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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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Host Mike Merli checks in with Lela Florel of Preserve Remington Woods in Bridgeport, a local group and movement fighting to save the Remington Woods from development and destruction.The Remington Woods are 422 acres of forest meadow wetland located in Bridgeport and Stratford. The Woods are home to 70 species of birds and other diverse wildlife.Pr…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.This month we celebrate INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S DAY – a transformation of what we have known as Columbus Day – by exploring the histories and living cultures of native tribes in our area. What traditions, stories and practices are still alive? What can we learn from native cultures’ sen…
 
* Unlimited, Unaccountable Money in Politics is killing Biden's Human Infrastructure Bill; Tiffany Muller, President & Executive Director End Citizens United; Producer: Scott Harris. * Investigation Exposes Systematic Deceptive Marketing by Six Major European Fossil Fuel Companies; Silvia Pastorelli, a climate & energy campaigner with the Greenpeac…
 
-The ozone layer hole is bigger-Record temp reading in Northern Hemisphere -South Pole has coldest winter on record-Humanity will have to adapt to the new normal-23 species declared extinct -invasive species disrupt the environment Google cracks down on false climate change claimsDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
*Progressives Win Round One in Infrastructure Showdown; William Rivers Pitt, senior editor and lead columnist with Truthout.org; Producer: Scott Harris. *Banks’ Immoral Investment in Fracking Leading to Climate Catastrophe; Tony Ingraffea, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell University; Producer: Melinda Tuhus.*Investigati…
 
My next guest on Digging in the dirt is my colleague of many years Binnie Klein. Binnie is a long time programmer here at WPKN hosting the show “A minature World". She is an author who wrote the book, “Blows to the head”: How boxing changed my mind and produced an audio memoir called “Ten Days in Newark" which is about 1st love, 1st heart break and…
 
Global farm subsidies “harmful”extreme sea levels will become more common top 11 cities most likely to disappear by 2100 Hundreds of birds fatally collided into skyscrapers in NYCongress to investigate oil industry disinformation Indigenous Organizations call for Amazon international protection Harvard University says it will end its investments in…
 
* It's Past Time to Address the Global COVID Vaccination Shortfall Crisis; Peter Maybarduk, Director of Public Citizens Global Access to Medicines Program; Producer: Scott Harris. * Indian Schools Tool of Genocide Committed Against Indigenous Peoples of North America; Sikowis Nobiss, founder of the Great Plains Action Society; Producer: Melinda Tuh…
 
Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonWe all have to rest our heads somewhere. As universal as eating or sleeping, having a place is part of being human. But around New York City the cost of having a place to live is more than some can afford. A basic requirement to live, having a home, has to be met or p…
 
* Unhinged Trump Drove Top US General to Take Steps to Prevent Nuclear War; Tom Collina, Director of Policy with the Ploughshares Fund; Producer: Scott Harris. * Occupy Wall Street 10 Years Later: Lessons Learned on Inclusion and Intersectionality; Heather McKee Hurwitz, author of "Are We the 99%? The Occupy Movement, Feminism & Intersectionality;"…
 
-California wildfires are being “supercharged”-2.6 million acres of grassland plowed up-jet stream shifting due to climate change-millions six could be forced to move midcentury.-environmental activists were killed in 2020-Biden calls for major clean energy investmentsDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
Max Cisneros discusses the work of Connecticut Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.For more info on Connecticut Familia:CTFamilia on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/connecticutfamiliaCTFamilia on Insta:https://www.instagram.com/connecticutfamilia/For more info on the national Familia:https://familiatqlm.org/For more info on the End Trans Det…
 
* January 6th Insurrectionists and GOP Allies Pose Clear and Present Danger to Democracy Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University Producer: Scott Harris * Right-Wing Protests with Firearms Justin Wagner, Everytown for Gun Safety's Director of Investigations Producer: Melinda Tuhus * After 20 Years of Pressure …
 
A discussion with artist/curator Richard Klein about his new project The Understory. You can see some of the images from the exhibition on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/richardklein67/The exhibition is taking place at the Icehouse in Sharon, Connecticut, and it opens on September 25, 2021.https://www.k2kozik.com/icehouse-project-space…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.This month we turn to thinking about how the history of our communities is made – and re-made. Our histories are long intricately interwoven tapestries of people coming from many places, settling, making families, starting businesses or working for others, taking part in social and …
 
-Droughts are the leading cause of worlds deaths-Sea-level rise not just coastal-Climate change will significantly alter flooding patterns-California’s transition to 100% zero-emission cars moved up to 2030-Increasing land cover diversity in agricultural is beneficialDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
On this “Digging in the Dirt” my guest is environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken. Paul is a leading voice in the worlds environmental movement. His visionary ideas emphasize changing the relationship between business and the Earth, as humanity seeks to rise to the challenge of our time, Globalwarming. In his new book "Regeneration - …
 
* In Texas Abortion Law Ruling Supreme Court Moves Closer to Overturning Roe v. Wade Jenny Brown, author, activist and member of National Women’s Liberation Producer: Scott Harris * New Report Reveals the High Cost of U.S. Militarism Since 9-11 Lindsay Koshgarian, program director of the National Priorities Project Producer: Scott Harris * Global W…
 
*Afghanistan and the Long History of War Profiteering; Sam Pizzigati, author, and associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies; Producer: Scott Harris. *It's the 11th Hour to Protect US Democracy from Coordinated GOP Attack; Markus Batchelor, People for The American Way's deputy director of Leadership programs; Producer: Scott Harris, *Th…
 
I like to tackle the big picture stories on the issues of the day, but I also like to talk gardening with the people I run into because of Digging in the Dirt. On this show I interview 4 friends and colleagues who share my passion for growing just about anything. Khadijah Muhammad, Joseph Celli, Moxanne and Monique Bosch talk about their adventures…
 
Bridgeport resident Lela Florel speaks about the Remington Woods, and her fight to preserve this living forest community from commercial development.For more information on Preserve Remington Woods, and ways to take action:https://preserveremingtonwoods.com/Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Thursday, August 26, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonFor most homes are the place of familiar settings, of comfort, of safety. Homes should not threaten, they should welcome us into our Safe Place of protection, of pleasant harbor. But for some, homes extend their humanity into the future. Homes provide a place of expressi…
 
*Afghan-American Community & Allies Demand Joe Biden Ensure the Safety of the Most Vulnerable Arash Azizzada, a co-founder of the group Afghans for a Better Tomorrow Producer: Scott Harris. *Holding Politicians Criminally Accountable for Deadly COVID Malpractice David Schultz, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Hamline Unive…
 
-July was the hottest month ever recorded-Sicily, all-time high temperature record-Worlds largest Russian wildfire reaches North Pole -Valdimir Putin's change of heart on Global warming? -U.N - It's not too late to reverse the worst of Global Warming-Green Steel- First steel made without coal, delivered…
 
*What the Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan Means for Afghans and the US; Mel Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy; Producer: Scott Harris. *Democrats Missed Deadline Allows GOP To Gerrymander Their Way To Another Decade of Minority Rule; Walker Bragman, a reporter with the Daily Poster; Producer: Scott Harris. *Programs That…
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.Our August Spotlight on Arts & Culture celebrates the totally new and renovated Sacred Heart University Community Theatre in downtown Fairfield. Hear Bill Harris, best known for his 16-year tenure as head of programming and production for the A&E television networks, who was brought…
 
Host Mike Merli speaks with Stanley Heller of Middle East Crisis Committee and Promoting Enduring Peace.For more information on the No Rugers 2 Israel campaign here in Connecticut:https://norugers2israel.org/For more information on Ali Abu Alia:http://www.thestruggle.org/israelis_use_ruger_to_kill_youth_dec_2020.htmFor more on Mexico's lawsuit agai…
 
*Investigating Trump's Attempted Coup, Protecting Democracy Jason Stanley, Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale Univ and author of “How Fascism Works” Producer: Scott Harris *World Must Unite to Address Global COVID Vaccine Access Gap Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the Jubilee USA Network Producer: Scott Harris *As Scientists Predict…
 
My guest today is Zach Loeks author, educator, designer and grower who specializes in edible ecosystems around the world. He is also the director of the ecosystem solution institute and author of the book “The Permaculture Market Garden” and he's here to talk to me about his new book “THE EDIBLE ECOSYSTEM SOLUTION".. Growing Biodiversity in your ba…
 
-California to restrict water access for Farmers-Powerplant at Lake Oroville in California goes off line-Greenland's vast ice sheets are melting away -Record-breaking wildfire on Hawaii’s Big Island-Bolivia's Largest Lake Dries up-UK proposal to outlaw chemical spraying on home gardensDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
*As Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires Millions at Risk of Homelessness; Sarah Saadian, vice president of Public Policy with The National Low Income Housing Coalition; Producer: Scott Harris. *National Nurses Union Welcomes CDC Reversal on COVID Mask Guidance; Zenei Cortez, RN, president of National Nurses United Union; Producer: Scott Harris. *Mi…
 
Thursday, July 22, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonWe have all been in our homes and our neighborhoods more in the last year and a half than we have since World War 2. Now flights are back to 2019 levels, the highways are choked, but what about those places where we live? Not our homes, but our neighborhoods.What was this …
 
-European-American ocean-monitoring satellite Sentinel 6 -Torrential rain causes severe floods in western European countries-heatwaves, will likely kill nearly all juvenile Chinook salmon-first-ever water shortage declaration in the Colorado River basin-Greenlands government will halt all oil exploration-instant permits to boost rooftop solar insta…
 
-drought-stricken Western states face new heat wave-Montana’s Governor withdraws State from climate agreement-Italy's Lake Como evaporating-China has vows to attain carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030 -EU proposes to be first achieving net zero emissionsDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
*Supreme Court's Conservative Majority Deals Death Blow to 1965 Voting Rights Act; Steven Rosenfeld, editor with Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute; Producer: Scott Harris.*U.S. Drone Program Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to Nearly Four Years in Prison Nick Mattern, Co-Coordinator of the group BanKillerDrones.org Produ…
 
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