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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

4th Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sean Corvino (fill-in for 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: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone (fill-in for Jazz & 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

Featured Guests:

  • 8:30 PM — Patrice Williamson and her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
  • 9:00 PM — New York Times reporter Jack Ewing talking about his book on the Volkswagen scandal, Faster, Higher, Farther.
  • 9:30 PM — Fiddle player Rayna Gellert
  • 10:00 PM — Abbie Gardner, a member of Red Molly who also has a solo career.

11 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski

2 AM (Wednesday): Keep Driftin’: DJ DaySix

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, May 22, 2017

4th 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

10:30 AM: Soundprint:Asia: Joseph Celli

12 Noon: Band Together Radio: Andy Kadison & Jerry Vigorito

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

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. Marjorie Cohn, past president of the National Lawyers Guild and law professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses her views regarding the appointment of Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate charges that the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia as that nation attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  2. Tom Swan, executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group discusses former CT US Senator Joe Lieberman’s selection as Trump’s announced #1 candidate to fill the FBI Director post, examining Lieberman’s various positions including his support for the Iraq War, blocking important aspects of health care legislation and issues debated during his 2006 Democratic primary loss to Ned Lamont.
  3. Emily Sessions of Yale University’s History of Art Department, and Julia Powers from Yale’s Comparative Literature Department discuss their newly formed union Local 33 of graduate professionals’ continuing effort to pressure Yale University to negotiate a contract, including an ongoing hunger strike — and a 1,500+ person protest at Yale’s commencement ceremonies today, Monday May 22, 2017
  4. Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of the group Voices for Creative Nonviolence, examines the dire situation in Yemen’s civil war exacerbated by Saudi intervention and U.S. arms; and her views on President Trump’s recently announced plan to deploy an estimated 5,000+ additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Heather White talks about her explosive new documentary she co-produced about the deadly hazards in Chinas electronics industry, Complicit. Then, bestselling author Corban Addison discusses his gripping new novel, A Harvest Of Thorns. It’s a thriller that reveals the ugly underbelly of fast fashion.

11 PM: Sean Corvino (fill-in for Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, May 21, 2017


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3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

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

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: Antique Blues: Bill Nolan (fill-in for Railroad Dave Radio: 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, May 20, 2017


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3rd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Lisa Sahulka

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: Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl

4 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, May 19, 2017

3rd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Connecticut Rocks: Bob D’Aprile (fill-in for Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter)

2 AM: On the Heir Radio: Prince Letif

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino (fill-in for Doug Echols)

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: 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

What France’s Election Means – Updates on Yale grad students hunger strike for a union, US raising interest rates on student loans, 2 new Senate bills on worker ownership of enterprises, and some economic dimensions of Mother’s Day.

8 PM: Ken Reinhard (fill-in for Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport)

10 PM: Lisa Sahulka

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, May 18, 2017

3rd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Bruce Swan (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

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

1 PM: 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: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Connecticut Rocks: Bob D’Aprile (fill-in for Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter)

2 AM (Friday): On the Heir Radio: Prince Letif

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for Mark Mushin)

2 AM: The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

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: The Music Never Stopped: Martha Nachman

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

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

7:30 PM: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

What are coastal communities planning to do in the face of rising sea levels? Francesca Rheannon talks with Peter van Scoyac, East Hampton Town’s Deputy Supervisor about the town’s response. It includes buying back properties in low lying areas that are flooding now and will eventually be under water. Also short time measures such as re-building dunes in front of downtown Montauk motels. Sustainable East End is heard on the third Wednesday each month. Programs are archived at http://sustainableeastend.blogspot.com

8 PM: Shaki Presents

11 PM: Bruce Swan (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Snap, Crackle, and Pop!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

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: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone (fill-in for Jazz & Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner)

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

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: Connecticut Rocks!: Bob D’Aprile (fill-in for Extensions: Dylan McDonnell)

11 PM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for Mark Mushin)

2 AM (Wednesday): The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, May 15, 2017

3rd 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: My Other Music: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Mark Mushin)

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: 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. Jenny Flanagan, Vice President for State Operations with Common Cause, examines President Trump’s convening of an “election integrity commission,” the false premise for its creation and the danger of the body being used as a “Trojan Horse” to justify new voter suppression measures.
  2. Caroline Fredrickson, President of the American Constitution Society, assesses the crisis which followed President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, prospects now for a credible investigation into the Russia-Trump election collusion allegations, and the threat posed by Trump’s actions to democracy and the U.S. Constitution.
  3. Matt Howard, Co-Director of Iraq Veterans Against the War is a Marine veteran who was deployed twice to Iraq during the war. He’ll discusses his group’s views on President Trump’s recently announced plan to send an estimated 5,000+ additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan — and the status of this and other regional conflicts.
  4. Veteran WPKN Radio producer Kevin Gallagher talks about the topics explored on his biweekly Monday show, “Digging in the Dirt,” where he takes a critical look at trends and innovation in agriculture, farming, gardening as well as food issues including organics, seeds, GMOs and the Bio-nutrient movement.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Peter Moskowitz about his book, How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood. Then we talk with Steve Stollman about his pop-up exhibit on East Houston Street, the Mulberry Street gang.

11 PM: Snap, Crackle, and Pop!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, May 14, 2017

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham (fill-in for Solidarity: Garnett Ankle)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, May 13, 2017

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

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 Toland

10 AM: The Armageddon Report

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: John Lugo

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnso

4 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, May 12, 2017

2nd Friday

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

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

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: for Connecticut and Long Island

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

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

Why Worker Coops – Updates on Australian government taxes big banks, big banks fund Dakota Access Pipeline, meaning of French elections, Trump/GOP want to end estate taxes, rising role of monopoly in US economy. Interview with Prof. Jessica Gordon Nembhard, historian of worker coops and African-American community, on “why worker coops.”

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

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