The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, May 21, 2018
2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins
6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian
7 AM: One Step Ahead of the Blues: Mark Mushin
9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino
12 Noon: What A Story!: Ina Chadwick, a re-broadcast from April 28, 2018 (fill-in for Arts on Air – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven)
1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone
4 PM: Pete Stewart
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
- Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director, Policy & Political Affairs with Peace Action, discusses the recent Senate confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA Director, the issue of her particpation in torture — and the concern here in the U.S. and around the world re: Donald Trump’s newly installed “War Cabinet,” re: possible future U.S. military intervention in international “hot spots” including Iran and North Korea.
- Candace Clement, Campaign Director with the media democracy group Free Press, talks about the recent vote in the U.S. Senate to overturn the FCC action that was set to repeal net neutrality rules, and the effort now underway to pass the same legislation in the House.
- Alex Main, Senior Associate for International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, examines the May 20th presidential election in Venezuela, in the midst of that nation’s long running political and economic crisis – as well as the Trump administration’s role in supporting opposition parties’ boycott of the vote.
- Elena Tapia, President of the Connecticut State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors union, (AAUP) assesses the plan put forward by Connecticut State Colleges and University President Mark Ojakian to consolidate Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into one institution, which he says was triggered by state budget cuts, and would result in $28 million in savings and layoffs of 200 educators.
10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon
Jay Wertz tells us about his book, The World Turns To War. It weaves the stories of combat veterans into an event-by-event history of the war, Illustrated by photographs, full-color images and detailed maps. Then, in the wake of this weeks events in Gaza, we re-air our 2015 interview with Susan Abulhawa about her novel The Blue Between Sky and Water. It’s the story of one Palestinian family from the day of the Naqba or expulsion from Israel, in 1948 to today.
2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning