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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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Kira Ortoleva was best friends with 19 year-old Mubarak Soulemane, who was shot and killed by CT State Police just over one year ago, on January 15, 2020. Kira leads the Justice for Mubarak movement alongside Mubarak’s family.In this episode of Mic Check, Kira speaks on Mubarak and the friendship they shared; support for, and state repression again…
 
Dan Barrett, legal director for the CT American Civil Liberties Union, describes the deteriorating health conditions in CT prisons and discusses what needs to be done to stop the spread among the incarcerated population and the staff that comes and goes to and from the prisons.Interview by Richard Hill…
 
Aubree Keurajian Aubree is an ecologist from central Connecticut, and the founder of Ungardening Native Plants, a small scale nursery and yard consultation service working to make the tools and ideas of ecological restoration accessible to all. She has a bachelor's degree in Systems Ecology from Cornell University, and worked in the public, private…
 
-Australia Bushfires known as the Black Summer-Flash Floods in Indonesia-Covid-19 world-wide pandemic-Volcanic Eruptions in the Philippines-Earthquakes World wide-Swarms of Locusts-Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh-India-Forest Fires, in Uttarakhan India - Heavy rains in India-diesel fuel spill in Siberia Arctic Circle-Antarctica green snow -Sierra Neva…
 
-one million people displaced in South Sudan Flooding-18 million people to migrate within South Asian countries-Adidas products will be made of 60% sustainable materials-San Diego meets sustainability goals-COVID relief is a green bill-Montana drains lake to kill invasive species-Climate cooling experiment in Sweden…
 
Spotlight On Arts & Culture | January 11, 2021 | How 2020 Changed the Face of Arts and Culture FundingHosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.Our January edition of the SPOTLIGHT is on “How 2020 Changed the Face of Arts & Culture Funding.” This program is inspired by the discussion in our November program that celebrated …
 
*Trump, GOP Extremism Constitutes a Direct and Continuing Threat to Democracy Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Prof of Philosophy at Yale Univ and author of “How Fascism Works” Producer: Scott Harris *White Supremacy at Core of Pro-Trump Assault on the Capitol Bill Fletcher Jr., racial justice, labor & international activist & author Producer: Sc…
 
*Trump Coup Attempt Crosses Another Line in Georgia Phone Call; Jeannie Suk Gersen, John H. Watson, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; Producer: Scott Harris. * Press Freedom Jeopardized as US Attempts to Extradite Julian Assange from UK to Face Espionage Charges; James Goodale, law professor & former vice chairman and general counsel wit…
 
We launch 2021 with two compelling conversations! Astrologer Matthew Kenney explains the planetary influences of the past year and reveals (better!) ones for the year ahead! WoooHooo! Also, are you an artist who’s shy of numbers and self promotion? In the second half, tax expert Hannah Cole joins us to offer tax and entrepeneurial insights specific…
 
Veteran of 3 Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut Dr John Grunsfeld discuses HST's discoveries, its contributions to science & education,...and his HST servicing mission experiences that have enable Hubble to perform longer, look deeper into Universe...& with more clarity than it's original design.…
 
*The Inadequacies of the COVID Relief Bill Pressures Biden to Target aid to the Most Vulnerable; Julio Lopez, the Center for Popular Democracy's Co-Director for Community Dignity Campaigns; Producer: Scott Harris. *Buttigieg’s Appointment as Transportation Secretary Betrays Biden’s Pledge to Name Competent, Experienced Officials; Max Moran, researc…
 
The Rockefeller Foundation Divests Fossil fuelsMonarch butterfly omitted from endangered species listCarbon Dioxide converted into Jet fuelEuropean Union's new rules for plastic waste shipmentsThe Caspian Sea 's water level set to fall by 9 meters Tree.fm: Streams the Soothing Sounds of ForestsDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
On the December 6 broadcast of Mic Check, host Cheryl Palmer discusses arts and culture in Bridgeport, as seen through the eyes of Razul Branch, who creates arts and culture events in Bridgeport to meet societal needs in the city. He runs BPT Creates, a nonprofit gallery and performance space located in the Arcade Mall. Among other actions, he and …
 
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Yellowstone park Mining victoryrampant overconsumption by the worlds wealthy people 92% of glaciers in the Alps could be lost by 2021Global Carbon emissions still risingprice of solar photovoltaic power falls 8% new species of beaked whale discoveredNew York state to divest its fossil fuels holdings…
 
CBD & Medical Marijuana: Facts Over Fiction – October 24, 2020In this month's Seeking Wellness show, Dr. J discusses CBD and medical marijuana. Joining the discussion is medical cannabis expert Dr. Junella Chin. Dr. Chin is an integrative medical cannabis physician with extensive training in integrative medicine and pain management. Dr. Chin is an …
 
Caring For Your Child’s Emotional Needs Throughout the Pandemic – August 22, 2020In this month’s Seeking Wellness show, Dr. J discusses the toll the pandemic is taking on children. Her special guest is Dr. Stephanie Preston ND, MAc, a naturopathic physician and expert in Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture. Prior to becoming a physician, she trained as …
 
*Trump's Deadly 'Herd Immunity' Policies Aimed to Infect Millions of Americans; William Rivers Pitt, Senior Editor and Lead Columnist with Truthout.org; Producer: Scott Harris *In a Cruel Last Act, Trump Goes All in on Federal Executions; Ngozi Ndulue is Senior Director of Research and Special Projects at the Death Penalty Information Center; Produ…
 
Mike Merli in conversation with Stanley Heller of Middle East Crisis Committee, Promoting Enduring Peace, and The Struggle Video News.Stan discusses the Gandhi Peace Awards, Syria, and Southport, Connecticut-based gun manufacturer Sturm Ruger's connection to Israel's violent oppression of Palestinians.Fore more on the Gandhi Peace Awards:https://pe…
 
The Resistance panel interviews two leading progressive journalists -- David Lindorf, creator of the blog site "This Can't Be Happening"; and David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect -- about the dangers Trump still poses before Jan. 20 and the chances for progressive change from a Biden/Harris administration.Panel: Ruthanne Baumgartn…
 
*Trump - GOP Election Coup Attempt: An Ongoing Threat to US Democracy Marjorie Cohn, prof. emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past pres. National Lawyers Guild Producer: Scott Harris *Major Challenges Ahead for the Equitable Distribution of Coronavirus Vaccine Michelle Mahon, a Registered Nurse and the National Nurses United union's Assista…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.Celebrate the largest award ever from the CT Office of the Arts (COA): $9 million of COVID Relief Funds to 154 CT arts organizations, by hearing from Liz Shapiro about how this grant was made possible and how it was designed. Hear from CT Humanities' Frank Mitchell about the $2+mill…
 
A "suicidal" war waged on the natural world. Dutch citizens sue energy giant Shell World hits peak oil ?B of A wont finance Arctic oil explorationCoastal affordable housing vulnerable to flooding "The Earthshot prize,"Nobel Prize for environmentalism"6 grassroots environmental activists receive Goldman Environmental Prize…
 
My guest today on Digging in the Dirt is Linley Dixon.Linley is the Associate Director of the Real Organic Project, a non-profit farmer-led organization to protect the integrity of USDA Organic. She is here to talk about the January 2021 Real Organic Project Virtual Symposium coming up next year. Linley co-owns a 5-acre certified organic vegetable …
 
*Trump's Cult Followers May Respond with Violence to Election Loss; Steven Hassan, Author and Director of the Freedom of Mind Resource Center; Producer: Scott Harris. *Lawsuit Challenges New Trump HUD Rule Which Guts Fair Housing Discrimination Protections; Erin Boggs, executive director of Open Communities Alliance of Connecticut; Producer: Melind…
 
Michael Dunham, long-time WPKN host of "Real Music, Real Talk,"discusses the final days of the Trump disaster and the hopes for change with the in-coming Biden/Harris administration. The question of race and systemic racism is explored with host Richard Hill.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
For the December 2020 edition we visit with Anne Dutton, Director of Mindfulness Education at the Yale Stress Center to discuss the 12/9 virtual event Veritas In Lux: A Mindful Look At Illumination In Art. Later in the hour, another vibrant talk with Liz Antle-O’Donnell, Director of Kehler-Liddell Art Gallery in the Westville Village of New Haven, …
 
*Trump-GOP Authoritarianism: An Ongoing Threat to US Democracy; Ruth Ben-Ghiat professor of Italian and History at New York University; Producer: Scott Harris.*Our Revolution's Endorsed Progressive Candidates Win Big; Joseph Geevarghese, national executive director of Our Revolution; Producer: Scott Harris.*Pandemic Closes Courts, Strands Hundreds …
 
The Native Americans are the First People of the United States, yet they are forced to live on reservations on their own land. The Indigenous People seem to be the unseen, and uncared for citizens on their own land. Politicians forget Native People, and the wider society do not remember the Indigenous people are still here. There is one person who …
 
Several years ago a colleague of mine, Geetu Bharwaney, from the UK, wrote an excellent book about emotional resilience. With all the challenges we face today I aired the recording on my radio show The Emotion Roadmap on WPKN on 12/2/2020. A number of people emailed me to say how much they valued the show so I decided to post it. Listen and share w…
 
*Assassination of Top Iranian Scientist Strengthens Tehran's Hardliners Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics at the University of San Francisco Producer: Scott Harris *Post-Election Call to Action on Healthy Food, Sustainable Farming, Climate and Racial Justice Ronnie Cummins, co-founder and international director of the Organic Consumers Associati…
 
My guests a this afternoon are Dafnis Prieto and Eric Oberstein. Dafnis won the 2018 Grammy Award, for Best Latin Jazz Album, for his album "Back to the Sunset" which Eric coproduced.Now they follow up that success with their latest effort "Transparency " with Dafnis leading his sextet and Eric co-producing with Dafnis once again .…
 
Alaska lake vanishesClimate-focused investment non-profitClimate Change Litigation risesNew tool to track world Bee populationsInvasive lizard species threatens Southern wildlifeTrump guts Bird protection regulationsOwlet found in Rockefeller center Christmas treeDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
Jaz and Vicky from Justice for Jayson give an update on the movement.Jaz is the sister of 15 year-old Jayson Negron who was murdered by Bridgeport Police Officer James Boulay on May 9, 2017. Since Jayson’s murder, Jaz has been leading the Justice for Jayson movement demanding justice for Jayson’s life. There have been protests here in Bridgeport an…
 
My guest on this Digging in the Dirt is The executive Director of the Real Organic Project. We will be talking about The 2021 Virtual Symposium happening every Sunday this coming January from 3-5pm EST! Five sessions of Speakers including Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Dan Barber, Alice Waters, Jean-Martin Fortier, Karen Washington, and man…
 
* After Trump, Reforms Must be Undertaken to Protect Democracy from Future Autocratic Presidents Caroline Fredrickson president of the American Constitution Society Producer: Scott Harris * Resisting Trump-GOP Authoritarianism Requires a Big Tent Coalition Christopher Vials, dir. of Amer Studies at UConn, Storrs, and co-editor of "The U.S. Antifasc…
 
The Farm Stand welcomes two special guests: - Ed Witkofski who talks about growing, harvesting and the many properties and uses of lavender. - Bill Hill from Warrup's Farm in West Redding, CT who talks the nuts and bolts of the maple sugaring that he does on his 20 acre farm. Also: Guy Beardsley's Small Farms Report.Hosted by Richard Hill and Chris…
 
With over twelve million cases, and close to two hundred and sixty thousand deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and a lack of adequate response from the federal government, Garnett Ankle speaks with Professor Scott McLean, Chair-Philosophy & Political Science Department at Quinnipiac University, located in Connecticut. The discu…
 
-Federal Reserve joins "the climate change club for central banks,"-U.S. coral reefs in declining health-A strong La Niña is possible this winter-South America's Pantanal wetlands hit by huge wildfires-The worlds natural habitat ranges face accelerating losses-San Francisco banning natural gas in any new buildings-New 4th largest completely protect…
 
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