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David Amram on Global Rhythms

On Thursday night September 3rd Chris LaPorta will be interviewing the legendary Composer, Conductor, Multi-Instrumentalist and Beat Generation original David Amram as David prepares to visit Bradstock again this year and be part of the WUSB annual live broadcast.  Tune in for some interesting updates from David as he continues to create well into his Eighth Decade!

Alex Winter on Sounds of Film

Tune into the Sounds of Film on WUSB this Thursday at 6 P.M. to hear Tom Needham's exclusive interview with Alex Winter, the star of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the director of the film Deep Web.  The film Deep Web, which is narrated by Keanu Reeves, is about Silk Road, Bitcoin and the politics of the Dark Web.  The movie is part of the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series on Sept. 21st.  Also on the show is legendary Brooklyn music producer, Martin Bisi, who is featured in a new documentary Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio. Martin Bisi is known for his work with Brian Eno, Bill Laswell, Afrika Bambata, John Zorn, Sonic Youth and the Violent Femme

Blues Day Returns on Tuesday

Starting tonight and returning every other Tuesday night from 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM, the Blues Show with Joe Vignola is your source for blues music on Long Island!

Tune in to ‘A Few Words’ this Monday from 6-7AM to hear my discussion with Mike Meginnis, author of Fat Man and Little Boy.

"Meginnis has written one of the best, most natural novels about the atomic bombs.”

-The Millions

“Impressive…Straddles a hybrid genre of historical magical realism.”

-The Japan Times

In this powerful debut novel, the atomic bombs dropped on Japan are personified, born on impact as Fat Man and Little Boy. Their small measure of humanity is a cruelty the bombs must suffer. Given life from death, the brothers travel west from Japan to France and later to America. Their journey is one of surreal and unsettling discovers, and author Mike Meginnis transforms these symbols of mass destruction into beacons of longing and hope. The winner of the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, Fat Man and Little Boy pulses with magical realism in an unprecedented approach to its tragic subject matter.

Tune in to ‘A Few Words’ this Monday from 6-7AM to hear my discussion with Mike Meginnis, author of Fat Man and Little Boy.

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Galaxie 500 and Luna's Dean Wareham to appear on Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film

Tune into WUSB this Thursday at 6 PM to hear Tom Needham's exclusive interview with music legend, Dean Wareham, on the Sounds of Film.  Dean is well-known for his influential and critically acclaimed alternative bands Galaxie 500, Luna and Dean and Britta. He has scored two films for director Noah Baumbach, Squid and the Whale and the current, Mistress America. In 2010, Dean was commissioned by the Andy Warhol Museum to compose and perform songs for 13 Screen Tests - short, silent portrait films made by Warhol in the mid-'60s. He, then, embarked on a two year tour of museums, opera houses and cathedrals performing tracks from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol's Screen. Dean is also the author of the autobiographical Black Postcards: A Rock & Roll Romance.