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The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

2 AM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Ebong Udoma

9 AM: The Carl J. Frano Show: Carl J. Frano

12 Noon: Kathy’s Corner: Kathy Connor

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Mike Zito

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM University of Bridgeport Men’s Basketball: UB vs. Southern Connecticut State University

9 PM (approx.) : The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

9:30 PM (approx): Justin Shay: playlist at JMS JAMS (fill-in for Speaking to Your Spirit: Cheryl Palmer)

11 PM: DJ Mondavi

2 AM (Thursday): Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM: Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

12 Noon: First Voices Indigenous Radio

1 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Five String Circus: Pete Kaufman

11 PM: For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

2 AM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, December 15, 2014

3rd Monday

12 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins (fill-in for Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz)

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: Special Programming – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven: introducing Matthew Reiniger

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart (fill-in for Kevin Gallagher)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, author of the book The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld, and co-counsel in European legal cases attempting to hold former president George W. Bush and other form U.S. officials accountable for violations of international law. He’ll discuss information revealed in the Senate Torture Report and the absence of accountability or plans for prosecuting Bush White and CIA officials who ordered and carried out the torture of U.S. held detainees. He’ll also address the strutural changes necessary to prevent future U.S. war crimes.
  2. Isaiah Poole, editor of the Campaign for America’s Future blog, OurFuture.org, examines the behind the scenes negotiations that led to the reinstatement of big bank bailouts in the budget bill passed by the House and Senate, and related issues covered in his recent article, “The Ominous ‘Cromnibus,’ A Budget Bill That Should Have Died.”
  3. Paul Gunter, Director of the group Beyond Nuclear’s Reactor Oversight Project and 2008 recepient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for environmental activism. He discusses issues of concern surrounding the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s recent decision not to implement critical safety enhancements at 31 U.S. GE Mark I and Mark II nuclear reactors of the same design as those which melted down at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear complex in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
  4. Frank and Paula Panzerella of Connecticut’s “Fight the Hike” campaign, talk about the status of United Illuminating and Northeast Utilities’ subsidiary Connecticut Light and Power’s proposed electric rate hikes and the response of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which is scheduled to issue a final ruling on December 17.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Journalist James Risen talks about his explosive new book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. Then, climate talks are happening again. Is the political will there yet to push for real solutions? We talk with George Marshall about what’s been keeping the climate crisis from seizing the hearts and minds of the public — and how to change that. His important book is Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, December 14, 2014

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room ‐ Jazz & some poetry slipped in from time to time

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Bertho Joseph (fill-in for Solidarity: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Música Latina con Edwin o Luis

Si es nueva música (new music): Edwin
y las normas de la vieja escuela (old school standards): Luis

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

5:30 PM: Amazon Radio: Pam Smith

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: David Schwartz

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

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, December 13, 2014

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Off Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: Justin Shay: playlist at JMS JAMS (fill-in for It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves)

9 AM: Community Discussions: Tom Sweeney

11 AM: Barricada: John Lugo

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

7 PM: Justin Shay: playlist at JMS JAMS (fill-in for Leaving The 20th Century With No Regrets: Scott Shapleigh)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room ‐ Jazz & some poetry slipped in from time to time

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, December 12, 2014

2nd Friday

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

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

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: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan

4 PM: Drive Time Salsa: John Rivera

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, December 11, 2014

2nd Thursday

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

2 AM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

12 Noon: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

12:30 PM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues with Al: Al Bell – A video portrait of Al Bell, The Blues According to Al Bell of WPKN

is available at Mark S. Weiner’s blog: Worlds of Law

11 PM: The Temple of Sacred Sound: Ed Flynn

2 AM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2nd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: 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: Mike Horyczun

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

On December 10, 1948, at the United Nations General Assembly, Eleanor Roosevelt was the first to proclaim to the world the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On Human Rights Day sixty-six years later, Hazel Kahan interviews Bill Hass, United Nations veteran and president of United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut who traces the slow, uneven, incremental but continuing progress of human rights among the UN’s 193 member states. “It takes time, it’s a work in progress,” he says. Tidings archived at hazelkahan.com

8 PM: Johnny Be Good: Johnny Corvino (fill-in for Jeff Wignall)

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM (Thursday): Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2nd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Michael Dunham

2 AM: Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

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 Indigenous Radio

1:00 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone (fill-in for Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner)

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

11 PM: Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass

2 AM (Wednesday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, December 8, 2014

2nd Monday

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

2 AM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for The A List: Sam Hopkins)

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson

9 AM: Dave Hogan

12 Noon: Special Community Programming: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: a weekly news magazine from Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Glen Ford, Executive Editor with the Black Agenda Report discusses the coast-to-coast mobilization of protest organized in response to the recent Ferguson and New York City grand-jury decisions finding no reason to indict police officers in the killing of unarmed black men. He’ll also assess efforts now underway to build a national movement to confront police violence in communities of color across the U.S., as covered in his recent article, “The New Movement: Are We There Yet?”
  2. Matthew Hoh, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy, a former Marine Captain who in 2009 resigned his State Dept. post as the senior U.S. civilian in Zabul province in protest of American policy in Afghanistan, discusses his views on Chuck Hagel’s recent resignation as Sec. of Defense, the Obama administration’s current strategy in Afghanistan and U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Syria with the goal of “degrading and destroying” ISIS.
  3. Ellen Brown, President Emeritus, Founder & Senior Advisor with the Public Banking Institute talks about her recent article, “New G20 Rules: Cyprus-Style Bail-Ins to Hit Depositors and Pensioners.” She’ll also discuss PBI’s ongoing work in California and around the country to establish new public, state-owned banks beyond the nation’s only successful working model that was established in North Dakota in 1919.
  4. Robert E. Halstead a member of the Bridgeport, CT City Council representing the 132nd District, discusses the importance of green, open spaces in an urban environment, and his longtime and current effort to establish and preserve community gardens in Bridgeport.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Daniel James Brown talks about his bestseller, The Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Then, a re-telling of the story of Romeo and Juliet —from the POV of Juliet’s nurse. We talk with historian-turned-novelist Lois Leveen about Juliet’s Nurse.

11 PM: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, December 7, 2014

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room: 1st Saturday of the month ‐ usually, but not always, Blues

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud 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: Música Latina con Edwin o Luis

Si es nueva música (new music): Edwin
y las normas de la vieja escuela (old school standards): Luis

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

5:30 PM: The Modern Hippy: Kyle Starkey

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: David Schwartz

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

2 AM (Monday): Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for The A List: Sam Hopkins)

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, December 6, 2014

1st Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

2 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

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: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: Vinny (fill-in for Saturday ViBeZ: DJ Dizz-E)

7 PM: Songtrails: Caroline Doctorow with folk and roots based music.

Caroline Doctorow spins some holiday tunes from Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris and more, plus a few surprises. Songtrails airs on the first Saturday each month and will be archived at archives.wpkn.org.

8 PM: Soca Showcase: Icon

10 PM: Mikki’s Room: 1st Saturday of the month ‐ usually, but not always, Blues

2 AM (Sunday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl