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Whatever Floats Yer Boat Playlists

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 08/01/2014

Southern Fried Friday Morning with "Catfish' Chris & Jerry D

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 07/25/2014

80's Dance Party!!!

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 07/18/2014

Alternate week-Jerry D with recordings of local artists from recent events.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 06/20/2014

Jerry D this week- Live recordings from Fadeley's featuring members of Free Grass Union and Shecky & The Twangtones performing together and separately.Also some Summer themed tunes and a couple from the Fundraiser Concert @ 89 North on 6/8/14.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 06/13/2014

Marshall Brown from Save The Great South Bay is my guest today. He's been blogging on the Huffington Post these past months (here's a link)




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Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 06/06/2014

Local artists and live recordings this week. Habanero next week. Jerry D hosting

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 05/30/2014

My guest today is Shoshanna McCollum,

About the Author of Fire Island
1994 would be the first time Shoshanna McCollum she set foot on Fire Island, This was when she was hired for the position of Curator at the Ocean Beach Historical Society about five years after graduating School of Visual Arts where she majored in painting. Here she met long time year-round resident, John McCollum and they wed in 1999. She was offered her first newspaper column the following year. This would lead to freelance writing for a number of local publications over the next decade, securing both state and regional journalism awards.

While Long Island has been her home for nearly 20 years, Shoshanna is a New England native, born the third of four children raised by J. David and Brina Cohen in Danvers, Massachusetts. Words, images, and story telling is in the blood as her family tree includes former U.S. Poet Laureate Howard Nemerov and the renowned photographer Diane Arbus on her mother’s side, as well as Golden-Age of Radio playwright and Academy Award nominee Norman Corwin on her father’s.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 05/02/2014

Featuring a phone Interview with Linda Richards from the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc-the environmental organization started by Pete Seeger in 1966. Jerry D filling in this week.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 04/04/2014

Spring into spring with info on how to tend our waterways, and what SOMAS (Stony Brook School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences) is up to these days.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 03/21/2014

Long Island Poetry!!! Spoken word, and local music about our amazing Island of Long

My guest this morning is Anthony DiMatteo. AnthonyDiMatteo@hotmail.com

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 03/07/2014

Trevor Christian of The New South filled in.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 02/21/2014

Transmitter woes!!! Our transmitter is still in rehab so you may not hear us so well over the terrestrial air waves, but you can listen online! We greatly appreciate everyone who has chipped in their nickels to help with the transmitter repairs. You can help too by going to www.wusb.fm/pledge. Thank you!

Spring is around the corner!!!
SEA-LI 2014 Inside Social Enterprise Event

Thursday February 27th 8:30-10:30 am at Island Harvest Food Bank, 40 Marcus Avenue, Hauppauge
Learn about the partnership between Elara Foodservice Disposables, a local for-profit Social Enterprise and Island Harvest Food Bank working together to help Long Islanders in need. Enjoy a complementary breakfast, program and guided tour.
Free to attend. RSVP by February 24 at https://sea-li2014.eventbrite.com info@sea-li.org 631-780-4704 www.sea-li.org

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 01/24/2014

Port Washington, NY January 17, 2014. Long Island Traditions and the Freeport School District are continuing their partnership that explores the traditional maritime culture in the age of Sandy and the decline of commercial and recreational fishing on Long Island. The partnership includes the 4th grade classes at the New Visions and Bayview elementary schools.

Using the fishing industry as a model, students will examine the occupational and recreational traditions of fishermen on Long Island, focusing on Nassau County’s north and south shores. They will learn about the tools and traps, boats and nets, rods and bait that are used by recreational and commercial fishermen from various communities on Long Island, identified by folklorist Nancy Solomon, executive director of Long Island Traditions.

Students will learn about the designs of tools used by fishermen such as nets, decoys, traps, fishing rods, boats and other objects that incorporate traditional design elements. They will learn about the traditional design principles embodied in these tools and how they have changed over time.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 01/10/2014

Happy New Year!

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 12/27/2013

Inhale, exhale. It's all uphill from here! Welcoming in the solstice

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 12/13/2013

Friday the 13th!!

My guest is Capt Ralph Towlen, Shinnecock, NY.

Check out his youtube channel for Seafood Safari. http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-5yst3ANk3C3W7OPgm03SA

Here's some info about his venture: Created SeafoodSafari.com and joined up with chef Kerry Heffernan (Bravo top chef masters finalist season 4) to do a show about harvesting sustainable seafood and providing professional cooking lessons.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 11/01/2013

Safe Boating Course - USCGA - 11/9 at the West Islip Library (9am - 4:30pm). Reservations required.
Includes lunch, course materials, Certificate
South Bay Cruising Club members $25; non-members $45
Reserve via email: rsformanjr@aol.com or jmmattera@yahoo.com
You MUST pre-register.

Whatever Floats Yer Boat playlist for 10/04/2013

The Long Island Nature Conservancy needs volunteers hardy enough to help load their boat and travel out on The Great South Bay to seed the bay bottom with clams.
In the past three years, their Shellfish Restoration Program has restocked the bay with over 7,000,000 cherrystone clams in places where they are most likely to spawn.

The hope is that if we can reintroduce these filter feeders to the bay, we can begin to clean it through natural means. Similar efforts are being tried in The Chesapeake Bay and New York harbor with oysters.

In 1976, 40% of the bay water was filtered by clams each day. Today, due to over harvesting and water pollution, that percentage is negligible and the Great South Bay is on life support.

If you can make it then to The West Sayville Boat Basin (at the end of Atlantic Avenue) Wed, Thurs, Fri of this week starting 9 and running to 2, then throughout the fall, weather permitting, Please email Chris Clapp at The Nature Conservancy at cclapp@tnc.org or phone him at

(631) 329-7689 Ext. 18 (Phone)
(631) 338-1966 (Mobile)