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Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment 11-23-2020

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon We spend the hour talking with Elisa Gabbert about her terrific collection of essays, “The Unreality of Memory.” It’s a contemplation of life in the pre-apocalypse, with profound and ...

By |November 23rd, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 11-23-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Caroline Fredrickson is the former President of the American Constitution Society, Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law School and Senior ...

By |November 23rd, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 11-16-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Paul Street, an independent progressive policy researcher, award-winning journalist and historian. Street, author of the recently published book, “Hollow Resistance: Obama, ...

By |November 16th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment 11-09-2020

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon We talk with translator Stephen Snyder about his translation of Yoko Ozawa’s acclaimed novel “The Memory Police.” It’s an allegory for our age. Then we hear from Marian Lindberg ...

By |November 9th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 11-09-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Vijay Prashad, executive-director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, is an Indian historian and journalist who is the author of thirty ...

By |November 9th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 11-02-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Sylvia Albert, Director of the Voting and Elections program at Common Cause discusses the work she and a national coalition of ...

By |November 2nd, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 10-26-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Ben Clements, Board Chair of Free Speech For People and attorney, discusses the lawsuit his group has filed on behalf of ...

By |October 26th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 10-19-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Lisa Graves, founder, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief at True North Research, talks about her recent article, “Dark Money for Supreme Court ...

By |October 19th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 10-12-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Steven Gardiner, Assistant Research Director with Political Research Associates talks about the recently uncovered militia plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen ...

By |October 12th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment 10-05-2020

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher Kevin Gallagher’s guest Ryland Engelhart Executive Director Kiss the Ground. Monday, October 5 at 5:00 PM. Writer’s Voice: with Francesca Rheannon Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon ...

By |October 5th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 10-05-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Adele Stan, Director of People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch project, talks about Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn White ...

By |October 5th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 09-28-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Arisha Hatch, Vice President of Color Of Change talks about her group’s response to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision not ...

By |September 28th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 09-21-2020

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher Kevin Gallagher’s guest is Jon Stokes of the web site Theprepared.com who will be talking about emergency preparedness and prepping checklists for everyone. The Prepared is a ...

By |September 21st, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 09-14-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge discusses the organizing and preparations now being made partner group Indivisible and more ...

By |September 14th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 08-31-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Amanda Marcotte is a politics writer for Salon who covers American politics, feminism and culture. Her new book is titled, “Troll ...

By |August 31st, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 08-24-2020

Counterpoint with guest host Ebong Eudoma Monday, August 24 at 8:00 PM and in the WPKN archive. Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon We talk with Max Elbaum about the debate over whether the Left should ...

By |August 24th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment 08-24-2020

Digging in the Dirt with Kevin Gallagher Special guest Jennifer Jewell is a gardener, garden writer, and gardening educator and advocate. Since 2016, she has written and hosted the national award-winning, weekly public radio ...

By |August 24th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment 08-17-2020

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon Is the 2020 Presidential election being rigged, like Donald Trump claims? Yes, says investigative reporter Greg Palast — it’s being rigged by Trump himself, in collusion with the GOP. ...

By |August 17th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs 08-17-2020

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Sarah Kendzior author of, “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America,” and co-host of Gaslit ...

By |August 17th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action and the Peace Action Education Fund, talks about the recent effort in Congress to transfer ...

By |August 10th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon Shaun King tells us about his life as a Black Lives Matter activist, what he’s learned about making change happen and how you can make change happen too. His ...

By |August 10th, 2020|

WPKN’s Favorite Tracks of the Week – 6/28/20

Bad Moves: Local Radio – Untenable (Don Giovanni, 2020) Bettye Lavette: Strange Fruit – Blackbirds (Verve, 2020) Rudresh Mahanthappa: The Windup – Hero Trio (Whirlwind, 2020) Jon Hassell: Fearless – Seeing Through Sound (Pentimento ...

By |June 28th, 2020|

WPKNs Favorite Tracks of the Week – 5/25/20

Arlo Parks: Black Dog – single (Transgressive, 2020) Martha Wainwright: Wolves (feat. Rufus Wainwright) – single (Cooking Vinyl, 2020) Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads: Boom Flick (The Naked Truth) – Boom Flick (The Naked Truth) EP (Mystic Bowie, ...

By |May 25th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon We spend most of the hour with Scott Turow, talking not only about the fictional case in "The Last Trial," but also about some very real cases going on ...

By |May 25th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Dr. James G. Kahn, emeritus professor at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, at the Department of Epidemiology ...

By |May 25th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs

Counterpoint with Scott Harris This week’s guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Marge Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program with People For the American Way assesses the testimony of Rick Bright, ...

By |May 18th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon The 2020 presidential election is looming on the horizon. Many fear the outcome will be hotly disputed. And the U.S. Constitution probably won’t help us out of the mess. ...

By |May 18th, 2020|

WPKNs Favorite Tracks of the Week – 5/17/20

Lucy Dacus: In The Air Tonight – 2019 (Matador, 2019) Butch Walker: Gridlock – American Love Story (Ruby Red, 2020) HoodCelebrityy: Run Di Road – single (Female Shotta, 2020) Ashley McBryde: Never Will – Never Will (Warner Music ...

By |May 17th, 2020|

Play My Tribute

‘MY TRIBUTE’ How to record & send your personal ‘My Tribute’ message about what and/or why you like WPKN (please keep your message between 1-2 minutes), then send it to “mytribute@wpkn.org” for broadcast on the air. ...

By |May 17th, 2020|

WPKN May 2020 News from Our GM

Note from the WPKN General Manager We are a community, non-profit radio station, dedicated to providing you with music and other entertainment, public affairs, news and some companionship during this time of disruption. ...

By |May 7th, 2020|

Music, Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Writer's Voice with Francesca Rheannon: We’re all used to narrative that’s told with words. But what about narrative that’s told through art? Book art? We talk with book artist Barry McCallion about book art ...

By |April 6th, 2020|

News and Public Affairs

This week's guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris: Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div, Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and author of the book, "The Dangerous ...

By |April 6th, 2020|