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WPKN is a nonprofit, freeform, community radio station (arts organization) that is more than 50 years old. The vision of WPKN is to build community, a loyal and growing audience, and an engaged and educated citizenry by providing the highest quality of free-form programming that broadcasts entertainment, music, news, thoughts, sounds, ideas and event listings that support free speech, diversity, and the interests of the local and global communities WPKN serves. Our radio frequency of 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)includes a coverage map of 1.5 million people in Farfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut and Suffolk county (The North Fork and Hamptons) in New York. WPKN also maintains an on-demand streaming and archive of WPKN programming as well as our WPKN PODCASTS that focus on 22+ 'talk-oriented' community, cultural and news programs. We also feature an expanding list of interviews with music personalities and artists from all over the world.

WPKN Community Radio WPKN Community Radio

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WPKN is a nonprofit, freeform, community radio station (arts organization) that is more than 50 years old. The vision of WPKN is to build community, a loyal and growing audience, and an engaged and educated citizenry by providing the highest quality of free-form programming that broadcasts entertainment, music, news, thoughts, sounds, ideas and event listings that support free speech, diversity, and the interests of the local and global communities WPKN serves. Our radio frequency of 89.5-FM (Bridgeport)includes a coverage map of 1.5 million people in Farfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties in Connecticut and Suffolk county (The North Fork and Hamptons) in New York. WPKN also maintains an on-demand streaming and archive of WPKN programming as well as our WPKN PODCASTS that focus on 22+ 'talk-oriented' community, cultural and news programs. We also feature an expanding list of interviews with music personalities and artists from all over the world.

    GaiaGram #74 Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis.

    GaiaGram #74 Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis.

    Governments still planning to extract huge amounts of fossil fuels
    TotalEnergies Knew fossil fuels threatened the global climate
    9.9% of scientists agree fossil fuels cause of climate change.
    Venice faces increased Flooding
    infrastructure bill includes funds for pollinators
    Monarchs maybe edging away from extinction

    • 4 min
    GaiaGram #73Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis.

    GaiaGram #73Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis.

    climate change "single biggest health threat facing humanity."
    This year is the second-largest global carbon emissions jump
    Arctic sea ice has been steadily decreasing
    Planet needs everyone buying electric vehicles
    five-point Elk freed of tire around neck

    • 4 min
    Garnett Ankle Chats With Lee Perry, Back Stage, Toads Place, New Haven, CT, November 1, 2001

    Garnett Ankle Chats With Lee Perry, Back Stage, Toads Place, New Haven, CT, November 1, 2001

    After the passing of singer, and producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, Garnett decides to share a conversation he had with the enigmatic one, twenty years ago while he worked at another radio station.

    • 10 min
    The State Of Affairs As The United States Struggles With Social Justice Challenges

    The State Of Affairs As The United States Struggles With Social Justice Challenges

    Host Garnett Ankle returns to live radio today after twenty months. His last recorded talk show was on Independence Day, Sunday, July 4, after which he took some personal time away.

    Today's show is dedicated to the memory of a friend and colleague, Mikki Barnes, host of Mikki's Room which continues to air by other hosts at its usual time of 10PM Eastern every Saturday for four hours. Mikki recently passed away after illness.

    On the show today, Garnett opens the phone line and takes calls. Today, there is no special topic. The caller may talk about anything on their mind. Garnett speaks on the state of affairs in the United States. The nation is becoming anti-democratic, and more racist, with the Republican Party leading the charge.

    Listen as some interesting callers/listeners call in to speak with Garnett.

    • 1 hr
    Cuba prepares to vaccinate 2-year olds

    Cuba prepares to vaccinate 2-year olds

    Sandra Levinson, executive director of the Center for Cuban Studies, reviews the progress the Cuban health care system is making toward getting 90% of its population vaccinated by the end of the year.
    Interview by Richard Hill

    • 30 min
    Between The Lines - 10/20/21 @2021 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

    Between The Lines - 10/20/21 @2021 Squeaky Wheel Productions. All Rights Reserved.

    *Campaign Demands AT&T End Support for Extremist One America "News" Network; Evan Feeney, Campaign Director with the group Color Of Change; Producer: Scott Harris.
    *The Great Strike of 2021: Millions of US Workers Abandon the Job Market; Jack Rasmus, author of "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy from Reagan to Trump;" Producer: Scott Harris.
    *“They Knew: The U.S. Government’s 50-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis;” James Gustave “Gus” Speth has a 50-year career at the top echelons of the environmental movement; Producer: Melinda Tuhus.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

CptSlippiefist ,

Always love you,

I moved away and journeyed the country and y’all were a definite miss! Back now and listening as I write! Staying true still! Hazzaa!

With love,
Dave

STEVEDICO ,

WPKN Community Radio

love this station...they've been around for more than 50 years and have never sounded better.

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