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The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, April 8, 2019

2nd Monday

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

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (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

5 PM: Digging in the Dirt – In an effort to spotlight local farmers and gardeners who are trying to use cutting edge techniques to grow healthy, quality organic food, Kevin’s next guest on “Digging in the Dirt” will be farmer Douglass DeCandia, or “Digs”, currently working as a farm manager for an Non-profit Organization called SPACE on Ryder Farm, an organic farm located on the grounds of a 224-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York, just an hour north of New York City. SPACE hosts residencies for artists and activists. Doug is part of this collective of individuals working to make space for people to connect deeply with each other, with humanity and with the land. As a farmer, Doug is committed to healthy soil, growing and sharing food and medicine, and to the healing of both people and the earth. SPACE’s mission is to create an environment singular in its ability to invigorate artists and innovators and their work, and to contribute to the sustainability and resourceful preservation of one of the oldest organic family farms on the East Coast.

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. Elliot Mincberg, Senior Fellow with People for the American Way discusses findings in the group’s recent report titled, “Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears: PFAW Report Highlights Continuing Harm Caused by Trump Judges.”
  2. Alexander Main, Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. talks about a recent letter signed by over 40 mostly antiwar, faith-based, and Latinx groups, opposing US intervention in Venezuela – and calling on the US Congress to support dialogue and negotiations mediated by the Vatican, the UN Secretary General, Mexico, and/or Uruguay.
  3. Chuck Collins, Program Director with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program on Inequality and the Common Good discusses his recent article “Bring Back Eisenhower Socialism,” the GOP- conservative 2020 election campaign against “socialism,” and the policies the Democratic controlled House can propose and debate that will reduce, and one day reverse growing income inequality in the U.S.
  4. Charlotte Foote and Martin Man, members of the Yale Endowment Justice coalition talk about the group’s latest occupation of Yale University’s Investment Office by students and community members who are calling for Yale to divest from fossil fuel company investments — and abandon investments tied to Puerto Rico’s debt.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with Louise Shelley about her book Dark Commerce: How a New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future. It’s a shocking expose of the links between government corruption, terrorism and international crime syndicates thats destroying wildlife, forests and oceans. Then, we talk with Wendell Potter, health insurance executive turned whistleblower and author, about how health industry lobbyists are influencing the debate over Medicare for All. Finally, Erik Grafe of Earthjustice tells us about challenging Trump’s attempt to undo the ban on drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans — and winning.

11 PM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for Real Music, Real Talk: Michael Dunham)

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, April 7, 2019

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Soca & Calypso Showcase: Icon (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

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

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

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: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan Nolan

10 PM: Railroad Dave Radio: David Schwartz

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

2 AM (Monday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for The A List: Sam Hopkins)

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, April 6, 2019

1st Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

2 AM: My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny (fill-in for 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: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for ¡Barricada!: John Lugo)

1 PM: Annette Szczesiul

4 PM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy (fill-in for A Little Bit Of Everything: Bob Anderson)

7 PM: Songtrails: Caroline Doctorow

Caroline will feature several tracks from John Prine, including songs from his Grammy nominated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, plus Iris Dement, Malcomb Holcombe, and others. Songtrails is heard on the first Saturday each month.

8 PM: Colette Rossignol (fill-in for Soca & Calypso Showcase: Icon)

10 PM EDT: Soca & Calypso Showcase: Icon (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, April 5, 2019

1st Friday

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

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

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

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

Employer vs Employee: Capitalism’s Endless Conflict – Updates on LA strippers strike, Trump fails to end US trade deficit, UN reports on protests against capitalist inequality and government repression of those protests, GM closes Lordstown, Ohio factory with tragic social effects, Trump and FED reduce bank regulation after 10 years of massive bank misdeeds. Interview with journalist Bob Hennelly on underpaid EMTs and right-wing hostility to Green New Deal’s proposal for a universal right to a job.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Esoterica Et Cetera: Jeff Day

2 AM (Saturday): My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny (fill-in for Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky)

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, April 4, 2019

1st Thursday

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

2 AM: Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy

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

4 PM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for Dave Hogan Radio: Dave Hogan)

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: Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM (Friday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, April 3, 2019

1st Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable

2 AM: The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Ebong Udoma

9 AM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for The Carl J. Frano Show: Carl J. Frano)

12 Noon: The Emotion Roadmap: Chuck Wolfe

1 PM: Sometimes Classical: Richard Epstein

4 PM: KC Ryan (fill-in for Mike Horyczun)

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

7 PM: WPKN Evening Report: National and International News

7:30 PM: North Fork Works: Hazel Kahan

This month, Hazel Kahan’s guest on North Fork Works is Bob Jester, in a conversation seven years after their first one in 2012 when they talked about the traditions and realities of Bob’s decades of work as a chimney sweep, a high school science teacher and a fire fighter in the Greenport, New York Fire Department. It’s been almost three years ago since a terrible accident changed Bob’s life. With moving honesty, he reveals his experiences of pain and how a life as scientist and now as participant in virtual reality experiments have deepened his understanding of unremitting pain.

8 PM: Liz Becker

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

2 AM (Thursday): Jazz and Soul on Ice: Doc Hardy

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, April 2, 2019

1st Tuesday

11 PM (Monday): Sean Corvino (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM: The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

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

In the first half-hour, Roberto RodriguezDr. Cintli – is a long-time journalist/columnist who returned after 30 years to the classroom to get his Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His 2008 dissertation was on the 7,000 year history of maiz. It led to his book: “Our Sacred Maiz is our Mother” from the University of Arizona Press. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Arizona in the Department of Mexican American Studies. He is working on Smiling Brown, a project that investigates color and color consciousness. He also has a forthcoming book from the University (UA Press): “Yolqui: A Warrior summonsed from the spirit world,” a memoir and book chronicling the underworld of law enforcement abuse. Dr. Cintli is published regularly at TruthOut.Org. He also blogs at drcintli.blogspot.com.

In the second half, we welcome award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer Drew Hayden Taylor. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. Drew has been an award-winning playwright, with over 70 productions of his work, a journalist/columnist, appearing regularly in several Canadian newspapers and magazines, a short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Most notably, he wrote and directed REDSKINS, TRICKSTERS AND PUPPY STEW, a documentary on Native humor for the National Film Board of Canada. Through many of his books, most notably the four-volume set of the FUNNY, YOU DON’T LOOK LIKE ONE series, he has tried to educate and inform the world about issues that reflect, celebrate, and interfere in the lives of Canada’s First Nations. Earlier this month, a film, SEARCHING FOR WINNETOU, which was directed and written by Drew and executive produced by Paul Kemp, aired on CBC Docs POV. The film explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in an innovative, hilarious, unnerving, yet inspiring way. More about Drew can be found at www.drewhaydentaylor.com.

1 PM: The Jazz Sound: Rick Petrone (fill-in for Lisa Sahulka)

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper (fill-in for 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: Lou Pomales (fill-in for First Tuesday Rainy Day Radio: Richard Hill)

11 PM: Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable

2 AM (Wednesday): The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, April 1, 2019

1st 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: One Step Ahead of the Blues: Mark Mushin

9 AM: Johnny Be Good: John Corvino

12 Noon: What’s Happening New Haven: Bonnie Lykes

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. Dr. Ed Weisbart, Chair of the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, discusses the Trump administration’s current support for a federal lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in its entirety — with a focus on the long range solution to address the U.S. healthcare crisis, establishing a universal health care program, such as Medicare for All.
  2. Tim Judson, Executive Director with the Nuclear Information and Resource Service reflects on the 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania nuclear accident, the current state of the nuclear industry, energy alternatives overtaking nuclear power — and a brief update on the status of the ongoing nuclear power plant disaster at Fukushima, Japan.
  3. Scott Edwards, director of legal advocacy with Food and Water Watch, talks about his group’s current campaign: “#ExxonKnew Is Getting the Scrutiny It Deserves in Europe. Now It’s Time for Congress to Act,” which is seeking accountability for the oil giant’s complicity in suppressing its decades-long scientific knowledge that carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels contributes to global warming.
  4. John Humphries, Executive Director/Lead Organizer with the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs talks about his group’s upcoming local events: 1) Climate Change: Exploring the Intersection of Racial, Economic and Environmental Justice, April 8 in Glastonbury, CT; 2) Stand Up for Climate Action and Energy Equity! April 14 at the State Capitol, Hartford. John will also discuss initiatives CRCJ is working on in the state legislature with new progressive Reps, Senators and Governor Ned Lamont.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk today with Damion Searls about his acclaimed translation of Uwe Johnson’s landmark of 20th Century literature, Anniversaries, now in English for the first time. Then, we welcome Peter Filkins back to Writer’s Voice; we’ve spoken with him before about his translations of the works of H.G. Adler. Now, he tells us about his biography of Adler, H. G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds.

11 PM: Sean Corvino (fill-in for Sonic Spectrum: Chris Ferrio)

2 AM (Tuesday): The Techno Takeover: Tyler Wenning

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, March 31, 2019

5th Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: Living Room Listening Session: Rob Peck

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: My Other Music (MOM): Joseph Celli (fill-in for Solidarity and What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle)

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

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: Antique Blues: Bill and Joan 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

The Broadcast Schedule for Saturday, March 30, 2019

5th Saturday

10 PM (Friday): Bob Chamenko

2 AM: Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for 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: Live Culture: Martha Lewis – ideas in and around contemporary art

12 PM: What A Story: Ina Chadwick

1 PM: Dancing Barefoot: Deb Guhl

4 PM: Soundprint:Asia: Joseph Celli (fill-in for Icon In The Domain)

7 PM: Don Duffy

10 PM: Annette Szczesiul (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM (Sunday): Living Room Listening Session: Rob Peck

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, March 29, 2019

5th Friday

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

2 AM: Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable

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: Chris Frantz: The Talking Head

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

Beyond Universal Basic Income – In-depth analysis of UBI shows its advantages over most welfare, safety net systems. An even better alternative would avoid capitalism’s unnecessary production of unemployment because it utilizes technical progress (rising productivity) for profits. The alternative benefits workers’ leisure rather than profits. It is more democratic and avoids splitting people into unemployed vs employed, non-poor vs poor population.

8 PM: Ray Terlaga: music, Skies of Bridgeport

10 PM: Bob Chamenko

2 AM (Saturday): Radio Nothing: Rod Richardson (fill-in for Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky)

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, March 28, 2019

4th Thursday of the month

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

2 AM: Shambles Radio: Ulises Batalla

6 AM: Democracy Now! Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

7 AM: Cliff Furnald

10 AM: The Flux Capacitor: Martha Willette Lewis

12 Noon: Home Page Radio: Duo Dickinson

1 PM: Chateau Batteau: Robin Batteau

4 PM: The Kitchen Sink: Catherine Conroy

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: Mark Mushin (fill-in for In The Evening: Bob Shapiro)

11 PM: Mark Muller’s New Music Network

2 AM (Friday): Almost Perfect Isolation: Art Venable