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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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GM of WPKN and host Steve di Costanzo interviews Sarah-Jane Henry Ed.D. the Director of Performing Arts and Visual Arts for the Bridgeport Public Schools. She discusses a new program called FAME and also talks a bit about access and equity to the arts in the Bridgeport Public Schools. It's Year One!Door WPKN Community Radio
 
*Canadian Scholar Warns that America is Moving Toward Democracy Collapse & Rightwing Dictatorship; Thomas Homer-Dixon, executive director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University; Producer: Scott Harris. *After 20 Years Human Rights Groups Continue to Demand Closure of US Guantanamo Prison; Dr. Maha Hilal, an organizer with the group Witn…
 
*Trump & GOP Planning to Use the Constitution's 12th Amendment to Steal the Next Election Greg Palast investigative reporter and author Producer: Scott Harris.*Dissecting the GOP's 'Big Lie' and Other Toxic Conspiracy Theories Amanda J. Crawford, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut Producer: Scott Harris.*Is There a L…
 
On this the first edition of What's Your Point? for 2022, host Garnett Ankle wishes you all the best for the year.On the show today, Garnett speaks with Professor & Historian, Dr. Uhuru Williams.The attempted coup on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 & the legacy of Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr are the topics under discussion. Martin Luther King, Jr N…
 
• Greg Palast: Trump & GOP Planning to Use the Constitution’s 12th Amendment to Steal the 2024 Election • Amanda J. Crawford: Dissecting the GOP’s ‘Big Lie’ and Other Toxic Conspiracy Theories • Ellen Yard: Is There a Link Between the Pandemic and Spike in Adolescent Girls’ Suicide Attempts?• Bob Nixon: This Week’s Under-reported News Summary – Jan…
 
An interview with Dr. Kinari Webb, who established a clinic in the rainforest in Borneo called Health in Harmony, with the goals of providing health care for the residents and thus allowing them to not cut rainforest trees to earn money to pay for otherwise very expensive health care. Based on the One Health model of integrating care for humans, ot…
 
OccupyBiden was a weeklong, 24/7 encampment a mile from President Biden's home in Delaware between Christmas and New Year's to press him to declare a climate emergency and then take executive action to stop approvals of any new fossil fuel projects because we are in Code Red for humanity. It ended with a march to Biden's house to deliver a letter w…
 
An interview with two of the main organizers of OccupyBiden, a weeklong, 24/7 encampment a mile from President Biden's private home in Wilmington, DE, during the holiday week from Christmas to New Year's to push him to declare a climate emergency and follow that with his administration declining to approve any new fossil fuel projects, since the cr…
 
Host: Kathy ConnorKathy’s Corner includes a talk by Dr. Tony Nader on What is Consciousness. Dr. Nader is a medical doctor trained at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he has a Ph.D. in neuroscience. He is a globally recognized Vedic scholar and head of the international Transcendental Meditation® organizations in o…
 
Thursday, December 23, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo Dickinson2021 is ending. Perhaps we sense that the 20th century is (finally) ending, too. In any event, the growing hours of daylight trigger the future thoughts of the entire biosphere. HOME PAGE is no different. The home is uniquely human in its presence and projection in our…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.Art Councils Lead The WayThis month we focus on our local arts councils and commissions. What are they, what do they do, how do they help the arts and the public, and what are their goals for the New Year? Our guests include Nancy Diamond, Chair of the Westport Arts Advisory Commiss…
 
My guest today on Digging in the DIrt is the founder and Executive Director of the Bionutrient Food Association Dan Kittridge. Dan has been here many times before . He is a good friend of WPKN and Digging in the Dirt. We talk Bionutrious food and the Bionutrient Meter.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
- 15 inches of snow in Virginia- California mandatory water restrictions- Chile to rewrite Constitution for ecological concern- South China seas fishing tensions- Thousands of birds invade Texas parking lot- GAF announces new solar roof- Notpla debuts biodegradable packagingDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
- 15 inches of snow in Virginia- California mandatory water restrictions- Chile to rewrite Constitution for ecological concern- South China seas fishing tensions- Thousands of birds invade Texas parking lot- GAF announces new solar roof- Notpla debuts biodegradable packagingDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
*Halting NATO's Eastward Expansion Would Help Resolve US-Russia Ukraine Crisis; Mel Goodman, a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, former CIA Analyst; Producer: Scott Harris. *Major Challenges Ahead for Chile's New Progressive President; René Rojas, Asst Prof in Human Development at the College of Community & Public Affairs, Bingh…
 
-Devastating Boulder Colorado Wildfire-Alaska hits 67 degrees in December-Over 200 inches of snow in 48 hours in California-Bird flu outbreak kills 5,200 migratory cranes in Israel-The US is the world’s biggest plastic waste producer -Hyundai totally commits to the electric car market.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
*Joe Manchin Derails Biden's Build Back Better Human Infrastructure; Bill Scott Desnoyers Medicare4All activist & a leader in the NY chapter of the Poor People's Campaign; Producer: Scott Harris. * New Report Finds US Financial Sector the 5th Biggest Emitter of CO2 in the World; Adele Shraiman a Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club's Fossil-…
 
-Biden administration approves two major solar projects-National Forest for Wales.-Houston is planting Trees-first Seawing [kite] to tow container ships-New York City Council votes to ban new natural gas appliancesI am Kevin Gallagher producer of The GaiaGram. As we draw 2021 to a close, I wanted to let you know that I understand that GaiaGram can …
 
*Corporate Media's Distorted Coverage of Inflation Blames Biden Dean Baker, senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research Producer: Scott Harris *Talks to Restore Iran Nuclear Deal Face Numerous Obstacles Jamal Abdi, president of the National Iranian American Council Producer: Scott Harris *Growth of Recreational Wood Burning Pose…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.The Arts, Culture and The Future of BridgeportJoin Phil Kuchma, Lauren Coakley Vincent and Steve Di Costanzo Mon Dec. 13 at 12pm as they discuss how the arts and culture is the secret sauce in driving Bridgeport's future. • Builder and real estate manager and developer Phil Kuchma h…
 
In a few years, one may not be able to recognize the United States, as undemocratic forces are fighting to gain political power by any means. Does the United States has the moral authority to promote democracy overseas while dismantling it at home? In several states controlled by Republicans, they are putting people in positions of power to suppres…
 
On this episode of Seeking Wellness, Dr. Pierre interviews Dr. Kathryn Firisin, ND, MSPT, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Physical Therapist in Connecticut and Arizona. With over 22 years in healthcare, Dr. Firisin is able to utilize her experience in healthcare and physical therapy, specialty labs and diagnostics, and naturopathic therapies to …
 
In this episode of Seeking Wellness, Dr. Pierre is joined by Dr. Sheryl Barnes to discuss the intersection of spirituality and health. Dr. Barnes is an author, speaker, minister, master life coach and holds 5 academic degrees. Her extensive background lends to her belief that spirituality is the foundation of everything in life - including overall …
 
On this episode of Seeking Wellness, Dr. Pierre is joined by Naturopathic Doctor and trauma specialist Dr. Gaynel Nave. Dr. Nave explains the body's physiological response to acute and chronic trauma including an introduction to psychoneuroendocrinology and epigenetics. Included in the discussion is racial/ intergenerational trauma and the trauma i…
 
Dave Chapman, executive director of the Real Organic Project, discusses the virtual symposiums they will conduct on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 from 3 to 5 PM. The theme of the sessions is "Milk and Money," or how giant agribusiness dairy concerns are literally flooding the small local dairy operations out of the market, Register for the symposiums at: www.…
 
* NATO Expansion Key to Understanding Rising Russia-Ukraine Tensions David Gibbs, Professor of History at the University of Arizona Producer: Scott Harris * Jeopardizing Press Freedom, UK Court OKs WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Extradition to US Kevin Gosztola, managing editor of the news website ShadowProof.com Producer: Scott Harris * Connecti…
 
My guest on this "Digging in the Dirt" is Vicki Hird. Vicki is Head of the Sustainable Farming Campaign for Sustain: The Alliance for Better Food and Farming and she also runs an independent consultancy in the UK. An experienced and award-winning environmental campaigner, researcher, writer and strategist working for the past 30 years mainly in the…
 
Thursday, November 25, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo Dickinson14 of this year’s Home Page guests from Minnesota, Los Angeles, New Hampshire, Brooklyn, and even Connecticut offer their perspective on what they are grateful for in our homes. From a window, mud room, kitchen table, history, to garden and more – the variety of love i…
 
My guest on this program is my friend John Conroy, whom I went to H.S. with. He was telling me about his new interest as a Docent for Elepahant seals in the San Louis Obispo California area. Some of the males can be as large as 5000 lbs. I thought it would be interesting to hear all about his experiences on "Digging in the Dirt".John has had a life…
 
*Supreme Court Appears Poised to Overturn Roe v. Wade, Women’s right to Abortion Jenny Ma, senior attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights Producer: Melinda Tuhus *Sounding the Alarm: Trump-Era Program Threatens Future Privatization of Medicare Kay Tillow, chair Kentuckians for Single-Payer Health Care Producer: Scott Harris *After Years of C…
 
Mark Potok, formerly of the Southern Poverty Law Center speaks on the dangers of radical right wing extremism in the United States and to a lesser extent in Europe. The radical right wing extremism expert focuses on some far right wing extremists in the Republican Party in the United States Congress.…
 
Host Mike Merli speaks with Lela Florel, founder of Preserve Remington Woods.Remington Woods is a 422 acre forest community in Bridgeport and Stratford, that for several years, has been threatened with destruction in the name of commercial / residential "development."On November 16th, the Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing during …
 
-San Francisco declared a water shortage emergency -Portugal shuts down its last remaining coal plant -Canada issues its first "red alert" for dangerous weather system -Critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise -World's smallest elephant is facing challenges -Germany’s highest court rules in favor of future generations…
 
My guest on this episode of DITD is Sefra Alexandra. Her web site describes her as a "The Seed Huntress," …....an endurance race ethnobotanist on a perennial expedition to save the seeds of our wild + cultivated lands. She has fortified community seed banks internationally, hunted for rare endangered seeds for Seeds of Success and is now taking the…
 
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