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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 16, 2020

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: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber (fill-in for One Step Ahead of the Blues: Mark Mushin)

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: Report To The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Pete Stewart

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

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

Featured Guests:

  1. Neil deMause is a journalist who formerly served as news editor at the Village Voice and a contributing editor to City Limits. Author of, “The Brooklyn Wars: The Stories Behind the Remaking of New York’s Most Celebrated Borough,” and “Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit,” he discusses his recent article, “Media Dutifully Report Trump’s Fiddling as Coronavirus Burns Through World,” and other issues related to media coverage of the Trump administration’s handling of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Sasha Abramsky, freelance journalist and author whose most recent book is titled, “Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream.” His newest book, “Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dod, The World’s First Female Sports Superstar, will be published in June. He’ll be talking about his recent article, “How Can the US Confront Coronavirus with 28 Million People Uninsured?” …and issues related to this deadly global pandemic.
  3. Margaret L. Andersen, the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor Emerita at the University of Delaware, talks about her new book, “Getting Smart About Race: An American Conversation.”
  4. Richard Hill, host of WPKN shows, “First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio” and “Organic Farm Stand: and rotating host of the public affairs program “Mic Check,” is a musician, teacher and mentor with youth radio Connecticut. He’ll discuss his maiden voyage to Cuba where he spent a week listening to folkloric and popular music, conversing with students, cab drivers and musicians and conducting several interviews including one with a lead journalist and announcer for the English Language Service of Radio Havana Cuba, the government-run outlet that broadcasts in 7 languages globally via shortwave and on line. (www.radiohc.cu)

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Peter Heller about his terrific new novel, a thriller set on a river above the Arctic Circle. It’s called The River. Then, we re-air our 2017 interview with historian Timothy Snyder about his cautionary tale about the descent into authoritarianism. The book is On Tyranny.

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous (fill-in for Let IT Happen HEAR: Sean Corvino)

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

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The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 15, 2020

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: Icon In The Domain

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera (fill-in for Solidarity and What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Lou Pomales (fill-in for Morning Maniac Music: David Golden)

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Edwin o 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: Cool Blues And Rare Records Show: Al Bell (fill-in for Antique Blues: Bill Nolan)

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

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The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, March 14, 2020

2nd Saturday

10:05 PM (Friday): Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: The Rod Ross Show: Rod Ross

9 AM: Living The Green Life: Sarah Jane Compton and Lindsay Crum

9:30 AM: The Forest And The Trees: Melinda Tuhus

10 AM: The Resistance Round Table

11 AM: ¡Barricada!: John Lugo

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Speaking to Your Spirit: Cheryl A. Palmer (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol

10 PM: My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): Icon In The Domain

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The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 13, 2020

2nd Friday

11:05 PM (Thursday): Ed Flynn

2 AM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Zanj Radio: Maud Joseph

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

1 PM: Music My Mother Wouldn’t Like: Bruce Swan

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks (fill-in for A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Capitalism, Jobs, Depressed People – On this week’s episode of Economic Update, Prof. Wolff presents updates on Vancouver, BC, taxing its richest; JP Morgan Chase recognizes climate change threat and market’s failure to cope; ways money shapes U.S. politics today; why U.S. women’s soccer gender discrimination lawsuit helps all soccer players vs profit-driven soccer federation. The second half of the show features an interview with psychotherapist Tess Fraad-Wolff on why our jobs get us depressed and what to do about it.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

10:05 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 12, 2020

2nd Thursday

11:05 PM (Wednesday): Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: The Flux Capacitor: Martha Willette Lewis

12 Noon: Digging In The Dirt: Kevin Gallagher

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan (fill-in for Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau)

4 PM: The Music Never Stopped: Martha Nachman (fill-in for Kyle M. Starkey)

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International 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: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Ed Flynn

2 AM (Friday): El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado

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The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2nd Wednesday

11:05 PM (Tuesday): El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle)

2 AM (Wednesday): Del ‘In Transition’

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Ebong Udoma

12 Noon: The Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Music, Sacred, and Profane: Nick Jacobs

4 PM: The Mark Naftalin Show: Mark Naftalin

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Tidings from Hazel Kahan

Hazel Kahan’s guest is Isabella Tree, talking about her latest book “Wilding,” which tells a new kind of creation story. From the Knepp estate in Britain’s West Sussex, Ms. Tree talks about how she and her husband Charlie Burrell, with the help of large-hoofed animals, literally turned over the deep clay soil that had defeated their attempts to intensively farm their 3.500 acres of ancient, inherited land, allowing the land to wild itself. and establish a functioning ecosystem where nature is given as much freedom as possible. The result is a place where life in all its possible blooming, buzzing diversity has returned, and the sound of turtle doves, storms of butterflies, the lives of creatures great and small is now heard wherever on their land you go. This wilding project joins many others around the world, including many emerging in this country, bringing with it a rare energy and hope that may not, as we feared, have disappeared after all.

8 PM: Preservation Sound Radio: Chris Ruggiero

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Lounge Sounds: Eddie G.

2 AM (Thursday): Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2nd Tuesday

11:05 PM (Monday): My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham)

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous (fill-in for Floored Radio: Xavior Varien)

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: First Voices Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

This week, join Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse as he features 3CR 855 Community Radio in Melbourne, Australia. Last month, Tiokasin and Guest Host Anne Keala Kelly were on special assignment in Australia and had the honor of meeting and spending time with Radio Hosts and Australian Indigenous activists Robbie Thorpe and Viv Malo and other staff members of 3CR. Tiokasin was interviewed on two of Robbie’s popular weekly radio shows. The interview that is featured is from Robbie’s show, “Fire First,” a historically informed, critical analysis of Aboriginal affairs and the ongoing political movement for land rights, treaty, sovereignty and the cessation of genocide. The show can be streamed live at www.3cr.org.au on Tuesday, 7-8 pm Eastern Time (Wednesday, 11 am to noon in Australia).

About 3CR 855 Community Radio: When 3CR Community Radio hit Melbourne’s airwaves in 1976 it was Australia’s first community-owned and community-run grassroots radio station. Outspoken and independent, the station still gives voice to issues that would otherwise go unheard, and to people striving for political and social justice.

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

Anne Marie Menta, local singer/songwriter, will join Valerie at 5:30 for a little chat and some in-studio music. Anne Marie’s fourth album, “Sky Tonight,” has just been released. She will be performing on March 22 at Café 9, opening for the group Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights, which is led by her brother Peter Menta.

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

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

8 PM: Jim Motavalli

11:05 PM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle)

2 AM (Wednesday): Del ‘In Transition’

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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, March 9, 2020

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: Rock Therapy: Rob Silber

9 AM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli

10:30 AM: Soundprint:Asia: Joseph Celli

12 Noon: Spotlight on Arts & Culture: The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County (CAFC)

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone

4 PM: Kevin Gallagher

4:55 PM: The GaiaGram

5 PM: Digging In The Dirt

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

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

Featured Guests:

  1. Journalist Greg Guma, author of several books including “The People’s Republic: Vermont and the Sanders Revolution,” and “Green Mountain Politics: Restless Spirits, Popular Movements,” will assess Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign and the corporate media coverage of the candidate and his supporters.
  2. Kevin Gosztola, Managing Editor, Shadowproof.com discusses the Trump regime’s effort to extradite Julian Assange from the United Kingdom and his coverage of the recent extradition hearing in London. He’ll talk about the possible dire consequences for U.S. journalism, including the criminalization of investigative reporting.
  3. Dr. James G. Kahn, emeritus professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Institute for Global Health Sciences in the School of Medicine, University of California San Francisco. Dr. Khan will discusses the benefits of the proposed Medicare For All legislation in general, and more specifically how universal health care helps to protect regions, nations and the world from pandemics like the current outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19.
  4. Carlos Moreno, Deputy State Director of the Connecticut chapter of the Working Families Party will discuss proposed Fair Workweek legislation, and the party’s other legislative priorities for this session, including: a Green New Deal for the state economy, misdemeanor sentencing reform, and approve measures to reduce outsourcing in call centers.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Judy Foreman about her book Exercise is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging. (Oxford University Press.) Then, we talk with Michael Zapata about his acclaimed debut novel, The Lost Book of Adana Moreau, (Hanover Square Press).

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham)

2 AM (Tuesday): Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous (fill-in for Floored Radio: Xavior Varien)

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The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 8, 2020

2nd Sunday

10 PM EST (Saturday): Emily Herberich (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

1 AM EST: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

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

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

11:30 AM: Sunday Brunch Concert: The Alehounds

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert: Daphne Lee Martin

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Edwin o 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: Cool Blues And Rare Records Show: Al Bell (fill-in for Antique Blues: Bill Nolan)

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

12 AM (Monday): Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM (Monday): The A List: Sam Hopkins

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The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, March 7, 2020

1st Saturday

10:05 PM (Friday): Mike Merli (fill-in for Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day)

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: (music) (fill-in for ¡Barricada!: John Lugo)

11:30 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for ¡Barricada!: John Lugo)

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson

7 PM: Songtrails: Caroline Doctorow

Caroline features “Influential Women of Folk.” This show highlights the work of some of our finest women in American folk music both today and yesterday, with Anais Mitchell, Odetta, Nanci Griffith, Sandy Denny and more. Songtrails is heard on the first Saturday each month.

8 PM: My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny (fill-in for Soca & Calypso Showcase: Icon)

10 PM EST: Emily Herberich (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

1 AM EST (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

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The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 6, 2020

1st Friday

11:05 PM (Thursday): Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM: ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Del ‘In Transition’

9 AM: Rockers Arena: Night Nurse

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

1 PM: PURE w/howard thompson: “New and Far Between”

4 PM: Connections: Eric Cocks

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Economic Update with Dr. Richard Wolff

Using Unemployment Against Workers – Updates on high U.S. maternal death rate, wealth inequality and the Pope, #MeToo hits the banks, Macron and Black Rock plot French pension “reform,” dying Newsweek caught in corruption scandal using bible college. Interview Prof. Gertrude Goldberg on U.S. unemployment, its social costs, and struggle for a universal job guarantee.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

10:05 PM: Mike Merli (fill-in for Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day)

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 5, 2020

1st Thursday

11:05 PM (Wednesday): My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: A Miniature World: Binnie Klein

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

1 PM: All Mixed Up: Peter Bochan

4 PM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming

6:55 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Between The Lines

8 PM: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro

11 PM: WPKN Local News: for Connecticut and Long Island

11:05 PM: Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM (Friday): ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera

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