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Witness to History, Memorial Day Special with Bob Persichitti on Global Rhythms

Join Chris LaPorta for a "Witness to History" Memorial Day Special when he welcomes centurion Mr. Bob Persichitti back to the airwaves of WUSB to discuss Bob's Book: Building an American Life.

Bob's book reflects on his life of 100 years, including Naval service in World War II as a Radio Operator on Vice Admiral R.K. Turner's flagship USS Eldorado in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Having traveled throughout the USA many times, Bob had a retirement residence in Sun City West, Arizona but now lives in Perinton, New York.

Tune in for another interesting conversation with Bob as we discuss his century of memories on the Global Rhythms show.

Black and white photo of Bob Persichitti that says "Bob as Navy Radioman 2nd Class Petty Officer."Picture of the front cover of Bob's book.

DESTINIES PROMO for May 19, 2023

This week, Destinies honors the memory of writer and transgender activist Rachel Pollack, who died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 77 on April 7th, with part one of a two-part memorial, in the full-length 237th edition of "Graphic Detail."

Tune in Friday night, and travel back to I-Con 14, where Rachel Pollack, then fresh off her two-year run as writer of DC Comics' Doom Patrol, discussed her work on the title, including how she inherited the writing reins from the legendary Grant Morrison; how she created comics' first transgender super-hero, Coagula; how she responded to the criticism of her work being "weird for weirdness' sake," and some of her most memorable stories for Doom Patrol.

You'll also hear about her early encounters with Neil Gaiman, her long-time interest in the Kabbalah and Tarot, and her writing of the Vertigo Tarot Deck.

Friday, May 19th, at 11:30 PM.
Hosted by Howard Margolin, who marks his 1,600th consecutive broadcast of
Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Award-Winning Director Dominik Moll Talks The Night of the 12th on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

Based on a true crime book by Pauline Guéna, THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH is a gritty mystery posing uneasy questions about the male-dominated world of law enforcement, and their ability to handle the violent crimes routinely perpetrated against women victims.

One of the most celebrated and acclaimed French films of 2022-3, following its international premiere at Cannes, THE NIGHT OF THE 12TH would go on to be nominated for 11 prestigious César Awards and capture seven, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Bouli Lanners), Most Promising Actor (Bastien Bouillon) and Best Sound. Also nominated for six 2023 Lumiere Awards, the gripping thriller would win two, including Best Film and Best Screenplay. It also won two 2023 Magritte Awards for Best Actor (Bouli Lanners) and Best Foreign Film in a Co-Production.

Airs May 18, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Destinies celebrates its 40th anniversary with a one-hour special.

This week, Destinies celebrates its 40th anniversary with a one-hour special.

Tune in Friday night, for a mix of the best material from the past year, as well as some all-new features.

You'll hear encore readings from authors J.H. Nadler, J.R.H. Lawless, and Patrick Thomas; never-before-aired commentary about Doctor Who from editor David Bushman; the radio debut of a song from The Ten Commandments-The Musical, introduced by singer, actor, and producer David Serero; Chrstina M. Rau's poem "Like Clockwork;" and a song from Alan Parsons' latest album, dedicated to the memory of his late partner Eric Woolfson, and the music they created for the Alan Parsons Project.

Plus, a collection of anniversary greetings from celebrity guests who have appeared on the show during the past 40 years.

And, call in during the show to take advantage of the special Radiothon offer available only during the broadcast.

Friday, April 28th, at 11:30 PM.
Hosted by Howard Margolin.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction on WUSB since 1983.

Director Sam Green Talks 32 SOUNDS on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

32 SOUNDS is an immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green that explores the elemental phenomenon of sound. The film is a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

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The program airs Thursday, April 27 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.