The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, August 19, 2013
12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz
2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins
6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian
As of this week, Al Jazeera English is no longer be available as a radio broadcast. In its place, WPKN will be broadcasting the award-winning news program Democracy Now, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, during the 6 to 7 a.m. hour, Tuesdays through Fridays. On Mondays, the weekly public affairs show Alternative Radio, hosted by David Barsamian, will provide information, analyses, and views that are frequently unavailable or ignored in other media. Starting this week, on your community radio station, WPKN.
7 AM: Mark Mushin
9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino
12 Noon: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe and Del LaPietro – live call in
How we treat veterans says much about America’s character according to our guest, journalist John Hoctor. Mr. Hoctor has been covering the VA’s response to vets suffering from traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder and other service related ailments. Call-in during the show or email your questions before to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone
4 PM: Kevin Gallagher
7 PM: Free Speech Radio News
7:30 PM This Way Out: The International Lesbian & Gay Radio Magazine
8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris
- Daniel Ellsberg a former government military analyst who in 1971 leaked the now-famous Vietnam war era “Pentagon Papers” to the press. The documents chronicled the lies and deceit employed by the government to justify U.S. military intervention in Southeast Asian wars. He reflects on the recent verdict in the Bradley Manning trial and his future sentencing, as well as the “National Surveillance State” issues related to Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations and the Obama administration’s expansion of Bush-era national security policies. (Re-scheduled from the previous Monday, August 12, 2013)
- Chris Toensing, Executive Director and Editor, Middle East Report, assesses the current situation in Egypt, re: the escalating violence and instability – as well as the possible impact on other nations/ Islamist movements in the region. He’ll also take a critical look at how the Obama administration has responded to the military’s repression, including the killing of over 800 supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, recognizing that the U.S. continues to provide an estimated $1.3 billion each year to the Egyptian Army.
- Van Henri White an attorney, social justice advocate and organizer discusses the upcoming August 28th 50th Anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and contemporary civil rights issues, including: the recent Supreme Court overturning of key sections of the Voting Rights Act and the suppression of voting rights in many states across the U.S. and the issues of jobs and poverty; and the issues of racial profiling central to the Florida murder of Trayvon Martin.
- Dori Ahern, radio producer, activist and organizer talks about plans in Connecticut to promote and arrange transportation to the August 28th, 50th Anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C.
- Part #2 of a speech by Noam Chomsky, Institute professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recorded on June 8th at this year’s Left Forum gathering on the conference theme of, “Mobilizing for Ecological/Economic Transformation.” Noam Chomsky is a U.S. political theorist and activist. Apart from his work in linguistics, Chomsky is internationally recognized as one of the most critically engaged public intellectuals alive today. Part #1 of this speech was broadcast on Counterpoint, August 12. Find an audio file of the entire speech at btlonline.org
10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon
Margalit Fox tells the fascinating story of how the ancient Minoan script linear B got cracked — and the forgotten female professor from Brooklyn College without whom it would never have been done. Her book is THE RIDDLE OF THE LABYRINTH: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code. Then Anne C. Heller talks about her biography of Ayn Rand (encore.)
11 PM Jazz Adventures: Phil Bowler (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)
2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna