” hosted by Ina Chadwick.

www,facebook.com/whatastoryct

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Dr Mike Reynolds & The Eclipse Across America on Aug 21st

Dr Mike Reynolds discusses Solar Eclipses, this year’s Total Solar Eclipse Across America, & how to view it safely.

For more info on the Eclipse on Aug 21st & how to view it safely, go to:
www.nasa.gov/eclipse
eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 7/28/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer

Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer

Talking with Frederick Kennedy, Richard Epstein explores the use of recorded and live sounds to enhance a theatrical production.

Percussionist, composer, recording artist, and Yale graduate student Kennedy demonstrates some live percussion tricks in the studio and talks about his career that now focuses on providing background sounds and music for live theater.

Currently, Frederick is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design (’18) at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale he has designed sound If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Othello. He recently wrote, co-directed, and performed in Collisions at Yale Cabaret and was the associate sound designer and music coordinator for Yale Rep’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince (a CT Critic’s Circle nominee in the Sound Design category). Other credits include Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of The Trojan Women, Adam Geist, Alice In Wonderland, Envy: the Concert (Yale Summer Cabaret); Circling the Drain, Débâcles, Lake Kelsey, Vignette of a Recollection, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, How We Died of Disease-Related Illnesses, and I’m With You In Rockland (Yale Cabaret). Upcoming projects include sound designing Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son, and also Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by
Suzan-Lori Parks, both at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Originally aired on Richard’s show “Sometimes Classical” on July 12, 2017.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words With Binnie Klein I Don’t Even Know Anymore WPKN

On my WPKN radio show, “A Miniature World,” I take a little tumble through the aftershock of the 2016 election and what we’re continuing to go through.
How I feel
How you probably feel
Why we may be numb

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the Arts on WPKN 89.5-FM

Aubrey Booska Light the Way Lighthouse Project 2017 on State of the ARTS with Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kathy’s Corner: Principles of Maharishi Ayurveda | July ’17

Kathy’s Corner: Principles of Maharishi Ayurveda

Kathy speaks on the profound principles of Maharishi Ayurveda. Understanding the basic principles and taking advantage of the useful modalities for generating best health through Maharishi Ayurveda will bring balance to the individual and nation.

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.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 7/21/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — 2 Topics – Shooting Congressman Scalise Requires A Renewal Of Civility, and The Sandy Hook Promise

Immediately following the shooting of Congressman Scalise I had my radio show where I asked listeners for help in finding ways to tone down the rhetoric and to raise the level of civility. Two callers directly discuss this and another caller talks about the Sandy Hook Promise.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words With Binnie Klein I Don’t Even Know Anymore WPKN

On my WPKN radio show, “A Miniature World,” I take a little tumble through the aftershock of the 2016 election and what we’re continuing to go through.
How I feel
How you probably feel
Why we may be numb

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #34 – Steven Rosenzweig -“The Healthy soil movement Ensia Magazine”

I was reading an article in Ensia Magazine about a subject near and dear to me, soil. In fact it’s called the healthy soil movement. The author Steven Rosenzweig joined me to discuss the fascinating things happening with farmers and the soil they grow our food in. The ideas and practices apply to all of us who grow food…small, large and corporate farmers and you the backyard gardener.
Ensia is an independent, nonprofit magazine presenting new perspectives on environmental challenges and solutions to a global audience.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — July 15th – CarBob

We are an automotive discussion program which also includes other modes of transportation info and we try to assist listeners with their automotive questions and concerns.

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — July 1st – Traffic Episode

We are an automotive discussion program which also includes other modes of transportation info and we try to assist listeners with their automotive questions and concerns.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Emotion Roadmap 7 12 17 How Can You Turn Anxiety Into Confidence

A caller has had a life she described as epic which is now tragic. She wants to turn anxiety to confidence. She is autistic. A second caller has just been told he may have cancer and he has decisions to make. He gets my help and then two callers from our community call in and offer support.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 7/14/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Emotion Roadmap 7 5 17 Q – What Is Truth, Beauty And Goodness?

We begin asking the eternal questions what is truth, beauty, and goodness? We answer with rapport building, anti-bullying, and people supporting others and believing in themselves.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Dr. Vera Rubin’s Amazing Discovery & Dark Matter

My 5th Year “Cosmic Perspective Radio” Anniversary show features a revised version my very first CPR broadcast with my guest Dr Vera Rubin.
Dr Vera Rubin makes one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th century, but not without many obstacles along the way.
An inspiring story of woman in a field science dominated by men at the time.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Resistance Roundtable — July 8, 2017

An interview with Prof. Henry Reichman of the American Association of University Professors on the issue of academic freedom and free speech on campus.

Co-hosts Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill discuss a variety of current issues and take listener phone calls.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s Organic Farmstand — July 6, 2017

Guy Beardsley’s small farm report is followed by an interview with Dr. Kim Stoner, chief entomologist with the CT Agricultural Experimentation Station, who talks about bees and the art and science of pollination.

Panel: Bill Duesing, Guy Beardsley, and Greg Wrestlow. Host: Rod Richardson

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #34 – Steven Rosenzweig -“The Healthy soil movement Ensia Magazine”

I was reading an article in Ensia Magazine about a subject near and dear to me, soil. In fact it’s called the healthy soil movement. The author Steven Rosenzweig joined me to discuss the fascinating things happening with farmers and the soil they grow our food in. The ideas and practices apply to all of us who grow food…small, large and corporate farmers and you the backyard gardener.
Ensia is an independent, nonprofit magazine presenting new perspectives on environmental challenges and solutions to a global audience.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 7/7/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel, and Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 26: the nature of art

This month we have two sets of guests who bring together the visual arts and music. We begin with Home Winds, a book of photographs that comes with its own song!

This new publication from Planthouse Gallery celebrates the trees on an old New Jersey Farm and speaks of time, the importance of stewardship and the longing for home. I am in discussion with acclaimed photographer Benjamin Swett, singer/songwriter Heather Woods Broderick about this project. Over the course of a year, Swett captured the essence of Home Winds Farm through a series of portraits of the maples, beeches, lindens and black cherry trees that have populated the land for decades. The farm has been preserved under the New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program, ensuring the land would be protected forever for agricultural use. Broderick’s tribute song is a soulful ballad inspired by memories from her own upbringing on forested land in the Northeast. Proceeds from the release of the song Home Winds will benefit institutions devoted to fighting climate change. Home Winds, the book and record, came out on April 28, to coincide with the exhibition at Planthouse Gallery, April 28 – June 20, in New York City.

Benjamin Swett is a New York-based writer and photographer with an interest in combining photographs and text. His books include New York City of Trees (2013), The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide (2009), Route 22 (2007), and Great Trees of New York City: A Guide (2000). He has worked as a newspaper reporter and was a writer and photographer for the New York City Parks Department for thirteen years before taking up photography full-time in 2001. His book New York City of Trees won the 2013 New York City Book Award for Photography and his photographs are included in public collections such as the Museum of the City of New York as well as in corporate and private collections.

Heather Woods Broderick is a singer/ songwriter born in the state of Maine to a musical family, She currently lives in Oregon. A professional touring musician, Heather’s work often invokes ideas of home and place. She sings, plays piano, cello, guitar and flute and has worked accompanying other artists as well as launching her solo career. She has two albums out: Glider and From the Ground.

During the second half we speak with Fritz Horstman a visual artist who also has an audio component to his work– writing, playing and singing as a part of the duo Spacelover, with Meredith Andrews. Much of Fritz’s recent work has centered around water and fluid systems such as rivers. He has described his work as addressing “the ever-moving seam between nature and culture”. He currently has work up at ODETTA gallery in Brooklyn as a part of the show River Woman, and was selected to participate in the current deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, where he has projects both in the gallery space and outdoors. He has also traveled to do work at residencies in Japan and in the Arctic Circle, and more locally as resident artist at the Yale Peabody Museum. Fritz is currently engaged in collaborating with MIT-based geophysicist Daniel Rothman.

More about this months guests can be found at:

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained with Dr. Kulveen Virdee — May 27, 2017

In her May 27, 2017, show, Dr. Virdee addresses the issue of PMS and other challenges women face in their menstrual cycles.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — 2 Topics – Shooting Congressman Scalise Requires A Renewal Of Civility, and The Sandy Hook Promise

Immediately following the shooting of Congressman Scalise I had my radio show where I asked listeners for help in finding ways to tone down the rhetoric and to raise the level of civility. Two callers directly discuss this and another caller talks about the Sandy Hook Promise.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Organic Farm Stand — June 1, 2017

The Organic Farm Stand
Second Thursday, 12 noon to 1 PM
Host: Richard Hill with Guy Beardsley and Bill Dusing

The birds eye view from the organic community in CT with farmer Guy Beardsley from Shelton.

Organic news, farming advice, recipes and listener call-ins.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Binnie Klein And Samantha Irby on A Miniature World WPKN June 22, 2017

Host Binnie Klein welcomes author and comic/phenom Samantha Irby for an interview about her essay collection, “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” which has burst onto the NY Times bestseller list. “Reading Irby…cracked my heart all the way open. From black women and mental health to the legacies created by poverty to dating while living in an all too human body…I cannot remember the last time I was so moved by a book” – Roxanne Gay (Difficult Women and Bad Feminist). We talk about it ALL, and we ARE going to be best friends (get in line!) At the interview’s end, we even slide into helpful tips for watching shows on an iPhone…


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 6/30/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel, and Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 28 : Summer Tastes, Summer Sounds

Join us on sun-drenched stairs facing the Mediterranean, for a program filled with the sounds of motorboats, sea birds and the odd power tool!

Episode 28 features a discussion recorded on the Côte d’Azur, with Anna Metcalfe, an American potter who makes works that invite the public to share food, talk about sustainability and the world bee crisis. We sat and chatted about her practice during her residency at the Camargo Foundation, and later I caught up with her at her “potluck” which brought together local food producers and fellow residents for an alfresco event on the Foundation’s garden terrace, her first foray into an international version of the projects she spearheads in the USA.

Anna’s work bridges ceramics and public art, exploring how art can be a vehicle for social change. A member of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, Her work focuses on reframing our relationship to land and agriculture, and creating meaningful ways to connect with natural resources. Clay, an ancient medium that finds its way into every home – as a sink, a dish or a decorative object – is a ubiquitous and tactile material. She uses it as a springboard for public engagement, collaborating with community members who create the narratives that she weaves into the pieces specially made for the events she facilitates. Anna has been working as a public artist for 7 years and as a professional ceramic artist for 15 years.

This episode includes musical clips by Sabrina Malheiros and One Ring Zero.

With thanks to Anna, Fleur Marin-Lamellet for her translations and all of the fellows and staff at the Camargo Foundation.

More about Anna Metcalfe can be found at:
www.annametcalfe.com
sociallyengagedcraftcollective.org

And to help save the bees:
www.greenpeace.org/usa/sustainable-agriculture/save-the-bees/

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — What A Story! 24june2017

The next in What a Story’s original “Trumpfulls”
another deliciously wicked satire on things that have been or could be. Yikes.
“The Incident” by Jim Gordon.
A one act play with four scenes.
To be aired on What A Story! as a four-part series:
One scene each month continuing through September.
Also featured: “Criminal Catholics” a story by Mauren Hallock
and other stories…
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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Band Together Radio on WPKN | June 2017 Podcast

Join Andy Kadison and Jerry Vigorito as they discuss Band Together’s upcoming benefit concerts for the CT Challenge, Pilot House, Sterling House, ALZ Walk at Calf Pasture and CLASP.

Discussions veer into great songs and great guitarists too!

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Binnie Klein And Samantha Irby on A Miniature World WPKN June 22, 2017

Host Binnie Klein welcomes author and comic/phenom Samantha Irby for an interview about her essay collection, “We Are Never Meeting in Real Life” which has burst onto the NY Times bestseller list. “Reading Irby…cracked my heart all the way open. From black women and mental health to the legacies created by poverty to dating while living in an all too human body…I cannot remember the last time I was so moved by a book” – Roxanne Gay (Difficult Women and Bad Feminist). We talk about it ALL, and we ARE going to be best friends (get in line!) At the interview’s end, we even slide into helpful tips for watching shows on an iPhone…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #33 w/Ronnie Cummins International Director Organic Consumers Association

There is a fight to protect the definitions of Organic and fraudulent mislabeling of organic products and your right to know what you are eating. My guest is Ronnie Cummins a co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica, and they are at the forefront of that fight
The Organic Consumers Association is a non-profit, U.S. based network of two million consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and sustainability that integrate public education, marketplace pressure, media work, litigation, and grassroots lobbying.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 6/23/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel, and Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sharon Louden — Living and Sustaining A Creative Life — 2017-6-20

Sharon Louden is an artist who finished grad school with large student loans that took ten years to repay. In an effort to create a primer for younger artists just starting out, she asked forty visual artists for advice. “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” published in 2013, was a huge success. In 2017, she put together a follow-up book, “The Artist as a Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining A Creative Life.”

Louden will be taking part in a panel discussion at the Aldrich Museum of Art on Saturday, July 1, at 2:00 PM. On June 24, she’ll be at ArtSpace in New Have as part of their 30th anniversary celebration.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — 2 Topics – Shooting Congressman Scalise Requires A Renewal Of Civility And The Sandy Hook Promise

Immediately following the shooting of Congressman Scalise I had my radio show where I asked listeners for help in finding ways to tone down the rhetoric and to raise the level of civility. Two callers directly discuss this and another caller talks about the Sandy Hook Promise

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mark Naftalin on WPKN- Butterfield Blues Band + Monterey Pop Festival

Mark Naftalin; the original keyboard player for the Butterfield Blues Band, and host of WPKN’s ‘Mark Naftalin Show‘ (every 2nd Wednesday, from 4 PM to 7 PM), talks a bit about the Butterfield Blues Band, the Monterey Int’l Pop Music Festival, and the first time he saw Jimi Hendrix, and a truly brief conversation with Janis Joplin.

For nonprofit, community radio station WPKN’s, 2017 Fund Drive, Mark personally signed copies of the first two BBB CD’s: The Butterfield Blues Band, and East-West. For a short time these autographed CD’s are still available at the WPKN website, by clicking on the “DONATE TO WPKN NOW” button, and selecting the “Butterfield Blues Band Hall of Fame package

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — ‘Arts on Air’ Arts Council of Greater New Haven on WPKN

Balancing Life as an Artist with guests:

  • David Brensilver- writer, musician, and vegan animal rights activism
  • Mr. Rocco Marando MD- Anesthesiologist at Yale, and Comedian
  • Jonathan Waters- oyster farmer, and sculptor

Host: Arts Council’s, Debbie Hesse

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Discussing the hip-hop musical (Be)longing with Aaron Jafferis and Byron Au Yong

Hip-hop playwright Aaron Jafferis and composer Byron Au Yong collaborated to create (Be)Longing, which is about living in community in the age of guns. The play is performed with cast members of all ages from the New Haven area who will be singing, doing beat-box, and hip hop. Part of New Haven’s 2017 Arts and Ideas Festival, this play was first performed in Virginia on the tenth anniversary of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

Interview with Valerie Richardson on Radio Something, June 6, 2017


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 6/16/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie

New study showing how emotional intelligence benefits mental health. We also explore with Dr. Cary Cherniss burnout and life balance and listen to Jamie as I help him cope with feeling overwhelmed.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — HOME PAGE RADIO- GROWING- At Home

Whether inside or out, the outside has come into our lives and where we live.

There are people devoted to growing things: making beauty with plants, landscape, climate and the culture that results becomes rich and rewarding when expertise is part of the garden. This show has 3 extraordinary visionaries of the growing world – their insights enrich any plant choice, garden creation or site perspective.

Balancing weather, sustainability, resilience and the love of growing things can be quite daunting, and these experts have fertilized literally thousands of scenarios for every budget, type of site and client idiosyncrasy – hearing their perspectives and anecdotes can take any planting obsession and add joy to the risk/reward scenario of growing things in New England.

We lead off with garden designer Lucy Van Liew who owns her own garden design firm– she has a direct link to English gardens and gardening and in 15 years has become used to marrying gardening aspirations with reality. She divides her time between Connecticut, London and her family home in Essex UK where the lessons are well learned in how gardens develop and change over time. She is a plantaholic who is fascinated by both the history and future of gardens and how they reflect changes in society and technology.

Next a Landscape Designer, who has had a 30 year career – Anne Christie will talk about the New England growing experience, especially in coastal and tough site conditions, and her special perspective on naturalizing and design. Christie trained at Temple University and she had a grandmother who was a landscape architect and a father who was an architect, Anne grew up with a deep appreciation for both. She works on homes, institutions and in full integration wit Sustainability.

Lastly we talk to Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, a passionate garden creator and advocate who created Natureworks naturework.com. Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, CT, started in 1983. Nancy has a degree in floriculture from UCONN. She has dedicated her life to the challenge of being fully organic, indigenous and expressive.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17

We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

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 — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 6/9/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — HOME PAGE RADIO- GROWING- At Home

Whether inside or out, the outside has come into our lives and where we live.

There are people devoted to growing things: making beauty with plants, landscape, climate and the culture that results becomes rich and rewarding when expertise is part of the garden. This show has 3 extraordinary visionaries of the growing world – their insights enrich any plant choice, garden creation or site perspective.

Balancing weather, sustainability, resilience and the love of growing things can be quite daunting, and these experts have fertilized literally thousands of scenarios for every budget, type of site and client idiosyncrasy – hearing their perspectives and anecdotes can take any planting obsession and add joy to the risk/reward scenario of growing things in New England.

We lead off with garden designer Lucy Van Liew who owns her own garden design firm– she has a direct link to English gardens and gardening and in 15 years has become used to marrying gardening aspirations with reality. She divides her time between Connecticut, London and her family home in Essex UK where the lessons are well learned in how gardens develop and change over time. She is a plantaholic who is fascinated by both the history and future of gardens and how they reflect changes in society and technology.

Next a Landscape Designer, who has had a 30 year career – Anne Christie will talk about the New England growing experience, especially in coastal and tough site conditions, and her special perspective on naturalizing and design. Christie trained at Temple University and she had a grandmother who was a landscape architect and a father who was an architect, Anne grew up with a deep appreciation for both. She works on homes, institutions and in full integration wit Sustainability.

Lastly we talk to Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, a passionate garden creator and advocate who created Natureworks naturework.com. Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, CT, started in 1983. Nancy has a degree in floriculture from UCONN. She has dedicated her life to the challenge of being fully organic, indigenous and expressive.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Discussing the hip-hop musical (Be)longing with Aaron Jafferis and Byron Au Yong

Hip-hop playwright Aaron Jafferis and composer Byron Au Yong collaborated to create (Be)Longing, which is about living in community in the age of guns. The play is performed with cast members of all ages from the New Haven area who will be singing, doing beat-box, and hip hop. Part of New Haven’s 2017 Arts and Ideas Festival, this play was first performed in Virginia on the tenth anniversary of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech.

Interview with Valerie Richardson on Radio Something, June 6, 2017

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #32 Jay Feldman of Beyond Pesticides on our chemical World

Kevin Gallagher brings his guest Jay Feldman on Digging in the Dirt to talk about the effects the proliferation of chemicals on our food has on our health. Jay is a co-founder and Executive Director of the organization Beyond Pesticides and has served as its director since 1981. In Addition, Jay served a 5 year term on National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
Beyond Pesticides works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Beyond Pesticides believes that people must have a voice in decisions that affect them directly. They believe decisions should not be made for us by chemical companies or by decision makers who either do not have all of the facts or refuse to consider them.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic-Check 2017 — May 28, 2017 — Mike Merli — Meaning of Memorial Day

Date: May 28, 2017 | Host: Mike Merli

Topic: The Meanings of Memorial Day

Guest: Stan Heller

Mike Merli sat down with Stan Heller to explore the origins and meanings of Memorial Day.

In addition, Stan spoke about the work he is involved with here in Connecticut, with the Middle East Crisis Committee, Promoting Enduring Peace, and The Struggle.

For more information on The Middle East Crisis Committee: mecc.thestruggle.org/

For more information on Promoting Enduring Peace: www.pepeace.org/

For more information on The Struggle: thestruggle.org/

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Living the Green Life — May 2017 — All about beverages

This month’s episode is all about beverages, from water to milk to beer. The special guest is Craig Sklar, owner of the Beer Collective in New Haven.

Living the Green Life is on the first Saturday of every month at 9 am and hosted by Hosts: Lindsay Crum and Sarah Jane Compton.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 6/2/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17

We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

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 — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 27: Things that fly–Flags and Overpasses

This month: a conversation with Dave Coon, one of the organizers of Broad Stripes and Bright Stars a major art exhibition opening in late June in New Haven, and, in the second half we offer a talk with Site Projects’ Laura Clarke and artist Robert Greenberg about the public artworks in the works for the highway underpass on State Street, which is getting a major permanent installation by acclaimed artist and designer, Sheila De Bretteville.

Broad Stripes and Bright Stars is being organized by Dave Coon and Aicha Woods and will run from June 29- August 12 at the Ely Center For Contemporary Art. This large group show features national and internationally known artista and will occupy the whole building and will include pop-up shop of artist-made flag related goods.
Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT
More about it here: www.elycenter.org/events/broad-stripes-and-bright-stars

Site Projects is hosting an event which will feature Robert Greenberg’s new film on June 10th at Union Station New Haven, free and open to the public.
More about that here: http://siteprojects.org/events/2017/5/24/community-celebration-for-lighting-your-way-at-union-station

And more about the massive underpass project here: http://siteprojects.org/sheila-de-bretteville-lighting-your-way


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 5/26/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — INVINCIBLE DEFENSE – Kathy’s Corner | May ’17

Kathy Conner interviews Dr.Brian Rees

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #29 Rhonda Sherman of NC State on Vermicomposting with Worms

Recently I started Vermicomposting in my basement. That’s right, I have 1000 worms (soon to be 6000), reducing our kitchen waste and the New York times into “Black Gold”, WORM CRAP! Join me on “Digging in the Dirt” to hear my conversation with my guest Rhonda Sherman. Rhonda is a solid waste specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. She is considered one of the leading authorities on vermicomposting. She was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council and a contributing editor to BioCycle Journal of Composting and Organics Recycling.
Rhonda has a two‐acre Compost Learning Lab at The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory. The Compost Learning Lab has, among other things, a 40‐ft by 30‐ft building called the Worm Barn. To say Rhonda knows a lot about worm poop, would be an understatement.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 25 BANISH THE TROLLS: MORE ART, MORE LOVE!

Happy Second Birthday to Live Culture!
This month we start the show with two guests to discuss their politically charged art exhibits in CT, and the role that gallery exhibits play in resistance. Lucy Q. McClure, one of the three main organizers of hugely popular Nasty Women New Haven, and Joe Bun Keo, curator of “Alternative Facts”, a smaller exhibition within a bigger event entitled “In Grace We Trust”. The Nasty Women’s art exhibits have taken off nationally and globally in reaction to the current administration’s misogynist and violent comments, and their curtailing of women’s rights. New Haven is one of over 50 cities to join the movement to organize a Nasty Women exhibition. Over 300 artists have participated and the opening night drew a record breaking number of over a thousand into the exhibition space. This grass-roots project is raising money in support of Planned Parenthood and features a variety of events and activities including a reading room and a performance evening.

“Alternative Facts,” a part of “In Grace We Trust” is up now at the newly established Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven. Curator Joe Bun Keo writes: “’Alternative Facts’ are falsehoods. Critical media is now being called fake news. Lies are now accepted as truths. Think about the Rene Magritte painting, “The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe)…” There is much uncertainty in a time when stability is needed. The works in this exhibition are physically presented, but how they settle in the viewer is up for conceptual debate.”
The two artist/organizers will discuss how the visual art world is manifesting itself locally in this critical moment in time.

During the second half, we speak with MILCK the singer-songwriter of the hit “Quiet” which became the unofficial anthem of the Women’s March in DC. and since has been the subject of many flash mob choral performances globally. Originally MILCK organized a group of 26 singers including members of the GW Sirens and the Capital Blend and sang a series of guerrilla performances around D.C. during Saturday’s Women’s March. Calling themselves the “#ICantKeepQuiet Choir,” they partnered with the Pussy Hat Project for the event. Once the videos of the song went viral online, they sang live on Samantha Bee’s, Full Frontal.

Since then MILCK has launched a website and major social media campaign and website for “#ICantKeepQuiet” as a place to collect and share personal stories of inspiration. The campaign aims to raise awareness against abuse of women and minorities, and encourage empathy, tolerance, and understanding towards one another. Proceeds from the project will benefit STEP UP, a nonprofit that provides after-school and mentorship programs for underprivileged teen girls. On April 8th, choirs and individuals will activate at 1 PM in their respective time zones to sing out, speak up, and express themselves. One may participate both online and offline- more at: www.icantkeepquiet.org/

Additionally, MILCK’s debut single, “Devil Devil” has served as the soundtrack to the season finale of The Royals, Netflix’s Marco Polo trailer, and Fox’s Lucifer, as well as an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars. “Devil Devil” peaked as the number 1 popular tune on Tunefind.com twice in 2016, as well as having garnered over 520K streams on Spotify, and over 1 million YouTube views. MILCK’s impressive list of press includes BBC News,NPR, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, to name a few.

In this Episode we have a soundtrack that includes bits from Childbirth’s song “Nasty Grrls,” “Quiet” from MILCK, and of course, Janet Jackson, with “Nasty.” Come join us for an empowering discussion about the power of Art to transform and activate…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #31 Long Island Regional Seed Consortium – Mothership For Seeds

According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), we have lost 90 percent of our agro-biodiversity, and crop options are quickly declining. Join Kevin as he speaks with founder Steph Gaylor of the LIRSC, about their Crowd Funding project to help fund their project to house 1000’s of heirloom varieties, several of which are “orphaned” varieties facing extinction – some are even the last of its kind. By saving a seed not only are you protecting the fruits of that plant, but also, the actual genetics.

Long Island Regional Seed Consortium (LIRSC), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education, advocacy, and research to foster and nurture local seed systems, is hoping to safeguard at risk varieties with a new East End seed storage facility.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — LGBTQ Community Radio Show on WPKN | May ’17

Host Andi Ross from the LGBTQ Community Radio Show is joined by Anthony Crisci, the ED of the Triangle Community Center, and Sky Casper, from Sky Casper Entertainment, as they discuss important topics and the upcoming PRIDE event on Saturday, June 10.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 5/19/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Arts on Air- Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Listen to Arts on Air, the Arts Council’s monthly radio show on WPKN Radio 89.5 FM, at noon on the third Monday of each month! We speak with interns from area arts organizations about their experiences and perspectives.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with TJ Krantz on WPKN’s ‘Del in Transition’ Show | 5/12/17

TJ Krantz talks about his volunteerism at Camp Hi-Rock – a YMCA camp located in the Berkshires in the town of Egremont, on Mt. Washington, MA.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #29 Rhonda Sherman of NC State on Vermicomposting with Worms

Recently I started Vermicomposting in my basement. That’s right, I have 1000 worms (soon to be 6000), reducing our kitchen waste and the New York times into “Black Gold”, WORM CRAP! Join me on “Digging in the Dirt” to hear my conversation with my guest Rhonda Sherman. Rhonda is a solid waste specialist in the Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University. She is considered one of the leading authorities on vermicomposting. She was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Composting Council and a contributing editor to BioCycle Journal of Composting and Organics Recycling.
Rhonda has a two‐acre Compost Learning Lab at The Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory. The Compost Learning Lab has, among other things, a 40‐ft by 30‐ft building called the Worm Barn. To say Rhonda knows a lot about worm poop, would be an understatement.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — GM Report to the Listeners- May 2017

Host: GM of WPKN Steve di Costanzo
On today’s GM REPORT TO THE LISTENERS I will review several WPKN upcoming events and talk with PKN’s Carl J. Frano about his upcoming event for WPKN at Lyric Hall in New Haven; in the studio I will welcome Mr. Roger Longman, a co-founder of Indivisible Connecticut 4 (ICT4 for short); in the studio will be COLORBLENDS co-founder Tim Schippers and Hanneke Hollander. Colorblends is a third generation bulb wholesaling business in Bridgeport; we also will speak with recent UB graduate and entrepreneur Michael Asmeron, an Ethiopian immigrant who came to the US when he was eight with his mother and has written a short memoir about growing up in Ethiopia, coming to America and becoming Americanized called: ‘African Booty Scratcher.’

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap With Chuck Wolfe 5 – 10 – 17 Happiness

Science states we have substantial control over our ability to create happiness. In a fun show listeners share what they do to be happy.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 5/12/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17

We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

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 — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Organic Farm Stand — May 4, 2017 — Guest Kim Nace, Rich Earth Institute

Our urine as fertilizer? Kim Nace, director of the Rich Earth Institute describes her project to collect and recycle human urine as a way to conserve water and enrich our farm land.
Panel: Guy Beardsly, Bill Duesing, & Gregory Wresilo
Host: Richard Hill


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 5/5/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17

We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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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 — Live Culture Episode 26: the nature of art

This month we have two sets of guests who bring together the visual arts and music. We begin with Home Winds, a book of photographs that comes with its own song!

This new publication from Planthouse Gallery celebrates the trees on an old New Jersey Farm and speaks of time, the importance of stewardship and the longing for home. I am in discussion with acclaimed photographer Benjamin Swett, singer/songwriter Heather Woods Broderick about this project. Over the course of a year, Swett captured the essence of Home Winds Farm through a series of portraits of the maples, beeches, lindens and black cherry trees that have populated the land for decades. The farm has been preserved under the New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program, ensuring the land would be protected forever for agricultural use. Broderick’s tribute song is a soulful ballad inspired by memories from her own upbringing on forested land in the Northeast. Proceeds from the release of the song Home Winds will benefit institutions devoted to fighting climate change. Home Winds, the book and record, came out on April 28, to coincide with the exhibition at Planthouse Gallery, April 28 – June 20, in New York City.

Benjamin Swett is a New York-based writer and photographer with an interest in combining photographs and text. His books include New York City of Trees (2013), The Hudson Valley: A Cultural Guide (2009), Route 22 (2007), and Great Trees of New York City: A Guide (2000). He has worked as a newspaper reporter and was a writer and photographer for the New York City Parks Department for thirteen years before taking up photography full-time in 2001. His book New York City of Trees won the 2013 New York City Book Award for Photography and his photographs are included in public collections such as the Museum of the City of New York as well as in corporate and private collections.

Heather Woods Broderick is a singer/ songwriter born in the state of Maine to a musical family, She currently lives in Oregon. A professional touring musician, Heather’s work often invokes ideas of home and place. She sings, plays piano, cello, guitar and flute and has worked accompanying other artists as well as launching her solo career. She has two albums out: Glider and From the Ground.

During the second half we speak with Fritz Horstman a visual artist who also has an audio component to his work– writing, playing and singing as a part of the duo Spacelover, with Meredith Andrews. Much of Fritz’s recent work has centered around water and fluid systems such as rivers. He has described his work as addressing “the ever-moving seam between nature and culture”. He currently has work up at ODETTA gallery in Brooklyn as a part of the show River Woman, and was selected to participate in the current deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, where he has projects both in the gallery space and outdoors. He has also traveled to do work at residencies in Japan and in the Arctic Circle, and more locally as resident artist at the Yale Peabody Museum. Fritz is currently engaged in collaborating with MIT-based geophysicist Daniel Rothman.

More about this months guests can be found at:


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 4/28/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The LGBTQ Community Show

Host Andrew Ross debut’s the ‘LGBTQ Community Show’ on community radio WPKN 89.5-FM (Bridgeport) with guest Anthony Crisci, the ED of the the Triangle Community Center in Norwalk, CT. Topics covered include:

Overview and history of the Triangle Community Center and the birth of the LGBTQ activist movement in CT.; medical doctors who specialize in treating LGBTQ patients- such as Circle Care Center & Pharmacy; programs that reach-out to young adults ages 13-24 in Bridgeport & Norwalk, CT

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Organic Farmstand — April 20, 2017

Guy Breadsly shares the history of his family farm in Shelton which began in the mid-19th century as a dairy farm and has evolved over the decades to become a produce farm and bakery.

Beck Wilbur, Guy’s bakery manager, talks about the evolution of the gluten-free movement; and Bill Duesing describes the transition from the all-natural farming practices (up to WW2) to chemical pesticides and herbacides that are now destroying our environment.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Band Together Radio | April ’17

Guests include: Jen Durkin who will be involved with Band Together’s Save the Children benefit. Reps from Save the Children will also be in the studio. They will also be talking about CLASP’s benefit ‘Taste of Westport’

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #27 – Paul Bogard – The Ground Beneath Us

My guest on “Digging in the Dirt is author Paul Bogard – Author. I Paul Bogard’s mission in THE GROUND BENEATH US is to find out Is there any untrodden foot of ground left? Paul takes a closer look at what is going on with the layers of soil beneath our civilizations.
Increasingly we live separated from the natural ground itself, concealing from us our profound relationship to the source not only of our food, water, and energy, but to the many majestic, poetic, and yes, very basic, ways the ground sustains our lives. In short, the ground holds the facts that define us, but most of us know almost nothing of the world beneath our feet. Paul Bogard, beautifully, tells these stories of subsurface technologies like sewers to idyllic subterranean Eden’s, from what and how we grow in the ground, to how we bury our dead and how our modern ways of reshaping our tiny planet may be the end of it all.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 25 BANISH THE TROLLS: MORE ART, MORE LOVE!

Happy Second Birthday to Live Culture!
This month we start the show with two guests to discuss their politically charged art exhibits in CT, and the role that gallery exhibits play in resistance. Lucy Q. McClure, one of the three main organizers of hugely popular Nasty Women New Haven, and Joe Bun Keo, curator of “Alternative Facts”, a smaller exhibition within a bigger event entitled “In Grace We Trust”. The Nasty Women’s art exhibits have taken off nationally and globally in reaction to the current administration’s misogynist and violent comments, and their curtailing of women’s rights. New Haven is one of over 50 cities to join the movement to organize a Nasty Women exhibition. Over 300 artists have participated and the opening night drew a record breaking number of over a thousand into the exhibition space. This grass-roots project is raising money in support of Planned Parenthood and features a variety of events and activities including a reading room and a performance evening.

“Alternative Facts,” a part of “In Grace We Trust” is up now at the newly established Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven. Curator Joe Bun Keo writes: “’Alternative Facts’ are falsehoods. Critical media is now being called fake news. Lies are now accepted as truths. Think about the Rene Magritte painting, “The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe)…” There is much uncertainty in a time when stability is needed. The works in this exhibition are physically presented, but how they settle in the viewer is up for conceptual debate.”
The two artist/organizers will discuss how the visual art world is manifesting itself locally in this critical moment in time.

During the second half, we speak with MILCK the singer-songwriter of the hit “Quiet” which became the unofficial anthem of the Women’s March in DC. and since has been the subject of many flash mob choral performances globally. Originally MILCK organized a group of 26 singers including members of the GW Sirens and the Capital Blend and sang a series of guerrilla performances around D.C. during Saturday’s Women’s March. Calling themselves the “#ICantKeepQuiet Choir,” they partnered with the Pussy Hat Project for the event. Once the videos of the song went viral online, they sang live on Samantha Bee’s, Full Frontal.

Since then MILCK has launched a website and major social media campaign and website for “#ICantKeepQuiet” as a place to collect and share personal stories of inspiration. The campaign aims to raise awareness against abuse of women and minorities, and encourage empathy, tolerance, and understanding towards one another. Proceeds from the project will benefit STEP UP, a nonprofit that provides after-school and mentorship programs for underprivileged teen girls. On April 8th, choirs and individuals will activate at 1 PM in their respective time zones to sing out, speak up, and express themselves. One may participate both online and offline- more at: www.icantkeepquiet.org/

Additionally, MILCK’s debut single, “Devil Devil” has served as the soundtrack to the season finale of The Royals, Netflix’s Marco Polo trailer, and Fox’s Lucifer, as well as an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars. “Devil Devil” peaked as the number 1 popular tune on Tunefind.com twice in 2016, as well as having garnered over 520K streams on Spotify, and over 1 million YouTube views. MILCK’s impressive list of press includes BBC News,NPR, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, to name a few.

In this Episode we have a soundtrack that includes bits from Childbirth’s song “Nasty Grrls,” “Quiet” from MILCK, and of course, Janet Jackson, with “Nasty.” Come join us for an empowering discussion about the power of Art to transform and activate…


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 4/21/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Arts on Air- Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Host: Debbie Hesse
Listen to Arts on Air, the Arts Council’s monthly radio show on WPKN Radio 89.5 FM, at noon on the third Monday of each month!
This month is Arts & Mental Health, as May is mental health awareness month. The show will feature a panel of experts in involved in, you guessed it, the arts and mental health!

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Chris Frantz – The Talking Head Interview – Ziggy Marley’s – Conscious Party

Chris Frantz was my guest on WPKN. He came on air to reminisce about the album “Conscious party” the Ziggy Marley Album that he and Tina Weymouth produced 30 years ago this month. We’ll ask Chris about the back story on one of the great albums of the 80″s, that went on to win the Grammy for best Reggae LP. On listener supported 89.5 FM – WPKN.org

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #27 – Paul Bogard – The Ground Beneath Us

My guest on “Digging in the Dirt is author Paul Bogard – Author. I Paul Bogard’s mission in THE GROUND BENEATH US is to find out Is there any untrodden foot of ground left? Paul takes a closer look at what is going on with the layers of soil beneath our civilizations.
Increasingly we live separated from the natural ground itself, concealing from us our profound relationship to the source not only of our food, water, and energy, but to the many majestic, poetic, and yes, very basic, ways the ground sustains our lives. In short, the ground holds the facts that define us, but most of us know almost nothing of the world beneath our feet. Paul Bogard, beautifully, tells these stories of subsurface technologies like sewers to idyllic subterranean Eden’s, from what and how we grow in the ground, to how we bury our dead and how our modern ways of reshaping our tiny planet may be the end of it all.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap With Chuck Wolfe & Lenzy Wallace 4/12/17 Resilience Overcoming Low Expectations

Dr. Lenzy Wallace turned 90 this month. As an African American growing up in a time with far greater prejudice he learned how to overcome the low expectations of others and has had a wonderfully successful life that is an inspiration to others.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words with Binnie

Dani Shapiro’s new memoir “Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage,” is “an inquiry into how marriage is transformed by time–abraded, strengthened, shaped in miraculous and sometimes terrifying ways by accident and experience.” Listen to this candid conversation with Binnie Klein, who hosts A Miniature World on Thursdays 10 am – 12 noon, and hosts Miniature Words podcast for WPKN.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 4/14/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

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 — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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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 — Mic Check–April 9, 2017–Richard Hill–Josh Elliot–Carried Interest Loophole Bill

CT State Representative Josh Elliot explains the Carried Interest Loophole Bill (HB6973) that if passed could provide over $500 million in additional revenue to the state of CT each year.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 4/7/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by Ketura Barron)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

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 — 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 — Miniature Words with Binnie Klein “Why Men Don’t Use Umbrellas”

It is “unmanly” to carry an umbrella? Can one even use the word “unmanly” anymore? Here’s a crowd-sourced bit of research on a topic that excited the social media audience! And the comments are still flooding (pardon) in!

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Elio Villafranca “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II,” Interview w/ Kevin Gallagher

Kevin speaks with one of the brightest stars of Jazz and Latin Jazz piano, Elio Villafranca about his upcoming show in New York City. Elio Villafranca heads to the City College Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, with the latest in his popular “Letters to Mother Africa” concerts. The last one was named one of the best concerts of 2016! This one, “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II,” delves into the powerful influence of African percussion on jazz and rumba. The Cuban jazz pianist, composer and band leader heads up an all-star band, including Vince Herring (alto saxophone), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Steve Turre (trombone), Ricky Rodriguez (bass), Dion Parson (drums) and Miguelito Valdes (congas), playing with a string quartet.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 3/31/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #26 WPKN- Michael Mann – Countering Climate Change Denialism under Trump

On the eve of testifying in front of the US House of Representatives Science Committee, Kevin welcomes back to another edition of Digging in the Dirt, Michael Mann. Michael is an American climatologist and geophysicist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, His latest book is entitled “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (2016).” The discussion revolves around the fight to mitigate the effects of rising temperatures on our planet under an environmentally hostile Trump regime.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 25 BANISH THE TROLLS: MORE ART, MORE LOVE!

Happy Second Birthday to Live Culture!
This month we start the show with two guests to discuss their politically charged art exhibits in CT, and the role that gallery exhibits play in resistance. Lucy Q. McClure, one of the three main organizers of hugely popular Nasty Women New Haven, and Joe Bun Keo, curator of “Alternative Facts”, a smaller exhibition within a bigger event entitled “In Grace We Trust”. The Nasty Women’s art exhibits have taken off nationally and globally in reaction to the current administration’s misogynist and violent comments, and their curtailing of women’s rights. New Haven is one of over 50 cities to join the movement to organize a Nasty Women exhibition. Over 300 artists have participated and the opening night drew a record breaking number of over a thousand into the exhibition space. This grass-roots project is raising money in support of Planned Parenthood and features a variety of events and activities including a reading room and a performance evening.

“Alternative Facts,” a part of “In Grace We Trust” is up now at the newly established Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven. Curator Joe Bun Keo writes: “’Alternative Facts’ are falsehoods. Critical media is now being called fake news. Lies are now accepted as truths. Think about the Rene Magritte painting, “The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe)…” There is much uncertainty in a time when stability is needed. The works in this exhibition are physically presented, but how they settle in the viewer is up for conceptual debate.”
The two artist/organizers will discuss how the visual art world is manifesting itself locally in this critical moment in time.

During the second half, we speak with MILCK the singer-songwriter of the hit “Quiet” which became the unofficial anthem of the Women’s March in DC. and since has been the subject of many flash mob choral performances globally. Originally MILCK organized a group of 26 singers including members of the GW Sirens and the Capital Blend and sang a series of guerrilla performances around D.C. during Saturday’s Women’s March. Calling themselves the “#ICantKeepQuiet Choir,” they partnered with the Pussy Hat Project for the event. Once the videos of the song went viral online, they sang live on Samantha Bee’s, Full Frontal.

Since then MILCK has launched a website and major social media campaign and website for “#ICantKeepQuiet” as a place to collect and share personal stories of inspiration. The campaign aims to raise awareness against abuse of women and minorities, and encourage empathy, tolerance, and understanding towards one another. Proceeds from the project will benefit STEP UP, a nonprofit that provides after-school and mentorship programs for underprivileged teen girls. On April 8th, choirs and individuals will activate at 1 PM in their respective time zones to sing out, speak up, and express themselves. One may participate both online and offline- more at: www.icantkeepquiet.org/.

Additionally, MILCK’s debut single, “Devil Devil” has served as the soundtrack to the season finale of The Royals, Netflix’s Marco Polo trailer, and Fox’s Lucifer, as well as an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars. “Devil Devil” peaked as the number 1 popular tune on Tunefind.com twice in 2016, as well as having garnered over 520K streams on Spotify, and over 1 million YouTube views. MILCK’s impressive list of press includes BBC News,NPR, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, to name a few.

In this Episode we have a soundtrack that includes bits from Childbirth’s song “Nasty Grrls,” “Quiet” from MILCK, and of course, Janet Jackson, with “Nasty.” Come join us for an empowering discussion about the power of Art to transform and activate…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check for March 26, 2017 — Valerie Richardson spoke with Hamden Rep Mike D’Agostino

Valerie Richardson spoke with Hamden Representative Mike D’Agostino about the current Connecticut legislative session, the budget, and two bills he has introduced, one to legalize recreational marijuana use and another require presidential candidates on the state ballot to file their tax return. Mike also gave an update on appeal process for the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding (CCJEF) v. Rell decision that could help reduce the disparities in education quality throughout the state. He starts out the interview talking about the state’s trees and his efforts to reduce deforestation along the state’s roadways.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Elio Villafranca “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II,” Interview w/ Kevin Gallagher

Kevin speaks with one of the brightest stars of Jazz and Latin Jazz piano, Elio Villafranca about his upcoming show in New York City. Elio Villafranca heads to the City College Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, with the latest in his popular “Letters to Mother Africa” concerts. The last one was named one of the best concerts of 2016! This one, “Cuba – Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II,” delves into the powerful influence of African percussion on jazz and rumba. The Cuban jazz pianist, composer and band leader heads up an all-star band, including Vince Herring (alto saxophone), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Steve Turre (trombone), Ricky Rodriguez (bass), Dion Parson (drums) and Miguelito Valdes (congas), playing with a string quartet.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — “Cosmic Perspective Radio” Episode #46

Interview with Dr Scott Bolton, Principle Investigator of NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter / Dr Bolton discusses NASA’s Juno Mission & how you can take images from “Juno Cam,” the spacecraft’s onboard public camera
“Space to Ground”, NASA, weekly International Space Station Program

TRAPPIST-1 Planetary System… A recent discovery of seven Earth like planets revolving around a star.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 3/24/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Arts on Air- Arts Council of Greater New Haven

Arts on Air- Arts Council of Greater New Haven

March is women’s history month so today we will highlight some intriguing female artists and community builders who are involved in projects and programs happening in the New Haven area this month.

Host: Debbie Hesse
Guests: Rita Valley, Dee Rouix, and Rachel Schmidt.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Aldrich Museum Show March – Labor Day- Richard Klein 3/6/17

Pete Stewart’s March 6th interview with Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, about four new shows that have just opened there.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mariah Parker Interview with Kevin Gallagher

Listen in as Mariah Parker and I talk about her new release on the World Jazz label, “Indo Latin Jazz Live in Concert”. Mariah has been playing music from the time she could reach the keys on the grand piano in her family home. While completing her degree in music at UC Santa Cruz, she worked with ethnomusicologist Fred Lieberman and drummer Mickey Hart on the “Planet Drum” project and became fascinated with the possibilities of bridging musical concepts from different traditions. She has performed her original compositions in festivals in the US and Europe. A gifted composer and band leader, she released her first solo recording of her compositions, “Sangria,” in February of 2009.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

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 for the Week Ending – 3/17/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace/u>

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3 8 17

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

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 — Climate Change Interview

Pete Stewart interviews Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz- known to WPKN listeners as the host of “Climate Connections”, 90 second series on climate change which airs on WPKN (6:55pm, Monday-Friday and on nearly 270 radio stations around the country. Dr Leiserowitz is a research professor at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science. “He is an expert on American and international public opinion on global warming, including public perception of climate change risks, support and opposition for climate policies, and willingness to make individual behavioral change”

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 for the Week Ending – 3/10/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by Ketura Barron)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3-1-17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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 — Interview and live music by Shula Weinstein and Ben Ross 2017-3-7

Episode: In-studio appearance and performance by Shula Weinstein and Ben Ross, hosted by Valerie Richardson on her Radio Something program on WPKN.

During an engaging, almost hour-long session, musicians Shula Weinstein and Ben Ross performed some live music, and we also played tracks from Shula’s 2015 album “Small and Taller Tales.” This was in advance of an upcoming March 15, 2017, concert by the duo at Best Video in Hamden.

Shula is the copyright holder of her music and has granted permission for us to include all of the music in this segment in the podcast from this segment, and the Odetta song performed by Ben is in the public domain. The podcast includes a final song by Shula, “Blue Said to Yellow,” that closed my show, after a second interview about kinetic light artist Thomas Wilfred. This “color discussion” seemed a fitting finale to the entire show.

After the interview I realized I hadn’t asked Shula why her music might be described as “Avant-Americana,” as it is classified by at least one on-line music source. You might be able to figure it out by listening.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Ben Howe of Red State Blog Interview Kevin Gallagher – Trump #2

In this segment I’m talking to Conservative Blogger Ben Howe once again. Ben Howe is a RedStateblog Senior Contributing Editor and head of Howe Creative Group. RedState is an American conservative political blog. RedState functions as a discussion forum and group blog for a variety of conservative activists.
Ben released his crowd-funded documentary on Donald Trump, “The Sociopath” just before the November 2016 election. 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. The documentary ends as Trump gets elected . Ben Howe is back here on WPKN to continue our conversation between a progressive and a conservative about what is in store for these United States of America under Trump. This is the second visit to my program for Ben, because, no matter what our political leanings we need to find some common ground in the defense of American Democracy. I think you’ll find great value in our discussions on what’s up with Trump.


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 3/3/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Game Of Thrones Or Game Of Thoreau?

What do you think of when you think “video games?” Do you think “stillness?” “Inspiration?” Probably more like violence and noise, right? Let me tell you about a new game – called “Walden.” It may be your chance to simplify your life! And let me tell you about the video game I want to create…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — HOME PAGE: At Home with Past Lives

Host: Duo Dickinson
About 800,000 new houses are built every year: but about 50,000,000 were built more than a generation ago, over the last few centuries: all these homes have had past lives within their walls.

The older a home, the greater the provenance, the more baggage comes along with living in it. For homes “style” is the least important aspect of your accommodation: for most living in older homes it’s the poignancy of living where others have previously had their lives: triumphs, tragedies and the mundane, prosaic acts of the day-to-day.

Cooking, eating, bathroom duties, sleeping all have ways of creating, them changing a house. Unless you have built your house for you – as I and my wife have – someone else is usually living right there with you. The kitchen may have a sink facing a wall, the tub may be tiny, the bed in your bedroom may have a perfect place – because someone else designed those things that way: and you are living with them.

In Studio will be the Rev. Ellen Tillotson, a homeowner of an ancient house of great provenance in Guilford – who has spent over a decade living in a place of many previous lives – and she has endeavored to engage in many subtle and sensitive interventions to heal and adapt the home to her occupancy.

Joining us via phone is a remarkable group who are keenly aware of the past lives of those who built and lived in our heritage. William Hosley is a cultural curator of architecture in Connecticut, who has engaged in sweeping curatorial exercises of our built resources. Jay Bright is an architect who, among other devotions, has spent a lifetime engaging in the past lives of homes in deeply sensitive renovation and adaptation. Lastly Susan Odell is a preservationist and architect who lives in a home with her organ builder husband – in an antique dwelling that may just be haunted…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #25 WPKN’s Kevin talks with Edwina von Gal of “The Perfect Earth Project”

On this segment of “Digging in the Dirt” I’ll be Talking to Edwina von Gal about her Perfect Earth Project. Founded in 2013 by Edwina, Perfect Earth Project is a rapidly expanding non-profit organization operating from offices in East Hampton, NY.
They raise consciousness about the dangers of synthetic lawn and garden chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment, and educate homeowners and professionals about natural, PRFCT (toxin-free) techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.
Perfect Earth Project promotes toxin-free lawns and landscapes for the health of people, their pets, and the planet.
If you have kids or pets who play on your lawn this is something you want to hear. perfectearthproject.org/

Lawn Facts:

  • Over 1 billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in USA.
  • 2-3 times the amount of pesticide are used on an acre of lawn vs. an acre of agriculture.
  • Common landscape pesticides have been linked to autism, Parkinson’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, brain cancer, and endocrine disruption such as erectile dysfunction.
  • Of the 30 most common lawn pesticides, 17 are probable or possible human carcinogens, 11 are linked with birth defects, 19 linked with reproductive effects, 14 associated with neurotoxicity, 24 linked to liver or kidney damage, 25 are sensitizers or irritants, and 18 are endocrine disrupters.
  • In 2015, the World Health Organization deemed glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup (the most used pesticide in the USA), a “probable” human carcinogen.
  • 185 million pounds of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) are used in the USA.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check — February 26, 2017 — Immigration discussion with Valerie Richardson and Luis Luna

Host Valerie Richardson spoke with community activist (and Mic Check host) Luis Luna about his work with the immigrant community. Luis is also working with other activists to try and get sanctuary city status for Bridgeport. During the course of the interview, Luis and Valerie spoke about two local southern Connecticut groups who are working to protect the basic human rights of undocumented immigrants: Unidad Latina en Accion, or ULA, in New Haven and Make the Road in Bridgeport. ULA has been canvasing neighborhoods to speak with immigrants about their basic rights in the face of raids by federal agents. Their website is www.ulanewhaven.org, or by searching for ULA New Haven on Facebook. Make the Road is leading the effort to make Bridgeport a sanctuary city. Their website is at www.maketheroadct.org. Their Facebook page has information about upcoming action meetings.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — 2017-2-21–Interview with La Tanya Autry and Gabriella Svenningsen “Art Of Black Dissent”

An interview with La Tanya S. Autry and Gabriella Svenningsen Omonte, co-curators and organizers of the pop-up exhibition and dialogue program titled “The Art of Black Dissent.” This program grew out of similar work at the Yale University Art Gallery where they both work in the Photography Department. The Art of Black Dissent is intended as a vehicle for discussion and observation with community and school groups. More information is at their website: theartofblackdissent.wordpress.com/


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 2/24/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe | 2/22/17

Today’s Podcast from WPKN 89.5-FM deals with constructive ways to influence politics. We feature a guest speaker about “No Labels”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Kathy’s Corner- Change

The name of the show is “Change” and here is the text to go with it:

Kathy’s Corner covers the value of changing the problems of society from the inside out. Experience peace to create peace.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check — 2017-2-19 — Wrongful arrest of New Haven teen Aymir Holland

Date: 2/19/17 | Host: Mike Merli. Topic: Aymir Holland

Guests: LaToya Willis (Aymir’s Mother); Cowiya Arouna, Miles Mausby, and Jillian, Ian, and Diana Valeta of Citywide Youth Coalition.

Tonight’s Mic Check focused on the urgent, local case of Aymir Holland. Aymir is 17 years old, a drummer for his church, and a natural leader in his school, often stepping in to stop fellow classmates from bullying others.

On November 27, 2015, Aymir’s life changed forever. He had just attended his best friend’s funeral when he found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he now faces 61 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

In December of 2015, Aymir was sent to jail as he awaited trial. His bail was set at $200,000, which his parents could not afford. Aymir remained in jail for 14 months, missing a year-and-a-half of school, before his parents, with some assistance, were finally able to post bail.

This past December, a judge ruled that 17 year-old Aymir should be tried as an adult.

For more information on Aymir’s case:
Please visit: www.facebook.com/supportaymir2015/
Please watch: youtu.be/91IuD2zSyjY
Please read: http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20161222/new-haven-teen-to-be-tried-as-an-adult-in-beating-of-elderly-yale-professor

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Birth Of A Movement – Kwyn Bader – Interview

Kevin Gallagher’s “Balagan,” talks with 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 — 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 for the Week Ending – 2/17/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Birth Of A Movement – Kwyn Bader – Interview

Kevin Gallagher’s “Balagan,” talks with 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 for the Week Ending – 2/10/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 2/3/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 1/27/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 1/20/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 1/13/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 1/6/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 12/30/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 12/23/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 12/16/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 12/9/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 12/2/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 11/25/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 11/18/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 11/11/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 11/5/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 10/29/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 10/22/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 10/8/16  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 9/24/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 for the Week Ending – 9/17/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; 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 Overall Top 10 WPKN Podcasts as of 7/10/17 📻  (Based on listens & downloads; list prepared by david appel, Ketura Barron, and Steve Di Costanzo)


    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16[799 plays]

    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 Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers ‘Unzipped’ with Corey Tippin[737 plays]

    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 and Douglas Hovey for pulling this together, and Derek DeWitt for bringing us to Candy Darling.)

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee[661 plays]

    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 Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace[408 plays]

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    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17[386 plays]

    Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17[260 plays]

    We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

    But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

    Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

    A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

    Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable food[237 plays]

    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 Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Director Ben Howe Interview #1 w/ Kevin Gallagher – “The Sociopath”[165 plays]

    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 Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 25 BANISH THE TROLLS: MORE ART, MORE LOVE![158 plays]

    Happy Second Birthday to Live Culture!
    This month we start the show with two guests to discuss their politically charged art exhibits in CT, and the role that gallery exhibits play in resistance. Lucy Q. McClure, one of the three main organizers of hugely popular Nasty Women New Haven, and Joe Bun Keo, curator of “Alternative Facts”, a smaller exhibition within a bigger event entitled “In Grace We Trust”. The Nasty Women’s art exhibits have taken off nationally and globally in reaction to the current administration’s misogynist and violent comments, and their curtailing of women’s rights. New Haven is one of over 50 cities to join the movement to organize a Nasty Women exhibition. Over 300 artists have participated and the opening night drew a record breaking number of over a thousand into the exhibition space. This grass-roots project is raising money in support of Planned Parenthood and features a variety of events and activities including a reading room and a performance evening.

    “Alternative Facts,” a part of “In Grace We Trust” is up now at the newly established Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven. Curator Joe Bun Keo writes: “’Alternative Facts’ are falsehoods. Critical media is now being called fake news. Lies are now accepted as truths. Think about the Rene Magritte painting, “The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe)…” There is much uncertainty in a time when stability is needed. The works in this exhibition are physically presented, but how they settle in the viewer is up for conceptual debate.”
    The two artist/organizers will discuss how the visual art world is manifesting itself locally in this critical moment in time.

    During the second half, we speak with MILCK the singer-songwriter of the hit “Quiet” which became the unofficial anthem of the Women’s March in DC. and since has been the subject of many flash mob choral performances globally. Originally MILCK organized a group of 26 singers including members of the GW Sirens and the Capital Blend and sang a series of guerrilla performances around D.C. during Saturday’s Women’s March. Calling themselves the “#ICantKeepQuiet Choir,” they partnered with the Pussy Hat Project for the event. Once the videos of the song went viral online, they sang live on Samantha Bee’s, Full Frontal.

    Since then MILCK has launched a website and major social media campaign and website for “#ICantKeepQuiet” as a place to collect and share personal stories of inspiration. The campaign aims to raise awareness against abuse of women and minorities, and encourage empathy, tolerance, and understanding towards one another. Proceeds from the project will benefit STEP UP, a nonprofit that provides after-school and mentorship programs for underprivileged teen girls. On April 8th, choirs and individuals will activate at 1 PM in their respective time zones to sing out, speak up, and express themselves. One may participate both online and offline- more at: www.icantkeepquiet.org/.

    Additionally, MILCK’s debut single, “Devil Devil” has served as the soundtrack to the season finale of The Royals, Netflix’s Marco Polo trailer, and Fox’s Lucifer, as well as an upcoming episode of Pretty Little Liars. “Devil Devil” peaked as the number 1 popular tune on Tunefind.com twice in 2016, as well as having garnered over 520K streams on Spotify, and over 1 million YouTube views. MILCK’s impressive list of press includes BBC News,NPR, The Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, to name a few.

    In this Episode we have a soundtrack that includes bits from Childbirth’s song “Nasty Grrls,” “Quiet” from MILCK, and of course, Janet Jackson, with “Nasty.” Come join us for an empowering discussion about the power of Art to transform and activate…

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County Podcast- Art, Resettlement and the Refugee Crisis | 9/12/16[135 plays]

    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 U. 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’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/10/17

    1. Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion – La Confusion (Because, 2017)
    2. Randy Newman: The Great Debate – Dark Matter (Nonesuch, 2017)
    3. Walter Becker: Hat Too Flat – 11 Tracks of Whack (Giant, 1994)
    4. Gary Lucas: The Mensch In The Moon – Busy Being Born (Tzadik, 1998)
    5. Steve Reich / Beryl Korot: Bikini – Three Tales (Nonesuch, 2013)
    6. James Elkington: Greatness Yet To Come – Wintres Woma (Paradise of Bachelors, 2017)
    7. The Woggles: Hard Times – Tally Ho! (Wicked Cool, 2017)
    8. JD McPherson: Lucky Penny – Undivided Heart & Soul (New West, 2017)
    9. Dwight Trible: Tryin’ Times – Inspirations (w/ Matthew Halsall) (Gondwana, 2017)
    10. The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Boris the Spider – Lime and Limpid Green EP (Chimera, 2017)
    11. William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb – Who is William Onyeabor? (Luaka Pop, 2013)
    12. Black Grape: Everything You Know Is Wrong – Intro – Pop Voodoo (UMC, 2017)
    13. Gideon Freudmann: Escape To The Asylum – The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (Octagon, 2006)
    14. Moon Hooch: Something Else – Red Sky (Hornblow, 2016)
    15. Les Hommes: Dolores – The Sinner (Sudden Hunger, 2017)
    16. Lou Reed: Satellite of Love – Transformer (RCA, 1972)
    17. Ergo (feat. Mary Halvorson): Sorrows Of The Moon – If Not Inertia (Cuneiform, 2012)
    18. Queens of the Stone Age: The Evil Has Landed – Villians (Matador, 2017)
    19. Sammy Maximin: Alien Invasion – Last Semester (KingGlory, 2017)
    20. Negativland: Gimme The Mermaid – Fair Use: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2 (Seeland, 1995)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 09/03/17

    1. Jesse Terry: Stargazer – Stargazer (Jackson Beach, 2017)
    2. Terry Anderson: Carl Wilson – Jimmy’s Arcade (Doublenought, 2017)
    3. Robert Plant: The May Queen – Carry Fire (Nonesuch, 2017)
    4. Real Estate: Diamond Eyes – In Mind (Domino, 2017)
    5. Angel Corpus Christi: John Cassavetes – White Courtesy Phone (Almo Sounds, 1995)
    6. David Lynch & John Neff: Eraserhead Dance Mix – Eraserhead Original Soundtrack Plus (Absurda, 2003)
    7. Evie Sands: Rodeo – Shine For Me – EP (R-Spot, 2017)
    8. Wendy Mae Chambers: New York, New York – Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones (Ellipsis Arts, 1996)
    9. John Leyton: Johnny Remember Me – Joe Meek: The Alchemist of Pop (Castle, 2002)
    10. Downtown Boys: Lips That Bite – Cost Of Living (Sub Pop, 2017)
    11. The Deslondes: Beautiful Friend – Hurry Home (New West, 2017)
    12. Loop 2.4.3: MK Ultra – Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence, 2015)
    13. Justin Townes Earle: Maybe Baby – Rave On Buddy Holly (Fantasy, 2011)
    14. Hamell On Trial: Dance Til The Sobbing Stops – Tackle Box (New West, 2017)
    15. LCD Soundsystem: Emotional Haircut – American Dream (DFA/Columbia, 2017)
    16. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps: Who Slapped John – The Screaming End: The Best of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps (Razor & Tie, 1997)
    17. Chłopcy Kontra Basia: Hej Zagraj Muzyczko – Oj Tak I (Riverboat, 2014)
    18. Dangermuffin: Ode To My Heritage – Heritage (Dangermuffin, 2017)
    19. Rudy Mills: John Jones – Monkey Business: The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection (Trojan, 2016)
    20. Yonder Mountain String Band: Dancing in the Moonlight – Love. Ain’t Love (Frog Pad, 2017)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/27/17

    1. Charlie Parr: Boiling Down Silas – Dog (Red House, 2017)
    2. Lizz Wright: Southern Nights – Grace (Concord, 2017)
    3. Chinbat Baasankhuu: The Trot of the Horse with the Black Velvet Coat – The Art of the Mongolian Yatga (ARC Music, 2014)
    4. Gogol Bordello: Saboteur Blues – Seekers And Finders (Cooking Vinyl, 2017)
    5. Moebius Story Leidecker: Zucken – Familiar (Bureau B, 2017)
    6. Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton: You Are Not Needed Now – Wildflower Blues (Cinquefoil, 2017)
    7. The Bombay Royale: The Raan of Kutch – Run Kitty Run (Hope Street, 2017)
    8. Terry Adams: Monk’s Mood – Talk Thelonius (Euclid, 2015)
    9. Jesse Terry: Stargazer – Stargazer (Jackson Beach, 2017)
    10. Mike Gordon: Andelman’s Yard – The Green Sparrow (New Rounder, 2008)
    11. Filthy Friends: Despierta – Invitation (Kill Rock Stars, 2017)
    12. Endang Sukandar: Nyawang Asih – Kacapi Suling Sundanese Traditional Music (Triple S, 1992)
    13. Death By Unga Bunga: Into the Night – single (Jansen, 2017)
    14. Miriodor: Chapelle funaire – Signal 9 (Cuneiform, 2017)
    15. Burning Spear: Jah Nuh Dead – Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 2001 (Burning Music, 2002)
    16. The Doughboys: Fool For Your Love – Front Street Rebels (Ram, 2017)
    17. Çiğdem Aslan: Pane Gia To Praso – Mortissa (Asphalt Tango, 2013)
    18. Slow Joe & the Ginger Accident: Temple, Mosque, Church – Let Me Be Gone (Musique Sauvage, 2017)
    19. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Tarotplane – Mirror Man (Buddha, 1971)
    20. Don Buchla and Robert Moog: In the Beginning: Etude II – Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones (Ellipsis Arts, 1996)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/20/17

    1. Jeremy & the Harlequins: Little One – single (Yep Roc, 2017)
    2. Lou Reed: Perfect Day – The Essential Lou Reed (Legacy, 2011)
    3. Jenny O: If You’re Lonely – Peace & Information (Holy Trinity, 2017)
    4. Luna: Inside Your Heart – A Sentimental Education (Double Feature, 2107)
    5. Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet – Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross, 2017)
    6. The Bombay Royale: I Love You Love You – Run Kitty Run (Hope Street, 2017)
    7. Margo Price: Good Luck – Weakness (Third Man, 2017)
    8. Stiff Little Fingers: Nobody’s Hero – Best Served Loud – Live at Barrowland (e.a.r, 2017)
    9. Motörhead: Heroes – Under Cöver (Motörhead Music, 2017)
    10. Flamin’ Groovies: End of the World – Fantastic Plastic (Severn/Sonic Kicks, 2017)
    11. Bachir Attar: Under The Shadow Of Liberty – The Next Dream (CMP, 1992)
    12. Tegan & Sara: Walking With a Ghost – So Jealous (Vapor, 2004)
    13. Billy Bragg and Joe Henry: Gentle On My Mind – Shine A Light (Cooking Vinyl, 2016)
    14. Now, Now: SGL – single (Trans, 2017)
    15. Tanzania Albinism Collective: White African Power (We Live In Danger) – White African Power (Six Degrees, 2017)
    16. Rubén Blades and Roberto Delgado & Orquesta: La Marea – Salsa Big Band (Rubén Blades, 2017)
    17. Hamell On Trial: Better Believe It – Tackle Box (New West, 2017)
    18. Will Hoge: (This Ain’t) An Original Sin – Anchors (Edlo/Thirty Tigers, 2017)
    19. Downtown Boys: Lips That Bite – Cost of Living (SubPop, 2017)
    20. Alarm Will Sound: Cliffs Remix – Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin (Cantaloupe, 2005)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/13/17

    1. David Rawlings: Money Is the Meat In the Coconut – Poor David’s Almanack (Acony, 2017)
    2. Art Feynman: Slow Down – Blast Off Through the Wicker (Western Vinyl, 2017)
    3. Mark Knopfler: Why Aye Man – The Ragpicker’s Dream (Mercury, 2002)
    4. Inez Foxx: Hurt By Love – single (Symbol, 1964)
    5. Eric Andersen: Thirsty Boots – ’bout Changes and Things (Vanguard, 1966)
    6. Philip Glass: Rubric – Glassworks (CBS, 1982)
    7. Seoul Ensemble: Yomyangch’un – Anthology of Korean Music VI (Network Median, 1992)
    8. Bubblemath: Routine Maintenance – Edit Peptide (Cuneiform, 2017)
    9. Lynsey De Paul: Sugar Me – Surprise (MAM, 1973)
    10. Glen Campbell: Grow Old With Me – Meet Glen Campbell (Capitol, 2008)
    11. The Heshoo Beshoo Group: Emakhaya – Next Stop… Soweto Vol 3: Giants, Ministers & Makers: Jazz in South Africa 1963-1978 (Strut, 2002)
    12. The Bombay Royale: Bhediya – Run Kitty Run (HopeStreet, 2017)
    13. Chris Farlow & the Thunderbirds: Buzz With the Fuzz – Take My Tip – 25 British Mod Artefacts from the EMI Vaults (Zonophone, 2007)
    14. Ben Sidran: Thank God for the F Train – Picture Him Happy (Bonsaï/Nardis, 2017)
    15. The Domestics: Tunnels and Trains – Little Darkness (Tender Loving Empire, 2017)
    16. Suk-Son Ahn: Yukchabaegi – Korean Folk Songs of the Southern Districts (SKC Limited, 1992)
    17. Molly Borch: Please Be Mine – Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks, 2017)
    18. The Who: La-La-La Lies – My Generation (Brunswick, 1965)
    19. Omar Souleyman: Ya Bnayya – To Syria, With Love (Mad Decent, 2017)
    20. The Miracles: Going to a Go-Go – Going to a Go-Go (Tamla, 1965)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 08/06/17

    1. Benjamin Gibbard: What You Do To Me – Bandwagonesque (Atlantic, 2017)
    2. Universal Dice: Welcome to the World – Birth, Love, Hate, Death (Infidels, 2017)
    3. Boris Garcia: Waters Blue – Around Some Corner (Porchwerk, 2017)
    4. The Dream Syndicate: Glide – How Did I Find Myself Here? (Anti-, 2017)
    5. Tristan: Glass Jar – Sneaker Waves (Modern Outsider, 2017)
    6. Starcrawler: Used to Know – Ants single (Rough Trade, 2017)
    7. The Yayhoos: Highway Junkie – Rig Rock Deluxe (A Musical Salute To The American Truck Driver) (Upstart Sounds, 1995)
    8. Laura Ainsworth: It’s a Nuisance Having You Around – New Vintage (Eclectus, 2017)
    9. Television: See No Evil – Marquee Moon (Elektra, 1977)
    10. John Moreland: Amen So Be It – Big Bad Luv (4AD, 2017)
    11. Modern Lovers: Roadrunner – Modern Lovers (Beserkley, 1976)
    12. The Regrettes: Hey Now – Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner Bros. 2017)
    13. Ananda Shankar: Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Ananda Shankar (Reprise, 1970)
    14. Steve Earle & the Dukes: So You Wanna Be An Outlaw – So You Wanna Be An Outlaw (Warner Bros, 2017)
    15. Goldfinger: Am I Deaf? – The Knife (Rise, 2017)
    16. Jenny O: People – Peace & Information (Holy Trinity Records 2017)
    17. Randy Newman: Putin – Dark Matter (Nonesuch, 2017)
    18. Johnny Cash: Rowboat – Unchained (American, 1996)
    19. Lo’jo: Chabalaï – Fonetiq Flowers (World Village, 2017)
    20. Focus: Hocus Pocus – Focus II (Sire, 1971)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/30/17

    1. Amadou et Mariam: Combattants – Sou Ni Tilé (Tinder, 1999)
    2. The Wild Reeds: Only Songs – The World We Built (Dualtone, 2017)
    3. Chad VanGaalen: Peace on the Rise – Diaper Island (Sub Pop, 2011)
    4. Jim Lauderdale: Don’t Shut Me Down – London Southern (Skycrunch, 2017)
    5. Hollie Cook: Angel Fire – single (Merge, 2017)
    6. Beth Ditto: Oo La La – Fake Sugar (Virgin, 2017)
    7. Throttle Elevator Music: One Step Ahead (ft. Kamasi Washington) – Jagged Rocks (Wide Hive, 2015)
    8. 13th Floor Elevators: You’re Gonna Miss Me – The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (International Artists, 1966)
    9. Panjshanbe Jorubov: Falaki Badakhshon – Falak: The Voice of Destiny (Topic, 2006)
    10. I’m With Her: Little Lies – single (Rounder, 2017)
    11. Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band: Josephine – single (Violette, 2017)
    12. Philip Glass / The Hague Philharmonic / Carolyn Kuan: Out Of The Dark – Life: A Journey Through Time (Orange Mountain, 2017)
    13. The Waterboys: If the Answer Is Yeah – Out of All This Blue (BMG Rights Management, 2017)
    14. Daniele Patucchi: Motivi Psichedelici – Barry 7’s Connectors 2 (Lo, 2002)
    15. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAlister: Saturn – Planetarium (4AD, 2017)
    16. Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & James McAllister: Mercury – Planetarium (4AD, 2017)
    17. Shirley & Co: Shame, Shame, Shame – Shame, Shame, Shame (Vibration, 1975)
    18. Techung: Zhi Wai Gang Seng – Songs From Tibet (ARC Music, 2006)
    19. Garbage: Sugar – Not Your Kind of People (Stun Volume, 2012)
    20. Loudon Wainwright III: Therapy – Therapy (Silvertone, 1989)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rod Richardson, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/23/17

    1. Alan Vega: Stars – IT (Fader, 2017)
    2. The Unthanks: Soft Shelled Crabs – Diversions, Vol. 4: The Songs and Poems of Molly Drake (Rabble Rouser, 2017)
    3. Todd Rundgren: Parole – Runt. The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (Bearsville, 1971)
    4. Nawal Al Zoughbi (with Wael Kfouri): Meen Habibi Ana – The Best of Nawal Al Zoughbi (EMI, 2001)
    5. Flamin’ Groovies: Lonely Hearts – Fantastic Plastic (Sonic Kicks, 2017)
    6. The Imposter: American Tune – single (Lupe-O-Tune, 2017)
    7. Hamell on Trial: Not Aretha’s Respect (Cops) – Tacklebox (New West, 2017)
    8. Langhorne Slim & The Law: Someday – The Way We Move (Ramseur, 2012)
    9. Alice Coltrane: Er Ra – World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane (Luaka Bop, 2017)
    10. The Fleetwoods: Unchained Melody – Mr. Blue (Dolton, 1959)
    11. Armstrongs: If There Was Ever A Time – single (Hellcat, 2017)
    12. Alèmayèhu Eshèté: Ambassel – Addis Ababa (Shanachie, 1992)
    13. Chris Isaak: Let Me Down Easy – Best of Chris Isaak (Wicked Game/Mailboat, 2006)
    14. Philip Glass: Dance 1&2 – DancePieces (CBS, 1987)
    15. Dan Auerbach: Never In My Wildest Dreams – Waiting On A Song (Easy Eye Sound, 2017)
    16. Paul Weller: Woo Sé Mama – A Kind Revolution (Parlophone, 2017)
    17. Anohni: 4 Degrees – Hopelessness (Secretly Canadian, 2016)
    18. Lana Del Rey: Tomorrow Never Came (ft. Sean Ono Lennon) – Lust For life (Interscope, 2017)
    19. Jacob Miller & the Bridge City Crooners: Changin’ – PDX Pop Now! (PDX Pop Now! 2017)
    20. David Bowie & Mick Jagger: Dancing In The Street – single (EMI America, 1985)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Rob Silber, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 07/16/17

    1. Eivør Pálsdóttir: In My Shoes – Slør (English edition) (TUTL, 2017)
    2. Mike Neer: ‘Round Midnight – Steelonious (Mike Neer, 2016)
    3. Billy Bragg: The Sleep of Reason – single (Cooking Vinyl, 2017)
    4. Alash: Kosh-oi and Torgalyg – Buura (Alash, 2011)
    5. Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm: Honey Bad – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (Jay-Vee Inc., 2017)
    6. Jah Wobble & the Invaders of the Heart: No, No, No (ft. Aurora Dawn) (Dub mix) – The Usual Suspects (3Ms, 2017)
    7. Hamell On Trial: Safe – Tacklebox (New West, 2017)
    8. Amadou & Mariam: Batoma – Welcome To Mali (Nonesuch, 2009)
    9. Patto: Magic Door – Hold Your Fire (Esoteric, 2017)
    10. The Flashcubes: She – Listen To The Bands: 25 Monkees Cover Versions (7A, 2017)
    11. Tony Allen: Moanin’ – A Tribute to Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers EP (Blue Note, 2017)
    12. Banditos: Fine Fine Day – Visionland (Bloodshot, 2017)
    13. Various Artists: Yukja Baegi – Korean Traditional Music Vol. X (SKC, 1995)
    14. Blay Ambolley: Simigwa-Do – Ketan (Agogo, 2017)
    15. Barry Goldberg: I’ve Got To Use My Imagination – Barry Goldberg (ATCO, 1974)
    16. This Is the Kit: Moonshine Freeze – Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade, 2017)
    17. Nao: In the Morning – For All We Know (Little Tokyo, 2016)
    18. Wolf Alice: Don’t Delete the Kisses – Visions Of A Life (RCA, 2017)
    19. Das Bierbeben: Nihilit – Das Bierbeben (Shitkatapult, 2009)
    20. Omar Faruk Tekbilek: Shashkin – Sound of Istanbul, Vol I (Pera Musik, 2011)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson