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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/28/18

  1. Lucy Dacus: Night Shift – Historian (Matador, 2018)
  2. Joe: Tail Lift – single (Hessle Audio, 2017)
  3. Saeid Shanbehzadeh: Kalfat – Pour-Afrigha (Buda, 2016)
  4. Joji Hirota & Hiten Ryu Daiko: Akita Ondo – Japanese Drums (ARC Music, 2010)
  5. T. Rex: Metal Guru – The Slider (T. Rex/EMI, 1972)
  6. Tom Tom Club: L’elephant – Tom Tom Club (Sire, 2017)
  7. Mark Lanegan Band: Beehive – Gargoyle (Heavenly, 2017)
  8. Lhasa de Sela: De Cara a la Pared – Lhasa Live in Reykjavik (Audiogram, 2017)
  9. Diga Rhythm Band: Tal Mala – Diga (Rykodisc, 1990)
  10. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (Shelter, 1976)
  11. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee – Black Coffee (J & R Adventures, 2018)
  12. 47SOUL: Mo Light – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  13. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel – The Message (Sugar Hill, 1982)
  14. William Hooker: Sirius Pt 2 – Wings – Shamballa (Duets w/Thurston Moore & Elliott Sharp) (Knitting Factory Works, 1993)
  15. Mr. Jukes: Leap of Faith (feat. De La Soul & Horace Andy) – God First (Island, 2017)
  16. Pham Doc Than: Morning In the Village – Vietnamese Traditional Dan Bau Music (Oliver Sudden Productions Inc., 2002)
  17. Ricky Byrd: Kicks – Clean Getaway (Recovery Troubador, 2017)
  18. Pete Wingfield: 18 With a Bullet – Eighteen With a Bullet (The Island Recordings) (Cherry Red, 2008)
  19. Michelle Malone: Just Getting Started – Slings & Arrows (SBS, 2018)
  20. Kristi Stassinopoulou: Amorgos Passage – The Secrets of the Rocks (Tinder, 2003)

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

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WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 1/5/18  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the ARTS with Kathy Maher, from Barnum Museum, talks about The Greatest Showman film

Episode: State of the ARTS with Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Barnum Museum, talks about The Greatest Showman film.

Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Barnum Museum, talks about the film The Greatest Showman on State of the ARTS.

Show: State of the Arts

Hosted by: Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson

This show interviews newsmakers and participants from the world of theater and the arts.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — David Chapman Long Wind Farms – What’s Organic? Digging in the Dirt Show #50

Dave Chapman from Long Wind Farms talks with me about the issue of the ongoing certification of hydroponically-grown produce as organic. Can organic be soilless?

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture 34: The Net Neutrality Episode!

“Net Neutrality”– what does this mean and why should you care?

This month I am in conversation with Thomas Kadri, a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale University whose his research spans the intersection of media, technology, and the First Amendment.

The FCC has repealed consumer protections that prohibit internet service providers – or ISP’s- from discriminating against or favoring websites by blocking or throttling internet traffic. These ISP’s will also be allowed to charge fees to websites and online services for faster and more reliable network access. We will discuss the ramifications of this, in particular for artists, non-profits and other small-scale producers of online content.

To sweeten this rather sobering topic for our final show for 2017, I am including some short musical clips from my picks for the top 10 albums and songs for the year. Please join us for this live interview in a bustling downtown cafe surrounded by people sipping lattes, talking and playing with their phones, laptops and other devices.We close out this year by looking ahead to the challenges of 2018 for WPKN, creative artists and all who use the internet.
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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio – Festive Home

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017 NOON on WPKN 89.5 FM and streaming at wpkn.org
Host: Duo Dickinson

Our homes address “The Holidays”: whether cultural, familial or personal. History has evolved holiday use from the “Groaning Board” to the Open House. Passing trays of Hors D’oeuvres, roasting meat or mulling cider on the family hearth, watching the giant flat screen (binge watching or Yule Log Watching) – where we live has evolved in how we celebrate.

Joining me in studio is the historian and father Richard Mammana who founded Project Canterbury, which is a free online archive of out of print Anglican books, and is a full-on observer of contemporary life in a historic context. He serves the headquarters of the Episcopal Church as its Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious relations, and is Papa to six year old and a soon to be four year old daughters. He is a distant cousin of Clement Clarke Moore, author of ’Twas the Night before Christmas.

Then we talk to William Hosley the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, is a cultural resource development and marketing consultant, new media expert, historian, museologist and preservationist who’s body of work has always been primary about place – especially the Connecticut River Valley and Vermont where he spent a career that began at the VT Division for Historic Preservation in 1977. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks where he cared for a chain of historic attractions throughout Connecticut.

Last we talk to photographer Caryn B. Davis who has just published “A Connecticut Christmas” with Globe Pequot written by Eric Lehman. She began her career in the visual arts 30 years ago as a camera-person, editor, and producer of documentaries. She has been a professional photographer since 2000, specializing in architectural photography. Her work has taken her to over 50 countries, and still counting! She often combines her images with words to create compelling articles that have been featured in more than 60 magazines.

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — “The Lighthouse” — Discussion with Kathleen Green and Ted Salmon

Valerie Richardson spoke with Kathleen Green, Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Society, and artist Ted Salmon about “The Lighthouse,” a humanist celebration of light that was unveiled in December 2017 and will be shining brightly on the New Haven Green during the summer holiday seasons.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show#47 Ray Archuleta The Soil Health Academy

Kevin’s guest this episode is Ray Archuleta, a retired Soil Health Specialist and Conservation Agronomist with the USDA. He has recently co-founded “The Soil Academy” to teach Biomimicry strategies and Agroecology principles for improving soil function on a national scale.


2018 | 2017 | 2016


📻 All Time Top 10 WPKN Podcasts as of 9/1/17 📻  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List updated quarterly by: david appel, Ketura Barron, and Steve Di Costanzo)


WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers ‘Unzipped’ with Corey Tippin[817 plays]

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16[803 plays]

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee[787 plays]

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun[699 plays]

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace[576 plays]

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17[554 plays]

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17[435 plays]

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — HOME PAGE RADIO- GROWING- At Home[281 plays]

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food[279 plays]

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie[264 plays]

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


📻 All Time Top 5 Downloaded WPKN Podcasts as of 12/16/17 📻  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List updated semi-annually by: david appel)


WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens: the “Slow Fashion” movement[52 downloads]

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food[21 downloads]

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Spotlight on Arts & Culture | March 2017[12 downloads]

Tune in at Noon, Mon. March 13th for the FCBuzz.org Spotlight on Arts and Culture LIVE radio show on WPKN Radio 89.5-FM where I get to have a lively, informative conversation with Rose Marie Fox, of Silvermine Arts Center Michael Barker, of the Westport Country Playhouse, and Stephanie Coakley of the Pequot Library about how Arts & Culture organizations manage challenges and change over the years – and remain connected and relevant to the community.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Carl J Frano- 2nd Annual Birthday Bash[12 downloads]

WPKN GM, Steve di Costanzo, interviews Carl J. Frano, who will be celebrated and spinning discs for the Party & Dance at the Milford Arts Council on Friday, May 13th (2016).

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Radio Something: Peter Liversidge (artist), Richard Klein (curator), Christopher Tignor (musician)[9 downloads]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about the guests and their activities:

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


2018 | 2017 | 2016

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/21/18

  1. Glen Hansard: Roll On Slow – Between Two Shores (Anti-, 2018)
  2. Širom: Everything I Sow Is Fatal (Remix) – single (Glitterbeat, 2017)
  3. Jeremy Pinnell: Different Kind Of Love – Ties Of Blood And Affection (Sofaburn, 2017)
  4. Artemis Quartet: Come un Meccanismo Di Precisione – Ligeti String Quartets Nos 1 & 2 (Warner Classics, 2000)
  5. Nora Jane Struthers: Each Season – Champion (Blue Pig, 2017)
  6. Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra: (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1923-1934 (Columbia, 1994)
  7. Gun Outfit: Strange Insistence – Out of Range (Paradise of Bachelors, 2017)
  8. Wolf Alice: Beautifully Unconventional – Visions Of A Life (Dirty Hit, 2017)
  9. Delaney and Bonnie: Never Ending Song Of Love – Motel Shot (ATCO, 1971)
  10. Jackson Browne: The Dreamer (feat. Los Cenzontles) – single (Inside, 2017)
  11. Annette Peacock: 7 Days – I’m the One (RCA Victor, 1972)
  12. Robert Wyatt: Speechless – Mid-Eighties (Gramavision, 1993)
  13. Marshall Crenshaw: Cynical Girl – Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Bros, 1982)
  14. Shame: Concrete – Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  15. The Edwin Hawkins Singers: Oh Happy Day – single (Buddah, 1969)
  16. Gajek: Trockenmasse – ’17 (Monkeytown, 2017)
  17. David Byrne: Everybody’s Coming To My House – American Utopia (Nonesuch, 2018)
  18. Mimi Goese & Ben Neill: A Lovely Goodbye – Songs for Persephone (Ramseur, 2011)
  19. Tim Hecker: Balkanize You – Mirages (Alien8, 2004)
  20. The Allergies: Since You’ve Been Gone – Push On (Jalapeno, 2017)

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

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/14/18

  1. Tim Berne’s Snakeoil: Hora Feliz – Incidentals (ECM, 2017)
  2. Gordon Minette: Das Morgenholz – The Alternative Schubertiade (Composers Recordings, 1999)
  3. Motörhead: The Hammer (live) – No Sleep ’Til Hammersmith (Bronze, 1981)
  4. Snapped Ankles: Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin – Come Play the Trees (The Leaf Label, 2017)
  5. Fred Raimondo: In Your Summer Dress – Little Flower (Narrow Lane, 2018)
  6. The Ebony Hillbillies: 5 Miles From Town – 5 Miles From Town (EH Music, 2017)
  7. tUnE-YArDs: Heart Attack – I can feel you creep into my private life (4AD, 2018)
  8. Ifriqiyya Electrique: Zuru el Haadi – El Maduulaa – Maaluuma – Rûwâhîne (Glitterbeat, 2017)
  9. Filastine + Nova: Glass Seagulls – Drapetomania (Jarring Effects, 2017)
  10. Calexico: End of the World With You – The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti-, 2018)
  11. Gang of Four: At Home He’s a Tourist – Entertainment (Warner Bros, 1979)
  12. Car Seat Headrest: Nervous Young Inhumans – Twin Fantasy (Matador, 2018)
  13. Led Zeppelin: What Is And What Never Should Be – The Complete BBC Sessions (Rhino/Atlantic, 1997)
  14. Kries: Zelena Lipa – Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks (Riverboat, 2017)
  15. Sandcatchers: The Breathless Empty Morning – What We Found Along The Way (Chant, 2017)
  16. Henry Threadgill: Vivjanrondirkski – Carry the Day (Columbia, 1995)
  17. The Who: A Legal Matter – My Generation (Brunswick, 1966)
  18. Maldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio: Pachuco – El Circo (BMG Int’l U.S. Latin, 1991)
  19. The Misfits: The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati – Covered in Punk (Demented Punk, 2018)
  20. Sudha Raghunathan: Nee Irangayenil – Mohana Kalyani (Amutham Music, 1993)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Caroline Doctorow, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/07/18

  1. Kwame Alexander: Take A Knee – (The Undefeated, 2017)
  2. The James Hunter Six: I Don’t Wanna Be Without You – Whatever It Takes (Daptone, 2018)
  3. Sudan Archives: Come Meh Way – Sudan Archives EP (Stones Throw, 2017)
  4. Dirtmusic: Bi De Sen Söyle – Bu Bir Ruya (Glitterbeat, 2018)
  5. Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet: We Learn to Speak yet Another Language – Landfall (Nonesuch, 2018)
  6. SAICOBAB: Naam Chuulo – Sab Se Purani Bab (Thrill Jockey, 2017)
  7. TootArd: Bayati Blues – Laissez Passer (Glitterbeat, 2017)
  8. Mott The Hoople: Momma’s Little Jewel – All The Young Dudes (Columbia, 1972)
  9. Femi Kuti: One People One World – One People One World (Knitting Factory, 2018)
  10. The Lost Bayou Ramblers: Sabine Turnaround – Kalenda (Rice Pump, 2017)
  11. Wendy Carlos: Midnight Sun – Sonic Seasonings/Land of the Midnight Sun (East Side Digital, 1998)
  12. The Fame-Beats: Watford Stomp – single (Wick, 2018)
  13. Nick Lowe: The Beast In Me – The Impossible Bird (Upstart, 1994)
  14. James Brown: Since You’ve Been Gone – Motherlode (Polydor, 1988)
  15. Calexico: Voices in the Field – The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti-, 2018)
  16. Ronnie Davis: Tradition Song – single (Hot Stuff, 1975)
  17. Bruce Cockburn: States I’m In – Bone on Bone (True North, 2017)
  18. Artemiy Artemiev: Finale – The Warning (Electroshock, 1993)
  19. Family: Broken Nose – Bandstand (Reprise, 1972)
  20. Chad & Jeremy: Sunstroke – The Ark (Columbia, 1968)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favourite Picks of the Year, 2017

Bob Anderson: “A Little Bit Of Everything

Albums

  • Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band: Body and Shadow (Blue Note)
  • Eminem: Revival (Shady/Aftermath)
  • JD McPherson: Undivided Heart and Soul (New West)
  • Los Straitjackets: What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets (Yep Roc)
  • Ornette Coleman: Celebrate Ornette (Song X)
  • Robert Plant: Carry Fire (Nonesuch)
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc)
  • Stanton Moore: With You in Mind (Cool Green)
  • Trombone Shorty: Parking Lot Symphony (Blue Note)
  • The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)

Jason Bischoff-Wurstle “The Relay

Albums

  1. Various Artists: Mono No Aware (PAN)
  2. Headroom: Head In The Clouds (Trouble In Mind)
  3. Neil Young: Hitchhiker (Reprise)
  4. The Replacements: For Sale – Live at Maxwell’s 1986 (Sire/Rhino)
  5. Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities (Sub Pop)

Eric Cocks: “Connections

Albums

  • Cindy Lee Berryhill: The Adventurist (Omnivore)
  • Phoebe Bridgers: Stranger In The Alps (Dead Oceans)
  • Emily Duff: Maybe In The Morning (Mod Prom)
  • Bob Dylan: Triplicate (Columbia)
  • Gracie and Rachel: Gracie and Rachel (Gracie and Rachel)
  • Aimee Mann: Mental Illness (SuperEgo)
  • Juana Molina: Halo (Crammed Discs)
  • Jenny O.: Peace & Information (Holy Trinity)
  • Pugwash: Silverlake (Lojinx)
  • The War On Drugs: A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)

Songs

  • Wolf Alice: Don’t Delete The Kisses – Visions Of A Life (Dirty Hit)
  • Dan Auerbach: Waiting On A Song – Waiting On A Song (Easy Eye Sound)
  • Cait Brennan: Catiebots Don’t Cry – Third (Omnivore)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg: Deadly Valentine – Rest (Because Music)
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Time Coast – Robyn Hitchcock (Yep Roc)
  • Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer: Not Dark Yet – Not Dark Yet (Silver Cross)
  • Laura Marling: Nothing, Not Nearly – Semper Femina (More Alarming)
  • Jenny O.: If You’re Lonely – Peace & Information (Holy Trinity)
  • Chris Price: Stop Talking – Stop Talking (Omnivore)
  • Kelley Ryan: Save Me – Telescope (Manatee)

Del “in Transition

Albums

  1. Son Volt: Notes of Blue (Transmit Sound)
  2. Queens of the Stone Age: Villains (Matador)
  3. Robert Plant: Carry Fire (Nonesuch)
  4. Little Steven: Soulfire (Wicked Cool)
  5. The Secret Sisters: You Don’t Own Me Anymore (New West)
  6. Robert Randolph & the Family Band: Got Soul (Dare/Masterworks)
  7. Emily Duff Band: Maybe in the Morning (Mod Prom)
  8. Otis: Eyes of the Sun (Purple Pyramid)
  9. Jesse Terry: Stargazer (Jackson Beach)
  10. Balkun Brothers: Devil on TV (DixieFrog)

Steve di Costanzo: “Radio Base Camp

Albums

  • Les Amazones d’Afrique: Republique Amazone (Real World)
  • Fever Ray: Plunge (Rabid)
  • Camilla George Quartet: Isang (Ubuntu)
  • Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator (ATO)
  • Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. (Top Dawg)
  • LCD Soundsystem: American Dream (DFA)
  • Sampha: Process (Young Turks)
  • Various Artists: Let’s Go Down and Blow Our Minds: The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1967 (Grapefruit)
  • Various Artists: Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel 1951-1965 (Craft)
  • Jane Weaver: Modern Kosmology (Fire)

Kevin Gallagher

Albums

  1. Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
  2. Thievery Corporation: The Temple of I & I (ESL Music)
  3. Frank Turner: Songbook (Xtra Mile)
  4. Eric Bibb: Migration Blues (DixieFrog)
  5. Trevor Sewell: Calling Nashville – An American Adventure (Trevor Sewell)
  6. Miles Mosley: Uprising (Verve)
  7. Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis… Yes, I’m Ready (Okeh)
  8. Louis Armstrong: The Decca Singles 1935-1946 (Verve Reissues)
  9. North Mississippi Allstars: Prayer for Peace (Songs of the South/Legacy)
  10. Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives: Way out West (Superlatone)

Rich Kaminsky: “Off-Beat

Albums

  1. Alex Lahey: I Love You Like a Brother (Dead Oceans)
  2. Bash & Pop: Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum)
  3. Motel Pines: A Sad History (Motel Pines)
  4. Tommy and the Rockets: Beer and Fun and Rock ’n’ Roll (Rocket Launch, Dk)
  5. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Live at Red Rocks (Stax)
  6. The New English Beat feat. Ranking Roger: Bounce (DMF)
  7. Vandoliers: The Native (State Fair)
  8. Biznaga: Sentido del Espectáculo (Slovenly)
  9. Hüsker Dü: Savage Young Dü (Numero)
  10. Charly Bliss: Guppy (Barsuk)

Songs

  1. Alex Lahey: I Love You Like a Brother – I Love You Like a Brother (Dead Oceans)
  2. Sheer Mag: Expect the Bayonet – Need to Feel Your Love (Wilsuns)
  3. Dude York: Tonight – Sincerely (Hardly Art)
  4. Lisa Prank: Baby, Let Me Write Yr Lines – Adult Teen (Father/Daughter)
  5. Wolf Parade: You’re Dreaming – Cry Cry Cry (Sub Pop)
  6. Shinyribs: I Don’t Give a Shit – I Got Your Medicine (Mustard Lid)
  7. The Armstrongs (Tim & Billy Joe): If There was Ever a Time – single (Hellcat)
  8. Tommy and the Rockets: What Am I S’pose Ta Do – Beer and Fun and Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rocket Launch, Dk)
  9. Nick Normal: Love Gum – PDX Pop Now 2017 (none)
  10. Chicano Batman: This Land is Your Land – single (CD Baby)

Binnie Klein: “A Miniature World

Albums

  • Alvvays: Antisocialites (Polyvinyl)
  • Björk: Utopia (One Little Indian)
  • Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up (Nonesuch)
  • Half-Waif: form/a (Cascine)
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Kid (Western Vinyl)
  • Moby & the Void Pacific Choir: More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse (Little Idiot/Mute)
  • The National: Sleep Well Beast (4AD)
  • Perfume Genius: No Shape (Matador)
  • Sylvan Esso: What Now (Loma Vista)
  • The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)

Songs

  • Half Waif: Frost Burn – form/a (Cascine)
  • Highasakite: Golden Ticket – Camp Echo (Propeller)
  • Plaid: Do Matter – The Digging Remedy (Warp)

Martha Willette Lewis: “Live Culture

Albums

  1. LCD Soundsystem: American Dream (DFA/Columbia)
  2. Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination (1965)
  3. Various Artists: T2 Trainspotting (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Interscope)
  4. Hans Zimmer, Benjamin Wallfisch: Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Epic)
  5. Wolf Alice: Visions of a Life (Dirty Hit/RCA)
  6. Mavis Staples: If All I Was Was Black (Anti-)
  7. Blondie: Pollinator (BMG)
  8. Beck: Colors (Fonograf/Capitol)
  9. Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet (Verve)
  10. Queens of the Stone Age: Villains (Matador)

Songs

  1. LCD Soundsystem: Oh Baby – American Dream (DFA/Columbia)
  2. Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad – Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union)
  3. Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination – Holiday Destination (1965)
  4. Wolf Alice: Sky Musings – Visions of a Life (Dirty Hit/RCA)
  5. Nadine Shah: Place Like This – Holiday Destination (1965)
  6. Curtis Harding: Need Your Love – Face Your Fear (Anti-)
  7. Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do – Villians (Matador)
  8. High Contrast: Shotgun Mouthwash – T2 Trainspotting (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Interscope)
  9. Blondie: Long Time – Pollinator (BMG)
  10. Foo Fighters: La Dee Da – Concrete and Gold (Roswell/RCA)

Michelle Morgan

Albums

  1. Allison Crutchfield: Tourist In This Town (Merge)
  2. Hurray for the Riff Raff: The Navigator (ATO)
  3. Mount Kimble: Love What Survives (Warp)
  4. Liars: TFCF (Mute)
  5. Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock)
  6. LCD Soundsystem: American Dream (DFA/Columbia)
  7. Jesca Hoop: Memories Are Now (Sub Pop)
  8. Aldous Harding: Party (4AD)
  9. The Wild Reeds: The World We Built (Dualtone)
  10. Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me (P.W. Elverum & Sun)

Mark Mushin: “Monday Morning Music

Albums

  1. Jay Jesse Johnson Band: Down the Hard Road (Git Real)
  2. Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers: The EastWest Sessions (Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers)
  3. Jeff Fetterman: 9 Miles to Nowhere (Green Tea)
  4. Casey Hensley: Live (feat. Laura Chavez) (VizzTone)
  5. Alastair Greene: Dream Train (Rip Cat)
  6. Vanessa Collier: Meeting My Shadow (Ruf)
  7. Coco Montoya: Hard Truth (Alligator)
  8. Hurricane Ruth: Ain’t Ready For The Grave (Hurricane Ruth)
  9. Jeff McCarty: Step Out (Whiskey Bayou)
  10. Heather Newman: Burn Me Alive (VizzTone)

Songs

  1. Antry: Borrowed Angels – Devil Don’t Care (Tres Lobas)
  2. Jay Jesse Johnson: Tears Of The Angels – Down The Hard Road (Git Real)
  3. Jeff McCarty: Angel Fly – Step Out (Whiskey Bayou)
  4. Aaron Keylock: Just One Question – Cut Against The Grain (Provogue)
  5. Carolyn Wonderland: She Wants To Know – Moon Goes Missing (Home)
  6. Sean Webster: Start Again – Leave Your Heart At The Door (KNM)
  7. Davide Pannozzo: Six Wires – Unconditional Love (Unconditional Love Global Publishing)
  8. Sean Chambers: Trouble And Whiskey – Trouble And Whiskey (American Showplace)
  9. Percy Fairweather & The Storm: When You Love Somebody – Reign Of Blues (Southstar)
  10. Kelly Z: You Are My Sunshine – Rescue (Kelly’s Lot)

Martha Nachman: “The Music Never Stopped

Albums

  1. Dan Auerbach: Waiting On A Song (Easy Eye Sound)
  2. JD McPherson: Undivided Heart and Soul (New West)
  3. Langhorne Slim: Lost At Last, Vol. 1 (Dualtone)
  4. Cage The Elephant: Unpeeled (RCA)
  5. Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
  6. Hurray For The Riff Raff: The Navigator (ATO)
  7. Jack Johnson: All The Light Above It Too (Brushfire)
  8. Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock)
  9. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (Fantasy)
  10. Margo Price: All American Made (Third Man)

Songs

  1. Portugal The Man: Feel It Still – Woodstock (Atlantic)
  2. JD McPherson: Bloodhound Rock – Undivided Heart and Soul (New West)
  3. Langhorne Slim: House of My Soul (You Light the Rooms) – Lost At Last, Vol. 1 (Dualtone)
  4. Dan Auerbach: Never In My Wildest Dreams – Waiting On A Song (Easy Eye Sound)
  5. Nicole Atkins: A Little Crazy – Goodnight Rhonda Lee (Single Lock)
  6. Yonder Mountain String Band: Dancing In The Moonlight – Love. Ain’t Love (Frog Pad)
  7. Hurray For The Riff Raff: Finale – The Navigator (ATO)
  8. Kevin Morby: City Music – City Music (Dead Oceans)
  9. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Mad – So It Is (Legacy)
  10. Rhiannon Giddens: Hey Be’be’ – Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)

★ Honorary Programmer ★ President Barack Obama ★

Songs

  • J Balvin & Willy William: Mi Gente – single (Scorpio)
  • Camila Cabello: Havana (feat. Young Thug) – single (Syco/Epic)
  • Daniel Caesar: Blessed – Freudian (Golden Child)
  • Brandi Carlile: The Joke – By The Way, I Forgive You (New Elektra)
  • Chance the Rapper: First World Problems (feat. Daniel Caesar): (the Late Show w/Stephen Colbert)
  • Andra Day: Rise Up – Cheers to the Fall (Buskin)
  • DJ Khaled: Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller) – Grateful (We The Best/Epic)
  • Jay-Z: Family Feud (feat. Beyoncé) – 4:44 (Roc Nation)
  • Kendrick Lamar: Humble – Damn (Aftermath/Interscope)
  • Les Amazones d’Afrique: La Dame et Ses Valises – République Amazone (Real World)
  • French Montana: Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee) – Jungle Rules (Bad Boy)
  • The National: The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness – Sleep Well Beast (4AD)
  • Frank Ocean: Chanel – single (Blonded)
  • Portugal. The Man: Feel It Still – Woodstock (Atlantic)
  • Travis Scott: Butterfly Effect – DMC Cool Grooves 29 (DMC)
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: Matter of Time – Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
  • Mavis Staples: Little Bit – If All I Was Was Black (Anti-)
  • Chris Stapleton: Millionaire – From a Room Vol. 2 (Mercury)
  • Harry Styles: Sign of the Times – Harry Styles (Columbia)
  • SZA: Broken Clocks – Ctrl (Top Dawg)
  • U2: Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) – Songs of Experience (Island)
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (Blues version on Broadway)

Rick Petrone: “The Jazz Sound

Songs, Instrumentals

  1. Charles Lloyd: Sombrero Sam – I Long To See You (Blue Note)
  2. Hudson (feat. Jack deJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield): Tony Then Jack – Hudson (Motéma)
  3. Kurt Elling: Los Angeles (Moose The Mooche) – The Passion of Parker (Impulse)
  4. Christian McBride: Full House – Bringin’ It (Mack Avenue)
  5. Eliane Elias: Copacabana – Dance of Time (Concord Jazz)
  6. Christian Sands: Armando’s Song – Reach (Mack Avenue)
  7. Cyrus Chestnut: Rhythm-A-Ning – There’s a Sweet, Sweet Spirit(High Note)
  8. Nicki Parrott: Peel Me A Grape – Dear Blossom (Arbors)
  9. Terence Blanchard: Jackie In the Rain – The Comedian (Blue Note)
  10. Harold Mabern: The Gigolo – To Love And Be Loved (Smoke Sessions)

Rod Richardson: “Radio Nothing

Albums

  1. Kries: Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks (Riverboat)
  2. Filastine & Nova: Drapetomania (Jarring Effects)
  3. The Bombay Royale: Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
  4. Omar Souleyman: To Syria With Love (Mad Decent)
  5. Amir ElSaffar Rivers Of Sound: Not Two (New Amsterdam)
  6. Tiokasin Ghosthorse: From The Continuum (Ghosthorse)
  7. Miriodor: Signal 9 (Cuneiform)
  8. Moebius Story Leidecker: Familiar (Bureau B)
  9. Ifriqiyya Electrique: Rûwâhîne (Glitterbeat)
  10. Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion (Because)

Songs

  1. Kries: Buj Buja – Selo Na Okuke / Village Tracks (Riverboat)
  2. Sparks: Hippopotamus – Hippopotamus (BMG)
  3. Hamell On Trial: Safe – Tackle Box (New West)
  4. The Bombay Royale: Gunslinger’s Lullaby – Run Kitty Run (Hope Street)
  5. South City Second Brother: Good Girl – Lost In China (Riverboat)
  6. Filastine & Nova: Perbatasan – Drapetomania (Jarring Effects)
  7. Tiokasin Ghosthorse: Iceman Meltith – From The Continuum (Ghosthorse)
  8. Omar Souleyman: Ya Bnayya – To Syria With Love (Mad Decent)
  9. Re-TROS: Red Rum Aviv – Before The Applause (Modern Sky Entertainment)
  10. Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas: Nervous – Sofarnopolis (Crammed)

Valerie Richardson: “Radio Something

Albums

  • Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar (Virgin)
  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino: Canzoniere (Ponderosa Music)
  • Hamell On Trial: Tackle Box (New West)
  • Juana Molina: Halo (Crammed Discs)
  • Lys Guillorn & Her Band: I’m a Boy E.P. (Little Cowgirl)
  • Meklit: When the People Move, the Music Moves Too (Six Degrees)
  • Oumou Sangaré: Mogoya (No Format)
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Soul of a Woman (Daptone)
  • Slow Joe & the Ginger Accident: Let Me Be Gone (Musique Sauvage)
  • Valerie June: The Order of Time (Concord)

Songs

  • Asaf Avidan: The Study on Falling – The Study on Falling (Telmavar)
  • Becca Stevens: The Muse (feat. David Crosby) – Regina (GroundUP Music)
  • Chris Elliott: Star Trek, Star Wars, And The Holy Bible – Chris Elliot (Chris Elliot)
  • Hamell On Trial: Dance Til the Sobbing Stops – Tackle Box (New West)
  • Jesca Hoop: The Lost Sky – Memories Are Now (Sub Pop)
  • Les Amazones d’Afrique: I Play the Kora – République Amazone (Real World)
  • Mavis Staples: We Go High – If All I Was Was Black (Anti-)
  • Mikata: Trouble! – single (Self)
  • OTTiLiE [B]: Lé la (feat. Christine Salem) – :passage: (Internexterne)
  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: Rumors – Soul of a Woman (Daptone)

KC Ryan

Albums

  • Joy Askew: Queen Victoria (Joy Askew)
  • Dave Bennett: Blood Moon (Mack Avenue)
  • Beth Hart: Fire On The Floor (Provogue)
  • Chris Hillman: Bidin’ My Time (New Rounder)
  • The Nields with Ben Demerath: Joy To The World (The Nields with Ben Demerath)
  • Ranky Tanky: Ranky Tanky (Resilience Music)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Medicine Songs (True North)
  • Ben Sidran: Picture Him Happy (Nardis Music)
  • Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water (World Village)
  • Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World (Highway 20)

Songs

  • Bedouine: Heart Take Flight – Bedouine (Spacebomb)
  • Chris Hillman: Wildflowers – Bidin’ My Time (Rounder)
  • Michael Nesmith: Joanne – Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical Riffs – The Music (Rhino)
  • The Nields: Tyrants Always Fall – single (The Nields)
  • The Nields w/Ben Demerath: Jesus Was a Refugee – Joy To The World (The Nields and Ben Demerath)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Power In The Blood – Medicine Songs (True North)
  • Ben Sidran: I Might Be Wrong – Picture Him Happy (Nardis Music)
  • Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Tama-Tama – Transparent Water (Otá Records)
  • Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World – This Sweet Old World (Highway 20)
  • Neil Young & Promise of the Real: Already Great – The Visitor (Reprise)

Justin Shay: “JMS Jams

Cassette Albums

  • Ana & Ina: On Dockweiler Beach (Constellation Tatsu)
  • Alex Crispin: Idle Worship (Sounds Of The Dawn)
  • Curved Light: Reversion (Atlantic Rhythms)
  • Forest Walker: UV Sea (Constellation Tatsu)
  • Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: On The Echoing Green (Mexican Summer)
  • Gregg Kowalsky: L’Orange, L’Orange (Mexican Summer)
  • Jon Porras: Tokonoma (Geographic North)
  • Sunmoonstar: The Great Barrier Reef (Sounds Of The Dawn)
  • Utica: Utica (Life Like)
  • Wave Temples: Isle Enchanted (Not Not Fun)

Rob Silber: “Rock Therapy

Albums

  1. Little Steven: Soulfire (Wicked Cool)
  2. Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever (Ruf)
  3. Willie Nile: Positively Bob – Songs Of Bob Dylan (River House)
  4. Southern Avenue: Southern Avenue (Concord)
  5. R.A.D.A.R.: Back To Broke (Radar)
  6. Garland Jeffries: 14 Steps To Harlem (Luna Park)
  7. Alice Cooper: Paranormal (Ear Music)
  8. Hamell On Trial: Tacklebox (New West)
  9. Cheap Trick: We’re All Alright! (Big Machine)
  10. Chuck Berry: Chuck (Dualtone)

Songs

  1. Todd Rundgren: Tin Foil Hat (feat. Donald Fagen) – White Knight (Cleopatra)
  2. Little Steven: Soulfire – Soulfire (Wicked Cool)
  3. Ray Davies: Poetry – Americana (Legacy)
  4. Soraia: Why – Dead Reckoning (Wicked Cool)
  5. Steve Conte: Gimme, Gimme Rockaway – single (Wicked Cool)
  6. Alice Cooper: Genuine American Girl – Paranormal (Ear Music)
  7. Willie Nile: Blowin’ In The Wind – Positively Bob: Songs Of Bob Dylan (River House)
  8. Samantha Fish: Chills & Fever – Chills & Fever (Ruf)
  9. Chuck Berry: Lady B. Goode – Chuck (Dualtone)
  10. Jesse Malin: Meet Me at the End of the World – Meet Me at the End of the World E.P. (Velvet Elk)

Bruce Swan: “Music My Mother Would Not Like

Albums

  1. Dangermuffin: Heritage (Dangermuffin Music)
  2. Jesse Terry: Stargazer (Jackson Beach)
  3. Davy Knowles: 1932 E.P.
  4. Charlie Parr: Dog (Red House)
  5. Joe Jenks: Poets, Philosophers, Workers and Wanderers (Joe Jenks)
  6. Paula Boggs Band: Elixir, The Soul Grass Sessions (Boggs Media)
  7. The Meadow Brothers: Truth (Side Porch)
  8. Mama’s Broke: Count The Wicked (Mamas Broke)
  9. Chuck McDermott: Gin and Rosewater (Chuck McDermott)
  10. Magpie: When We Stand Together (Long Tail)

howard thompson: “PURE

Albums

  • Alan Vega: It (Fader)
  • Andy Fairweather Low & the Low Riders: Listen Here (Low Rider)
  • Dan Baird & Homemade Sin: Rollercoaster (JCPL)
  • Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men: Prick of the Litter (Hot Shot)
  • Flor de Toloache: Las Caras Lindas (Chulo)
  • The Hempolics: Kiss, Cuddle & Torture Volume 1 (Shark Free)
  • Juana Molina: Halo (Crammed Discs)
  • Lost Bayou Ramblers: Kalenda (Rice Pump)
  • Martin Rev: Demolition 9 (Atlas Realisations)
  • Takotsubo Men: 3rd Of 4 (A Tak A Tak A Tak)

Songs

  1. Gene Casey: Tony Joe White – Guitar In The Rain (Gene Casey)
  2. JD McPherson: Crying’s Just A Thing You Do – Undivided Heart And Soul (New West)
  3. The Red Propellers: Sandi Says – No Reprieve (longblackcoat)
  4. Garbage: No Horses – single (Stun Volume)
  5. Bobby Bare: I Drink – Things Change (BFD)
  6. Motörhead: Heroes – Under Cöver (Motörhead)
  7. LCD Soundsystem: Call The Police – American Dream (DFA)
  8. Gwyneth Glyn: Cwlwm – Tro (bendigedig)
  9. Flamin’ Groovies: Lonely Hearts – Fantastic Plastic (Severn)
  10. The Reverse Cowgirls: Lost Tribes – Ride Into The Sun E.P. (The Reverse Cowgirls)

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WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/29/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the ARTS with Kathy Maher, from Barnum Museum, talks about The Greatest Showman film

Episode: State of the ARTS with Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Barnum Museum, talks about The Greatest Showman film.

Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Barnum Museum, talks about the film The Greatest Showman on State of the ARTS.

Show: State of the Arts

Hosted by: Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson

This show interviews newsmakers and participants from the world of theater and the arts.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Org Farm Stand – Dec. 17, 2017

Craig Floyd, manater of Coogan Farm and Nature Center in Mystic, CT, talks about the Giving Garden project and soil health as a key to human health.
Panel: Bill Duesing, Guy Beardsley, Richard Hill, and Chris Ferrio

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Prof. Timothy Snyder — On Tyranny one year later

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of the highly acclaimed resistance manual On Tyranny, discusses his book and offers a fresh assessment of the state of our beleaguered republic.
Prof. Snyder is introduced by Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, a Connecticut-based organization that sponsored this event at the United Church Parish House in New Haven on Nov. 28, 2017.
A brief interview with Prof. Snyder conducted by Richard Hill follows his talk.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt Show #49 Bryan O’Hara Farmer – Tobacco Road Farm “The Farmers Farmer”

Bryan O’Hara has been growing vegetables for a livelihood for more that 25 years at Tobacco Road Farm in Lebanon, CT. He speaks throughout the Northeast on vegetable production techniques and is known for providing “mountains of details in a concise, practical, and cohesive manner.” While interviewing people for DITD, numerous times I’ve been told to get Bryan on the show. More than just a farmer, here he is with a mountain of wisdom.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show #45 Jeff Goodell Author of The Water will Come – Rising Seas

If your in your 20’s or 30’s and you’re already thinking about owning a home in a coastal community, you need to listen to my interview with Jeff Goodell, because by the time your ready to retire living near the water could be radically different than today. Jeff’s new book, The “Water will Come, Rising Seas, Sinking cities, and the remaking of the Civilized World“, has been described as “A frightening, scientifically grounded, and starkly relevant look at how climate change will affect Coastal cities.” The book is full of tales of people dealing with sea rise right now in 2017.


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/22/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Make ‘Em Believe on Mic Check – December 17, 2017

Date: December 17, 2017

Host: Mike Merli
Topic: Make em Believe
Guests: Darlene Asmarah Fernandez, Heidi Oullette, Demetrius, Lionel, and Jordan from Make ’em Believe

Description: Mike Merli talks with Darlene Asmarah Fernandez, Heidi Oullette, Demetrius, Lionel, and Jordan from Waterbury-based community organization, Make ‘Em Believe.

For more information on Make ’em Believe- Make ’em Believe on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/MakeemBelieve2017

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show #45 Jeff Goodell Author of The Water will Come – Rising Seas

If your in your 20’s or 30’s and you’re already thinking about owning a home in a coastal community, you need to listen to my interview with Jeff Goodell, because by the time your ready to retire living near the water could be radically different than today. Jeff’s new book, The “Water will Come, Rising Seas, Sinking cities, and the remaking of the Civilized World“, has been described as “A frightening, scientifically grounded, and starkly relevant look at how climate change will affect Coastal cities.” The book is full of tales of people dealing with sea rise right now in 2017.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Prof. Timothy Snyder — On Tyranny one year later

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of the highly acclaimed resistance manual On Tyranny, discusses his book and offers a fresh assessment of the state of our beleaguered republic.
Prof. Snyder is introduced by Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, a Connecticut-based organization that sponsored this event at the United Church Parish House in New Haven on Nov. 28, 2017.
A brief interview with Prof. Snyder conducted by Richard Hill follows his talk.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show #43 Dan Kittredge Exec Director BFA “The Gizmo”

Would you be interested in a hand-held device that you could point at a tomato and read out the nutritional quality of that particular tomato? The Bionutrient Food Association is calling it a Bionutrient Meter, and it’s quickly becoming a reality. I sat down with Dan Kittredge to discuss the “Gizmo” and other issues that the BFA is organizing around.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines Week 12/20/17

Visit our website at BTLonline.org for more information, transcripts, related links, in-depth interviews, e-newsletter and podcast subscriptions and more!


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/15/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Prof. Timothy Snyder — On Tyranny one year later

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of the highly acclaimed resistance manual On Tyranny, discusses his book and offers a fresh assessment of the state of our beleaguered republic.
Prof. Snyder is introduced by Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, a Connecticut-based organization that sponsored this event at the United Church Parish House in New Haven on Nov. 28, 2017.
A brief interview with Prof. Snyder conducted by Richard Hill follows his talk.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – #42 Mark Bomford -The Yale Sustainable Food Program

My guest is Mark Bomford, Director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project.
The Yale Sustainable Food Project manages an organic farm on campus and runs diverse programs that support exploration and academic inquiry related to food and agriculture.
How food is grown and raised, processed, transported, prepared, and disposed of has environmental, social, and financial implications. Yale Dining is committed to offering delicious, healthy food that is carefully sourced and prepared. To be qualified as “sustainable,” food served in the Yale Dining Halls must meet at least one of four criteria: local, eco-sensitive, humane, fair.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show #44 Greg Austic of Our-Sci.net Co-Developer of the Bionutrient Meter

My guest on this segment of DITD is Greg Austic of Our-Sci.net, who Co-leads the Bionutrient Food Association’s development of the platform and sensors for the Bionutrient Meter. It’s his job to get the project from vision to working unit. We get into some of the thought process that goes into bring this “Gizmo” into the shape of a low-cost, practical, handheld device that works.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show #43 Dan Kittredge Exec Director BFA “The Gizmo”

Would you be interested in a hand-held device that you could point at a tomato and read out the nutritional quality of that particular tomato? The Bionutrient Food Association is calling it a Bionutrient Meter, and it’s quickly becoming a reality. I sat down with Dan Kittredge to discuss the “Gizmo” and other issues that the BFA is organizing around.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check – Dec. 10, 2017: Working Families Party Strategy for 2018

Lindsay Farrell, executive director of the Working Families Party of CT, talks about the issues and strategies in play for the 2018 state elections.
Interviewed by Richard Hill


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/8/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Prof. Timothy Snyder — On Tyranny one year later

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of the highly acclaimed resistance manual On Tyranny, discusses his book and offers a fresh assessment of the state of our beleaguered republic.
Prof. Snyder is introduced by Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, a Connecticut-based organization that sponsored this event at the United Church Parish House in New Haven on Nov. 28.
A brief interview with Prof. Snyder conducted by Richard Hill follows his talk.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Annette Szczesiul with Owen and Micheal O’ Suilleabhain and their mother Noirin Ni Riain

Musicians Owen and Micheal O’ Suilleabhain and their mother Noirin Ni Riain, PhD, theologian and recording artist delightfully discuss their work; performing ancient sacred chant and the benefits of living Celtic spirituality. They will be doing a retreat weekend at the Kripalu Center December 8-10 on this topic . Owen and Micheal have performed with the likes of The Chieftains ,Russell Crowe and Sinead O’Connor. Noirin’s many accomplishments include performing for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

kripalu.org/presenters-programs/presenters/owen-and-m-che-l-moley-s-illeabh

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Rex Fowler on WPKN- Beatles Day 12/5/17

Host: Steve di Costanzo
Rex Fowler from Aztec Two-Step and The Nutopians comes into the studio of WPKN to play some John Lennon music and sing a few songs as well as part of our ZAPPA vs. Beatles on-air fund drive for community radio WPKN.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Cindy Wilson on WPKN’S Chris Frantz ‘The Talking Head’ Radio Show on WPKN

Nov 24, 2017 interview of Cindy Wilson of The B52’s by Chris Frantz. Cindy has a new album called Change, due out on December 1st. It’s a wide ranging conversation between long time friends.

Cindy will be playing at Fairfield Theatre Company on December 5th.

The entire Nov 24th episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head can be heard in archives until 12/8/17:

archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/205025


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 12/1/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Cosmic Perspective Radio” # 51 Interview with Astronaut Dr Jerry Ross

Interview with Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee & Veteran of Seven Space Shuttle Mission, Dr Jerry Ross / “This Week at NASA” / Amazing Discoveries of The Hubble Space Telescope

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Cindy Wilson on WPKN’S Chris Frantz ‘The Talking Head’ Radio Show on WPKN

Nov 24, 2017 interview of Cindy Wilson of The B52’s by Chris Frantz. Cindy has a new album called Change, due out on December 1st. It’s a wide ranging conversation between long time friends.

Cindy will be playing at Fairfield Theatre Company on December 5th.

The entire Nov 24th episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head can be heard in archives until 12/8/17:

archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/205025

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Band Together Radio on WPKN | November 2017

Hosts Jerry Vigorito and Andy Kadison talk with guests: Shira Adler, author of new book The ABC’s of CBD. There’s a the usual zany banter as well as some great chat ranging from artists we’ve recently lost to Hall of Fame nominations.

They also recap some of the charity work that the music group band Together have been doing for area nonprofits.

With a two-way tie for…

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Prof. Timothy Snyder — On Tyranny one year later

Professor Timothy Snyder, author of the highly acclaimed resistance manual On Tyranny, discusses his book and offers a fresh assessment of the state of our beleaguered republic.
Prof. Snyder is introduced by Stanley Heller, administrator of Promoting Enduring Peace, a Connecticut-based organization that sponsored this event at the United Church Parish House in New Haven on Nov. 28.
A brief interview with Prof. Snyder conducted by Richard Hill follows his talk.


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/24/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Redneck Revolt — anti-racist and anti-capitalist working class movement

Two leaders from Redneck Revolt, an anti-racist, anti-capitalist movement, talk about their work organizing with white working class people in Suffolk County.
Interview by Richard Hill

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Director Ben Howe Interview #3 w/ Kevin Gallagher – Trump a year later

What do we have in common? Ben is a conservative pundit and contributor to the RedStates blog and a regular guest on MSNBC. He directed a documentary released just before Donald Trump became President of the United State, It was called the Sociopath. This is our 3rd conversation between A Progressive and a Conservative in my attempt to find some common ground and break out of my echo chamber. We may be 2 people who disagree on many issues, but share many views and concerns about the current President of the United States and his actions.

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

Kathy does her annual Thanksgiving show discussing qualities of the holiday with the qualities of the evolutionary process of life.
Personal relationships, a big part of the Thanksgiving experience, are emphasized in this context.

With a two-way tie for…

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Organic Farm Stand — Nov. 16, 2017

Dr. Donald Huber talks about the health and environmental risks to the Monsanto herbicide glyphosate. Also: the Small Farm Report with Guy Beardsley.
Host: Richard Hill

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — DITD Show #41 Judy Berkan on The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Judy Berkan is a Civil rights Lawyer and Law Professor who has live for many years in Puerto Rico. I had a unique opportunity to talk to someone who has experienced what happened when Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4/5 Hurricane and is currently living through the hardship of Maria’s aftermath. Here is an on the ground report on conditions in San Juan, PR, 45 days after she left.


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/17/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Resistance Round Table — Nov. 11, 2017

Focus on the Republican tax plan, the just-released autopsy on the Democratic Party, and on internet censorship by Google, Facebook and Youtube. Including an interview with Hilary Grant, a lead organizer with Action Together CT, who discusses the local results of the recent election.
Panel: Scott Harris, Ruthanne Baumgartner and Richard Hill

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Organic Farm Stand — Nov. 2, 2017

Dr. Gene Cayer, a chiropractor with a background in natural medicine, talks about natural approaches to improved digestion, nutrition and all-around health.

Panel: Guy Beardsley, Bill Duesing, Richard Hill, Chris Ferrio

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — South Korean peace activist Joyakol talks about the anti-war movement.

South Korean peace activist Joyakol talks about the South Korean anti-war movement and the struggle to close US-Korean military bases.
Interview by Richard Hill

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines 11/15/17 US-Saudi Complicity in #Yemen War; Trump HHS Nominee; TarSands Oil Damage

  • Yemeni native and Harvard grad student Shireen Al-Adeimi: U.S. Complicit with Saudi Arabia in 10,000 Yemen War Deaths;
  • Former health insurance industry executive and author Wendell Potter: Trump Nominates Big Pharma CEO for Health and Human Services Secretary;
  • Canadian Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign activist Eriel Tchekwie Deranger: Tar Sands Oil Extraction’s Devastating Environmental, Health and Climate Impact

Visit BTLonline.org for more information, related links, transcripts, e-newsletter


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/10/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines 11/8/17: EPA & Public Health Risks; Dem Party Crisis; Homelessness march

This week on Between The Lines:

  • Union of Concerned Scientists’ Gretchen T. Goldman: Trump Ban on EPA-Funded Scientists from Serving on Agency Advisory Boards Endangers Public Health
  • Civil rights lawyer Pia Gallegos: Independent Report Slams Democrats in Post-2016 Election Autopsy
  • Homeless activist Quentin Staggers: New Haven, Connecticut Homeless Activists March for Housing and Dignity

For more information, related links, transcripts, and podcasts visit BTLonline.org

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — DITD Show #41 Judy Berkan on The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Judy Berkan is a Civil rights Lawyer and Law Professor who has live for many years in Puerto Rico. I had a unique opportunity to talk to someone who has experienced what happened when Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4/5 Hurricane and is currently living through the hardship of Maria’s aftermath. Here is an on the ground report on conditions in San Juan PR 45 days after she left.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens on WPKN- Your Brush With Celebrity

From the New Haven Mavens- The New Haven Mavens Radio Hour with Nancy Shea and Todd Lyon feature ‘brushes with celebrity’ – the time when you found yourself face-to-face with a childhood idol at traffic court, or in the luggage line with a crabby rock star, or when you finally got a chance to say a few words to your favorite FLOTUS and blew it. So far we’ve got stories about Sophia Loren, Sonny Bono, Richard Nixon and Miss Hathaway of the Beverly Hillbillies. They tell tales… and some brushes with non-dead celebrities. The read some personal stories on the show, and take call-ins. Their last story is a real doozy with a private fight attendant and her multiple adventures with Harvey Weinstein. Listen to the New Haven Mavens Radio Hour on the first Monday of every month at noon on WPKN 89.5 FM.

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

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

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

Interview done on Liz Becker’s Show


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 11/3/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Organic Farm Stand – Oct. 19, 2017

The Farm Stand panel interviews Andrew Fisher, a food justice activist and author of “Big Hunger,” a new book that analyzes the “unholy alliance between big corporations and anti-hunger groups.”

Panel: Bill Duesing, Guy Beardsley and Richard Hill

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check – 10-29-17 – Quentin Staggers – Housing Not Jails

Sunday October 29, 2017

Host: Mike Merli

Topic: Housing Not Jails: A March to End Homelessness

Guest: Quention Staggers (lead organizer for Housing Not Jails: A March to End Homelessness)

For more info on the CT Bail Fund:
www.ctbailfund.org/
www.facebook.com/ctbailfund/

For more info on Housing Not Jails: A March to End Homelessness:
www.facebook.com/events/1905011429761144

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — City Wide Open Studios — Complete Show

WPKN programmers Jason Bischoff-Wurstle, Valerie Richardson, and Annette Szczesiul interview participants at New Haven’s Erector Square during the fourth weekend of the 2017 City Wide Open Studios. The remote studio was set up in the offices of A.C. Gilbert, the inventor of the Erector Set and founder of the original factory that now houses many artist studios. Interviews with Shaunda-Sekai Holloway (www.shaundaholloway.com), Evie Lindemann (www.evielindemann.com/MyArt.en.html), Jeff Mueller of Dexterity Press (dexteritypress.com), Stephen B. Henderson (www.stephenbhenderson.com), Joseph Celli, Tom Reilly (www.tomreillyartist.com), Jason Baskette (Poly Pocket Punk on Facebook/Instagram), Arik Isaacs, Producer, Broken Umbrella Theater (www.abrokenumbrella.org), Ranger Ami, Helen Kauder (Executive Director of ArtSpace)

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — DITD Show #41 Judy Berkan on The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Judy Berkan is a Civil rights Lawyer and Law Professor who has live for many years in Puerto Rico. I had a unique opportunity to talk to someone who has experienced what happened when Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico as a category 4/5 Hurricane and is currently living through the hardship of Maria’s aftermath. Here is an on the ground report on conditions in San Juan PR 45 days after she left.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Farm Stand 10.5.17

Alice Bell, a naturopathic physician based in Woodbury, CT, discusses food intolerances and allergies and answers questions about probiotics and digestion.
Also: the Small Farm report by Guy Beardsley.
Host: Richard Hill


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/27/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Dr. Orme-Johnson on Transcendental Meditation

Kathy’s Corner w/Kathy Connor
David W. Orme-Johnson is a former professor of psychology at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. He is the author of over 100 papers investigating the effects of the Transcendental Meditation technique.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Richard Epstein interview with Jazz great Christian McBride | 10/17

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

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

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #40 Chip Osborne Organic Landscapers Association

The most chemically toxic environment you and your children and pets are exposed to is your landscaping. Find out what you can do about it, when Kevin Gallagher talks to “Chip” Osborne, Jr. , President of Osborne Organics. Chip has over 10 years experience in creating safe, sustainable and healthy athletic fields and landscapes through natural turf management and 35 years experience as a professional horticulturist. Chip is also a board member of Beyond pesticides. Chip has recently founded the Organic Landscape Association as this segment of the landscape industry begins to grow ever so rapidly.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Between The Lines 10/25/17: ‘Fake news’ battle; wildfires and fighting climate change

This week on Between The Lines

  • Journalist Julianne Tveten: Battle Against “Fake News” Triggers Marginalization of Progressive Media Outlets;
  • Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California’s Leroy Westerling: Dramatic Increase in Western U.S. Wildfires Linked to Climate Change;
  • Climate Activist Bill McKibben: ‘Simply Too Hot’: the Desperate Science and Politics of Climate

For more information, related links, transcripts and email/podcast subscriptions, visit www.BTLonline.org

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

Host: Kathy Conner

Todays 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 Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/20/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With a two-way tie for…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Resistance-Roundtable 2017-10-14/Guests Lauren Gray and Tom Swan

The panelists welcomed in-studio guest Lauren Gray of the Lower Fairfield group Action Together Connecticut. Tom Swan, Executive Director of Connecticut Citizen Action Group, joined by phone.


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/13/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens-Rocky Corner Cohousing, Connecticut’s first cohousing community

The “New Haven Mavens Radio Hour” is back again – first Monday of the month, so time to tune in. On the October 2nd show, the Mavens, Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea will be in the studio with Marie Pulito and Rich Wilbur discussing Rocky Corner Cohousing, Connecticut’s first cohousing community. The Mavens will explore the current state, and future, of this relatively new concept in intentional community. David Berto of Housing Enterprises, Inc will also be joining The Mavens on the phone. Be sure to tune in to WPKN Radio 89.5-FM or live stream at WPKN.org October 2nd at 12:00 Noon. Or, you can also download a podcast of the show, and listen whenever and wherever you please.

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

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

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

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

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

With a four-way tie for…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio – Building Home

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 NOON on WPKN 89.5FM and streaming at wpkn.org
Host: Duo Dickinson

Every living thing has a home. For some its just the ocean, or open country, a natural shelter like a cave or a dead tree. Others actually build their place to live: Bird’s nest for laying eggs, moles burrow, bees hive, beavers go nuts layering up wood – but only humans design their homes with beauty in mind: its more than just protection, home is a reflection of who we are, a projection of what we value, and a design that offers spaces and shapes that deal with how we use the building we call home.

This often means “design”, either by the occupier, the builder, the architect if there is one: but an abstract eye whats the place where we live to be an accommodation of how we live, what we think is important and a personal statement of what we think beauty is. For many its simply decoration; paint color, art, the furniture we love. But for some it involves the next level of commitment and intensity.

Many build how they want to live to create a home: whether is a new opening, room, wing, or a whole house, building a place manifests the most essential of human priorities – Pride of Place. This means creating beauty by building it. And then living in beauty, or simply letting the world see what the home builder believes is beauty.

But do we learn to design better if we actually build what we design?

But most architects go through school with little more than a course or two in building anything, in all probability the majority of designers are not taught the craft of building except in hands-off images. And in truth its getting worse. Traditionally 95% of homes are designed by a pre-existing style. The idea of sui generis home creation is not the norm for new homes: we tend to build what we know in home creation, because its accepted truth that anything “different” costs more time and money: so Hands Off! – treat your new home like a car: a make and model with a price tag. This does not have to be true.

Without building knowledge designers are off the hook for the creative reinterpretation of how a building is made buildable: the middle layer between idea and construction is approaching a hands-off automation that saves time, design cost and insures safe construction with pre-known cost implications of both construction and use.

What is lost when your home is made like your car?

Lets find out: joining us today are 3 people who are living the value of building in the design of building. David Getzin is part of a brand new graduate program in architecture at UniSOB – Suor Orsola Benincasa Universty in Naples Italy called “Building Beauty” (www.buildingbeauty.net ), he has devoted his professional life to creating (with many others, now including me) a new way to teach architecture at the graduate, professional level. He will tell us how Beauty and building have been working hand-in-hand for thousands of years: and now, maybe, in a revolutionary way.

Alan Organschi is an award-winning architect from New Haven – over 20 years ago he and his wife, Lisa Gray created Gray Organschi Architecture (grayorganschi.com), and Alan has become the director of The Jim Vlock First Year Building Program (architecture.yale.edu/student-life/vlock-building-project), at Yale University: he teaches the hands-on to those who are living the rare air of Ivy Graduate School Design Education: and they build a house every summer.

And John Connell is a Vermont architect at 2morrow Studio (prefab2morrow.com), who has written books, too – and who helped build the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, in Warren Vermont (yestermorrow.org/?_vsrefdom=adwor…YCFYOPswodAAkCEQ) who teaches anyone, at any level of design or craft training and experience in the cross-pollinating value of building what you design – from a shelf to a home, and larger.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #39 Talking Garlic with Doug Johnson of Sunrise Sunset Farm

On this episode of “Digging in the Dirt” my guest will be garlic farmer Doug Johnson of Sunrise, Sunset Farm in Woodbury CT. We’ll talk about everything garlic and the Bethlehem Garlic festival coming up next weekend Oct. 6th & 7th. Listen in and I guarantee you’ll be growing garlic in the backyard next season.


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 10/6/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 31: Sound Objects

Guests: Huihui Cheng and Spencer Topel.
During this September edition of the show I talk to two artists who experiment with sound and objects in very different ways. We begin with an interview with Huihui Cheng, an experimental composer I caught up with this summer at the Camargo Foundation in France. This is a recorded conversation in front of her prepared piano as she adjusts it for the premiere of a commission at the Royaumont Festival in France.
For Messenger 2017, Cheng has taken apart an upright piano, created a kind of chained harness for the musician to wear, binding the instrument to the player and allowing for unique methods of interacting with the instrument. This was played by Pianist Claudia Chan in the premier which took place on the 7th of September.
Cheng lives in France and Germany and has had her works performed internationally. In addition to deconstructing pianos, Her unique take on composing has included using the audiences to play the composition via their cell phones. Your Smartest Choice was a performance for four musicians, electronics, and an audience with smartphones which happened at the Eclat Festival in Stuttgart on February, 2017 with members of the 2e2m Ensemble of an original composition by Cheng.
We hear various selections from Cheng’s oeuvre during the show including an opening a selection from Etüde@S played on Tárogató and live electronics, and closing out with some pieces from Your Smartest Choice.

During the second half of the program we have a live conversation with Spencer Topel who is Assistant Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. From October 25th to November 3rd, 2017 his installation PART DES ANGES will be at the World Music Hall, of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
What drew me to Spencer for this month’s show was his collaboration with musician Seth Parker Woods and the construction of a cast ice cello for the performance by Seth of ICED BODIES: Ice Music for Chicago which happened on August 12th at the Arts Club of Chicago in Illinois. In 1972, Fluxus artist/printmaker Jim McWilliams devised a piece for cellist Charlotte Moorman called Ice Music for London. It involved bags of frozen ice cubes fashioned in the shape of a cello, which Moorman, nude, “played” with a plexiglass “bow” for multiple hours. On the 45th anniversary of the original work, Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel readdressed McWilliams’ concept with an immersive experience. Woods, in a wetsuit, played an obsidian Ice Cello. As it melted, the amplified sounds of dripping water and falling ice filled the space. The audience was invited to come and go as they pleased during the 4 hours when Woods performed this epic work in its first major realization in 19 years.
We will discuss this and Spencer’s many projects involving sound and object-making.
Spencer Topel is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore relationships between architecture, space, and form.

Links:
More about Spencer Topel and his projects: www.spencertopel.com
More about Seth Parker Woods and Iced Bodies: www.artsclubchicago.org/exhibition/iced-bodies-ice-music-for-chicago
More about Hui-hui Cheng and her music: huihuicheng.com
More about the Royaumont Festival: www.royaumont.com/fr/presentation-festival-2017/presentation

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #38 Steve Ayer of Ayer Farm CT. The Sustainable Collective

My guest on this segment of “Digging in the Dirt” is Connecticut farmer Steve Ayer. Steve is member of a family that is recognized as one of the oldest family farms in Connecticut- Ayer Farm.
Ayer Farm has been a staple in the community since 1665, when their ancestor John Ayer founded the town of Franklin, CT. 2017 marked the launch of the Ayer farm natural vegetable production operation. Now, due to a need they saw arise for their own operation, Steve is launching “The Sustainable Collective” designed to help small farmers and food purveyors get their goods to market and the consumer who wants local, healthy food.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt #39 Talking Garlic with Doug Johnson of Sunrise Sunset Farm

On this episode of “Digging in the Dirt” my guest will be garlic farmer Doug Johnson of Sunrise, Sunset Farm in Woodbury CT. We’ll talk about everything garlic and the Bethlehem Garlic festival coming up next weekend Oct. 6th & 7th. Listen in and I guarantee you’ll be growing garlic in the backyard next season.

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

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

With a two-way tie for…

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — What A-Story! 30sept2017 feat. Maryann Villanueva, Julie Benko

September 30, 2017
What A Story! hosted by Ina Chadwick

This edition of What A Story! features:

  • an interview with Maryann Villanueva, a Nuyorican stand up comic born in New York, whose intimate relationship with her mother and siblings born in their native land, Puerto Rico, fuels her faith, her humor and her certainty that her elder’s country must continue to be supported by any means.
  • Ina also interviews Julie Benko, a Fairfield resident, Broadway actress/singer who has just released her first Jazz album.
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17

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

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

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

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

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


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 9/29/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check — 9-17-2017 — Justice for Jayson

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Host: Mike Merli
Topic: Justice for Jayson

Jayson Negron was murdered by Bridgeport police officer James Boulay on May 9th. Yesterday, September 16, 2017, Jayson would have celebrated his 16th birthday. On this episode of Mic Check, Jayson’s sister Jazmarie Melendez, Jayson’s Aunt Gervion, and Jayson’s brother’s mom, Nani discuss the Justice for Jayson movement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With a three-way tie for…

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

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — September 2017 — Social media

In this episode, Dr. Virdee looks at scientific studies on the dangers (and occasional benefits) of social media, overuse of television, and use of smart phones and other electronic devices of the modern age.

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

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


WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 9/22/17  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Binnie Klein interview-Jill Bialosky “Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir”

“We don’t share our inner selves with others…but one can enter a poem and get back to that inner space that’s so necessary,” Jill Bialosky says in our interview about her new book, “Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir.” The author traces both imaginative and significant real moments in her life through the poems that helped her cope. The book is educational–like a lecture series on great poets, but with enough autobiographical cushioning to make it like a soft embrace.

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check — 9-17-2017 — Justice for Jayson

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | Host: Mike Merli
Topic: Justice for Jayson

Jayson Negron was murdered by Bridgeport police officer James Boulay on May 9th. Yesterday, September 16, 2017, Jayson would have celebrated his 16th birthday. On this episode of Mic Check, Jayson’s sister Jazmarie Melendez, Jayson’s Aunt Gervion, and Jayson’s brother’s mom, Nani discuss the Justice for Jayson movement.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Ghanaian Drummer Paa Kow in discussion with Valerie Richardson on WPKN

I had the opportunity to interview Paa Kow, a really cool drummer and band leader from Ghana (although now living in Colorado). He grew up in a musical family and started playing professionally at a young age. When a visiting musician from Colorado was in Ghana searching for someone to teach him drumming, he was introduced to Paa Kow who was later recruited to come back to Colorado as a guest artist at the University of Colorado.

Paa Kow continues to expand his career, now leading a large band, touring, and having put out two CDs.

The interview segment begins and ends with music from his most recent CD “Ask.”

By the way, his manager explained to me that is name “Paa Kow” is pronounced to rhyme with “Taco.” Just in case you wish to talk about him.

Valerie Richardson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rubinmuseum.org/spiral/mediated-voices

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview done on Liz Becker’s Show

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

With a two-way tie for…

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

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

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

And a two-way tie for…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

rubinmuseum.org/spiral/mediated-voices

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

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

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


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 8/25/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Binnie Klein interviews author Susan Bordo (The Destruction of Hillary Clinton)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guests:

In the studio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

&

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With a two-way tie for…

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

According to Caplan:

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

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

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

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

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

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

www,facebook.com/whatastoryct

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

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

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


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

Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kathy’s Corner: Principles of Maharishi Ayurveda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With a two-way tie for…

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

More about this months guests can be found at:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Discussions veer into great songs and great guitarists too!

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Balancing Life as an Artist with guests:

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

Host: Arts Council’s, Debbie Hesse

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Date: May 28, 2017 | Host: Mike Merli

Topic: The Meanings of Memorial Day

Guest: Stan Heller

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

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

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

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

For more information on The Struggle: thestruggle.org/

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Kathy Conner interviews Dr.Brian Rees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture Episode 26: the nature of art

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

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

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

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

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

More about this months guests can be found at:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Mic Check–April 9, 2017–Richard Hill–Josh Elliot–Carried Interest Loophole Bill

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Miniature Words with Binnie Klein “Why Men Don’t Use Umbrellas”

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Arts on Air- Arts Council of Greater New Haven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 3/17/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace/u>

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Climate Change Interview

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

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

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


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 3/10/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by Ketura Barron)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3-1-17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace

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

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

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

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

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

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview and live music by Shula Weinstein and Ben Ross 2017-3-7

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawn Facts:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin Gallagher’s “Balagan,” talks with writer Kwyn Bader.
Kwyn Bader is an award-winning writer of documentary and feature films. He wrote the teleplay for the Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, a documentary about America’s first black fighter pilots. His latest work can be seen in the new Documentary film “The Birth of a Movement.”
www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/birth-of-a-movement/
The Birth of a Movement – Documentary Film Released Feb. 6th 2017 Boston 1915. African-American newspaper editor and activist William Monroe Trotter wages a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking blockbuster The Birth of a Nation. A Notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly reimagining of history, Griffith’s motion picture unleashes a conflict that still rages today about race relations, representation, and the power of Hollywood. Narrated by Danny Glover and featuring interviews from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Spike Lee, Birth of a Movement, based on Dick Lehr’s book The Birth of a Movement captures the backdrop to this prescient clash between human rights, freedom of speech, and a changing media landscape.

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

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


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 2/17/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Birth Of A Movement – Kwyn Bader – Interview

Kevin Gallagher’s “Balagan,” talks with writer Kwyn Bader.
Kwyn Bader is an award-winning writer of documentary and feature films. He wrote the teleplay for the Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, a documentary about America’s first black fighter pilots. His latest work can be seen in the new Documentary film “The Birth of a Movement.”
www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/birth-of-a-movement
The Birth of a Movement – Documentary Film Released Feb. 6th 2017 Boston 1915. African-American newspaper editor and activist William Monroe Trotter wages a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking blockbuster The Birth of a Nation. A Notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly reimagining of history, Griffith’s motion picture unleashes a conflict that still rages today about race relations, representation, and the power of Hollywood. Narrated by Danny Glover and featuring interviews from Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Spike Lee, Birth of a Movement, based on Dick Lehr’s book The Birth of a Movement captures the backdrop to this prescient clash between human rights, freedom of speech, and a changing media landscape.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.joshvolk.com/


WPKN’s Top 5 Podcasts for the Week Ending – 2/10/17  (Based on listens & downloads for the week; list prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens: the “Slow Fashion” movement

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

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

We had five callers and we discussed:

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

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

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

    A progressive and a Conservative find common Ground.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pages: 1, 2, 3


    📻 All Time Top 10 WPKN Podcasts as of 9/1/17 📻  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List updated quarterly by: david appel, Ketura Barron, and Steve Di Costanzo)


    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers ‘Unzipped’ with Corey Tippin[817 plays]

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16[803 plays]

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

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee[787 plays]

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun[699 plays]

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace[576 plays]

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    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17[554 plays]

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17[435 plays]

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

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

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

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

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — HOME PAGE RADIO- GROWING- At Home[281 plays]

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

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

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

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

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

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food[279 plays]

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

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

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

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

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie[264 plays]

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


    📻 All Time Top 5 Downloaded WPKN Podcasts as of 12/16/17 📻  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List updated semi-annually by: david appel)


    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens: the “Slow Fashion” movement[52 downloads]

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food[21 downloads]

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

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

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

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

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

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Spotlight on Arts & Culture | March 2017[12 downloads]

    Tune in at Noon, Mon. March 13th for the FCBuzz.org Spotlight on Arts and Culture LIVE radio show on WPKN Radio 89.5-FM where I get to have a lively, informative conversation with Rose Marie Fox, of Silvermine Arts Center Michael Barker, of the Westport Country Playhouse, and Stephanie Coakley of the Pequot Library about how Arts & Culture organizations manage challenges and change over the years – and remain connected and relevant to the community.

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Carl J Frano- 2nd Annual Birthday Bash[12 downloads]

    WPKN GM, Steve di Costanzo, interviews Carl J. Frano, who will be celebrated and spinning discs for the Party & Dance at the Milford Arts Council on Friday, May 13th (2016).

    WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Radio Something: Peter Liversidge (artist), Richard Klein (curator), Christopher Tignor (musician)[9 downloads]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For more information about the guests and their activities:

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


    2018 | 2017 | 2016

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/17/17

    1. Samantha Fish: American Dream – Belle Of The West (Ruf, 2017)
    2. The Red Propellers: Shatter the Glass – single (The Red Propellers, 2014)
    3. Laura Perrudin: Le poison – Poisons & Antidotes (Volatine, 2017)
    4. Joel Paterson: Jingle Bell Rock – Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar (Bloodshot, 2017)
    5. Waxahatchee: Silver – Out in the Storm (Merge, 2017)
    6. Tickmayer Formatio: Nervous Rehearsal II – Wilhelm Dances MCMXCII (ReR Megacorp, 1993)
    7. Lisa Germano: Cry Wolf – Geek the Girl (4AD, 1994)
    8. Kate Tempest: Let Them Speak Chaos (excerpt) (Caroline Int’l, 2017)
    9. Francis and the Lights: See Her Out (That’s Just Life) – Farewell, Starlite! (KTTF, 2016)
    10. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts: Talisa (ft. Karen O) – Milano (30th Century/Columbia, 2017)
    11. Pugwash: The Perfect Summer – Silverlake (Lojinx, 2017)
    12. Frank Turner: Photosynthesis – Songbook (Xtra Mile, 2017)
    13. Patti Smith: People Have The Power – Dream Of Life (Arista, 1988)
    14. Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters: Southside Stomp – The Luckiest Man (Stony Plain, 2017)
    15. Neil Young & Promise of the Real: Almost Always – The Visitor (Reprise, 2017)
    16. Nicole Atkins: A Little Crazy – Good Night Rhonda Lee (Single Lock, 2017)
    17. Gamelan Semar Pegulingan: Tabuh Gari – Gamelan Of The Love God (Nonesuch, 1972)
    18. Hey Violet: Break My Heart – From the Outside (Hi Or Hey, 2017)
    19. Regina Spektor: 20 Years of Snow – Begin to Hope (Sire, 2006)
    20. Andreas Spechtl: Hidden Homes – Thinking About Tomorrow, And How To Build It (Bureau B, 2017)

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

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/10/17

    1. Redi Hasa & Maria Mazzotta: Capufrisca – Novilunio (Ponderosa, 2017)
    2. Jonathan Bree: You’re So Cool – single (Lil’ Chief, 2017)
    3. Neil Young: Already Great – The Visitor (Reprise, 2017)
    4. Tiokasin Ghosthorse: Iceman Comyth – From The Continuum (Ghosthorse, 2017)
    5. The Nields: Tyrants Always Fall – single (The Neilds, 2017)
    6. The Beatles: Tomorrow Never Knows – Revolver (Parlophone, 1966)
    7. Sandy Cressman: Para Hermeto – Entre Amigos (Cressman Music, 2017)
    8. Meatraffle: ‘Ndrangheta Allotment – single (Drastic Decline, 2015)
    9. Zappa: Stuff Up The Cracks – Greasy Love Songs (Zappa, 2010)
    10. M. Sani Burhan: Dayung Duabelas – Melayu Music of Sumatra & the Riau Islands (Smithsonian Folkways, 1996)
    11. Tune-Yards: ABC 123 – I can feel you creep into my private life (4AD, 2018)
    12. Frank Zappa: Murder by Numbers (w/Sting) – Broadway the Hard Way (Rykodisc, 1988)
    13. Lin Sheng & Gao Hong: Dragon Boat – Hunting Eagles Catching Swans (International Friendship Through the Performing Arts, 1996)
    14. Jesse Terry: Trouble In My Head – Stargazer (Jackson Beach, 2017)
    15. Peppy Castro: Shake – Single (746284 DK, 2017)
    16. Filastine and Nova: Perbatasan – Drapetomania (Jarring Effects, 2017)
    17. St. Vincent: Slow Disco – Masseduction (Loma Vista, 2017)
    18. Johnny Rivers: Summer Rain – Realization (Imperial, 1967)
    19. Angel Olsen: Sister – My Woman (Jagjaguwar, 2016)
    20. Frank Zappa: Dead Girls of London (feat. Van Morrison) – The Frank Zappa Aaafnraaaaam Birthday Bundle (Zappa, 2011)

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

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 12/03/17

    1. Sherman Irby & Momentum: Racine – Cerulean Canvas (BWR, 2017)
    2. Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas: Boogie Drums – Sofarnopolis (Crammed, 2017)
    3. Björk: Blissing Me – Utopia (One Little Indian, 2017)
    4. Talip Ozkan: Karislama – Mysteries of Turkey (Music of the World, 1990)
    5. Bette Smith: Jetlagger – Jetlagger (Big Mess, 2017)
    6. Andreas Spechtl: The Age of Ghost – Thinking About Tomorrow, And How To Build It (Bureau B, 2017)
    7. The Cramps: Shortnin’ Bread – Stay Sick! (Big Beat [UK], 1994)
    8. Aztec Two-Step: One Hundred Thousand Bands – Naked (Red Engine, 2017)
    9. Raphaël Imbert & Co: Make That Guitar Talk – Music Is My Home, Act 1 (Jazz Village, 2016)
    10. Freddie Hubbard: Little Sunflower – Backlash (Atlantic, 1967)
    11. Paris Combo: L’avenir incertain du Titanic – Living-Room (Tinder, 2000)
    12. Musicians of the National Dance Co. of Cambodia: Leng Suan – Homrong (Real World, 1991)
    13. Alan Vega, Alex Chilton & Ben Vaughn: Fat City – Cubist Blues (Light in the Attic, 2015)
    14. Jesse Malin: Meet Me At The End Of The World – Meet Me At The End Of The World EP (One Little Indian, 2017)
    15. The Antwinettes: Kill It – The Incredibly Strange Record Club (Righteous, 2014)
    16. Lee Hazelwood: If It’s A Monday Morning – Requiem For An Almost Lady (Light in the Attic, 2017)
    17. Charlie Feathers: Wild, Wild Party – single (Memphis, 1961)
    18. Carla Bruni: Crazy (feat. Willie Nelson) – French Touch (Universal, 2017)
    19. Wood Brothers: Sing About It – The Muse (Indirecto, 2013)
    20. David Rawlings: Come On Over My House – Poor David’s Almanack (Acony, 2017)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: David Golden, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/26/17

    1. Headroom: Flower of Light – Head in the Clouds (Trouble in Mind, 2017)
    2. ESPRIT: You’re In Love – 200% Electronica (100% Electronica, 2017)
    3. Cindy Wilson: Brother – Change (Kill Rock Stars, 2017)
    4. U Ba Than: The Lady Who Loves Variety Shows – The Myanmar Xylophone (Yinmar, 2002)
    5. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings: Matter Of Time – Soul Of A Woman (Daptone, 2017)
    6. Balkan Beat Box: Kum Kum (feat. A-WA) (Shazalakazoo Remix) – Kum Kum (feat. A-WA) [Remixes] (Digital Monkey, 2017)
    7. Tom Waits: Jersey Girl – Anthology of Tom Waits (Asylum, 1985)
    8. Dixie Chicks: Not Ready To Make Nice – Taking The Long Way (Open Wide/Columbia, 2006)
    9. Victor Rice: Motion Study I – Smoke (Easy Star, 2017)
    10. Conspiracy of Owls: A Silver Song – Conspiracy of Owls (Burger, 2010)
    11. Steve Conte: Gimme Gimme Rockaway – single (Wicked Cool, 2017)
    12. Ariel Pink: Bubblegum Dreams – Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Mexican Summer, 2017)
    13. John Cale: Half Past France – Paris 1919 (Reprise, 1973)
    14. Suicide: Keep Your Dreams – Suicide (Blast First, 1998)
    15. Minimal Compact: Ararat – Lowlands Flight [Made to Measure Vol. 10] (Crammed, 1987)
    16. Tim Story: The Lure Of Silence – Glass Green (Windham Hill, 1987)
    17. Pauline Anna Strom: Gossamer Silk – Trans-Millenia Music (RVNGIntl., 2017)
    18. Jimmy Cliff: Sitting In Limbo – The Harder They Come (Island, 1972)
    19. Hüsker Dü: Insects Rule the World – Savage Young Dü (Numero, 2017)
    20. Pham duc Thanh: The Moving Cloud – Vietnamese Traditional Dan Bau Music (Oliver Sudden Prod., 2002)

    This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Justin Shay, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

    WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 11/19/17

    1. Pussy Riot: Police State – single (Nice Life, 2017)
    2. Samantha Fish: American Dream – Belle Of The West (Ruf, 2017)
    3. Roscoe Mitchell, Discussions Orchestra: Cracked Roses – Discussions (Wide Hive, 2017)
    4. The Weather Station: Thirty – The Weather Station (Paradise Of Bachelors, 2017)
    5. The Reverse Cowgirls: Hot Dinners – Hot Dinners E.P. (Northern Cowboy, 2017)
    6. Görkem Saoulis: Ada sahillerinde bekliyorum – Matia mou matia – Görkem (EasternGate, 2017)
    7. Caitlin Rose: Lately I’ve Let Things Slide – Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe (Fiesta Red, 2012)
    8. Kaleidoscope Jukebox: The Unpossible – Infinite Reflection (Rhythm & Culture, 2013)
    9. Meklit: I Want To Sing For Them All (feat. Andrew Bird) – When the People Move, the Music Moves Too (Six Degrees, 2017)
    10. Joy Askew: 1945 – Queen Victoria (Joy Askew, 2017)
    11. Bootsy Collins: Bass-Rigged-System – World Wide Funk (Mascot, 2017)
    12. Christian McBride Big Band: Gettin’ To It – Bringin’ It (Mack Avenue, 2017)
    13. Angel Olsen: Sweet Dreams – Phases (Jagjaguwar, 2017)
    14. Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: Light of My Life – Day of Colours (Real World, 2004)
    15. The Steel Wheels: Till No One Is Free – Wild As We Came Here (Big Ring, 2017)
    16. Alex Lahey: I Love You Like a Brother – I Love You Like a Brother (Dead Oceans, 2017)
    17. John Coltrane: You Don’t Know What Love Is – Ballads (Impulse! 1963)
    18. Lydia Loveless: I Would Die 4 U – Boy Crazy & Singles(s) (Bloodshot, 2017)
    19. The Kinks: You Can’t Stop The Music – Soap Opera (RCA Victor, 1975)
    20. The Treme Brass Band: You Are My Sunshine – The Treme Brass Band (Mardi Gras, 2008)

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