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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

1st Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Kristi Hall)

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: Connect, Grow, Influence: Women with Impact
Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC) Radio Show: Fran Pastore

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

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

4:30 PM: Elizabeth Howard, Director of “Journey North,” which tracks the northern seasonal migration of robins, tulips, butterflies, and other species every year using reports from citizen scientists. Among other things, we’ll be talking about what all those robins who are showing up in our yards every day are eating as the ground is still buried with snow.

5:30 PM: Richard Klein, exhibitions director at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, talks about opportunities for people within the community to participate in their upcoming series of exhibitions Circumstance: In Context with Our Community.

6:15 PM: Stephen Kobasa will be talking about a special event at the Institute Library that is taking place Thursday Night. On the anniversary of the 2007 bombing of the booksellers’ market in Baghdad, in defiance of the ongoing attacks throughout the worldagainst reading and readers. Excerpts from the anthology Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here will be read.

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio: Richard Hill

8:30 PM: Prof. Richard Wolff will discuss the differences between Capitalism and Socialism.

9:20 PM: WPKN’s Monthly Diner Update with diner maven, Mike Kachuba.

10:00 PM: Jazz with an accent on the post-Bop.

11 PM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici)

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 2, 2015

1st Monday

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

2 AM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. (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: Report To The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

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

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. Robert Naiman, Policy Directory with the group Just Foreign Policy discusses Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial March 3rd visit to the U.S. — and his group’s response to his stated effort to undermine the ongoing U.S./ P5 +1 nuclear talks with Iran.
  2. Nadia Kayyali, a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s activism team explains the importance of the latest revelations from documents released by Edward Snowden, which reveal that U.S. and British spies stole encryption keys from Gemalto, a major global manufacturer of mobile phone SIM cards — enabling governments to conduct warrantless, untraceable surveillance of much of the world’s cell phone communications.
  3. Craig Aaron, President and CEO of the media democracy group FreePress.net discusses the historic grassroots victory for net neutrality, where the FCC voted to reclassify broadband Internet as a common carrier service under Title II, regulating ISPs as public utilities. He’ll alert listeners about the need for continued vigilance and activism to resist legislative initiatives and legal challenges by the giant telecoms to undermine the FCC vote, and talk about the falsehoods promoted in the cable industry sponsored TV ad campaign charging that the new FCC rules will result in $11 billion in new taxes and fees.
  4. Matthew Rothschild, former senior editor of the Progressive Magazine and longtime peace and justice activist, discusses Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s effort to pass “Right to Work” (for less) legislation, labor’s response, who’s pushing the “right to work” agenda — and the national implications for the labor movement as well as Walker’s White House ambitions.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with William Nicholson about his new novel, Amherst. It’s about the passionate affair between Emily Dickinson’s brother Austin and Mabel Todd. And later we re-air part of my 2007 interview with Debby Applegate about her biography of another nineteenth century figure associated — at least for a time — with Amherst, Massachusetts: fiery evangelical preacher Henry Ward Beecher. Her book is The Most Famous Man In America.

11 PM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): Kristi Hall

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 1, 2015

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room: for the 4th Saturday of the month –

Black History, Marcus Garvey, The Civil War years 1850-1865, poetry, African music, and Reggae.
Stop in, it’ll be just us in a program called Rivers

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: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for 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): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. (fill-in for The A List: Sam Hopkins)

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, February 28, 2015

4th Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Bob Chamenko

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: Tune Into Your Body: Dr. Leigh White

10 AM: Cosmic Perspective: Andy Poniros

Mars Curiosity, Pluto / New Horizons, & Dawn Mission / Ceres mission updates; The International Space Station “Benefits for Humanity”; Local Astronomy & Space Related Events; Interview with Dr. Jim Bell: Dr. Bell Discusses NASA’s Amazing Voyager Mission

11 AM: Mouse Muse: Ina Chadwick

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: The Millennials Take Over: DJ Millennial (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

6 PM: The Millennials Take Over: DJ Millennial

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol

10 PM: Mikki’s Room: for the 4th Saturday of the month –

Black History, Marcus Garvey, The Civil War years 1850-1865, poetry, African music, and Reggae.
Stop in, it’ll be just us in a program called Rivers

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 27, 2014

4th Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Mark Mushin (fill-in for Mark Muller’s New Music Network)

2 AM: Friday Morning Live: Elijah Malone – visit WPKN EDMC

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: 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: Chris Frantz – The Talking Head

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff (debut)

Updates on German anti-capitalism, student debt default, credit card economics and unregulated chemicals. Response to listeners on pension scandals and Harvard economic research.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Bob Chamenko

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 26, 2015

4th 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: Home Page: Binnie Klein and Duo Dickinson

Hosts Duo Dickinson and Binnie Klein dive again into the Tiny House Movement. If homes mirror values then many of us feel alienated by the values of the Default Home of the American Dream: a too big, too dumb, too impersonal box on a cul de sac of futility and waste. Award-winning designer and author Marianne Cusato (The Just Right Home), creator of the Katrina Cottages, will help guide listeners through “where, what and how much” in choosing a living space.

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: Surf Party Apocalypse: Michelle Spinei

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Mark Mushin (fill-in for Mark Muller’s New Music Network)

2 AM (Friday): Friday Morning Live: Elijah Malone – visit WPKN EDMC

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4th Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski – Remembering

Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, and a tip-o’-the-hat to Gong’s Daevid Allen

2 AM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Ebong Udoma)

9 AM: Mirror Ya Vibes: I Messiah

12 Noon: The Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: The Rod Ross Show: Rod Ross

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: East End Ink

Civil rights activist and educator Bob Moses talks about equality, race and education in U.S. history. Moses, a leader of the 1960s struggle for racial equality, founded the Algebra Project that trains youth in the skills needed in the information age.

8 PM: Rogue Radio: Scott Thompson

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 24, 2015

4th Tuesday

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

2 AM: Kristi Hall

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: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian (fill-in for First Voices Indigenous Radio)

1:00 PM: 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: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski – Remembering Edgar Froese

of Tangerine Dream, and maybe a tip-o’-the-hat to Daevid Allen of Gong

2 AM (Wednesday): A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 23, 2015

4th Monday

10 PM (Sunday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins

6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

7 AM: Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson

9 AM: Dave Hogan

12 Noon: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe and Gus Cantavero

Join us for the monthly In Context War Report as we discuss pro-Russian Ukraine separatists capture of Debaltseve and the Islamic State advances in Iraq. Also, the new War Powers Act. Website: incontextreport.com. Email: ken@mdrtalk.org.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo (fill-in for Pete Stewart)

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. Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research discusses the significance of recent negotiations between the new Syriza Party government in Greece and European finance authorities on austerity policies — and the impact the results could have on other European nations with movements resisting austerity in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
  2. Phyllis Bennis, director of the Institute for Policy Studies’ New Internationalism Project, assesses President Obama’s request for Congressional war authorization — and the extraordinary leak on Iran nuclear negotiations attributed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She’ll also examine the rise of ISIS and how it relates to the U.S. role in the wider Sunni-Shiite conflict.
  3. DEMOS senior policy analyst, Catherine Ruetschlin examines Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s decision to raise employee wages to $9 an hour this April, and then $10 an hour in February 2016 — and what this means for the living wage movement and unionization drives at big box retailers and the fast food industry.
  4. WPKN producer Ebong Udoma, who is currently traveling in Nigeria, discusses the violence being inflicted by the Boko Haram terrorist group on tens of thousands of people living in the north of the country, the postponed national election and the effect of a dramatic decrease in global oil prices on Nigeria’s economy.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris about his just-released biography, Ethel Payne, First Lady Of The Black Press. Few Americans today have ever heard of Ethel Payne, much less understood the giant role she played in reporting the story — and advancing the agenda — of the civil rights movement in America. Through Payne’s riveting personal story, Morris takes the reader on an inspiring journey through the civil rights movement — and a greater understanding of issues that continue to resonate strongly today.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Kristi Hall

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 22, 2015

4th Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – We’ll go back to 1825 for a Black History lesson

and mix it with some Jazz, R&B/Soul, & poetry

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: Liz Becker (fill-in for Amazon Radio: Pam Smith)

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, February 21, 2015

3rd Saturday

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

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: con John Lugo

1 PM: Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl

4 PM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – We’ll go back to 1825 for a Black History lesson

and mix it with some Jazz, R&B/Soul, & poetry

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 20, 2015

3rd Friday

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

2 PM: Friday Morning Live: Elijah Malone – visit WPKN EDMC

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Doug Echols

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

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

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson – “new releases”

4 PM: Drive Time Salsa: John Rivera (fill-in for Connections: Eric Cocks)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

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

Professor Richard Wolff talks about European struggles against austerity policies and for worker co-ops. He answers questions on how to build workers’ self-directed enterprises (worker co-ops) and solve financing and other problems.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: 3rd Friday Night Live Music: David Golden

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