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D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus Discuss SBU’s Chimp Trial on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Legendary filmmakers, Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker will be Tom Needham’s guests this Thursday on WUSB's The Sounds of Film. They will be discussing their film, Unlocking the Cage, which follows animal-rights lawyer Steven M. Wise as he tries to convince the legal system to recognize chimpanzees as legal persons.

For more information, please visit http://www.longisland.com/news/06-01-17/da-pennebaker-chris-hegedus-disc...

Long Island’s Jimmy Webb on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Long Island’s Jimmy Webb will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guest this Thursday on WUSB's the Sounds of Film. He will be discussing his new autobiography, The Cake and the Rain.

For more information, please visit http://www.longisland.com/news/05-25-17/long-islands-jimmy-webb-on-tom-n...

Captain Phil's Planet celebrates Star Wars!

Thursday, May 25
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Join Captain Phil as he celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on Thursday, May 25, 2017 on his program, Captain Phil's Planet. He will have interviews with Roy Bjellquist, Thomas Palmeiri and Greg Hildebrandt. There will be plenty of cuts from the original soundtrack and renditions you have probably never heard before. If you are a Star Wars fan, you will not want to miss this program.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/441703212858399/?active_tab=about

WUSB Broadcasts 57th Annual Commencement on Friday, May 19

WUSB will be broadcasting the the 57th Annual Commencement on Friday, May 19, beginning at 11 AM.

Congratulations to all of the graduates and special shout out to the WUSB and media office graduates! We wish you all of the best in your future endeavors.

For more information about the commencement, please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/happenings/awards-and-honors/58th-annual-comme...

‘Cowspiracy,’ ‘Gasland’ and ‘The Corporation’ Directors on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film, 5/18 6 - 8 PM

The directors of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, Gasland and The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power will be Tom Needham’s special guests this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film. 

For more information, please visit http://www.longisland.com/news/05-17-17/cowspiracy-gasland-and-the-corpo...

Germany’s Maria Schrader Discusses Stefan Zweig on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, MAY 11,
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Acclaimed German actress/director, Maria Schrader, will be Tom Needham’s guest this Thursday on WUSB’s the Sounds of Film. She will be discussing her new film, Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe, which will be opening in New York at Lincoln Plaza on May 12th.

For more information, visit http://www.longisland.com/news/05-11-17/germanys-maria-schrader-discusse...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 on the Sounds of Film

John Tartaglia will be discussing his popular Netflix show for children, Julie’s Greenroom, on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film this Thursday on WUSB.

John Tartaglia is an American actor, singer, puppeteer, and comedian who is currently working on Julie's Greenroom. He got his start in television when he started working on Sesame Street at age 16 as a performer for many characters. He rose to fame on Broadway when he created and pupperteered the characters of Princeton and Rod in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, Avenue Q. John also appeared in his own Disney Channel Series, Johnny Sprites. He continues to work regularly on Broadway in shows like Shrek the Musical and Beauty and the Beast.  In addition, John Tartaglia is a member of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s Honorary Education Board

Thursday, April 27, on the Sounds of Film

Legendary music star, Harry Wayne “K.C.” Casey, will be discussing his successful career with KC and the Sunshine Band and the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Fever on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film this Thursday on WUSB.

On May 2nd, Paramount will be releasing John Badham’s Director’s Cut of Saturday Night Fever on DVD to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 70’s classic movie. The iconic film features John Travolta as a Brooklyn kid with no prospects who lives for dancing on Saturday nights.  The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack features classic hits by The Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, and KC and the Sunshine Band, and is one of the best-selling albums of all-time.