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The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 25, 2016

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

Home Scary Home. Frozen Pipes. Exploding Hot Water Heaters. Infested Attics. Mold Run Amok. Radon Rampant. We trust that our homes will protect us, but sometimes homes can grow to infect us. Dream Homes can become nightmares. What was intended to give shelter against dangers natural and human, threatens. Binnie Klein and Duo Dickinson share stories of Domesticated Terrorism — but they need Yours, too. Please tell us! We may not be able to help but we can provide emotional support! You get to tell your nightmare on the radio. Studio # is 203 336-9756.

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: The Kitchen Sink: Catherine Conroy (fill-in for 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): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

4th Wednesday

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

2 AM: DJ DaySix

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: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Wednesday Night Fish Fry: Early Bird Edition: Rod Ross

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: East End Ink

A community read-in of the work of African-American writers. East End Ink, a literary review, is heard on the 4th Wednesday each month. Programs are archived at eastendink.blogspot.com

8 PM: JMS Jams: Justin Shay

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 23, 2016

4th 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: 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 Report: National and International News

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

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

11 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski

2 AM (Wednesday): DJ DaySix

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 22, 2016

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: Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson

9 AM: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

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

Join us for the monthly In Context War Report. Turkey threatens to invade Syria. Update on the Ukraine war. China places new missiles in a South China Sea island. As this is Black History Month, our program includes a discussion of Rev. Martin Luther King’s anti-war campaign and startling facts regarding his murder. Website: www.incontextreport.com. Email: ken@mdrtalk.org.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

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

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

  1. Doug Henwood, a journalist and financial analyst who publishes two newsletters, Left Business Observer and The Liscio Report — and is host of the nationally-syndicated KPFA radio show “Behind the News.” Doug discusses his recent article titled, “NYT Rounds Up ‘Left-Leaning Economists’ for a Unicorn Hunt,” published on the FAIR.org website, and related election issues covered in his new book “My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the White House
  2. Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist with the Center for Democracy and Technology talks about his group’s position on the FBI’s order to Apple to unlock the company’s encryption on an iphone used by one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino, massacre, essentially compelling the company to build a backdoor that can be used for surveillance by law enforcement, or exploited by hackers.
  3. Kai Newkirk, Campaign Director with the group Democracy Spring discusses plans for non-violent civil disobedience inside the U.S. Capitol this April in protest of big money and corruption in American politics and partisan efforts to suppress voting rights — part of the larger Democracy Awakening mobilization in Washington, D.C. this spring.
  4. Diane Lentakis, an activist with the Connecticut chapters of the Sierra Club and climate change group 350.org offers her perspective on the Bridgeport, CT City Council’s recent approval of a plan to convert Bridgeport’s Harbor Station coal fired electric power plant to natural gas – and continued opposition to that plan which trades one fossil fuel for another.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Linda Coleman about her memoir Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary. Then, we ask Vermont political writer Greg Guma about his take on Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. He’s been writing about the senator since the late 1980’s. And you’ll find out why Sanders calls himself a socialist – it’ll surprise you.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 21, 2016

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place,” with Black History: 1855-1881

2 AM: Eddie G. (fill-in for Icon)

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle

9 AM: What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: Sunday Mix: Edwin or Luis

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

5:30 PM: Mic Check: 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: 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, February 20, 2016

3rd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): 3rd Friday Night Live Music with Bruce Swan

At 10 PM: 10,000 Maniacs

At 12 AM: Devon Allman Band

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: Dave Hogan (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place,” with Black History: 1855-1881

2 AM (Sunday): In The Domain: Icon

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 19, 2016

3rd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Mark Mushin (fill-in for Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter)

2 AM: Sean Corvino

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

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

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

Capitalism is the Problem – Updates on Bloomberg’s money, negative interest rates, the oil market, Puerto Rico’s cruel sales tax, Fed Reserve governor supports breaking up banks “too big to fail,” and Apple borrows despite its huge cash hoard. Response to listeners: converting capitalist into worker coop type enterprises.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: 3rd Friday Night Live Music with Bruce Swan

At 10 PM: 10,000 Maniacs

At 12 AM: Devon Allman Band

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 18, 2016

3rd Thursday

8 PM (Wednesday): The 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon

Live from Washington, D.C. – focusing on homelessness and poverty. America’s ONLY national broadcast starting Wednesday, 8 PM EST, and ending 10 hours later. Call in numbers for the broadcast are:

  • Housed, or homeless: 877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398)
  • Homeless, formerly homeless, or afraid you’re about to be homeless: 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688)

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, Gregory McAvoy, Guy Beardsley and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Luis Luna

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Mark Mushin (fill-in for Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter)

2 AM (Friday): Sean Corvino

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Mark Mushin

2 AM: Panda Melbourne Madness: 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: Music, Sacred And Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: Mike Zito

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: East End Ink – Special Edition:

Author Mac Griswold reads from The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island. (East End Ink will return at its regular time next Wednesday at 7:30 PM with a reading of work by African-American writers.)

8 PM: The 18th Annual Homelessness Marathon

Live from Washington, D.C. – focusing on homelessness and poverty. America’s ONLY national broadcast starting Wednesday, 8 PM EST, and ending 10 hours later. Call in numbers for the broadcast are:

  • Housed, or homeless: 877-NOBODY-8 (877-662-6398)
  • Homeless, formerly homeless, or afraid you’re about to be homeless: 866-LEFT-OUT (866-533-8688)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 16, 2016

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): The Kitchen Sink: Catherine Conroy (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl (fill-in for 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: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

At 5:30 PM: An interview with artist Karen Finley

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass

11 PM: Mark Mushin

2 AM (Wednesday): Panda Melbourne Madness: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 15, 2016

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: 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: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson (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

  1. Ari Paul, a New York City based journalist who has covered politics for The Nation, Vice, The Guardian, Dissent, Jacobin, Al Jazeera American and many other publications, talks about his recent article, “The F Word: Yes, Donald Trump is a Fascist, and That Matters,” he’ll also assess related election issues and the coming battle over nominating a replacement for the late conservative Supreme Court Associate Justice, Antonin Scalia.
  2. Paul Kawika Martin, political and communications director with the group Peace Action discusses President Obama’s plan to modernize the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal, the inherent dangers, cost and concern about triggering a new nuclear arms race — and the Obama administration’s plan to spend $3.4 billion increase the deployment of heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other equipment to NATO countries in Central and Eastern Europe “to counter Russia and Vladimir Putin.”
  3. Steve Ellner, professor of economic history at the Universidad de Oriente, Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, provides analysis of both the economic and political situation in Venezuela following the December 6, 2015 election where the right wing opposition won control of the national assembly — and the country’s economy is in the midst of a steep decline.
  4. Mike DeRosa, Co-Chair of the Green Party of Connecticut, and the 2014 Green Party candidate for Connecticut Secretary of State, talks about the major issues in the 2016 election, his party’s candidates running for president and plans for statewide races in Connectcut.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Simon Winchester about his book, Pacific. Then Pamela Rotner Sakamoto discusses her book, Midnight in Broad Daylight, about a Japanese-American family divided by war.

11 PM: The Kitchen Sink: Catherine Conroy (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl (fill-in for The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning)

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, Febraury 14, 2016

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers,” and Black History 1825-1855

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

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:

LIVE Broadcast from the Pequot Library’s Mid-Winter Book Sale featuring Mark Naftalin & Friends

2:30 PM: Sunday Mix: Edwin or 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: David Schwartz

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

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