Director Cyrus Neshvad Talks RED SUITCASE on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Cyrus Neshvad, whose RED SUITCASE has been shortlisted for the 95th Academy® Awards, up next on Tom Needham' SOUNDS OF FILM

Director Cyrus Neshvad’s THE RED SUITCASE is a heartbreaking story of a 16-year-old Iranian girl who is visibly terrified after picking up her red suitcase at the airport. She is seen to be lost in thought and taking her time to leave the departure lounge. What awaits her on the other side of the automatic doors is even more daunting than we thought. THE RED SUITCASE is shortlisted for the 95th Academy® Awards after qualifying by winning the Oscar®-qualifying award at the Tirana International Film Festival.


Airs Thursday, January 26, 6-8 PM.

Winter Reggae Marathon 2023

The dates for the 31st Annual 3 Day Winter Reggae Marathon, celebrating Bob Marley's birthday and Black History Month, will kick off at 12:01 AM on Friday, February 4th, following the end of “No Sound Test” and end on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 PM.

David Arquette Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

ON SACRED GROUND is based on the true events during the 2016 construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that runs through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The film follows DANIEL (William Mapother), a journalist and military veteran, and ELLIOT (David Arquette), an oil company executive, who find themselves on opposite sides of the fight during the construction of the contentious pipeline. As the story unfolds, the two characters go down separate paths during one of the most heated protests and confrontations with Native American tribes in modern US history.


Airs Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Joe Jencks and Rod MacDonald, Sunday, February 19th 3 P.M. in the Sunday Street Series


Come see Joe Jencks and Rod McDonald on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 PM, live at The Long Island Museum, Route 25A, Stony Brook

In February, 2019, Joe and Rod played a memorable concert for us in WUSB's Sunday Street Series in the Gillespie Room at The Long Island Museum. We are pleased to welcome them back.

Joe Jencks is a 22-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in the Chicago area. He is known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove, and grit. Co-founder of the harmony trio Brother Sun, Jencks has penned several #1 Folksongs including the ever-relevant Lady of The Harbor. His 2022 release, ’ The Coming of the Years’ has become a favorite of critics.                     

Rod MacDonald began singing professionally in New York City, where he became a headliner in Greenwich Village clubs in the 1980s and recorded 21 songs now in the Smithsonian Folkways collection. He has 13 solo CDs, with 2014’s “Later That Night” making the top ten on national independent music charts, and three CDs with Big Brass Bed, which New Times named “Best Folk Band” in 2016. He is also Music Americana instructor with Osher Lifelong Learning at Florida Atlantic University. Rod has been a regular in our annual Bob Dylan birthday

Tickets are $ 25.00 advance sale until February 17th at

Tickets at the door (cash only) are $ 30

These concerts are a collaboration of WUSB’s Sunday Street Series, The Long Island Museum, and The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council.

Roger Street Friedman on a Special Edition of Fermented Radio, January 15 at 8:00 PM.

Sunday, January 15 at 8:00 PM, please tune in for an extra special edition of Fermented Radio.

Long Island native and bastard child of Laurel Canyon, Roger Street Friedman, joins us to discuss his brand new recording Love Hope Trust, a collaboration with the producing team of Larry Campbell and Justin Guip.

Roger and Larry play along with Jason Crosby, Gil Goldstein, Theresa Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, Jim Toscano and Matthew Schneider. Love Hope Trust is a wonderful collection of relevant songwriting with a stylistically diverse range of melodic content.

This conversation includes Roger describing his working relationship with Larry and Justin, the songwriting cycle, finding inspiration and being a husband and father. 

We hope you'll tune in and catch the buzz from Fermented Radio on January 15 at 8:00 PM or listen to the segment online on demand.