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Past Billy Joel Band Members and GIG ECONOMY Director Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Billy Joel Band's Liberty DeVitto and Richie Cannata, and THE GIG ECONOMY's Keif Roberts are Tom Needham's special guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

THE GIG ECONOMY, a deep dive into the gig economy, reveals its promise and pitfalls through intimate portraits of workers and interviews with leading experts. The gig economy promises freedom, flexibility and entrepreneurship to workers, but does not emphasize the many problems.

Keif Roberts is an award winning filmmaker. He has directed or co-directed several documentaries, including Anxious, South Bronx United, Under the Bus, Peter Pan Bakery, Working Horses, The Breach, Analog Dreams and Sick School. He has worked with ABC-TV, WPIX, NYRA, The ASPCA, DIY Network and New York Road Runners.

Longtime Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto and musician Richie Cannata will also be special guests this Thursday on the Sounds of Film. Liberty played drums on every Billy Joel album from 1976-1993, including the albums Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street, Glass Houses, and An Innocent Man. He is also prominently featured in the documentary Billy Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia. Richie joined them on the "Turnstiles," where he would play that amazing solo on New York State of Mind.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Past-Billy-Joel-Band-Members...

Airs Thursday, August 20, 6-8 PM.

Captain Phil Interviews McNally Waters on the Jim Dexter show


Tuesday August 18th 2020 Captain Phil welcomes Larry John McNally and Harry Waters (https://www.mcnallywaters.com/) to the Jim Dexter Show. Harry Waters and Larry John McNally are part of a fantastic line up of artists performing at the ProgStock Virtual series (https://www.StageIt.com/ProgStock) which continues this Saturday August 22nd with this incredible line up

Saturday, August 22:
4pm: IO Earth Acoustic (45 Minutes)
5PM: The Holzman/Getter Collective (45 minutes)
6PM: Beledo (45 minutes)
7PM: Mile Marker Zero (45 minutes)
8PM: McNally Waters (90 minutes)

This is an extended interview with Harry and Larry and we'll be featuring music by the duo as well as tracks we discussed throughout the conversation! Tune in, Stream it and then check out the online concert on Saturday August 22nd!
McNally Waters

Airs Tuesday, August 18, 6-8 AM.

CHARLES BUKOWSKI Documentary Producer, Silvia Bizio, Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM


Silvia Bizio, the producer and subject of YOU NEVER HAD IT - AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI, is Tom Needham's special guest on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

YOU NEVER HAD IT - AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI features rare, rediscovered lost 1981 footage of writer Charles Bukowski on a California night of wine & cigarettes at the peak of his success. Release coincides with what would've been his 100th birthday in August. The film is directed by Matteo Borgardt and is produced by subject and journalist Silvia Bizio.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/CHARLES-BUKOWSKI-Docum...

Airs Thursday, August 13, 6-8 PM.

Sunday Street Special - Willie Nile


The Sunday, August 16th edition of Sunday Street on WUSB, hosted by Charlie Backfish, will celebrate singer/songwriter Willie Nile's 40 years as
a recording artist.

Long Island's Paradiddle Records will release Willie Nile Uncovered on August 21st. This double CD album features
an incredible array of artists --- both local as well as nationally-touring --- performing their take on songs from Willie's
rich catalogue.

The list of participating artists includes Graham Parker, James Maddock, Elliott Murphy, Dan Bern, Nils Lofgrin, Richard Shindell, Richard Barone,
Kenny White, Slaid Cleaves, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, Emily Duff, Gene Casey, Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger, Pete Mancini,
Quarterhorse, Caroline Doctorow, Russ Seeger and others.

We'll be sharingmuch of the album along with Willie playing his own songs, along with a conversation with Bill Herman
as well as Willie himself.

We're on from 9 am until 12 noon.

Composer Joe Wong Talks Duncan Trussell's THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL composer Joe Wong, Stephen Merritt and director Chuck Smith are Tom Needham's special guests on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Composer-Joe-Wong-Talks-Dunc...

Airs Thursday, July 30, 6-8 PM.

Cartoonist Mr. Fish & GHOST WORLD's Thora Birch Up Next On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Writer/Cartoonist Mr. Fish, actress Thora Birch and author Andrew Solomon are Tom Needham's guests this Thursday on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Cartoonist-Mr-Fish-GHO...

Airs Thursday, July 23, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Ready Set Move (Team WUSB Track)

WUSB is offering special incentives for its listeners! 
  • Every listener who donates $10 or more to WUSB Radio will receive a pair of WUSB Stony Brook earbuds (carry case included) to take along on your walk! Donations can be placed directly at stonybrook.edu/wusbgiving
  • If you listen to WUSB while walking, and hear our DJs mention "Healthier U" on air, you can call in to our listener feedback line at 631-632-6901 for the chance to win special WUSB listener prizes!

WUSB Radio looks forward to movin' and groovin' with you! Register here to be part of our WUSB team and share your success each week www.tinyurl.com/readysetmoveWUSB    

Gabe's Flight interviews key figures in Concert for Cuba - Renowned Musicians to Unite in the World’s First

Gabe will air interviews with Bill Martinez and Raul Cuza about the Concert for Cuba on Gabe's Flight this upcoming Saturday, July 18, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.(EST)

Renowned Musicians to Unite in the World’s First “Concert for Cuba”, which streams live at Saturday, 8:00 PM (EST) and Sunday, 8:00 PM (EST) at https://www.twitch.tv/hothouseglobal

For more information about the concert, click here: https://hothouse.net/event/concert-for-cuba-event-information/

Film Music Composer Christopher Young On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Award-winning composer Christopher Young, writer Robert Greene and director Alexandria Bombach are Tom Needham's guests on this Thursday's SOUNDS OF FILM.

For more information about Tom's guests, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Film-Music-Composer-Christop...

Aired Thursday 6-8 PM.

Peter Arnett Talks DATELINE-SAIGON, Saddam Hussein & Osama bin Laden On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

DATELINE-SAIGON director, Tom Herman, and award-winning journalist, Peter Arnett, join Tom Needham on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. Maja Zdanowski, the writer and director of IN GOD I TRUST, will also be on the show.

Dateline-Saigon tells the inspiring story of a small group of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Malcolm Browne, Peter Arnett, and the great photojournalist, Horst Faas, who fought to report a truth that was vastly different from the rosy version put forth by the White House during the early years of the Vietnam War...even as their own government sought to discredit them. The film is narrated by Sam Waterston.

For more information, visit https://www.broadwayworld.com/long-island/article/Peter-Arnett-Talks-DAT...