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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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 8, 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

9 AM: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

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

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

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

Featured Guests:

  1. Jessa Boehner, International Program Associate with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch discuss the recent signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal by 12 member nations in New Zealand, and the campaign being waged by a coalition of groups to defeat the trade deal in the U.S. during the next 2 years of the ratification period, in which the at least 6 countries must approve the pact for it to be implemented.
  2. Nancy Altman, President Social Security Works discuss the current status of Social Security and the positions of both Democratic and Republican candidates plans to ensure the future fiscal viability of the Social Security system through new funding mechanisms for stability and/or expansion of popular benefits — or conversely cuts in benefits and/or increasing the eligibility age.
  3. Carey Shenkman, a U.S. based attorney working on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and an associate of Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.She talks about the recent ruling by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention which found that Assange’s detention in Ecuador’s London embassy should come to an end, and that Assange has the right to compensation for the 3½ years he spent in “illegal detention.” She’ll also discuss the wider significance of the Assange case for both journalism and activists.
  4. Matt O’Connor, Communications Coordinator with the Connecticut chapter of the American Federation of Teachers and Larry Dorman Public Affairs Coordinator with AFSCME Council 4, respond to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed 2017 budget that would cut $371 million, or $5.75 percent from all state agency budgets and from all municipal grants, (excluding the Educational Cost Sharing program) — and would reduce state-funded positions by “several thousand” through attrition and layoffs.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with the great travel writer, Paul Theroux, about his exploration of the poor rural communities of the American south, Deep South. Then cartoonist Ted Rall tells us about his latest graphic political biography, Bernie. It examines the campaign of Bernie Sanders, the history of the Democratic Party, and how Sanders’ campaign is changing the political landscape.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 7, 2016

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle

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: 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 6, 2016

1st Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

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!: John Lugo

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything:Bob Anderson

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

Caroline showcases women singer-song writers in folk, both prominent and less well known.

8 PM: Elijah Malone (fill-in for Soca Showcase: Icon)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Blue Roads”

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 5, 2016

1st Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Mark Muller’s New Music Network)

2 AM: Joey “Nomad” Santiago

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

5 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

Lessons About and From Socialism – Updates on the economic significance of Sanders’ Iowa vote, Keynes on risks of revolution against capitalism, costs of oil market collapse. Interview with author Pete Dolack on lessons for today of past experiments in socialism.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 4, 2016

1st Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

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 AM: A short tribute to Paul Kantner, founding member of Jefferson Airplane who passed away last Thursday; produced by Scott Shapleigh.

11 AM: Binnie Klein speaks with Meredith Maran who has assembled a lively and candid group of essays for her new anthology, Why We Write About Ourselves: Twenty Memoirists on Why They Exposes Themselves (and Others) in the Name of Literature. Contributors include A.M. Homes, Darin Strauss, Anne Lamott, Meghan Daum and Dani Shapiro (Daum and Shapiro being former guests of A Miniature World).

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 News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Mark Muller’s New Music Network)

2 AM (Friday): Joey “Nomad” Santiago

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 3, 2016

1st Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

2 AM: Panda Melbourne Madness: Alex Panda

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Doug Hovey (fill-in for Ebong Udoma)

9 AM: The Carl J. Frano Show: Carl J. Frano

12 Noon: The Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino (fill-in for Music, Sacred And Profane: Nick Jacobs)

4 PM: Mike Horyczun

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: national and international news

7:30 PM: North Fork Works: Hazel Kahan

This month we hear again the second program in the then new North Fork Works series, launched in March, 2012. Hazel Kahan asks Bob Jester, born and bred in Greenport, New York to talk about his life as a chimney sweep, educator, scientist and volunteer fireman. “What Bob told our listeners then about the rituals, myths and superstitions surrounding chimney sweeps has remained with me since I first heard them, but more than that, for me Bob is a man who lives a very large life. He is a remarkable person,” says Hazel. North Fork Works produced by Tony Ernst. North Fork Works programs are archived.

8 PM: Liz Becker

11 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

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