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Kenny Gradney of Little Feat Interview for WUSB's 46th Anniversary - June 23, 2023

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From Marc Greene:

Tune in on Friday morning, June 23, at 10:00 AM, for a special WUSB 46th Anniversary special 3-hour edition of Fermented Radio.

We are honored to have Kenny Gradney of Little Feat on the program. Kenny will tell us about joining the band right around the time of Dixie Chicken and what it's been like with Little Feat (and others) right on through to today. And just this week, Warner Bros. Records have reissued Sailin' Shoes and Dixie Chicken in amazing detail.

Fermented Radio airs each Friday only on WUSB, Stony Brook.

The Kennedys return to WUSB’s Sunday Street Series!

Release show for Headwinds, a new studio album of original songs.

Sunday, August 27th at 5 P.M. at The Long Island Museum, Rte.25A, Stony Brook


We’ve often referred to The Kennedys as the ‘musical heart and soul’ of WUSB’s The Sunday Street Series. They played our very first show in February, 2004 and have returned many times for Kennedy’s shows as well as being an integral part of our annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration.

Director Mary Harron Talks Dalíland & American Psycho on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FIlM

DALÍLAND stars Ben Kingsley as the titular Salvador Dalí, one of the most world-renowned artists of the 20th century and focuses on the later years of the strange and fascinating marriage between Dalí and his wife, Gala (Barbara Sukowa), as their seemingly unshakable bond begins to stress and fracture.

Set in New York and Spain in 1974, the film is told through the eyes of James (Christopher Briney), a young assistant keen to make his name in the art world, who helps the eccentric and mercurial Dalí prepare for a big gallery show. Rupert Graves, Suki Waterhouse, Andreja Pejic and Ezra Miller also star.


Airs June 8, 6-8 PM.

League of Extraordinary Star Trek Nerds live on Friday Night Free Form

Tune in to Friday Night Free Form for a live panel discussion on Season 3 of Star Trek Picard, as the League of Extraordinary Star Trek Nerds meets to relive the best and worst parts of the season.

The panel starts at 9:00 PM and features Marybeth Ritkouski, Michael Rizzo, Paul Levinson, Colleen Bement, Roy Bjellquist, and Captain Phil.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction for Friday, June 2.


This week, Destinies continues its spring movie coverage, and brings you new editions of its regular features.

Tune in Friday night, as the Destinies Audiobook Sampler salutes the release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with chapter 2 of Steve Bailing's novelization of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, read by Cary Hite.

In preparation for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, learn the origin of the Transformers, and the story of how they came to Earth in "The Battle for Cybertron," written by Scott Siegel, on the Destinies Radio Theater.

Patrick Thomas' "Dear Cthulhu" offers advice to a clown who is having trouble making a living when so many people are afraid of clowns. And, Christina M. Rau reads her poem "Thinking in Terms."

Friday, June 2nd, at 11:30 PM. Hosted by Howard Margolin, with Patrick Thomas and Christina M. Rau.

ACT NATURALLY: THE BEATLES ON FILM Author Steve Matteo Up Next on Tom Needham’s SOUNDS OF FILM

Steve Matteo is the author of “Act Naturally: The Beatles on Film,” as well as “Let It Be” published in 2004, part of the 33 1/3 series of books on individual albums. It was one of the featured books on the Abbey Road studios store website in 2020 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Let It Be album and film. He is also the author of Dylan, published in 1996. In addition, he contributed to The Beatles in Context, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2020. Publications he has written for include The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Rolling Stone, Spin, Interview, ELLE Magazine (US), and Salon.


Airs Thursday, June 1, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction for 5/26/23

From Howard Margolin...

This week, Destinies takes you from the Stony Brook campus to a galaxy far, far away, to the Spider-Verse.

Tune in Friday night, and hear the conclusion of the Rachel Pollack Memorial Interview, recorded at I-Con 14, in which the former Doom Patrol writer talks about her artistic collaborators on the series.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi", the Destinies Radio Theater presents "The Ewoks Join the Fight."

And, to prepare for next week's release of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse", the Destinies Audiobook Sampler features the start of Miles Morales' adventures in chapter one of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, read by Cary Hite.

Friday, May 26th, at 11:30 PM.
Hosted by Howard Margolin.

Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction

Witness to History, Memorial Day Special with Bob Persichitti on Global Rhythms

Join Chris LaPorta for a "Witness to History" Memorial Day Special when he welcomes centurion Mr. Bob Persichitti back to the airwaves of WUSB to discuss Bob's Book: Building an American Life.

Bob's book reflects on his life of 100 years, including Naval service in World War II as a Radio Operator on Vice Admiral R.K. Turner's flagship USS Eldorado in the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

Having traveled throughout the USA many times, Bob had a retirement residence in Sun City West, Arizona but now lives in Perinton, New York.

Tune in for another interesting conversation with Bob as we discuss his century of memories on the Global Rhythms show.

DESTINIES PROMO for May 19, 2023

This week, Destinies honors the memory of writer and transgender activist Rachel Pollack, who died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 77 on April 7th, with part one of a two-part memorial, in the full-length 237th edition of "Graphic Detail."

Tune in Friday night, and travel back to I-Con 14, where Rachel Pollack, then fresh off her two-year run as writer of DC Comics' Doom Patrol, discussed her work on the title, including how she inherited the writing reins from the legendary Grant Morrison; how she created comics' first transgender super-hero, Coagula; how she responded to the criticism of her work being "weird for weirdness' sake," and some of her most memorable stories for Doom Patrol.

You'll also hear about her early encounters with Neil Gaiman, her long-time interest in the Kabbalah and Tarot, and her writing of the Vertigo Tarot Deck.

Friday, May 19th, at 11:30 PM.
Hosted by Howard Margolin, who marks his 1,600th consecutive broadcast of
Destinies-The Voice of Science Fiction