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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."

Liberty Devitto and Julian Schlossberg on Sounds of Film

Longtime Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto will be Tom Needham's special guest this Thursday at 6 P.M. on WUSB's the Sounds of Film. Also joining the program will be producer Julian Schlussberg, who will be talking about PBS' Mike Nichols: American Masters.

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Tonight on Bustin' Out Blue

Special guest phoners all night long, Members of the Route 111, Tom and Paul will be talking about Memphis.

John Ginty's new CD No Filter demands to be played and I'm happy he's calling in to talk with me.

Johnny Mac also is sharing some new music and his plans for the IBC trip to the The River City.

Tune in tonight on 10PM.

David Bowie Tribute

Tune in on Thursday, January 14th at 3:00 pm ET for the start of a 21 hour marathon tribute to the late David Bowie. Bowie was a musical pioneer, and a true inspiration to many staff members at WUSB. Please join us as we pay tribute to this legend. That’s Thursday, 1/14 at 3:00 pm through Friday, 1/15 at 12 noon ET at 90.1 FM and online at

David Bowie Radio includes:
3:00pm to 5:00pm Capt. Phil Merkel
5:00pm to 6:00pm Tom Needham - Sounds Of Film
6:00pm to 9:00pm Roger "Capt. Rockit"
9:00pm to 12:00pm Chris LaPorta and Bob Duffy
12:01am to 3:00am Denis McNamara - former Program Director at WLIR
3:00am to 4:00am Bob Buchmann - former Program Director at WBAB
4:00am to 6:00am Marc Greene - Bowie after 9/11
6:00am to 8:00am Mr. Edison - No Apologies Sendoff
8:00am to 10:00am Mark Klein - A Friday Morning Bowie Blues Warehouse
10:00am to 12:00pm John Tabacco - Clam Radioeulogy