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The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 21, 2020

3rd Friday

11:05 PM (Thursday): Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM: Binwanka

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: “Here Comes the Weekend”

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

Larger Social Changes to Support Worker Co-Ops – This program responds to a criticism that D@W focuses too much on the transition from capitalist firms to worker-co-op firms with too little attention paid to the larger social changes needed to get beyond capitalism. Discussion focuses on the broader social changes needed to sustain a worker-co-op-based economy including a government that administers an economy-wide democratic sharing of profits and resources among the worker-co-op enterprises.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

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

10:05 PM: Love and Communication: Michelle Morgan

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 20, 2020

3rd 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: Módulo Lunar: Luis Luna

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 For…: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for In The Evening: Bob Shapiro)

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

11:05 PM: Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM (Friday): Binwanka

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The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin)

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

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: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

Pianist Frederic Chiu joins Richard Epstein on Sometimes Classical today at 2 PM. Frederic is an internationally-known concert pianist who is especially known for his interpretations of composers such as Ravel, Prokoviev, Chopin, and Liszt. He has recently released an album of transcriptions of Beethoven’s 5th and 7th symphonies. He also works closely with Yamaha pianos to develop and promote the Disklavier, that is like the piano roll for the 21st century.

Richard also will be joined by a special guest whose last appearance on his show was over 20 years ago.

4 PM: The Music Never Stopped: Martha Nachman

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

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: Sustainable East End: Francesca Rheannon

8 PM: Shaki Presents

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

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

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

11:05 PM (Monday): Let IT Happen HEAR: Sean Corvino

2 AM: Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Al Bell & Steve di Costanzo

9:30 AM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Bob Shapiro

11:55 AM: The WPKN White Rose Political Calendar

12 Noon: First Voices Radio: Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse is away from the studio this week. On this repeat edition of “First Voices Radio,” we hear from Ross Hamilton, who has been a regular guest over the years. Ross’s research specialty is the lost and forgotten history of North America and the ancient legends that seem to revolve around a profoundly mysterious country that once dominated the landscape known from oral tradition as Turtle Island. Ross is the author of several books on Native American prehistory including: “The Mystery of the Serpent Mound,” “A Tradition of Giants” and “Star Mounds: Legacy of a Native American Mystery.”

1 PM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Lisa Sahulka & Martha Willette Lewis

4 PM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: 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: This Way Out: The International LGBT Radio Magazine

4 PM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Doc Hardy

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

11:05 PM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin)

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 17, 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: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Mark Mushin & Colette Rossignol

9 AM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: John Corvino

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

1 PM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Rick Petrone & Colette Rossignol

4 PM: WPKN Celebrates The True Blues: Pete Stewart & Kevin Gallagher

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. Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of five books, including How Propaganda Works, winner of the Prose Award in Philosophy from the Association of American Publishers, and How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them, called by historian Jan T. Gross a “must-read for all of us who take seriously our responsibility as citizens.” Professor Stanley will discuss his views on Donald Trump’s post-impeachment acquittal behavior, i.e. revenge firings and apparent interference in Roger Stone’s DOJ sentencing recommendation. He’ll also explore the role of mass protests in this critical moment for democracy and the status of institutions that are in place to provide checks and balances on presidential abuse of power.
  2. Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, examines President Trump’s proposed budget that would cut Medicare by $850 billion, cut Medicaid by $920 billion and cut Social Security by $30 billion over the next decade — and discusses the work his group is doing to educate the public on this threat posed by the Trump regime.
  3. Victor Wallis, professor of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music, was the managing editor of Socialism and Democracy for twenty years and has been writing on ecological issues since the early 1990s. He’s the author of, “Red-Green Revolution: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism,” and “Democracy Denied: Five Lectures on U.S. Politics.” Prof. Wallis will discuss the media’s interpretation of the word socialism, as it applies to Bernie Sanders’ self described, “Democratic Socialism,” in the context of the current Democratic presidential primary campaign. He’ll also examine the history of the cold war stigma applied to the term socialism, compared with how the rest of the world views the word today.
  4. Paul Kirchberg, Executive Director of the Connecticut chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) talks about the progress of the campaign advocating the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut, the proposal to coordinate laws in adjacent states New York and Rhode Island — and NORML’s Scorecard on CT Governor Ned Lamont’s action on this issue.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Why do Americans vote at a lower rate than voters in any other advanced country? Maybe because that’s the way our election system intends it. And can we get real democracy in the U.S.? We talk with political scientist Patrick Barrett about his article, “Can We Change the Political System? Strategic Lessons of the Bernie Sanders Campaign.” Then we re-air our 2008 interview with muckraking reporter Greg Palast about his book Steal Back This Vote. We talk about how voters are being disenfranchised by voter purging and other voter suppression methods.

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

11:05 PM: Let IT Happen HEAR: Sean Corvino

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

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The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, February 16, 2020

3rd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: Mike Merli (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for Solidarity and What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Live Broadcast from The Pequot Library: Mark Naftalin & friends

2:30 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, February 15, 2020

3rd Saturday

10:05 PM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

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!: Oscar Gonzalez Barreto (fill-in for John Lugo)

1 PM: Live Broadcast from The Pequot Library: Mark Naftalin & friends

2:30 PM: ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera (fill-in for Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl)

4 PM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl)

7 PM: Capital Radio: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day)

10 PM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): Mike Merli (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

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The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, February 14, 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: 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

Socialism and Left Unity in the U.S. – Updates on Trump’s 2019 $ 1 trillion plus deficit, burden of poor countries’ debt, Amsterdam forgives young people’s debts, “strong man” governments’ fund-raising strategy, and gross failures of Trump/GOPs 2017 tax cut. Interview Karen Ranucci (Center for Critical Thought) and Rob Robinson (Left Forum) on their programs and their collaboration to serve the rising U.S. interests in socialism and building a movement for transition.

8 PM: Annette Szczesiul: (fill-in for Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport)

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

10:05 PM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, February 13, 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: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (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, February 12, 2020

2nd Wednesday

11:05 PM (Tuesday): The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for 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

This month’s Tidings is 10 years old, one of a series of interviews from 2009, the tumultuous year following the financial crisis, when I asked leading thinkers to help me make sense of everything that was going on in our world. In this, the first of the series, I asked the question of two thinkers: John Daido Loori, founder of Zen Mountain Monastery and one of the most respected Zen teachers in the United States, a writer and award-winning nature photographer, answers my question from a Zen perspective. Daido Roshi died a year or so after the interview. I then asked my question of Peter Russell, whose book The Global Brain launched him into a lifelong exploration of the neuropsychology of consciousness. In this interview, Russell examines the tumult and crisis of our world in terms of our belief systems and the part that a developed consciousness can play in liberating our minds. I brought this Tidings episode out of the archives because I was struck by how much more self-absorbed and innocent we seemed to have been a decade ago when this program was first heard on WPKN, and how unconcerned we, or at least in my communities, we were then about climate change, corruption and each other.

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, February 11, 2020

2nd Tuesday

11:05 PM (Monday): Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM: 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

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka

4 PM: Radio Something: Valerie Richardson

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: The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle

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

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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, February 10, 2020

2nd Monday

12 AM: Paralelo Zero-Radio Brazil: K C Vaz

2 AM: Ghost In The Machine: Audiophile Anonymous (fill-in for 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

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. Ralph Nader, America’s leading public interest lawyer and consumer advocate, was named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history. Ralph is a four-time independent presidential candidate and author, his latest book is titled, “Fake President: Decoding Trump’s Gaslighting, Corruption, and General Bullsh*t,” written with Mark Green. Joining Ralph will be Max B. Sawicky, an economist, formerly of the Govt. Accountability Office and the Economic Policy Institute, Max is a contributor to Jacobin magazine and many other publications. Ralph and Max will discuss the aftermath of the Senate impeachment trial, and long term consequences for the Constitution and Congressional oversight of presidential abuse of power — as well as assessing the Democratic presidential primary campaign.
  2. Thomas Ferguson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston author of, “Right Turn: The Decline of the Democrats and the Future of American Politics,” and “Golden Rule: The Investment Theory of Party Competition and the Logic of Money-Driven Political Systems” discusses his recent articles, “Big Money – Not Political Tribalism Drives U.S. Elections” and “The 2020 Election in Three Graphs.”
  3. Margaret Poydock, Policy Associate with the Economic Policy Institute will assess the importance of the recent House passage of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, (PRO Act) and the links between union membership and the economic health of America’s working families.
  4. Kevin Keenan, a Yale Law student and climate activist who was arrested during a protest demanding action to address climate change at the annual Yale-Harvard football game on November 23rd last year. Kevin will discuss the climate action, and his experience being locked up in the New Haven Police Department’s jail for several hours, that provoked him to write a letter to New Haven Police Chief Otoniel Reyes and Anthony Dawson, Chair of the New Haven Board of Police Commissioners, protesting conditions in the jail facility.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Today, a sorely-needed message of hope. If we just simply let nature take its course, we can restore the Earth. We talk with Isabella Tree about her book Wilding – the Return of Nature to a British Farm. It’s out from Picador Press. Then, we talk with Nation magazine contributor Jeet Heer about the Iowa caucus debacle, the progressive wing of the Democratic presidential campaign and Michael Bloomberg, on its billionaire wing.

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

11:05 PM: Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

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