On Air

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.

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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.