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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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

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 #85 Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis

    GaiaGram #85 Environmental Headlines from around a planet in crisis

    - Ocean Temps Hotest ever
    - 129 degree heat wave for Argentina
    - New heat record for Austrailia
    - Englands waters have major pollution problems
    - New see through solar windows
    - New Technology to scrub CO2 from factories
    -Electric Ford 150 trucks super popular

    • 4 min
    Interview with Sarah-Jane Henry - Bridgeport Schools

    Interview with Sarah-Jane Henry - Bridgeport Schools

    GM of WPKN and host Steve di Costanzo interviews Sarah-Jane Henry Ed.D. the Director of Performing Arts and Visual Arts for the Bridgeport Public Schools. She discusses a new program called FAME and also talks a bit about access and equity to the arts in the Bridgeport Public Schools. It's Year One!

    • 15 min
    Interview with Gus Speth, author of "They Knew"

    Interview with Gus Speth, author of "They Knew"

    Gus Speth, the ultimate "insider" in the halls of government, international NGOs and U.S. nonprofits when it came to environmental issues, discusses his new book, "They Knew: The U.S. Federal Government's Fifty-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis"

    • 28 min
    The tragedy of "Indian Residential Schools"

    The tragedy of "Indian Residential Schools"

    A powerful interview with Sikowis Nobiss, an indigenous woman from Canada now living in the U.S., about her efforts to expose and heal from the tragedy of the remains of native children found in Canada in 2021.

    • 28 min
    Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

    Women's Earth and Climate Action Network

    An interview with Orielle Osprey Lake, executive director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, who describes the six-day, global women's assembly that took place shortly before the Glasgow climate summit

    • 23 min
    Between The Lines - 1/19/22 US Moving Toward Democracy Collapse, Canada Must Prepare

    Between The Lines - 1/19/22 US Moving Toward Democracy Collapse, Canada Must Prepare

    *Canadian Scholar Warns that America is Moving Toward Democracy Collapse & Rightwing Dictatorship; Thomas Homer-Dixon, executive director of the Cascade Institute at Royal Roads University; Producer: Scott Harris.
    *After 20 Years Human Rights Groups Continue to Demand Closure of US Guantanamo Prison; Dr. Maha Hilal, an organizer with the group Witness Against Torture; Producer: Scott Harris.
    *Mine Workers Union Split with Senator Joe Manchin Over his Opposition to Biden’s Build Back Better Bill; Phil Smith, the United Mine Workers of America’s director of communications and government affairs; 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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