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Christopher Capobianco on Bustin' Out Blue - April 10, 9:00 PM

Join Bustin Out Blue this Tuesday night April 10th at 9 p.m. when we invite Christopher Capobianco from the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. Chris will be talking about the upcoming Electrix show April 14th and additional coming attractions to the historic theater.

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Antifa vs. Ayn Rand on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film

AIRS: Thursday, April 5, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Mark Bray, the author of ‘ANTIFA: The Anti-Fascists Handbook,’ and Yaron Brook, the co-author of ‘In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance’ will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guests this Thursday at 6 P.M. on ‘The Sounds of Film.’

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/04-03-18/antifa-vs-ayn-rand-on-tom-needh...

Tony Klinger on the Global Rhythms show - April 5, 8:00 to 10:00 PM

"Angry management, crazy people... fireworks going off in your hand, trips to the Pleasure Chest, run-ins with Steve McQueen, afternoon teas with Ringo Starr, drunken sessions with Rick Danko of The Band, hotels demanding money up front before we checked in, travelling, constantly traveling, all the while trying to juggle schedules…”.

Tune in to the Global Rhythms show Thursday April 5th from 8:00 to 10:00 PM for a Spring Radiothon Special when Tony Klinger, shares his remembrances about time spent with the legendary rock band The Who, before he produced the rockumentary “The Kids Are Alright”. Tony will discuss his experiences with the band which lead to his latest project, the writing of “The Who and I” to be released later this year about the making of the film for and about The Who.

Dr. Keveti Assamagan on Science Review

AIRS: April 3, 9:00 PM

Our featured guest on Science Review this week is Brookhaven National Laboratory's Keveti Assamagan. Dr. Assamagan will discuss his journey from growing up in the small West African country of Togo to his collaborations on the ATLAS project and the discovery of the Higgs Boson at CERN.

WLIR’s Denis McNamara & My Friend Dahmer’s Marc Meyers on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film


THIS WUSB PROGRAM AIRS MARCH 29, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Radio legend, Denis McNamara, will be discussing his new Showtime film, ‘New Wave: Dare to Be Different,’ on Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’ on Thursday at 6 P.M. The program will also feature an exclusive interview with the writer/director of ‘My Friend Dahmer.’

Showtime’s ‘New Wave: Dare to Be Different,’ directed by Ellen Goldfarb, tells the story of WLIR, the radio station responsible for introducing new wave music to America. The film features interviews with Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Deborah Harry, Thomas Dolby and Howard Jones. Executive Producer, Denis McNamara, will be speaking about his role as Program Director of this unique radio station that created a community of listeners centered around punk and new wave music. In the film, he effectively makes the case for recognizing Long Island’s WLIR as an important U.S. cultural institution.

‘My Friend Dahmer’, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is an American film which tells the story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s troubling senior high school year. The film, directed by Marc Meyers, is based on the graphic novel of the same name by John “Derf” Backderf. The movie stars Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts and Anne Heche. ‘My Friend Dahmer’ is now available on FilmRise Blu-ray and DVD.

For more information, visit https://www.longisland.com/news/03-28-18/wlirs-denis-mcnamara-my-friend-...

Special Guest David Penna on the Next Captain Phil's Planet!

AIRS MARCH 29, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

My special in studio Guest David Penna will discuss his new EP Sublevels and take your WUSB Pledges! Also calling in will be Tony Beux of the 2 Birds Band to discuss his groups new album String Groover and the upcoming Sonic Voyage Fest on April 19th at DROM in NYC on this special radiothon edition of Captain Phil's Planet!

PENNA is New York musician David Penna's progressive hard rock solo project.
Originally envisioned as a band idea, PENNA's music is written, performed and produced entirely by Penna. His influences range from current-day bands like King's X and The Life And Times to lifelong idols Stevie Wonder and The Beatles. The music winds through shades of prog, metal, shoegaze and fusion, with lyrical themes touching on death, addiction and spirituality.
Penna is best known for his drumming work with Kronin, Planet Hate, Spastic Ink, Ad Astra and Ronnie Spector. He has also released EDM music, had compositions featured in tv & movies, and authored content for several Korg electronic instruments.

For more about David Penna please visit
http://www.davidpenna.com/

And for more about 2 Birds band please visit
http://2birdsband.com/

Sonic Voyage Fest event page at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1791363254501821/

WUSB’s Tom Needham hosts Sammy Davis Jr. Film Screening on 3/26

American Masters’ ‘Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,’ is the first major documentary to examine Davis’ incredibly diverse and successful career. The film documents Davis’ incredible journey in show business during a time of racial prejudice and political change in America. The movies features fascinating interviews with Billy Crystal, Norman Lear and Jerry Lewis. Documentary Producer/writer, Laurence Maslon, will be joining Tom Needham for a Q & A at the Port Jefferson Documentary Series’ screening of ‘Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me’ on Monday, March 26th at 7:00 PM at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

For ticket information, visit http://www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/

Andrew Aydin on Natural Alternatives this Friday

Co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, MARCH is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award. The Washington Post heralded the completion of the MARCH trilogy, saying, "The closest American peer, I've found, to Maus has arrived."

An Atlanta native, Andrew was raised by a single mother, and grew up reading comic books. After college, he took a job with Congressman Lewis. In 2008, Congressman Lewis mentioned to Andrew the 1957 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story and the role it played in the early days of the civil rights movement. Recognizing the potential for a comic on Congressman Lewis' life to inspire young people, Andrew urged him to write a comic about his time in the movement, but Congressman Lewis had one condition: that Andrew write it with him. Collaborating with artist Nate Powell, the MARCH trilogy was born in 2013.

Today, Andrew serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and Georgetown University in Washington, Andrew wrote his master’s thesis on the history and impact of Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story. The best-selling graphic novels March: Book One, March: Book Two, and March: Book Three are taught in middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the country. Andrew often speaks at schools and universities, participates in reading programs with incarcerated youth, serves as a national project advisor to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for “The Great Stories Club (GSC): Reading and Discussion for At-Risk Youth”, has taught classes on script writing at the Smithsonian, and has appeared as a guest on the Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, NPR, CNN, the BBC and many other outlets.

Andrew's other works include the 2016 X-Files Annual (IDW), the 2016 CBLDF Annual Liberty (Image), and Bitch Planet: Triple Feature (Image), as well as articles for the Atlanta alt-weekly Creative Loafing and the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Magazine.

http://www.andrewaydin.com/

https://www.societyillustrators.org/events/mocca-arts-festival-guests-ho...

Oscar Winner, Alexander Payne, Talks ‘Downsizing’ on Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’

AIRS MARCH 23, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Legendary two-time Academy Award winner, Alexander Payne, will be Tom Needham’s exclusive guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’ The celebrated director will be talking about his ambitious new comedy, ‘Downsiding,’ which is now available on 4K, Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Also on the program is the writer/producer of American Masters’ ‘Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me,’ Laurence Maslon.

Visit https://www.longisland.com/news/03-21-18/oscar-winner-alexander-payne-ta... for more information.