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The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 20, 2015

3rd Friday

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

2 AM: Elijah Malone

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘in Transition’ (fill-in for Doug Echols)

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

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

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: Free Speech Radio News:

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff, also at: Democracy at work

Updates on Yellen press conference,“Blockupy” protests in Europe against ECB and austerity, New York mayor DiBlasio signs bill for worker co-ops, and important fight over closing Sweet Briar college.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: 3rd Friday Night Live Music: Del ‘in Transition’ –

Coming up: an archive dive into some of the best recording’s we can find in the vast myriad of archival tape, donated, or otherwise board tape traded. This particular night, since I received many calls on a show I played a couple of weeks ago, I dove in to find ones that were a little rawer than rare. Tonight, we continue the ‘Galactic’ Flight, this time from the Murat Center in Indianapolis, the summer of ‘1999 (I highly doubt it exists today). After that… ‘Heads’ Up. I got nothing to say!

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 19, 2015

3rd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Blues Special: Mark Mushin

10 AM: Blues Special: Del ‘in Transition’

12 Noon: The Organic Farmstand: Guy Beardsley and friends

1 PM: Blues Special: Bruce Swan & Steve di Costanzo

4 PM: Blues Special: Team WPKN

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues Special: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

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

2 AM (Friday): Elijah Malone

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3rd Wednesday

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

2 AM : Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Blues Special: Luis Luna

9 AM: Blues Special: Luis Luna

12 Noon: Kathy’s Corner: Kathy Connor

1 PM: Blues Special: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: Blues Special: Mike Zito and the Live Blues Jukebox – Pick A Concert, Make A Pledge

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Blues Special: Justin Shay ‐ playlist at JMS JAMS

11 PM: DJ Mondavi

2 AM (Thursday): A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Preservation Sound: Chris Ruggiero (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM: Kristi Hall

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Jazz Special: Steve di Costanzo

9 AM: Jazz Special: Bob Anderson

11:55 AM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

12 Noon: First Voices Indigenous Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

1 PM: Jazz Special: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: Jazz Special: Scott Thompson

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Luis Luna (fill-in for Five String Circus: Pete Kaufman)

11 PM: For Rock Snobs Only: Paul Bercovici

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 16, 2015

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: Jazz Special: Michael Benson

9 AM: Jazz Special: Annette Szczesiul

12 Noon: Special Programming – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven: Matthew Reiniger

1 PM: Jazz Special: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Jazz Special: 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. Jim Lobe, Washington Bureau Chief of the international news agency, Interpress Service and editor and publisher of the Lobelog.com, discusses the firestorm of criticism responding to the letter sent to Tehran by 47 Republican Senators — and the links between the letter’s initiator, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and neo-con pundit Bill Kristol and big money GOP donors Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson.
  2. Eva Golinger, a Venezuelan-American attorney, author of the best-selling book, “The Chavez Code,” and founding edtor of the Venezuelan newspaper Correo del Orinoco International. She discusses the current status of U.S.-Venezuelan relations, including evidence cited by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of a foiled Washington coordinated coup plot — and the Obama administration’s recent imposition of sanctions.
  3. Lizz Brown, a St. Louis-based attorney, political analyst and columnist assesses the current situation in Ferguson, MO regarding the recent U.S. Dept. of Justice report identifying endemic racism as the trigger for much of the anger and protests that erupted last summer after the police shooting of unarmed 18-year old African American Michael Brown, the city’s response — and the recent shooting of two police officers and subsequent arrest of a suspect in the case.
  4. David Swanson, author, activist and host of Talk Nation Radio, discusses his recent trip to Cuba with a delegation organized by Code Pink. He’ll talk about how the Cubans he spoke with are reacting to the move toward normalization with the U.S. — including concerns about opening up the island nation to U.S. corporate investment, and the possible future loss of Cuba’s social contract: i.e.: universal healthcare and education.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Stephen Kurkjian talks about his new book Master Thieves. It’s about the 1990 theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and who might have done it. Then forty years after the end of the Vietnam War, its lethal legacy continues. We talk with George Black about his story, “The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War” in the March 16 issue of The Nation.

11 PM: Preservation Sound: Chris Ruggiero (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): Kristi Hall

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 15, 2015

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday):Mikki’s Room

2 AM: The A List: Vinny (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Integrative Wellness: Maud Joseph and Dr. Z.

10 AM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Morning Maniac Music: David Golden)

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert (hosted by Cliff Furnald)

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, March 14, 2015

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves

9 AM: Community Discussions: Tom Sweeney

11 AM: Barricada: John Lugo

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson)

4 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: Luis Luna (fill-in for Leaving The 20th Century With No Regrets: Scott Shapleigh)

7:30 PM University of Bridgeport Men’s Basketball: UB vs. Southern Connecticut State University @ 2015 NCAA Division II East Regional in Springfield, MA — hosted by Mike Mohr

10 PM: Mikki’s Room

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 13, 2015

2nd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn

Jai Bhagwan! Join me tonight for a magic carpet ride and celebration of sonic spirits. A mystical mix of rock, jazz, raga, kirtan, dub, reggae, funk, vedic chanting, and whatever else goes with the flow…

2 AM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Irie Feeling Radio: Dave O.

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: Free Speech Radio News:

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff, & on Democracy at work

8 PM: Kathy Demino (fill-in for Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport)

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 12, 2015

2nd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

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

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

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: Surf Party Apocalypse: Michelle Spinei (fill-in for The Modern Hippy: Kyle Starkey)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: Blues In The Evening: Al Bell

A video portrait of Al Bell, The Blues According to Al Bell of WPKN is available courtesy of Mark S. Weiner

11 PM: The Temple of Sacred Sounds: Ed Flynn

Jai Bhagwan! Join me tonight for a magic carpet ride and celebration of sonic spirits. A mystical mix of rock, jazz, raga, kirtan, dub, reggae, funk, vedic chanting, and whatever else goes with the flow…

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

2nd Wednesday

12:30 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass)

2 AM: aDrift in the Airwaves (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Luis Luna (fill-in for Ebong Udoma)

9 AM: Mirror Ya Vibes: I Messiah

12 Noon: The Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: Mike Horyczun: LIVE In-Studio – special guest Rex Fowler, Aztec Two-Step

talking about this weekend’s concert at Voices Cafe, Westport, CT and celebrating the 40th anniversary for the release of the “Second Step” album.

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

In this (encore) Tidings conversation, Hazel Kahan is joined by three others who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences about moving. They tell us why it is such an upheaval but why it can also be so uplifting. Tidings is archived at hazelkahan.com.

8 PM: Jeff Wignall

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. ‐ catch it on Lounge Sounds, & WPKN EDMC

2 AM (Thursday): A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 10, 2015

2nd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. –

Check out WPKN EDMC (fill-in for Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham)

2 AM: Kristi Hall

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: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian (fill-in for First Voices Indigenous Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse)

1:00 PM: Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper – with Special Guest Todd Rundgren!

Todd will be returning to talk about his new album Global, life, the universe, everything… Hear our talk in the first hour. Come hang and out!

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

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

8 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks (fill-in for Jim Motavalli)

12:30 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass)

2 AM (Wednesday): Drifting in the Airwaves (fill-in for Adrift In The Airwaves: DJ Dark Flow)

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 9, 2015

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: Dave Hogan

12 Noon: Special Community Programming: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone – Roy Haynes Day

This Friday the 13th Roy will celebrate his 90th! Since my show is on Monday, today’s treat is ‘Drumologist’ Joe Corsello. His knowledge of drum history is transcendent, his drumming tremendous, and he’s a great friend of Roy’s. You’ll even hear Roy on songs we never thought he was on. We have a great time every show. So join us, if you can- Calls accepted.

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: a weekly news magazine from Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

Featured Guests:

  1. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, Associate Professor of Political Science at Quinnipiac University and one of three co-authors of a new report published by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies titled, “50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The State of Race in Politics,” which assesses the polarization in U.S. electoral politics, recent voter suppression tactics and efforts to restore the Voting Rights Act after the 2013 Supreme Court ruling in the Shelby County v. Holder case that struck down the formula that determined which jurisdictions are subject to pre-clearance for new election laws.
  2. Tory Russell, Co-founder of the youth-led Ferguson Missouri-based group, Hands Up United, discusses the U.S. Department of Justice report on Ferguson’s police and the courts, which concluded that African Americans are impacted by systemic and unlawful bias — and the current status and future of the nationwide Black Lives Matter movement.
  3. Anja Rudiger, Director of Programs with the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, talks about a proposed new financing plan to fund a universal, single-payer healthcare system in the state of Vermont.
  4. John Santa, Chairman of the Malta Justice Initiative talks about his group’s proposals for reforming the criminal justice system both in Connecticut and the nation — and his project’s new book, “The Justice Imperative.”

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Investigative journalist Jenny Nordberg talks about her book, The Underground Girls of Kabul. It’s about how some girls in Afghanistan are disguised as boys – an ancient practice in a gender unequal society. And feminist writer Katha Pollitt discusses how access to safe, legal abortions is under threat in America and what that means for women’s rights. Her book is Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.

11 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G. – and visit the WPKN EDMC page (fill-in for Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham)

2 AM (Tuesday): Kristi Hall