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TAHARA Director, Olivia Peace, Writer, Jess Zeidman, and Actress, Madeline Grey DeFreece, Up Next on the SOUNDS OF FILM

In this acerbic teen comedy, a funeral becomes a battleground between best friends Carrie Lowstein (Madeline Grey DeFreece) and Hannah Rosen (Rachel Sennott, breakout star of SHIVA BABY). When their former Hebrew school classmate commits suicide, the two girls attend her funeral as well as the "Teen Talk-back" session hosted by their synagogue, designed to be an opportunity for them to understand grief through Judaism. Hannah, more interested in impressing her crush Tristan (Daniel Taveras), convinces Carrie to practice kissing with her, unlocking feelings that turn Carrie's world upside down. Emotions heightened, the scene develops into a biting depiction of unrequited crushes, toxic friendships, and wavering faith, which ComingSoon calls "one of the most original films in the coming-of-age subgenre in a long time."
TAHARA was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Slamdance and Winner of the Award for Best Directorial Feature Debut of a Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker at NewFest 2020, and Special Mention at L.A. OutFest. TAHARA was also an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the New York Jewish Film Festival.

THE SOUNDS OF FILM is the nation’s longest running film, music and ideas themed radio show. For over 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming live worldwide on the internet. Past people interviewed for the show include Glenn Greenwald, Josh Fox, Katrina vanden Heuvel, Nile Rodgers, Chuck D, Cheech & Chong, Laurie Anderson, Wayne Wang, Scott Adams, Dionne Warwick, Whit Stillman and Pam Grier.

Worldwide listeners can tune into the SOUNDS OF FILM internet livestream on Thursday at 6 pm EST at wusb.fm.

Friday, June 17 on Natural Alternatives

Join host John Scardina on Friday, June 17 at 6PM for NATURAL ALTERNATIVES! John’s show, “Birding as
a Spiritual Activity for All Ages” will help you tune in to yourself, your own back yard and nature itself.
Take the time to slow down on Friday evening and learn about how birds are part of the web of life

Find out about John’s newest favorite book, Ornitherapy for Your Mind, Body and Soul! Get tips
on how to birdwatch anywhere you find yourself. John’s guest, elementary science teacher and
ecologist Leslie Bensinger, will explain how she assists children in becoming citizen scientists and
reporting bird information to Cornell University.

WUSB Reggathon - 12:00 AM Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3.

Get those summer vibes with the WUSB Reggaethon.

The Reggae Marathon will begin at 12AM on Friday, 7/1 after No Sound Test. It will end on Monday, 12AM and Purple Starlight will pick up with its regular scheduled programming.

MIRACLE Writer/Director Bogdan George Apetri Up Next on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM


In MIRACLE, Bogdan George Apetri’s gripping, genre-subverting procedural divided into two parts, the driving question is not Whodunnit? but rather who are these people and what is the nature of their entanglement?

Check out the Sounds of Film on Facebook for more information.

Airs Thursday, June 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

‘Dylan Through the Decades’ webcast on Sunday, June 5th, 7 P.M.

The reviews are in:

”Every year it gets better and better. Maybe next year we'll meet live at the LIM.

“Great combination of musicians and choices of Dylan’s music. Great Rod MacDonald and friends wind-up”

”Great show tonight! Thank you so much. Many new faces which is always good. Can’t wait to have in person Dylan shows again.”

”A MILLION THANKS FOR A PHENOMENAL EVENING OF DYLAN'S MUSIC! Please know that there are so many of us who feel such a strong connection with your programming! Cannot wait until we will be able to interact in person again. THANK YOU! You made my day...week...month!”

”another GREAT WUSB/ LI MUSEUM Dylan webcast”

In case you missed the premiere you can still see the webcast for several weeks on YouTube at


Bob Dylan released his first album some 60 years ago on March 19, 1962.

He has recorded and performed ever since then. We will be featuring songs written by Dylan from the decade of the 1960's until the present decade. His most recent studio album, 'Rough and Rowdy Ways.' was released in 2020.

Here are the artists who will be participating:

Olivier Durand

The Kennedys

Jez Lowe

Ray Lambiase

Rod MacDonald & Big Brass Bed

Paul McKenna

Elliott Murphy

Willie Nile

Tom Russell

Steve Tilston