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Natural Alternative Series


The long running Natural Alternatives Series at WUSB, airing at 6PM every Friday, is proud to welcome new guest host John Scardina. John is a long time educator and psychologist deeply steeped in Native American traditions and connections. John’s premier show will air on August 20. Tune in as he celebrates not only his birthday, but our understanding and connection to the Earth. John delves into what “natural alternatives” actually means at its core, and continues on with a rousing discussion which ranges from Walt Whitman to William James, segueing to John Muir, Sierra Club founder, all the way to Paul Tillich and Gary Snyder.

This far-ranging discussion will pull the pieces together about our human connection to nature, revolving around the Alan Watts quote “We are nature”. He will also share some original music and play his meditation bell and recorder to set the tone.

Join us in the sacred space he creates on August 20, at 6PM.

Directors Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein Talk THE MEANING OF HITLER on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

THE MEANING OF HITLER, a fascinating consideration of the lasting influence of Hitler in the 21st century that couldn’t be more timely. The film will open on Friday, August 13 in select theaters (including the IFC Center in NYC and the Laemmle Royal and Town Center in LA) and on demand/digitally.

The latest documentary from Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein (Gunner Palace, Karl Marx City) is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the backdrop of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of antisemitism and the weaponization of history itself.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210812/1136541/dir...

Captain Phil Interviews Craig Safan, Sacha Puttnam and Lord David Puttnan on WUSB Radio 90.1fm


Captain Phil welcomes composer Craig Safan (https://craigsafan.com/) to discuss his new album “L . A . Ex”, Craig's love letter to Los Angeles, in the 3 pm hour then, in the 4 pm hour he welcomes Sacha Puttnam (https://www.mayamusic.co.uk/sacha-puttnam) and his father Lord David Puttnam (https://www.davidputtnam.com/) to talk about Sacha's new album, "Spirit of Cinema"

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2983171575262598/?ti=ls

Airs Thursday, August 12, 3-5 PM.

Author Derrick Jensen & 6:45 Director on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM


Author/Activist Derrick Jensen and 6:45 Director Craig Singer Join Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

“Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It,” co-authored by Max Wilbert, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen, examines the problems with mainstream responses to the climate crisis, and proposes a whole different set of solutions anchored in defending and restoring the natural world.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210805/1106572/aut...

Airs Thursday, August 5, 6-8 PM.

Lorelei’s Jena Malone Talks DONNIE DARKO, HUNGER GAMES, & CONTACT on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM



LORELEI is an official selection of the

 Stony Brook Film Festival

It screens on Friday July 30, 2021 AT 7 PM.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210805/1104288/lor...

Airs Thursday, August 5, 6-8 PM.

Folk Festivals on Sunday Street - August 1st


On Sunday, August 1st, there will be a special edition of ‘Sunday Street’ that will focus on the summer ritual of folk festivals, even though many of them will take on a different appearance this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (there will be an encore broadcast on August 8th)

The program will center on the history of three folk festivals --- Newport, Philadelphia and Falcon Ridge, with archival recordings going back to the very first Newport folk festival in 1959. We’ll also share the controversial Bob Dylan performance at the 1965 Newport festival.

Other artists to be featured include The Kennedys, Peter Mulvey, Dar Williams, Ramblin’ Jack
Elliott, Tom Paxton, Bonnie Raitt, Richie Havens, Tom Rush, Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, The
Kingston Trio, Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Loan Baez, Pete Seeger, Ian and Sylvia, Richard & Mimi Farina, Phil Ochs, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, John Hammond, Richard Thompson, Bill Morrissey, Happy and Artie Traum, Luka Bloom, Robert Earle Keene, John Prine, and Lucius with Brandi Carlile.

Sunday Street airs every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Talks THE VIEWING BOOTH on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM


Director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Talks THE VIEWING BOOTH on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

THE VIEWING BOOTH recounts a unique encounter between a filmmaker and a viewer — exploring the way meaning is attributed to non-fiction images in today’s day and age. In a lab-like location, Maia Levy, a young Jewish American woman, watches videos portraying life in the occupied West Bank, while verbalizing her thoughts and feelings in real time.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210729/1101270/dir...

Airs Thursday, July 29, 6-8 PM

Captain Phil Interviews The Cyberiam and Robert Berry of 3.2!


Captain Phil welcomes the Cyberiam (https://thecyberiam.com/) back onto the Planet to discuss their new album Connected at 3 pm!

Then in the 4 pm hour welcome Robert Berry (http://www.robertberry.com/) of 3.2 and the new album Third Impression!

Airs Thursday, July 29 3-5 PM.

Port Palooza, Saturday July 31.


Port Palooza, Saturday July 31st noon until dusk all day at the Jill Nees Russell HarborFront Park in Port Jefferson Village.

This one day music series Co-Sponsored by Port Jefferson Village and supported by WUSB 90.1fm and 107.3 fm Stony Brook N.Y.

Bring your own blankets,chairs and picnic baskets ! Enjoy a summer day of music in the park.

This event is open to all.

Visit WUSB there all day Saturday at our radio tent and listen live throughout the day for special broadcasts live from the music festival.

Tune in all day Saturday noon until dusk or attend the music festival live and in person to visit WUSB' tent.



Paul and Jade Schuyler Talk Dystopian Pandemic Film, RED RIVER ROAD, on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

RED RIVER ROAD is a featured selection at the Stony Brook Festival. The film is about a family of four isolating against a pandemic virus that spreads through the internet and robs you of your ability to perceive reality. Things begin to unravel when they suspect one or all of them might be infected.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210722/1097528/red...

Airs Thursday, July 22, 6-8 PM.