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Arts, Culture & Entertainment
Wednesday, December 23 at 12:30 PM and archived.
East End Ink: Poet Mark Doty reads from ‘Fire to Fire’ and “Dog Years”. Recorded at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. East End Ink, a literary review, is heard on the 4th Wednesday each month.
Saturday, December 26 at 3:00 AM — yes that’s AM.
The most unique musical awards program on radio kicks off at 3:00am on Saturday December 26. It’s the Best of Off-Beat 2009! During this annual review of the best and worst of new releases during the past year, notable extremes in sound will be recognized and rewarded in dubious categories such as the Stupidest Song of the Year, the Rudest Song of the Year, and the Best Cover Song of the Year with many other unique and disconcerting categories of tune getting their due as well including the Best Album of the Year, and the Best Song of the Year! Don’t miss it!
Monday, December 21 at 8:00 PM
This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
1) Wendell Potter, former head of communications of the Cigna health insurance company, now a Senior Fellow on Health Care with the Center for Media and Democracy, analysis the winners and losers after the many compromises made to arrive at a Senate health reform bill that can win 60 votes.
2) Anne Weismann, Chief Counsel with the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW,) talks about the settlement of a lawsuits challenging the failure of the Bush White House and the National Archive and Records Administration to take any action to recover millions of Bush administration emails related to several national scandals and congressional investigations.
3) The War Resisters League’s David McReynolds, life long pacifist and peace activist, takes a critical look at President Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan, his recent acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize and the response of the American peace movement.
4) Tom Swan, Executive Director of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group,and 2006 campaign manager for Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont, who looks at the role of CT Senator Joseph Lieberman in the Congressional health care reform debate.
There’s also an archive of Counterpoint programs.
Special Events / Save the Date
Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 PM
The Thunder Bird Sisters from the Shinnecock Nation, Native American Music Award winning folk group are joined by guests Caroline Doctorow and Mick Hargreaves (of WPKN’s Song Trails Radio Hour) for a concert to benefit WPKN at The Stephen Talkhouse 161 Main St. in Amagansett, NY. Admission is $20 at the door, but you can reserve at 631-267-3117.