The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, April 4, 2016
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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