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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, October 13, 2014

2nd 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: Under The Influence: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Under The Influence: Kevin Gallagher

12 Noon: Community Programming: The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

1 PM: Under The Influence: Rick Petrone

3 PM: Under The Influence: Peter Bochan

5 PM: Under The Influence: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Evening News

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

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Nick Schou, author of the book, “Kill The Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb,” the book on which a new movie of the same name is based. The book and movie tell the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, whose ground breaking reporting revealed the links between the CIA-supported right wing Contra guerilla army fighting the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the 1980s, and their sales of crack cocaine in the U.S., using the profits to purchase arms. (Tonight’s interview with Nick Schou coincides with WPKN’s Fall Fund Drive and our 2-day special programming theme, “Under the Influence.” Copies of Schou’s book, “Kill The Messenger,” will be offered to listeners who make a qualified donation pledge to the station.)
  2. Activist and author Kevin Alexander Gray discusses the most recent round of protests in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri – as well as groups mobilizing to confront police violence nationwide, which is the focus of the new book, “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence,” co-edited by Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeffrey St. Clair and JoAnn Wypijewski.
  3. Norman Soloman, a former California congressional candidate, co-founder of RootsAction.org and author of “War Made Easy, How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death.” He examines the issues covered in his recent article,“The Government War Against Reporter James Risen,” as well as the individuals and groups that are now rallying to James Risen’s defense, opposing government prosecution of whistleblowers and the reporters who tell their stories to the American public.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Animal behaviorist Vint Virga talks about his award-winning book, The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human. And children’s book author Mike Graf discusses his two in his series of adventures guides set in National Parks, To The Top of The Grand, about Grand Teton and Eye of The Whale, about Acadia.

11 PM: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: Wilfredo “DJ Renaissance” Soto

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, October 12, 2014

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room: 2nd Saturday ‐ it’s Jazz, with some poetry slipped in from time to time

2 AM: Saxophone Sunday: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

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

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Música Latina con Edwin/Luis
Si es nueva música (new music): Edwin
y las normas de la vieja escuela (old school standards): Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis.
Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Amazon Radio: Pam Smith

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, October 11, 2014

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: CT ROCKS! with Bob D’Aprile

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: Community Discussions: Tom Sweeney

11 AM: Special Programming: remote broadcast from the Garlic and Harvest Festival

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson)

4 PM: Daniel Bass (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: Kristi Hall (fill-in for Leaving The 20th Century With No Regrets: Scott Shapleigh)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room: 2nd Saturday ‐ it’s Jazz, with some poetry slipped in from time to time

2 AM (Sunday): Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, October 10, 2014

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: 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: Evening News

7:30 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, October 9, 2014

2nd Thursday

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

10:30 AM – Joshua Wolf Shenk’s new book “Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs” began with his curiosity about the sources of our creativity and the history of famous creative collaborations. He’ll talk about Lennon/McCartney, Ethan and Joel Coen, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, among others.

12 Noon: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

Trains, Buses, Roads and Automobiles are the subjects when we talk with Ryan Lynch of the Tri-State Transprtation Campaign. Sustainable East End is a monthly look at issues of land use, water and energy resources, the food industry and transportation on Long Island’s twin forks. Programs are archived at eastendreport.blogspot.com

12:30 PM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

1 PM: Radio B&B: Buskin and Batteau

4 PM: Rogue Radio: Scott Thompson (fill-in for John Motavalli)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues with Al: Al Bell

A video portrait of Al Bell, The Blues Accordings to Al Bell of WPKN
is available at Mark S. Weiner’s blog: Worlds of Law.

11 PM: Ed Flynn

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, October 8, 2014

2nd 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 (fill-in for Solidarity: Garnett Ankle)

9 AM: Mirror Ya Vibes: I Messiah

12 Noon: Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Rogue Radio: Scott Thompson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Evening News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

Raza Rumi, a Pakistani author, journalist and blogger and follower of Sufi thought talks about the tradition of hospitality, friendship and loyalty and the divergent ways these traditions shape and reflect Eastern and Western cultures. The subject of hospitality holds a certain irony for Raza who was forced to flee from his country after narrowly missing an assassination attempt on his life in Lahore which tragically killed his driver. Tidings is produced by Tony Ernst and archived at hazelkahan.com

8 PM: Jeff Wignall

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

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, October 7, 2014

1st Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Luis Luna (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM: Dance Mix Radio: Wilfredo “DJ Renaissance” Soto

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

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

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Evening News

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

8 PM: First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio: Richard Hill

At 9:15 PM, Richard will interview jazz great Willie Ruff who runs the Ellington Jazz Fellowship at Yale Univesity and has played with everyone from Miles to Elvin Jones, Lionel Hampton and too many more to mention. He tells wonderful stories about his encounters with Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, et al.

11 PM: For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, October 6, 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 Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

On today’s GM REPORT TO THE LISTENERS, WPKN’s GM, Steve di Costanzo will be talking with: Jane Mills, publicist for this year’s FREE New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema in New Haven, from October 21-26; Helen Kauder, Executive Director of ArtSpace, who will be holding City-Wide Open Studios over the next three weekends in New Haven; the final guest will be Richard Wenning, Executive Director of BeFoundation, who also runs Spread Music Now.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Evening News

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

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Jonathan Brater, Counsel with the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling which upheld Ohio’s right to restrict voting rights in the coming mid term election, as well as summarizing the efforts underway to reverse legislation passed in many other Republican Party controlled states that will make it more difficult for citizens to vote.
  2. Peter Hart, Activism Director and co-producer of the CounterSpin radio program of the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, (FAIR) talks about his recent article, “TV Generals and Precision Bombs: Corporate Media Go to War,” assessing corporate media’s response to the Obama administration’s launch of a new U.S. war in Iraq and Syria.
  3. Timothy Kuhner, Associate Professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, discusses his new book, “Capitalism v. Democracy: Money in Politics and the Free Market Constitution,” which argues that recent Supreme Court rulings unleashing the floodgates of unlimited and unaccountable money in U.S. politics and which decreed “corporate personhood,” damages both democracy and capitalism.
  4. Katherine Emery, Founder and CEO of reSET, Social Enterprise Trust and the Walker Group, talks about the recent establishment of Benefit Corporation status in the state of Connecticut, the law’s unique features, as well her work in the nation’s growing social enterprise movement, which leverages the power of business to create public good.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

On the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, Seth Rosenfeld discusses his bestselling book, Subversives: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s Rise to Power. Also, we re-play excerpts from our April interview with Betty Medsger about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.

11 PM: Luis Luna (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: Wilfredo “DJ Renaissance” Soto

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, October 5, 2014

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room: 1st Saturday ‐ Usually, but not always, Blues

2 AM: Off-Beat: Rich Kaminsky

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Bertho Joseph (fill-in for Solidarity: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert with Agave Ghost

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Música Latina con Edwin/Luis
Si es nueva música (new music): Edwin
y las normas de la vieja escuela (old school standards): Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis.
Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: The Modern Hippy: 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, October 4, 2014

1st Saturday

2 AM: 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: In The Domain: Icon (fill-in for Saturday ViBeZ: DJ Dizz-E)

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

Caroline Doctorow talks with Long Island Bluegrass master Buddy Merriam
about his music, his band Back Roads, his work with Bill Monroe and his latest CD, The Farm. Songtrails airs on the first Saturday each month and will be archived at archives.wpkn.org.

8 PM: Soca Showcase: Icon

10 PM: Mikki’s Room: 1st Saturday ‐ Usually, but not always, Blues

2 AM (Sunday): Off-Beat: Rich Kaminsky

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, October 3, 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: Doug Echols

10 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

Special guest: Peppy Castro, founding member of The Blues Magoos, Barnaby Bye and Balance. Also known as songwriter covered by Cher, Diana Ross, Aerosmith and many others, Peppy starred in the Broadway version of Hair. The Blues Magoos were featured in the California 66 benefit for WPKN and have a new album coming out in November. Peppy will be sharing personal stories about Jimi Hendrix, The Who, John Lennon, Jack Benny, The Smothers Brothers and many others. Guaranteed laughter in this episode!

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Free Speech Radio News

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, October 2, 2014

1st Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Dave Hogan (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: 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

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM (Friday): Eli Malone