Live Culture


Live Culture is a monthly discussion around contemporary art and cultural events, which later become available as podcasts on Soundcloud, available HERE. Now in it’s the third year, Live Culture has presented a broad range of projects, venues and cultural initiative including conversations with artists, curators, gallerists, composers, writers, and musicians both locally nationally and internationally. The show airs the final Saturday of each month from 11-12 noon. Sign up for monthly announcements about the show HERE, or look for updates on the shows Facebook Page HERE. The logo image "Large and Small Thoughts" is courtesy of Joan Fitzsimmons. Martha Lewis is a visual artist, curator, educator and radio presenter who has ...

East End Ink


East End Ink is a monthly literary review based on Long Island’s east end. The program is recorded at Canio’s Books, 290 Main St in Sag Harbor and other venues on eastern Long Island. It airs on WPKN 89.5FM Bridgeport and on the 4th and occasionally 5th Wednesday 6:30 am and 8 pm. Programs are archived at Podcasts of earlier programs are at Photo by Kathryn Szoka, One Eye Open Photographic Studio - Canio’s Books - Canio’s Cultural Cafe - Tony Ernst produces East End Ink and Sustainable Long Island. Learn More Photo of Canio Pavone, reading at Canio’s Books by Kathryn Szoka, at One ...

Writer’s Voice


Writer’s Voice with Francesca Rheannon features in-depth conversations with writers of all genres. The program features interviews and readings, as well as reviews with authors such as Louise Erdrich, James Risen, Ursula K. LeGuin, Russell Banks, poet Richard Wilbur, and many more notable writers. Writer’s Voice is produced and hosted by Francesca Rheannon and has been on the air since 2004, with more than 500 shows produced, airing on stations across the United States. Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning media professional who thinks a better world is possible. She is host and producer of Writer’s Voice, a weekly radio show & podcast featuring in-depth conversations with ...

Band Central Radio


Rob Fried hosts the Band Central Radio (formerly Band Together Radio) show on WPKN, on the 4th Monday of the month, 12 Noon to 1 PM with talk, music, & interviews with special guests. Rob Fried is the Founder and Executive Director of Connecticut based music charity organization, Band Central with a mantra to show up, get down and do good. Learn more about his activities on his website. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

State of the Arts


State of the Arts with Richard Pheneger & Peggy Nelson takes a look at the arts: in fact, it’s the “State of the Arts” on WPKN. Peggy Nelson is a marketing and advertising professional and is Co-Host of State of the Arts at WPKN Independent Community Radio and Account manager at AT&T. She studied Theatre at the University of Findlay. Learn More Richard Pheneger is an independent entertainment professional specializing in theater, comedy and voice over. Learn More Listen on Soundcloud

Tidings from Hazel Kahan


Tidings from Hazel Kahan broadcasts on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. From its very humble beginnings and a tiny mp3 recorder in 2006, Tidings, now in its 13th year, brings you interviews, commentary and reflections from this country and from all over the world – from Australia to Zimbabwe, through Palestine, Israel, India, Pakistan, Europe, and Great Britain – on subjects that range from author interviews, tipping, begging, dark tourism, third places, third culture kids, money taboos, imagining dying, veganism, healthcare, passports, activism, the making of documentaries, olive oil, politics and, because this is WPKN, programs about music and musicians. Tidings Samples: Shireen Pasha on the ...

What A Story!


What A Story! with Ina Chadwick is a mostly spoken word program, integrating previous live recordings of themed short true tales, writings, poetry and plays from the event arm of MouseMuse Productions. Original readings from new plays, original songs, offbeat show music etc., interspersed into this one-hour eclectic lifestyle magazine show. It’s a new edition every month; which airs from 12-1 PM, on the last Saturday of the month. What a Story! is truly a Live Magazine. And the show has its own original song- “You’ve got to have a story/you have to entertain us after all.” Words and music by Duncan Christy, Chris Coogan on the keyboards with ...

What’s Happening New Haven


What’s Happening New Haven with Bonnie Lykes, and co-producer, Sean Bigler, covers the New Haven arts scene, and surrounding areas. We explore the monthly calendar of events, everything high to low brow, all across the general scene. Artists with upcoming event dates are spotlighted with Q & A interviews. This includes musicians of all genres, visual artists, dancers, writers, etc. To find out what’s happening in the New Haven area. Tune in 12 Noon – 1 PM, the 1st Monday of the month. Bonnie Lykes has previously hosted the Writer’s Voice, WIOX, 91.3-FM, Roxbury, New York. Also a published writer and musician, she is passionate to illuminate other creative ...

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