THE NATION’S Tim Schwab Talks Bill Gates on SOUNDS OF FILM


Tim Schwab’s reporting sheds a light on the Gates Foundation’s two billion dollars in ‘charitable’ donations to private businesses, and documents how their endowment generates far more income than it gives away.

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Airs Thursday, July 8, 6-8 PM.

Teona Strugar Mitevska , Josh Rogin, & Scott Adams Join Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM


Tune in Thursday evening, July 1 at 6:00 PM, for a great show featuring Teona Strugar Mitevska , Josh Rogin, & Scott Adams!

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Captain Phil Talks with Sci Fi Distilled about the Kirk and Norm Prusslin on WUSB's 44th year!


This Thursday, July 1st Captain Phil welcomes back Michael Schilling for one more chat before the virtual Shore Leave 41.6 takes place on July 10th and 11th! ( for details)

THEN it's time to talk about that "other" Captain with Captain Phil's buddies from Sci-Fi Disttilled Michael Rizzo and Marybeth Rikouski to talk about Sci-Fi distilled and the upcoming celebration for William Shatner's 90th birthday at the Star Trek set tour in Ticonderoga NY on July 23rd - 25th, 2021

Finally, we welcome in the 4pm hour Norm Prusslin, the man who help start it all as we
discuss and celebrate WUSB's 44th anniversary with Norm and talk about WUSB in 1977 and more!

All this AND a new episode of Nerd Alert news from Colleen Bement! Only on the best planet ever......Captain Phil's Planet!

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Lydia Lunch & Melanie on SOUNDS OF FILM


THE NATION'S Katrina vanden Heuvel, Singer/Writer, Lydia Lunch, and Woodstock Legend, Melanie, Join Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM!

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Airs Thursday, June 24, 6-8 PM.

SWEET THING’S Alexandre Rockwell Up Next on SOUNDS OF FILM


Legendary Indie Film Director, Alexandre Rockwell, Joins Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Rockwell will be talking about his new film, SWEET THING, a Berlinale Bear Winner. The film is about two children who spend an eventful summer in a beach house.

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Airs Thursday, June 17, 6-8 PM.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Airs Thursday, 6-8 PM.