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.

And, as always, please support independent authors!:

http://shop.blackballoonpublishing.com/products/fat-man-and-little-boy

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.

This week on Jazz On The Air: Joseph Benzola

After cohosting tributes to Ornette Coleman in June and Jack DeJohnette last week, Joseph Benzola will be joining Mr. Edison this Sunday on Jazz On The Air on Wusb-Fm to talk about his new album "Tuareg" as well as playing some previously un(der)heard gems.
Join them this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Live feed and playlist as it happens:

Marilyn Carino on Jazz On The Air

WHEN: Sunday August 9 5:00 p.m. EDT

This week's Jazz On The Air on Wusb-Fm will be featuring Marilyn Carino who'll be showcasing her new album, "Leaves, Sadness, Science" as well as some of her faves from other jazz folk. Mr. Edison, the host, will also be celebrating Jack DeJohnette's birthday during the second half of the show. It's gonna be fun.

PETA spokeswoman Ashley Byrne, on 'A Few Words' this week.

'A Few Words' airs alternating Monday mornings from 6-7AM and attempts to cover two main subjects: dissident politics and indie literature (usually through updates on popular activism to address the former and interviews with authors to address the latter).

On this episode i'll discuss the #ShellNo movement by Greenpeace activists which successfully stopped an Arctic drilling ship, the Department of Homeland Security's monitoring (and implicit intimidation) of the BlackLivesMatter movement, the overly harsh punishment of anti-fur activists being tried as domestic terrorists under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act as well as a half-hour interview with Ashley Byrne, a Campaign Specialist for PETA, about Cecil the Lion and PETA activism in general.

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Inductees Chuck D and Eric B. Make Guest Appearances on WUSB’s The Sounds of Film

On Thursday at 8 P.M., two of hip hop's biggest stars, Chuck D. and Eric B., will be making guest appearances on the Sounds of Film Radio Show, which airs on Stony Brook's WUSB.  The two music legends will be performing at Nile Rodger's FOLD Festival at Martha Clara's Vineyard on August 5th. They will be speaking with Long Island Music Hall of Fame's Vice Chairman Tom Needham about their upcoming performances and music careers. 

2015 WUSB Benefest

The 2015 WUSB Benefest is a benefit to raise funds for equipment upgrades and the ongoing operations of WUSB Radio, 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. This festival includes many of the best names in the Long Island music scene, and is the largest grouping of performers ever to come together for the benefit of WUSB, 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. 

WHERE: Katie's of Smithtown

45 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY

WHEN: August 22 and August 23 

For more information visit http://www.wusb-benefest.com/

WUSB Sponsors Alive After Five: A Celebration of Women in the Arts

We're excited to be a part of Alive After Five: A Celebration of Women in the Arts, this Thursday July 23.

Please visit their Facebook Event for more information. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Guests on The Sounds of Film

Tune into Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film on WUSB this Thursday at 6 P.M.to hear an exclusive interview with Robert Scheer, author of They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying America. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Truthdig, the website that features regular columns by Chris Hedges and Amy Goodman. Other guests on the show include actor and singer, Donny Most, who is most well-known for playing Ralph Mouth on Happy Days, David Letterman Show writer, Steve Young, who will be appearing at the Cinema Arts Centre with his show about the unique world of Industrial Musicals, and cellist, Peter Gregson, who composed the score for the film A Little Chaos.

Jimmy LaFave and his band at Port Jefferson Village Center

Jimmy LaFave and his band
 Sunday, August 2,  7:00 P.M.
 Port Jefferson Village Center, Port Jefferson, New York

The Sunday Street Acoustic Series (sponsored by WUSB-FM) and The Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council are pleased to present Jimmy LaFave, an Austin, Texas based singer songwriter and his band in concert on Sunday, August 2 at 7:00 P.M. at The Port Jefferson Village Center in Port Jefferson, New York.

Jimmy has been a prominent figure on the Austin music scene since he arrived there in 1986.  Dave Marsh says of Jimmy:  “One of America’s greatest voices…he sings like one of those clear channel radio stations, cutting across the night ."  In addition to his original songs, Jimmy is an outstanding interpreter of Bob Dylan’s songs and has recorded a host of them. The Dylan songs also find their way into Jimmy’s performances along with brilliant covers of songs by Townes Van Zandt, Jackson Browne, and others, resulting in a seamless mix of music.

Information and tickets at www.universitycafe.org or at www.gpjac.org (click on University Café logo)