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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 4, 2014

1st Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM: Special Programming: Music Meeting Festival Highlights (fill-in for Luis Luna)

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 Radio Show): Fran Pastore, CEO of WBDC will lead an engaging discussion on Passion to Profits, Access to Capital and Budget Coaching with guests Jill Russo Foster and Janet Siegenthaler.

1:00 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile (in place of Radio Something: Valerie Richardson)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Sea Change Radio

8 PM: Radio Club Underground: DJ Ren (fill-in for First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio: Richard Hill)

11 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan (fill-in for For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici)

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 3, 2014

1st 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: Report To Listener: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

Steve di Costanzo, GM of WPKN-FM reviews some internal issues here at the station: Bob Marley Marathon this Thursday and Friday; next week’s “All that Jazz” 72 hours of Jazz… including the Monday night screening of the movie “Jazz on a Summer’s Day” that profiles the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Also, a review of our WPKN AUTO CLUB program and our IMPACT event on February 22 “Imagine Mixing Percussive Artforms CT” at the Arcade in Bridgeport. 12:15 to 12:25: Patty Calabrese, Special Events Coordinator for Sterling House in Stratford, CT. This non-profit has their annual gala on February 15 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre – this year’s theme MOTOWN featuring BAND TOGETHER. 12:30-12:40: Kathryn Simos, coordinator of the 7th Annual Long Island WINTERFEST: Live on the Vine festival from February 8 – March 16 on the East End of Long Island. 12:45-12:55: Stephen Grant, Communications Manager of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

1 PM: Special Programming (fill-in for The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone)

Rebroadcast of the Fairfield Museum’s “Rocking Top Ten” Panel discussion recorded LIVE by WPKN on January 16 featuring: Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club); Jose Feliciano; Nile Rogers (Chic-Daft Punk); Chip Damiani (The Remains).

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International Lesbian & Gay Radio Magazine

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth discusses the U.S. State Dept.’s just-released Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline project, the response by environmental activist groups which oppose construction of the pipeline — and the frustratingly few public policy initiatives to effectively address climate change in the U.S. and around the world.
  2. Joel Berg, author of the book, All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? who currently serves as executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. He discusses the recent Congressional agreement in the federal Farm Bill to cut $8 billion in funding for SNAP, the food stamp program over the next decade — while increasing subsidies for big agribusiness companies. He’ll also address the broader public policy debate on addressing hunger in America and growing poverty.
  3. Norman Solomon, a former California congressional candidate, co-founder of RootsAction.org and author of War Made Easy, How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death. He talks about his recent article, “The State of Phony Populism,” which examines the failure of President Obama to honestly and effectively address the causes and antidote to long running economic inequality and the redistribution of wealth from the poor and middle class to the wealthiest one percent over the last several decades.
  4. A tribute to the late Pete Seeger, one of the world’s best-known folk-singers, song writers and social activists. We’ll air an interview with Pete Seeger conducted by Counterpoint – Between The Lines producer Scott Harris recorded on June 5, 1994 at the annual People’s Music Network Retreat in Pine Bush, New York. Seeger talks about music, democracy, capitalism, threats to the environment, the future of the human race and his Clearwater project.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Ann Patchett talks about her collection of essays, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Then we re-air our 2012 interview with Patchett’s mother Jeanne Ray “also a writer” about her novel, Calling Invisible Women.

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 2, 2014

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room

2 AM: Mark Mushin

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Integrative Wellness: Ameni Harris, Maud Joseph, Dr. Z.

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Latin Music with Luis or Edwin

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

5:30 PM: The Modern Hippy Show: Kyle Starkey

7 PM: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for 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 1, 2014

1st Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Bob Chamenko

2 AM: CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile

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: Saturday ViBeZ: DJ Dizz-E

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

Caroline remembers Pete Seeger
and talks with Long Island based singer/songwriter Russ Seeger about his recent CD. Plus Long Island musicians Marcy Geller and Audrey Flack in the local spotlight.

8 PM: Soca Showcase: Icon

10 PM: Mikki’s Room

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, January 31, 2013

5th Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Ed Flynn

2 AM: Eli Malone

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

10 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 – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

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

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Bob Chamenko

2 AM (Saturday): CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, January 30, 2014

5th Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

2 AM: Michael Goldman

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

12 Noon: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

Peter Neill, Director of the World Ocean Observatory, discusses the looming water crisis (where, according to the UN, by the year 2035 as many as 3.5 billion people will face water scarcity) and how to create a just and sustainable future based on the notion of water as a commons and a public trust, rather than a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder. Alternative Radio with David Barsamian regularly airs on WPKN every Monday morning at 6 AM.

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: John Motavalli

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Ed Flynn

2 AM (Friday): Eli Malone

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, January 29, 2014

5th Wednesday

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

2 AM: Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow

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: Tune Into Your Body: Dr. Leigh White

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Rod Ross

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Tidings: Hazel Kahan

8 PM: The Modern Hippy Show: Kyle Starkey

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Jose C. & Eddie G.

2 AM (Thursday): Michael Goldman

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

4th Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Michael Dunham

2 AM: Luis Luna

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: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

12:55 PM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

1:00 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Sea Change Radio

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

11 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, January 27, 2014

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: Radio Club Underground: DJ Ren (fill-in)

12 Noon: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe

In this edition of the monthly In Context War Report, we examine the militaries of the major Asian powers – China and Japan. As the U.S. pivots to the Pacific, is it prepared for an Asian war?

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM This Way Out: The International Lesbian & Gay Radio Magazine

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Marge Baker, People for the American Way’s executive vice president, discusses her group’s view of recently proposed Congressional legislation, sponsored by Reps. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to strengthen the 1965 Voting Rights Act, eroded in a June 2013 Supreme Court decision. She’ll also examine related issues presented in the just released report from President Obama’s Commission on Election Administration.
  2. Cindy Cohn, Legal Director with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who also serves as the group’s General Counsel, talks about her recent article, co-written with Parker Higgins, titled “Rating Obama’s NSA Reform Plan,” which scrutinizes President Obama’s proposed reforms to NSA surveillance programs. She’ll also comment on the opinion issued last week by The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board which strongly condemned the NSA’s mass telephone records surveillance program as illegal.
  3. Jamal Abdi, Policy Director with the National Iranian American Council discusses the proposed imposition of new sanctions against Iran now being debated in Congress, which threaten to derail current talks between the U.S., European Union, Russia and Iran whose diplomats are currently negotiating an agreement that will ensure that Iran ends any future attempt to develop nuclear weapons.
  4. Tara Cook Littman, director of the grass-roots advocacy group GMO Free CT, who provides an update on the status of the GMO labeling law in Connecticut, the campaigns for similar laws in other states, i.e. New Hampshire – and the current battle at the federal level with proposed legislation from the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association that would take away state’s rights to impose future GMO labeling laws.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Isabel Allende about her latest novel – and her first mystery – Ripper. It s about an appealing young sleuth who teams up with her grandfather and some online friends to solve a spate of murders in San Francisco. Then we re-broadcast our 2010 interview with Allende about her novel of revolutionary Haiti, Island Beneath The Sea.

11 PM: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, January 24, 2014

4th Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Black In Introspectives: Eric Ford

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Latin Music with Luis or Edwin

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-rerported 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: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, January 25, 2014

4th Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Bob Chamenko

2 AM: CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: The Car Bob Show: Bob Costanzo and the Car Bob Crew (fill-in for Cosmic Perspective: Andy Poniros)

11 AM: Dennis Quinn

12 Noon: Mouse Muse: Ina Chadwick

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol

10 PM: Mikki’s Room

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, January 24, 2014

4th Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM: Eli Malone

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: Luis Luna (fill-in for Drive Time Salsa: John Rivera)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

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

8 PM: Ray Terlaga

10 PM: Bob Chamenko

2 AM (Saturday): CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile