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The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 7, 2014

1st 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: Jazz Adventures: Phil Bowler (fill-in for Doug Echols)

10 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

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

1 PM: Dance Mix Radio: DJ Ren (fill-in for PURE: howard thompson)

4 PM: Scott Thompson (fill-in for Connections: Eric Cocks)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTMirror.org, CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com

7 PM: Feature Story News

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

8 PM: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Ray Terlaga)

10 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 6, 2014

1st Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Dave Hogan (fill-in for Michael Goldman)

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: Guy Beardsley and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile

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: Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM (Friday): Eli Malone

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

1st Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

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: Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Music Sacred And Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: Tom Wheeler

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: North Fork Works: Hazel Kahan

This month’s interview features Al Krupski — North Fork native, farmer, Cutchogue resident and Legislator for the 1st Legislative District of Suffolk County, the largest agricultural county in New York. Al talks about growing up on the farm and we follow the course of his public service career, from local to county government. Produced by Tony Ernst.

8 PM: Dave Hogan (fill-in for Liz Becker)

11 PM: DJ Mondavi

2 AM (Thursday): Dave Hogan (fill-in for Michael Goldman)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

1st Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Jazz Adventures: Phil Bowler (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

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

Today’s guests: Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman. From 12:00-12:30, Fran and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will discuss issues affecting women, workforce development, and small businesses in Connecticut. And from 12:30-1:00 Fran will be joined by Rosa DeLauro to discuss the economic agenda for women and families.

12:55 PM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

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

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

Featured: an hour speaking with two well-respected teachers of Buddhism in the Insight Meditation tradition. At 5:30 p.m., Sharon Salzberg speaks about her most recent book, Real Happiness at Work, which shows how people are using mindfulness to deal with stress and conflict while also bringing compassion and integrity into the workplace. At 6:00 p.m., Kevin Griffin, whose teachings integrate Buddhist teachings with the 12-step tradition, discusses some of his recent books and projects.

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: First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio: Richard Hill

11 PM: For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 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

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

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. Filmmaker Jean Phillippe Tremblay, talks about his new documentary film, “Shadows of Liberty: The Media Monopoly in American Journalism,” which he directed, produced and wrote. A free screening of the film, followed by an audience Q&A with Jean Phillippe, Mark Oppenheimer, coordinator of the Yale Journalism Initiative and Between The Lines’ radio producer Scott Harris will take place at Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT, Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm.
  2. Laura Flanders, Executive Producer and host of “The Laura Flanders Show,” a contributing writer to The Nation magazine and a regular contributor to MSNBC. She recounts her recent interview with the late Jackson, Mississippi mayor Chokwe Lumumba just two weeks before his untimely death. In the interview Flanders conducted for Yes! magazine, Lumumba, “America’s most revolutionary mayor,” talks about his vision and work to rebuild Jackson, repairing rifts, and promoting a solidarity economy.
  3. Prof. David Kotz, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and coauthor of the book, “Russia’s Path from Gorbachev to Putin: The Demise of the Soviet System and the New Russia.” He discusses the escalating crisis in Ukraine, assessing the rationale and possible consequences of Russia’s deployment of troops to the Crimea region, the U.S.-European response and strategies for reducing tensions.
  4. Michael Sherrard executive director of the group Faithful America, discusses the Arizona legislature’s passage of SB 1062 and Gov. Brewer’s subsequent veto of that measure, as well as his group’s current effort to challenge similar “religious freedom” legislation that would legalize discrimination against LGBT Americans in other states.
  5. Jeff Cohen, is founding director of the Park Center for Independent Media and associate professor of journalism at Ithaca College. Jeff, who was the founder of the media watch group, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting in 1986 and senior producer of MSNBC’s Phil Donahue show until the program was cancelled on the eve of the Iraq war, talks about the Public Broadcasting Service, (PBS) conflicts of interest by accepting the contributions of corporate sponsors, as recently occurred with a generous $3.5 million donation from former Enron trader and billionaire, John Arnold, who underwrote a PBS documentary on pension issues with a specific point of view.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Judy Foreman talks about America s biggest health problem – chronic pain. Her book, A Nation In Pain, covers the issue from the scientific, social, economic and health perspectives. It’s central thesis is that chronic pain is a disease in its own right – and deserves to be treated as the serious health problem it is.

11 PM: Jazz Adventures: Phil Bowler (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 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: 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, March 1, 2014

1st Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Bob Chamenko

2 AM: Dave Hogan (fill-in for 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.

Host Caroline Doctorow speaks with famed multi-instrumentalst Pete Kennedy about his latest release Tone Twang and Taste, an all instrumental CD celebrating pre-rock electric guitar. Pete has appeared on numerous recordings including Nanci Griffith’s Grammy Award-winning contemporary folk album Other Voices Other Rooms. He’ll talk about an upcoming southern tour with The Kennedys (Pete and wife Maura), his work in Nanci Griffith’s touring band, working with Mary Chapin Carpenter and more. Songtrails is heard on the first Saturday each month.

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

10 PM: Mikki’s Room

2 AM (Sunday): Mark Mushin

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 28, 2014

4th Friday

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

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, February 27, 2014

4th Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Jose C. & Eddie G.

2 AM: Michael Goldman

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

At 9 AM: Mats Edén – The Kitchen Concert: Mats Edén has been one of the prime movers in the folk revival in Sweden, but is also a force in improvisational, classical and art music, and has performed with Groupa, Ale Möller, Lena Willemark, Ellika Frisell, and many others. Earlier this month Mats took out his fiddles, sat down at his kitchen table and recorded a concert in his home in Harlösa, Sweden. He’s also written a detailed and illustrated program guide, which you will find on our web site so you can follow along. I’ll also feature solo, duet and ensemble recordings from his decades long career, and include a new work by the quartet Nordic Raga, performing one of Mats’ compositions.

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

12 Noon: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

Vandana Shiva: Seeds & Freedom – What’s in a seed? Life itself. Ten thousand years ago, Iraq, Egypt and India were the sites of the earliest sowing and harvesting of plants that had previously been gathered in the wild. It was a revolutionary development and made civilization possible. Since then humans have been able to grow food and feed themselves. Today, that freedom embodied in seeds is threatened. Multinational corporations, like Monsanto, have radically changed the agricultural landscape. The imposition of intellectual property rights and patenting have been ways corporations have devised to put a price tag on seeds and to undo what has been for millennia a shared heritage. Around the world there is backlash and resistance to the corporate hijacking of seeds. In many instances it is indigenous peoples who are leading the way in promoting sustainability and protecting the integrity of seeds. Alternative Radio with David Barsamian regularly airs on WPKN every Monday morning at 6 AM.

1 PM: Radio B&B: Buskin and Batteau

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

2 AM (Friday): Eli Malone

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

4th Wednesday

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

2 AM: Dance Mix Radio: DJ Ren (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Ebong Udoma

9 AM: Mirror Ya Vibes: I Messiah

12 Noon: Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan (fill-in for 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: East End Ink

Sag Harbor’s John Jermaine Library and Canios Books celebrate Black History Month with a Read-In of Afro-American literature. Members of the community read works by Langston Hughes, Tracy K Smith, Zora Neale Hurston, a folk tale from Zimbabwe and more. East End Ink programs are archived at eastendink.blogspot.com

8 PM: Scott Thompson (fill-in for The Modern Hippy Show: Kyle Starkey)

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

2 AM (Thursday): Michael Goldman

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 25, 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: John Kane (substituting for Tiokasin Ghosthorse)

John Kane (Interim Host) Interviews Gregg Deal Pyramind Lake Paiute of (thelastamericanindianonearth.com) The premise of the project is to take what would be commonly known to be Indigenous looking (by way of popular culture, misunderstandings, misconceptions) and to confront the general public with this image in every day places and doing every day things. “This project is a performance art piece wearing traditional Native American clothing in various, everyday scenarios interacting with the public which will create interesting, thought-provoking, and even comical situations where the public will be forced to look at me, as a stereotypical Native person, and what I m doing, and question what they are watching. How will they react if they saw a Native dressed in buckskin and a headdress, doing something as mundane as shopping for cereal at the grocery store? How would they react if they saw me eating Chinese food in China Town or taking pictures of buffalo at the National Zoo? How would they react if they saw me waiting in a Metro station or were riding in the same Metro car?”

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

A couple of decades who could have imagined that a gust of wind wafting across a Wyoming plain could power an air conditioner as far off as Southern California? But it very well may be happening soon. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with Shalini Ramanathan, a Texas-based wind energy consultant who gives us a peek into new advances in the wind industry and how these are enabling wind to blow open our nation s interstate power grid. Then, we hear from the mayor of Sebastopol, California, Michael Kyes, who told us last year about how his town passed some controversial, yet effective solar power ordinances to get off of fossil fuels and make this humble municipality a trailblazer in the shift to sustainability.

8 PM: CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile (fill-in for Jim Motavalli)

11 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 24, 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 our monthly War Report, we examine the uprising in the Ukraine in the context of the global confrontation between the U.S. and Russia. Meanwhile, China prepares for war with Japan over the control of islands in the China Sea. Callers welcome from any point of view. Call-in during the show or email your questions before to ken@mdrtalk.org.

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. Eric Draitser, an independent geopolitical analyst and founder of the website StopImperialism.com, discusses the street protests and violence in Kiev, which resulted in fall of the Ukraine government. He’ll examine the political character of opposition activists, assess U.S. media coverage – and examine how this crisis could impact relations between Washington and Moscow.
  2. Steve Ellner, a lecturer at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela since 1977, and author or editor of a number of books on Venezuelan politics, including the forthcoming, “Latin America’s Radical Left.” He’ll discuss recent protests and violence in Venezuela, with a focus on opposition group’s objectives and relationship with the U.S. government.
  3. Independent scholar Anthony Greco, author of the new book, “Chomsky’s Challenge to American Power: A Guide for the Critical Reader,” assesses the MIT Linguist and internationally-known progressive, dissident intellectual’s role in our nation’s debates on U.S. foreign policy.
  4. Steve McKeever, a Middletown High School science teacher, who serves as the First Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers Union Connecticut chapter, discusses the current debate on education reform, advocacy of privatization, charter schools and the common core.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

In the second episode in The River Runs Through Us, our special six part series exploring the literature, spirit and meaning of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts, we examine the life of nineteenth century abolitionist and former slave Sojourner Truth. Truth was born in New York state as Elizabeth Bomefree, but she has a special connection to the Connecticut River town, Northampton, Massachusetts. She lived there during a crucial period of her life when she began to come into her own as a leader. And it was on her journey up the Connecticut River Valley to Massachusetts that she had the spiritual revelation that gave her her new name, Sojourner Truth.

11 PM: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna