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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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Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.This month we hear from a wide range of our theatres in Fairfield County as they emerge from 15 months of closure and deep uncertainty about their future. All five of these theaters have survived in quite different ways and are reassessing who they are, who their audiences are and w…
 
* Senate Nearing Critical Stage of Negotiating Medicare Expansion Legislation Alex Lawson, Executive Director of the group Social Security Works Producer: Scott Harris * Cuba's Economic Crisis Provokes Protests & US Threats James Early, Fmr Dir Cultural Studies, Communication Center for Folklife Pgrms cultural Studies Smithsonian Institution Produc…
 
Bridgeport native Jason Coombs discusses growing up in Bridgeport, his love for the arts, and the journey of creating and organizing the Bridgeport Film Fest!Bridgeport Film Fest takes place virtually on Thursday July 22, 2021, and in person Friday July 23rd through Sunday July 25, 2021, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium at 910 Fairfield Avenue in B…
 
My gueston this "Digging inthe Dirt" is regenerative Farmer, author and host of the popular "No till Market Garden podcast'" Jesse Frost. Jesse farms at a farm in Kentucky with his wife Hannah Crabtree called Rough Draft Farmstead. He is here on "Digging in the Dirt" to talk with me about his new book. The Living Soil Handbook - The no till growers…
 
-Study suggests 90% cut in energy use-Earth has lost 33,000 square miles of ice since 1979-one-third of Wisconsin's gray wolves killed by humans-Florida passes the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act-The Weather Channel coverage to focus on the impact of climate change.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Michael Zweig, labor economist and historian, describes the mission of the National Labor Relations Board, traces its history from its formation in 1936 and assesses what it might accomplish with a Democratic majority in this current political landscape.Interview by Richard HillDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
Neal wants to feel better and the key is being more loving towards his wife. Marijuana is legal in many states and questions about about how to use the revenues in a constructive way. Use the funds to focus on social and emotional learning in schools.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
*Supreme Court Once Again Erodes Voting Rights Act, Affirming GOP Voter Suppression Laws; Marjorie Cohn, prof. emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, past pres. National Lawyers Guild; Producer: Scott Harris.*After the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan, the war will continue through Drone Airstrikes; Matthew Hoh, a senior fellow with t…
 
-Study suggests 90% cut in U.S. energy use needed-Earth has lost 33,000 square miles of ice since 1979-One-third of Wisconsin's gray wolves killed by humans-Florida passes the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act-The Weather Channel coverage to focus on the impact of climate change.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
-Florida reverses clean energy revolution.-America’s petroleum industry faces reckoning-Drought stricken West now faces plague of grasshoppers.-Ecocide could become international crime just like war crimes-Scotland will build massive plant to remove tons of CO2Door WPKN Community Radio
 
*Georgia GOP Continues Campaign to Purge Black Voters from Voting Rolls; Greg Palast investigative reporter and author; Producer: Scott Harris. *Poor People's Campaign Protests McConnell and Manchin's Role in Derailing Voting Rights Legislation; Pam Garrison and Jean Evansmore West Virginia activists with the Poor People's Campaign; Producer: Scott…
 
My guests on this episode are from the organization Save the Sound, Soundkeeper Bill Lucey and Climate & Energy Attorney Charles Rothenberger. As the Long Island Soundkeeper, Bill protects water quality and the fish and wildlife of the Sound to benefit both the people and the Sound itself. As Save the Sound’s in-house Climate and Energy Attorney, C…
 
-Heat being trapped by Earth has doubled since 2005-“Record-Breaking and Dangerous Heatwave”-Western national parks Threatened by climate change-New York City plans sustainable waterfront projects-Manaus. Brazil’s largest Amazon rainforest city is floodingDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
Alexandra Lage, Waltersville SchoolThe Beard Inspiration Award ceremony recognized eight Bridgeport educators with the Bridgeport Public Education Fund's Outstanding Teacher Recognition Awards. This award was established in 1993 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Bridgeport Public Education Fund.…
 
What are you doing TODAY on our PODCAST? Tune into Band Central Radio on 89.5 WPKN Community Radio! Listen to hear from a wonderful group of guests including Barry Blumenfield, Amiee Turner from Woofgang & Co., and Alexandra Lage! Barry is a singer/songwriter with a new single 'Only the River Knows!' Most of Barry's focus is on performing live with…
 
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonIn this early summer the weather has been bizarrely fair, and all our thoughts turn to the outdoors. We have probably raked out, mowed, planted, perhaps fertilized, maybe even weeded: but beyond the Gardening Regime we developed in the PLAGUE Sequester, we may be thinking …
 
-"Dangerously hot" and record-breaking conditions -California watersheds at their lowest ever-Keystone pipeline contruction abandoned-Biden suspends oil and gas leasesfor Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-Biden would endspecial tax giveaways to the fossil fuel industry-Volkswagen to electrify powere and cars for entire Greek Island…
 
*Sen. Joe Manchin Signals he may be Open to Negotiation on 'For The People Act' and Filibuster Reform Karen Hobert Flynn, President of Common Cause Producer: Scott Harris *Teacher, Campesino, Union Leader Pedro Castillo Elected President of Peru Francesca Emanuele, a Peruvian sociologist, and columnist Producer: Scott Harris *Historic Connecticut B…
 
*Trump DOJ Subpoena of Journalists and House Members Phone Data Provokes Demand for Investigation; John Bonifaz, co-founder and President of the group Free Speech For People; Producer: Scott Harris. *Leak of Billionaire's Minimum Tax Payments Reveals a System Rigged for the Rich; Matthew Gardner, Senior Fellow with the Institute on Taxation and Eco…
 
My guest on this episode of Digging in the Dirt is President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Co-founder of the Half-Earth Project, Paula J. Ehrlich. The Half-Earth Project's purpose is to inspire informed collective action to save the biosphere.Door WPKN Community Radio
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.MAKE MUSIC DAY IS JUNE 21. Hear our interview with the organizers from the six towns in our region to be hosting Make Music Day programs this year. Organizers speak about the programs they have drawn up, using amateur and professional musicians within their communities to provide mu…
 
- Global carbon dioxide 50% higher than pre industrial age.- World needs 10-year push to restore ecosystems to reduce carbon- Gulf of Mexico dead zone size- Himalayas could lose up to two thirds of its ice by 2100,- The Manta, a giant, plastic-eating catamaran powered by renewable energyDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
Juan Diego Mazuera Arias works on government affairs at The Century Foundation. Prior to his work at TCF, he completed a fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, working first at the Aspen Institute’s Latinos and Society Program and then as a legislative fellow in the office of U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Juan …
 
*Fragile Coalition Forms to Oust Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Philip Weiss, Senior Editor of Mondoweiss.net Producer: Scott Harris *Case Now Before Supreme Court Could End Reproductive Rights Established in Roe V. Wade Hillary Schneller, Senior Staff Attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights Producer: Melinda Tuhus *Progressive Coalition…
 
Valerie Richardson -- Radio SomethingAn interview with Lisa Dent, the Executive Director of New Haven's Artspace, about the exhibition "W.E.B. DuBois, Georgia, and His Data Portraits."In 1900, sociologist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois created a series of data visualizations for the “Exhibit of American Negroes” at that year’s Paris Exhib…
 
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonIf you are older than 40, you remember the first seven years of this century. For many reasons, not the least of which was greed, the peak buying years of the Baby Boom Generation perverted the basic human need to have a home we love into a fevered housing boom, then a worl…
 
- Sri Lankan container ship fire = environmental disaster- Australia copes with a major “mouse plague”- California to truck 17 million salmon to the cooler waters- Lithium-ion batteries will help shift away from burning fossil fuels - The Hague court rules Shell oil must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions…
 
*Trump-GOP Insurrection Never Ended Sarah Kendzior author and co-host of the Gaslit Nation weekly podcast Producer: Scott Harris *Indigenous Communities Lead the Fight to Stop the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota Big Wind, a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and an indigenous water protector Producer: Melinda Tuhus *ExxonMobil on Losing En…
 
Jazmarie Melendez speaks about the 4th and latest lawsuit against the officer who murdered her brother Jayson Negron, Bridgeport Police Officer James Boulay, and the ongoing Justice for Jayson movement organizing to re-imagine safety and community in Bridgeport.To connect with, and support, Justice for Jayson:https://www.facebook.com/pages/category…
 
The Maldives could disappear by 2100Enormous iceberg breaks off AntarticaTop 20 plastic waste producing companies identified2021 will be another active year for powerful HurricanesBoard shake up at Exxon over climate prioritiesG7 countries will stop all new financing of world coal projectsDoor WPKN Community Radio
 
Host: Rob FriedGuests: P.J. PacificoP.J. is Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist with multiple releases on Viper Records. After touring the US & Europe for a number of years as a solo artist, P.J. settled into the songwriting world in 2015. Tune in + hear what he's up to!Susan Schnitzer, President and CEO CT Institute for Refugees + Immigrants. C…
 
*Accountability for Israel Essential to Attain Lasting Peace; Jehad Abusalim, Education & Policy Assoc w AFSC's Palestine Activism; Program Producer: Scott Harris. *World’s Top Energy Agency Calls for an End to New Fossil Fuel Development Worldwide; David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director with Oil Change International; Producer: Melinda T…
 
- Water crisis at the California-Oregon border- Top 15 countries with highest carbon dioxide emissions- 100 cities facing the greatest environmental risks- Rising ocean waters threaten Connecticut coastline- “Fast Forward: MIT’s Climate Action Plan for the Decade,Door WPKN Community Radio
 
The Resistance Roundtable interviews radical economist and commentator Doug Henwood, the abrupt shift from 40 years of a so-called conservative supply side/austerity economic model to a more progressive free-spending approach that focusses on the needs of working and middle class people.Then Nora Massie, a Yale undergrad, discusses her recent OP ED…
 
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