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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 21, 2016

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: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: Arts on Air – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: national and international news

7:30 PM: CounterSpin: weekly news magazine from Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting

8 PM: Counterpoint: Scott Harris

  1. John Nichols, a prominent political writer and author who serves as The Nation magazine’s national affairs correspondent, is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and is associate editor of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. Nichols, the author and co-author of many books including “Outsider in the White House,” “Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street,” and “The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition: Socialism.” Nichols will assess the 2016 presidential election campaign, the chaos within the GOP re: Donald Trump’s front-runner status, the future of Bernie Sanders’ progressive movement and discuss his new book, co-written with Robert McChesney titled, “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a ‘Citizenless’ Democracy.”
  2. Christopher Vials, director of American Studies, Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut and author of “Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left and the Fight against Fascism in the U.S.,” discusses his views on Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy, examining the ways in which he believes Trump is part of the fascist tradition. He’ll also examine the history of fascist movements in the U.S., and the role of corporate media in boosting public support for Trump’s campaign.
  3. Melissa Mays, of the Flint, Michigan based research and advocacy organization, Water You Fighting For, comments on the testimony of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy given at the March 17th Congressional hearing on the Flint Water crisis. She’ll talk about her own experience coping with the lead poisoning of her 3 children, the issues of accountability of government officials and the very slow response to replace the pipes which have poisoned Flint’s residents.
  4. Nick Collins, a member of the group Billionaires & Oligarchs Opposing Bernie Sanders, or B.O.O.B.S., “a grassroots network of CEOs, Wall Street bankers, lobbyists, war profiteers, whose mission is to ensure that the poor and middle classes vote against their own best interest — and Stopping Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the presidency.” He’ll talk about the comedic and serious work his group is doing in this year’s presidential election campaign.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

After veteran Kevin O’Hara returned from the war in Vietnam, he felt rootless. So he went to Ireland, his parents’ homeland, in search of his roots. Along the way, he met a bevy of wonderful and wise characters, and made friends with one phenomenal donkey named Missy. He tells about his journey in Last Of The Donkey Pilgrims. There’s a lot of hatred being directed toward immigrants these days. But our nation’s tables would be far poorer without the cuisines they bring to our shores. Growing the vegetables that go into those dishes together with other immigrants who have made the same journey is often a way to deal with the pain of loss and transition. Patricia Klindienst explores this theme in her book, The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic Americans.

11 PM: Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 20, 2016

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday):Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

2 AM: Dan Correll (fill-in for In The Domain: Icon)

5 AM: Haitian Program: Pierre Merisier or Maud Joseph

7 AM: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle

9 AM: What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: Sunday Mix: Edwin or Luis

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

5:30 PM: Mic Check: community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

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 19, 2016

3rd Saturday

12 AM: JMS Jams: Justin Shay

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Carousel: Dave Z.

9 AM: The Car Bob Show: Bob Costanzo, Doug Echols and the Car Bob Crew

11 AM: Barricada: con John Lugo

1 PM: The Music Never Stopped: Martha Nachman (fill-in for Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl)

4 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

7 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “Soul’s Place”

2 AM (Sunday): In The Domain: Icon

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 18, 2016

3rd Friday

11 PM (Thursday): Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM: Sean Corvino

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Radio Base Camp: Steve di Costanzo (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

Choosing Your Struggles – Updates on FED decision, struggles over China trade and Brexit, and fascism.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: 3rd Friday Night Live Music – Robyn Hitchcock

12 AM (Saturday): JMS Jams: Justin Shay

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 17, 2016

3rd Thursday

11 PM (Wednesday): Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

2 AM: Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer (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

10:30 AM: A conversation with Leslie M. Browning, award-winning poet, author and founder of Homebound Publications, an independent press coming out of Connecticut that is garnering considerable buzz as an exemplary project devoted to independent story-telling.

12 Noon: The Organic Farmstand: Richard Hill, Gregory McAvoy, Guy Beardsley and friends

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Luis Luna

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: national and international news

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM (Friday): TBA

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Mark Mushin

2 AM: Panda Melbourne Madness: Alex Panda

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: Music, Sacred And Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: Mike Zito

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News

7:30 PM: East End Ink – Special Edition:

A St. Patrick’s Day eve celebration with history, song and poetry presented by Sag Harbor’s singing plumber Terry Sullivan.

8 PM: Shaki Presents

11 PM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for DJ Mondavi)

2 AM (Thursday): Shake Some Action: Kevin Brewer (fill-in for Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli)

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

3rd Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham with Special In-Studio Guest Tiffany T’zelle Wilson.

2 AM: The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’ (fill-in for 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 Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone (fill-in for Jazz And Standards: Malcolm C. Dankner)

4 PM: Dylan McDonnell (fill-in for Radio Something: Valerie Richardson)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News

7 PM: WPKN Evening News Report: National and International News

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

8 PM: Monsoon Radio: Daniel Bass

11 PM: Mark Mushin

2 AM (Wednesday): Panda Melbourne Madness: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 14, 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: My Other Music: Joseph Celli

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

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Dave Hogan (fill-in for Pete Stewart)

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. Tim Judson, Executive Director with the group, Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS), will assess the status of the Fukushima nuclear cleanup operation in Japan on the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami which triggered the disaster on March 11, 2011. He’ll also discuss the post-Fukushima condition of the nuclear power industry here in the U.S. and around the world.
  2. Melinda St. Louis, International Campaigns Director with Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, examines the debate on free trade issues in the Democratic and Republican party primary campaigns, how important this issue is likely to be in this fall’s general election and the ongoing campaign to defeat the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
  3. Harvey Wasserman, a life-long activist and author who speaks, writes and organizes on energy, the environment, history and election protection issues, discusses his recent article co-written with Bob Fitrakis titled, “We Need the ‘Ohio Plan’ to Stop the ‘Strip & Flip’ of American Elections.” He’ll also touch on the status of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.
  4. Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Director with the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, talks about recent testing which revealed a spike in the amount of radioactive tritium being discharged from the Indian point nuclear plant in Buchanan, New York into the groundwater near the Hudson River; the seven major malfunctions that occurred at the plant in 2015; the status of Indian Point’s NRC re-licensing process — and the guilty plea entered by the “Indian Point 11” for their direct action protest against Indian Point in December.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with novelist Robert Harris about the last book in his trilogy about the Roman statesman Cicero, Dictator. Then we talk with economist James Galbraith about the controversy over Senator Bernie Sanders economic plan that erupted when four past chairs of the Council of Economic Advisors attacked it. And finally, we pay tribute to the late Quentin Young, who passed away this week. We play a clip from an interview Francesca did with him in 2009.

11 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham with Special In-Studio Guest Tiffany T’zelle Wilson.

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 13, 2016

2nd Sunday

Note: Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 AM Today.*

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

*3 AM: The A List: Vinny

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: Sunday Mix: Edwin or Luis

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

5:30 PM: Mic Check: weekly community discussion program.

6 PM: Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Ralph Nader with David Feldman and Steve Skrovan

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 12, 2016

2nd Saturday

10 PM (Friday): DJ Mondavi

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky)

6 AM: Soundprint: Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for It’s A Hit!: Rob Reeves)

9 AM: Alternative Radio: David Barsamian

10 AM: Community Discussions: Catherine Conroy talks with Joan Carty,

co-founder, President, and CEO of the Housing Development Fund about housing, home ownership, and renting in Connecticut, and the surrounding area. HDF Phone: 203-969-1830.

11 AM: Barricada: John Lugo y Megan Fuentes

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: A Little Bit of Everything: Bob Anderson (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: FM Mutations: Allyson McCabe

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

It’s Women’s History Month in Mikki’s Room tonight.

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 11, 2016

2nd Friday

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

Economics of our Politics – Updates on Europe’s new econ stimulus, French workers rally for job security, US airlines’ rip-off fees. Response to question about government blame for economic crisis since 2008.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: DJ Mondavi

2 AM (Saturday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky)

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 10, 2016

2nd Thursday

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

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

12 Noon: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

Sustainable East End is heard on the 2nd Thursday each month and is archived at sustainableeastend.blogspot.com

12:30 PM: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

Bonus Edition: Saving Accabonac Harbor: Accabonac Harbor in the hamlet of Springs in East Hampton, New York is a scenic and diverse tidal marsh system. As with many areas of the town, the Harbor has been under pressure from developers of second homes as well as other environmental threats. Francesca Rheannon talks with Cile Downs and Jorie Latham of the Accabonac Protection Committee.Sustainable East End is heard on the 2nd Thursday each month and is archived at sustainableeastend.blogspot.com

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: 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

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