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Filmmaker Maren Poitras is FINDING THE MONEY on Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM

Get ready to embark on a thought-provoking journey with "FINDING THE MONEY," where American economist Stephanie Kelton explores the controversial world of Modern Money Theory (MMT). Kelton challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding the National Debt Clock, arguing that the ever-increasing numbers we see are not a burden on taxpayers or future generations. Instead, she posits that this "debt" represents the total amount of dollars created by the US federal government that now serve as assets in our hands.


This program airs Thursday, June 20 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Dr. Stephen Loyd on Play It Forward

From the team at Play It Forward:

Tune in Friday, 6/14, at 1 PM to WUSB.FM, 90.1 & 107.3 FM to a special episode of Play It Forward. We had the honor to interview Dr. Stephen Loyd, the doctor who inspired Michael Keaton’s ‘Dopesick’ character.

Dr. Loyd is the Chief Medical Officer at Cedar Recovery in Nashville, TN. Recognized as an Advocate for Action by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Dr. Loyd’s dedication to educating others on addiction and treatment is evident through over five hundred lectures on opioid use disorder and proper prescribing of controlled substances.
Dr. Loyd has been in recovery from opioid and benzodiazepine addiction since July 8, 2004. Dr. Loyd shares his personal story and connects his successful recovery to the social determinants of health. The experience galvanized him to move into addiction treatment and policy work. Dr. Loyd is now the medical director of a large addiction treatment facility in Nashville and works at an inner-city rehabilitation facility serving indigent women.
Since his recovery, Dr. Loyd has dedicated his energy toward not only addiction treatment but also influencing public health policies.

Ménage à Trois avec Couch Slut

Join Ménage à Trois June 15th for a discussion with New York's own Couch Slut, where they'll talk about Steely Dan, guys wearing Death in June shirts at concerts, and a presumably AI generated legal threat. They will also discuss their newest album *You Could Do It Tonight*, briefly. Catch the interview live at midnight 6/15, or whenever when they decide to upload it to Spotify.

Acappella Special with Bob Longman

Join us as Bob Longman features music from the realm of Acappella (and nearly so) music on Sunday June 16 2024, 1-3 pm.

Hear from the likes of Take 6, mpact, Rockapella, Eric Whitacre, Pentatonix, Realtime, the 5 Satins, the Persuasions, VOCES8, Chanticleer, the cast of Once, Boyz II Men, and college groups from all over, including Stony Brook University. Blending voices for covers, originals, oldies, and new music. Having a blast, making stuff that lasts. And if you know the songs, please sing along!

Health Matters at WUSB - June Schedule

June 2:

6pm, Pat Bishop, Peter Gillespie- American Cancer Society;

6:30 - Jane York, SBU Veteran Affairs

Patricia Bishop-Kelly; Peter Gillespie


June 16:

6pm, Jim Kelly, Vanderbilt Museum

6:30 - Jayden Reilly Fire Fighters/SBU, Terryville Fire Department - NY; Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps,

June 30:

6pm, LISVA - Director, Fred Sganga, Jeanmarie Brand, Day Care LISVH Stony Brook

6:30, Student Affairs with Dr. Marisa Bisiani & Dr. Rick Gatteau. SBU Student Affairs



DESTINIES PROMO for 5/24/24 (Destinies remembers Jan A.P. Kaczmarek)

This week, Destinies celebrates the 40th anniversary of a popular film, and honors the memory of an Academy Award-winning composer.

Tune in Friday night, as the Destinies Radio Theater marks the 40th anniversary of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with an adaptation of the movie featuring music by John Williams from the original film soundtrack.

In memory of composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, who died on May 21st at the age of 71, the Destinies Soundtrack Spotlight shines on his Oscar-winning score for 2004's Finding Neverland.

Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" answers a letter from an angry man whose life sucks. What kind of advice will the Elder god give?

Christina M. Rau reads her poem "The Encantada."

And, learn the first set of nominees for this year's Hugo Awards.

Friday, May 24th, at 11:30 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin, with Patrick Thomas, and Christina M. Rau.

Author Andrea Swensson Talks Prince & Purple Rain: 40 Years on Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM

Authoritatively written and including rare photography and memorabilia, this beautiful slip-cased volume is a stunning and in-depth celebration of Prince’s most iconic album and film, Purple Rain.

In 1984, Prince, along with his band, The Revolution, released what would become his best-selling album and a touchstone of 1980s pop culture. Worldwide, Purple Rain has gone on to sell 25 million copies and counting. In Prince and Purple Rain, Andrea Swensson, a Minneapolis-based journalist, and host/co-producer of the Official Prince Podcast, takes a deep dive into the legendary musician’s most famous album on its 40th anniversary.


Airs Thursday, May 21, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

5/17/24 on Destinies:The FuMP Desecrates Tom Lehrer)

From Howard Margolin:

In 2022, the legendary music satirist Tom Lehrer made his entire catalogue open to the public domain. Recently, the members of the Funny Music Project, or the FuMP, released a tribute album containing their versions of 25 of Lehrer's classic songs.

This Friday night at 11:15 PM, comedy rap artist and producer Devo Spice returns for his 8th appearance, to discuss and introduce selections from "The FuMP Desecrates Tom Lehrer."

You'll find out how the artists chose their songs, and why some decided to update the lyrics. You'll learn about Devo Spice's latest solo album, and the ongoing new additions to the FuMP's output.

And, you'll hear adaptations of Tom Lehrer's songs by The Consortium of Genius, Worm Quartet, the Great Luke Ski, Robbie Ellis, Lauren Mayer, Tom Smith, and Devo Spice, as well as a previously unreleased song by Tom Lehrer himself.

Friday, May 17th, at 11:15 PM.

Hosted by Howard Margolin.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Comic Legend Jimmy Tingle Talks 60 Minutes II and The Johnny Carson Show on SOUNDS OF FILM

Jimmy Tingle is a comedian, producer and actor who has worked as a humorist and commentator for “60 Minutes II” and MSNBC.

He’s appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, and many podcasts, and has appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson, CNN, “Conan O’Brien,” Comedy Central, “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special.

Feature film work includes Next Stop Wonderland, Boondock Saints, Head of State starring Chris Rock, and Clear History starring Larry David.


Airs Thursday, May 16, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.