About This Program

Join us on November 3 from 8 PM to 11 PM for WPKN’s Alternative Election Coverage hosted by Scott Harris, Richard Hill and the Public Affairs team. While the main-stream media counts and prognosticates, we’ll be having in-depth discussions on a full range of issues from racism, labor, voter suppression, health care policy, and post-election movement building with a roster of guests from around the country including Ralph Nader, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, Daniel Ellsberg, labor economist Michael Zweig, economist Dr. Jack Rasmus and many more.

We’ll also hear reports about turn-out, lines or problems at polling sites around Westchester County, on Long Island and in southern Connecticut.
We suggest you mute the volume on your favorite cable news station and pump up WPKN so you can keep your eye on the horse race while you focus on the real issues we will face in the coming months.

WPKN’s Alternative Election Night Guest Roster:

Plus special reports from our reporters at polling sites on Long Island, in Westchester Counter and Connecticut.

Richard Hill
Richard Hill
WPKN Board of Directors Public Affairs Director
My life is divided between directing the band, Mikata, doing radio at WPKN, teaching music and dance (Swing and Salsa), and teaching and hosting youth radio programming.
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Scott Harris
Scott Harris
Scott came to WPKN 89.5 FM Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1973, hosting a weekly blues music program that through the years featured an increasing number of public affairs interview segments. That show became Counterpoint in 1987. It continues to air every Monday evening from 8 – 10 PM, ET.
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Joseph Celli
Joseph Celli
Joseph Celli is an American musician and composer specializing in contemporary and improvised music for oboe and English horn. In addition, he plays the Yamaha WX7 MIDI breath controller, as well as double reed instruments from several Asian cultures.
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Hazel Kahan
Hazel Kahan
WPKN Board of Directors News Director
I live in the woods of the North Fork of Long Island where I find the leaves for my leafages, write my memoir and interview people from all over the world for “Tidings from Hazel Kahan” and also for “North Fork Works,” a decidedly local new show in which my neighbors talk about the multiple things they do and how they feel about our beautiful neck of the woods.
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Tony Ernst
Tony Ernst
Tony Ernst produces East End Ink and Sustainable East End.
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Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
Produces and Hosts a TV program on White Plains Community Media called Westchester Culture. Produces and hosts a monthly radio program on WPKN radio called Second Saturday Magazine.

Board member and managing producer Ripple Effect Artists. Trustee, Mount Pleasant, NY School Board. Trustee SWBOCES, Rye Brook. Full-time teacher.

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Francesca Rheannon
Francesca Rheannon
Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning media professional who thinks a better world is possible. She is host and producer of Writers Voice, a weekly radio show & podcast featuring in-depth conversations with writers of all genres, airing on stations nationally since 2004. Francesca also co-produces Sustainable East End, a monthly radio program on food, farming, transportation, water and other sustainability issues on the East End of Long Island for WPKN 89.5 FM radio, out of Bridgeport, CT and is a member of the East End News Team reporting for WPKN.
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Michael Dunham
Michael Dunham
Michael Dunham hosts Real Music, Real Talk.
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Cheryl A. Palmer
Cheryl A. Palmer
Cheryl A. Palmer is an Artist, Advocate, Radio Personality, Innovator, and U.S. Navy Veteran. In September of 2011, Cheryl became a volunteer and a new member of the WPKN/89.5 FM radio family of the culturally diverse which includes music enthusiasts, musicians, entrepreneurs, and artists.
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Melinda Tuhus
Melinda Tuhus
Melinda Tuhus is an independent journalist with 25 years’ experience in print and radio, including In These Times, The New York Times, Free Speech Radio News, public radio outlets, and four years’ experience reporting for on-line publications, including Women’s e-News, and the New Haven Independent. She has been a producer for Between the Lines for the past several years, as well as her own monthly show on WPKN, The Forest & the Trees: Global and Local Perspectives on the Environment.
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Luis Luna
Luis Luna
Luis Luna was born in Quito, Ecuador. He moved to CT at the age of 13 and grew up undocumented.

He navigates this world guided by his values and in constant search for discovery and curiosity. He produces two radio programs one is Melting the ICE which airs at WKCR 89.9fm in New York City and Resilience Behind the Walls which airs at WPKN. For over eight years Luis has hosted his own monthly program called Módulo Lunar // The Lunar Module on WPKN.

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