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Activist Cindy Sheehan and Woodstock’s Melanie on Tom Needham’s Sounds of Film

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan and folk singer Melanie are Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’

Cindy Sheehan is a well-known activist, author and podcaster. She became nationally recognized when her son was killed during the Iraq War, and she decided to set up a makeshift camp outside of President George W. Bush’s ranch to protest the war.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee Melanie is originally from Astoria, Queens. She is best known for her hits “Brand New Key,” “Beautiful People,” and “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain).” In 1969, she performed at the historic Woodstock Festival.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/01-21-19/activist-cindy-sheehan-and-wood...

Airs Thursday, January 24, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Oscar Shortlisted Scores for Quiet Place, Vice, Black Panther, First Man and More on Tom Needham’s Sounds of Film

Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’ will feature all of the scores recently announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscar Shortlist this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB. This exclusive 2-hour special will be the area’s only radio show featuring all of the film scores by Carter Burwell, Justin Hurwitz, Alexandre Desplat, and the other recognized composers.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/01-16-19/oscar-shortlisted-scores-for-qu...

Airs Thursday, January 17, 6-8 PM.

John L. Turner on Green Inside and Out Radio - Friday, January 18

The Green Inside & Out Radio Show, with Beth Fiteni celebrates its 50th show on Friday, January 18, with an interview of John L. Turner.

John L. Turner currently works part-time in the Division of Land Management of the Town of Brookhaven involved in the Town’s open space and farmland protection program. He also serves on a part-time basis as a Conservation Policy Advocate for the Seatuck Environmental Association working on a variety of wildlife and water quality issues. He formerly served as Director of the Division of Environmental Protection, in the Town of Brookhaven’s Planning Department, a position he held from December 2003 to December 2010. In this position he had administrative oversight of the town’s open space acquisition program, the Town’s Wetland Permitting Program, its compliance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act, as well as other environmental protection activities.

The show airs Friday, January 18 at 6:00 PM.

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Long Island’s John J. Budion Talks ‘Rockaway’ Starring Keidrich Sellati on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film


John J. Budion, the director of ‘Rockaway,’ is Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday at 6:00 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’

‘Rockaway’ is a coming-of-age story about brothers and friends growing up in East Rockaway. The film recently won Best Feature and Best Director Award at the Long Beach International Film Festival. The film is inspired by true events taking place in 1994 when two brothers plotted revenge against their abusive father. ‘Rockaway’ emphasizes the theme of friendship. It shows young boys getting into mischief and supporting each other during tough times.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/01-09-19/long-islands-john-j-budion-talk...

Airs Thursday, January 10, 6-8 PM.

Glenn Gamboa (Pop Music Writer, Newsday) Live on WUSB this Friday, 1/11/2019.

Fermented Radio kicks off the 2019 Season with an extra special program this Friday, January 11, from 10am to Noon. Glenn Gamboa will be joining Denis McNamara and Marc Greene in the WUSB Studio for the entire program. Glenn will survey his choices for the Best Music of 2018 as well as many other Entertainment Stories from 2018.

Glenn Gamboa is chief pop music writer at Newsday, where he writes reviews, interviews and trend stories. Glenn has interviewed everyone from Paul McCartney to Beyonce to Taking Back Sunday. Glenn spearheaded a six-day series on the impact of hip-hop on America, which became a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Glenn is also a veteran business reporter, with national awards for his coverage of technology and health care. Glenn's freelance work has also appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and in Alternative Press and Scene (Cleveland). Glen's syndicated work has been published in The L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News and dozens of other newspapers.

Don't miss this exceptionally rare opportunity to spend two hours with 2 Musical Legends: Denis McNamara and Glenn Gamboa. We are certain you will be glad you did.

Sunday Street Series: James Maddock

Sunday, January 20, 3 P.M.
In The Gillespie Room at The Long Island Museum
 
Right on the heels of his acclaimed 2017 release, Insanity vs. Humanity, James
Maddock returns to the Sunday Street Series to play a duo show bringing with him new
songs from his 2018 album, If It Ain't Fixed, Don't Break It. Acclaimed keyboard player
Ben Stivers is slated to accompany Maddock.
 
British born James Maddock was the leader of the band Wood  whose song "Stay You"
was heard on Dawson's Creek. After an extended break from recording, Maddock
moved to New York City and released the exquisite album, Sunrise On Avenue C, 
winning the NY Music Award for Best Americana Album. Maddock followed with Wake
Up and Dream, Another Life and in 2015 The Green.
 
According to Vin Scelsa, "Maddock's talent has a timeless quality he shares with the
great songwriters. His music touches the soul."  His live performances show Maddock to

be one of the most engaging and exciting artists on the acoustic music scene. He will be
playing this show in a duo setting. ( www.jamesmaddock.net )
  
Advance sale tickets at $25 at  www.sundaystreet.org  through January 18th with
remaining tickets at the door, if available, for $30.

Filmmaker Astra Taylor Asks ‘What is Democracy?’ on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

‘What is Democracy?’ director, Astra Taylor, will be Tom Needham’s first guest of the year this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ She will be speaking on the show prior to her appearance at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre screening and reception sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant and the National Endowment of the Arts this Thursday, January 3rd at 7:30 pm.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/12-31-18/filmmaker-astra-taylor-asks-wha...

Airs Thursday, January 3, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

WUSB Sunday Street Series Presents: The Kennedys 

Sunday, January 6th at 3 P.M.

In The Gillespie Room at The Long Island Museum
 
Pete and Maura Kennedy return to begin the New Year in WUSB’s The Sunday Street Series.  
 
The Kennedys began their performing career as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra and have continued that relationship to working with Griffith on her most recent album.  As a duo, The Kennedys have released eleven studio albums along with several solo albums by both Maura and Pete.

Pete Kennedy has just published Tone, Twang & Taste, a memoir of his years as a sought-after guitarist.
 
Expect songs from a new Kennedys’ album, SAFE UNTIL TOMORROW, as well as songs from recent individual solo albums: Maura’s VILLANELLEand Pete’s HEART OF GOTHAM,  along with new songs as well as favorites from their extensive catalogue.  (www.kennedysmusic.com)
 
Advance sale tickets are $25 at  www.sundaystreet.org  through Friday, January 4th with tickets at the door for $30 (cash only)