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VIDEO MUSIC BOX’s Ralph McDaniels Up Next on the SOUNDS OF FILM

Legendary TV Host Ralph McDaniels Talks YOU’RE WATCHING VIDEO MUSIC BOX on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

YOU’RE WATCHING VIDEO MUSIC BOX chronicles the longest-running music video show in the world, Video Music Box, launched and hosted in New York City by visionary DJ and MC Ralph McDaniels. Since its debut in 1983, Video Music Box has remained a Hip Hop mainstay, with McDaniels (or “Uncle Ralph,” as he’s known to legions of fans) serving as a leading Hip Hop influencer, tastemaker and documentarian, showcasing and debuting Hip Hop videos and introducing viewers to future stars like Jay Z, LL Cool J, Nas, Nicki Minaj and Fat Joe long before they were icons of the genre.

Airs Thursday, December 16, 6-8 PM.

Natural Alternatives - Friday, December 17

Explore Empathetic Parenting for Today and Tomorrow with professional educator and psychologist John Scardina and his guest Karen Iacobucci, Associate Head of School at West Chester Friends School

How can children become kind, compassionate and ready to change the world some day?

For a parenting confidence boost in these difficult times during the pandemic and culture divide, listen in on Friday night as Natural Alternative’s new host, John Scardina, discusses how to practice empathetic and connected parenting. Going from telling kids what they think or feel (“eat something” but “I’m not hungry” or “put your coat on” but “I’m not cold”) to deeply connecting with and including children in the necessary tasks of making the family work, helping neighbors and those in need, and raising little ones to make a difference in this world, join in for this inspiring discussion. John and Karen discuss real world examples of school and professional study programs to raise awareness of better listening techniques and ways to think about privilege and pronouns. Learn about Traci Brazley's book Social Justice Parenting.

Parenting can seem overwhelming, especially now, so listen in to get some good tips on how to approach challenges you face on a daily basis. Become good parenting agitators and co-conspirators along with John and Karen!

RICKY POWELL: THE INDIVIDUALIST director Josh Swade Up Next on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM


tells the against-all-odds-story of New York City photographer Ricky Powell, who rose to worldwide fame while capturing one of the wildest, most electric times in popular culture.

From the Beastie Boys to Run DMC to Madonna to Warhol and Basquiat, Powell documented the music, fashion and art scenes of the 1980s and ’90s in downtown New York.

Powell became known as “The Rickster” – a man who wasn’t just covering the scene, he was the scene. RICKY POWELL: THE INDIVIDUALIST is directed by Josh Swade and produced by TIME Studios and SWADE Films.

Airs Thursday, December 9, 6-8 PM.

The Scotty O Show Thanksgiving Special

RADIOTHON SPECIAL: Stony Brook Concerts Marathon

On Saturday, November 27, WUSB is celebrating Stony Brook University's rich history of amazing concerts from world renowned bands and musicians, going back 60 years.

From 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, enjoy 12 hours of music from artists who have played at Stony Brook University. We'll have a few of them join us live on air while we unearth some live gems from our archives.

Joe V will kick us off at 10:00 AM with music from James Taylor, NRPS, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

Then at 1:00 PM, Charlie J will take the airwaves with a tribute to NRBQ.

At 3:00 PM, Mike Katzman joins Kenny Hahn with a Peter Gabriel special, than Marc Green and Bill Darling will play some Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane.

Buddy Merriam will come on at 6:00 PM with some Frank Wakefield and the Good Ol' Boys until 8:00 PM.

That's when DJ Bobby B and Kevin K will close out the special with Frank Zappa.

We'll also have Kingfish, Bill Monroe, QSM, Bromberg, Jackson Brownem Janis Joplin, Ian Moby Grape and so much more!