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Richard Strauss and the Vienna Philharmonic

From WUSB and Stony Brook University alumnus Conor Rooney, who is now working with the marketing firm for the Vienna Philharmonic

No composer has had a closer relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic than Richard Strauss. Working together for more than half a century, Strauss premiered most of his new compositions with the orchestra, including Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche and his opera Ariadne auf Naxos.

His birthday will be celebrated on June 11th, 2021. Below is a video of the Vienna Philharmonic performing Vorspiel und Rosenüberreichung aus Rosenkavalier-Suite.

Alex Lahey, Bret Weinstein & Eric Avery on THE SOUNDS OF FILM


Singer/Songwriter Alex Lahey, Evolutionary Biologist Bret Weinstein, and Composer Eric Avery join Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/alex-lahey-bret-weinstein-eric-aver...

John Hall Interview on the next Jim Dexter Show WUSB 90.1fm


John Hall (also of the band Orleans!) will be interviewed by Captain Phil on the next Jim Dexter show, airing Tuesday, June 8 from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

“Reclaiming My Time” is John Hall’s sixth solo record, in addition to the 18 albums he recorded with his band Orleans. The title is a phrase used in Congress (where Hall spent 4 years) after being interrupted. It’s also an allusion to the music he might have written and played during ten years in elective office.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1705084716349563



Washington Post Columnist, Josh Rogin, Talks CHAOS UNDER HEAVEN on Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Josh Rogin is a columnist for the Global Opinions section of the Washington Post and a political analyst with CNN. He recently appeared on THE JOE ROGAN EXPERIENCE.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/washington-post-s-josh-rogin-next-s...

Airs Thursday, June 3, 6-8 PM.

Glenn Greenwald Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Glenn Greenwald, Joins Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Glenn Greenwald is a lawyer, journalist, author and media personality. An exclusive first excerpt of Glenn Greenwald's new book, Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil, appears in the April 19/26 edition of The Nation magazine—out now.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/glenn-greenwald-next-tom-needham-s-...

Airs Thursday, 6-8 PM.

RED HEAVEN Director Talks Mars Simulation on THE SOUNDS OF FILM


RED HEAVEN Director Katherine Gorringe Joins Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

A very timely film, RED HEAVEN explores what humans need to be happy, healthy, and sane. A crew of six non-astronauts from all over the world, chosen for their ability to survive isolation, embark on a one year mission in the Mars simulation station in a 1000 square foot dome on the red, rocky slope of a Hawaiian volcano in order to provide much-needed research for the future of space exploration. Survive, experiment, exercise, collect data, file surveys… repeat. How does their mood and mental health change over time in this prescient exploration of self-imposed quarantine?

RED HEAVEN screens at the Port Jefferson Documentary Film on Monday, May 24, 2021 (Raindate: Next Day). “Doors” open at 7:30PM and the movie starts at sundown Harborfront Park off of E. Broadway Port Jefferson, New York, 11777.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210520/1057540/red...

Airs Thursday, May 20, 6-8 PM.

Candice Night lands on Captain Phil's Planet WUSB 90.1 fm


Join Captain Phil as he welcomes Candice Night as the Queen of Captain Phil's Planet! (Richie is the King...no worries) We will talk about the new Blackmore's Night Album, how to pronounce the name of the town Hauppauge and more!

Then welcome Michael Shilling from Shore Leave as he brings us up to speed on this year's Shore Leave convention, which is happening virtually.

All this and the best music on any planet, only on WUSB 90.1fm Stony Brook

Airs Thursday, May 20, 3-5 PM.

India’s Rajat Kapoor & Mallika Sherawat Up Next on SOUNDS OF FILM


Rajat Kapoor, the “Godfather" of Indian independent film, and Bollywood legend, Mallika Sherawat, are Tom Needham’s Special Guests on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210513/1052700/ind...

Airs Thursday, May 13, 6-8 PM.



Director Oliver Murray and Editor Paul Trewartha Talk RONNIE’S: THE LIFE OF RONNIE SCOTT AND HIS WORLD FAMOUS JAZZ CLUB on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

RONNIE’S is a chronicle of the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, from poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London to the owner of the legendary night club, Ronnie’s.

The film is screening at the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series on Monday, May 10, 2021 (Raindate: Next Day). “Doors” open at 6:45. A Jazz Concert begins at 7:15pm and the movie starts at sundown in Harborfront Park off of E. Broadway Port Jefferson, New York, 11777. For more information, go to https://portjeffdocumentaryser...

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210506/1048995/ron...

Airs Thursday, May 6, 6-8 PM.

Deborah Grabien and Lauren Murphy join Fermented Radio on May 3 - 12:00am to 3:00am


On the next overnite edition of Fermented Radio, jump on the bus and travel from the Gulfcoast of Fairhope Alabama to the San Francisco Bay with host Marc Greene.

Listen to WUSB on Monday May 3 at 12:00AM for interviews and music from The Sound Field's Deborah Grabien discussing This Moment Of The Storm, and Lauren Murphy on her brand new recording Psychedelics. Wisdom, knowledge and time comprise the individual stories of songwriters Deborah Grabien and Lauren Murphy.

Learn how these two kindred spirits have overcome adversity in their own ways to bring forth exciting new recordings alone and together.