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WPKN is a nonprofit, freeform, community radio station (arts organization) that is more than 50 years old. The vision of WPKN is to build community, a loyal and growing audience, and an engaged and educated citizenry by providing the highest quality of free-form programming that broadcasts entertainment, music, news, thoughts, sounds, ideas and event listings that support free speech, diversity, and the interests of the local and global communities WPKN serves. Our radio frequency of 89.5-FM ...
 
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Bob Schwartz, vice president of Global Health Partners, (www.ghpartners.org) describes how the the Cuban Public Health system is keeping Cuba's COVID infection and mortality rates so low; and how their pharmaceutical sector is about to approve 3 COVID vaccines for domestic and international use and, in fact, has two more in the pipe line.…
 
In the first segment, William W. Ginsberg, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, joins us to discuss the Stepping Forward endowment along with the organization's other proactive community projects and grants. In our second half, Dr. Suzanne Lagarde, CEO of Fair Haven Clinic, speaks to the services, providers, and locations of …
 
*Biden’s Infrastructure Plan a Good Start, but Lacks Capacity to Address the Global Climate Crisis; Natalie Mebane, 350.org U.S. Policy Director; Producer: Melinda Tuhus. *Hedge Funds Disrupt Corporate Research & Development to Combat Climate Change; Lynn Parramore, Senior Research Analyst, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Producer: Scott Harri…
 
My guest on this DITD is the new Executive Director of Bridgeport's Green Village Initiative Elle Angerame. Elle talks with me about the different programs GVI offers the population of Bridgeport and tells us about her hopes and aspirations for GVI working with the community. Also Rob Peck Manager of GVI's Youth Leadership program and WPKN programm…
 
-Japanese cherry blossoms arrive on record early date-Florida bans invasive species reptiles-Attempt to smuggle Galapagos tortoises-Destruction of worlds forests increases sharply-Arizona Republicans stymie Green Technology-Massive CO2 sucking machines-California condor is set to return to the skiesDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
This month on Live Culture Martha is pleased to talk with Catherine E. McKinley, author of four critically acclaimed books, about her most recent project The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women published by Bloomsbury in 2021. This lavishly illustrated book is an exploration of Africa's photographic history, fashion, tr…
 
Host: Kathy ConnorKathy speaks with Ayurvedic expert and physician, Dr. Stuart Rothenberg, national medical director of the TM Health Professionals Association and Maharishi AyurVeda Association of America. Dr. Rothenberg explains that at the basis of AyurVeda, an ancient health care system, is the concept of creating balance for the mind/body by r…
 
This month on Live Culture Martha is pleased to talk with Catherine E. McKinley, author of four critically acclaimed books, about her most recent project The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women published by Bloomsbury in 2021. This lavishly illustrated book is an exploration of Africa's photographic history, fashion, tr…
 
*Biden Hardline Policy Toward Russia, China Sacrifices Common Interests Mel Goodman, Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy Producer: Scott Harris *'Border Industrial Complex' Persecutes Immigrants While Enriching Corporations Todd Miller, Journalist, and Author Producer: Scott Harris *Police Arrest Mountain Valley Pipeline Tree-Sit A…
 
-Tax increase for North Carolina Coastal homes.-Much of U.S experiencing drought conditions-Federal flood insurance increase?-WHO reports Coronavirus hopped from bats to humans likely -Australian plague of rats and mice-Environmental Voter Project is expandingDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
We are currently celebrating Women's History Month. On today's show the focus is on Black women in the United States Since Slavery.Host Garnett Ankle speaks with Kenyatta Thompson, Director of Organizing at the Katal Center. The Katal Center works to strengthen the people, policies, institutions, and movements that advance equity, health, and justi…
 
Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonWe are having a moment. The freak of plague is, bit by bit, abating. The drudge of Winter in Sequestration is lifting, A year cast in fear may be ending. Many are still fully house bound. Many are getting sprung – emotionally as well as physically.We have always had our h…
 
*Atlanta & Boulder Mass Shootings Underscore Urgent Need to Pass Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Po Murray, Chairwoman of Newtown Action Alliance and Newtown Action Alliance Foundation Producer: Scott Harris *Campaign to End Solitary Confinement in Connecticut Prisons Moves Forward Sean Sellars previously incarcerated at CT’s supermax prison an…
 
My guest on this DITD is author Robin l. Avant a local lady who lives here in Bridgeport and is Academic Dean at Housatonic Community College. Robin is an enthusiastic gardener. So much so, she has written a lovely, personal book called “The spirit of Gardening” Gardening for new Bees, the life revealed through gardening.…
 
An interview with Chris Ozyck, who trains folks in New Haven and beyond how to de-vine, i.e., remove invasive bittersweet vines that restrict and can kill trees. Then an interview with Mark McBrine, head of food service at a prison in Maine, who works with residents (inmates) who learn farming and cooking skills, thus improving their diets and prov…
 
The Round Table speaks with The Nation's John Nichols to assess the first 50 days of the Biden administration and strategies for extending the progressive agenda. Then Cindy Stretch, instructor of English at CCSU discusses the union-busting contract floated by the Board of Regents that could determine the fate of the State university system in CT f…
 
*Critical Battle Ahead to Make New Poverty-Fighting Child Tax Credit Permanent; Ben Anderson, Director of Health Policy at the Children's Defense Fund Campaigns; Producer: Scott Harris. *Youth-Led Lawsuit Seeks to Hold Lawmakers Accountable for Harm Caused by Climate Change to Future Generations; Philip Gregory, co-lead counsel in the Our Children’…
 
*Passage of 'For The People Act' Urgently Needed to Repair America’s Broken Democracy; Lisa Gilbert, Executive Vice President of Public Citizen; Producer: Scott Harris. *Amazon Union Organizing Drive in Alabama: A Turning Point for American Workers?; Jonathan Rosenblum author, "Beyond $15: Immig. Wkrs, Faith Activists, & the Revival of the Labor Mo…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.The March 2021 “Spotlight” asks "What’s New with Public Art in our Cities and Towns?" Celebrating the opening of the Bridgeport Public Art Fund, with a mission to provide resources, guidance, and hands-on support to create new public art trails in Bridgeport, host David Green then a…
 
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonEveryone lives somewhere. We all talk about where we live, but more, we think about it. A lot. Especially when we have been under House Arrest lo this entire year. There are two worlds that we go to to consider our options in creating our own home. One is everywhere, e…
 
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonThe world has changed, so architecture will change, so houses become the laboratory for change in design, process and technology as it always has been: What Does This Mean For Homes in the ’20s? Common Edge Collaborative was created 5 years ago to address architecture a…
 
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonForgive the sexism, but once upon a time it was said that “A man’s home is his castle.” That ownership imperative meant that “Single Family Zoning” was the Law of Suburban America for three generations after World War 2. In the 21st century, Climate Change, Sustainabi…
 
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonWe all live somewhere, and some of us own where we live, especially in places like Connecticut and Long Island where single family homes fully fill the landscape. In the last 40 years there have been unending Boom/Bust Cycles in Real Estate: The Gas Crisis, The Reagan Bo…
 
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonIts a long, hot, COVID19 summer: we are basting in our reactions and, mostly, in our homes: Let Us Share Them!Radio Legend Bruce Barber, AIA President George McGoldrick, Former Mayor of Trumbull, Tim Herbst, and Arts Doyen & Journalist Lucy Gellman vet WINNERS & LOSERS in …
 
My guest on this DITD this episode is Km Stanley Robinson. Stan Robinson is a New York Times Best selling Author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards. He is author of more than 20 books including his much loved Mar's Trilogy and he will be here today to talk about his latest book "The Ministry for the Future". In 2008, he was named a "He…
 
- Farming has destroyed soil of America's Midwestern prairie.- Color change shows Rivers are imperiled ecosystems - Federal flood insurance premiums to quadruple- California's Pacific Coast Highways days are numbered- Seville Spain to turn oranges into electricity- Washington state’s Clean Cars 2030”…
 
The Connecticut-based band Autopoet have just released their first 14-track album titled "The Night Life Has Changed you."They join Richard Hill for a conversation about how this duo creates a hard driving, complexly-layered sound with such titles as "Street Couch" "I'm good at dancing" and "Confusing Girl."…
 
*Do Biden's Syria Airstrikes Signal Continuing 'Endless War' Policy? David Swanson, campaign coordinator with RootsAction.org Producer: Scott Harris *Republicans Cannot be a Legitimate Party Without Casting Out White Supremacists and Fascists Loretta J. Ross, activist and Visiting Associate Professor of the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College …
 
This month's Live Culture offers a conversation with artist Felandus Thames and curator David Borawski about the exhibit The Things That Haunt Me Still up now at Real Art Ways in Hartford. The show, which runs until May 30, 2021, features Thames' assemblages which utilize found objects and non-traditional materials like hair beads and barrettes, to…
 
This Saturday on Live Culture features a conversation with Andres Verzosa, Executive Director of The Stanley-Whitman House in Farmington,CT. The Stanley-Whitman House is a historic house museum built ca 1720, and is one of the oldest houses in Farmington. In December 2020 the structure celebrated it’s 300th anniversary. A well-preserved saltbox wit…
 
March brings a who’s who of great music with this edition of What’s Happening New Haven! Rather than our typical interview format—the music of the Elm City is spotlighted this hour—bursting with notable talent from current and previous decades. Too many to include in one show—but we tried...Enjoy this multi genre celebration of spectacular music—al…
 
Today, being the final day of Black History Month, host Garnett Ankle shines the spotlight of two great Black Leaders in the history of the world. Listen as Garnett narrates the early lives of Mandela and Garvey. Two Black giants from two separate continents, during two different periods of time.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
*Based on Trump Election 'Big Lie' GOP Proposes 165 Voter Suppression Bills in 33 States; Sylvia Albert, Director of the Voting & Elections program with Common Cause; Producer: Scott Harris. *Dialogue on Carbon Pricing, Environmental Justice and Equity; Tina Johnson, a writer, consultant, and director of the National Black Environmental Justice Net…
 
Kevin's guests on Digging in the Dirt this episode are the CEO Of Chabaso Charlie Negaro Jr. and Communications Director Chabaso Reed Immer. Chabaso, by it's own description sells Long-fermentation, high-hydration, no-shortcuts bread throughout the East and increasingly in markets nationwide. They will be here to talk about helping groups and new b…
 
Stanley Heller is an independent journalist and longtime activist here in Connecticut. He’s involved with Middle East Crisis Committee, Promoting Enduring Peace, and The Struggle Video News. Recently, he has embarked on a new online newspaper called The West Haven Call.Stan speaks about the upcoming February 27th car caravan and virtual rally to St…
 
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