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Winter Reggae Marathon 2023

The 31st Annual 3 Day Winter Reggae Marathon, celebrating Bob Marley's birthday and Black History Month, will kick off at 12:01 AM on Friday, February 4th, following the end of “No Sound Test”, and conclude on Sunday, February 5th at 11:59 PM.

Friday, January 27 on Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

This week, Destinies travels from the old west to Texas in the 1990s to Stony Brook in 2011.

Tune in Friday night, and celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Lone Ranger with the story of his origin in "Ambush at Bryant's Gap" on the Destinies Radio Theater.

As Destinies' 38th annual tribute to the crews of the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, Evelyn Husband relates the story of Rick's training for his 1999 flight as pilot of the shuttle Discovery in part 13 of High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband.

And, return to I-Con 30 to learn who won the coveted t-shirt and plastic trophy in "I-Con's Got Talent-The Results!" Friday, January 27th, at 11:30 PM. Hosted by Howard Margolin (who is also one of the five I-Con's Got Talent finalists). Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Director Cyrus Neshvad Talks RED SUITCASE on THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Cyrus Neshvad, whose RED SUITCASE has been shortlisted for the 95th Academy® Awards, up next on Tom Needham' SOUNDS OF FILM

Director Cyrus Neshvad’s THE RED SUITCASE is a heartbreaking story of a 16-year-old Iranian girl who is visibly terrified after picking up her red suitcase at the airport. She is seen to be lost in thought and taking her time to leave the departure lounge. What awaits her on the other side of the automatic doors is even more daunting than we thought. THE RED SUITCASE is shortlisted for the 95th Academy® Awards after qualifying by winning the Oscar®-qualifying award at the Tirana International Film Festival.


Airs Thursday, January 26, 6-8 PM.

David Arquette Up Next on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

ON SACRED GROUND is based on the true events during the 2016 construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that runs through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The film follows DANIEL (William Mapother), a journalist and military veteran, and ELLIOT (David Arquette), an oil company executive, who find themselves on opposite sides of the fight during the construction of the contentious pipeline. As the story unfolds, the two characters go down separate paths during one of the most heated protests and confrontations with Native American tribes in modern US history.


Airs Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Joe Jencks and Rod MacDonald, Sunday, February 19th 3 P.M. in the Sunday Street Series


Come see Joe Jencks and Rod McDonald on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 PM, live at The Long Island Museum, Route 25A, Stony Brook

In February, 2019, Joe and Rod played a memorable concert for us in WUSB's Sunday Street Series in the Gillespie Room at The Long Island Museum. We are pleased to welcome them back.

Roger Street Friedman on a Special Edition of Fermented Radio, January 15 at 8:00 PM.

Sunday, January 15 at 8:00 PM, please tune in for an extra special edition of Fermented Radio.

Long Island native and bastard child of Laurel Canyon, Roger Street Friedman, joins us to discuss his brand new recording Love Hope Trust, a collaboration with the producing team of Larry Campbell and Justin Guip.

Roger and Larry play along with Jason Crosby, Gil Goldstein, Theresa Williams, Lucy Kaplansky, Jim Toscano and Matthew Schneider. Love Hope Trust is a wonderful collection of relevant songwriting with a stylistically diverse range of melodic content.

This conversation includes Roger describing his working relationship with Larry and Justin, the songwriting cycle, finding inspiration and being a husband and father. 

Destinies Promo for Friday, January 13

This week, Destinies salutes the 50th anniversary of a horror TV classic, relives the glory days of I-Con, and brings you an ancient myth in poetry form.

Tune in Friday night, and celebrate a half-century since the second appearance of reporter Carl Kolchak as Johnny Heller reads the prologue from Jeff Rice's novel The Kolchak Papers: The Night Strangler on the Destinies Audiobook Sampler.

Travel back to I-Con 30 for part one of highlights from "I-Con's Got Talent?" featuring songs from Jekyll and Hyde and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Plus, Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Maggots: A Rapture."

Friday, January 13th, at 11:30 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin (who also competes in I-Con's Got Talent?) and Christina M. Rau.
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DESTINIES-The Voice of Science Fiction for Friday, January 6.

his week, the Destinies Film Review Team assembles live for its 38th annual look back at the genre movies of the previous year.

Tune in Friday night, as Destinies' Fantastic Film Four take turns listing their five favorite and one least favorite science fiction, fantasy, adventure, horror, and super-hero movies of 2022, and discussing as many of the rest as they've seen.

Which of the 94 eligible movies of last year will make the cut? Will there be a consensus on any of them? Will one person's best be another's worst? Which film had the outstanding score of the year?

And, what are the movies worth on the famous Destinies zero to nine dollars rating scale?

Find out on Friday, January 6th, at 11:30 PM, when hosts Howard Margolin, Audrey Dettmering, Dave Campfield, and Timothy Gillespie review the films of 2022 on Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction.

Yaron Brook Talks War, Economics, Technology and Ideas on Tom Needham’s THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He wears many hats at the institute and travels extensively as ARI’s spokesman.

Brook can be heard on Yaron Brook Show, which airs live on YouTube, Spotify and Spreaker. He is also a frequent guest on national radio and television programs such as the Lex Fridman Podcast.


Airs Thursday, Janaury 5, 6-8 PM



DECONSTRUCTING KAREN’s Regina Jackson, Saira Rao, and Director Patty Ivins Specht Up Next on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

In this provocative documentary, white women experience RADICAL HONESTY ABOUT RACISM…their daily role in upholding it, their conditioning to ignore it and the essential part they can play in tearing down the systems that are killing black and brown people every single day.


Airs Thursday, December 15 from 6-8 PM.