Sunday, September 06, 2009

WPKN This Week: starting September 14, 2009

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Below are some of the highlights on WPKN's schedule this week. 

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Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Wednesday September 16 at 5:00 and 6:00 PM.
SOMETIMES CLASSICAL, with host Richard Epstein, has moved to its new time slot, 4-7 PM on alternate Wednesdays. You can expect to hear some changes, including more interviews. This week, listen in as Richard talks with world-class pianist Frederick Chiu at 5:00 PM, and composer Paul Alan Levi at 6:00 PM.  

Thursday, September 17 at 10:30 AM. 
Binnie Klein welcomes author and New School journalism professor Susan Shapiro to talk about her debut comic novel Speed Shrinking.

Friday, September 18 at 3:00 PM. 
RADIO BASE CAMP interviews Richie Unterberger, an author of numerous rock history books including his latest: White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day. Unterberger, based in San Francisco also has written, Unknown Legends of Rock 'n Roll. He's a contributor to the All Music Guide and Mojo Magazine and has written hundreds of liner notes for CD reissues.

Public Affairs

Monday, September 14 at 8:00 PM
This week's guests on Counterpoint, hosted by Scott Harris:
1) Katie Robbins, assistant national coordinator for Health Care-Now! talks about her group's strategy for winning the best health care reform legislation possible in the current confused political environment in Washington and around the nation.
2) Norman Solomon, columnist and author of the book, War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us to Death, talks about his recent trip to Afghanistan and President Obama's policy of escalating the U.S. war there.
3) Manny Badillo, a 9/11 family member and activist with the group New York City Coalition for Accountability Now (NYC CAN) talks about his group's effort to place a referendum question before New York City voters this November that would establish a local, independent commission with subpoena power which would be tasked with comprehensively re-investigating the 9/11 attacks.
4) Lorelei Kelly, Director, National Security Program, American Progressive Caucus Policy Foundation assesses the progress of the Obama administration in working toward their stated goal of reducing the number of nuclear weapons - and establishing a new post-cold war foreign policy.
There's also an archive of Counterpoint programs.