10 PM (Sunday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson
2 AM: The A List: Sam Hopkins
6 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian
7 AM: Bensonian Radio: Michael Benson
9 AM: Luis Luna (fill-in)
12 Noon: In Context: Ken and Marchand MacDermotRoe and Del LaPietro
In the Christmas spirit, we forego our monthly War Report to highlight members of our community who help the needy. Guests include Dave O’Sullivan of the New Haven Community Soup Kitchen and Dr. Kareem Adeeb, the first Muslim president of the Interfaith Council of Southwest Connecticut. Listeners are invited to call in to let us know about their community groups’ service to the needy. Call-in during the show or email your questions before to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone
4 PM: Pete Stewart
6:55 PM: WPKN Local News – from CT News Service, CTNewsJunkie.com, EastEndBeacon.com, RiverheadLocal.com and Long Island Patch sites
7 PM: Feature Story News
7:30 PM This Way Out: The International Lesbian & Gay Radio Magazine
8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris
- Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee examines recent developments in the movement challenging NSA surveillance programs including: Federal U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s preliminary ruling which found that the NSA blanket collection of phone communication metadata, apparently violates privacy rights and the U.S. Constitution; the recommendations of President Obama’s panel reviewing NSA spy programs and the profile of NSA surveillance operations broadcast on the the CBS News program “60 Minutes.”
- Robert W. McChesney, Professor of Communication, Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign discusses the grassroots movement to pressure the Washington Post to provide full disclosure to its readers about the newspaper’s owner, Jeff Bezos’ multi-million dollar business relationship with the CIA. He’ll also talk about related points raised in his recent book, “Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America,” co-written with Nation magazine reporter John Nichols.
- Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center discusses the decline in the number of executions across the U.S. in 2013, and the reasons why. He’ll also review the efforts to repeal of the death penalty in state capitols and a significant shift in America’s views on capital punishment.
- Stephen F. Cohen, author and professor emeritus in Russian Studies and Politics at New York University and Princeton University, talks about Ukraine’s current crisis over trade relations that brought tens of thousands of protesters into the streets of the nation’s capitol, Kiev, in the context of troubled relations between Russia the U.S. and Europe.
- Laura MacCleery, Legislative Director with National Nurses United union discusses her group’s critique of the recently passed bi-partisan Congressional budget deal, in the context of the budget’s harmful focus on austerity measures.
10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon
Howard Mansfield talks about his profound and delightful book, Dwelling In Possibility: Searching for the Soul of Shelter. And as we become a country of minorities — including whites — we need to change our outmoded narrative about America. Rebecca Stefoff discusses her adaption of Ronald Takaki’s classic study of the multicultural history of America — A Different Mirror — into a book for middle and highschool readers. It’s called A Different Mirror For Young People.
11 PM: Michael Dunham
2 AM (Tuesday): Luis Luna