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Songs For A Mid-Summer's Evening


WUSB's Sunday Street Series and The Long Island Museum join to present:

Songs for a Mid-Summer's Evening

Here's the lineup:

Beaucoup Blue, Daisycutter w/Sara Milonovich, Emily Duff, Antje Duvekot, Gathering Time, Elliott Murphy, Willie Nile, Gerry O'Beirne, Rod Picott, Ian Tamblyn, Jesse Terry, and Steve Tilston

The webcast will stream on the Long Island Museum's Facebook page:

There will also be a YouTube link on the day of the webcast.

Tim O'Brien on Country Pocket


Tim O’Brien will join Country Pocket on WUSB this Monday, July 19th at 6pm. We’ll play some tracks from the Grammy- and IBMA-award winning musician and vocalist’s new album “He Walked On” and discuss community, technology, and considering life in America from different perspectives. He also reveals how a trip to the grocery store led to a reimagining of a John Prine classic so tune in!



POV's STATELESS Director, Michèle Stephenson, HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT DO SOMETHING Filmmakers and BLIND MELON Join Tom Needham on the next SOUNDS OF FILM

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/stateless-h-chapin-blind-melon-docs...

Airs Thursday, July 15, from 6-8 PM.

Captain Phil Interview Pat Tallman then The Accountable Artist


During the 3:00 PM hour, Captain Phil welcomes back Pat Tallman, aka "Lyta Alexander" from Babylon 5, to talk about her upcoming events on https://b5events.com/ including an event with Claudia Christian on July 31.

Then in the 4:00 PM hour, we will talk to Aaron Clift of The Accountable Artist. He will give business and accounting advice for independent artists. We will also feature Rorie Kelly, a local Long Island artist, to discuss finance for independent artists.

All this and the best Prog Rock on any Planet!

THE NATION’S Tim Schwab Talks Bill Gates on SOUNDS OF FILM


Tim Schwab’s reporting sheds a light on the Gates Foundation’s two billion dollars in ‘charitable’ donations to private businesses, and documents how their endowment generates far more income than it gives away.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210708/1089250/the...

Airs Thursday, July 8, 6-8 PM.

Teona Strugar Mitevska , Josh Rogin, & Scott Adams Join Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM


Tune in Thursday evening, July 1 at 6:00 PM, for a great show featuring Teona Strugar Mitevska , Josh Rogin, & Scott Adams!

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/ep/2215318/nodx

Captain Phil Talks with Sci Fi Distilled about the Kirk and Norm Prusslin on WUSB's 44th year!


This Thursday, July 1st Captain Phil welcomes back Michael Schilling for one more chat before the virtual Shore Leave 41.6 takes place on July 10th and 11th! (www.shore-leave.com for details)

THEN it's time to talk about that "other" Captain with Captain Phil's buddies from Sci-Fi Disttilled Michael Rizzo and Marybeth Rikouski to talk about Sci-Fi distilled and the upcoming celebration for William Shatner's 90th birthday at the Star Trek set tour in Ticonderoga NY on July 23rd - 25th, 2021

Finally, we welcome in the 4pm hour Norm Prusslin, the man who help start it all as we
discuss and celebrate WUSB's 44th anniversary with Norm and talk about WUSB in 1977 and more!

All this AND a new episode of Nerd Alert news from Colleen Bement! Only on the best planet ever......Captain Phil's Planet!

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Lydia Lunch & Melanie on SOUNDS OF FILM


THE NATION'S Katrina vanden Heuvel, Singer/Writer, Lydia Lunch, and Woodstock Legend, Melanie, Join Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM!

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/katrina-vanden-heuvel-lydia-lunch-m...

Airs Thursday, June 24, 6-8 PM.

SWEET THING’S Alexandre Rockwell Up Next on SOUNDS OF FILM


Legendary Indie Film Director, Alexandre Rockwell, Joins Tom Needham on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Rockwell will be talking about his new film, SWEET THING, a Berlinale Bear Winner. The film is about two children who spend an eventful summer in a beach house.

For more information, visit https://patch.com/new-york/smithtown/calendar/event/20210617/1073733/swe...

Airs Thursday, June 17, 6-8 PM.

Richard Strauss and the Vienna Philharmonic

From WUSB and Stony Brook University alumnus Conor Rooney, who is now working with the marketing firm for the Vienna Philharmonic

No composer has had a closer relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic than Richard Strauss. Working together for more than half a century, Strauss premiered most of his new compositions with the orchestra, including Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche and his opera Ariadne auf Naxos.

His birthday will be celebrated on June 11th, 2021. Below is a video of the Vienna Philharmonic performing Vorspiel und Rosenüberreichung aus Rosenkavalier-Suite.