The Takeaway is a national news program that delivers news and analysis that helps you make sense of the world you live in. Host John Hockenberry, along with The New York Times and WGBH Boston, invite listeners to be part of the American conversation.
THIS WEEK: Richard Syrop: Effortless Savings. Richard Syrop grew up in a family that made saving money a group activity. After personally testing just about every saving method imaginable, he developed a unique approach to saving that does not require personal sacrifice. His method is documented in his book “Effortless Savings.” Join the conversation with your ideas on how to save money…and learn some new ones with Richard Syrop.
THIS WEEK: Vijay Prashad, Professor of Internatioal Studies at Trinity College says the Obama Administration’s backing of Israel’s Gaza Attack makes the U.S. complicit in the rising civilian death toll and Michele Sutter, Chair of “Money Out Voters In /Yes on Prop 49” campaign in California talks about the referendum to overturn the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision.Coming from WPKN public radio in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Between the Lines provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media.
Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, this weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features four of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.
THIS WEEK: Lester Brown - The Future of Civilization. When it comes to climate change the operative word is “hot” with “record” and "unprecedented" closely following. The eco-crisis includes rising temperatures and sea levels, deforestation and species extinction, drought and soil erosion, and water and food shortages. In the not so distant future the ecological crimes against the Earth will come home to roost. Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, is a renowned environmentalist. In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues.
Want to get your global groove on? You can do it on Passport, every Friday at 7pm. Join Leilani for your entry to the countries of the world through the fusion of modern & traditional sounds. Enjoy your world tour on Passport, destination Friday night.
Lose yourself in the Tunnel - a program dedicated to independent electronic music. You'll hear experimental, ambient, trip hop, drum & bass, and underground works by producers from around the world. Rob Emery and Maire alternate hosting duties Friday nights at 10pm. The Tunnel is open! Check our MySpace page.
Saturdays at 7am, the Academy of Comedy curriculum is strictly for laughs with vintage radio comedy, humorous songs, and general silliness. You'll be schooled in the classics, like Abbot & Costello, Bob & Ray, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. Join headmaster Ed Gasperini for two hours of good fun, ribald songs, and amusing oddities.
Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, The Dorseys and all the rest! Steve Ward brings you the best in swing music from the 1930s and '40s every Saturday at 9am. You'll hear the great bands, the classic songs, and you'll know why Duke Ellington said, "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing!"