Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Friday, January 29, 2010 between 1:00 and 4:00 PM.:
This special program has been postponed to Friday Feb 12 at 1 pm due to illness.
A special episode of Connections with Eric Cocks, featuring an interview and live performance with Peppy Castro, founding member of The Blues Magoos, Barnaby Bye and Balance. Peppy is a close friend and terrific storyteller. We’ll talk about the early days, helping to invent psychedelic music, going on the road with The Who on their first US tour, playing with Hendrix, etc. Also performing on Broadway in the lead role of Hair. Working with Ahmet Ertegun. Doing jingles. Writing for Cher, Diana Ross, Kiss and others. Releasing current albums with several different bands. Producing and joining Jay & The Americans and much more. There bound to be some great laughs and highly spontaneous moments…
Monday, January 25 at 8:00 PM:
This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
1) Supreme Court Decision and Democracy: BBC TV Investigative journalist and best-selling author Greg Palast assesses the damage done to democracy by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case.
2) Health Care Reform and Mass. Senate Election: Dr. Rachel Nardin, Chief, Division of Neurology, Cambridge Health Alliance; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and chair of the Massachusetts chapter of the group Physicians for a National Health Program discusses the results of her state’s special senate election and the connection to public opinion re: Massachusetts’ health care system, which is in part, what national health reform legislation is based.
3) Haitian Disaster Relief: Ben Dupuy, Director of Haiti Progres newspaper, secretary general of the National Popular Party of Haiti, and former Ambassador-at-large for Haiti’s twice ousted president Jean Bertrand Aristide.
4) Education Reform that Works: Kelly Cronin, the Executive Director of Waterbury, CT Youth Service System Inc., talks about her group’s success in working with families, public schools and local organizations to achieve school readiness and success for vulnerable young children in communities experiencing economic challenges and language barriers. There’s also an archive of Counterpoint programs.
Wednesday, January 27 at 12:30 PM.
East End Ink: Stephen F. Cohen talks about US-Russian relations and his book Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War (Columbia Univ. Press.) Recorded at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor, NY. more info
Save the Date
The Music of Bob Marley: on air all day Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6. Mystic Bowie & Bob Marley Birthday Bash: evening of Saturday, February 6.
Two days of The Music of Bob Marley culminating in the Mystic Bowie & Bob Marley Birthday Bash — sponsored by WPKN — with special guest hosts Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth of Tom Tom Club & Talking Heads. Guest artists include Mutti Lewis’ Jungleman, Sahmuel Rob & Coozie of Anthem band and other (really, really special) surprise guests. Route 22 Restaurant and Bar, 1980 W Main St., Stamford, Connecticut. Phone: 203-323-2229 Admission: $15 in advance $20 at door.