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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, April 18, 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: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

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

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

  1. Carl Takei, Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s National Prison Project talks about the ACLU’s lawsuit against the federal Bureau of Prisons for refusing to release requested documents, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA,) related to the agency’s 2002 approval of a CIA torture site in Afghanistan.
  2. Dana Brown, national teach-ins coordinator with the Democracy Collaborative and The Next System Project, discusses the organization’s nationwide teach-in project, with a focus on analysis of the failures of our current economic and political system, alternative models, and a strategy to move the nation toward implementing change.
  3. Andrew Hanauer, Campaigns Director with the group Jubilee USA Network assesses Puerto Rico’s debt crisis and ongoing Congressional negotiations on finding a fair solution to the economic dislocation that is impacting the island’s citizens.
  4. Sonali Kolhatkar, is host and creator of KPFK Radio’s Rising Up with Sonali; author of “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence“, and co-Director of the non-profit group, Afghan Women’s Mission. She discusses her recent article published at TruthDig.com titled, “Two Weeks Into a Major Uprising, French Activists Still Staying ‘Up All Night’” – with attention on the common economic issues impacting working people in both Europe and the U.S., and the ways in which activists can now communicate directly with each another, bypassing corporate media.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Liza Featherstone talks about the collection of essays she’s edited, False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Then we talk with one of the contributors to False Choices, Rutgers history professor Donna Murch. Her essay is titled, “The Clintons War on Drugs: When Black Lives Didn t Matter.”

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, April 17, 2016

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday):Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

2 AM: The A List: Vinny (fill-in for In The Domain: Icon)

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Elijah Malone (fill-in for Solidarity: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

12 noon – Interviews with Mike Wilbur from the band Moon Hooch, and Eddie Roberts from The New Mastersounds.

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert: singer-songwriter Robert C. Fullerton

2 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: 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, April 16, 2016

3rd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Annette Szczesiul

2 AM: Alec Cumming (fill-in for 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: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny (fill-in for In The Domain: Icon)

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, April 15, 2016

3rd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski (fill-in for The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn)

2 AM: Sean Corvino

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for 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

Prisons and Sugar Babies – Updates on IMF, Panama Papers and tax evasion, workers fighting back.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

At 8:30 PM — We’ll talk to Christian Bland of the band Black Angels. He’s also one of the founding members of the Reverberation Appreciation Society, an Austin, Texas collective that since 2008 has hosted the annual psychedelic music festival originally called Austin Psych Fest. It’s now called Levitation, a reference to a classic 13th Floor Elevatiors tune. We’ll discuss this year’s festival and how they’ve grown over the years as well as a musical side project known as Christian Bland and the Revelators.

10 PM: Annette Szczesiul

2 AM (Saturday): Alec Cumming (fill-in for Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky)

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, April 14, 2016

2nd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM: Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer (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: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

We look at “community-supported fishing” with Sean Barrett of Dock to Dish. Inspired by the success of community-supported agriculture, Dock to Dish introduced a new model for the fishing marketplace that they say “strengthens the viability of the Montauk fishing economy with a membership model” for purchasing seafood. Sustainable East End is heard on the 2nd Thursday each month and is archived at sustainableeastend.blogspot.com

12:30 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Host Francesca Rheannon speaks with Norwegian economist, Per Espen Stoknes about his book What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming.

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski (fill-in for The Modern Hippy: Kyle Starkey)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: national and international 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: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski (fill-in for The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn)

2 AM (Friday): Sean Corvino

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, April 13, 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: Music Sacred And Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: Mark Naftalin

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

Tom Rawinski is a botanist with the USDA Forest Service in Durham, New Hampshire. Specializing in the impact of the overabundant white-tailed deer population on native vegetation in America’s northeast region, he is committed to protecting our ecosystem through wildlife management policy and practices. Rawinski applies his beliefs as a conservationist and follower of Aldo Leopold to his work educating towns and communities across the northeast region about how their forests, their deer and their hunters are interrelated. 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): Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, April 12, 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 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 Report: national and international 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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, April 11, 2015

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: Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson

Michael Benson will have an interview with Martin Barre. Barre is the long time (over 40 years) guitarist for Jethro Tull. He joined Jethro Tull just before the recording of their second album “Stand Up” in 1969 followed by “Benefit” and “Aqualung”. Barre has recorded several solo projects and is touring in support of his latest release entitled “Back to Steel”. He will be appearing in our listening area with his band at The Infinity in Hartford, CT on April 21 and also in Worcester, MA at The Hanover Theater on April 29. We discuss his years with Tull and sharing the bill with acts like Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac and Joe Cocker just to name a few. He also talks about his solo projects.

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino (fill-in for My Other Music: Joseph Celli)

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

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

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

Featured Guests:

  1. James S. Henry, Esq., Senior Fellow, Columbia University Center on Sustainable Investment and Senior Advisor with the Tax Justice Network, assesses the importance of the Panama Papers leak of millions of documents from the world’s 4th largest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca, that exposed how the world’s wealthiest people hide their money offshore.
  2. Margrete Strand Rangnes, Public Citizen’s Executive Vice President, talks about the organizing being done for the Spring Awakening convergence in Washington, D.C. April 16-18, where legal protest and non-violent civil disobedience actions will demand Congress take action to enact democracy reforms.
  3. Kani Xulam, director of the American Kurdish Information Network discusses Turkey’s war against Kurdish groups inside Turkey and in Syria that are struggling for independence, the multi-sided war against ISIS — and the work his group does here in the U.S.
  4. Martha Klein communications chair of the CT chapter of the Sierra Club talks about the message and goals of the upcoming Rally for Renewable Energy on Weds., April 20th at Connecticut Governor Malloy’s mansion in Hartford, with a focus on new infrastructure being planned and built for natural gas across New England — and many environmentalist’s rejection of natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” to a sustainable/renewable energy future.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with David and Jean Stiles, authors of 15 books on building useful and beautiful structures with simple tools about their new book, Backyard Building. Then we replay our 2013 interview with Howard Mansfield about his book, Dwelling In Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, April 10, 2016

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

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

2 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, April 9, 2016

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

10 AM: Cosmic Perspective: Andy Poniros

11 AM: Barricada: John Lugo

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: FM Mutations: Allyson McCabe

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, April 8, 2016

2nd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Mark Muller’s New Music Network

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: Free Speech Radio News:

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

Efficiency: Capitalist vs Human – Updates on tax issues: Panama Papers, corp tax rates, tax-avoiding “inversions” and Yale’s tax avoidance.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, April 7, 2016

1st Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Sean Corvino (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 Farm Stand: Guy Beardsley and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Dave Hogan

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International 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): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl