2017 Spring Radiothon Specials

Pete Mancini, Gene Casey and Brooks Williams to visit Sunday Street during April


Please listen in on Sunday Street (from 9 AM to 12 noon) during April when these guests, who all have recent album releases to their credit, will visit Sunday Street and join program host Charlie Backfish for conversation and music:

Sunday April 2nd - Pete Mancini, frontman of Butcher's Blind, with his first solo album, Foothill Freeway on Paradiddle Records

Sunday, April 9th - Gene Casey (of Lone Shark's fame) with his latest release, Guitar in The Rain

Sunday, April 30th - Bluesman Brooks Williams, with two recent releases to his credit: My Turn Now, with several of his originals, and Brooks Blues, a collection of classic blues tunes given the Brooks Williams treatment.

Larry Sparks on The Stony Brook Jamboree April 10 at 6 pm

The legendary Larry Sparks will be making an appearance on WUSB’s Stony Brook Jamboree on April 10th at 6:00 pm!  A member of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, this king of the flat top guitar and soulful singing has more than 50 years in music.  Larry has released such hits as John Deere Tractor, A Face in the Crowd, Tennessee 1949, Blue Virginia Blues, I Just Want To Thank You Lord, Love of the Mountains, Goodbye Little Darlin’, You Could Have Called, Tribute to Hank Williams, Green Pastures in the Sky… and the list goes on.  Larry has performed at such world famous venues as the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits television show on PBS, Song of the Mountains on PBS, etc.   You won’t want to miss this American music legend!

Robert Randolph Talks “Got Soul” and Keeping Listeners Feeling Up

Pedal steel guitar innovator Robert Randolph’s latest album Got Soul is jubilant and energetic, full of reverb and motivation. It’s a jolt of positivity that comes at the right time for many.

“Everybody’s sorta depressed with a lot of stuff going on in the country and the world,” Randolph said during an interview for the April 3 episode of Country Pocket on WUSB. “People are just looking for something like this to pick them up.”

Count Darius Rucker among those who received this boost. His guest vocals on the track “Love Do What It Do” are among the best in his career largely because it’s so obvious he’s having the time of his life jamming along with Randolph and the family band.

"David Lynch: The Art Life" Explored on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

The director of David Lynch: The Art Life, Jon Nguyen, will be Tom Needham’s guest this week on WUSB’s the Sounds of Film.

For more information, visit http://www.longisland.com/news/03-29-17/david-lynch-the-art-life-explored-on-tom-needhams-the-sounds-of-film.html 

Heterotopia Composer Lainey Schooltree on Captain Phil's Planet

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Tune in to Captain Phil's Planet this Thursday for an aural journey through the world of PROG music. In the 4:00 PM hour, there will be an exclusive interview with Lainey Schooltree. She is the composer of the new Prog Rock Opera, Heterotopia, which will have its first public performance at Oberon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 31, at 9:00 PM.

Mr. X presents...Radiothon/Women's History Month Special: Tomeka Reid Interview

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Tune in to Mr.X presents...for a special Radiothon and Women's History Month special featuring Tomeka Reid, which will include an interview.

For more information about Tomeka Reid, please visit her website: http://www.tomekareid.net/

The Business of Healthcare With Habanero: Those Dirty Rats at Aetna

By Habanero

So many people like to talk about what a disaster the ACA (aka ObamaCare) was, however, it seems that people forget a few key points.  First, it wasn’t implemented as designed.  There were many detrimental compromises included and many partisan roadblocks thrown up. 

And it seems that many people have also forgotten that the insurance companies are for-profit entities, responsible not to the ACA, not to their providers, not to patients.  They are beholden to their shareholders.  All the other stuff – laws to follow, people to satisfy, all come as side dishes to the primary objective – profit. 

Avant Garde Artist Tony Conrad’s Music and Films Explored on Tom Needham’s the Sounds of Film

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tyler Hubby, the director of Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, will be Tom Needham’s special guest this Thursday at 6 PM on the Sounds of Film on WUSB.

For more information, visit: http://www.longisland.com/news/03-22-17/tony-conrad-tylyer-hubby-sounds-...