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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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*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…
 
*Investigation Concludes There's a 'Smoking Gun' Connecting Trump to Capitol Insurrection Greg Palast investigative reporter and author Producer: Scott Harris *Coalition Presses Biden to Make Good on his Pledge to Close Guantanamo US Military Prison Aliya Hussain, an advocacy program manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights Producer: Scott H…
 
WPKN Independent Community Radio- GM REPORT TO the LISTENERSGM: Steve di CostanzoCiTY LiGhTs Gallery thanks WPKN Listener Community and David Green for the broadcast of the Spotlight on the Arts with artists Claude Desir Jr., Iyaba Ibo Mandingo, Gerlad Moore and executive director Suzanne Kachmar. They discuss Claude’s first solo exhibit and the co…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.This program welcomes members from a number of our local cultural institutions to find out how they celebrate Black History Month, what it means to them, how especially after the year of Black Lives Matter we can use it to examine more deeply the hidden racism of our society and ins…
 
This being Black History Month, and Black Music Month; on this episode of the show, host Garnett Ankle features two great Black American men. Listen as Garnett narrates the life and time of freed slave, abolitionist, and statesman Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a remarkable man who spoke with United States President, Abraham Lincoln about the pli…
 
John Wood Jr. is National Ambassador for Braver Angels, volunteer citizens committed to respectful dialog and depolarization. He invokes elements of Martin Luther King Jr. philosophy along with Marital Counseling techniques to discuss how we can improve as individuals and as a country.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Bishop John Selders, co-founder of Moral Mondays CT, discusses the recent victories in the fight for social justice and also the struggle ahead to confront the white supremacist and neo-fascist movements that are coalescing across the country.Interview by Richard Hill, Feb. 2, 2021Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Sea levels will probably rise faster by 2100Philippines to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 75% Europe uses more renewables than fossil fuels in 2020.Biden’s administration to order action to combat climate changeCarbon Trace created to track climate change causesNational Geographic urges protection for New Mexico Caverns…
 
*Biden Pledges to End US Support for Saudi/UAE-led War on Yemen Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund Producer: Scott Harris *Grassroots Group No Dems Left Behind Targets Rural, Conservative Districts Madalin Sammons, Communications Director with No Dem Left Behind Producer: Melinda Tuhus *Social Justice Activi…
 
My guest on this edition of "Digging in the Dirt" is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State Michael E. Mann who has come back for his 3rd visit to DITD to talk with me about his new book The New Climate war the Fight to take back our planet. It’s a timely analysis of where we are at in the debate over climate warming and recen…
 
Rev. Scott Marks and Marcie Lynn Jones, two New Haven-based activists with UNITE HERE, tell about their journey to Georgia to knock on thousands of doors in support of the special elections of Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff.Interview by Richard Hill, Feb. 2, 2021.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Journalist and Social Change Communications Consultant Mercy Quaye joins us for in-depth conversation. Later in the hour, we play the first segment of her eight part series “The Revolution On Trial, The Makings Of A Movement” detailing her investigation into the New Haven Black Panthers.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
-Atmospheric river storm drenches California -Oceanic sharks and rays in jeopardy-New 117th Congress Climate Scorecard-BlackRock, sets goal for net-zero carbon emissions -Robert Downey Jr. invests in sustainability focused companies-Billions of US acres could be feasibly reforested-Empire State Building now running on clean electricity…
 
PODCAST: Band Central Radio on WPKN Independent Community Radio! Our host Rob Fried will connect the dots between local music and local nonprofits with guests Mike Rosen of Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Anthony David of The WhatUp Funk Band and WPKN's GM, Steve DiCostanzo!Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Interview of WPKN by Peggy Nelson and Richard Phenegar on their show STATE OF THE ARTS- about the new exhibit at City Lights Gallery to present the art of Claude Desir Jr. and offer a platform for a young Black man’s perspective, who reclaims derogatory Jim Crow imagery and stereotypes. His is a mixture of kindness and strength, wisdom and resilien…
 
*Republicans Who Refuse to Hold Trump Accountable for Insurrection Must Answer to History John Bonifaz, Co-founder and President of the group Free Speech For People Producer: Scott Harris *Vaccination Equity in US and World, Critical to Controlling the Pandemic Dr. Robert Hecht, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University's School of Publ…
 
Recently, a series of violently racist Snapchat posts went viral. The posts were from the daughter of Naugatuck Police Chief Steven Hunt, and Naugatuck High School assistant principal Johanna Hunt.Speaking on Mic Check are Alexis Siggars and Emilah Mumthanu, two seniors at Naugatuck High School, involved in the ongoing student uprising against raci…
 
Many did not know they would see a day when the United States Capitol would be invaded by a mob of anti-Black racist home-grown terrorists inspired by a sitting racist president. It did happen on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Twelve days later, the nation celebrated the ninety second birthday of the pacifist, and civil rights leader, Doctor, The Reve…
 
*Assessing Joe Biden's Immigration Reform Proposals Thomas A. Saenz, Pres & Gen Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense& Educational Fund MALDEF Producer: Scott Harris *After the Failed January 6th Capitol Insurrection, What's Next for Pro-Trump Militias? Mike Giglio, journalist, and author of “Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphat…
 
Band Central Radio host Rob Fried speaks with Mike Rosen from the FCCF. Mike Rosen joined Fairfield County’s Community Foundation in May 2018 as Chief Revenue and Business Development Officer, a new role for the organization. Mike leads an integrated development and marketing communications team focused on cultivating new partnerships for co-invest…
 
Doug Tallamy is a professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware and a NY Times best selling author. He Has written Three books..... the critically acclaimed Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden and his latest…
 
-plea to take action on Climate change- Insects , the little things that run the world-Thousands of lakes to permanently lose their ice coverage-Total oil leaves American Petroleum Institute-Gates largest farm land owner-Judge reverses Trumps effort to overturn Pollution regulations-Trash removed from Tennessee river.…
 
*Urgent Need to Investigate Capitol Insurrection Security Failure Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund Producer: Scott Harris. *Holding Trump's GOP Enablers Accountable Rev. Nathan Empsall, Episcopal Priest, and campaigns director with Faithful America Producer: Scott Harris. *Countering ‘Toxic Chris…
 
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…
 
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