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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, April 4, 2016

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 The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

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. Alejandro Mendoza a fast food worker and Kevin Burgos a member of the National Organizing Committee of the national group “Fight For $15,” talk about their ongoing campaign to move the country toward establishing a $15 minimum wage. They’ll discuss their recent victory in California and prospects for a win in New York state, as well as organizing nationwide for the movement’s global strike and protest scheduled for April 14.
  2. Journalist Ted Snider discusses his recent article, “A ‘Silent Coup’ for Brazil?” and the current political crisis and economic downturn in South America’s most powerful nation, where Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is facing impeachment over corruption allegations, resulting from investigations that have implicated politicians from most of the nation’s political parties.
  3. Dune Lankard, Senior Alaska Representative with the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups that has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving AquaBounty Technologies, Inc.’s first-ever genetically engineered food animal, an Atlantic Salmon. He talks about why some scientists and a growing number of consumers oppose genetically altering animal species.
  4. Matt O’Connor, communications coordinator with the Connecticut chapter of the American Federation of Teachers discusses Governor Malloy’s threatened layoff of state employees, the union’s response — and alternatives available to state government to raise additional revenue and avert deep cuts to state social programs.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Ellen Meeropol talks about her new novel, On Hurricane Island. It’s about what happens when an innocent American citizen is abducted to a domestic black site and tortured. She also discusses how being married to one of the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg has influenced her writing. Then, a look back at one of the greatest writers and critics of America’s first Gilded Age and his relevance for today. Cecelia Tichi talks about her biography of the great writer and democratic socialist, Jack London, Jack London: A Writer’s Fight For a Better America.

11 PM: Elijah Malone (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, April 3, 2016

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “Gill & Marvin”

It only happens once a year! Just Marvin Gaye, and Gil Scott Heron, into the early morning. I’ve been doing this since Marvin was killed on the 1st of April, 1984- He was born on the 2nd of April, 1939. Gil Scott was born on the 1st of April, 1949, and he died in 2011, on 27th of May. Linger a while and remember with me…

2 AM: Bertho Joseph (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Maud Joseph & Bertho Joseph (fill-in for Solidarity: 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, April 2, 201

1st Saturday

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

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: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything:Bob Anderson

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

Caroline Doctorow presents a tribute to Pete Seeger featuring his music, his songs covered by others, and a bit about his extraordinary life. Songtrails with folk and roots-based music is heard each month on the first Saturday.

8 PM: The A List: Vinny (fill-in for Soca Showcase: Icon)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Gill & Marvin”

It only happens once a year! Just Marvin Gaye, and Gil Scott Heron, into the early morning. I’ve been doing this since Marvin was killed on the 1st of April, 1984- He was born on the 2nd of April, 1939. Gil Scott was born on the 1st of April, 1949, and he died in 2011, on 27th of May. Linger a while and remember with me…

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, April 1, 2016

1st Friday

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

2 AM: Sean Corvino

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for Doug Echols)

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

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

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson

5 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

Why and How – Updates on China’s rising wages, lethal overdoses and economic crisis, courts worsen Puerto Rico’s crisis, moving jobs to Mexico, and Florida governor tries to help Yale evade taxes.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 31, 2016

5th Thursday

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

2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins (fill-in for 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 Radio: Binnie Klein and Duo Dickinson

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski (fill-in for The Modern Hippy: Kyle Starkey)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: national and international news

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn

2 AM (Friday): Sean Corvino

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, March 30, 2016

5th Wednesday

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

2 AM: Panda Melbourne Madness: Alex Panda

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: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

Why isn’t healthcare a human right? Seven years ago, in early 2009, when Hazel Kahan interviewed India’s Dr. Sara Bhattacharji about the community health clinic she runs in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, it seemed radical to insist that healthcare was a human right, leading Hazel to wonder why Germany, India and the United States have such different approaches to healthcare. Tidings is archived at hazelkahan.com.

8 PM: Shaki Presents

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5th 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: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: Oscar Gonzalez Barreto

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): Panda Melbourne Madness: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 28, 2016

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: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino (fill-in for 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. After we review the latest developments in Syria and around the world, we discuss the historic Easter Rising of 1916 which began Ireland’s final struggle for independence from Britain. 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

Featured Guests:

  1. Peter Kornbluh, Senior Analyst with the National Security Archive and author of many books including his latest, co-written with William LeoGrande titled, “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.” Peter discusses President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba — and the White House decision to release classified documents on the dark U.S. relationship with the military dictatorship in Argentina.
  2. Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst who currently serves as a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, examines the recent Brussels terrorist attacks and the response in Europe, as well as among politicians here in the U.S. in the context of the presidential election campaign, i.e. Ted Cruz’s proposal to patrol Muslim communities and Donald Trump’s advocating the use of torture.
  3. Kai Newkirk, Campaign Director with the group Democracy Spring, discusses preparations for their planned march from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. April 2nd to April 11th — and the organizing being done for mass, non-violent civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol in a protest targeting the corruption of big money in U.S. politics, and to demand free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.
  4. Stanley Heller, Executive Director of the Middle East Crisis Committee, talks about a planned protest outside the Yale Law School in New Haven, CT on Wednesday, March 30, where activists will be calling for an end to the U.S. supply of weapons to Saudi Arabia which has been carrying out deadly airstrikes in Yemen for the past year, as the oil rich monarchy attempts to destroy Houthi rebels in the country, that they assert are allied with Iran.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Katy Simpson Smith about her new novel, Free Men. Then in the second half of the show, we replay our 2014 interview with Smith about her acclaimed first novel, Story of Land And Sea. Also, we review the wonderful new novel Academy Street by Mary Costello and hear two poems by Amy Dryansky.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 27, 2015

4th Sunday

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

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: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Morning Maniac Music: David Golden)

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: 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: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, March 26, 2015

4th Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Bob Chamenko

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: Tune Into Your Body: Dr. Wendy Leigh White

10 AM: Cosmic Perspective: Andy Poniros

  • Adventure Journalist Jim Clash discusses his most recent Adventure Journalist experiences, including future flight training for his Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 spaceflight
  • Local Astronomy & Space Related Events
  • A Tribute to Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell

11 AM: Live Culture: Martha Lewis – ideas in and around contemporary art

12 PM: Ina Chadwick

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: Ebong Udoma (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 – “Rivers”

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 25, 2016

4th Friday

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

2 AM: Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer

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

How Capitalism Changes Intimacy and Family – Updates on top bankers’ pay, bad auto corps’ decisions, deflation, and socialist economics.

8 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks (fill-in for Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport)

10 PM: Bob Chamenko

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 24, 2016

4th Thursday

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

2 AM: Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass (fill-in for Cliff Furnald)

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

12 Noon: Home Page Radio: Binnie Klein and Duo Dickinson

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: Dan Correll (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: Blues In The Evening: Al Bell (fill-in for In The Evening: Bob Shapiro)

A video portrait of Al Bell, The Blues According to Al Bell of WPKN is available courtesy of Mark S. Weiner.

11 PM: Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM (Friday): Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer