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The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, October 17, 2019

3rd Thursday

11:05 PM (Wednesday): El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for 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: 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 In The Evening: Al Bell (fill-in for In The Evening: Bob Shapiro)

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: Another Girl, Another Planet: Simon Hunter

2 AM (Friday): Binwanka

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

3rd Wednesday

11 PM (Tuesday): Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin

2 AM: The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

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

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

Darr Reilly and Krae van Sickle of Project Drawdown East End talk with Dr. Michael Mann Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University about his work and how activists on a local level can contribute to the awareness of and solutions to, the climate crisis. Also, a new solar farm is feeding 1.1 megawatts of renewable energy into Long Island’s grid, providing clean power to homes and businesses in East Hampton. Francesca Rheannon reports. Sustainable East End is heard on the 3rd Wednesday each month. Programs are archived at sustainableEastEnd.blogspot.com

8 PM: ReHumanize Yourself Radio: Herman Olivera (fill-in for Shaki Presents)

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

11:05 PM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for My Soul: From Me to You: Cheryl Magoveny)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

3rd 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

In the first half-hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes Mario Murillo back to “First Voices Radio.” Mario is a Professor and the Vice Dean of the Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, and teaches in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program there. He has covered Latin America for a number of radio outlets and journals. Tiokasin and Mario will be discussing the national protests against austerity in Ecuador, led by the Indigenous movement.

In the second half-hour, Tiokasin talks with Darryl Leroux. Darryl is an associate professor in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Nova Scotia. His book “Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity” is now available.

1 PM: Lisa Sahulka

4 PM: The Quest: Terry Hopper

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: Extensions: Dylan McDonnell

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

11:05 PM: Thematic Tuesday: Mark Mushin

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, October 14, 2019

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: 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. Kani Xulam, Director of the American Kurdish Information Network, discusses the Turkish invasion of northern Syria targeting Kurdish militia groups, and the reckless policies of President Donald Trump that gave the government of Turkish president Erdogan a green light for launching this destabilizing military offensive.
  2. Steve Hassan, Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center, is a mental health professional who has been helping people leave destructive cults since 1976. He’ll talk about his new book, “The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control.”
  3. Journalist Alex Henderson, talks about his recent Alternet.org article, “Armed Militia Groups are Taking Trump’s Civil War Rhetoric Literally,” and other issues related to the angry response of the president’s base supporters during the current House impeachment inquiry.
  4. Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, a coalition made up of over 340 national and statewide organizations discusses the issues examined in the group’s recent press release, “Trump’s Executive Order is Backdoor Privatization of Medicare,” about the re-direction of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds to for-profit Medicare Advantage.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

Lauren Markham talks about her spellbinding story of two young migrants from El Salvador and the life they are making in America. Her book is The Far Away Brothers (Crown 2017). Then, we hear poet Eduardo Corral read his poem, “In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes.” And finally we talk with singer-songwriter Don Arbor about his welcome song to immigrants “Everyone Comes From Somewhere.”

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, October 13, 2019

2nd Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM: The A List: Vinny

5 AM: Vision Communautaire: Maud Joseph and Bertho Joseph

7 AM: Solidarity: Garnett Ankle

9 AM: What’s Your Point?: Garnett Ankle

10 AM: Morning Maniac Music: David Golden

1 PM: Sunday Brunch Concert

2 PM: La Esquina Latina: Luis o Edwin

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: Mike Merli (fill-in for 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, October 12, 2019

2nd Saturday

10:30 PM (Friday): Shut Up & Listen: Mystery Girl

2 AM: Off-Beat!: Rich Kaminsky

6 AM: Hasta la Raiz: Ariana Shapiro (fill-in for 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!: Oscar Gonzalez Barreto (fill-in for John Lugo)

1 PM: Second Saturday Magazine: Bob Johnson

4 PM: Icon In The Domain

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

10 PM: Mikki’s Room – “The Teachers”

2 AM (Sunday): The A List: Vinny

The Broadcast Schedule for Friday, October 11, 2019

2nd Friday

11 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

Worker Co-ops, Socialism’s Future – First half focuses on how, why socialism has changed from what it meant in the 19th and 20th centuries (public enterprises + state planning vs capitalism’s private enterprises + markets). Second half explores why 21st century socialism aims to democratize capitalist workplaces, replacing their top-down undemocratic organization with worker cooperatives.

8 PM: LIVE Broadcast from the Bijou Theatre: Vinny and Ray

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Thursday, October 10, 2019

2nd Thursday

11:05 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: Report To The Listeners: General Manager Steve di Costanzo

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

4 PM: 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: In The Evening: Bob Shapiro (fill-in for Blues In The Evening: Al Bell)

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

11:05 PM: Ed Flynn

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2nd Wednesday

11:05 PM (Tuesday): Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle)

2 AM: The Peak Of The Night: Alex Panda

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

This month Hazel presents the first of a special two-part Tidings program when Pakistani filmmaker Shireen Pasha tells the story of 17th and 18th century Lucknow, a fabled Indian city and its famous courtesan culture that’s background for Tidings part 2 on October 30, when she will talk about her film Hima, when we hear a 95-year woman talk about living in – and leaving – that world.

8 PM: Emily Herberich (fill-in for 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): Shambles Radio: Ulises Batalla

The Broadcast Schedule for Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2nd Tuesday

11:05 PM (Monday): Sean Corvino

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

In this special repeat edition, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse speaks with the late award-winning author, barrister and ecocide law expert Polly Higgins (d. April 2019) for the entire hourlong broadcast.

Since stepping down from her legal practice as a court advocate Polly had devoted her time to one client — Mother Earth. Internationally, Polly was the lead advocate for and expert on ecocide crime, the award-winning author of “Eradicating Ecocide: Laws and Governance to Prevent the Destruction of our Planet,” creator of the first ever non-commercial global trust fund for Earth Protectors, generator of change-making Earth protecting laws, and a driving force behind the expansion of a ‘rights based’ narrative towards a ‘duties and responsibilities’ based governance model.

Polly was the co-founder of the non-profit Ecological Defence Integrity, based in Stroud, UK. The organization was established in response to the recognition that new law for the Earth requires a far wider base of support than most governments will provide. Ecological Defence Integrity administers Mission Lifeforce — an unprecedented global funding platform created to fund ecocide law.

Polly has been hailed as one of the World’s Top 10 Visionary Thinkers by the Ecologist and celebrated as The Planet’s Lawyer by the 2010 Change Awards. Founder of the Earth Law Alliance and The Earth Community Trust, she garnered a number of awards for her work advocating for a law of Ecocide. More about Polly can be found at www.pollyhiggins.com.

1 PM: 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: Jim Motavalli

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

11:05 PM: Snap Crackle, POP!: Alec Cumming (fill-in for The Relay: Jason Bischoff-Wurstle)

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

The Broadcast Schedule for Monday, October 7, 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: 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. Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program with People For the American Way, discusses the House impeachment inquiry, the widening circle of administration officials who have been implicated in UkraineGate scandal, and the debunked conspiracy theories repeated by the president and Republican politicians regarding Ukraine’s alleged role intervening in the 2016 U.S. election.
  2. Norman Solomon, co-founder and national coordinator of RootsAction.org, a Bernie Sanders delegate from California to the 2016 Democratic National Convention and is currently a coordinator of the relaunched independent Bernie Delegates Network. Solomon is the author of a dozen books including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death. He’ll discuss his recent article, “Pelosi Wants to Prosecute Snowden but Protect Trump Whistleblower” covering the double standard applied to government whistleblowers by both Democrats/Republicans and corporate media.
  3. Alexander Main, Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research examines the current move on the part of Brazilian government prosecutors to release Brazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from prison to house arrest, in the face of growing evidence that his prosecution and trial on corruption charges was riddled with irregularities.
  4. Thomas A. Saenz, President & General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) discusses his group’s challenge to a state of Alabama law suit attempting to force the Census Bureau to exclude the estimated population of undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census data used for reapportionment, thereby deliberately under counting millions of residents across the country.

10 PM: Writer’s Voice: Francesca Rheannon

We talk with David Bollier about the new book he co-authored with Silke Helfrich, Free, Fair and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons. But first, we tackle the toxic state public discourse and how to clean it up. We talk with James Hoggan about the new edition of his book, I’m Right and Youre An Idiot.

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

11:05 PM: Sean Corvino

2 AM (Tuesday): Floored Radio: Xavior Varien

The Broadcast Schedule for Sunday, October 6, 2019

1st Sunday

10 PM (Saturday): Lou Pomales (fill-in for Mikki’s Room)

2 AM: El Bailarín del Mambo: Frank Delgado (fill-in for 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): The A List: Sam Hopkins