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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

4th Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM: Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

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 w/guest host John Kane

1:00 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: Holiday Special Soundprint: Asia – Joseph Celli (fill-in for Jim Motavalli)

Japanese Jingle Bells, Cambodian Cantata, Christmas @ Ground Zero, Hanukkah Medley, Christmas Songs From Vietnam & North Korea, featuring 12 Days of Reggae Christmas, James Brown’s Christmas Ghetto, Redneck Christmas Songs, and Charlie Parker, Dolly Parton, Lady GaGa, Dirty Boyz, and the Bach Christmas Oratorio with some great traditional music from Asia.

11 PM: Radio Free Arcadia: Tom Poplawski

2 AM (Wednesday): Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, December 22, 2014

4th 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: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe and Gus Cantavero

Join us for the monthly In Context War Report as we discuss the U.S. resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, the economic siege of Russia, the war against ISIS, and the prospects for war in Eastern Europe. Website: incontextreport.com. Email: ken@mdrtalk.org.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: The Kevin Gallagher Show

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. Peter Kornbluh, is director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive and co-author with William LeoGrande of the new book, “Back Channel to Cuba.” He assesses the factors which led President Obama’s to make his dramatic announcement to move toward normalizing relations with the Cuban government after 54 years of diplomatic isolation and a failed embargo. He’ll also address the challenges ahead for both Washington and Havana.
  2. Jamie McIntyre, Washington D.C. based conrrespondent for Al Jazeera America, discusses Pakistan’s religious war which last week witnessed a bloody Taliban terrorist attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that killed 145 people including 132 chldren.
  3. Paul Engler, founding director of the Center for the Working Poor in Los Angeles, discusses the topics covered in the recent article he co-wrote with his brother Mark, “What Makes Nonviolent Movements Explode,” and assess the current nationwide mobilization against police violence in communities of color.
  4. Mike DeRosa, Co-chair of the Connecticut Green Party and 2014 candidate for CT Secretary of State, talks about how the party performed in the November election and their legislative agenda for 2015.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

David Laskin talks about his family memoir of Jewish life in the twentieth century, The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. Then, a poet’s dialog with the 1886 diary of an ordinary woman: Sarah Sousa talks about her books, Diary of Esther Small 1886 and Church of Needles.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, December 21, 2014

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room: 3rd Saturday – R&B/Soul

2 AM: The A List: Vinny or In The Domain: Icon

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: La Esquina Latina: Música Latina con Edwin o Luis
Si es nueva música (new music): Edwin
y las normas de la vieja escuela (old school standards): Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis.
Produced by Scott Harris

5:30 PM: Amazon Radio: Pam Smith

7 PM: Blues & Rock ‐ Liz Becker (fill-in for 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 20, 2014

3rd Saturday

2 AM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

6 AM: The Carousel: Dave Z.

9 AM: The Car Bob Show: Bob Costanzo, Doug Echols and the Car Bob Crew
Special Event ‐ Live from the Dragone Classic Motor Cars Showroom

11 AM: Barricada: con John Lugo

1 PM: Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl

4 PM: Justin Shay: w/the show playlist at JMS JAMS
(fill-in for Saturday ViBeZ: DJ Dizz-E)

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day w/special guest “Rudolph”

10 PM: Mikki’s Room: 3rd Saturday – R&B/Soul

2 AM (Sunday): In The Domain: Icon

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, December 19, 2014

3rd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Mark Mushin (fill-in for Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter)

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Eli Malone)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Doug Echols

9 AM: Irie Feeling Radio: Dave O.

12 Noon: State of the Arts: Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson – “Third Word!” with special guest, Vincent Quatroche

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Free Speech Radio News

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Third Friday Night Live Music: Showcase 61 from The Stamford Palace Theatre with performers Emil Halas and the father/daughter band of Dave & Emma Hart.  From 11pm WPKN programmer Justin Shay will host.

2 AM (Saturday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, December 18, 2014

3rd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): 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

Daphne Merkin’s new collection of essays, “The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontes, and the Importance of Handbags” is her first in 15 years, and rapidly gaining critical acclaim for its wit, candor, and ability to go “beneath the glossy facades of neon-lit personalities to consider their vulnerabilities and demons…” She talks with Binnie Klein on A Miniature World.

12 Noon: Organic Farmstand: Guy Beardsley and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: John Motavalli

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: Mark Mushin (fill-in for Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter)

2 AM (Friday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Eli Malone)

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

3rd Wednesday

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

2 AM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: 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: Mike Zito

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

9 PM (approx.) : The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

9:30 PM (approx): Justin Shay: playlist at JMS JAMS (fill-in for Speaking to Your Spirit: Cheryl Palmer)

11 PM: DJ Mondavi

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, December 16, 2014

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM: Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

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

1 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine

8 PM: Five String Circus: Pete Kaufman

11 PM: For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

2 AM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, December 15, 2014

3rd Monday

12 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins (fill-in for 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: Special Programming – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven: introducing Matthew Reiniger

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart (fill-in for 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. Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights, author of the book The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld, and co-counsel in European legal cases attempting to hold former president George W. Bush and other form U.S. officials accountable for violations of international law. He’ll discuss information revealed in the Senate Torture Report and the absence of accountability or plans for prosecuting Bush White and CIA officials who ordered and carried out the torture of U.S. held detainees. He’ll also address the strutural changes necessary to prevent future U.S. war crimes.
  2. Isaiah Poole, editor of the Campaign for America’s Future blog, OurFuture.org, examines the behind the scenes negotiations that led to the reinstatement of big bank bailouts in the budget bill passed by the House and Senate, and related issues covered in his recent article, “The Ominous ‘Cromnibus,’ A Budget Bill That Should Have Died.”
  3. Paul Gunter, Director of the group Beyond Nuclear’s Reactor Oversight Project and 2008 recepient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for environmental activism. He discusses issues of concern surrounding the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s recent decision not to implement critical safety enhancements at 31 U.S. GE Mark I and Mark II nuclear reactors of the same design as those which melted down at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear complex in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
  4. Frank and Paula Panzerella of Connecticut’s “Fight the Hike” campaign, talk about the status of United Illuminating and Northeast Utilities’ subsidiary Connecticut Light and Power’s proposed electric rate hikes and the response of the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, which is scheduled to issue a final ruling on December 17.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Journalist James Risen talks about his explosive new book, Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. Then, climate talks are happening again. Is the political will there yet to push for real solutions? We talk with George Marshall about what’s been keeping the climate crisis from seizing the hearts and minds of the public — and how to change that. His important book is Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: DJ Grey Wolf (FM)

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, December 14, 2014

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room ‐ Jazz & some poetry slipped in from time to time

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Bertho Joseph (fill-in for Solidarity: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Música Latina con Edwin o Luis

Si es nueva música (new music): Edwin
y las normas de la vieja escuela (old school standards): Luis

5 PM: Between The Lines – the week’s under-reported news stories and analysis.
Produced by Scott Harris

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 13, 2014

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Off Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: Justin Shay: playlist at JMS JAMS (fill-in for 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: Justin Shay: playlist at JMS JAMS (fill-in for Leaving The 20th Century With No Regrets: Scott Shapleigh)

10 PM: Mikki’s Room ‐ Jazz & some poetry slipped in from time to time

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, December 12, 2014

2nd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): The Temple of Sacred Sound: 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: 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

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

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