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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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* GOP's Embrace of Violence Endangers U.S. Democracy Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of Italian and History at New York University Producer: Scott Harris * With Freeze of Assets, Millions of Afghan Civilians Face Famine Kathy Kelly, life-long nonviolence activist, co-coordinator of the Ban Killer Drones Campaign Producer: Scott Harris * The Sacrifice of …
 
Host Mike Merli speaks with Lela Florel, founder of Preserve Remington Woods.The Bridgeport Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on Tuesday November 16th, attended by over 100 people from all across Connecticut.For more info on that hearing:https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Dozens-pack-zoning-hearing-to-preserve-16629613.phpFor mo…
 
Well that's a wrap. WPKN has made the move from what was the University of Bridgeports Student Center to Bijou Square in downtown Bridgetport. To mark the occassion I invited my good friends and Colleagues to drop in to our airwaves to remind us what it was like way back when and how WPKN continues to thrive and shine as a vey special place in the …
 
Massive storm batters British ColumbiaPacific island nation is sinking due to sea level rise Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bayis sinkingRare November Tornadoes strike the NortheastAtrazine and Gylphosate determined harmful to endangered speciesBanks will play key role reducing carbon emissionsBy WPKN Community Radio
 
* Youth Climate Activists in Glasgow Demand More; Delger Erdenesanaa, a fellow and reporter with the award-winning publication, Inside Climate News; Producer: Scott Harris. * Let Joe Biden Know Trump’s Postmaster General DeJoy Has Got to Go; Lisa Graves, Executive Director of True North Research; Producer: Scott Harris. * Libraries Without Borders …
 
Hosted by David Green of The Cultural Alliance Of Fairfield County.Bridgeport Moving Forward: Bridgeport Art Trail 2021For the last 12 years, November has meant the Bridgeport Art Trail. This year, after 2020, when COVID forced events to go virtual, the 13th BAT will be the biggest ever. In addition to open studios at American Fabrics, The Knowlton…
 
* Climate Activists Decry Lack of Progress at Glasgow’s UN Climate Summit; Reynard Loki, Editor/Chief Correspondent with Earth/ Food/ Life at the Independent Media Institute; Producer: Scott Harris. * Residents Rise Up to Oppose Construction of a Plastics Plant in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley;’ Sharon Lavigne, founder of RISE St. James, a winner of th…
 
Host Mike Merli speaks with Civil Rights Attorney Alex Taubes and Bryan "Love" Jordan.After spending 15 years in prison, a judge found cause to question Bryan's original conviction, and call for Bryan to get a new trial.Then, the Connecticut Supreme Court reversed that decision.Bryan's future is now in the hands of State's Attorney Patrick Griffin,…
 
During the first half of the show, Garnett speaks live with Hartford, Connecticut's own Top Model, Samantha Bass. The Top Model fields questions pertaining to her modeling career, among other endeavors, including one which took her to India twice.After the conversation, Garnett opens the telephone line and speaks with members of his listening audie…
 
Bob Halstead is president of two community garden groups, one statewide, and one for Bridgeport: Connecticut Community Gardening Association (CCGA) and Bridgeport Community Land Trust (The Trust), respectively.Bob founded the community garden program in 1980 in Bridgeport and has been active in various leadership capacities in forming approximately…
 
Dems. and RepS view causes of Global warming differentlyCountries are “utterly failing” on goals of the Paris climate accordMega drought effecting Arizona water supplyLake Tuz in central Turkey has dried upAtmospheric river puts out Northern California's largest wildfireFossil fuel divest-invest movementhas success…
 
*Troubling Signs of Inaction From the January 6th Insurrection Investigation Ron Fein, Legal Director with the group Free Speech For People Producer: Scott Harris *The Role of the Military in the Global Climate Crisis Goes Largely Unaddressed Jodie Evans, Co-Founder Code Pink Women for Peace Producer: Melinda Tuhus *Biden Must Take Action to Vaccin…
 
Host Mike Merli talks with Stanley Heller of Promoting Enduring Peace, Middle East Crisis Committee, and The Struggle Video News.For more info on the New England Network for Justice for Palestine, and the upcoming November 29th Day of Action:https://www.nenjp.org/For more info on Promoting Enduring Peace and climate justice:https://pepeace.org/To c…
 
This month on Live Culture, Martha is in discussion with two members of VozTerra, an experimental sound project based in Bogotá, Colombia, which addresses the climate crisis, social justice issues, and the effects of Covid lockdown through innovative collaborative audio recordings mixing ambient noises and music. Much of it incorporates sounds of n…
 
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 12 noon WPKN 89.5 FM www.wpkn.orgHost: Duo DickinsonThe last year has seen the Real Estate Industrial Complex on Blast: Sell, Sell, Sell – a seller’s market, a housing consumer nightmare. Costs, always high in northeast grew far higher. The traditional ways of making a home, owning a home, even envisioning where a home c…
 
*Billionaires Tax May Win Support in Congressional negotiations on Biden's Build Back Better Plan; Frank Clemente, executive director Americans for Tax Fairness; Producer: Scott Harris. *Joe Manchin Succeeds in Killing Key Climate Provision in Democrats' Reconciliation; Bill John Noël, senior climate campaigner with Greenpeace USA; Producer: Scott …
 
Governments still planning to extract huge amounts of fossil fuelsTotalEnergies Knew fossil fuels threatened the global climate 9.9% of scientists agree fossil fuels cause of climate change. Venice faces increased Floodinginfrastructure bill includes funds for pollinatorsMonarchs maybe edging away from extinction…
 
Host Garnett Ankle returns to live radio today after twenty months. His last recorded talk show was on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, after which he took some personal time away. Today's show is dedicated to the memory of a friend and colleague, Mikki Barnes, host of Mikki's Room which continues to air by other hosts at its usual time of 10PM Ea…
 
*Campaign Demands AT&T End Support for Extremist One America "News" Network; Evan Feeney, Campaign Director with the group Color Of Change; Producer: Scott Harris. *The Great Strike of 2021: Millions of US Workers Abandon the Job Market; Jack Rasmus, author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump;" Producer: Scott …
 
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 claimsBy 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;"…
 
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…
 
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