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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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WPKN's I Messiah and Garnett Ankle, October 17, 2012 during a live conversation with Toots Hibbert, frontman of Toots And The Maytals. Toots was speaking direct from Jamaica as he prepared for a live performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, Connecticut, October 30, 2012. WPKN Radio was a media sponsor of the show.Sad, we lost the Ska Fa…
 
* Ruth Bader Ginsburg’ Legacy Demands a Fight to Prevent Senate from Confirming New Justice Before Election Ben Jealous, President of People for the American Way Producer: Scott Harris * As Climate-Driven Wildfires Ravage California, Gov. Newsom Pressured to Ban Fossil Fuel Fracking Liza Tucker, consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog Producer: Me…
 
On today’s GM report to the Listeners, Steve di Costanzo, GM of WPKN Radio will talk about the upcoming WPKN Lennon-McCartney on-air fund drive taking place NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY; he’ll also talk about the WPKN media partnership with MOCA Westport and their jazz series. His featured guests will include Laurence Caso , Executive Director of The Kl…
 
My guest on this Digging in the Dirt is Jon Stokes, he is an editor and writer for a web site called ThePrepared.com. He is here with me today because I have a confession to make, Im kinda of a prepper. After Sandy and other storms, I have started gathering supplies in preparation for events that may be out of my control. So I looked around the int…
 
Mike Merli interviews Rakiya Adams, an assistant school principal in New York City, and cousin of Mubarak Soulemane, a 19 year-old boy from New Haven whose murder by Connecticut State Police in January has ignited a movement demanding justice for his life.For more information, and to join the Justice for Mubarak movement:https://www.facebook.com/ju…
 
Hear the stories of artists, teachers, producers, performers, radio hosts and more, sharing the silver linings, the great discoveries, they have discovered when they have transferred what they do to the online world, or have invented new ways of performing, teaching and collaborating online, necessitated or inspired by the technology they need to u…
 
* Coalition Organizes to Protect Election Results As Trump Says He Won't Accept Defeat; Sean Eldridge, founder, and president of Stand Up America; Producer: Scott Harris. * Trump Hypocrisy on Full Display As the US Imposes Sanctions on International Criminal Court; Daniel Balson, Advocacy Director for Europe and Central Asia with Amnesty Internatio…
 
Steel Pulse's frontman David Hinds Reflects on the passing of a colleague in the reggae music business, the inimitable Frederick "Toots" Hibbert. In a previous conversation on What's Your Point? the Steel Pulse Reggae Band's founder was hoping for a full recovery to health for Toots. Ska and reggae music are poorer for his passing. Toots, rest in p…
 
David Hinds, the legendary founder and frontman of the legendary Steel Pulse Reggae Band speaks with Garnett Ankle. Hinds begins the conversation hoping for the full recovery to health for Frederick "Toots" Hibbert, frontman and founder of Toot & The Maytals. This conversation was recorded while Toots was ailing in hospital. Unfortunately, Toots pa…
 
The Resistance Round Table panel discusses the recent alarming political developments in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 election.Special guest Valerie Horseley, co-CEO of Action Together CT, talks about that group's campaign to support progressive candidates and policies at the State and National level.Panel: Ruthanne Baumgartner, Scott Harris and Richa…
 
For our September edition we dive deeply into two separate, compelling photography collections. These two individual artists will be exhibited this month at Kehler-Liddell Gallery, in New Haven. Michael Pressman and Sven Martson are with us this hour to discuss process, personal inspiration, and technique. We kick things off with assistant director…
 
*Nurses Union Warns Public About Hazards of a Trump Rush to Distribute Vaccine Before Election Jean Ross, RN and president of National Nurses United Union Producer: Scott Harris * 100 Groups Call on the Next Administration to Adopt a “Good Neighbor” Policy Toward Latin America Medea Benjamin, co-founder Code Pink Women For Peace Producer: Melinda T…
 
StoryFest is a unique collaboration between the Westport Library and Westport Public Schools, celebrating story in all its forms. Now in its third year, StoryFest is a literary festival produced by the Westport Library that brings audiences up close and personal with a diverse array of authors and creatives from across all genres. In our first two …
 
*Trump Encourages Armed Militia Groups, Leading to Deadly Street Violence in Kenosha & Portland Mark Bray, an author and historian of human rights, terrorism and politics Producer: Scott Harris. * Campaign Opposes Trump Sale of Arctic Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Drilling Leases Ryan Schleeting, Senior Communications Specialist with Greenpeace USA P…
 
Hosted by Band Central Radio's Andy Kadison, this program highlights the musical themes of Band Central's live shows. This includes a look and listen to the original music that has inspired our Motown, Latin, British Invasion, Arena Rock and 80's/90's themed events. In addition, this episode showcases five not-for-profit organizations at the heart …
 
Band Central Radio on WPKN with Andy Kadison and Rob Fried for a fun hour of community-oriented talk, music and information. On this month's show:Importance of ending domestic violence in our community and the important work of the Center For Family JusticeSocial justice and Black Lives MatterPlaying great music including a new track from John Foge…
 
This month on Live Culture I am in conversation with Curator/Activist La Tanya S. Autry, and Artist/Activist Amanda D. King. La Tanya is Gund Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, where the exhibit she curated -Temporary Spaces of Joy and Freedom -is now on view. Amanda is an Artist, Activist, Founder and Creative Direct…
 
-Environmental headlines from around a planet in crisis.-The hottest air temperature recorded anywhere on the planet-California has major power outages-Last month was tied for the world’s second-hottest July on record-Greenland’s glaciers will continue shrinking.-By the summer of 2035, Arctic summer sea-ice could disappear-Iowans deal with the afte…
 
*COVID-19 Pandemic Exposes Multiple U.S. Economic System Failures Richard D. Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Producer: Scott Harris * Biden & Harris' Climate Policy Positions Represent Progress, But Activists Must Maintain Pressure Jenny Marienau Zimmer, campaign manager for 350 Action Producer: Melinda Tuh…
 
My guest on this segment of "DIGGING IN THE DIRT" is Jennifer Jewell. Jennifer is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio program and podcast, Cultivating Place. Jennifer has been writing about gardening professionally since 1998. Jennifer…
 
*Democrats Must Go Beyond Letters of Complaint to Overcome Trump's Sabotage of Post Office and Election Sarah Kendzior author and co-host of the Gaslit Nation weekly podcast Producer: Scott Harris * A Grand Coalition Must Come Together to Defeat Trump, and Push for Progressive Change Kevin Alexander Gray, author and activist Producer: Scott Harris*…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.Hear Jeanine Esposito and Frederic Chiu, co-founders of Beechwood Arts & Innovation, in Westport, discussing the AMPLIFY Festival of Black Art, Artists and Performers, held over the last two weeks of June 2020, and broadcast on Facebook Live.The goal was to support black artists and…
 
Jay Poppa is an elementary educator and an active member of the Bridgeport Educators Association - the union that represents Bridgeport teachers.Jay is also an organizer with Connecticut Workers Crisis Response and the Bridgeport branch of Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America.In this program, Jay discusses efforts by Bridgeport educ…
 
The Skatalites Band celebrates over fifty years in the music business, and is still going strong today. From the period of ska, to rocksteady and now reggae, the band has stood the test of time. The band has been through several changes and rearranges due to retirements and the passing of members. On the show today, Garnett speaks with a fifteen ye…
 
Wowie! This is a late post for What’s Happening New Haven thanks to tropical storm Isasias—no power to rev up the tech to inform interested parties-- but finally—here’s the monthly lowdown for a bit of tasty NH culture! We shared a great conversation with the lead singer of the Alpaca Gnomes who were set to play at New Haven’s Cafe Nine on 8/18 but…
 
* As Congress Fights Over Pandemic Rescue Package, Federal Reserve Spends Trillions No Questions Asked Hadas Thier, an activist and author based in New York City Producer: Scott Harris * Congress Fails to Pass Amendment Cutting Pentagon Budget to Meet Human Need Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund, Producer: …
 
“ENVISION Plum Island” introduced by Save the Sound’s Louise HarrisonLouise Harrison of Save the Sound talks about the just published report “ENVISION Plum Island,” an extensive vision and plan for Plum Island to be implemented once the federal law allowing Plum Island to be sold to the highest bidder is permanently revoked in 2021. (Broadcast on N…
 
Chris Frantz, the drummer for two of the hottest bands of the 80's, Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club, Joins Kevin Gallagher for a chat about his new memoir. He tells us about the inside story on the rise of these cutting edge bands and the story behind Remaining in Love with his band mate the legendary bassist Tina Weymouth, his wife for over 40 …
 
The Regenerative Grower's Guide to Garden AmendmentsUsing locally Sourced Materials to make mineral and Biological Extracts and ferments.Nigel Palmer has been a lifelong gardener in New England relying on the amazing complexity of nature to inspire his gardening philosophy, as well as working as an aerospace engineer until recently... sorting, orga…
 
I interviewed disability rights activist Elaine Kolb where she met me in her power wheelchair on the boardwalk at West Haven beach. We talked about her decades of activism for the rights of persons with disabilities and about the intersecting human rights and civil rights movements.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
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