Thursday, May 17, 2018

Friday's Jive

Good evening, it's Friday, May 18th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.
  

Here's some of what's going on in our area this week:



Good evening, it's Thursday, May 17th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture., Thanx for tuning in! 


Here’s some of the entertaining and cultural offerings happening in and around our region this week.


This Friday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown welcomes the return of David Davis with Sax InThe City. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with Source workshop, and in the afternoon there’s a Teen Open Mic. The Kennedys take the stage Saturday evening with acoustic folk and pop. The multimedia exhibit by artist Geonna Kline runs through the month. www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight Café Nine’s Women in Music Happy Hour features Sarah Witham and Joyce “The Voice ”Catalano. Friday night, Café nine presents Ponybird and Todd Lewis Kramer. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, and Saturday night H-Fi Radio, Reality Bomb, and Indoor Living take the Stage at Café Nine. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Manchurians and The Right Offs, and they round out the weekend Sunday evening with Ralph White, Dan Greene, and Alexander. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on tonight, Flatbush Zombies presents their See You in Hell Tour, appearing with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution. It’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party this week, and on Sunday they’ve got Hey Nineteen, a Tribute to Steely Dan. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, enjoy rock ‘n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s with Four Barrel Billy. On Saturday it’s the New England Blues Guitar Summit, and Sunday is the CT Blues Society Annual Band Challenge. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/   



At Infinity Hall in Hartford tonight it’s British Progressive Rock with RENAISSANCE. On Sunday Indivisible Connecticut presents Songs of Hope & Resolve with a host of performers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local action groups. Check the website for details. Thursday at Infinity Norfolk you can catch Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West Tour bringing Grammy award winning Country & Bluegrass to the stage. Sunday bring The Secret Sisters with Brian Dunne to perform Folk, Americana, and Country style music`  www.infinityhall.com

at the Webster Underground in Hartford On Saturday, they bring you Them Evils. www.webstertheater.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford tonight brings you it’s Soldiers of Solace, Noxii Arena, Interchange, and more. You can catch Pus, Wolfhead, Grey Cell and more on Saturday. On Sunday they’ve got a Flea Market and Swap Meet starting at 1 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Connecticut’s Old State House will feed you breakfast for free this Friday if you bike or walk in. Celebrate Bike to Work Day starting at 7 am. Details at www.ctosh.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts author Gloria F Perry who presents “Playing Your Game,” A Consequences Novel, in their Women in the NAACP lecture series on Saturday at 5 pm. Check the website for additional events, including readings and activities for kids. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Hartford Public Library ArtWalk program holds an Opening Reception Friday at 5:30 pm for its’ new exhibition Adam Viens: Linguistics Beheld. It deals with the nature of language and visual language in art. www.hplct.org

The Hartford Ballroom holds a dance social on the third Friday of each month. Novices are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com  

The annual Arts and Media Festival happens at Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College in Middletown this Friday at 6 pm. Enjoy media projects, art works, and mini-performances created by students. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ 

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown sponsors a Writing Group Saturday at 9:30 am, Write Your Family History. This group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Hartford Department of Recreation holds its annual Family Fun Fishing Derby Saturday at Godwin Park staring at 9 am. Bring your own tackle and gear.

Bike the Park happens once a month in Colt Park in Hartford May through October and starts this week at 10 am. A safety talk and map are included. www.hartford.com/events/

Free History Tours of the Church of the Good Shephard and Parish House, built by Samual Colt’s widow, happen this Saturday in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

The KNOX Greenhouse in Hartford kicks off the 2018 Green Team season in the greenhouse this Saturday with planting and beautification projects and community outreach. www.knoxhartford.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” Saturday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performance Center. www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Hitler’s Hollywood,” a documentary that collages key films from the Nazi era, “Claire’s Camera,” a French comedy about a schoolteacher in Cannes, and the recent superhero release, “Black Panther.” On Friday they open “1945,” a film about Holocaust guilt in Hungary, and “Lives Well Lived,” the collected stories of people aged 75 to 100. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues a run “Ismael’s Ghosts,” a French about the return of a filmmaker’s wife while he is shooting a movie. They open “Black Panther” on Thursday, and “Loveless” next Sunday.  Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:
Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with DJ Balsamic & DJ Pig in the City expounding on that Wesleyan music scene.

And from 6:30-7pm catch the Middletown Youth Radio Project, a weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sista Queen T - offering a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.   
                                                        
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

Bridging the night to the morning hours, from 11:30pm to 12:30am you’ll have An A and a B with DJ N following the premise that every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

From 12:30am until 3am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering the best urban contemporary, hip hop, and traditional gospel music on the planet!

From 3 until 5am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with theBBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation, and Pacifica.

Staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’sthe Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.


The written form for what you've heard on today’s Jive is online at wesufm.org/jive 

Is WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life? If you tune in regularly for music and perspectives you cannot find elsewhere, please consider supporting the service we provide with a donation today during our Spring pledge drive happening right now. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you! Check out our cool thank you gifts and make your donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge

Thursday's Jive


Good evening, it's Thursday, May 17th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture., Thanx for tuning in! 


Here’s some of the entertaining and cultural offerings happening in and around our region this week.

Tonight At the Russell Library in Middletown, Sharpen Your Networking and Interview Skills, Thursday evening at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

This Friday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown welcomes the return of David Davis with Sax InThe City. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with Source workshop, and in the afternoon there’s a Teen Open Mic. The Kennedys take the stage Saturday evening with acoustic folk and pop. The multimedia exhibit by artist Geonna Kline runs through the month. www.buttonwood.org

In New Haven tonight There’s a Record Release Show on Thursday for A/8 where you can catch you can catch Ulteria DJ Richard, DJ tii 99, and more. Friday Café Nine’s Women in Music Happy Hour features Sarah Witham and Joyce “The Voice ”Catalano. Friday night, Café nine presents Ponybird and Todd Lewis Kramer. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, and Saturday night H-Fi Radio, Reality Bomb, and Indoor Living take the Stage at Café Nine. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Manchurians and The Right Offs, and they round out the weekend Sunday evening with Ralph White, Dan Greene, and Alexander. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on tonight, it’s Cham, Serani, Cecile and Kiprich, and more. On Friday Flatbush Zombies presents their See You in Hell Tour, appearing with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution. It’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party this week, and on Sunday they’ve got Hey Nineteen, a Tribute to Steely Dan. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight,Liviu’s Invitational happens every Thursday, and on Friday enjoy rock ‘n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s with Four Barrel Billy. On Saturday it’s the New England Blues Guitar Summit, and Sunday is the CT Blues Society Annual Band Challenge. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/   


tonight Manic Presents, Marco Benevento and Brian Larney at College St Music Hall. www.manicpresents.com


At Infinity Hall in Hartford you can hear blues and rock on Thursday with Doyle Bramhall II. On Friday it’s British Progressive Rock with RENAISSANCE. On Sunday Indivisible Connecticut presents Songs of Hope & Resolve with a host of performers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local action groups. Check the website for details. Thursday at Infinity Norfolk you can catch Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West Tour bringing Grammy award winning Country & Bluegrass to the stage. Sunday bring The Secret Sisters with Brian Dunne to perform Folk, Americana, and Country style music`  www.infinityhall.com

Trivium, ’68, and Soldiers of Solace are at the Webster Underground in Hartford Thursday. On Saturday, they bring you Them Evils. www.webstertheater.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Howling Giant, Owl Maker, and Gorge on Thursday. On Friday, it’s Soldiers of Solace, Noxii Arena, Interchange, and more. You can catch Pus, Wolfhead, Grey Cell and more on Saturday. On Sunday they’ve got a Flea Market and Swap Meet starting at 1 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Connecticut’s Old State House will feed you breakfast for free this Friday if you bike or walk in. Celebrate Bike to Work Day starting at 7 am. Details at www.ctosh.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts author Gloria F Perry who presents “Playing Your Game,” A Consequences Novel, in their Women in the NAACP lecture series on Saturday at 5 pm. Check the website for additional events, including readings and activities for kids. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Hartford Public Library ArtWalk program holds an Opening Reception Friday at 5:30 pm for its’ new exhibition Adam Viens: Linguistics Beheld. It deals with the nature of language and visual language in art. www.hplct.org

The Hartford Ballroom holds a dance social on the third Friday of each month. Novices are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com  

The annual Arts and Media Festival happens at Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College in Middletown this Friday at 6 pm. Enjoy media projects, art works, and mini-performances created by students. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ 

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown sponsors a Writing Group Saturday at 9:30 am, Write Your Family History. This group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Hartford Department of Recreation holds its annual Family Fun Fishing Derby Saturday at Godwin Park staring at 9 am. Bring your own tackle and gear.

Bike the Park happens once a month in Colt Park in Hartford May through October and starts this week at 10 am. A safety talk and map are included. www.hartford.com/events/

Free History Tours of the Church of the Good Shephard and Parish House, built by Samual Colt’s widow, happen this Saturday in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

The KNOX Greenhouse in Hartford kicks off the 2018 Green Team season in the greenhouse this Saturday with planting and beautification projects and community outreach. www.knoxhartford.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” Saturday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performance Center. www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Hitler’s Hollywood,” a documentary that collages key films from the Nazi era, “Claire’s Camera,” a French comedy about a schoolteacher in Cannes, and the recent superhero release, “Black Panther.” On Friday they open “1945,” a film about Holocaust guilt in Hungary, and “Lives Well Lived,” the collected stories of people aged 75 to 100. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues a run “Ismael’s Ghosts,” a French about the return of a filmmaker’s wife while he is shooting a movie. They open “Black Panther” on Thursday, and “Loveless” next Sunday.  Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:


5:05-6:30pm Homegrown with Rob DeRosa Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience. Hey, It’s Homegrown...want some?

6:30-8pm Imagine with Karen Stein Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!

8-9:30pm Evening Jazz with Bill Denert A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. “Hearing is the best experience”

9:30-10:30pm Everything Now with Chris and Al From indie rock to folk to electronic and more, Chris and Al pick whatever they’re feeling each week to share with you.

10:30-11pm Spicy! Spicy! Hot! Hot! with Beizo Bish and Jew Chainzs Scalding hot takes on a new area of pop culture each week, featuring topical tracks and a variety of dynamic guests.

11pm-midnight The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutants An exploration of the influence of American cultural imperialism on foreign music, such as Korean Hip-Hop, Japanese Jazz, and Peruvian Punk and so much more.

midnight-1am Jazzalicious Definition with DJ Stocks’n’Socks and MC McGee Jazzalicious travels through the history of jazz by highlighting a different artist, sub-genre, or time period each week.

1-2am (1,3,5) Road Trip with DJ G and Victoria Our show will feature local artists from different cities across the county. Each show will focus on one city and feature mostly alternative rock artists. 

(2,4) The Sonic Hour with DJ Jackson Focus on indie rock, prog pop, power pop, indie pop, etc. 
Shows will compare music from a previous generation with their contemporaries.

2-3am (1,3,5) Modern French Touch with Sam A look at France’s modern electro house scene, through the emergence of newly influential French touch labels. 

(2,4) Doin’ It For Yourself with DJ Chrystanthemum and DJ Baby Boy DJs Chrystanthemum and Baby Boy showcase the world of DIY, from backyard inventors to bedroom musicians.
3-4am The Hour of Slack from the Church of The Subgenius.

At 4am We bring you the BBC World Report and we kick of weekdays with Morning Edition from NPR From 59am.

Is WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life? If you tune in regularly for music and perspectives you cannot find elsewhere, please consider supporting the service we provide with a donation today during our Spring pledge drive happening right now. Every dollar counts and we need to hear from you! Check out our cool thank you gifts and make your donation online at www.wesufm.org/pledge

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Thanks for joining us and Stay tuned for a stiff does of Homegrown with Rob DeRosa, up next.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Weds 05-16-18 jive


Good evening, it's Wednesday, May 16th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night' Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!
Here’s some of the entertaining and cultural offerings happening in and around our region this week.


In New Haven tonight/Wednesday, Café Nine presents Shilpa Ray, appearing with Hnry Flwer. There’s a Record Release Show on Thursday for A/8 where you can catch you can catch Ulteria DJ Richard, DJ tii 99, and more. Friday Café Nine’s Women in Music Happy Hour features Sarah Witham and Joyce “The Voice ”Catalano. Friday night, Café nine presents Ponybird and Todd Lewis Kramer. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, and Saturday night H-Fi Radio, Reality Bomb, and Indoor Living take the Stage at Café Nine. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Manchurians and The Right Offs, and they round out the weekend Sunday evening with Ralph White, Dan Greene, and Alexander. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, on Thursday, it’s Cham, Serani, Cecile and Kiprich, and more. On Friday Flatbush Zombies presents their See You in Hell Tour, appearing with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution. It’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party this week, and on Sunday they’ve got Hey Nineteen, a Tribute to Steely Dan. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight, it’s their Wednesday Community Blues Jam. Liviu’s Invitational happens every Thursday, and on Friday enjoy rock ‘n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s with Four Barrel Billy. On Saturday it’s the New England Blues Guitar Summit, and Sunday is the CT Blues Society Annual Band Challenge. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/   

Americana singer/songwriter Jill Sobule performs acoustic concerts in Mark Twain’s library tonight/ Wednesday at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Details at www.marktwainhouse.org

Manic Presents is at The Spaceland Ballroom tonight/Wednesday. You can catch Magic Giant and Young Rising Sons. Thursday Manic present Marco Benevento and Brian Larney at College St Music Hall. www.manicpresents.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, there’s a lecture on Job Search in the Digital Age Thursday at 3 pm, and a workshop, Sharpen Your Networking and Interview Skills, Thursday evening at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

This Friday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown welcomes the return of David Davis with Sax InThe City. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with Source workshop, and in the afternoon there’s a Teen Open Mic. The Kennedys take the stage Saturday evening with acoustic folk and pop. The multimedia exhibit by artist Geonna Kline runs through the month. www.buttonwood.org

The Greater Hartford Arts Council holds an Effective Program Design Workshop Thursday at 9 am at its Pearl Street location. Learn how to improving design can improve grant and sponsorship success. www.letsgoarts.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford you can hear blues and rock on Thursday with Doyle Bramhall II. On Friday it’s British Progressive Rock with RENAISSANCE. On Sunday Indivisible Connecticut presents Songs of Hope & Resolve with a host of performers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local action groups. Check the website for details. Thursday at Infinity Norfolk you can catch Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West Tour bringing Grammy award winning Country & Bluegrass to the stage. Sunday bring The Secret Sisters with Brian Dunne to perform Folk, Americana, and Country style music`  www.infinityhall.com

Trivium, ’68, and Soldiers of Solace are at the Webster Underground in Hartford Thursday. On Saturday, they bring you Them Evils. www.webstertheater.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Howling Giant, Owl Maker, and Gorge on Thursday. On Friday, it’s Soldiers of Solace, Noxii Arena, Interchange, and more. You can catch Pus, Wolfhead, Grey Cell and more on Saturday. On Sunday they’ve got a Flea Market and Swap Meet starting at 1 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Connecticut’s Old State House will feed you breakfast for free this Friday if you bike or walk in. Celebrate Bike to Work Day starting at 7 am. Details at www.ctosh.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts author Gloria F Perry who presents “Playing Your Game,” A Consequences Novel, in their Women in the NAACP lecture series on Saturday at 5 pm. Check the website for additional events, including readings and activities for kids. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Hartford Public Library ArtWalk program holds an Opening Reception Friday at 5:30 pm for its’ new exhibition Adam Viens: Linguistics Beheld. It deals with the nature of language and visual language in art. www.hplct.org

The Hartford Ballroom holds a dance social on the third Friday of each month. Novices are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com  

The annual Arts and Media Festival happens at Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College in Middletown this Friday at 6 pm. Enjoy media projects, art works, and mini-performances created by students. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/ 

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown sponsors a Writing Group Saturday at 9:30 am, Write Your Family History. This group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Hartford Department of Recreation holds its annual Family Fun Fishing Derby Saturday at Godwin Park staring at 9 am. Bring your own tackle and gear.

Bike the Park happens once a month in Colt Park in Hartford May through October and starts this week at 10 am. A safety talk and map are included. www.hartford.com/events/

Free History Tours of the Church of the Good Shephard and Parish House, built by Samual Colt’s widow, happen this Saturday in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

The KNOX Greenhouse in Hartford kicks off the 2018 Green Team season in the greenhouse this Saturday with planting and beautification projects and community outreach. www.knoxhartford.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” Saturday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performance Center. www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Hitler’s Hollywood,” a documentary that collages key films from the Nazi era, “Claire’s Camera,” a French comedy about a schoolteacher in Cannes, and the recent superhero release, “Black Panther.” On Friday they open “1945,” a film about Holocaust guilt in Hungary, and “Lives Well Lived,” the collected stories of people aged 75 to 100. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues a run “Ismael’s Ghosts,” a French about the return of a filmmaker’s wife while he is shooting a movie. They open “Black Panther” on Thursday, and “Loveless” next Sunday.  Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/

Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:

Right after the Jive at Five on Wednesdays its the Latin Music Hour with Isabel Calione Latin music from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s. 

At 6pm  Captured with DJ Aurah Explores the art of writing about other people.

From 6:30-8pm Fusion Radio with James Fusion presents a 90 minute techno mix.

At 8pm The Warehouse with Mike Nyce features underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

From 9:30-11pm  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks wraps up our electronic dance music block.

From 11-midnight dumpster dive with smelly and yourstruly presents punk, art pop and diy coming from a garbage compactor near you.

At midnight THE TONIGHT SHOW with Balsamic and Shlomo is a Late-Night talk show style show concerning pop culture, politics and new music

From 1-2am Kellex and Kleenog’s Radio Hour keeps the fun going with experimental music and talk.

From 2-4am DJ Coroner’s Last Will and Testimony Haunts the Midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, poetry readings and more--sonic flotsam from the abandoned station.
And at 4am, the BBC World News comes on board and we begin our broadcast day with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.

We are having a spring Pledge Drive right now. As WESU’s 80th anniversary is approaching, here comes a great opportunity to support this University-affiliated radio station. Since 1939, WESU station has offered various programs, accompanied generations of students and community members, and provided a platform for students to engage in practical media work. You can help us keep running this station and better benefit the whole community by donating through wesufm.org/pledge. We appreciate every donation you might have to offer. Nothing is too small. Thank you so much.

That's all for today's Jive at Five. Join us weekdays at 4:55 for a daily rundown of area happenings a rundown of evening programming on WESU Middletown!

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for the Latin Music Hour!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday 5-15-18 Jive


Good evening, it's Tuesday, May 14th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Marianne O’Hare, producer of Conversations on Healthcare, heard Wednesdays at 4:30 right before the Jive at Five.

Here’s some of the entertaining and cultural offerings happening in and around our region this week.

The Cromwell Belden Library invites you to drop in for Kindness Crafts with R.J. Palacio tonight/Tuesday at 6:30 in conjunction with the One Book on the Riverbend series.

In New Haven tonight, Café Nine presents a double bill with Pleasure Beach and Falconeer. Wednesday’s headliner at Café nine is Shilpa Ray, appearing with Hnry Flwer. There’s a Record Release Show on Thursday for A/8 where you can catch you can catch Ulteria DJ Richard, DJ tii 99, and more. Friday Café Nine’s Women in Music Happy Hour features Sarah Witham and Joyce “The Voice ”Catalano. Friday night, Café nine presents Ponybird and Todd Lewis Kramer. Saturday’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, and Saturday night H-Fi Radio, Reality Bomb, and Indoor Living take the Stage at Café Nine. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Manchurians and The Right Offs, and they round out the weekend Sunday evening with Ralph White, Dan Greene, and Alexander. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, tonight, they’ve got Theory of a Deadman and Falling Through April on Tuesday. On Thursday, it’s Cham, Serani, Cecile and Kiprich, and more. On Friday Flatbush Zombies presents their See You in Hell Tour, appearing with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution. It’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party this week, and on Sunday they’ve got Hey Nineteen, a Tribute to Steely Dan. www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight with the Rick Germanson Trio. Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra does jazz, soul, and classics on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it’s their Community Blues Jam. Liviu’s Invitational happens every Thursday, and on Friday enjoy rock ‘n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s with Four Barrel Billy. On Saturday it’s the New England Blues Guitar Summit, and Sunday is the CT Blues Society Annual Band Challenge. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/   

Americana singer/songwriter Jill Sobule performs acoustic concerts in Mark Twain’s library tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Details at www.marktwainhouse.org

Hands on Hartford invites you to a meeting about starting a food coop in the city on tonight/Tuesday at 7 pm at their Bartholomew Avenue location. There’s another discussion at Toivo on Saturday at 2 pm. Details at www.handsonhartford.org  

Manic Presents is at the College Street Music Hall on tonight/Tuesday with Blackberry Smoke and their Find a Light Tour, along with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. At The Spaceland Ballroom tomorrow/Wednesday you can catch Magic Giant and Young Rising Sons. Thursday Manic present Marco Benevento and Brian Larney at College St Music Hall. www.manicpresents.com


The Russell Library in Middletown sponsors Talk with a Walk. Wednesday at 1pm for an off-site walk to discuss “Wonder,” as part of the One Book on the Riverbend series. Meet in the lobby. They hold blood pressure screenings on Wednesday at 1:30 in conjunction with the YMCA.The Y also presents a Nutritional Education lecture Wednesday at 2 pm. There’s a lecture on Job Search in the Digital Age Thursday at 3 pm, and a workshop, Sharpen Your Networking and Interview Skills, Thursday evening at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org

This Friday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown welcomes the return of David Davis with Sax InThe City. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with Source workshop, and in the afternoon there’s a Teen Open Mic. The Kennedys take the stage Saturday evening with acoustic folk and pop. The multimedia exhibit by artist Geonna Kline runs through the month. www.buttonwood.org


The Greater Hartford Arts Council holds an Effective Program Design Workshop Thursday at 9 am at its Pearl Street location. Learn how to improving design can improve grant and sponsorship success. www.letsgoarts.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford you can hear blues and rock on Thursday with Doyle Bramhall II. On Friday it’s British Progressive Rock with RENAISSANCE. On Sunday Indivisible Connecticut presents Songs of Hope & Resolve with a host of performers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local action groups. Check the website for details. Thursday at Infinity Norfolk you can catch Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West Tour bringing Grammy award winning Country & Bluegrass to the stage. Sunday bring The Secret Sisters with Brian Dunne to perform Folk, Americana, and Country style music`  www.infinityhall.com

Trivium, ’68, and Soldiers of Solace are at the Webster Underground in Hartford Thursday. On Saturday, they bring you Them Evils. www.webstertheater.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Howling Giant, Owl Maker, and Gorge on Thursday. On Friday, it’s Soldiers of Solace, Noxii Arena, Interchange, and more. You can catch Pus, Wolfhead, Grey Cell and more on Saturday. On Sunday they’ve got a Flea Market and Swap Meet starting at 1 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Connecticut’s Old State House will feed you breakfast for free this Friday if you bike or walk in. Celebrate Bike to Work Day starting at 7 am. Details at www.ctosh.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts author Gloria F Perry who presents “Playing Your Game,” A Consequences Novel, in their Women in the NAACP lecture series on Saturday at 5 pm. Check the website for additional events, including readings and activities for kids. www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Hartford Public Library ArtWalk program holds an Opening Reception Friday at 5:30 pm for its’ new exhibition Adam Viens: Linguistics Beheld. It deals with the nature of language and visual language in art. www.hplct.org

The Hartford Ballroom holds a dance social on the third Friday of each month. Novices are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com  

The annual Arts and Media Festival happens at Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College in Middletown this Friday at 6 pm. Enjoy media projects, art works, and mini-performances created by students. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown sponsors a Writing Group Saturday at 9:30 am, Write Your Family History. This group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Hartford Department of Recreation holds its annual Family Fun Fishing Derby Saturday at Godwin Park staring at 9 am. Bring your own tackle and gear.

Bike the Park happens once a month in Colt Park in Hartford May through October and starts this week at 10 am. A safety talk and map are included. www.hartford.com/events/

Free History Tours of the Church of the Good Shephard and Parish House, built by Samual Colt’s widow, happen this Saturday in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

The KNOX Greenhouse in Hartford kicks off the 2018 Green Team season in the greenhouse this Saturday with planting and beautification projects and community outreach. www.knoxhartford.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” Saturday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performance Center. www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:


Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Hitler’s Hollywood,” a documentary that collages key films from the Nazi era, “Claire’s Camera,” a French comedy about a schoolteacher in Cannes, and the recent superhero release, “Black Panther.” On Friday they open “1945,” a film about Holocaust guilt in Hungary, and “Lives Well Lived,” the collected stories of people aged 75 to 100. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues a run “Ismael’s Ghosts,” a French about the return of a filmmaker’s wife while he is shooting a movie. They open “Black Panther” on Thursday, and “Loveless” next Sunday.  Check the website for full schedule and screening times. http://www.cinestudio.org/


Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:”


From 6-8pm it’s Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, offering an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music with a roots influence plus a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.

At 8pm stay tuned for The Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, A weekly spotlight of Connecticut arts and culture.

From 9-10pm IT’s The Test Patterns Show with Chaim O'Brien-Blumenthal

At 10 stick and stay for Bitchin' with Madam Ovary, WESU's feminist radio hour packed with reporting on current events, interviews with student artists and activists, and music by women and queer artists.

From 11-midnight, tonight its “Hey you like it when…?” with DJ Magilla Madman and DJ Formerly Known as Cheese.

From midnight-1am stay tuned for Mixed Media with DJ Pig in the City and DJ Megnanimous

From 1-2am its The Make Out Room with joseph offering some radio love in The Make Out Room, the fictional club of your most amorous dreams.

At 2am its Middletown by Moonlight with DJ Monsoon Moon presenting a tour of the rare and obscure best albums from around the globe.

We kick off our weekday program at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR, followed by a diverse mix of talk radio from Pacifica and NPR throughout the day.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, tune in each weekday at 4:55 for our rundown of local events and entertainment and our evening lineup here on WESU Middletown.
Find the script for this show, our current program schedule, a link to listen live, program archives and a link to make your safe secure online donation in support of our spring pledge drive happening right now online at www.wesufm.org   Every Dollar counts and we need to hear from you! 

Stay tuned for Spilled Milk with Charlotte, up next!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday 5-14-18 jive


 Good evening, it's Monday, May 14th. This is the Jive at Five, our daily community calendar and rundown of nighttime programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown. By day, WESU offers talk radio from NPR and Pacifica, as well as independent and local public affairs sources. Weeknights and weekends our student and community volunteers bring you the best in free-form programming.

I’m Maria Johnson, producer and host of Reasonably Catholic: Keeping the Faith, which airs every first, third and fifth Tuesday, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow:  a visit with Franco Liseo, in celebration of his having hosted an Italian news and music show on WESU for thirty years! Franco whose DJ name is Francaccio di Roma,  has fans on both sides of the Atlantic who listen faithfully to Avanti Tutta every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. In Middletown especially Franco is a celebrity. As a city resident, I was eager to pick his brain about the Italian community here, and also about his Catholic background. Franco actually was confirmed by a pope and has the photo to prove it! If you can’t listen live today, I’ll post on the reasonablycatholic.com blog later tonight the audio of this episode and that photo of Franco’s confirmation, plus a picture of Franco on the air, and also one of the sheet cake Franco brought to the staff meeting in March, because Italians know how to celebrate. During our spring pledge drive, I'm inviting listeners to mark Reasonably Catholic's fifth birthday by giving any amount with a five in it! Please go to wesufm.or/pledge to donate! Thanks

In New Haven, Café Nine’s Manic Mondays brings you Weakened Friends, Bat House, and Sarah Golley. It’s   $2 Tuesday tomorrow with Pleasure Beach and Falconeer. Wednesday’s headliner is Shilpa Ray, appearing with Hnry Flwer. There’s a Record Release Show on Thursday for A/*, and you can catch Ulteria DJ Richard, DJ tii 99, and more. Friday’s Women in Music Happy Hour features Sarah Witham and Joyce “The Voice ”Catalano, , and the late show’s got Ponybird and Todd Lewis Kramer. Saturday’s Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances, followed by the late show with H-Fi Radio, Reality Bomb, and Indoor Living. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features The Manchurians and The Right Offs, and they round out the weekend with Ralph White, Dan Greene, and Alexander. http://www.cafenine.com/

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, it’s the Night of Smooth Jazz with Rohn Lawrence & Friends in Lilly’s Pad. They’ve got Theory of a Deadman and Falling Through April on Tuesday. On Thursday, it’s Cham, Serani, Cecile and Kiprich, and more. On Friday Flatbush Zombies presents their See You in Hell Tour, appearing with Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution. It’s another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party this week, and on Sunday they’ve got Hey Nineteen, a Tribute to Steely Dan. www.toadsplace.com

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown brings you the Anything Goes Open Mic & Moments of Gratitude tonight with Ashley Hamel. On Tuesday they start a six-week Chi Balance class with Mike McEwen. There’s also Intentional & Empowering Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing. The Chi Balance class is offered again Wednesday night. On Thursday it’s Shaking the Tree, a Gong and Sound Meditation, and on Friday they bring in David Davis with Sax In The City. On Saturday morning it’s the Aligned with Source workshop, and in the afternoon there’s a Teen Open Mic. The Kennedys take the stage Saturday evening with acoustic folk and pop. The multimedia exhibit by artist Geonna Kline runs through the month. www.buttonwood.org

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s Jazz Mondays tonight with the Rick Germanson Trio. Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra does jazz, soul, and classics on Tuesday, and on Wednesday it’s their Community Blues Jam. Liviu’s Invitational happens every Thursday, and on Friday enjoy rock ‘n’ roll from the 50’s and 60’s with Four Barrel Billy. On Saturday it’s the New England Blues Guitar Summit, and Sunday is the CT Blues Society Annual Band Challenge. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/   

There’s a Storytelling Open Mic tonight at 9 pm at Conspiracy, 250 Main St Middletown. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Hands on Hartford invites you to a meeting about starting a food coop in the city on Tuesday at 7 pm at their Bartholomew Avenue location. There’s another discussion at Toivo on Saturday at 2 pm. Details at www.handsonhartford.org  

American singer/songwriter Jill Sobule performs acoustic concerts in Mark Twain’s library on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Details at www.marktwainhouse.org

The Hartford Mindfulness Center hosts Tai Chi Qigong Tuesdays at 5 pm. They also offer Mindfulness Meditation After Work every Wednesday at 6:15 pm, and there’s a Sound Healing on Thursday. Their Refuge Recovery program happens Sunday evenings, all at their Farmington Avenue location.  www.facebook.com/pg/hartfordmindfulnesscenter

 The Cromwell Belden Library invites you to drop in for Kindness Crafts with R.J. Palacio Tuesday at 6:30 in conjunction with the One Book on the Riverbend series. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

Learn African Kizomba Dance, a fun, low impact activity, at The 224 in Hartford on Tuesday at 6 pm. Details at www.hartford.com/events/ 

Manic Presents is at the College Street Music Hall on Tuesday with Blackberry Smoke and their Find a Light Tour, along with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown. They move to the Space Ballroom on Wednesday with Magic Giant and Young Rising Sons and return on Thursday with Marco Benevento and Brian Larney. www.manicpresents.com

The Russell Library in Middletown sponsors Talk with a Walk. Meet in the lobby Wednesday at 1 for an off-site walk to discuss “Wonder,” as part of the One Book on the Riverbend series. They hold blood pressure screenings on Wednesday at 1:30 in conjunction with the YMCA.The Y also presents a Nutritional Education lecture Wednesday at 2 pm. There’s a lecture on Job Search in the Digital Age Thursday at 3 pm, and a workshop, Sharpen Your Networking and Interview Skills, Thursday evening at 6 pm. Check the website for more activities and offerings for patrons of all ages. www.russelllibrary.org


There’s an Open Mic Comedy Night Wednesday at 7 pm at the Tavern at Keney Park in Windsor. Details at www.tavernkp.com

The Greater Hartford Arts Council holds an Effective Program Design Workshop Thursday at 9 am at its Pearl Street location. Learn how to improving design can improve grant and sponsorship success. www.letsgoarts.org

At Infinity Hall in Hartford you can hear blues and rock on Thursday with Doyle Bramhall II. On Friday it’s RENAISSANCE, A Symphonic Journey British Progressive Rock from the best generation of music. On Sunday Indivisible Connecticut presents Songs of Hope & Resolve with a host of performers. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local action groups. Check the website for details. www.infinityhall.com

Trivium, ’68, and Soldiers of Solace are at the Webster Underground in Hartford Thursday. On Saturday, they bring you Them Evils. www.webstertheater.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Howling Giant, Owl Maker, and Gorge on Thursday. On Friday, it’s Soldiers of Solace, Noxii Arena, Interchange, and more. You can catch Pus, Wolfhead, Grey Cell and more on Saturday. On Sunday they’ve got a Flea Market and Swap Meet starting at 1 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

Connecticut’s Old State House will feed you breakfast for free this Friday if you bike or walk in. Celebrate Bike to Work Day starting at 7 am. Details at www.ctosh.org

The Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown hosts author Gloria F Perry who presents “Playing Your Game,” A Consequences Novel, in their Women in the NAACP lecture series on Saturday at 5 pm. Check the website for additional events, including readings and activities for kids.  www.wesleyanrjjulia.com

The Hartford Public Library ArtWalk program holds an Opening Reception Friday at 5:30 pm for its’ new exhibition Adam Viens: Linguistics Beheld. It deals with the nature of language and visual language in art. www.hplct.org

The Hartford Ballroom holds a dance social on the third Friday of each month. Novices are welcome. www.hartfordballroom.com

The annual Arts and Media Festival happens at Chapman Hall at Middlesex Community College in Middletown this Friday at 6 pm. Enjoy media projects, art works, and mini-performances created by students. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown sponsors a Writing Group Saturday at 9:30 am, Write Your Family History. This group meets every 3rd Saturday of the month. www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

The Hartford Department of Recreation holds its annual Family Fun Fishing Derby Saturday at Godwin Park staring at 9 am. Bring your own tackle and gear.

Bike the Park happens once a month in Colt Park in Hartford May through October and starts this week at 10 am. A safety talk and map are included. www.hartford.com/events/

Free History Tours of the Church of the Good Shephard and Parish House, built by Samual Colt’s widow, happen this Saturday in Hartford. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

The KNOX Greenhouse in Hartford kicks off the 2018 Green Team season in the greenhouse this Saturday with planting and beautification projects and community outreach. www.knoxhartford.org

The Greater Middletown Concert Association presents Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” Saturday at 7:30 at the Middletown High School Performance Center. www.greatermiddletownconcerts.org

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues “Hitler’s Hollywood,” a documentary that collages key films from the Nazi era, “Claire’s Camera,” a French comedy about a schoolteacher in Cannes, and the recent superhero release, “Black Panther.” On Friday they open “1945,” a film about Holocaust guilt in Hungary, and “Lives Well Lived,” the collected stories of people aged 75 to 100. Check the website for details and screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues a run “Ismael’s Ghosts,” a French about the return of a filmmaker’s wife while he is shooting a movie. They open “Black Panther” on Thursday, and “Loveless” next Sunday.  Check the website for full schedule and screening times.
http://www.cinestudio.org/


Here's the rundown of tonight’s lineup here on WESU 88.1 FM Middletown:”
Right after the The Jive at Five, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry.


At 6 it’s Radical Radiowaves with DJ Oracle

At 6:30 until 8pm stay tuned for Michael Benson’s 75% folk.

From 8-9:30pm tonight Stay tuned for Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin.

at 9:30pm, it’s Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan bringing listeners back to the 1950s and 60s.

And at 11pm it’s Hits of the 60’s and 70’s with Jimmy Z Playing billboard hot 100 hits of the 60’s and 70’s. Win a WESU mug on our weekly “Name That Tune” contest.

AT 12:30 lit-mus with DJ Chi and DJ baby ruth Explore the intersections of literature and music with anonymous submissions from students across the country.

Then at 1:30 check out Weekly Ketchup wit DJ Oat Neal and DJ Opal.



at 2:30, On This Day with DJ Celiac and Jamsterdam Explores what was musically and historically significant on this day and listen to the #1 songs and fun facts from past decades.



At 3:30 Spoiler Alert Radio Conversations on the craft of filmmaking.



The BBC world Report comes your way at 4am and we begin our weekday program with Morning Edition from NPR at 5am.



That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, Now stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, up next!