Whatever Floats Yer Boat Playlists
By Habanero on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:55am
My guest today is Shoshanna McCollum,
About the Author of Fire Island
While Long Island has been her home for nearly 20 years, Shoshanna is a New England native, born the third of four children raised by J. David and Brina Cohen in Danvers, Massachusetts. Words, images, and story telling is in the blood as her family tree includes former U.S. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov and the renowned photographer Diane Arbus on her mother’s side, as well as Golden-Age of Radio playwright and Academy Award nominee Norman Corwin on her father’s.
By Jerry D on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 9:29am
Featuring a phone Interview with Linda Richards from the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc-the environmental organization started by Pete Seeger in 1966. Jerry D filling in this week.
By Habanero on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:37am
Spring into spring with info on how to tend our waterways, and what SOMAS (Stony Brook School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences) is up to these days.
By Habanero on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:55am
Long Island Poetry!!! Spoken word, and local music about our amazing Island of Long
My guest this morning is Anthony DiMatteo. AnthonyDiMatteo@hotmail.com
By Trevor Christian on Fri, 03/07/2014 - 7:26am
Trevor Christian of The New South filled in.
By Habanero on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:46am
Transmitter woes!!! Our transmitter is still in rehab so you may not hear us so well over the terrestrial air waves, but you can listen online! We greatly appreciate everyone who has chipped in their nickels to help with the transmitter repairs. You can help too by going to www.wusb.fm/pledge. Thank you!
Spring is around the corner!!!
Thursday February 27th 8:30-10:30 am at Island Harvest Food Bank, 40 Marcus Avenue, Hauppauge
By Habanero on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:22am
Port Washington, NY January 17, 2014. Long Island Traditions and the Freeport School District are continuing their partnership that explores the traditional maritime culture in the age of Sandy and the decline of commercial and recreational fishing on Long Island. The partnership includes the 4th grade classes at the New Visions and Bayview elementary schools.
Using the fishing industry as a model, students will examine the occupational and recreational traditions of fishermen on Long Island, focusing on Nassau County’s north and south shores. They will learn about the tools and traps, boats and nets, rods and bait that are used by recreational and commercial fishermen from various communities on Long Island, identified by folklorist Nancy Solomon, executive director of Long Island Traditions.
Students will learn about the designs of tools used by fishermen such as nets, decoys, traps, fishing rods, boats and other objects that incorporate traditional design elements. They will learn about the traditional design principles embodied in these tools and how they have changed over time.
By Habanero on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:14am
Happy New Year!
By Habanero on Fri, 12/27/2013 - 5:41am
Inhale, exhale. It's all uphill from here! Welcoming in the solstice
By Habanero on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 8:20pm
Friday the 13th!!
My guest is Capt Ralph Towlen, Shinnecock, NY.
Check out his youtube channel for Seafood Safari. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-5yst3ANk3C3W7OPgm03SA
Here's some info about his venture: Created SeafoodSafari.com and joined up with chef Kerry Heffernan (Bravo top chef masters finalist season 4) to do a show about harvesting sustainable seafood and providing professional cooking lessons.
By Habanero on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 9:34pm
Safe Boating Course - USCGA - 11/9 at the West Islip Library (9am - 4:30pm). Reservations required.
By Habanero on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 5:17am
The Long Island Nature Conservancy needs volunteers hardy enough to help load their boat and travel out on The Great South Bay to seed the bay bottom with clams.
The hope is that if we can reintroduce these filter feeders to the bay, we can begin to clean it through natural means. Similar efforts are being tried in The Chesapeake Bay and New York harbor with oysters.
In 1976, 40% of the bay water was filtered by clams each day. Today, due to over harvesting and water pollution, that percentage is negligible and the Great South Bay is on life support.
If you can make it then to The West Sayville Boat Basin (at the end of Atlantic Avenue) Wed, Thurs, Fri of this week starting 9 and running to 2, then throughout the fall, weather permitting, Please email Chris Clapp at The Nature Conservancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone him at
(631) 329-7689 Ext. 18 (Phone)
By Habanero on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 5:06am
Getting ready to change seasons. What will this one bring us?
Register with this organization to find out what you can do to clean up LI waters. www.longislandcleanwaterpartnership.org
By Habanero on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 4:50am
My guest today is Ranger Eric Powers from Your Connection To Nature, Inc. (YC2N.com). He was on today to talk about some new educational opportunities on Long Island. The Master Naturalist Program (QualityParks.org), a field trip for chemistry students to the Fire Island breach to study water quality changes, and lastly, a fundraising idea for schools to create rain gardens for run-off control. For more information, contact Ranger Eric at email@example.com or visit his website at YC2N.com.
By Habanero on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 5:34am
By Habanero on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 5:01am
Sweaty, sultry summer dance party!!!
Holy smokes, did I have fun this morning! Tons of listener feedback on the Facebook. Check me out on Facebook at Habanero WUSB, or send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Habanero on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 4:37am
Last edition of Whatever Floats Yer Boat for spring 2013. Yes, this will be the end of the cold, rain and windy spring we've had!