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Diane Ravitch and Albie Sachs on Sounds of Film

DATE: Thursday, December 10, 2015
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Diane Ravitch, Albie Sachs and director Abby Ginzberg will be joining Tom Needham on the Sounds of Film program.

Diane Ravitch is a nationally-known historian of education, an educational policy analyst, a New York University research professor and was the former assistant Secretary of Education under President George H. W. Bush.

Albie Sachs is a South African Anti-Apartheid Activist, Constitutional Judge and write. He will be joined by director Abby Ginzberg to discuss their Peabody winning-documentary Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa.

For more information, please visit https://www.longislandexchange.com/press-releases/public-education-advoc...

WUSB Local Music Marathon (Fall 2015 Edition)

DATE: Sunday, December 6.
START: 9:00 AM
END: 11:59 PM

Massive showcase of Long Island's best local music. Lineup:

Updated marathon lineup:
nine: Live music curated by Charlie Backfish, host of Sunday Street, featuring: Caroline Doctorow, Bob Westcott, Amy Tuttle and "Angels In Overdrive", James O'Malley Music, Russ Seeger Music, Bryan Gallo, Chris J. Connolly, Butchers Blind, and Kerry Kearney.
noon: Felix
one: This Loch Ness Monster
one forty-five to four: break for the Seawolves Women's Basketball game against Syracuse
four: Remy Lexington
five: Black Tie Brass
six: The American Working Class
seven: Electric Caves
eight: Bear Success
nine: The Scofflaws
ten: SWIM

We're super excited for this showcase of various musical monsters. Hope you and your pals tune in.

A Special Broadcast of Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World on Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tune into a special edition of Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film on Thursday at 8 PM on WUSB for a rare broadcast of A Brave New World read by the author, Aldous Huxley. The production features original music by Hollywood legend Bernard Herrmann. The novel was published in 1932 and predicted many developments in reproductive technology, psychological manipulation and conditioning, and the wide-spread use of anti-depressants. A Brave New World warns us that even a democracy has a good chance of turning into a totalitarian state if people become too complacent with their lives.

The show will also feature an exclusive interview with Robert Scheer, the editor in chief of the website Truthdig. And it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant by playing his music featured in the the 1969 film directed by Arthur Penn.

THE GREAT AMERICAN HOLIDAY SONGBOOK and other tunes having to do with FOOD!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

We've barely finished eating our children's Halloween candy, and suddenly we find ourselves in the heart of the holiday eating season. Hopelessly surrounded by copious amounts of delicious, decadent, fattening food! Here is a chance to pack on those extra winter pounds while listening to hunger inspiring tunes from The Beatles, Maceo Parker, Louis Jordan, James Brown, Little Eva and many, many others! Tune in to WUSB 90.1 FM Stony Brook Radio Thursday night, November 19th at 6PM for two hours of hunger inspired tunes that will be sure to beat a path to the fridge and back! Don't forget to feed the radio station by clicking on the "pledge" link.

Allen Toussaint Tribute on the Salvage & Recovery Radio Show

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

A very special tribute to the memory and legend of Allen Toussaint faturing the interview and performance recorded live in the WUSB studios on November 3, 2007 as part of the Elvis Costello marathon. We discussed his amazing career, his collaboration with Elvis and the effect that Hurricane Katrina had upon him and New Orleans.

We will also be playing rare and unheard live performances by Mr Toussaint and his many collaborators as well as some of the many versions of his music.

This is a special show for WUSB's Radiothon so pledges in his memory at our website or by calling in at 631-632-6901


On Saturday November 21st noon to midnight we will be featuring a radiothon special highlighting the heyday of Stony Brook concerts.

We will be playing from the extensive catalog of live Stony Brook concerts. Live Airplane on this their 50th anniversary, the Grateful Dead performing Till The Morning Comes one of only three live performances ever of this delightful tune, early David Bromberg and the Fabulous Torpedos, Zappa who played SB four times, Floyd, Moby Grape, King Crimson, Allman Brother's and a 1960 Stony Brook Fall Festival recording of Count Basie's Big Band with Big Joe Williams. Our archivist JJ Hance is combing the vaults for more treasures.

Tune in to hear WUSB staffers Angelo Kevin, Mike, Joe, Charlie, Rich, Norm and special guest Amy Tuttle, Howie Klein SBC alum, Albert Bouchard founding member and original drummer of Blue Oyster Cult and Moyssi a long time lighting and sound guy at Stony Brook concerts. It should be a really unique day of music and interviews.

If you have recordings from Stony Brook or would like to tell your Stony Brook concert related stories please let us know on our Facebook Events page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1390907864542170/

Marlon Brando Documentary Director Speaks with Tom Needham on Long Island's Sounds of Film Show

Tune in to Stony Brook's WUSB, 90.1 FM, this Thursday at 6 P.M. to hear an exclusive conversation with director Stevan Riley and host, Tom Needham, on the Sounds of Film.  They will be discussing the unique documentary, Listen To Me Marlon, which utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded throughout his life. The program is also going to feature memorable music from Brando films like A Streetcar Named Desire, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and Last Tango in Paris. Listen to Me Marlon was a recent selection at the Sundance Film Festival and will be screening at the Gold Coast International Film Festival on Saturday, November 14, at 3:30 PM as part of the festival's RJ Cutler Retrospective.

As part of WUSB's Fall Radiothon, the Sounds of Film will also be doing a special feature highlighting the complete soundtrack for Laurie Anderson's groundbreaking new film, Heart of a Dog. This experimental personal movie takes the viewer on a unique journey through the stages of love, death and loss inspired by Anderson's rat terrier Lolabelle, who died four years ago. The movie also features a haunting soundtrack by Laurie Anderson and Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee, Lou Reed.

Dave Christian on the Mr. X Program

This Thursday on the Mr. X program, Dave Christian live in the studio.