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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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*Why Biden May Finally Be Ending Reagan's 'Rancid Legacy' William Rivers Pitt, Senior Editor and Lead Columnist with Truthout.org Producer: Scott Harris *At 100 Days Biden is Issued his ‘Corporate Capture Report Card’ Max Moran, Research Director with the Personnel Team at The Revolving Door Project Producer: Scott Harris *Campaign to End Prison Ge…
 
My guest on this DITD is J. Todd Fernandez Executive Director of the organization Climate Crisis Policy and The newly formed Earth Bill Network, a 2030 moonshot for earth. The EBN is a nationwide group of expert volunteers and organizations working together to pass scientifically-based federal climate legislation to stop our current pollution now b…
 
Mike Merli, filling in for Cheryl Palmer, in conversation with Evan Fritz from the Stamford Mass Defense Coalition, formed after the Stamford Police violently arrested protesters at a Justice for Steven Barrier march on August 8, 2020.For more on the movement fighting for Justice for Steven Barrier:https://www.facebook.com/j4sbstamford/https://www.…
 
On this episode of Seeking Wellness, Dr. Pierre is joined by fitness expert Shana Schneider, the creator of FitStyle by Shana. The Fitstyle Your Life approach to fitness brings fitness into everyday life. By using habit forming principles, your schedule and your environment, Shana shows you how to find opportunities for movement and exercise that f…
 
*Lawsuit Challenges Florida's "Anti-Riot" Law that Criminalizes Protest Civil Rights Aaron Carter Bates, Attorney, representing the group Lawyers Matter Task Force Producer: Scott Harris *Mine Workers Union States its Position on Making the Transition from Coal to Clean Energy Jobs Cecil Roberts, long-time president of the United Mine Workers of Am…
 
Host: Steve di CostanzoDiscussion with all the stake holders of the WPKN Benefit Concert: Including: Gary Petterson - The Bijou Theatre, Rex Fowler and Dodie Pettit- Aztec Two-Step 2.0, Peter Shafran- MUSAE (Live Streaming Partner); Yachtz Radcliff- MUSAE, Tony Traguardo, narrator.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonThe New (Old) Lure of The Small House:A dozen years ago we had the McMansion Overdose that crashed the world economy in the Great Recession of 2008. Then we rode the pendulum swing to Love The Tiny House (until we had to actually think about how we live.) Now we have been…
 
*Derek Chauvin Trial Guilty Verdict Doesn’t Fix the Crisis in US Policing; Dr. Yohuru Williams, Dist. Univ. Chair Prof., Founding Dir Racial Justice Initiative at Univ. of St. Thomas; Producer: Scott Harris. *Biden Urged to Implement Global COVID Vaccine Manufacturing Program; Peter Maybarduk, Director of Public Citizens Global Access to Medicines …
 
My guest this week on "Digging in the Dirt" is Frank Mortimer “The Beeman”. Frank has written a new book entitled “BEE PEOPLE and the bugs they love” on Citadel Press. A very personal book about his life long passion and the people who keep bees. If you ever thought about keeping bees you may want to listen to this Digging in the Dirthttps://frankt…
 
-Carbon dioxide levels highest in 3.6 million years-Changing Our Ways: Behavior Change and the Climate Crisis,-New artificial island near the Maldives -plans to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida Keys-Mushrooms to eat mankind's plastic pollution problem?Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Bazila Munir shares her story and speaks about her work as an organizer with UConn's chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).For more information, and to connect with, UConn's chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine:https://www.facebook.com/UConnSJP/https://www.instagram.com/uconnsjp/?hl=enhttps://uconntact.uconn.edu/organization/sj…
 
*UN Now Engaged in Negotiations in Afghanistan to End America's Longest War; Nicolas J. S. Davies, independent journalist and author; Producer: Scott Harris. *Threatening Boycotts Voter Suppression Opponents Enlist Support from Major US Corporations; Marge Baker, executive vice president for policy and program with People For the American Way; Prod…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.In our April 2021 SPOTLIGHT, meet Chris Frántz, co-founder and drummer for Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, resident of Fairfield since 1985, and author of the recently published memoir "Remain in Love." Chris, with his wife Tina Weymouth, launched Talking Heads in 1974 with former f…
 
The Resistance Roundtable panel focuses on two issues: -voter disenfranchisement on steroids with Prof. David Schultz who teaches political science at Hamline University; and -the legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in CT with Paul Kirtchberg, executive director of CT NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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