12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz
2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins
6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian
7 AM: Sean Corvino (fill-in for Mark Mushin)
9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino
12 Noon: The New Haven Mavens: Todd Lyon and Nancy Shea
1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone
4 PM: Lisa Sahulka (fill-in for 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
- Carolina Borotolleto, Administrative Consultant with the national DACA advocacy movement, United We Dream, discusses speculation that the Trump administration may soon announce a decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and her group’s response. She’ll also talk about how people across the U.S. can help defend the DACA program at this critical moment.
- Robert Buzzanco, Professor of History at the University of Houston examines the local, state and federal emergency response to the floods that inundated Houston and southeast Texas after Hurricane Harvey struck last week — and how the absence of infrastructure, zoning laws and unchecked development contributed to the scale of the destruction.
- Kit O’Connell, an active member of Antifa and an Austin, Texas-based journalist talks about Antifa’s philosophy and views on the danger posed by the Trump presidency and the rise of white supremacist, Neo-Nazi, KKK and “Alt-Right” groups nationwide. He’ll also examine the media coverage Antifa has received, much of it demonizing the movement’s activists as committing indiscriminate violence, and equivalent to extreme right wing groups. His recent article is titled, “What Are ‘The Antifa’ Doing After Harvey?”
- Angel Candelario, a Burger King employee and another representative of the Fight For 15 minimum wage movement discuss the ongoing struggle to increase the minimum wage to a genuine “living wage” nationwide, and the Labor Day kick-off of their campaign to defeat anti-worker politicians across the U.S. in 2018.
10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon
In this episode we talk about challenges to democracy. Later, we air an edited version of our interview with investigative journalist Greg Palast about his book and movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. He says the GOP and its billionaire funders have been stealing the votes of millions of Americans. But first, we talk with political analyst, author and radio host Wilmer Leon about his collection of essays spanning part of the Bush era and both terms of the Obama administration — essays that examine four related the mes: the challenge to democracy; the role of the US media in shaping the nation’s political persona; the geopolitics of US warmaking; and the everlasting conundrum of race in the United States. The collection is entitled, Politics Another Perspective: Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama.
11 PM: Snap Crackle and Pop: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)
2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning