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WPKN White Rose Political Calendar – December 5, 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 December 5, 2016.


Anticipating an assault on women’s reproductive and health rights under the coming Trump administration, several demonstrations are being planned. On Monday, December 12, women throughout the United States are planning a targeted boycott and a day of protest. Participants will also reach out to elected officials to protest Trump administration nominees who have histories of racial injustice and/or misogyny. More information about one local action, happening on the New Haven Green at noon on Monday, the 12th, can be found by searching for “Women Strike Out and Protest New Haven” on Facebook. Many other demonstrations are happening nationwide.


Searching for “Women’s March on Washington” on Facebook will lead to details about a massive march and rally planned in Washington, D.C., by women (and their friends) on January 21, the day after the inauguration. Searching for “Women’s March Connecticut” on Facebook or Google will lead to links for buses travelling to the event. Searching for “Women’s March NYC” will lead to a local event happening in New York City on the same day.


In this era when First Amendment rights are being threatened, New Haven’s ArtSpace will hold a public forum to discuss the viability and significance of community-minded public artworks that take a political stance. This meeting is the second taking place after an artwork installed during October’s Open Studios came under criticism by local police officials. The forum takes place on Tuesday, December 6, beginning at 6:00 p.m. More information about the initial incident and the forum is at artspacenh.org.


The groups Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment and Save Our Water are hosting a showing of Tapped, a movie that explores the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and reliance on oil. This event takes place on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:00, at the Thornton Wilder Hall of Hamden’s public library. More details are at hamdenlibrary.org, under “calendar.”


Members of the Working Families Party are organizing “Emergency Community Meetings” across the country to anticipate cuts to health and social justice programs after President Obama leaves office. It is also believed that regulations and tax burdens for large corporations and wealthy individuals will be loosened, leading to increased financial pressure for people in the working class. More information about local meetings can be found at workingfamilies.org


The group Human Rights Watch has set up an emergency alert system for hate crimes. Individuals witnessing hate speech or aggression that is racist, sexist, and/or homophobic are encouraged to text “CallItOut” to 82257. Human Rights Watch will be working with the Southern Poverty Law Center to investigate and take actions after the reports. More information is at www.hrw.org/callitout.


The group Showing Up for Racial Justice (or “SURJ”) is one of many organizations working to protect the rights of people of color, a challenge that will become even more urgent after the inauguration of the next president in January. SURJ continues to organize actions throughout the region, more information about which can found by searching for “S-U-R-J Connecticut” or “New York” on Facebook.


The Connecticut Fund for the Environment (or CFE) is fighting a new power plant that is being planned for Killingly. NTE Connecticut is trying to build a new gas-powered electric plant in Killingly, and has applied to the state Siting Council for approval. According to CFE, building a new fossil fuel power plant now is the wrong direction for Connecticut at a time where the state should be moving more toward renewable energy. They say that the area around Killingly is already overburdened with lots of power plants, and the application is incomplete and misleadingly minimizes the plant’s possible effects. More information about this controversy can be seen at the website notanotherpowerplant.com or by looking for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment Facebook page.


New Haven’s Healthy City/Healthy Climate initiative is encouraging individuals to make small changes to their lives that will conserve energy and further a healthy lifestyle. Citizens of New Haven… or any locality… can visit healthyclimatechallenge.org to take a personal pledge to cut down on automobile use, choose renewable energy sources, eat less meat, recycle household materials, and become involved in environmental organizations. Small changes taken by many people can improve the overall health of our planet.


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.


Most of WPKN’s public affairs, community programs, and cultural programs are now available by podcast. WPKN has a talented 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 – 12/4/16

  1. Sam Phillips: Reflecting Light – Human Contact Is Never Easy (Littlebox, 2016)
  2. Art Tatum: Begin the Beguine – The Tatum Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 3 (Pablo, 1975)
  3. Acid Arab feat. Cem Yıldız: Stil – Musique de France (Crammed, 2016)
  4. The Rolling Stones: Ride ‘em On Down – Blue & Lonesome (Interscope, 2016)
  5. Annette Wasilik: Home in Your Eyes – Songs From the Talking House (Annette Wasilik, 2015)
  6. Mariah: Shinzo No Tobira – Utakata No Hibi (Palto Flats, 2015)
  7. Neil Young: Lotta Love – Comes A Time (Reprise, 1978)
  8. Frank Zappa: Transylvania Boogie – Chunga’s Revenge (Bizarre, 1970)
  9. Jackie Edwards: Get Up – Freedom Sounds (Trojan, 2012)
  10. Ian Hunter & The Rant Band: Morpheus – Fingers Crossed (Proper, 2016)
  11. The Gaslight Tinkers: Scrappy Hinges – The Gaslight Tinkers (Gaslight Tinkers, 2014)
  12. Guy Klucevsek & Todd Reynolds: Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy – Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy (Starkland, 2016)
  13. Eric Church: Tennessee Jed – Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia (Rounder, 2016)
  14. Squeeze: Harper Valley PTA – Cradle To The Grave (Love, 2015)
  15. Pink Floyd: Nothing Pt. 14 (Echoes Work in Progress) – The Early Years, 1967-1972, Cre/ation (Legacy, 2016)
  16. Das Kapital: How Long, So Low – Kind Of Red (Label Bleu, 2015)
  17. Jeff Beck: Live in the Dark – Loud Hailer (Rhino, 2016)
  18. Sandy Nelson: Let There Be Drums – Surf! The Absolutely Essential Collection (Big3, 2015)
  19. Daniela Schächter: Polkadots & Moonbeams – Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen (Daniela Schächter, 2016)
  20. Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony: Fall Slowly – Hark (Jennifer Kimball, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Bruce Swan, David Golden, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Justin Shay, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/02/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Ketura Barron)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture 21 This land was made for you and me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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 1stMonday of the month… tune your dial to “The New Haven Mavens Radio Hour,” to hear Todd Lyon & Nancy Shea, launch the first of an Occasional Series of shows to 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 take 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, owner of Lena’s Cafe and Confections…


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/05/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Election Special with a panel of WPKN Hosts 10/29/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  • “A Piece of Space History”, Andy Poniros
  • “Funk 2001”. Larry Benigno

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Living the Green Life, Episode Five, October 8, 2016

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

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

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


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

Host Kevin Gallagher speaks with Executive Director Derek Denchla of Slow Money New York.
Derek Denchla is an investor and social entrepreneur with a unique focus on environmental sustainability. As the founder and co-chair of NYC LION (NYC Local Investing Opportunities Network), Denchla and his investors concentrate on funding small, sustainable food and farm businesses in and around New York. He is an advocate for urban agriculture and impact investing.
Denchla serves on many boards that invest in environmental sustainability, including King of the Ghosts, a holding company for farm-to-table restaurants and farms, and Mouth Foods, an online store for local, small batch artisanal foods made in and around NYC. He is also the co-chair of Slow Money NYC, a non-profit chapter of Slow Money Alliance, whose motto is “Everyone is an investor in food.” Slow Money NYC’s goal is to build an elaborate network that focuses their investments into local, sustainable food businesses…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/08/16  (Based on listens/downloads. This week’s list prepared by: Steve Di Costanzo)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — A Miniature World with Binnie Klein – Interview with Meredith Maran

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

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

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

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

Host: Richard Hill, First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music:

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

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

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

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

Live Culture: Martha Willette Lewis speaks with artist and canoeist Scott Schuldt as they paddle along the Scantic River in Connecticut. True audio verité!

“This Month I am 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…

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN’s Howard Thompson interviews Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain-co-authors of “Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk”
Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk,” 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.
PUNK MAGAZINE- At the age of 19, McNeil gathered with two high school friends…


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/27/16

  1. Zach Deputy: Put It in the Boogie – Wash It in the Water (Organic Soul, 2016)
  2. Cass McCombs: Run Sister Run – Mangy Love (Anti-, 2016)
  3. The Very Big Experimental Toubifri Orchestra: Pause – Waiting In The Toaster (Label Bleu, 2014)
  4. Stan Hubbs: The Best Man For The Job Is a Woman – Crystal (Golden Rose, 1982)
  5. The Belle Hollows: Miller’s Creek – Miller’s Creek (Elm Hill, 2016)
  6. Pavo Pavo: John (A Little Time) – Young Narrator in the Breakers (Bella Union, 2016)
  7. Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys: Snake Farm – Good Rhythm (Mile, 2016)
  8. Rev. Billy C. Wirtz w/the Nighthawks: Mennonite Surf Party – Full Circle (EllerSoul, 2016)
  9. Ásgeir: Going Home – In the Silence (One Little Indian, 2013)
  10. Sarathy Korwar: Indefinite Leave To Remain – Day To Day (Ninja Tune, 2016)
  11. Leonard Cohen: If I Didn’t Have Your Love – You Want It Darker (Columbia, 2016)
  12. Foxygen: America – Hang (Jagjaguar, 2017)
  13. Rolling Stones: Hate To See You Go – Blue and Lonesome (Rolling Stones, 2016)
  14. Annette Peacock: A Loss Of Consciousness – The Perfect Release (Aura, 1979)
  15. Dave Gunning: Love Fell In – Lift (New York House of Music, 2016)
  16. High Rise: Like Death – Psychedelic Speed Freaks ’84-’85 (Time Bomb, 1997)
  17. Willie Bobo: Bobo Do That Thing – Bobo! Do That Thing (Codigo, 1963)
  18. Mike Zito: Make Blues Not War – Make Blues Not War (Ruf, 2016)
  19. Eleanoora Rosenholm: Puoli Päivää Firenzestä Itään – Hyväile Minua Pimeä Tähti (Fonal, 2011)
  20. The Lemon Twigs: A Great Snake – Do Hollywood (4AD, 2016)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/20/16

  1. Joy Askew: Queen Victoria – Queen Victoria (Joy Askew, 2016)
  2. Leon Russell: Bluebird – Will O’ The Wisp (Shelter, 1975)
  3. Rats On Rafts & De Kift: Sleep Little Links 2 3 4 – Rats On Rafts / De Kift (Fire, 2016)
  4. Sam Phillips: Troubles Won’t Stay – Human Contact Is Never Easy (Littlebox, 2016)
  5. Josefin Öhrn + the Liberation: In Madrid/Rainbow Lollipop – Mirage (Rocket, 2016)
  6. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It! – That’s It! (Legacy, 2013)
  7. Fernando delPapa: Mundaréu – Eu Também (Hélico, 2016)
  8. Rez Abbasi & Junction: Groundswell – Behind The Vibration (Cuneiform, 2016)
  9. Devendra Banhart: Lucky – Ape in Pink Marble (Nonesuch, 2016)
  10. Beats Antique: Sideswipe – Shadowbox (www.beatsantique.com, 2016)
  11. The Doors: Five to One – Waiting for the Sun (Elektra, 1968)
  12. Get Well Soon: We Are Safe Inside While They Burn Down Our House – Rest Now, Weary Head! You Will Get Well Soon (City Slang, 2008)
  13. Maria Taylor: If Only – In The Next Life (Flower Moon, 2016)
  14. Kevin Morby: Beautiful Strangers – single (Dead Oceans, 2016)
  15. Jonathan Richman: Outside O’Duffy’s – Ishkode! Ishkode! (Blue Arrow, 2016)
  16. The Kinks: Here Comes Flash – Preservation Act 1 (RCA Victor, 1973)
  17. GUM: Distorted Star – Flash in the Pan (Spinning Top, 2016)
  18. Kate Tempest: Ketamine For Breakfast – Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex, 2016)
  19. Valerie June: Trials, Troubles, Tribulations – Pushin’ Against a Stone (Sunday Best, 2013)
  20. Bova Saxophone Quartet [Terry Riley, comp.]: The Chord Of War – Imbas Forasnal – Chanting the Light of Foresight (New Albion, 1994)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/13/16

  1. Mike Coykendall: Shattering Sun – Five Years of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy, 2016)
  2. Leonard Cohen: The Future – The Future (Columbia, 1992)
  3. The Nips: Gabrielle – Bops, Babes, Booze & Bovver (Big Beat, 1987)
  4. Larry Coryell: Sanpaku – Barefoot Man: Sanpaku (Purple Pyramid, 2016)
  5. Roomful of Teeth: Sarabande – Roomful of Teeth (New Amsterdam, 2012)
  6. The Bad Plus: The Robots – It’s Hard (OKeh, 2016)
  7. The Flaming Lips: The Castle – Oczy Mlody (Warner Bros, 2017)
  8. Kaleo: Way Down We Go – A / B (Elektra, 2016)
  9. Aaron Neville: Bird on the Wire – Brother’s Keeper (A&M, 1990)
  10. Glass Animals: Life Itself – How to Be a Human Being (Harvest, 2016)
  11. Jeffrey Martin: Just Like Me (Joseph Stalin Song) – Five Years of Gravy (Fluff and Gravy, 2016)
  12. Gang of Four: I Found That Essence Rare – Entertainment! (EMI, 1979)
  13. Don Pullen: Listen To the People (Bonnie’s Bossa Nova) – Kele Mou Bana (Blue Note, 1992)
  14. Alice Cooper: Sick Things – Billion Dollar Babies (Warner Bros., 1973)
  15. Colvin & Earle: Tobacco Road – Colvin & Earle (Concord, 2016)
  16. Balkan Beat Box: Chin Chin – Shout it Out (Digital Monkey, 2016)
  17. Foxygen: Follow The Leader – Hang (Jagjaguwar, 2017)
  18. Patti Smith: People Have the Power – Dream of Life (Arista, 1988)
  19. Ben Sollee: Earth Shakes – Infowars (feat. Jordan Ellis) (Tin Ear, 2016)
  20. Badakhshan Ensemble: Rapo – Song & Dance from the Pamir Mountains (Smithsonian Folkways, 2007)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/06/16

  1. André Minvielle: Le facteur d’accent (feat. Abdelouahab Sefsaf) – 1time (Complexe Articole de Deterritorialisation, 2016)
  2. Richard Barone w/Steve Addabbo: Learning The Game – ‘live’ on ‘Connections’ w/Eric Cocks, (11/4/16)
  3. Ruby Friedman Orchestra: Shooting Stars – Gem (Pulchrum, 2016)
  4. Elliot Moss: Slip – Highspeeds (Grand Jury, 2015)
  5. Asleddin Ghafurov: Suite of Songs – Falak: The Voice of Destiny – traditional, popular & symphonic music of Tajikistan (Topic, 2006)
  6. Davitt Sigerson: I Never Fall in Love – Davitt Sigerson (Ze, 1980)
  7. The Shacks: Strange Effect – The Shacks EP (Big Crown, 2016)
  8. Ana Popovic: Train (feat. Joe Bonomassa) – Trilogy (Artistexclusive, 2016)
  9. Steve Addabbo w/Richard Barone: My Emmylou – ‘live’ on ‘Connections’ w/Eric Cocks, 11/4/16)
  10. Martha Wainwright: Around the Bend – Goodnight City (PIAS, 2016)
  11. Romare: Down the Line (It Takes a Number) – Meditations on Afrocentrism EP (Black Acre, 2012)
  12. Bac Nam Ngu: Bai Phû Thuy – Vietnam Hát Chèo: Traditional Folk Theatre (Auvidis-UNESCO 1978/Smithsonian Folkways, 2016)
  13. Kanaga de Mopti: N’do n’do – Mali 70 – Electric Mali (Discograph, 2008)
  14. Sunflower Bean: Easier Said – Human Ceremony (Fat Possum, 2016)
  15. George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today – I Am What I Am (Epic, 1980)
  16. Diamanda Galás: Cris d’Aveugle – Plague Mass (Mute, 1991)
  17. Valerie June: Astral Plane – The Order of Time (Concord, 2017)
  18. The Clash: Lose This Skin – Sandinista! (CBS, 1980)
  19. Weyes Blood: Seven Words – Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer, 2016)
  20. Sonic Avenues: Dancing in the Sun – Disconnector (Dirtnap, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich KaminskyRod Richardson, Rob Silber, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/30/16

  1. Laurie Anderson: From The Air – Heart Of A Dog (Nonesuch, 2016)
  2. Wadada Leo Smith: Pacifica – Spiritual Dimensions, Vol I (Cuneiform, 2009)
  3. Tyrone Taylor: Life Table (Version) – single (Wolf, 1975)
  4. duoJalal: Honey From Alast – Shadow & Light: The Rumi Experience (Bridge, 2016)
  5. Teenage Fanclub: I’m in Love – Here (Merge, 2016)
  6. Earl St. Claire: Man On Fire – single (Def Jam, 2016)
  7. Marjorie Whylie: Drum Song – A Tribute To Reggae’s Keyboard King – Jackie Mittoo – Interpretations & Improvisations (VP, 2004)
  8. John Zorn: Arab and Jew – Filmworks XV: Protocols of Zion (Tzadik, 2005)
  9. Sarathy Korwar: Mawra (Transcendence) – Day To Day (Ninja Tune, 2016)
  10. Devendra Banhart: Theme For A Taiwanese Woman In Lime Green – Ape In Pink Marble (Nonesuch, 2016)
  11. Aaron Tindall/Steven Stucky/Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra/Jeffery Meyer: Are You Experienced? – Transformations (Bridge, 2016)
  12. Cari Hiburan: Orkès Gambus Al-Hidayah – Melauy Music of Sumatra & the Riau Islands (Smithsonian/Folkways, 1996)
  13. Flock of Dimes: Semaphore – If You See Me, Say Yes (Partisan, 2016)
  14. Augustus Pablo: Rockers Meet King Tubbys Inna Fire House – Rockers Meet King Tubbys In a Fire House (Shanachie, 1980)
  15. Lou Reed: Halloween Parade – New York (Sire, 1989)
  16. Wyclef Jean: If I Was President, 2016 – single (eOne, 2016)
  17. David Bowie: Killing A Little Time – Lazarus (Original Cast Recording) (Columbia, 2016)
  18. The Killers: Peace Of Mind – Peace Of Mind – Single (Island, 2016)
  19. Lucifer: Black Mass – Black Mass (UNI, 1971)
  20. The Lucid Dream: Bad Texan – Compulsion Songs (Holy Are You, 2016)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 10/23/16

  1. Leonard Cohen: On The Level – You Want It Darker (Sony, 2016)
  2. The Shifting Sands: Waiting For The Sun – Cosmic Radio Station (Fishrider, 2015)
  3. Beats Antique: The Block (feat. TOO MANY ZOOZ) – Shadowbox (beatsantique.com, 2016)
  4. Johnnie Allen: Promised Land – Charlie Gillett’s Radio Picks, Honky Tonk Vol. 2 (Ace, 2014)
  5. Suzanne Vega: Carson’s Blues – Lover Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (Perpetual Sounds, 2016)
  6. Jeff Beck: Scared For The Children – Loud Hailer (Atco, 2016)
  7. Rolling Stones: Just Your Fool – Blue And Lonesome (Interscope, 2016)
  8. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble: Discoveries – I Want That Sound! (innova, 2016)
  9. Kyle Craft: Before the Wall – single (SubPop, 2016)
  10. Anoushka Shankar & Karsh Kale: A Perfect Rain – Breathing Under Water (Blue Note, 2007)
  11. Niantic: Sink or Swim – Floating Islands EP (Niantic, 2016)
  12. Xylouris White: Black Peak – Black Peak (Bella Union, 2016)
  13. Amira / Merima Ključo: Mehmeda Majka Budila – Zumra (World Village, 2010)
  14. Chuck Berry: You Never Can Tell – single (Chess, 1964)
  15. The Action: Something Has Hit Me – The Singles Boxset (Demon, 2014)
  16. Alejandro Escovedo: Beauty And The Buzz – Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy, 2016)
  17. The New Basement Tapes: Lost On The River #12 – Lost On The River (Harvest, 2014)
  18. Rod Stewart: Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller – Smiler (Mercury, 1974)
  19. Paul & The Tall Trees: Crack of Dawn – Our Love In the Light (Big Crown, 2016)
  20. Piers Faccini: Bring Down the Wall – I Dreamed An Island (Six Degrees, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Kevin Gallagher, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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

  1. Nouvelle Vague: I Could Be Happy – single (Kwaidan, 2016)
  2. Bob Dylan: Subterranean Homesick Blues – Bringing It All Back Home (Columbia, 1965)
  3. Shovels & Rope: I Know – Little Seeds (New West, 2016)
  4. The Blue Nile: The Downtown Lights – Hats (Virgin, 1989)
  5. Ian Hunter & the Rant Band: Long Time – Fingers Crossed (Proper, 2016)
  6. Rhiannon Giddens: Up Above My Head – Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch, 2015)
  7. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y) – Mecca and the Soul Brother (Elektra, 1992)
  8. Steve Reich: Drumming Pt. 3 & Pt. 4 – Drumming (Deutsche Grammophon, 1974)
  9. A-Wa: Habib Galbi – Habib Galbi (S-Curve, 2016)
  10. André Minvielle: Sacré éole – 1 Time (La Complex Articole de Déterritorialisation, 2016)
  11. Drive-By Truckers: Ever South – American Band (ATO, 2016)
  12. Troup: Rag and Bone Man – Mercury and Gold EP (Troup, 2016)
  13. John Lennon: Nobody Told Me (Home Recording) – Signature Box (Apple/Capitol, 2010)
  14. Paul Howard’s Quality Serenaders: The Ramble – Jazz the World Forgot Vol. 2 (Yazoo, 2002)
  15. Kim Young-Jae: Haegum Sanjo – Haegum Recital (Cantabile, 1994)
  16. The Dickies: Killer Klowns – Killer Klowns From Outer Space (Enigma, 1988)
  17. Staple Singers: He’s All Right – Freedom Highway Complete (Epic/Legacy, 2015)
  18. Rubén Blades: Pedro Navaja – Tangos (Sunnyside, 2014)
  19. Wilson’s Reservoir: Off My Back – The Last Will & Testament of Buck Baker (Wilson’s Reservoir, 2016)
  20. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Old Fart At Play – Trout Mask Replica (Straight, 1969)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 9/25/16

  1. Psychic TV / PTV3: Jump Into The Fire – Alienist (Dais, 2016)
  2. Angelica Garcia: Little Bird – Medicine for Birds (Warner Bros, 2016)
  3. Cheap Trick: Roll Me – Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello (Big Machine, 2016)
  4. Bobby Rush: Me, Myself and I (ft. Joe Bonamassa) – Porcupine Meat (Rounder, 2016)
  5. Michael Kiwanuka: Cold Little Heart – Love & Hate (Polydor, 2016)
  6. Ralph Samuelson: Three Songs from Shide – The Universal Flute (Innova, 2016)
  7. Lawrence Axelrod: Night Of Stars – The Heart Revived (Innova, 2016)
  8. La Femme: Septembre – Mystère (Born Bad, 2016)
  9. Laurie Spiegel: Appalachian Grove 1 – The Expanding Universe (Unseen Worlds, 2012)
  10. Harry Nilsson: Goin’ Down – Knnillssonn (RCA Victor, 1977)
  11. Bishop Briggs: River – single (Teleport/Island, 2016)
  12. Happy Straps: Live in Paradise – Ende Vom Lied – East German Underground Sound 1979-1990 (Play Loud!, 2016)
  13. Rhythm Devils: Kurtz – The Apocalypse Now Sessions (Smithsonian Folkways, 2011)
  14. The Carnabys: Elizabeth – Too Much, Never Enough (Four Horsemen, 2016)
  15. Dickie Landry: Ghosties – Solo (Way Down In Louisiana, 1977)
  16. Trombone Shorty: Dumaine St. – For True (Verve Forecast, 2011)
  17. Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker – You Want It Darker (Sony, Oct 2016)
  18. Weird Dreams: Heaven’s Hounds – Luxury Alone (Tough Love, 2016)
  19. Lake Street Dive: I Want You Back – Fun Machine (Signature Sound, 2013)
  20. Dinowalrus: Final Wave – Fairweather (Personal Projects, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bob Anderson, Colette Rossignol, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Willette Lewis, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 9/18/16

  1. Nancy Tucker: That Spanish Thing – Imaginational Anthem, Vol. 8: The Private Press (Tomkins Square, 2016)
  2. The Beatles: Baby’s In Black – Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Apple, 2016)
  3. Memphis Ukulele Band: Take Me Home Country Roads – Memphis Ukulele Band (Blue Barrel, 2016)
  4. Daughter: How – Not to Disappear (Glassnote, 2016)
  5. Ian Hunter: That’s When Trouble Starts – Fingers Crossed (Proper, 2016)
  6. Richard Barone: The Road I’m On (Gloria) (feat. Dion) – Sorrows & Promises: Greenwich Village in the ’60s (RBM Special Editions, 2016)
  7. Gary Frenay: Forgot How Good Love Feels – File Under Pop Vocal (Northside, 2015)
  8. Duffy: Mercy (remix, feat. The Game) – single (Polydor, 2007)
  9. The Binary Cumbia Orchestra: La Inconformable – Golazo (tbco.bandcamp.com, 2011)
  10. Moddi: Strange Fruit – Unsongs (Propeller, 2016)
  11. Dean Blunt: Mersh – Black Metal (Rough Trade, 2014)
  12. Rachael Yamagata: Nobody – Tightrope Walker (Frankenfish, 2016)
  13. Noura Mint Seymali: Soub Hanak – Arbina (Glitterbeat, 2016)
  14. Spacemen 3: Big City (remix) – A Bugged Mix by Erol Alkan (Resist, 2005)
  15. Mamadou Barry & Afro Groove Gang: Moussou Kelen – Tankadi (Label Bleu, 2016)
  16. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Anyhow – Let Me Get By (Fantasy, 2016)
  17. The Jam: Down in the Tube Station at Midnight – All Mod Cons (Polydor, 1978)
  18. Angkanang Kunchat: Kid Hod Chu – The Sound of Siam Volume 2 – Molam & Luk Thung from North-East Thailand 1972–1982 (Sound Way, 2014)
  19. The Avett Brothers: Denouncing November Blue – Four Thieves Gone (Ramseur, 2006)
  20. The Dahlmanns: Do You Want Crying – single (Pop Detective, 2016)

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