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Writers Comma Ice Cream! New Podcast on WUSB2!

Tune in on WUSB2 tonight and every Tuesday at 7pm for Writers Comma Ice Cream, a new series of podcasts hosted by Howard Gunston!

Writers comma Ice Cream invites guests to kick back with a scoop of ice cream and answer one question: What's it take to be a writer? From aspiring novelists to bestsellers, from full-time writers to writers with a day job, each episode serves up a unique snapshot of a writer's journey.

Host and creator Howard Gunston is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at Stony Brook University. His writing has appeared in Prairie Winds and TSR: The Southampton Review and he is currently in the market for a wider belt. Follow him on Twitter @hgunston or Facebook @writersicecream, and check writersicecream.com for updates!

TO ACCESS WUSB2: go to http://wusb.fm/stream and click WUSB2, or just go to http://stream.wusb.stonybrook.edu:9000/listen.pls and open it in your favorite media player!

Bradstock XXII

It's that time again! The 22nd Bradstock will commence during Labor Day weekend. WUSB will be broadcasting the 2nd day on September 6 from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM from beautiful Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.  For directions, band lineups and vendor information, please visit bradstock.org

David Amram on Global Rhythms

On Thursday night September 3rd Chris LaPorta will be interviewing the legendary Composer, Conductor, Multi-Instrumentalist and Beat Generation original David Amram as David prepares to visit Bradstock again this year and be part of the WUSB annual live broadcast.  Tune in for some interesting updates from David as he continues to create well into his Eighth Decade!

Blues Day Returns on Tuesday

Starting tonight and returning every other Tuesday night from 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM, the Blues Show with Joe Vignola is your source for blues music on Long Island!

Alex Winter on Sounds of Film

Tune into the Sounds of Film on WUSB this Thursday at 6 P.M. to hear Tom Needham's exclusive interview with Alex Winter, the star of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and the director of the film Deep Web.  The film Deep Web, which is narrated by Keanu Reeves, is about Silk Road, Bitcoin and the politics of the Dark Web.  The movie is part of the Port Jefferson Documentary Film Series on Sept. 21st.  Also on the show is legendary Brooklyn music producer, Martin Bisi, who is featured in a new documentary Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio. Martin Bisi is known for his work with Brian Eno, Bill Laswell, Afrika Bambata, John Zorn, Sonic Youth and the Violent Femmes

Tune in to ‘A Few Words’ this Monday from 6-7AM to hear my discussion with Mike Meginnis, author of Fat Man and Little Boy.

"Meginnis has written one of the best, most natural novels about the atomic bombs.”

-The Millions

“Impressive…Straddles a hybrid genre of historical magical realism.”

-The Japan Times

In this powerful debut novel, the atomic bombs dropped on Japan are personified, born on impact as Fat Man and Little Boy. Their small measure of humanity is a cruelty the bombs must suffer. Given life from death, the brothers travel west from Japan to France and later to America. Their journey is one of surreal and unsettling discovers, and author Mike Meginnis transforms these symbols of mass destruction into beacons of longing and hope. The winner of the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize, Fat Man and Little Boy pulses with magical realism in an unprecedented approach to its tragic subject matter.

Tune in to ‘A Few Words’ this Monday from 6-7AM to hear my discussion with Mike Meginnis, author of Fat Man and Little Boy.

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This week on Jazz On The Air: Joseph Benzola

After cohosting tributes to Ornette Coleman in June and Jack DeJohnette last week, Joseph Benzola will be joining Mr. Edison this Sunday on Jazz On The Air on Wusb-Fm to talk about his new album "Tuareg" as well as playing some previously un(der)heard gems.
Join them this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Live feed and playlist as it happens:

Marilyn Carino on Jazz On The Air

WHEN: Sunday August 9 5:00 p.m. EDT

This week's Jazz On The Air on Wusb-Fm will be featuring Marilyn Carino who'll be showcasing her new album, "Leaves, Sadness, Science" as well as some of her faves from other jazz folk. Mr. Edison, the host, will also be celebrating Jack DeJohnette's birthday during the second half of the show. It's gonna be fun.

PETA spokeswoman Ashley Byrne, on 'A Few Words' this week.

'A Few Words' airs alternating Monday mornings from 6-7AM and attempts to cover two main subjects: dissident politics and indie literature (usually through updates on popular activism to address the former and interviews with authors to address the latter).

On this episode i'll discuss the #ShellNo movement by Greenpeace activists which successfully stopped an Arctic drilling ship, the Department of Homeland Security's monitoring (and implicit intimidation) of the BlackLivesMatter movement, the overly harsh punishment of anti-fur activists being tried as domestic terrorists under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act as well as a half-hour interview with Ashley Byrne, a Campaign Specialist for PETA, about Cecil the Lion and PETA activism in general.