12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz
2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins
6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian
7 AM: Under The Influence: Mark Mushin
9 AM: Under The Influence: Kevin Gallagher
12 Noon: Community Programming: The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
1 PM: Under The Influence: Rick Petrone
3 PM: Under The Influence: Peter Bochan
5 PM: Under The Influence: Kevin Gallagher
6:55 PM: WPKN Local News
7 PM: Evening News
7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting
8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris
- Nick Schou, author of the book, “Kill The Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb,” the book on which a new movie of the same name is based. The book and movie tell the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, whose ground breaking reporting revealed the links between the CIA-supported right wing Contra guerilla army fighting the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua during the 1980s, and their sales of crack cocaine in the U.S., using the profits to purchase arms. (Tonight’s interview with Nick Schou coincides with WPKN’s Fall Fund Drive and our 2-day special programming theme, “Under the Influence.” Copies of Schou’s book, “Kill The Messenger,” will be offered to listeners who make a qualified donation pledge to the station.)
- Activist and author Kevin Alexander Gray discusses the most recent round of protests in Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri – as well as groups mobilizing to confront police violence nationwide, which is the focus of the new book, “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence,” co-edited by Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeffrey St. Clair and JoAnn Wypijewski.
- Norman Soloman, a former California congressional candidate, co-founder of RootsAction.org and author of “War Made Easy, How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death.” He examines the issues covered in his recent article,“The Government War Against Reporter James Risen,” as well as the individuals and groups that are now rallying to James Risen’s defense, opposing government prosecution of whistleblowers and the reporters who tell their stories to the American public.
10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon
Animal behaviorist Vint Virga talks about his award-winning book, The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human. And children’s book author Mike Graf discusses his two in his series of adventures guides set in National Parks, To The Top of The Grand, about Grand Teton and Eye of The Whale, about Acadia.
11 PM: Michael Dunham
2 AM (Tuesday): Dance Mix Radio: Wilfredo “DJ Renaissance” Soto