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WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 04/01/18

  1. Parquet Courts: Wide Awake – Wide Awake (Rough Trade, 2018)
  2. Alice Bag: Turn it Up – Blueprint (Don Giovanni, 2018)
  3. The Pandoras: Just a Picture – Hey! It’s the Pandoras (Burger, 2018)
  4. Aruán Ortiz: Monochrome (Yubá) – Cubanism (Intakt, 2017)
  5. The Mammals: My Baby Drinks Water – Sunshiner (Humble Abode, 2018)
  6. Paul Luc: Slow Dancing (feat. Leah Blevins) – Bad Seed (Paul Luc, 2018)
  7. John Scofield: Mama Tried – Country for Old Men (Impulse!, 2016)
  8. Flora Cash: Down on Your Knees – Can Summer Love Last Forever? (Icons Creating Evil Art, 2016)
  9. Björk: Arisen My Senses (Lanark Artefax remix) – single (One Little Indian, 2018)
  10. Fanny Walked The Earth: When We Need Her – Fanny Walked the Earth (Blue Elan, 2018)
  11. Jamie McLean Band: One and Only – One and Only (Jamie McLean, 2018)
  12. Nilamayé: El Manguito – Las Flores del Sol (Collectif Merecumbe, 2016)
  13. Glen Hansard: Why Woman – Between Two Shores (Anti-, 2018)
  14. The Meters: People Say – Rejuvenation (Reprise, 1974)
  15. Elliott Sharp, Scott Fields: Between Octopus and Squid – Scharfefelder (Clean Feed, 2008)
  16. Naxatras: Waves – Naxatras (604236 Records DK, 2015)
  17. Steve Winwood: Low Spark of High Heeled Boys – Greatest Hits Live (Wincraft, 2017)
  18. Michael Chapman: It Didn’t Work Out – Rainmaker (Harvest, 1969)
  19. Amen Dunes: Miki Dora – Freedom (Sacred Bones, 2018)
  20. Fripp & Eno: Lyra – The Equatorial Stars (Opal, 2004)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Bruce Swan, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Willette Lewis, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/25/18

  1. Mary Gauthier: Got Your Six – Rifles and Rosary Beads (In the Black, 2018)
  2. Kapela Maliszów: Zawiśloczek / The River Laddie – Wiejski Dżez / Village Jazz (Unzipped Fly, 2017)
  3. James Blood Ulmer: My Woman – In and Out (In+Out, 2009)
  4. Dave Hogan: Analog – Third Life (Dave Hogan, 2017)
  5. Superorganism: It’s All Good – Superorganism (Domino, 2018)
  6. The Fleshtones: Dominique Laboubee – Budget Buster (Yep Roc, 2018)
  7. Karavan Sarai: Pharaoh’s Heaven – Painted Sands (Electrofone, 2018)
  8. Yo La Tengo: Let’s Do It Wrong – There’s A Riot Going On (Matador, 2018)
  9. The Fratellis: Starcrossed Lovers – In Your Own Sweet Time (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  10. [Terry Riley, comp.] Rova Saxophone Quartet: Ferdia’s Death Chant – Imbas Forasnal – Chanting the Light of Foresight (New Albion, 1994)
  11. Malagasy Guitar Masters: Tsakorarake – Volo Hazo (Buda, 2018)
  12. Ben Sidran: Too Much Too Late (What Mose Said) – Picture Him Happy (Bonsaï, 2017)
  13. Martin Denny: Quiet Village – Exotic Moog (Liberty, 1969)
  14. Booker T. & the MG’s: Time Is Tight – The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Vol. 2 (Stax, 1993)
  15. Shaolin Temple Defenders: Out in the Sun – Free Your Soul (Soulville Bordeaux, 2017)
  16. Pete Seeger: Which Side Are You On? (live) – The Essential Pete Seeger (Columbia/Legacy, 2013)
  17. Ruthie Foster: Working Woman – Joy Comes Back (Blue Corn, 2017)
  18. The Decemberists: Everything is Awful – I’ll Be Your Girl (Capitol, 2018)
  19. Myles Goodwyn: I Hate To See You Go (But I Love To Watch You Walk Away) – Myles Goodwyn and Friends of The Blues (Linus Ent., 2018)
  20. Bang On A Can: Red Shift [Lois V Vierk, comp.] – Cheating. Lying. Stealing. (Sony Classical, 1996)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/18/18

  1. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: Found The One – No Mercy In This Land (Anti-, 2018)
  2. Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can (pt. 1) – Yes We Can (Polydor, 1970)
  3. Ali Fuat Aydin & Cenk Güray: Cerit Osman Zeybeği – ÖTE (Felmay, 2018)
  4. Eivind Opsvik: Lull Of Lumber – Overseas III (Loyal Label, 2008)
  5. Alsarah & The Nubatones: Nar – Manara (Wonderwheel, 2016)
  6. Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn: Candyman – Cubist Blues (2.13.61/Thirsty Ear, 1996)
  7. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats: Coolin’ Out – Tearing At The Seams (Stax, 2018)
  8. The Rolling Stones: Flight 505 – Aftermath/The Rolling Stones In Mono (ABKCO, 2016)
  9. Japanese Breakfast: Diving Woman – Soft Sounds From Another Planet (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  10. JB Dunckel: Transhumanity – H+ (Jive Epic, 2018)
  11. Betty LaVette: Things Have Changed – Things Have Changed (Atlantic, 2018)
  12. Lost Bayou Ramblers: Nezpiqueu – Kalenda (Rice Pump, 2017)
  13. Ricky Byrd: Better Days – Clean Getaway (Recovery Troubadour, 2017)
  14. Gato Preto: Dia D – Tempo (Unique, 2017)
  15. Fjaak: Snow – Fjaak (Monkeytown, 2017)
  16. Karavan Sarai: Abshar – Painted Sands (Electrofone, 2018)
  17. Alex McMurray: Where K-Doe Lives – How To Be a Cannonball (Threadhead, 2009)
  18. Supriyo Dutta & Federico Sanesi: Raga Bihag – Passionate Voice (Felmay, 2018)
  19. Peter Karp: The Turning Point – Blue Flame (Rose Cottage, 2018)
  20. Eels: Today Is The Day – The Deconstruction (E Works, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Kevin Gallagher, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/11/18

  1. Aksak Maboul: Modern Lesson – Un Peu de l’âme des bandits [Remastered] + Before and After Bandits (Crammed, 2018)
  2. Bill Frisell: Rambler – Music IS (Okeh/Sony Masterworks, 2018)
  3. Patti Smith: Smells Like Teen Spirit – Twelve (Columbia, 2007)
  4. Albert King: Blues Power – Live Wire / Blues Power (Stax, 1968)
  5. Gogo Penguin: Strid – A Humdrum Star (Blue Note, 2018)
  6. Go-Kart Mozart: When You’re Depressed – Mozart’s Mini-Mart (West Midlands, 2018)
  7. Rilo Kiley: I Remember You – Rkives (Little Record Company, 2013)
  8. Dolly Parton: Jolene – single (RCA Victor, 1973)
  9. Ravi Shankar: Raga Piloo – The Ravi Shankar Collection – West Meets East: The Historic Shankar/Menuhin Sessions (Warner Classics, 1999)
  10. Steep Canyon Rangers: When She Was Mine – Out In The Open (Ramseur, 2018)
  11. Ry Cooder: Shrinking Man – The Prodigal Son (Fantasy, 2018)
  12. JD McPherson: Head Over Heels – Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder, 2015)
  13. The Mauskovic Dance Band: Down In the Basement – Down In the Basement EP (Soundway, 2018)
  14. Jim White: Earnest T. Bass at Last Finds the Woman of His Dreams – Waffles, Triangles & Jesus (People In A Position To Know, 2018)
  15. L. Subramaniam: Jai Hanuman! – Global Fusion (Detour, 1999)
  16. Russell Morris: The Real Thing Parts 1&2 – single (Columbia UK, 1970)
  17. Kelis: Milkshake – single (Star Trak Entertainment, 2004)
  18. Wu Man & Master Musicians from the Silk Route: Kurt Naxshisi – Borderlands: Music of Central Asia Vol. 10 (Smithsonian Folkways, 2011)
  19. Nordic Raga: Slängpolska efter Munkberg – Nordic Raga (Riverboat, 2018)
  20. The Men: Rose on Top of the World – Drift (Sacred Bones, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 03/04/18

  1. Sunflower Bean: Twentytwo – Twentytwo in Blue (Mom + Pop, 2018)
  2. Wreckless Eric: Wow & Flutter – Construction Time and Demolition (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  3. Shukar Collective: Hahaha – Urban Gypsy (Riverboat, 2005)
  4. Hint: Quite Spectacular – Portakabin Fever (Ninja Tune, 2003)
  5. Average White Band: Shower The People – Inside Out (AWB, 2018)
  6. Paul Thorn: Love Train – Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Perpetual Obscurity, 2018)
  7. Willie Nelson: Last Man Standing – Last Man Standing (Sony, 2018)
  8. Steve Reich: Pulse – Pulse / Quartet (Nonesuch, 2018)
  9. Shakey Graves: Kids These Days – Can’t Wake Up (Dualtone, 2018)
  10. Emily Reo: Coast – Olive Juice (Elestial Sound, 2013)
  11. Bilk: Give Up – single (Legion, 2018)
  12. Amy Rigby: The Old Guys – The Old Guys (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  13. Frank Ocean: Moon River – single (Blonded, 2018)
  14. Papir: V.I – V. (Stickman, 2017)
  15. Michelle Malone: Boxing Gloves – Slings & Arrows (SBS, 2018)
  16. Janelle Monáe: Make Me Feel – Dirty Computer (Bad Boy, 2018)
  17. Hristo Vitchev Quartet: The Shortest Wavelength – Of Light And Shadows (First Orbit Sounds, 2018)
  18. Flowered Up: Weekender – single (Heavenly, 1992)
  19. Bob Dylan: Mississippi – The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia, 2008)
  20. Spirit: Nature’s Way – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (Epic, 1970)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/25/18

  1. Deutsche Wertarbeit: Deutscher Wald – Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-81 (Soul Jazz, 2018)
  2. Peter Karp: Your Prettiness – Blue Flame (Rose Cottage, 2018)
  3. The Orielles: Let Your Dog Tooth Grow – Silver Dollar Moment (Heavenly/PIAS America, 2018)
  4. Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas: My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains – The World of Captain Beefheart (Knitting Factory, 2017)
  5. Ghosthorse: Stages of the Young – From The Continuum (Tiokasin Ghosthorse, 2017)
  6. Hamell On Trial: She Ride It – Tacklebox (New West, 2017)
  7. Jon Hassel: Nature Boy – Fascinoma (Water Lily Acoustics, 1999)
  8. Huun-Huur-Tu: Eshten Charlyyry Berge – Sixty Horses in My Herd (Shanachie, 1993)
  9. Kelsey Lu: Dreams – Church (True Panther Sounds, 2016)
  10. Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: Life and Soul – Day of Colours (Real World, 2004)
  11. The Flashcubes: Boogie City – Forever (Northside, 2017)
  12. Shannon & the Clams: Onion – Onion (Easy Eye/Nonesuch, 2018)
  13. Stella Chiweshe: Njuzu – Ambuya? (Shanachie, 1990)
  14. Al Green: Take Me to the River – Explores Your Mind (Hi, 1974)
  15. Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley – Take Me to the Alley (Blue Note, 2016)
  16. Blackberry Smoke: Best Seat In The House – Find A Light (3 Legged, 2018)
  17. Shame: Concrete – Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  18. Elvis Costello: Watching The Detectives – My Aim Is True (Stiff, 1978)
  19. Courtney Barnett: Nameless, Faceless – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk, 2018)
  20. Esperanza Spalding: Ebony & Ivy – Emily’s D+ Evolution (Concord, 2016)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Steve Di Costanzo

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/18/18

  1. John Coltrane: Trane’s Slo Blues – Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documenatary (Impulse!, 2017)
  2. John Prine: Summer’s End – The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy, 2018)
  3. Frank Turner: 1933 – Be More Kind (Xtra Mile, 2018)
  4. [György Kurtág, comp.] Andy Stevens, Sergei Vassiliev & Quattro Mani: Életút Lebenslauf, Op. 32 – Re-Structures (Bridge, 2017)
  5. Talking Heads: The Great Curve – The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Sire, 1982)
  6. Warmduscher: Big Wilma – single (The Leaf Label, 2018)
  7. The Monochrome Set: I Feel Fine (Really) – Maisieworld (Tapete, 2018)
  8. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Message – The Message (Sugar Hill, 1982)
  9. Me’Shell NdegéOcello: May This Be Love – Bitter (Maverick, 1999)
  10. Jack White: Connected by Love – Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia, 2018)
  11. Nils Petter Molvær: Mercury Heart – Baboon Moon (Thirsty Ear, 2011)
  12. The Isley Brothers: Work to Do – Brother, Brother, Brother (T-Neck, 1972)
  13. Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite: Found the One – No Mercy In This Land (Anti-, 2018)
  14. Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad – Transangelic Exodus (Bella Union, 2018)
  15. Prince: When You Were Mine – Dirty Mind (Warner Bros, 1980)
  16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Up From The Skies – Axis: Bold As Love (Warner Bros., 1967)
  17. Trés Oui: Séance – Poised to Flourish (Shrimper, 2018)
  18. Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes: Sais (Egypt) – Cosmic Funk (Flying Dutchman, 1974)
  19. Fanfare Ciocarlia: Crayfish Hora – Onwards To Mars! (Asphalt Tango, 2016)
  20. Infamous Stringdusters: This Ol’ Building – Laws of Gravity (Compass, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, KC Ryan, Kevin Gallagher, Rich Kaminsky, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/11/18

  1. Amy Rigby: From Philip Roth to R Zimmerman – The Old Guys (Southern Domestic, 2018)
  2. Myrkur: The Serpent – Mareridt (Relapse, 2017)
  3. Kronos Quartet: The Beatitudes – The Music of Vladimir Martynov (Nonesuch, 2012)
  4. Ben Vaughn: Aqua Blue – Instrumental Stylings (Bar None, 1995/2017)
  5. Rory Gallagher: Too Much Alcohol – Irish Tour ’74 (Polydor, 1974)
  6. Savoy Brown: Close to Midnight – Witchy Feelin’ (Ruf, 2017)
  7. The Fall: Victoria – The Frenz Experiment (Beggars Banquet, 1988)
  8. They Might Be Giants: Let’s Get This Over With – I Like Fun (Idlewild, 2018)
  9. Rudresh Mahanthappa, Indo-Pak Coalition: Rasikapriya – Agrima (self-released 2017)
  10. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Who The Cap Fit – Rastaman Vibration (Island, 1976)
  11. Sunflower Bean: Crisis Fest – Twentytwo In Blue (Mom + Pop, 2018)
  12. Bernard Allison: Cruisin For A Bluesin – Let It Go (Ruf, 2018)
  13. Herczku Ágnes: Gyimesi Karszilamasz – Bandázom (Fonó Music Hall, 2014)
  14. Aruán Ortiz: Monochrome (Yubá) – Cubanism (Intakt, 2017)
  15. Brazilian Girls: Pirates – Let’s Make Love (Six Degrees, 2018)
  16. Victoria Vox: Psycho Killer – Her Jumping Flea (Obus, 2006)
  17. Salad Boys: Psych Slasher – This Is Glue (Trouble in Mind, 2018)
  18. Sirius Quartet: Underground Summer – Colors of the East (Autentico Music, 2015)
  19. 47SOUL: Sabah – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  20. Keith Jarrett: One for Majid (live) – After the Fall (ECM, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 02/04/18

  1. Emily Duff: Shame – single (Mod Prom, 2018)
  2. Roberto Musci & Giovanni Venosta: Vientiane – Messages & Portraits (RéR Megacorp, 1990)
  3. Mélissa Laveaux: Angeli-ko – Radyo Siwèl EP (No Format!, 2018)
  4. Maarja Nuut: Kargus – Une Meeles (maarjanuut.com, 2016)
  5. Balls: Fight For My Country – single (Wizard, 1971)
  6. Sitcom Neighbor: Insomnia – Shag (Gravity Works, 2017)
  7. Brad Mehldau: Things Behind the Sun – Live in Tokyo (Nonesuch, 2003)
  8. Van Der Graaf Generator: Man-Erg – Pawn Hearts (Charisma, 1971)
  9. Kris Kristofferson: Slow Down – Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 (Light In The Attic, 2010)
  10. Joan As Police Woman: Tell Me – Damned Devotion (Play It Again Sam, 2018)
  11. The Cranberries: Linger – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (Island, 1993)
  12. The Raveonettes: My Boyfriend’s Back – Pretty In Black (Columbia/The Orchard, 2005)
  13. Genya Ravan: Flying – Genya Ravan (Columbia, 1972)
  14. Billy Bragg: There Is Power In a Union – Talking With the Taxman About Poetry (Elektra, 1986)
  15. Re Niliu: Metitura – In A Cosmic Ear (Alfa, 2015)
  16. The Kinks: Scattered – Phobia (Columbia, 1993)
  17. Astroboter: Muzumantra – Form & Void (Psychedelic Dungeon, 2018)
  18. Janis Joplin: Mercedes Benz – Pearl (Columbia, 1971)
  19. Eels: The Deconstruction – The Deconstruction (E Works, 2018)
  20. Guy One: Yelmengere De La Gu’usi – #1 (Philophon, 2018)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Martha Nachman, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/28/18

  1. Lucy Dacus: Night Shift – Historian (Matador, 2018)
  2. Joe: Tail Lift – single (Hessle Audio, 2017)
  3. Saeid Shanbehzadeh: Kalfat – Pour-Afrigha (Buda, 2016)
  4. Joji Hirota & Hiten Ryu Daiko: Akita Ondo – Japanese Drums (ARC Music, 2010)
  5. T. Rex: Metal Guru – The Slider (T. Rex/EMI, 1972)
  6. Tom Tom Club: L’elephant – Tom Tom Club (Sire, 2017)
  7. Mark Lanegan Band: Beehive – Gargoyle (Heavenly, 2017)
  8. Lhasa de Sela: De Cara a la Pared – Lhasa Live in Reykjavik (Audiogram, 2017)
  9. Diga Rhythm Band: Tal Mala – Diga (Rykodisc, 1990)
  10. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Anything That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (Shelter, 1976)
  11. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee – Black Coffee (J & R Adventures, 2018)
  12. 47SOUL: Mo Light – Balfron Promise (Cooking Vinyl, 2018)
  13. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel – The Message (Sugar Hill, 1982)
  14. William Hooker: Sirius Pt 2 – Wings – Shamballa (Duets w/Thurston Moore & Elliott Sharp) (Knitting Factory Works, 1993)
  15. Mr. Jukes: Leap of Faith (feat. De La Soul & Horace Andy) – God First (Island, 2017)
  16. Pham Doc Than: Morning In the Village – Vietnamese Traditional Dan Bau Music (Oliver Sudden Productions Inc., 2002)
  17. Ricky Byrd: Kicks – Clean Getaway (Recovery Troubador, 2017)
  18. Pete Wingfield: 18 With a Bullet – Eighteen With a Bullet (The Island Recordings) (Cherry Red, 2008)
  19. Michelle Malone: Just Getting Started – Slings & Arrows (SBS, 2018)
  20. Kristi Stassinopoulou: Amorgos Passage – The Secrets of the Rocks (Tinder, 2003)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson

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WPKN Community Radio Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 1/5/18  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List prepared by david appel)
WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun

from the Gazette Review: “American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks came to the public’s attention after winning the eighth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. Born in Connecticut, he grew up in a New York farm surrounded by music. As such, singing was something that he naturally fell into at a young age. Later enrolling himself in voice lessons, he began performing at various events- from open mics to Local Farmer’s Markets at the age of twelve. Gradually pouring more time and effort into his hobby and passion, Fredericks eventually released his own independent LP entitled, Out My Window by the time he was fourteen. From there, he was scouted by talent agents from NBC’s award-winning series The Voice, who invited him to audition for the popular reality TV show. After gaining approval from all four of the judges, Fredericks found himself striving toward fame in the competition. Despite being the youngest contestant, he ultimately proved himself to be a worthy contender.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — State of the ARTS with Kathy Maher, from Barnum Museum, talks about The Greatest Showman film

Episode: State of the ARTS with Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Barnum Museum, talks about The Greatest Showman film.

Kathy Maher, Executive Director of Barnum Museum, talks about the film The Greatest Showman on State of the ARTS.

Show: State of the Arts

Hosted by: Richard Pheneger and Peggy Nelson

This show interviews newsmakers and participants from the world of theater and the arts.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — David Chapman Long Wind Farms – What’s Organic? Digging in the Dirt Show #50

Dave Chapman from Long Wind Farms talks with me about the issue of the ongoing certification of hydroponically-grown produce as organic. Can organic be soilless?

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Live Culture 34: The Net Neutrality Episode!

“Net Neutrality”– what does this mean and why should you care?

This month I am in conversation with Thomas Kadri, a Ph.D. in Law candidate at Yale University whose his research spans the intersection of media, technology, and the First Amendment.

The FCC has repealed consumer protections that prohibit internet service providers – or ISP’s- from discriminating against or favoring websites by blocking or throttling internet traffic. These ISP’s will also be allowed to charge fees to websites and online services for faster and more reliable network access. We will discuss the ramifications of this, in particular for artists, non-profits and other small-scale producers of online content.

To sweeten this rather sobering topic for our final show for 2017, I am including some short musical clips from my picks for the top 10 albums and songs for the year. Please join us for this live interview in a bustling downtown cafe surrounded by people sipping lattes, talking and playing with their phones, laptops and other devices.We close out this year by looking ahead to the challenges of 2018 for WPKN, creative artists and all who use the internet.
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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio – Festive Home

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017 NOON on WPKN 89.5 FM and streaming at wpkn.org
Host: Duo Dickinson

Our homes address “The Holidays”: whether cultural, familial or personal. History has evolved holiday use from the “Groaning Board” to the Open House. Passing trays of Hors D’oeuvres, roasting meat or mulling cider on the family hearth, watching the giant flat screen (binge watching or Yule Log Watching) – where we live has evolved in how we celebrate.

Joining me in studio is the historian and father Richard Mammana who founded Project Canterbury, which is a free online archive of out of print Anglican books, and is a full-on observer of contemporary life in a historic context. He serves the headquarters of the Episcopal Church as its Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious relations, and is Papa to six year old and a soon to be four year old daughters. He is a distant cousin of Clement Clarke Moore, author of ’Twas the Night before Christmas.

Then we talk to William Hosley the principal of Terra Firma Northeast, is a cultural resource development and marketing consultant, new media expert, historian, museologist and preservationist who’s body of work has always been primary about place – especially the Connecticut River Valley and Vermont where he spent a career that began at the VT Division for Historic Preservation in 1977. He was formerly Director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks where he cared for a chain of historic attractions throughout Connecticut.

Last we talk to photographer Caryn B. Davis who has just published “A Connecticut Christmas” with Globe Pequot written by Eric Lehman. She began her career in the visual arts 30 years ago as a camera-person, editor, and producer of documentaries. She has been a professional photographer since 2000, specializing in architectural photography. Her work has taken her to over 50 countries, and still counting! She often combines her images with words to create compelling articles that have been featured in more than 60 magazines.

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — “The Lighthouse” — Discussion with Kathleen Green and Ted Salmon

Valerie Richardson spoke with Kathleen Green, Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Society, and artist Ted Salmon about “The Lighthouse,” a humanist celebration of light that was unveiled in December 2017 and will be shining brightly on the New Haven Green during the summer holiday seasons.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcasts on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging in the Dirt – Show#47 Ray Archuleta The Soil Health Academy

Kevin’s guest this episode is Ray Archuleta, a retired Soil Health Specialist and Conservation Agronomist with the USDA. He has recently co-founded “The Soil Academy” to teach Biomimicry strategies and Agroecology principles for improving soil function on a national scale.


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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview: The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers ‘Unzipped’ with Corey Tippin[817 plays]

WPKN World Exclusive!
Today on Radio Base Camp (WPKN 89.5-FM and wpkn.org Bridgeport, CT) the 40 year mystery of ‘who’ is really gracing the famous Warhol-cover of the Rolling Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ LP is put to rest.
Mystery solved- his name is Corey Tippin, a one-time Warhol ‘superstar’ and current Connecticut-based stylist and decorator. Tune is around 8am for the big reveal. (big thanks to Corey Tippin and Douglas Hovey for pulling this together, and Derek DeWitt for bringing us to Candy Darling.)

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy | 9/2/16[803 plays]

WPKN’s State of the ARTS interview with Rick Shaefer- Refugee Trilogy

Artist Rick Shaefer, on his Refugee Trilogy exhibit on view at the Walsh Gallery, at the Quick Center- Fairifield University, in Fairfield, CT.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder — Seeking Wellness: Our Bodies Explained — Dr. Kulveen Virdee[787 plays]

Dr. Kulveen Virdee provides the science behind the winter blues and offers numerous tools to help keep minds, and bodies active and moods elevated.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Sawyer Fredericks Interview by WPKN’s Mike Horyczun[699 plays]

from the Gazette Review: “American singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks came to the public’s attention after winning the eighth season of the NBC singing competition, The Voice. Born in Connecticut, he grew up in a New York farm surrounded by music. As such, singing was something that he naturally fell into at a young age. Later enrolling himself in voice lessons, he began performing at various events- from open mics to Local Farmer’s Markets at the age of twelve. Gradually pouring more time and effort into his hobby and passion, Fredericks eventually released his own independent LP entitled, Out My Window by the time he was fourteen. From there, he was scouted by talent agents from NBC’s award-winning series The Voice, who invited him to audition for the popular reality TV show. After gaining approval from all four of the judges, Fredericks found himself striving toward fame in the competition. Despite being the youngest contestant, he ultimately proved himself to be a worthy contender.”

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap with Chuck Wolfe 3 1 17 The Emotion Revolution In The Workplace[576 plays]

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WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — The Emotion Roadmap and Chuck Wolfe A Scottish Woman Manages Anger 3/8/17[554 plays]

Emotional intelligence and Emotion Roadmap explained. Example of how the Emotion Roadmap helped a Scottish woman manage her anger.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Home Page Radio with Duo Dickinson | 4/27/17[435 plays]

We want where we live to be ours. We want our homes to reflect us, There are over 70 million free-standing homes, but very few of them were built by those who live in them, and no apartment, condo or co-op was built with anyone in mind. So we Decorate: color, furniture, lighting, carpet our stuff- us.

But there is an ethic in design, one where the making is itself an art experience: where the way of creating, building, experiencing a home is richly evolved. It’s ornament, it’s craft, it’s architecture: Its origin, it’s meaning and it’s design is not to create a surface of frozen time – here, design is used and has beauty in its essential utility in use and function.

Three of the most accomplished, skillful and engaging design/architecture/artist creators in the world are with HOME PAGE this week. In studio is Yale-trained architect Louis Mackall – for 50 years his unbridled creativity was in everything he did – but he managed to also create Breakfast Woodworks with Ken Field about 40 years ago. Although Breakfast has new owners the founders still work on site. The work is incredible, award winning in every environment and in many regions.

A special treat this week will be an interview with sculptor, artist, craftsman Kent Bloomer – he trained at Yale and never left the area: teaching at the school for two generations. He may be the greatest definer and builder of architectural ornament in the world: In fact, he is. Bloomer’s book with co-author Charlie Moore, “Body, Memory, Architecture” is required reading (www.amazon.com/Body-Memory-Architecture-Yale-Paperbound/dp/0300021429). His insights into why we decorate, why ornament is an extreme leap to the universal, the intimate, the alive is both compelling and fascinating.

Lastly, architect Barry Svigals, is also Yale trained in architecture school. He started his own firm a generation ago and his work exploded to have a huge impact on everyone who uses them. His work can be seen in schools, apartment buildings, institutions, but completely in his art: the exquisite, evocative personal expression they embody goes beyond embellishment to inspire the entire building composed under Barry’s hand. His most famed project is the just-completed Newtown Elementary School, where healing and hope found their essential beauty in Svigals’ ethic.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — HOME PAGE RADIO- GROWING- At Home[281 plays]

Whether inside or out, the outside has come into our lives and where we live.

There are people devoted to growing things: making beauty with plants, landscape, climate and the culture that results becomes rich and rewarding when expertise is part of the garden. This show has 3 extraordinary visionaries of the growing world – their insights enrich any plant choice, garden creation or site perspective.

Balancing weather, sustainability, resilience and the love of growing things can be quite daunting, and these experts have fertilized literally thousands of scenarios for every budget, type of site and client idiosyncrasy – hearing their perspectives and anecdotes can take any planting obsession and add joy to the risk/reward scenario of growing things in New England.

We lead off with garden designer Lucy Van Liew who owns her own garden design firm– she has a direct link to English gardens and gardening and in 15 years has become used to marrying gardening aspirations with reality. She divides her time between Connecticut, London and her family home in Essex UK where the lessons are well learned in how gardens develop and change over time. She is a plantaholic who is fascinated by both the history and future of gardens and how they reflect changes in society and technology.

Next a Landscape Designer, who has had a 30 year career – Anne Christie will talk about the New England growing experience, especially in coastal and tough site conditions, and her special perspective on naturalizing and design. Christie trained at Temple University and she had a grandmother who was a landscape architect and a father who was an architect, Anne grew up with a deep appreciation for both. She works on homes, institutions and in full integration wit Sustainability.

Lastly we talk to Nancy DuBrule-Clemente, a passionate garden creator and advocate who created Natureworks naturework.com. Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, CT, started in 1983. Nancy has a degree in floriculture from UCONN. She has dedicated her life to the challenge of being fully organic, indigenous and expressive.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food[279 plays]

Host Kevin Gallagher speaks with Executive Director Derek Denchla of Slow Money New York

Derek Denchla is an investor and social entrepreneur with a unique focus on environmental sustainability. As the founder and co-chair of NYC LION (NYC Local Investing Opportunities Network), Denchla and his investors concentrate on funding small, sustainable food and farm businesses in and around New York. He is an advocate for urban agriculture and impact investing.

Denchla serves on many boards that invest in environmental sustainability, including King of the Ghosts, a holding company for farm-to-table restaurants and farms, and Mouth Foods, an online store for local, small batch artisanal foods made in and around NYC. He is also the co-chair of Slow Money NYC, a non-profit chapter of Slow Money Alliance, whose motto is “Everyone is an investor in food.” Slow Money NYC’s goal is to build an elaborate network that focuses their investments into local, sustainable food businesses.

In 2010, Denchla also founded Farm City, an action-research project that enlisted artists, agrarians and food justice advocates to create events and activities that explore the social, cultural and economic possibilities for enhancing urban agriculture in NYC. From 2009 to 2010, Denckla also blogged for Thegreenest.net, a forum dedicated to business policy and solution for sustainability.

Denckla also has his hand in green real estate in a significant way. He was the founder and former principal of Propeller Group, a sustainable consulting firm with a focus on green real estate and economic development. He has taken many other active parts in community improvement and development as well. Denckla attended Columbia University as an undergraduate, and he received his law degree at Fordham.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Burning Out And Feeling Overwhelmed Cary Cherniss And Jamie[264 plays]

New study showing how emotional intelligence benefits mental health. We also explore with Dr. Cary Cherniss burnout and life balance and listen to Jamie as I help him cope with feeling overwhelmed.


📻 All Time Top 5 Downloaded WPKN Podcasts as of 12/16/17 📻  (Based on SoundCloud statistics. List updated semi-annually by: david appel)


WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — New Haven Mavens: the “Slow Fashion” movement[52 downloads]

Time to tune in to the “New Haven Mavens Radio Hour”- The Mavens, Todd Lyon, and Nancy Shea, have been pondering some questions about various fabrics, materials and processes used in production of clothing, and their relative environmental impacts. We decided to check in with some experts to see what they have to say about the “Slow Fashion” movement. We’ll be chatting with Tracy Bonosconi, owner of eco-friendly clothing boutique, The Lovet Shop, and Sage Calamari, owner of BedStraw, a design studio that provides sustainable textiles for the home. The Mavens will also be bringing back a quiz segment of the show to “test” public perception. We’ll see how well our in-studio “contestant,” Christina Maria does with some questions on the subject. Be sure to tune in to WPKN, 89.5-FM, or the live stream at wpkn.org, Monday, February 6th, at Noon. Or you can download a podcast of the show, and listen whenever, and wherever you please.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Digging In The Dirt #16 WPKN – Slow Money- Derek Denchla – Funding Sustainable Food[21 downloads]

Host Kevin Gallagher speaks with Executive Director Derek Denchla of Slow Money New York

Derek Denchla is an investor and social entrepreneur with a unique focus on environmental sustainability. As the founder and co-chair of NYC LION (NYC Local Investing Opportunities Network), Denchla and his investors concentrate on funding small, sustainable food and farm businesses in and around New York. He is an advocate for urban agriculture and impact investing.

Denchla serves on many boards that invest in environmental sustainability, including King of the Ghosts, a holding company for farm-to-table restaurants and farms, and Mouth Foods, an online store for local, small batch artisanal foods made in and around NYC. He is also the co-chair of Slow Money NYC, a non-profit chapter of Slow Money Alliance, whose motto is “Everyone is an investor in food.” Slow Money NYC’s goal is to build an elaborate network that focuses their investments into local, sustainable food businesses.

In 2010, Denchla also founded Farm City, an action-research project that enlisted artists, agrarians and food justice advocates to create events and activities that explore the social, cultural and economic possibilities for enhancing urban agriculture in NYC. From 2009 to 2010, Denckla also blogged for Thegreenest.net, a forum dedicated to business policy and solution for sustainability.

Denckla also has his hand in green real estate in a significant way. He was the founder and former principal of Propeller Group, a sustainable consulting firm with a focus on green real estate and economic development. He has taken many other active parts in community improvement and development as well. Denckla attended Columbia University as an undergraduate, and he received his law degree at Fordham.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Spotlight on Arts & Culture | March 2017[12 downloads]

Tune in at Noon, Mon. March 13th for the FCBuzz.org Spotlight on Arts and Culture LIVE radio show on WPKN Radio 89.5-FM where I get to have a lively, informative conversation with Rose Marie Fox, of Silvermine Arts Center Michael Barker, of the Westport Country Playhouse, and Stephanie Coakley of the Pequot Library about how Arts & Culture organizations manage challenges and change over the years – and remain connected and relevant to the community.

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Interview with Carl J Frano- 2nd Annual Birthday Bash[12 downloads]

WPKN GM, Steve di Costanzo, interviews Carl J. Frano, who will be celebrated and spinning discs for the Party & Dance at the Milford Arts Council on Friday, May 13th (2016).

WPKN Radio 89.5-FM Podcast on SoundCloudPODCAST — Radio Something: Peter Liversidge (artist), Richard Klein (curator), Christopher Tignor (musician)[9 downloads]

In July of 2016, Richard Klein and Peter Liversidge were guests on my show: Richard, the Exhibitions Director at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and Peter, a multifaceted “Projects” artist who is based in the UK. At that time, we talked about having Peter come back and guest-host a show, which he did on December 6, 2016. Peter also invited a friend of his to come in as a guest, musician and composer Christopher Tignor (possibly the only musician to have sponsorship from a tuning fork company!). Richard Klein came back as well, and we spent three hours talking about art, creativity, and politics. We shared some of Christopher’s music, and Peter spun a couple of music sets of his own creation, including a set created by his eight and ten-year-old sons.

Music selections are sprinkled throughout the show. Christopher Tignor gave permission for his music to be included in the podcast. The other music has been removed because of copyright restrictions.

(Not in the podcast)
Bombino – Iwaranagh (We Must) – Azel
Bombino – Inar (If You Know the Degree of My Love for You) – Azel
Brazilian Girls – The Critic – The Critic – Single

Christopher Tignor – Arrow in the Dark – Along a Vanishing Plane
Christopher Tignor – Shape Shifting – Along a Vanishing Plane

(1 hour and 38 minutes/not in the podcast)
Aerial M – Wedding Song No.2 – Aerial M
Rachel Grimes – Far Light – Book of Leaves
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers – If the River Was Whiskey – Let’s Get Drunk Again

(Two hours/not in podcast)
PJ Harvey – The Devil – White Chalk
Fire! – Orchestra – Enter, Pt. Four
The Breeders – Invisible Man – Last Splash
Holden – The Caterpillar’s Intervention – The Inheritors

Christopher Tignor – The Will and the Waiting – Along a Vanishing Plane

For more information about the guests and their activities:

Peter Liversidge: www.peterliversidge.com
Christopher Tignor: www.wiresundertension.com
Richard Klein/Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum: aldrichart.org/


2018 | 2017 | 2016

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 01/21/18

  1. Glen Hansard: Roll On Slow – Between Two Shores (Anti-, 2018)
  2. Širom: Everything I Sow Is Fatal (Remix) – single (Glitterbeat, 2017)
  3. Jeremy Pinnell: Different Kind Of Love – Ties Of Blood And Affection (Sofaburn, 2017)
  4. Artemis Quartet: Come un Meccanismo Di Precisione – Ligeti String Quartets Nos 1 & 2 (Warner Classics, 2000)
  5. Nora Jane Struthers: Each Season – Champion (Blue Pig, 2017)
  6. Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra: (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue – Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 1923-1934 (Columbia, 1994)
  7. Gun Outfit: Strange Insistence – Out of Range (Paradise of Bachelors, 2017)
  8. Wolf Alice: Beautifully Unconventional – Visions Of A Life (Dirty Hit, 2017)
  9. Delaney and Bonnie: Never Ending Song Of Love – Motel Shot (ATCO, 1971)
  10. Jackson Browne: The Dreamer (feat. Los Cenzontles) – single (Inside, 2017)
  11. Annette Peacock: 7 Days – I’m the One (RCA Victor, 1972)
  12. Robert Wyatt: Speechless – Mid-Eighties (Gramavision, 1993)
  13. Marshall Crenshaw: Cynical Girl – Marshall Crenshaw (Warner Bros, 1982)
  14. Shame: Concrete – Songs of Praise (Dead Oceans, 2018)
  15. The Edwin Hawkins Singers: Oh Happy Day – single (Buddah, 1969)
  16. Gajek: Trockenmasse – ’17 (Monkeytown, 2017)
  17. David Byrne: Everybody’s Coming To My House – American Utopia (Nonesuch, 2018)
  18. Mimi Goese & Ben Neill: A Lovely Goodbye – Songs for Persephone (Ramseur, 2011)
  19. Tim Hecker: Balkanize You – Mirages (Alien8, 2004)
  20. The Allergies: Since You’ve Been Gone – Push On (Jalapeno, 2017)

This week’s chart data supplied by: Binnie Klein, Eric Cocks, howard thompson, Joseph Celli, KC Ryan, Martha Nachman, Rich Kaminsky, Rob Silber, Rod Richardson, Steve Di Costanzo, Valerie Richardson