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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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, February 13, 2016

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: Barricada: John Lugo

1 PM: Special Live Broadcast from the Pequot Library: Mark Naftalin & Friends concert

2 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for FM Mutations: Allyson McCabe)

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

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 12, 2016

2nd Friday

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

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: My Other Music: Joseph Celli (fill-in for 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: Drive Time Salsa: John Rivera

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

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

Economic Change, Economic Disorder – Updates on China achieves economic superpower status, profit produces drug scarcities, Ireland’s unjust austerity, millionaire tax in Massachusetts. Major discussions of self-destructive cut-backs in public higher education and the chaos of the monetary system (banks, Fed Reserve, etc.).

8 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport)

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 11, 2016

2nd 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

  • 10:15 AM An interview with writer/director/actor Colin Thompson, whose new film “It’s Us” has generated critical buzz.
  • 11:00 AM: An interview with CT author Katharine Weber, who is producing “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” a Cabaret to benefit Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT (February 12). Music by Kay Swift and George Gershwin. Weber is the granddaughter of composer Kay Swift, and manages her musical legacy.

12 Noon: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon talks with Kevin McAllister of Defend H2O about the status of the Montauk beach project, the condition of east end beaches as a result of winter storms; and about recent rulings curbing the power of the Southampton Town Trustees to protect the beachfront. Sustainable East End is heard on the 2nd Thursday each month and is archived at sustainableeastend.blogspot.com

12:30 PM: Special Programming

Bob Moses on Education and Civil Rights. A talk about education and civil rights history by organizer and educator Dr. Robert Moses, founder of The Algebra Project. Also his son, Omo Moses, talks about The Young People’s Project

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: The Kitchen Sink: Catherine Conroy (fill-in for The Modern Hippy: Kyle Starkey)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues In The Evening: Al Bell

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

11 PM: The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2nd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle

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: The Mark Naftalin Show: with Mark Naftalin

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

This month, Hazel’s guest is Ayeda Ayed, a Palestinian-Canadian expert on the culture of the Arab-speaking world. A performer herself, she speaks to us from Toronto about the Palestinian music scene and introduces us to recordings from its most significant women musicians. Tidings is archived at hazelkahan.com.

8 PM: The Kitchen Sink: Catherine Conroy (fill-in for Jeff Wignall)

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 8, 2016

2nd 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 Indigenous Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

1 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

11 PM: The Relay: Jason Bischoff Wurstle

2 AM (Wednesday): DJ DaySix