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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 19, 2018

3rd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for The A List: Sam Hopkins)

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: Band Together Radio: Andy Kadison & Jerry Vigorito (fill-in for Arts on Air – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven)

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Andrew Patrick, Media Director with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence assesses the response to the recent school shooting mass murder in Florida, including the activism of many angry students vowing to challenge the inaction of Washington politicians- and his group’s ongoing work advocating the adoption of common sense gun laws.
  2. Jafar Jafari, a reporter with Al-Mayadeen, a Beirut-based pan-Arab news channel, discusses the current situation in Syria where Israel has recently launched attacks inside Syrian territory, resulting in one of its F-16 jet fighters being shot down while engaging in a bombing run against an Iranian target.
  3. Andrew Tillett-Saks, vice president of the Connecticut hospitality workers union, Unite Here Local 217, and a New York City based writer, talks about his recent article, “Stamford Workers Show How to Transform Our Unions and Rebuild the Labor Movement,” and the movement working to revive the nation’s weakening unions.
  4. Nathan Schneider, Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, discusses his recent article, “A Populism of Hope Begins When People Feel Their Own Power,” and issues related to his research on the history of U.S. progressive social movements.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Lucy Hughes-Hallet tells us about her novel Peculiar Ground. Set on an English country estate it travels between the centuries to examine the theme of putting walls up and breaking them down. Then, Morgan Babst’s novel The Floating World examines the moral quandaries that arise in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

11 PM: Mike Merli (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 18, 2018

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: The A List: Vinny (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Dave Hogan Radio: Dave Hogan (fill-in for Solidarity and What’s Your Point? with Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Live Broadcast from The Pequot Library: Mark Naftalin & friends

2:30 PM: Mark Mushin (fill-in for La Esquina Latina: Edwin o Luis)

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for The A List: Sam Hopkins)

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, February 17, 2018

3rd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): 3rd Friday Night Live Music

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Carousel: Dave Z.

9 AM: The Car Bob Show: Bob Costanzo, Doug Echols and the Car Bob Crew

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: John Lugo

1 PM: Live Broadcast from The Pequot Library: Mark Naftalin & friends

2:30 PM: Steve di Costanzo (fill-in for Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl)

3:30 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

7 PM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day)

10 PM: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

5 AM (Sunday): Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM (Sunday): Dave Hogan Radio: (fill-in for Solidarity & What’s Your Point? Garnett Ankle)

10 AM (Sunday): Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 16, 2018

3rd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM: Mike Merli (fill-in for On The Heir Radio: Prince Letif)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for PURE w/howard thompson)

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Capitalism’s Excuse: Blame Government – Updates on capitalist fishing industry self-destructs, how malls mirror U.S. capitalism, blaming government self-destructs in Oklahoma, renationalizing in U.K., Mulvaney says interest rate spikes coming (how tax cuts hurt us). Interview with lifelong unionist Charles Fabian on decline and potential of U.S. labor movement.

8 PM: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Ray Terlaga)

10 PM: 3rd Friday Night Live Music

2 AM (Saturday): Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 15, 2018

3rd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for Cliff Furnald)

10 AM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for A Miniature World: Binnie Klein)

12 Noon: The Organic Farmstand: Richard Hill, Guy Beardsley, Bill Duesing and friends

1 PM: Snap Crackle and Pop: Alec Cumming (fill-in for All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan)

4 PM: Luis Luna

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham (fill-in for In The Evening: Bob Shapiro)

11 PM: Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM (Friday): Mike Merli (fill-in for On The Heir Radio: Prince Letif)

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2nd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Mike Merli (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff Wurstle)

2 AM: Mike Merli

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl (fill-in for Ebong Udoma)

9 AM: Mirror Ya Vibes: I Messiah

12 Noon: The Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Music, Sacred, and Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: The Mark Naftalin Show: Mark Naftalin

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of “The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America” talks to Hazel Kahan about her book in which she exposes anti-black-woman propaganda and shows how real black women are pushing back against distorted cartoon versions of themselves.

8 PM: Icon In The Domain (fill-in for Preservation Sound: Chris Ruggiero)

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM (Thursday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2nd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM: The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

11:55 AM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

12 Noon: First Voices Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka (fill-in for Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner)

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

  • 8:00 PM – discussion of bitcoin and blockchain with Alice Horrigan
  • 8:30 PM – jazz singer Kate McGarry
  • 9:00 PM – saxophonist Tony LaVorgna brings his horn down
  • 10:00 PM – the techno psych folk group Waterplanet is on the phone
  • And at some point the drummer Adam Nussbaum is calling in about his Leadbelly Project show.

11 PM: Mike Merli (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff Wurstle)

2 AM (Wednesday): Mike Merli

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 12, 2018

2nd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson)

9 AM: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

12 Noon: Special Community Programming: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC)

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

5 PM: Digging In The Dirt: Kevin’s guest today: Cristina Sandolo, Executive Director, Green Village Initiative. As GVI’s Executive Director, Cristina is leading the organization towards creating social, economic and environmental change through a unified network of urban farms, community gardens and school gardens in Bridgeport, CT. She believes that cultivating young leaders of social justice, nurturing the farming and gardening movement across the city for maximum impact, and creating a robust food culture can lead to long-term change. Also, Eleanor Angerame, is GVI’s Farm and Youth Program Manager. Ellie manages Reservoir Community Farm and oversees GVI’s Youth Leadership Program. She holds a Master Gardener Certificate from the University of Maine; is skilled in managing an organic farm, managing volunteers and farm staff for efficient day-to-day farm operations, and working directly with communities.

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Lindsay Koshgarian, Program Director of the National Priorities Project assesses the two-year federal budget deal just passed by Congress that gives the U.S. military 54% of the discretionary budget, and how the allocation of these federal funds impacts non-military spending, i.e: public education, EPA, the Veterans Administration and NIH.
  2. Ken Jones, a retired professor of teacher education living in Swannanoa, NC., who recently returned from a fact finding delegation to Honduras, discusses the grave human rights situation in Honduras, and civil society mobilization opposing the repression of opposition and civil society groups since the nation’s disputed November 25 2017 presidential election.
  3. The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Director of the Kairos Center and co-chair, along with Rev. William Barber, of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, discusses the Campaign, its inspirational history, issues agenda, planned actions and current goals.
  4. Author Debra Olson talks about her new book, “The People’s Governor: The Honorable Culbert Levy Olson,” covering her grandfather’s progressive activist career and agenda as governor of California from 1939-1943

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Daniel Ellsberg talks about his shocking new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Then we talk with peace and security studies analyst Michael Klare about his recent article in The Nation, “Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Back to Armageddon.”

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 11, 2018

2nd Sunday

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Integrative Wellness: Maud Joseph and Dr. Z.

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Edwin o Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM (Monday): Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, February 10, 2018

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Rod Ross Show: Rod Ross

9 AM: Living The Green Life: Sarah Jane Compton and Lindsay Crum

9:30 AM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

10 AM: The Resistance Round Table

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: John Lugo

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol

10 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 9, 2018

2nd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn

2 AM: Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for Del ‘In Transition’)

9 AM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for Irie Feeling Radio: Dave O.)

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan

4 PM: Drive Time Salsa: John Rivera

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

The System’s Unwanted Results – Updates on economic data hype vs reality, big capitalists against health capitalists, profit-driven housing rip-offs, Saudi Arabia taxes its own super rich, London top male execs abuse women they hire, and U.S. vs U.K. homelessness.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM (Saturday): Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 8, 2018

2nd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable

2 AM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for A Miniature World: Binnie Klein)

12 Noon: Report To The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan (fill-in for Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau)

4 PM: The Modern Hippie Show: Kyle Starkey

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues In The Evening: Al Bell

A video portrait of Al Bell, The Blues According to Al Bell of WPKN is available courtesy of Mark S. Weiner.

11 PM: The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn

2 AM (Friday): Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable