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WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 09/17/16
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast 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 Podcast 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 Podcast 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 Podcast 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 Podcast 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,” the number one Punk best seller of all time 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.

This week’s list compiled by: Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Top 10 ALL-TIME Podcasts
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers ‘Unzipped’ with Corey Tippin

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt w/ Steph Gaylor of Invincible Summer Farms – Tomatoes!

Host: Kevin Gallagher. My guest on Digging in the Dirt today is the fabulous North Fork Long Island farmer Steph Gaylor of Invincible Summer Farms. We are talking…tomatoes, tomatoes, and nothing but tomatoes.
Steph runs an heirloom tomato only CSA: www.invinciblesummerfarms.com!

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Dave Hogan hosts local musician Jason P Krug

David Hogan & WPKN Radio 89.5-FM talks with Jason P Krug in the studio about his new album ‘The Zen Of Losing’. Krug also plays live. Recommended if you like: The 70’s, Gig War Stories, Epiphanies, Existential Music Marketing, Laughing, and Rock ‘n Roll.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 10 ALL-TIME List compiled by: Steve Di Costanzo

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WPKN Programmers’ 2013 Top 10’s

Bruce Swan*

  1. Bex Marshall: Rattlesnake – House of Mercy (Continental)
  2. Daisy House: Ready to Go – Daisy House (Record Union)
  3. Jesse Terry: Marina – Stay Here With Me (Jesse Terry)
  4. Judy Dyble: Feather Dancing – Flow and Change (Gonzo Multimedia)
  5. Patty Larkin: Best of Intentions – Still Green (Signature Sounds)
  6. Poor Old Shine: Sweet Virginia Lee – Live From Infinity Hall (Poor Old Shine)
  7. Richard X. Heyman: Firing Line – X (Turn-Up)
  8. Sarah McQuaid: Can She Excuse My Wrongs – The Plum Tree & The Rose (Waterbug)
  9. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: Fight – Fight EP (Modern Vintage)
  10. Swear & Shake: These White Walls – Maple Ridge (Swear & Shake)

Dave O

  1. Ian Dury & The Blockheads: Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt.3 – All The Best, Mate (Music Club)
  2. Jimi Hendrix: New Rising Sun – Crash Landing (Reprise)
  3. Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin: Naima – Love, Devotion, Surrender (Columbia/Legacy)
  4. Derek & the Dominos: Got To Get Better In A Little While – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Deluxe ed.) (Polydor)
  5. Derek & the Dominos: Thorn Tree In The Garden – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Deluxe ed.) (Polydor) (Polydor)
  6. Beach Boys: Marcella – Carl & the Passions/So Tough (Brother/Reprise)
  7. Flo & Eddie: Sway When You Walk – Moving Targets (FloEdCo)
  8. Kinks: Monica – Village Green Preservation Society (Reprise)
  9. Rodriguez: I Wonder – Cold Fact (Light in the Attic)
  10. Roy Harper: Elizabeth – Jugula (Science Friction)

David Golden*

  1. Aaron Diehl: The Bespoke Man’s Narrative (Mack Avenue)
  2. Cécile McLoring Salvant: Woman Child (Mack Avenue)
  3. Connie Evingson: Sweet Happy Life (Minnehaha Music)
  4. Daphne Lee Martin: Moxie (The Telegraph)
  5. Django Festival Allstars 2012: Live at Birdland (Three’s a Crowd)
  6. Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet: In a World of Mallets (Basin Street)
  7. Jim Pearce: You Are an Edgy Visionary Seer (Oak Avenue)
  8. Lorraine Feather: Attachments (Jazzed Media)
  9. Monty Alexander: Uplift 2 Higher (Jazz Legacy Productions)
  10. The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition (MoonJune)

Del in Transition

  1. Elvis Costello and the Roots: Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note)
  2. Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (RCA/Silvertone)
  3. The Mother Hips: Behind Beyond (The Mother Hips)
  4. Heidi Feek: The Only (Western Pinup)
  5. Tea Leaf Green: In the Wake (Greenhouse)
  6. Dominique Pruitt: Dominique Pruitt (Merovee)
  7. Jupiter in Velvet: Shut Off Your Mind (Free 2B Free)
  8. Mother Falcon: You Knew (Creme Fraiche)
  9. Ron Dziubla: Nasty Habit (Rip Cat)
  10. The Flashcubes: Sportin’ Wood – The Flashcubes Play Roy Wood (Northside)

Eli Malone

  1. Twofold: Warships (Prime Audio)
  2. [Dunkelbunt]: Cinnamon Girl (Chat Chapeau)
  3. Baauer & RL Grime: Infinite Daps (Mad Decent)
  4. Diplo: Express Yourself feat. Nicky Da B (Mad Decent)
  5. Mosaiq: Amor Fati (MASS EDMC)
  6. DJ Snake: Bird Machine (Mad Decent)
  7. Deadstar: PiHKAL (#Heavy Music)
  8. 16 Bit: Chainsaw Calligraphy (BOKA)
  9. Shpongle: Ineffable Mysteries (Twisted)
  10. Downlink: Ignition (Rottun)

howard thompson

  1. Melt-Banana: Fetch (A-Zap)
  2. James King: Three Chords And The Truth (Rounder)
  3. Brinsley Forde: Urban Jungle (Jahsolidrock)
  4. The James Hunter Six: Minute By Minute (Fantasy)
  5. Gene Casey & The Lone Sharks: Untrained (Lone Sharks Music)
  6. Julia Holter: Loud City Song (Domino Recording Co.)
  7. Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers: Parade (Red Wharf)
  8. The Mavericks: In Time (Valory)
  9. The Strypes: Snapshot (Virgin/EMI)
  10. Juana Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)

John Rivera

  1. Tito Puente Orchestra: Oye Como Va (Tico)
  2. Fania All Stars: Agua de Clavelito (Fania)
  3. Ray Barretto: El Negro y Ray (Fantasy)
  4. Joe Cuba Sextet: El Raton (Alegre)
  5. Eddie Palmieri: Azucar (Tico)
  6. Charlie Palmieri: Muñeca (instr.) (Tropical Budda)
  7. Mikata: Mayeya (MM)
  8. Hansel Martinez y su Orquesta Calle Ocho: Quitate La Mascara (Sony)
  9. Héctor LaVoe: El Cantante (Fania)
  10. Rubén Blades & Willie Colón: Pedro Navaja (Fania)

Kevin Gallagher*

  1. Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite: Get Up! (Latent)
  2. Chick Corea: The Vigil (Concord Jazz)
  3. Christian McBride Trio: Out Here (Mack Ave)
  4. Chris Thile: Bach Sonatas and Partitas Vol. l (Nonesuch)
  5. Chucho Valdez and the Afro-Cuban Messengers: Border-Free (Jazz Village)
  6. David Bromberg Band: Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed)
  7. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (New West)
  8. Lee Harvey Osmond: The Folk Sinner (Latent)
  9. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Love Has Come For You (Rounder)
  10. The Strypes: Snapshot (Virgin/EMI)

Kyle Starkey

  1. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: Deep Water – Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers (Little Sur)
  2. Donovan Frankenreiter: Beautiful Day – Move By Yourself (Lost Highway)
  3. Allen Stone: Satisfaction – Allen Stone (ATO)
  4. Caro Emerald: One Day – The Shocking Miss Emerald (Grandmono)
  5. Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed: Come And Get It (Capitol)
  6. Eric Hutchinson: Food Chain – Sounds Like This (Warner Bros)
  7. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: Fight – Fight EP (Modern Vintage)
  8. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Part of Me – Made Up Mind (Sony Masterworks)
  9. Joss Stone: I Don’t Wanna Be With Nobody But You – The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 (S-Curve)
  10. G. Love: Milk and Sugar – Fixin to Die (Brushfire)

Mark Mushin

  1. Indigenous: Vanishing Americans (Blues Bureau International)
  2. Dana Fuchs: Bliss Avenue (Ruf)
  3. Dug Pinnick, Eric Gales, Thomas Pridgen: Pinnick, Gales, Pridgen (Magna Carta)
  4. Black Oak Arkansas: Back Thar n’ Over Yonder (Atlantic)
  5. Ana Popovic: Can You Stand The Heat (ArtisteXclusive)
  6. Cyril Neville: Magic Honey (Ruf)
  7. The Vegabonds: RCA Studio B (Unsigned)
  8. Voodoo Circle: More Than One Way Home (AFM)
  9. The Winery Dogs: The Winery Dogs (Loud and Proud)
  10. Trampled Under Foot: Badlands (Telarc)

Mike Zito

  1. Trampled Under Foot: Badlands (Telarc)
  2. Aoife O’Donovan: Fossils (YepRoc)
  3. Jason Isbell: Southeastern (Southeastern)
  4. Thea Gilmore: Regardless (Fulfill)
  5. David Bromberg: Only Slightly Mad (Appleseed)
  6. Caro Emerald: The Shocking Miss Emerald (Grandmono)
  7. The Rides: Can’t Get Enough (429)
  8. Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks: Live at Davies Symphony Hall (Surfdog)
  9. Court Yard Hounds: Amelita (Columbia)
  10. Holly Williams: The Highway (Georgiana)

Pam Smith*

  1. Captain Dirt & The Skirt: The Adventures of Captain Dirt & The Skirt (Arbora Vita)
  2. disappear fear: Broken Film (disappear)
  3. Hula Honeys: A Hui Hou (Until We Meet Again) (Community Music Inc)
  4. Lauren Sheehan: The Light Still Burns (Wilson River)
  5. Melissa Ferrick: The Truth Is (MPress)
  6. Mary Gauthier: Live at Blue Rock (Mary Gauthier)
  7. Patricia Barber: Smash (Concord)
  8. Patty Larkin: Still Green (Road Narrows/Signature Sounds)
  9. Rachel Sage: Haunted By You (Acoustic EP) (MPress)
  10. Wool & Grant: Wool & Grant (Wool & Grant)

Paul Bercovici

  1. Body/Head: Coming Apart (Matador)
  2. Fuzz: Fuzz (In the Red)
  3. Wooden Shjips: Back to Land (Thrill Jockey)
  4. No Joy: Wait To Pleasure (Kemado/Mexican Summer)
  5. Jagwar Ma: Howlin (Mom & Pop)
  6. Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)
  7. Beaches: She Beats (Chapter Music)
  8. Youth Lagoon: Wondrous Bughouse (Fat Possum/Turnstile)
  9. Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love is the Devil (Zoo/Zoo Music)
  10. William Tyler: Impossible Truth (Merge)

Rod Richardson

  1. Beats Antique: A Thousand Faces, Act 1 (Beats Antique)
  2. Omar Souleyman: Wenu Wenu (Ribbon Music)
  3. Disparition: Madoc (Disparition)
  4. Niyaz: Sumud – The Acoustic EP (Six Degrees)
  5. Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian: Lamentation of Swans (Azam Ali Music)
  6. Major Lazer: Free The Universe (Secretly Canadian)
  7. Moon Hooch: Moon Hooch (Hornblow/Megaforce)
  8. Dawn Of Midi: Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)
  9. David Lynch: The Big Dream (Sacred Bones)
  10. Skip&Die: Remixed Riots (Crammed)

Steve di Costanzo

  1. Soft Hearted Scientists: False Lights (The Hip Replacement)
  2. V/A: Paris DJ’s Soundsystem Presents Rise of the Troubadour Warriors, Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol. 3 (Paris DJs)
  3. Jagwar Ma: Howlin (Mom & Pop)
  4. V/A: Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake (StorySound)
  5. Thee Oh Sees: Floating Coffin (Castleface)
  6. Jon Hopkins: Immunity (Domino)
  7. Foxygen: We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
  8. V/A: The Big E – A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner, Nashville)
  9. Neko Case: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti-)
  10. V/A: Kenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From the 1970’s & 80’s (Soundway)

Valerie Richardson

  1. Bombino: Nomad (Nonesuch)
  2. Laura Veirs: Warp and Weft (Raven Marching Band)
  3. Sarah Jarosz: Build Me Up from Bones (Sugar Hill)
  4. Hem: Departure and Farewell (Waveland)
  5. Cate Le Bon: Mug Museum (Wichita)
  6. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band: Take Me to the Land of Hell (Chimera)
  7. Lys Guillorn: Winged Victory (Little Cowgirl)
  8. Juana Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed Discs)
  9. Trixie Whitley: Fourth Corner (Strong Blood)
  10. Julia Holter: Loud City Song (Domino)

* listed alphabetically

WPKN Programmers’ 2014 Top 10s

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. Lera Lynn: The Avenues (Junketboy)
  2. The Currys: Follow (Currys Music)
  3. Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt: For Keeps (Red House)
  4. Tumbling Bones: Loving a Fool (Tumbling Bones)
  5. Bobtown: A History of Ghosts (Bobtown)
  6. Ernest Troost: O Love (Travelin’ Shoes)
  7. The Whispering Tree: The Escape (Eyelash Soup)
  8. Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes: Life on Fire (BC2)
  9. Roosevelt Dime: Full Head of Steam (Roosevelt Dime)
  10. Paul Sachs: Survival is the New Success (Godfather of Grand)

David Golden: “Morning Maniac Music

  1. Laurie Antonioli: Songs Of Shadow, Songs Of Light (Origin)
  2. Balval: Ten Hand Band (Whaling City Sound)
  3. Kenny Barron/Dave Holland: The Art of Conversation (impulse!)
  4. George Cables: Icons & Influences (Highnote)
  5. Connie Evingson: All the Cats Join In (Minnehaha)
  6. The Hot Sardines: The Hot Sardines (Decca)
  7. Benjamin Lapidus & Kari•B3: Ochosi Blues (Tresero Productions)
  8. Native Jazz Quartet: Stories (Consolidated Artists)
  9. Ulysses Owens Jr: Onward & Upward (D Clef)
  10. Marcus Roberts: Romance, Swing, and the Blues (J-Master)

Del “in Transition

  1. Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home (Chess, UK)
  2. Chuck Prophet: Night Surfer (YepRoc)
  3. Nathan James: Hear Me Calling / Natural Born That Way (Sacred Cat)
  4. Flaming Lips: With a Little Help From My Fwends (Warner Bros.)
  5. Larkin Poe: Kin (RH Music)
  6. Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meats the Bone (Highway 20)
  7. New Basement Tapes: Lost on the River (Harvest)
  8. Stanley Clarke Band: Up (Mack Avenue)
  9. Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder)
  10. Mary Fahl: Live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (Rimar)

Eric Cocks: “Connections*

  • The Beatles in Mono Vinyl Box Set (Capitol)
  • Beck: Morning Phase (Fonograf)
  • Bob Dylan & The Band: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11, The Basement Tapes Complete (Columbia)
  • Borns: Candy EP (Interscope)
  • Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
  • D’Angelo and The Vanguard: Black Messiah (RCA)
  • Gary Calamar: You Are What You Listen To ep (Atlantic)
  • Kristeen Young: The Knife Shift (feat Dave Grohl, Tony Visconti, Boz Boorer & Lou Rossi): (Test Tube Records)
  • Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)
  • Xeno & Oaklander: Par Avion (Ghostly International)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Sleaford Mods: Chubbed Up + (Ipecac)
  2. Hollie Cook: Twice (Mr. Bongo)
  3. Geraint Watkins: Moustique (Goldtop, UK)
  4. The New Piccadillys: Introducing… (Soundflat, Germany)
  5. Nurse With Wound & Graham Bowers: ExcitoToxicity (Red Wharf, UK)
  6. Hamell On Trial: Happiest Man In The World (New West)
  7. Monica Heldal: Boy From The North (Warner Music, Norway)
  8. Die Antwoord: Donker Mag (Zef)
  9. Hookworms: The Hum (Weird World, UK)
  10. Captain Beefheart: Sun Zoom Spark 1970-1972 (Rhino)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

  1. Torn Hawk: Because of M.A.S.K. (Mexican Summer)
  2. Holly Herndon: Chorus (RVNG Intl.)
  3. Quiltland: A Billion Know (Astro:Dynamics)
  4. Andras Fox: Pontoon (Mexican Summer)
  5. Andy Stott: Faith In Strangers (Modern Love)
  6. Grouper: Made of Air (Kranky)
  7. Young Magic: Holographic (Carpark)
  8. Braeyden Jae: The Safest Space (PatientSounds AV)
  9. Sza feat. Isaiah Rashad: Warm Winds (Top Dawg)
  10. Peaking Lights: Breakdown (Weird World)

Kevin Gallagher*

  • Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning (Jazzbook)
  • Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orch: The Offense of the Drum (Motéma)
  • Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit (Blue Note)
  • Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (Highway 20)
  • The Mannish Boys: Wrapped Up and Ready (Delta Groove)
  • Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions (Capitol)
  • Old 97’s: Most Messed Up (New West)
  • Manhattan School of Music Afro Cuban Jazz Orch w/Bobby Sanabria: Que Viva Harlem! (Jazzheads)
  • Rebel Tumbao: Rebel Tumbao (Rubb Dubb)
  • Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder)

Mark Mushin: “Monday Morning Music*

  • Alastair Greene Band: Trouble at Your Door (Electro Groove Records)
  • Brandon Miller Band: Slow Train (CD Baby)
  • Janiva Magness: Original (Fathead Records)
  • Jarekus Singleton: Refuse To Lose (Alligator Records)
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Goin Home (Concord Records)
  • Laurence Jones: Temptation (Ruf Records)
  • Sena Ernhardt: Live My Life (Blind Pig Records)
  • Skyla Burrell Band: Blues Scars (Vizztone Records)
  • Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder Records)
  • Uriah Heep: Outsider (Frontiers Records)

Michelle Spinei: “Surf Party Apocalypse

  1. Goat: Commune (Sub Pop)
  2. Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)
  3. Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal (What’s Your Rupture?)
  4. The Felines: Want (Soundflat)
  5. Chet Faker: Built on Glass (Downtown)
  6. Tomorrows Tulips: When (Burger)
  7. Real Estate: Atlas (Domino)
  8. Sandy’s: Fourth Dementia (Um Yeah Arts)
  9. The Range of Light Wilderness: The Range of Light Wilderness (Gnome Life)
  10. Ariel Pink: pom pom (4AD)

Mike Zito: “WPKN All Stars”

  1. Red Molly: The Red Album (Red Molly)
  2. Richard Thompson: Acoustic Classics (Beeswing)
  3. Lori McKenna: Numbered Doors (Hoodie Songs)
  4. Various Artists: Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne (Music Road)
  5. Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy (Rounder)
  6. The Stray Birds: Best Medicine (YepRoc)
  7. Matt Anderson: Weightless (True North)
  8. Rosanne Cash: The River and the Thread (Blue Note)
  9. Chris Smither: Still on the Levee (Signature Sounds)
  10. Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams (PaxAmericana)

Paul Bercovici: “For Rock Snobs Only

  1. Ty Segall: Manipulator (Drag City)
  2. Bob Mould: Beauty and Ruin (Merge)
  3. Temples: Sun Structures (Fat Possum)
  4. Thurston Moore: The Best Day (Matador)
  5. The Vacant Lots: Departure (Sonic Cathedral)
  6. Dum Dum Girls: Too True (Sub Pop)
  7. Holy Wave: Relax (Reverberation Appreciation Society)
  8. Tycho: Awake (Ghostly International)
  9. The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
  10. Allah-Las: Worship the Sun (Innovative Leisure)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  1. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
  2. The Muffs: Whoop De Doo (Cherry Red)
  3. The Fleshtones: Wheel of Talent (YepRoc)
  4. Ronnie Fauss: Built to Break (Normaltown)
  5. Johnny Marr: Playland (New Voodoo)
  6. Weezer: Everything Will be Alright in the End (Republic)
  7. The Dead Lovers: Supernatural Superstar (Spy Satellite)
  8. The Gaslight Anthem: Get Hurt (Island)
  9. The Jellybricks: Youngstown Tune-Up (Primitive)
  10. Jonny Two Bags: Salvation Town (Isotone)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  1. Various Artists: Acid Arab Collections (Versatile)
  2. Beats Antique: A Thousand Faces, Act 2 (Beats Antique)
  3. Hauschka: Abandoned City (Temporary Residence Ltd)
  4. Disparition: Granicha (Disparition)
  5. David Lynch: The Air Is On Fire (Sacred Bones)
  6. OY: No Problem Saloon (Crammed)
  7. Various Artists: Place Du Pont Production: Maghreb Lyon (Frémeaux et Associés)
  8. Various Artists: Psychedelic Planet (Six Degrees)
  9. Maya Beiser: Uncovered (Innova)
  10. The Bombay Royale: The Island of Dr. Electrico (Hope Street)

Scott Thompson*

  • Benjamin Lapidus: Ochosi Blues (Tresero)
  • Elio Villafranca: Caribbean Tinge (Motema)
  • Freddy Cole: Singing The Blues (High Note)
  • Gary Clark Jr.: Live (Warner Bros)
  • Lenny Kravitz: Strut (Roxie)
  • Manhattan School of Music Afro Cuban Jazz Orch w/Bobby Sanabria: Que Viva Harlem! (Jazzheads)
  • Prince: Art Official Age (NPG)
  • Prince & 3RDEYEGIRL: Plectrumelectrum (NPG)
  • Rebel Tumbao: Rebel Tumbao (Rubb Dubb)
  • Rufus Reid: Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project (Motema)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp*

  • Ariel Pink: Pom Pom (4AD)
  • Courtney Barnett: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (Mom+Pop)
  • Jim Oblon (with Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner):Sunset (Compass Records)
  • Jungle: Jungle (XL Recordings)
  • Naomi Shelton: Cold World (Daptone)
  • Ray Lamontagne: Supernova (Stone Dwarf)
  • Sleaford Mods: Divide and Exit (Harbinger Sound)
  • Soft Hearted Scientists: The Slow Cyclone (Hip Replacement)
  • Steve Gunn: Way Out Weather (Paradise of Bachelors)
  • Zoe Muth: World of Strangers (Signature Sounds)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

  1. Hurray for the Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes (ATO)
  2. DakhaBrakha: Light (DahkaBrakha)
  3. Hamell On Trial: The Happiest Man In the World (New West)
  4. OOIOO: Gamel (Thrill Jockey)
  5. Holly Golightly: All Her Fault (Transdreamer)
  6. Ana Tijoux: Vengo (Nacional)
  7. Kasai Allstars: Beware The Fetish (Crammed Discs)
  8. Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread (Blue Note)
  9. Leo Welch: Sabougla Voices (Legal Mess)
  10. Diane Cluck: Boneset (Bone & Bloom)

* listed alphabetically

WPKN Programmers’ 2015 Top 10’s

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

  1. The Bros. Landreth: Let It Lie (Slate Creek)
  2. Arlen Roth: Slide Guitar Summit (Aquinnah)
  3. Los Lobos: Gates of Gold (SLG)
  4. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  5. Lord Huron: Strange Trails (IAMSOUND)
  6. John Scofield: Past Present (Impulse!)
  7. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO)
  8. Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush (Omnivore)
  9. John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Impulse!)
  10. Jon Cleary: GoGo Juice (FHQ)

Daniel Bass: “Monsoon Radio

  1. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  2. Various Artists: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten – Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (O.S.T.) (Dust-to-Digital)
  3. Tame Impala: Currents (Modular)
  4. Red Baraat: Gaadi of Truth (Sin-J)
  5. Ex Hex: Rips (Merge)
  6. Tal National: Zoy Zoy (Fatcat)
  7. Various Artists: Love, Peace & Poetry – Asian Psychedelic Music (Normal)
  8. Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun (Nonesuch)
  9. Omar Khorshid: Guitar El Chark (Sublime Frequencies)
  10. EL VY: Return to the Moon (4AD)

Paul Bercovici: “For Rock Snobs Only

  1. Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
  2. Flyying Colors: EPX2 (Shelflife)
  3. Best Coast: California Nights (Harvest)
  4. Flying Saucer Attack: Instrumentals 2015 (Drag City)
  5. The Brian Jonestown Massacre: Mini-Album Thingy Wingy (A Records)
  6. Swervedriver: I Wasn’t Born to Lose You (Cobraside)
  7. Wavves/Cloud Nothings: No Life For Me (Ghost Ramp)
  8. The Black Ryder: The Door Behind the Door (The Anti-Machine Machine)
  9. Myrrors: Arena Negra (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
  10. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash)

Peter Bochan: “All Mixed Up*

  • The Claudettes: No Hotel (Yellow Dog)
  • Kevin Gordon: Long Gone Time (Crow)
  • Ozark Henry: Paramount (Sony Music, Belgium)
  • Julia Holter: Have You In My Wilderness (Domino)
  • Jamie xx: In Colour (Young Turks)
  • Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly (Aftermath)
  • Lord Huron: Strange Tails (IAMSOUND)
  • Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowel (Asthmatic Kitty)
  • Tame Impala: Currents (Interscope)
  • Pete Townsend: Classical Quadrophenia (Deutsche Grammaphon)

Eric Cocks: “Connections*

  • Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  • Hillary Bratton: Tears On My Pillow, But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton)
  • Peter Case: Hwy 62 (Omnivore)
  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966 Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition (Columbia)
  • Grimes: Art Angels (4AD)
  • Rickie Lee Jones: The Other Side Of Desire (The Other Side Of Desire)
  • Paper Pilots: “The Weather” (Honeymoon Drug)
  • Tame Impala: Currents (Modular)
  • YACHT: I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler (Downtown)
  • The Zombies: Still Got That Hunger (The End)

Del “in Transition

  1. Buddy Guy: Born to Play Guitar (Silvertone/RCA)
  2. JD McPherson: Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  3. Billy F. Gibbons & the BFG’s: Perfectamundo (Concord)
  4. Ryan Adams: 1989 (Pax-Am)
  5. Hillary Bratton: Tears On My Pillow, But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton)
  6. Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch)
  7. Tongue in Trees: Parallel (SinJ)
  8. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  9. James Mauri 4: Phonographic (James Mauri)
  10. Wild Adriatic: Never Enough EP (A House Mentality)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp*

  • Cairo Gang: Goes Missing (Drag City)
  • Four Tet: Morning/Evening (Text)
  • Robert Glasper: Covered (Live) (Blue Note)
  • Houndmouth: Little Neon Limelight (Rough Trade)
  • Frankie Knuckles: Defected Presents House Masters (Defected)
  • Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly (Aftermath)
  • Mbongwana Star: From Kinshasa (World Circuit)
  • Tame Impala: Currents (Modular)
  • Thee Oh Sees: Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castle Face)
  • Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)

Chris Frantz: “The Talking Head

  1. Grace Jones: Hurricane Dub (Wall Of Sound)
  2. Bob Dylan: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 (Columbia/Legacy)
  3. Various Artists: Jamaica – Mento 1951-1958 (Frémeaux & Associés)
  4. Various Artists: What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves – From the Vaults of Atlantic, ATCO, & Warner Brothers Records (Rhino)
  5. Various Artists: Ork Records New York New York (Numero Group)
  6. Various Artists: Florida Funk – Funk 45s from the Alligator State 1968-1975 (Jazzman/Now Again)
  7. The Velvet Underground: Loaded, Reloaded 45th Anniversary Addition (Cotillion/Atlantic/Rhino )
  8. Various Artists: Sam Phillips – The Man Who Invented Rock ’N’ Roll (YepRoc)
  9. Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible: Motel Baja (Nacional)
  10. Frank Sinatra: Ultimate Sinatra Centennial Collection (Capitol/Universal)

Cliff Furnald*

  • Amadou Balaké: In Conclusion (Stern’s)
  • Lamia Bèdioui and the Desert Fish: Athamra (www.lamiabedioui.com)
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Quaranta (Ponderosa)
  • The Henrys: Quiet Industry (www.thehenrys.ca)
  • Mari Kalkun and Runorun: Tii ilo (The Beauty Of The Road) (Rockadillo)
  • Kandia Kouyate: Renascence (Stern’s)
  • Monsieur Doumani: Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
  • Pato, Salvado, Pintos, Comesaña: Rústica (Do Fol)
  • Suistamon Sähkö: Suistamo Electric (Kihtinäjärvi, www.annemarikivimaki.fi)
  • Totó La Momposina: Tambolero (Real World)

Dave Hogan: “Dave Hogan Radio

  1. Bottle Rockets: Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side (deluxe edition) (Bloodshot)
  2. Son Volt: Trace (expanded & remastered edition) (Rhino/Warner Bros)
  3. Big Star: #1 Record/Radio City (Fantasy)
  4. Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire & Beyond (Rhino)
  5. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard: Django and Jimmie (Legacy)
  6. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby (Anti/Epitaph)
  7. Little Feat: Little Feat (Warner Bros)
  8. Drive By Truckers: English Oceans (ATO)
  9. Cream: Disraeli Gears (Polydor)
  10. Anders Parker: There’s A Bluebird In My Heart (Recorded & Freed)

Simon Hunter: “Another Girl, Another Planet*

  • Deafheaven: New Bermuda (Anti-)
  • Floating Points: Elaenia (Pluto)
  • Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie (Rough Trade)
  • Harmonia: Complete Works (Grönland)
  • Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
  • La Luz: Weirdo Shrine (Hardly Art)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Live at KCRW (Bad Seed)
  • Penetration: The Virgin Years (Caroline International)
  • Public Image Ltd: What The World Needs Now (PIL Official)
  • Teeth of the Sea: Highly Deadly Black Tarantula (Rocket)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

  1. MX-80 Sound: So Funny (MX-80 Sound)
  2. Line and Circle: Split Figure (Grand Gallop)
  3. Mike Pace and the Child Actors: Best Boy (The Self Starter Foundation)
  4. Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love (Sub Pop)
  5. The Bottle Rockets: South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot)
  6. Six String Drag: Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll (Royal Potato Family)
  7. Diamond Rugs: Cosmetics (Sycamore)
  8. Low Cut Connie: Hi Honey (Ardent/Contender)
  9. Phil Yates and the Affiliates: No Need to Beg (Almost Halloween Time)
  10. Worriers: Imaginary Life (Don Giovanni)

Allyson McCabe: “FM Mutations*

  • Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom+Pop)
  • David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 (Parlophone)
  • Bob Dylan: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 (Columbia/Legacy)
  • Mary Halvorson: Meltframe (Firehouse 12)
  • Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Alone in the Universe (Big Trilby/Columbia)
  • Various Artists: Ork Records – New York, New York (Numero)
  • Shopping: Why Choose? (FatCat)
  • Sonny and the Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram (Polyvinyl)
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Ties that Bind – The River Collection (Columbia)
  • Wilco: Star Wars (Anti-/dBpm)

Mark Mushin: “Mark Mushin’s Monday Morning Music

  1. Jay Jesse Johnson: Set The Blues On Fire (Grooveyard)
  2. Dana Fuchs: Broken Down Acoustic Sessions (Antler King)
  3. Station: Station (Haroo Music)
  4. Maxx Explosion: Dirty Angels (Kivel)
  5. Laurence Jones: What’s It Gonna Be (Ruf)
  6. Lara Price: I Mean Business (VizzTone)
  7. Danielle Nicole: Wolf Den (Concord)
  8. Neal Schon: Vortex (Music Theories)
  9. Tinsley Ellis: Tough Love (Heartfixer)
  10. Robin Trower: Something’s About To Change (V-12)

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

  1. Terell Stafford: BrotherLee Love (Capri)
  2. Kurt Elling: Passion World (Concord)
  3. Denise Donatelli: Find a Heart (Savant)
  4. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  5. Christian McBride: Live at The Vanguard (Mack Ave.)
  6. Pete Malenverni: Emerging Markets (Glass Beach)
  7. John Scofield: Past Present (Impulse!)
  8. Cyrus Chestnut: A Million Colors In Your Mind (HighNote)
  9. Chuck Israels: Joyfull Noise – The Music of Horace Silver (Soul Patch)
  10. Diana Krall: Wallflower (Verve)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

  1. MG: MG (Mute)
  2. Niyaz: The Fourth Light (Six Degrees)
  3. Clocked Out: Time Crystals (Innova)
  4. Axel Krygier: Hombre de Piedra (Crammed)
  5. Omar Souleyman: Bahdeni Nami (Monkeytown)
  6. Loop 2.4.3: Time-Machine_music (Music Starts From Silence)
  7. Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1 (Nonesuch)
  8. Squarepusher: Damogen Furies (Warp)
  9. Monsieur Doumani: Sikoses (Monsieur Doumani)
  10. R. Weis: Parrot & Paperback (R. Weis)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something*

  • Bop English: Constant Bop (Downtown)
  • Brown Bird: Axis Mundi (Supply and Demand)
  • Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete (Acony)
  • Dengue Fever: The Deepest Lake (Tuk Tuk)
  • Ibeyi: Ibeyi (XL)
  • JD McPherson: Let the Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  • Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band: Take It Like a Man (YepRoc)
  • Songhoy Blues: Music In Exile (Atlantic)
  • Various Artists: Remembering Mountains – Unheard Songs by Karen Dalton (Tompkins Square)
  • Zomba Prison Project: I Have No Everything Here (Six Degrees)

John Rivera: “Drive Time Salsa

  1. Various Artists: The 75 Greatest Fania Songs (Wagram)
  2. Manny Oquendo y Su Conjunto Libre: Ritmo Sonido Estilo (Montuno)
  3. Various Artists: Son Cubano NYC (Cuban Roots New York Spices 1972-82)(Honest Jon’s)
  4. Gilberto Santa Rosa: A Dos Tiempos de Un Tiempo (Sony)
  5. Orquesta Broadway: Pasaporte (Coco)
  6. Various Artists: Salsa Fresca (Sony)
  7. Eddie Palmieri: El Rey de las Blancas y las Negras (Globo)
  8. Jimmy Bosch: Soneando Trombon: (Ryko Latino)
  9. Tito Rodriguez: Returns to the Palladium – Live! (United Artists)
  10. Tito Puente: Dance Mania Vol. 1 (RCA/BMG)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

  1. Palmbomen II: Palmbomen II (Beats In Space)
  2. Helen: The Original Faces (Kranky)
  3. White Poppy: Natural Phenomena (Not Not Fun)
  4. Tops: Picture You Staring (Arbutus)
  5. CFCF: The Colours of Life (1080p)
  6. 2 8 1 4: Birth of a New Day (Dream Catalogue)
  7. Erykah Badu: But You Caint Use My Phone (Motown/Control Freaq)
  8. Luxury Elite: World Class (Crash Symbols)
  9. Matthewdavid’s Mindflight: Ashram (Leaving)
  10. Oneohtrix Point Never: Garden of Delete (Warp)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

  1. Danny Schmidt: Owls (Danny Schmidt)
  2. Pete Kennedy: Heart of Gotham (Kennedys)
  3. Paula Boggs Band: Carnival of Miracles (Boggs Media)
  4. Joel Rafael: Balidista (Inside)
  5. Judy Collins: Strangers Again (Wildflower)
  6. October Project: The Book of Rounds (Sounds True)
  7. Marshall Tucker Band: Live in The UK 1976 (Ramblin)

howard thompson: “PURE

  1. Kamasi Washington: The Epic (Brainfeeder)
  2. Donnie Fritts: Oh My Goodness (Single Lock)
  3. JD McPherson: Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder)
  4. Whitey Morgan and the 78’s: Sonic Ranch (Whitey Morgan Music)
  5. MX-80 Sound: So Funny (MX-80 Sound)
  6. Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material (Mercury Nashville)
  7. Hillary Bratton: Tears On My Pillow, But The Rest Of The Bed’s OK (Hillary Bratton)
  8. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color (ATO)
  9. D.A. Foster: The Real Thing (VizzTone)
  10. Garbage: Garbage (20th Anniversary Edition) (Almo Sounds)

Mike Zito

  1. John Moreland: High on Tulsa Heat (Old Omens)
  2. Jason Isbell: Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
  3. Eva Cassidy: Nightbird (Blix Street)
  4. Hans Theessink & Terry Evans: True and Blue (Blue Groove)
  5. Rhiannon Gidden: Tomorrow is My Turn (Nonesuch)
  6. Dustbowl Revival: With a Lampshade On (Signature Sounds)
  7. Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers: Live at Levon Helm Studios (Woodstock Artists)
  8. Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo: Spaghetti Juke Joint (Appaloosa)
  9. Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds: The Weather Below (Party Fowl)
  10. The Tallest Man on Earth: Dark Bird Is Home (Dead Oceans)

* listed alphabetically

WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – September 19, 2016

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 19, 2016.

As the host of the September 26 Presidential Debate, Hofstra University is also hosting a wide range of ancillary events before and after the debate, including panel discussions, lectures, and films. Details about this rich calendar of happenings is at Hofstra.edu/debate. You can click on the yellow “Debate 2016” banner and “Public Events and Information” for a full list.

Listed in the calendar of events at Hofstra is the dramatic performance “W.E.B. Du Bois: A Man for All Times”, presented by New York’s Pulse Ensemble Theater. This event is taking place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, at the Fortunoff Theater.

The group Peace Action is hosting an “Art Build for Peace” just before the first debate at Hofstra. To find out more about this creative action that will take place before the eyes of the presidential candidates, go to the www.facebook.com/events/114039909048339.

Between the Lines, the award-winning weekly news magazine, is holding a 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., at New Haven’s United Church on the Green. Between the Lines got its start at WPKN in 1991, during the lead-up to the Persian Gulf War, and is now syndicated to over sixty other radio stations. The keynote speaker for the October 8th event is Jeremy Scahill, investigative journalist and filmmaker. Scahill’s talk, “Drones, Terrorism and The President,” will address America’s endless wars, “targeted assassinations,” and the critical policy decisions facing our next president. The event will also feature Democracy in Action Awards that will be given to New Haven community activist Barbara Fair, The Dragonfly Climate Collective, and Unidad Latina en Acción. More information about the October 8th event is available by calling 203-268-8446 or visiting squeakywheel.net.

The sister organizations Connecticut Fund for the Environment (or CFE) and Save the Sound are raising awareness about the fate of Plum Island. The U.S. Government will soon close its Plum Island Animal Disease Center, and the fate of the island has been unclear. Although it could possibly be sold for real estate development, environmentalists are calling on the island to remain in its natural state to protect the many endangered species that call it home. CFE has joined with a number of other local environmental groups to sue the governing agency of Plum Island, the Department of Homeland Security. More information about the lawsuit is at tinyurl.com/plumislandlawsuit. Those concerned are encouraged to sign a petition at tinyurl.com/saveplumisland2016. A thorough discussion of Plum Island’s history and its value as a wildlife refuge can be found at the website preserveplumisland.org.

Plum Island’s beauty and environmental significance is also the subject an art show and lecture series in Old Lyme. The exhibition of photographs and paintings is currently on display at the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library. The lecture series begins on Thursday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. also at the Noyes Library, with a “virtual tour” of Plum Island by Chris Cryder of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. More details about all of these events can be found at www.oldlyme.lioninc.org.

350 Connecticut and the Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club are sponsoring a “Walk Along the Pipeline” on Saturday, September 24, beginning at noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Agawam, Massacusetts compressor station, 1615 Suffield Avenue.You can join environmental, faith, labor and justice groups as they walk eight miles along the proposed pipeline expansion route and raise awareness about the actual environment that fracked gas projects put at risk. More details are at sierraclub.org/connecticut.

September is National Recovery Month, and many local and national actions are being held to put a public face on alcohol and drug addiction and to call for increased funding for treatment. Funding for drug treatment programs in Connecticut was sharply cut in the current Connecticut state budget, and activists are calling for this trend to be reversed when next year’s budget is proposed in early 2017. The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery will hold a march and rally in Hartford’s Bushnell Park on Saturday, September 24, between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. More information is at ccar.us. A national rally will take place in Washington, D.C. on September 18, sponsored by FedUp!Their website is at feduprally.org.

Connecticut’s utility companies are continuing their aggressive tree removal in neighborhoods throughout the state. Their goal is to fell the entire tree if any part of that tree’s structure is within eight feet of a power line. Homeowners have rights to protect trees on their own property or within their neighborhoods. The Garden Club of New Haven has been taking action to protect trees in the state, and their informative website at tinyurl.com/saveatree2016 includes a list of tree wardens throughout the state as well as actions a homeowner can take if they are approached by a utility.

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 – 11/16/14

  1. Marika Hackman: Drown – We Slept At Last (Dirty Hit, 2015)
  2. Panjabi MC: Mundian To Bach Ke (Beware of the Boys) – Beware (Sequence, 2003)
  3. Fred Raimondo: Devil’s Bargain – Stories From The Dark Heart Tavern (Narrow Lane, 2014)
  4. Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica: Ritual Mallet Dance – Where Here Meets There (Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, 2013)
  5. Yaron Gottfried: Gnomus – Pictures at an Exhibition (GPR, 2014)
  6. The Fresh & Onlys: Euphoria – Long Slow Dance (Mexican Summer, 2012)
  7. Atlas Sound: Quick Canal (w/Lætitia Sadier) – Logos (Kranky, 2009)
  8. Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s: Broadripple is Burning – Not Animal (Sony/BMG, 2008)
  9. Fun-da-mental: Ja Sha Taan – Erotic Terrorism (Nation, 1998)
  10. Joe Ely: Long Snake Moan – Live Shots (MCA, 1980)
  11. The Call: The Walls Came Down – Modern Romans (Mercury, 1983)
  12. Miles Davis/John McLaughlin: Right Off – The Essential John McLaughlin (Legacy, 2007)
  13. Vibrasphere: Late Winter Storms (Tobias Lija remix) – Archipelago Remixed (Digital Structures, 2007)
  14. Food Court: Food Court (excerpt) – Food Court (Kye, 2014)
  15. Joe Walsh: One Day At A Time – Analog Man (Concord, 2012)
  16. Benjamin Lapidus & Kari-B3: Guajira Organica – Ochosi Blues (Tresero, 2014)
  17. Caroline Rose: When You Go – I Will Not Be Afraid (Little Hi!, 2014)
  18. Thee Oh Sees: Quadrospazzed – The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending the Night In (Tomlab, 2008)
  19. Daniel Lanois: Sioux Lookout – Flesh and Machine (Red Floor, 2014)
  20. Jib Kidder: Dozens – Teaspoon to the Ocean (Weird World, 2014)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Caroline Doctorow, Daniel Bass, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Justin Shay, Kevin Gallagher, Paul Bercovici, Richard Epstein, Scott Thompson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/10/16

  1. Bonnie Raitt: Gypsy in Me – Dig in Deep (Redwing, 2016)
  2. Bottle Rockets: Dog – South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot, 2015)
  3. Luther Dickinson: How I Wish My Train Would Come – Blues & Ballads (New West, 2016)
  4. Isobel Campbell: How Deep Is Your Love? – Tribute: To Love The Bee Gees (80 Proof Media/UMG, 2015)
  5. Charles Carpenter: Apostasy – Frog à la Pêche (Caterwaul, 1994)
  6. Tongues In Trees: Voltage – Parallel (Sinj, 2015)
  7. Burning Bridget Cleary: Madam I’m A Darling – (These Are The Days, 2016)
  8. Whitehorse: The One I Hurt – Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter, 2015)
  9. Ride: Vapour Trail – Nowhere (Sire, 1990)
  10. Nevermen: Mr. Mistake – Nevermen (Ipecac, 2016)
  11. !!!: All U Writers – As If (Warp, 2015)
  12. Bloc Party: The Love Within – Hymns (Bloc Party/BMG 2016)
  13. The Kandinsky Effect: Muji – Somnambulist (Cuneiform, 2015)
  14. The Rolling Stones: Jigsaw Puzzle – Beggar’s Banquet (Decca, 1968)
  15. John Grant (feat. Tracey Thorne): Disappointing – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (Partisan, 2015)
  16. Whitey Morgan & the 78’s: Waitin’ ’round to Die – Sonic Ranch (Whitey Morgan, 2015)
  17. Yochanan w/Sun Ra & his Arkestra: Hot Skillet Momma – single (Saturn, 1957)
  18. Hidden Charms: Dreaming of Another Girl – single (B3SCI, 2015)
  19. Echo Bloom: Leaving Charleston – Red (Songs & Whispers, 2016)
  20. Motörhead: Stay Clean – Overkill (Bronze, 1979)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, Dave Hogan, Del ‘In Transition’, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Rod Richardson, Steve di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/11/15

  1. Mekons: Memphis, Egypt – The Mekons Rock ’n’ Roll (Blast First, 1989)
  2. Museum Of Love: The Who’s Who of Who Cares – Museum Of Love (DFA, 2014)
  3. Kassé Mady Diabaté: Sadjo – Kiriké (Nonesuch Records, 2015)
  4. Xarnege: Fandago Aparta – Fandango Plan – Talka Tum (Pyrene edt, 2014)
  5. The Juju Orchestra: What Is Hip? (feat. Carolyn Leonhart & Terry Callier) – Bossa Nova Is Not a Crime (Agogo, 2007)
  6. The Mantles: Reason’s Run – Long Enough to Leave (Slumberland, 2013)
  7. David Bowie: A Better Future – Heathen (ISO/Columbia, 2002)
  8. Monsieur Doumani: The System – Grippy Grappa (Monsieur Doumani, 2013)
  9. Andy McWain Quartet: Wind Can May – Starfish (Fuller Street, 2002)
  10. Laura Marling: Short Movie – Short Movie (Ribbon Music, March 2015)
  11. Sir Ching I: Hello Everyone: Hello Everyone – Popsike Sparks From Denmark Street 1968-70 (Cherry Red, 2014)
  12. François de Roubaix: La frite équatoriale – Dirty French Psychedelics (Dirty, 2009)
  13. Marvin Gaye: When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You – Here, My Dear (Motown, 1978)
  14. Punch Brothers: I Blew It Off – The Phosphorescent Blues (Nonesuch, 2015)
  15. Gochag Askarov: Tesnif & Mugham Kharij Segah – Sacred World of Azerbaijani Mugham (Felmay, 2013)
  16. Dawn Penn: You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) – No, No, No (Big Beat, 1994)
  17. Kristeen Young: Saviour (duet with David Bowie) – Breasticles (Tony Visconti Prods, 2003)
  18. The Clash: One More Dub – Sandinista! (Epic, 1980)
  19. Nishtiman: Ajwiju – Nishtiman (Kurdistan – Iran – Iraq – Turkey) (Accords Croisés, 2013)
  20. Cindy Lee Berryhill: Beloved Stranger – Beloved Stranger (Popluxe, 2007)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/12/14

  1. Hamid Drake & Jesse Stewart: Lotus – Timelines (Art Stew, 2013)
  2. Tim Buckley: Chase the Blues Away – Blue Afternoon (Straight, 1969)
  3. Salt House: Little Birdie – Lay Your Dark Low (Make Believe, 2013)
  4. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks: Cinnamon and Lesbians – Wig Out at Jagbags (Matador, 2014)
  5. Aphex Twin: Heliosphan – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (Pias, 1992)
  6. Philip Glass Ensemble: Spaceship – Einstein On The Beach (Tomato, 1978)
  7. Ken Field: Tensleep – Pictures of Motion (sFz Recordings, 1999)
  8. The Everly Brothers: Hard Hard Year – Two Yanks In England (Warner Bros, 1966)
  9. Andrew Bird: Hover I – I Want to See Pulaski at Night (Grimsy, 2013)
  10. Mamar Kassey: La Famille – Tabousizzé Niger (P1M Innacor, 2013)
  11. Gram Parsons: Brass Buttons – Grievous Angel (Reprise, 1974)
  12. Rosanne Cash: A Feather’s Not a Bird – The River & the Thread (Blue Note, 2014)
  13. Damien Jurado: Silver Donna – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son (Secretly Canadian, 2014)
  14. Eleni Mandell: Maybe Yes – Let’s Fly A Kite (YepRoc, 2014)
  15. The Sisters Of Mercy: Black Planet – First And Last And Always (Merciful Release, 1985)
  16. Big Star: September Gurls – Radio City (Ardent, 1974)
  17. Steve Miller Band: Space Cowboy – Brave New World (Capitol, 1969)
  18. Muddy Waters: That’s Alright – I’m Ready (Legacy, 2004)
  19. Thomas Blondet (ft. Leyla Chatti): Tu Va Partir (Double A. Remix) – Tu Va Partir (EP) (Rhythm & Culture, 2013)
  20. Sheila: Spacer – Et Ne La Ramène Pas (Carrere, 1981)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/17/16

  1. David Bowie: A Better Future – Heathen (EMI, 2002)
  2. The Beatles: It’s All Too Much – Yellow Submarine (Apple, 1969)
  3. Philip Glass/American Composers Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies: Neuköln – Heroes Symphony by Philip Glass from the Music of David Bowie & Brian Eno (Point/PolyGram, 1997)
  4. Anna Calvi: Lady Grinning Soul – Strange Weather (EP) (Domino, 2015)
  5. John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano – The Seasons (ECM, 2000)
  6. The By Gods: The Stairs – Get On Feelings (Blecch, 2016)
  7. Jane Lee Hooker: Wade in the Water – No B! (Ruf, 2016)
  8. Ilhan Ersahin: Sariyer – Istanbul Sessions-Istanbul Underground (Nublu, 2016)
  9. Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Sweet Nasty – Momentum (Nonesuch, 2005)
  10. Replicants: The Bewlay Brothers – Replicants (Zoo, 1995)
  11. Haslinger: This Station – Score (RGB, 1999)
  12. R. Weis: Surrender Dorothy – Mystery Of The Egg (R. Weis, 1994)
  13. The Blind Boys of Alabama: Hush – I Brought Him With Me (House of Blues, 1996)
  14. Acid Arab: Amal – Djazirat El Maghreb (EP) (Versatile, 2015)
  15. Reed Turner: Swim or Drown (Let the Lord Decide) – Native Tongue (EP) (Reed Turner, 2016)
  16. The Wood Brothers: Singin’ to Strangers – Paradise (Honey Jar, 2015)
  17. Mick Ronson: Growing Up and I’m Fine – Slaughter On 10th Avenue (RCA, 1974)
  18. Dusty Springfield: Just One Smile – Dusty In Memphis (Atlantic, 1969)
  19. David Bowie: Absolute Beginners – Absolute Beginners (O.S.T.) (Virgin, 1986)
  20. Freakwater: Missionfield – Scheherazade (Bloodshot, 2016)

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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 1/18/15

  1. Jake Xerxes Fussell: Let Me Lose – Jake Xerxes Fussell (Paradise of Bachelors, 2015)
  2. Whitey Morgan: If You Could Touch Her At All – Grandpa’s Guitar (Whitey Morgan, 2014)
  3. Chad VanGaalen: Willow Tree – Soft Airplane (Sub Pop, 2014)
  4. Idris Elba: Aero Mathata – Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela (7Wallace, 2014)
  5. The Cambodian Space Project: Whiskey Cambodia – The Rough Guide To Psychedelic Cambodia (World Music Network, 2014)
  6. Amy LaVere: Killing Him – Anchors and Anvils (Archer, 2007)
  7. Dionne Farris: I Know – Wild Seed – Wild Flower (Columbia, 1994)
  8. Sturgill Simpson: Turtles All The Way Down – Metamodern Sounds In Country Music (High Top Mountain, 2014)
  9. Johnnie Allan: Promised Land – Charlie Gillett’s Radio Picks – Honky Tonk Vol. 2 (Ace, 2014)
  10. The Aggrovators: Academy Award Version – Front Line Presents Dub (Front Line, 2014)
  11. Mattia: Surabaya – Acid Arab Collections (Versatile, 2013)
  12. Clark: Absence (Bibio remix) – Feast/Beast (Warp, 2013)
  13. The Fall: Hip Priest – Hex Education Hour (Kamera, 1982)
  14. Jefferson Airplane: Fat Angel – Bless Its Pointed Little Head (RCA Victor, 1969)
  15. Kassa Tessema: Na Gèdamu – Éthiopiques 29: Mastawesha (Buda Musique, 2014)
  16. Markus James: Goin Down South – Head For The Hills (Firenze, 2014)
  17. Taj Mahal: The Car of Your Dreams – Phantom Blues (Private, 1996)
  18. Matthew Mullane: Small Tensions Small Body – Hut Variations (Vin du Select Qualité, 2014)
  19. Gazelle Twin: Obelisk – The Entire City (Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, 2011)
  20. Adolph Jacobs: Getting Down With The Game – Hard To Explain: More Shattered Dreams (BGP, 2014)

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