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Karl Polyani on WUSB - Monday, Jan 25, 6:00 AM

Can free-markets properly organize society? This writer says no. This writer also states that self-regulating markets are a Utopian fantasy. This man, by the way, is Karl Polanyi (and, as I discover during the show, the 'y' is silent). Polanyi's critique of free-market fundamentalism can provide some powerful insights into why free-markets are essentially flawed, and why our concept of 'freedom' needs to be re-evaluated. 


Tune in this Monday morning from 6-7am to hear my discussion with Professor Fred Block, author of "The Power of Market Fundamentalism - Karl Polanyi's Critique."

Liberty Devitto and Julian Schlossberg on Sounds of Film

Longtime Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB's the Sounds of Film. Also joining the program will be producer Julian Schlussberg, who will be talking about PBS' Mike Nichols: American Masters.
 

For more information, please visit http://www.longisland.com/news/01-21-16/billy-joel-drummer-liberty-devit...

Tonight on Bustin' Out Blue

Special guest phoners all night long, Members of the Route 111, Tom and Paul will be talking about Memphis.

John Ginty's new CD No Filter demands to be played and I'm happy he's calling in to talk with me.

Johnny Mac also is sharing some new music and his plans for the IBC trip to the The River City.

Tune in tonight on Wusb.fm. 10PM.

David Bowie Tribute

Tune in on Thursday, January 14th at 3:00 pm ET for the start of a 21 hour marathon tribute to the late David Bowie. Bowie was a musical pioneer, and a true inspiration to many staff members at WUSB. Please join us as we pay tribute to this legend. That’s Thursday, 1/14 at 3:00 pm through Friday, 1/15 at 12 noon ET at 90.1 FM and online at www.wusb.fm.

David Bowie Radio includes:
3:00pm to 5:00pm Capt. Phil Merkel
5:00pm to 6:00pm Tom Needham - Sounds Of Film
6:00pm to 9:00pm Roger "Capt. Rockit"
9:00pm to 12:00pm Chris LaPorta and Bob Duffy
12:01am to 3:00am Denis McNamara - former Program Director at WLIR
3:00am to 4:00am Bob Buchmann - former Program Director at WBAB
4:00am to 6:00am Marc Greene - Bowie after 9/11
6:00am to 8:00am Mr. Edison - No Apologies Sendoff
8:00am to 10:00am Mark Klein - A Friday Morning Bowie Blues Warehouse
10:00am to 12:00pm John Tabacco - Clam Radioeulogy

SLIDE INTO 2016 ON THE BAYOU

Join your Host Chris on Thursday, January 7th from 8:00 to 10:00PM as we “Slide into the New Year” when he Welcomes Kerry Kearney, Mark Newman and Johnny Mac LIVE on The Bayou to salute the 2016 “Gathering of the Slides” on WUSB 90.1 FM.  “Laissez les bon temps rouler”

Hip-hop Legend Kurtis Blow Raps with Tom Needham on the Sounds of Film Radio Show

WHEN: January 7, 2016
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on The Sounds of Film Show on WUSB 90.1 FM. They will be discussing his upcoming induction into the Hip Hop Hall of Fame in April. Kurtis Blow is well known for his classic songs "Christmas Rappin'," "The Breaks," "Basketball," and "If I Ruled the World." He was the first commercially successful rapper who was signed to a major record deal. Throughout his career, he released 15 albums. He also starred in the popular film, Krush Groove, with RUN-D.M.C. Shelia E., and the Fat Boys. In 2014, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.

Interview with New Horizons Team Member Carey M. Lisse

WHEN: December 29, 2015
TIME: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Captain Phil Interviewed Carey M Lisse at the Shore Leave 37 Star Trek Convention in Hunt Valley Maryland. Phil and Dr. Lisse discussed the impact of seeing the surface of a world that no other human being has ever seen until July 2015. Tune in to hear how the team overcame a computer problem at the very start of the Pluto encounter, what this mission means for humanity and whether or not Brian May is a real life Buckaroo Banzai!

Diane Ravitch and Albie Sachs on Sounds of Film

DATE: Thursday, December 10, 2015
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Diane Ravitch, Albie Sachs and director Abby Ginzberg will be joining Tom Needham on the Sounds of Film program.

Diane Ravitch is a nationally-known historian of education, an educational policy analyst, a New York University research professor and was the former assistant Secretary of Education under President George H. W. Bush.

Albie Sachs is a South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Constitutional Judge and write. He will be joined by director Abby Ginzberg to discuss their Peabody winning-documentary Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa.

For more information, please visit https://www.longislandexchange.com/press-releases/public-education-advoc...

WUSB Local Music Marathon (Fall 2015 Edition)

DATE: Sunday, December 6.
START: 9:00 AM
END: 11:59 PM

Massive showcase of Long Island's best local music. Lineup:

Updated marathon lineup:
nine: Live music curated by Charlie Backfish, host of Sunday Street, featuring: Caroline Doctorow, Bob Westcott, Amy Tuttle and "Angels In Overdrive", James O'Malley Music, Russ Seeger Music, Bryan Gallo, Chris J. Connolly, Butchers Blind, and Kerry Kearney.
noon: Felix
one: This Loch Ness Monster
one forty-five to four: break for the Seawolves Women's Basketball game against Syracuse
four: Remy Lexington
five: Black Tie Brass
six: The American Working Class
seven: Electric Caves
eight: Bear Success
nine: The Scofflaws
ten: SWIM

We're super excited for this showcase of various musical monsters. Hope you and your pals tune in.