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Captain Phil brings you The Utopian on Sustain It! WUSB 90.1 FM

Captain Phil is Filling in for Habanero on Sustain It! This Friday Morning on WUSB 90.1fm Stony Brook from 6am to 8am. In this show we'll have some great music plus the fascinating Stony Brook press podcast The Utopian featuring Dr. Christopher Jones, a lead developer at the Cool Climate Network and an environmental policy expert, to discuss our role in stopping this inevitable crisis once and for all.

Also music by Genesis, Kansas, Jethro Tull, Jeff Lynne and Phideaux !

Buddy Merriam to host FACEBOOK LIVE for WUSB - Thursday, May 28, 7-8 PM

Legendary bluegrass musician and WUSB DJ BUDDY MERRIAM will be hosting a special program on FACEBOOK LIVE to help raise money for WUSB!

Follow Buddy on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/buddy.merriam.

Music Legend Elliott Murphy, Dr. Larry Brilliant & Director Alana DeJoseph Are Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Alana DeJoseph, the director of 'A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps,' Elliott Murphy, the star of 'Broken Poet,' and Dr. Larry Brilliant are Tom Needham's special guests on this Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM.

'A Towering Task' is the first documentary to chronicle the remarkable history of the agency. Directed by Alana DeJoseph and narrated by Annette Bening, the documentary features thoughtful interviews of current and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

BROKEN POET stars Elliott Murphy and is based on his original short story, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." It features significant cameos from Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa.

Dr. Larry Brilliant will be discussing the film 'Open Your Eyes,' a heartfelt and uplifting documentary about doctors restoring sight to villagers who have been blind for decades in Himalayan mountains of Nepal.

Worldwide listeners can tune into the internet livestream at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Music-Legend-Elliott-M...

Virtual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration, Sunday, May 24th, 6 P.M. on Facebook

Although we had to cancel our live Bob Dylan 79th Birthday Celebration in WUSB's Sunday Street Series at The Long Island Museum on May 24th due to COVIN-19, we couldn't let the event go by without some sort of celebration.

Therefore, we're planning a virtual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration on The Long Island Museum's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LImuseum/ from 6 PM until 8 PM. on Sunday, May 24th.

We'll be sharing video highlights from Dylan Birthday Celebrations in WUSB's Sunday Street Series from 2012 (when the Series took place at The University Cafe on the Stony Brook campus) to 2019, at its current location at The Long Island Museum. Look for our regular Dylan band, featuring The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger, Steve Kaplan, Brian Kachejian, and Tom Ryan (all in the photo below from our 2017 show celebrating Dylan's 76th birthday) along with several surprise guests.

In addition to these archived performances, we'll also share some newly-recorded (at home) Dylan songs by Bill Scorzari, Emily Duff, Pete Mancini, Bob Westcott and Mary Lamont with Jim Marchese.

Please join us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LImuseum/ ) on Sunday, May 24th at 6 P.M.

Dan Piepenbring, Rolfe Kent and John Potash to Appear on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Dan Piepenbring, the co-author of the books ‘Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties’ & ‘Prince: The Beautiful Ones,’ is Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday on The SOUNDS OF FILM.

The show will also feature interviews with John Potash, the director of ‘Drugs As Weapons Against Us,’ and legendary film composer Rolfe Kent, known for his soundtracks for ‘Sideways,’ ‘Dexter,’ & ‘Wedding Crashers.’

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Dan-Piepenbring-Rolfe-...

Worldwide listeners can tune in to the internet livestream on Thursday at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm

Dave Rubin, Scott Adams & Cassie Jaye Join Tom Needham On The Next SOUNDS OF FILM

This Thursday’s SOUNDS OF FILM will be featuring interviews with Cartoonist/Author Scott Adams, Filmmaker Cassie Jaye & TV Host/Author Dave Rubin.

Tom Needham will be discussing Dave Rubin’s “Don’t Burn This Book,” Scott Adam’s “Loserspeak,” & Cassie Jaye’s film “The Red Pill.”

Worldwide fans can listen to the internet livestream on Thursday at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Dave-Rubin-Scott-Adams-Cassi...

Captain Phil interviews Kelli Owens of OPDV May 5th & May 7th

Captain Phil is filling in for Jim Dexter this Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 from 6am to 8am. He will have an interview with Kelli Owens, Executive Director of the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

The interview will air on May 5th, 2020 at 7:20am on the Jim Dexter show and again on May 7th, 2020 on Captain Phil's Planet in the 4pm hour

Also enjoy a new Morning Story from Walt Williams (www.wbj-williams.net) as he shares a Sonnet he wrote for his wife on the occasion of their 29th wedding anniversary.

Featured artists on Tuesdays show include Steve Hackett, Advent, Renaissance and Rorie Kelly.

On Thursday, Captains Phil's Planet will play new music from Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius (https://stratospheerius.com/) as they premiere their new single, Frame by Frame. Joe will be on the phone to to talk about the track in the 3pm hour. All that and the best Prog Rock on any planet!

For more information about both programs, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/241575503867611/

Jeff Gibbs Talks MICHAEL MOORE PRESENTS: PLANET OF THE HUMANS On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

JEFF GIBBS, the director of the MICHAEL MOORE-backed movie, PLANET OF THE HUMANS, joins TOM NEEDHAM for an in-depth conversation this Thursday on THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

The show will also feature NUESTRAS MADRES, Winner of the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, director César Diaz.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Jeff-Gibbs-Talks-MICHAEL-MOO...

Worldwide listeners can hear the internet livestream this Thursday at 6 pm at wusb.fm.

Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura And CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT Director Join Tom Needham On The Next SOUNDS OF FILM

Tom Needham will be interviewing Fred Peabody, the director of CORPORATE COUP D'ETAT, writer Chris Hedges, and TV Host Jesse Ventura this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information about each of these guests, please visit: https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Chris-Hedges-Jesse-Ven...

The program airs Thursday, April 23, 6-8 PM.

Captain Phil interviews Long Island Cares, Jack Licitra & More!

Captain Phil is filling in for Jim Dexter this Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 from 6am to 8am. His show is featuring an interview with Dr. Jessica Rosati, Chief Programs Officer for Long Island Cares (https://www.licares.org/), Jack Licitra on his News 12 Facebook concert and Ann Rinaldi on the Uncancelled Music Festival!

In the 6am Hour we'll hear from Dr. Jessica Rosati about Long Island Cares and what resources they have available for food insecure families
Call 631-582-FOOD if you and your family are food insecure and find out how Long Island Cares can help.

In the 7am hour we'll hear from the great Jack Licitra of Jack's Waterfall about his upcoming News 12 concert at 8pm on the news 12 Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/News12LI/

We'll also have the morning story featuring Gwynne Garfinkle with new and classic poems http://gwynnegarfinkle.com/

And then Ann Rinaldi will tell us all about the ongoing Uncancelled Music Festival and what bands will be streaming from all over the world on April 21st.
https://www.stageit.com/UMF-UCPAC

And also dig some awesome Progressive Rock and a few funky folk tunes as Captain Phil keeps the center seat warm for Jim Dexter as we await his return! Keep it tuned to WUSB 90.1 fm!