“Tell Me How Long Trane’s Been Gone” — Part 3 of a 5-hour audio documentary on the life, music and legacy of John Coltrane by producer Steve Rowland.
Monday, February 21, sometime between 1:00 and 4:00 PM.
We talk with Malinda Lo about her award-winning novel, Last Night At The Telegraph Club. It’s a YA historical novel about a Chinese American lesbian.
Then we talk with Syed Masood about his new novel, The Bad Muslim Discount. The novel is a poignant, funny and profoundly human novel about Muslim immigrants finding their way in modern America.
Monday, February 21 at 10:00 PM.
This week’s guest on First Voices Indigenous Radio hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse: (tentative) George Nuku, an artist of Scottish, German and Maori descent from Aotearoa and whose work has been displayed at institutions including the British Museum, National Museum of Scotland, Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taiwan. George’s works range from delicate pearl shell, bone and jade amulets to life-size plexiglass sculptures and multi-story high polystyrene depictions of Polynesian demigods and Maori culture heroes.
Tuesday, February 22 at 12:00 noon.
Interview with Erin Riley, editor of “Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South,” by the late New Haven artist Winfred Rembert.
Tuesday, February 22 sometime between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.
Guests this week:
8:00 PM Anne Sumi, ethereal Canadian songstress who’s playing the Common Ground series in Westchester next Saturday.
8:15 PM New singer-songwriter Emily Frembgen talking about her album “It’s Me or the Dog.”
8:30 PM Jazz/pop singer Sasha Dobson, part of Puss n Boots with Norah Jones and Catherine Popper, on her new album Girl Talk.
9:00 PM Bridgeport native Calvin Hill talks about growing up in the Park City. He is a virtuoso jazz bassist who played with McCoy Tyner and Pharoah Sanders. Celebrating Black History Month with WPKN.
9:30 PM Jazz singer Kat Edmonson (pre-recorded).
10:00 PM Hoo with Jackie Oates and Nick Horton (pre-recorded).
Tuesday evening, February 22.
Harry has invited three brilliant African American women to commandeer his program. They’ll say what they want and they’ll choose the music. Dr. Joy Cox is the author of “Fat Girls in Black Bodies” and the host of the podcast “Fresh Out the Cocoon.” Saucye West is a plus model, fat fashion influencer, and fat activist. Her #fightforinclusivity campaign challenges the plus industry to make clothing beyond 4X. Tigress Osborn is the Board Chair of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA). She has energized NAAFA toward greater inclusivity and activism. Harry will act as the facilitator for this good-time discussion on opposing anti-fat bigotry.
Wednesday, February 23 at 4:00 PM.
Features the annual read-in of Afro-American writers presented by Canios Cultural Cafe, Sag Harbor’s John Jermaine Library and the Eastville Historical Society.
Wednesday, February 23 at 7:30 PM and archived.
THE BIG SHOT
A short play by Jim Gordon
At two AM on bitter cold February morning, a Black man, on his way home from work finds a well-dressed, ailing older white man sitting on bench outside his family’s apartment in a mostly Black neighborhood. The older man rebuffs medical help. He has come to this bench to die.
A Dramatic Monologue of Mistaken Identity in the Segregated South
When a little white girl is seen in Colored Town in the small Southern town where Lillian E. Smith grew up in the early 1900s, the concerned townsfolk pluck her out from the wrong environment and deliver her to a more appropriate household; Lillian Smith’s boisterous, and loving liberal, kind family. The little girl, Janie, takes to her new surroundings with some confusion, yet happily turning to Lillian’s sister-like affection.
Writer/Actress Susan Jacobson crafted a monologue from Lillian Smith’s memoir. Smith wrote gently yet decisively of her privileged life in the late 1800s through the 1920s. Smith’s outspoken advocacy in support of the civil rights struggle made her a target for segregationists. In the winter of 1955, two young white boys burned down her house, destroying her correspondence, manuscripts, and works in progress.
Saturday, February 26 at 12 NOON.