Thursday, April 11, 2013

04/10/13 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday, April 10th, this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and rundown of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan!


And I'm Donna Denert. Thanx for tuning in!

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on though out our communities this week:

Tonight at 6:30 pm at the Russell Library at The Hubbard Room is a presentation on “Raising Backyard Chickens” with Dr. Michael J. Darre, Professor of Animal Science and Extension Poultry Specialist for the University of Connecticut, who will explain the basics of small flock care.

Thursday evening at 6:30pm Author Elisabeth Petry continues The “Veterans' Writing Group” in Meeting Room 2 at Russell Library .

Thursday, at 7pm in the Hubbard Room, Specialty physician and author Dr. Helen Evrard will focus on novel ways of dealing with depression in “Positive Tools for Managing Depression.”

On Friday at 9am in the “Russell Library Friends’ Book sale kicks off and continues through the weekend.

Tonight at the Buttonwood Tree on Main St in Middletown, the Evening Oasis returns with beautiful Belly dancers, traditional dress and music.

Thursday evening at the Buttonwood its Writers out Loud, a literary prose open mic w/host Cocomo Rock & co-host Al Bower, Jr.

Friday night catch a double at the buttonwood you can catch the Double Bill: Frank Varela & Upstream / Avi Wisnia following Frank’s gallery show opening reception. Saturday mornings you can catch Chi kung (Chee Gung), yoga and empowerment workshops at the Buttonwood. Saturday evening its Ladies Night at The Buttonwood Tree featuring Julie and Jan.

Sundays at 1pm Food Not Bombs shares food in front of the Buttonwood Tree. All are welcome to share a meal and help prepare a vegetarian meal at the First Church on Court Street in Middletown at 11:30am.


We are in the midst of Thesis season for Wesleyan’s graduating seniors. This means lots of opportunities to catch free visual art openings, music recital, and stage productions. For a full rundown, you can check out the Wesleyan Center for the arts website

Today at 4:30 P.M, at Wesleyan’s Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center, the “Music and Public Life series begins with a presentation of "Seth and May". The show will be on Exhibit Tuesdays-Sundays, noon-4:00 pm, through May 26.  More can be found online about events at Wesleyan at

Friday night The WESU Spring Concert series presents a free outdoor hip hop show featuring Boldy James and Gifted Higgs. This is free and open to the public and will happen outside in Wesleyan’s Westco CafĂ© Courtyard near “Foss Hill”. The concert will move inside if the weather is not good. To access this and other events, please check the station website at

Connecticut Heritage Productions (CHP) announces the winning plays in the third annual "Connecticut Stories on Stage" playwriting competition. The new works will receive a public staged reading on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Oddfellows Playhouse, on Washington Street in Middletown at 7:00 P.M. There will be a reception following the readings. For reservations or more information contact Peter Loffredo, CHP Artistic Director  @ 860-347-7771 or


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

Tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford “Edgings and Inchings” will feature reader Jared Stanley which will be presented  at 7pm . 

Opening Friday is “Beyond The Hills,” This visually stunning film was inspired by the non-fiction novels of Tatiana Niculescu Bran, and unfolds in and around a remote monastery. If you want to know more, you can go to

 Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford is presenting their annual “April in Paris Film Festival” this week. Tonight Cinestudio presents  SANS SOLEIL.”  Thursday night: UNFORGIVABLE  and  Friday might  Cinestudio  presents the French film CACHE” (Hidden)  For more information please go to


And now let's take a look at what's on the air here at WESU, 88.1 FM in Middletown:

Right after the Jive at Five it's The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano
An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30pm, it, Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

From 6:30-8pm it'sFusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It's a vinyl world!

Beginning at 8 and running until 9:30pm it's The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

Next, from 9:30 to 11pm it's Missteps with Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall
Missteps is a club night, record label, and radio show run by Guy Fridge and Nicholas Msall that seeks to bring attention to the latest in underground club music from around the world. Missteps focuses on forward-thinking dance music including juke, global bass music, uk-garage, underground house/techno, and wonky beats.

And from  11pm to 12:30  DJ Quandry presents Shelf Life, an electronic music show consisting of random cds plucked from the shelves of the electronic music section minutes before the start of the show. It's a guaranteed way to discover new, different, and surprising artists in the electronic genre.

From 12:30 til 2:00am it's Midnight Munchies with DJ Gus Lo
Below Ground Street music your ears have been craving.

Right after Midnight Munchies, from 2:00 to 3am it's Pop! Goes My Heart with Ian McCarthy
(Primarily) Sad pop music with a different title-based theme every show; experimental, ambient, riot grrrl, synthpop, baroque pop all somewhat represented, plus more.

And from 3:00 to 4am it's Tracking Transcience..

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow's broadcast at 5 a.m. with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. If you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at, and if you know of any events that you'd like to have announced on the Jive, send them to If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

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