On Air

Douglas McGrath and DJ Kool Herc Join Tom Needham on the Sounds of Film

DATE: February 18, 2016
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

American writer, director and actor, Douglas McGrath, will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 PM on the Sounds of Film. They will be discussing his appearance in PBS' American Masters - Carole King: Natural Woman.

Also on the program is hip-hop legend DJ Kool Herc, who will be part of the Cinema Arts Centre's Black History Month festivities on Friday, February 19, at 9:30 PM.

More information about this program can be found here: http://www.longisland.com/news/02-16-16/sounds-of-film-douglas-mcgrath-d...

Oscar Nominee, Carter Burwell, Discusses the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze and Twilight on Tom Needham's The Sounds of Film

Long Island's Carter Burwell will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB's The Sounds of Film. Visit http://www.longisland.com/news/02-02-16/carter-burwell-wusb-sounds-of-fi... for more information.

Winter Reagge Marathon 2016: Feb 4-7

The WUSB Winter Reggae Marathon returns for 3 days, starting February 4 at 8:00 PM and going all the way until February 7, at 11:59 PM. We will be honoring Bob Marley and Dennis Brown.

Blizzard warning in effect at Stony Brook - please be safe !

Please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/emergency/ for the latest information regarding this weekend's winter storm.

Karl Polyani on WUSB - Monday, Jan 25, 6:00 AM

Can free-markets properly organize society? This writer says no. This writer also states that self-regulating markets are a Utopian fantasy. This man, by the way, is Karl Polanyi (and, as I discover during the show, the 'y' is silent). Polanyi's critique of free-market fundamentalism can provide some powerful insights into why free-markets are essentially flawed, and why our concept of 'freedom' needs to be re-evaluated. 


Tune in this Monday morning from 6-7am to hear my discussion with Professor Fred Block, author of "The Power of Market Fundamentalism - Karl Polanyi's Critique."