Coming from WPKN public radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Between the Lines provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.
Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, this weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
THIS WEEK: To Be Announced. A one-hour program featuring diverse perspectives on national and international issues. Alternative Radio challenges conventional views and is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting: "to serve as a forum for controversy and debate" and "provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard."
THIS WEEK: Change Is Not The Enemy, Fear Is (with M.J. Ryan). Change is stressful, often frightening. At a time when everything around you is changing, it’s essential to monitor how you respond to change, and to cultivate healthy ways of dealing with the fears that often arise, when the status quo dissolves before your eyes. M. J. Ryan has developed sound strategies that will help you understand your innate coping mechanisms, and learn to take a more conscious approach to life’s transitions, so you can create the positive outcomes you desire. M. J. Ryan is a contributing editor of Health and Good Housekeeping magazines. She was one of the creators of the bestselling Random acts acts of Kindness book series.
A griot is an African storyteller who shares and preserves the culture of his people by passing along the myths, wisdom and heritage to others. Our Global Griot program expands that task world wide, bringing the stories, music, poetry, culture and myths of the world’s cultures to you, Sundays at 9am.
Want to get your global groove on? You can do it on Passport, every Friday at 7pm. Join Leilani for your entry to the countries of the world through the fusion of modern & traditional sounds. Enjoy your world tour on Passport, destination Friday night.
Lose yourself in the Tunnel - a program dedicated to independent electronic music. You'll hear experimental, ambient, trip hop, drum & bass, and underground works by producers from around the world. Rob Emery and Maire alternate hosting duties Friday nights at 10pm. The Tunnel is open! Check our MySpace page.
Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini for two hours of good fun, ribald songs, and amusing oddities.
Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest! Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing!"