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The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

3rd 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: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle (fill-in for Ebong Udoma)

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

12 Noon: Kathy’s Corner: Kathy Connor

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan (fill-in)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

8 PM: Speaking to Your Spirit: Cheryl Palmer

11 PM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

2 AM (Thursday): TBA (fill-in for Michael Goldman)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, December 17, 2013

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM: Luis Luna

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

12 Noon: First Voices Indigenous Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

1:00 PM: In Case You Missed It – Headline News (produced by Malcolm C. Dankner)

1:06 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone (fill-in for Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner)

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper (fill-in for Radio Something: Valerie Richardson)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Sea Change Radio

8 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan (fill-in for Five String Circus: Pete Kaufman)

11 PM: For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow)

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, December 16, 2013

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: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe and Del LaPietro

Our guest is Representative Matthew Lesser, Assistant Majority Leader of the Connecticut State House. Starting with Rep. Lesser’s proposal to restrict Thanksgiving store openings, we’ll discuss ways to improve the quality of life and living standards of workers and their families. Call-in during the show or email your questions before to ken@mdrtalk.org.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM University of Bridgeport Men’s Basketball: UB vs. Southern Connecticut State University

9 PM (approx.): This Way Out: The International Lesbian & Gay Radio Magazine

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Filmmaker Kalyanee Mam talks about her powerful, award-winning film, A River Changes Course. And Rowan Jacobsen discusses his book, American Terror (encore).

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, December 15, 2013

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room

2 AM: Icon In The Domain

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Black In Introspectives: Eric Ford

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Latin Music with Luis or Edwin

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-rerported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris, Denise Manzari, Melinda Tuhus

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, December 14, 2013

2nd Saturday

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

2 AM: Mark Mushin (fill-in)

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: Community Discussions: Tom Sweeney

11 AM: Barricada: John Lugo

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

7 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski (fill-in for Leaving The 20th Century With No Regrets: Scott Shapleigh)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, December 12, 2013

2nd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Ed Flynn

2 AM: Eli Malone (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

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 – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

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

8 PM: Colette Rossignol: (fill-in for Ray Terlaga)

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

2 AM (Saturday): Mark Mushin (fill-in)

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, December 12, 2013

WPKN was temporarily off the air- and now we’re back!

Due to a fire (now extinguished) early Wednesday evening on the roof of the John J. Cox Student Center at the University of Bridgeport (where WPKN’s studios are located), WPKN suspended broadcasting operations pending permission to re-occupy the building. Broadcasting resumed Thursday morning, December 12, at 7AM, with Cliff Furnald.

2nd Thursday

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

2 AM: Michael Goldman

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 talk with two people who have devoted their lives to looking at the survival of the ocean around us and the fish that help to sustain our east end economy. Susan Rockefeller, is a film maker and member of the board of Oceana, an organization devoted to ocean conservation. We talk about her film Mission of Mermaids: A love letter to the ocean. Carl Safina is a marine ecologist and director of the Blue Ocean Institute. We talk about his book: The View from Lazy Point: A natural year in an unnatural world. Lazy Point, a low lying area in Amagansett, NY, was flooded last year by Hurricane Sandy.

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

1 PM: Radio B&B: Buskin and Batteau

4 PM: Mark Mushin (fill-in)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues In The Evening: Al Bell

11 PM: Ed Flynn

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WPKN is temporarily off the air!

Due to a fire (now extinguished) early Wednesday evening on the roof of the John J. Cox Student Center at the University of Bridgeport (where WPKN’s studios are located), WPKN has suspended broadcasting operations pending permission to re-occupy the building. We are hopeful that we will resume broadcasting Thursday morning, December 12. The WPKN studios appear to be undamaged, but clean up and inspection of the affected portion of the building is ongoing.

2nd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass

2 AM: Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle

9 AM: Mirror Ya Vibes: I Messiah

12 Noon: Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Luis Pomales (fill-in for Music Sacred And Profane: Nick Jacobs)

4 PM: Mike Zito

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

Do you know where your passport is? Tune in and you’ll hear my personal reflections along with what my son, grandson and two friends have told me about their feelings about their passports. Could my neurotic feelings be a legacy from my refugee parents? (Encore) Tidings is archived at hazelkahan.com

8 PM: Soundchecks: Walter Wagoner

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

2 AM (Thursday): Michael Goldman

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2nd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio (fill-in for Michael Dunham)

2 AM: Luis Luna

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

12 Noon: First Voices Indigenous Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

12:58 PM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

1:03 PM: In Case You Missed It – Headline News (produced by Malcolm C. Dankner)

1:10 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: Sea Change Radio

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

11 PM: Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Darkflow

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, December 9, 2013

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: Luis Luna (fill-in)

12 Noon: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe and Del LaPietro

What’s the truth about the Pearl Harbor attack? We start with excerpts from Ken’s interview with Robert Stinnett, author of Day of Deceit. Callers are invited to weigh in on Pearl Harbor, as well as, the casus belli of other U.S. wars. Call-in during the show or email your questions before to ken@mdrtalk.org.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites

7 PM: Feature Story News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International Lesbian & Gay Radio Magazine

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Kade Crockford, Director of the Technology for Liberty program at the ACLU of Massachusetts, discusses her group’s concern about the documents recently released by Edward Snowden revealing the NSA’s dragnet tracking of cell phone locations around the world.
  2. John C. Philo, Legal Director with the Maurice & Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice examines the recent court ruling in Detroit’s bankruptcy case and the impact bankruptcy will have on the city and its people, with a particular focus on the possibility that public employees will lose a substantial portion of their pensions.
  3. Robert Parry, is founder and editor of ConsortiumNews.com, a reader supported investigative web publication, author and one of the reporters who helped expose the Iran-Contra scandal for the Associated Press in the mid-1980s. Parry discusses the life of the late social justice activist Nelson Mandela, and the position taken by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in opposition to sanctions targeting apartheid South Africa. This shameful chapter in American history is little discussed or understood by most Americans — and deliberately ignored by many media outlets in the current celebration of the late South African President Nelson Mandela’s life.
  4. Matt Hawthorne, Policy Director with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, talks about the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s involvement in torture. which has still not been released to the public. Hawthorne will explain why NRCAT believes full and public disclosure is imperative if the US is to end, once and for all, its criminal practice of torture. Hawthorne and Hope Metcalf of Yale Law School are featured speakers at a December 11th public forum in New Haven titled, “Ending US-Sponsored Torture Forever.”

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Mark Binelli talks about his book: Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis. Detroit has long been falling on hard times, and its impending bankruptcy is the final nail in the coffin. Or is it? Detroit s trajectory from pioneer boom town to motor city to postindustrial ruin is part of American myth. And much of it is true. But journalist Mark Binelli is also interested in a more nuanced narrative. Not a narrative of despair but one of resilience, even, possibly, renaissance. And we play a clip from DemocracyNow!‘s interview with Wallace Turbeville about his report, “The Detroit Bankruptcy”

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio (fill-in for Michael Dunham)

2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, December 8, 2013

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Integrative Wellness: Ameni Harris, Maud Joseph, Dr. Z.

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Latin Music with Luis or Edwin

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-rerported news stories and analysis. Produced by Scott Harris, Denise Manzari, Melinda Tuhus

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, December 7, 2013

1st Saturday

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

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: Saturday ViBeZ: DJ Dizz-E

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

Caroline Doctorow presents singer-songwriters Julie Gold and Christine Lavin recorded live at Riverhead’s Suffolk Theater last month during Caroline’s show “Songtrails-Live!” Grammy Award winner Julie Gold performs “From A Distance” and “Good Night New York”. Lavin performs “Good Thing She (He) Can’t Read My Mind” and has something to say about “The Romance of the Gun”… and more, including a preview of Lavin’s holiday compilation album “Just One Angel – Volume 2” which Christine co-produced with Seattle’s Andrew Ratshin of the trio Uncle Bonsai for Yellow Tail Records.

8 PM: Soca Showcase: Icon

10 PM: Mikki’s Room

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny