Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday 06-21-17 jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday June 21st. 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's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! 

With less than $500 needed to wrap up our pledge drive, your donation tod
ay will help us complete our fiscal year with a balanced budget.  If you have never made a donation to support WESU, we’ve been waiting for you to join that small group of listeners who sustain community radio at WESU.  Please donate today! www.wesufm.org/pledge THANKS!
Here's a rundown of some of the fun stuff happening in our area this week.

Thursday, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts the Middlesex Drum Circle at 7 pm, followed by the Mark Normand Comedy Show at 8 pm. On Friday, the Akron-based Gage Brothers take the Buttonwood stage. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday at 10:30 am, and in the evening jazz pianist and composer Ben Rosenblum performs with his trio. There’s a Closing Reception on Sunday for Maria Louise to celebrate her exhibition, From Bud to Bloom. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday at 10:30 am. http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight/Wednesday, it’s Wes Swing, Gull, and Ports of Spain at Café Nine. On Thursday they headline Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors), appearing with Shellye Valauskas, Dean Falcone, and Peter Lucibelli.  Friday’s Wind Down Happy Hour features Buzz Gordo. Friday night’s main event at Café Nine features Danny Pease and the Regulators, Dutty Windhouse, Sky Swamp Orange, and The Screw-Ups. Saturday Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night Sidestep Complex, Drop Kick Pop, an Sarah Golley take the stage. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Hickups and Tuesday Saints, and they finish out the weekend with a Manic Presents late show featuring The Toasters, and Slip and Fall. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it's the Wednesday Community Blues Jam hosted by Tommy Whalen this week. It’s a New England Blues Blast on Friday with Neal & the Vipers, appearing with Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave.  Saturday’s event is The Ze-Conn, with Brian MacDonald and al All-Star Band celebrating the music of Warren Zevon. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free fitness class at Mortenson Plaza in Hartford every Tuesday at 6 pm. There’s also free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat. Then there’s Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. www.riverfront.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, you can catch Reggae singer Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band tonight/Wednesday. On Thursday, it’s the music of Jackson Brown with Running On Empty, appearing with Mark Daniel. On Saturday they headline Shakedown, playing the music of The Grateful Dead and Beyond, Great Blue, O’K and the Night Crew, and Klams Kasino. www.toadsplace.com

This evening/Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Walter Lukens, Rudeyna, and the Bud Collins Trio to Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, Manic presents mewithoutYou, and Big Jesus  at College Street Music Hall hin New Haven.  On Friday manic is at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden with The Sea The Sea, and Kacy & Clayton. http://www.manicpresents.com/

At Russell Library this week, they’re screening “Moonlight” on this evening/Wednesday in their “And The Oscar Goes To. . . “ summer movie series. Russell Library offers Self-Defense for Teens with Cromwell Martial Arts on Thursday. Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on Friday at 3:30. There’s Yoga in the Courtyard on Saturday at 11 am. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Wednesday on Constitution Plaza, provided this week by Riley Pinkerton & Henry Black. You can enjoy more on Friday with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Sarah Golley this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

Wesleyan Potters in Middletown hosts an opening for their work, Connecticut Grown, Thursday at 5 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

There’s Celtic music in Hartford at noon this Friday with The Jolly Beggars at the Old State House on Main Street. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts a Fundraiser Show for Crossing the Rubicon Bus on Friday. On Saturday it’s the All Day Summer Punk on the outdoor stage. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can indulge in folk, rock, and funk on Friday with the Adam Ezra Group, appearing with special guest Atlas Gray. On Saturday they bring you Tusk – the Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Hartford Latino Fest happens this Saturday from noon to 9 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Enjoy music, vendors and more in the multicultural celebration. www.hartfordlatinofest.com

The 3rd annual “Blackbird” Benefit Concert is back this Saturday at 6 pm at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. This year an all-star band performs The Beatles’ “Abbey Road.” Proceeds benefit the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season again. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Info at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Chuck,” about resilience in the boxing world, and “I, Daniel Blake,” about the search for compassion after disability strikes. Also continuing is “Their Finest,” about propaganda movies in WWII Britain. Opening Friday is “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” rare silent films from the early 20th century about a Canadian Gold Rush town. Also opening is “Radio Dreams,” about a Farsi-language radio station in San Francisco, and “The Book of Henry,” about a suburban family with a secret. Both run through the weekend. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” a documentary of the storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his family. They screen National Theatre Live’s new production of “Salome” this week. On Friday they open “A Woman’s Life,” based on Guy de Maupaussant’s novel of a young girl’s journey from the convent to aging motherhood.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

In Middletown, the Russell Library continues its Summer Film Series, And the Oscar Goes To. . ., thi evening/Wednesday with two screenings of “Moonlight.” www.russelllibrary.org

 Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU as we kick off our new Summer program season!
Right after The Jive at Five stay tuned for an hour of Latin music from the 80's, 90's and early 2000's, starring Isabel.
6-6:30pm it's Your Mind Matters with Helen Evrard MD. We explore the brain conditions known as mental illness from a holistic viewpoint with guests who study them, treat them, or are affected by them.
And from 6:30-8pm, stay tuned for Fusion Radio with James Fusion. The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

Starting 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.
From 9:30-11pm, it's  The Vault with DJ Anton Banks. Presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live.

From 11 to 4am it's Studio 54, starring Franco, playing all of those disco hits from the 1970's!
The BBC World News comes on board at 4am followed at 5 with Morning Edition from NPR.

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

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


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tues 6-20-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday June 20th. 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. With less than $500 needed to wrap up our pledge drive, your donation today will help us complete our fiscal year with a balanced budget.  If you have never made a donation to support WESU, we’ve been waiting for you to join that small group of listeners who sustain community radio at WESU.  Please donate today! www.wesufm.org/pledge THANKS!

Here's a rundown of some of the fun stuff happening in our area this week.

Tonight, The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts Laughter Yoga with Felix. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday at 7 pm, followed by the Mark Normand Comedy Show at 8 pm. On Friday, the Akron-based Gage Brothers take the Buttonwood stage. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday at 10:30 am, and in the evening jazz pianist and composer Ben Rosenblum performs with his trio. There’s a Closing Reception on Sunday for Maria Louise to celebrate her exhibition, From Bud to Bloom. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday at 10:30 am. http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight (Tues), you can catch Stephanie Urbina Jones and Summer Edeen. Wednesday, it’s Wes Swing, Gull, and Ports of Spain at Café Nine. On Thursday they headline Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors), appearing with Shellye Valauskas, Dean Falcone, and Peter Lucibelli.  Friday’s Wind Down Happy Hour features Buzz Gordo. Friday night’s main event at Café Nine features Danny Pease and the Regulators, Dutty Windhouse, Sky Swamp Orange, and The Screw-Ups. Saturday Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night Sidestep Complex, Drop Kick Pop, an Sarah Golley take the stage. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Hickups and Tuesday Saints, and they finish out the weekend with a Manic Presents late show featuring The Toasters, and Slip and Fall. http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesdays Michael Palin’s Other Orchstra works out new material. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam hosts Tommy Whalen this week. It’s a New England Blues Blast on Friday with Neal & the Vipers, appearing with Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave.  Saturday’s event is The Ze-Conn, with Brian MacDonald and al All-Star Band celebrating the music of Warren Zevon. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free fitness class at Mortenson Plaza in Hartford every Tuesday at 6 pm. There’s also free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat. Then there’s Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. www.riverfront.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, you can catch Reggae singer Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser & The Blak Soil Band on Wednesday. On Thursday, it’s the music of Jackson Brown with Running On Empty, appearing with Mark Daniel. On Saturday they headline Shakedown, playing the music of The Grateful Dead and Beyond, Great Blue, O’K and the Night Crew, and Klams Kasino. www.toadsplace.com

This Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Walter Lukens, Rudeyna, and the Bud Collins Trio to Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, Manic presents mewithoutYou, and Big Jesus  at College Street Music Hall hin New Haven.  On Friday manic is at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden with The Sea The Sea, and Kacy & Clayton. http://www.manicpresents.com/

At Russell Library this week, they’re screening “Moonlight” on Wednesday in their “And The Oscar Goes To. . . “ summer movie series. Russell Library offers Self-Defense for Teens with Cromwell Martial Arts on Thursday. Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on Friday at 3:30. There’s Yoga in the Courtyard on Saturday at 11 am. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Wednesday on Constitution Plaza, provided this week by Riley Pinkerton & Henry Black. You can enjoy more on Friday with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Sarah Golley this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

Wesleyan Potters in Middletown hosts an opening for their work, Connecticut Grown, Thursday at 5 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

There’s Celtic music in Hartford at noon this Friday with The Jolly Beggars at the Old State House on Main Street. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts a Fundraiser Show for Crossing Rubicon Bus on Friday. On Saturday it’s the All Day Summer Punk on the outdoor stage. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can indulge in folk, rock, and funk on Friday with the Adam Ezra Group, appearing with special guest Atlas Gray. On Saturday they bring you Tusk – the Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Hartford Latino Fest happens this Saturday from noon to 9 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Enjoy music, vendors and more in the multicultural celebration. www.hartfordlatinofest.com

The 3rd annual “Blackbird” Benefit Concert is back this Saturday at 6 pm at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. This year an all-star band performs The Beatles’ “Abbey Road.” Proceeds benefit the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season again. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Info at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Chuck,” about resilience in the boxing world, and “I, Daniel Blake,” about the search for compassion after disability strikes. Also continuing is “Their Finest,” about propaganda movies in WWII Britain. Opening Friday is “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” rare silent films from the early 20th century about a Canadian Gold Rush town. Also opening is “Radio Dreams,” about a Farsi-language radio station in San Francisco, and “The Book of Henry,” about a suburban family with a secret. Both run through the weekend. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” a documentary of the storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his family. They screen National Theatre Live’s new production of “Salome” this week. On Friday they open “A Woman’s Life,” based on Guy de Maupaussant’s novel of a young girl’s journey from the convent to aging motherhood.  http://www.cinestudio.org/

In Middletown, the Russell Library continues its Summer Film Series, And the Oscar Goes To. . ., on Wednesday with two screenings of “Moonlight.” www.russelllibrary.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, for an hour of straight jazz and classic bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, an amusing review of political events and public affairs from local to national.

At 6:30 stay tuned for, 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks, and more.

From 8-9:30 it’s Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, bringing you Americcana from Nashville and around the world.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30 to midnight, when Hits of the 60’s and 70’s with Jimmy Z takes over.

From 1:30-2:30 am it’s The Future of What with Portia Sabin about music and the recording industry for insiders, outsiders, and outliers.

Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes your way from 2:30-3:30 am, with punk, rock, and hardcore from the Maximum record collection, followed by Fun with DJ Otto Nation from 3:30-4 am.

At 5 am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9 am on weekdays join us for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson.

At 11 am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica, and every weekday at noon it’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. Right after the Jive, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, for an hour of straight jazz and classic bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, an amusing review of political events and public affairs from local to national.

At 6:30 stay tuned for, 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks, and more.

From 8-9:30 it’s Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, bringing you Americcana from Nashville and around the world.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30 to midnight, when Hits of the 60’s and 70’s with Jimmy Z takes over.

From 1:30-2:30 am it’s The Future of What with Portia Sabin about music and the recording industry for insiders, outsiders, and outliers.

Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes your way from 2:30-3:30 am, with punk, rock, and hardcore from the Maximum record collection, followed by Fun with DJ Otto Nation from 3:30-4 am.

At 5 am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9 am on weekdays join us for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson.

At 11 am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica, and every weekday at noon it’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU 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 WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation during our spring pledge drive happening right now. You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, our program schedule, audio archives, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/

 Thanks ansd stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, up next!



Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday 6-19-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday June 19th. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for joining us! With less than $1,000 still needed to wrap up our pledge drive, your donation today will help us complete our fiscal year with a balanced budget.  If you have never made a donation to support WESU, we’ve been waiting for you to join the small group of listeners who sustain community radio at WESU.  Please donate today! www.wesufm.org/pledge THANKS!

Here's a rundown of some of the fun stuff happening in our area this week.

The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown hosts its Night Open Mic and Moments of Gratitude tonight. On Tuesday they’ve got Yoga at 1 pm, and in the evening enjoy Laughter Yoga with Felix. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets Thursday at 7 pm, followed by the Mark Normand Comedy Show at 8 pm. On Friday, the Akron-based Gage Brothers take the Buttonwood stage. The Aligned with Source Workshop happens Saturday at 10:30 am, and in the evening jazz pianist and composer Ben Rosenblum performs with his trio. There’s a Closing Reception on Sunday for Maria Louise to celebrate her exhibition, From Bud to Bloom. The Hearing Voices Network meets Monday at 10:30 am. http://buttonwood.org/

In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight DrinkDeeply presents a night of Words & Music. Tomorrow/Tuesday they bring you Stephanie Urbina Jones and Summer Edeen. Wednesday, it’s Wes Swing, Gull, and Ports of Spain at Café Nine. On Thursday they headline Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors), appearing with Shellye Valauskas, Dean Falcone, and Peter Lucibelli.  Friday’s Wind Down Happy Hour features Buzz Gordo. Friday night’s main event at Café Nine features Danny Pease and the Regulators, Dutty Windhouse, Sky Swamp Orange, and The Screw-Ups. Saturday Café Nine’s weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with the George Baker Band. Saturday night Sidestep Complex, Drop Kick Pop, an Sarah Golley take the stage. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you The Hickups and Tuesday Saints, and they finish out the weekend with a Manic Presents late show featuring The Toasters, and Slip and Fall.
http://www.cafenine.com/

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesdays Michael Palin’s Other Orchstra works out new material. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam hosts Tommy Whalen this week. It’s a New England Blues Blast on Friday with Neal & the Vipers, appearing with Carl Ricci & 706 Union Ave.  Saturday’s event is The Ze-Conn, with Brian MacDonald and al All-Star Band celebrating the music of Warren Zevon. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers a free fitness class at Mortenson Plaza in Hartford every Tuesday at 6 pm. There’s also free yoga every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat. Then there’s Thursday Nights on the Plaza, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. www.riverfront.org

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, you can catch Reggae singer Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser & Blak Soil Band on Wednesday. On Thursday, it’s the music of Jackson Brown with Running On Empty, appearing with Mark Daniel. On Saturday they headline Shakedown, along with The Dead and Beyond, Great Blue, O’K and the Night Crew, and Klams Kasino. www.toadsplace.com

This Wednesday, Manic Presents brings Walter Lukens, Rudeyna, and the Bud Collins Trio to Bar in New Haven. On Thursday, Manic presents mewithoutYou, and Big Jesus  at College Street Music Hall hin New Haven.  On Friday manic is at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden with The Sea The Sea, and Kacy & Clayton. http://www.manicpresents.com/

At Russell Library this week, they’re screening “Moonlight” on Wednesday in their “And The Oscar Goes To. . . “ summer movie series. Russell Library offers Self-Defense for Teens with Cromwell Martial Arts on Thursday. Cultural Connections, a group for immigrant women, meets on Friday at 3:30. There’s Yoga in the Courtyard on Saturday at 11 am. www.russelllibrary.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

In Hartford, there’s free music at noon every Wednesday on Constitution Plaza, provided this week by Riley Pinkerton & Henry Black. You can enjoy more on Friday with the Pratt Street Music Series, featuring Sarah Golley this week.  www.hartford.com/events/

Wesleyan Potters in Middletown hosts an opening for their work, Connecticut Grown, Thursday at 5 pm. Details at www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice/

There’s Celtic music in Hartford at noon this Friday with The Jolly Beggars at the Old State House on Main Street. Details at www.hartford.com/events/

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford hosts a Fundraiser Show for Crossing Rubicon Bus on Friday. On Saturday it’s the All Day Summer Punk on the outdoor stage. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, you can indulge in folk, rock, and funk on Friday with the Adam Ezra Group, appearing with special guest Atlas Gray. On Saturday they bring you Tusk – the Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. Details at www.infinityhall.com

The Greater Hartford Latino Fest happens this Saturday from noon to 9 pm at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Enjoy music, vendors and more in the multicultural celebration. www.hartfordlatinofest.com

The 3rd annual “Blackbird” Benefit Concert is back this Saturday at 6 pm at Middlesex Community College in Middletown. This year an all-star band performs The Beatles’ “Abbey Road.” Proceeds benefit the Stephanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship Fund. www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season again. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Info at www.ctnofa.org

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “Chuck,” about resilience in the boxing world, and “I, Daniel Blake,” about the search for compassion after disability strikes. Also continuing is “Their Finest,” about propaganda movies in WWII Britain. Opening Friday is “Dawson City: Frozen Time,” rare silent films from the early 20th century about a Canadian Gold Rush town. Also opening is “Radio Dreams,” about a Farsi-language radio station in San Francisco, and “The Book of Henry,” about a suburban family with a secret. Both run through the weekend. Details & screening times at
www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues the run of “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” a documentary of the storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his family. They screen National Theatre Live’s new production of “Salome” this week. On Friday they open “A Woman’s Life,” based on Guy de Maupaussant’s novel of a young girl’s journey from the convent to aging motherhood. 
http://www.cinestudio.org/

In Middletown, the Russell Library continues its Summer Film Series, And the Oscar Goes To. . ., on Wednesday with two screenings of “Moonlight.” www.russelllibrary.org

Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, for an hour of straight jazz and classic bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, an amusing review of political events and public affairs from local to national.

At 6:30 stay tuned for, 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks, and more.

From 8-9:30 it’s Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, bringing you Americcana from Nashville and around the world.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30 to midnight, when Hits of the 60’s and 70’s with Jimmy Z takes over.

From 1:30-2:30 am it’s The Future of What with Portia Sabin about music and the recording industry for insiders, outsiders, and outliers.

Maximum Rock & Roll Radio comes your way from 2:30-3:30 am, with punk, rock, and hardcore from the Maximum record collection, followed by Fun with DJ Otto Nation from 3:30-4 am.

At 5 am stay tuned for NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9 am on weekdays join us for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson.

At 11 am (Monday Through Thursday) WESU is proud to presents Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica, and every weekday at noon it’s Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five. Tune in to WESU 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 WESU 88.1 FM, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

If you value what you hear on WESU, we need your support with a donation to help close out our pledge drive happening right now. With under $1,000 to go, your donation will go a long way!  You’ll find a secure donation link, pictures of our thank-you gifts, our program schedule, audio archives, and much more at our website, http://www.wesufm.org/


Thanks and stay tuned for Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry, up next.





Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday's Jive 06-16-17

Good afternoon, it's Friday, June 16th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down 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 Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.

Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown tonight features originals and more with Stephilia’s Stone, appearing with singer/songwriter Mary Bragg. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation is Saturday morning @ 10:30, and in the evening it’s a farewell gig with the jazz pianist Uri Shaham and his trio before he returns to Israel. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday monthly Women in Music Happy Hour features Kath Bloom, Terri Lynn, and Flo Ness. Later Manic Presents Charly Bliss, Hellrazor, and more for the evening’s main event. Saturday’s afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Whiskey Kill and Bronson Rock take the Café Nine stage Saturday night. The Sunday Buzz Matinee features Ponybird and Rob Carlson, along with Benefit Street. Sunday evening they finish out the weekend featuring Parker Gispert and Laundry Day. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, they headline The Naked and Famous, appearing with Furbs. Saturday’s early show is the Upnext Day Party with Ayo & Teo, followed by the late show featuring Erotic City, a Prince tribute band. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s they’re featuring guitarist Daniel Salazar with his cross-boundaries compositions. On Saturday, Sally’s invites you to the 18th annual Black-eyed & Blues Festival in Bushnell Park from 2 to 11 pm where you can enjoy the Danny Draher Band, Grason Hugh & the Moon Hawks, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, and more. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for the weekend, Manic Productions presents Moon Hooch and Honeycomb tonight, and Sorority Noise, Forth Wanderers, The Obsessives, and Shannen Moser on Saturday. Then it’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones, appearing with Shovels & Rope, on Sunday at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven. Details @ manicpresents.com

Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Owl Maker, Left Hand Backwards, the DOOD, and Ditch Wizard tonight. On Saturday it’s Corpse Light, VRSA, and Undercliff. Details @ facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, this Saturday there’s a CD release party with blues artists the Balkun Brothers appearing with Consider the Source and Jake Kulak & The Lowdown. On Sunday it’s Bruce in the USA with the world's #1 Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Details @ infinityhall.com
The Cedar Hill Cemetery hosts a Butterfly Hunt this Saturday at 10 am in Hartford, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Butterfly Association. Wear long pants, hiking shoes, and bug repellent. Details @ cedarhillfoundation.org
Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Details @ ctnofa.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Their Finest, a WWII comedy about British pride and pluck. Tonight they open a restoration version celebrating the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop, along with Chuck, about resilience in the boxing world, and I, Daniel Blake, about the search for compassion after disability strikes. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Following their annual summer break, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford reopens today with Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, a documentary of the storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his family. On Sunday they screen Michelangelo Love and Death in their Exhibition on Screen series, which gives a fresh look at this legendary artist. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

Free Movies in the Parks returns this Friday with a screening of “Trolls” in Riverside Park in Hartford. The movie starts at sunset. Details @ riverfront.org
If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 7pm, it'll be Free Talk Radio with Deni and Al Robinson addressing news, politics, entertainment & weather and featuring listeners’ call-ins.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners 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 Commotion 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.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am 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.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

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

And 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 Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

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? Support the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org/pledge anytime. Thanks for listening!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday 6-15-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday June 15th. 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 this summer airs every week, as either an original episode or an encore, from 4 pm to right before the Jive at Five. On Tuesday, June 20, we’ll air a lecture by writer Rand Richards Cooper, who, though he writes for the Catholic journal Commonweal, is not Catholic. From his school days on, he’s had a foot in both the Catholic and Protestant worlds, and he brings the insights he gained, as well as some literary examples, to bear on what it all means. You wont want to miss it, but if you do, you can find the audio archived at www.reasonably catholic.com.
 


Before we get into the community calendar, an update: As of today, we are just over $3,000 away from our spring pledge drive goal, thanks those of you who've done your part already. Those of you who've been meaning to give, please do. Time is ticking and we’ve only have one week left to wrap this up before our fiscal year end. www.wesufm.org/pledge . Thanks!

Now here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.

Here in Middletown tonight, there’s a Gong and Sound Meditation at The Buttonwood Tree. On Friday, you can enjoy originals and more with Stephilia’s Stone, appearing with singer/songwriter Mary Bragg. The Aligned with Source Workshop and Meditation happens Saturday morning, and in the evening it’s a farewell gig with Israeli jazz pianist Uri Shaham and his trio.  http://buttonwood.org/

At Russell Library in Middletown, this evening The Readers Theater presents “100 Saints You Should Know” by Kate Fodor. The Poet’s Corner with Susan Allison happens at 1 pm tomorrow/Friday. www.russelllibrary.org


In New Haven at Café Nine, tonight (Thursday), Richard Barone and Ricky Byrd take the stage. Friday’s monthly Women in Music Happy Hour features Kath Bloom, Terri Lynn, and Flo Ness. For Friday night’s main event at The Nine,   Manic Presents Charly Bliss, Hellrazor, and more. Weekly Saturday afternoont Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends, this week. Saturday night you can catch Whiskey Kill and Bronson Rock. The Sunday Buzz Matinee brings you Ponybird and Rob Carlson, along with Benefit Street. Sunday evening they finish out the weekend with a bill featuring Parker Gispert and Laundry Day. http://www.cafenine.com/

Also in New Haven, at Toad’s Place, tonight it’s OTEP, The Convalescence, and Brand of Julez. On Friday they headline The Naked and Famous, appearing with Furbs. Saturday’s early show is the Upnext Day Party with Ayo & Teo, followed by the late show featuring Erotic City, a Prince tribute band. Info at www.toadsplace.com

Riverfront Recapture in Hartford offers Thursday Nights on the Plaza at Mortenson place, with free music and more, all on the Plaza. www.riverfront.org


Tonight/Thursday, Manic presents has Thrice, PUP, and The So So Glos at College Street Music Hall. At The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden for the weekend, Manic presents Moon Hooch and Honeycomb on Friday, and Sorority Noise, Forth Wanderers, The Obsessives, and Shannen Moser on Saturday. Then It’s St. Paul & The Broken Bones, appearing with Shovels & Rope, on Sunday at the College Street Music Hall. http://www.manicpresents.com


In Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Tomorrow/Friday, you can enjoy guitarist Daniel Salazar with his cross-boundaries compositions. On Saturday, Sally’s invites you to the 18th annual Black-eyed & Blues Festival in Bushnell Park from 2 to 11 pm where you can enjoy the Danny Draher Band, Grason Hugh & the Moon Hawks, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, and more. http://www.blackeyedsallys.com/



Cherry St. Station in Wallingford brings you Owl maker, Left Hand Backwards, the DOOD, and Ditch Wizard on Friday. On Saturday it’s Corpse Light, VRSA, and Undercliff. https://www.facebook.com/CherryStreetStation/

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, this Saturday there’s a CD release party with blues artists the Balkun Brothers appearing with Consider the Source and Jake Kulak & The Lowdown. On Sunday it’s Bruce in the USA with the world's #1 Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Details atwww.infinityhall.com


The Cedar Hill Cemetery hosts a Butterfly Hunt this Saturday at 10 am in Hartford, co-sponsored by the Connecticut Butterfly Association. Wear long pants, hiking shoes, and bug repellent. Details atwww.cedarhillfoundation.org

Connecticut’s Farmers Markets are opening the 2017 season. Enjoy home-grown goods and support local growers. Open now are: Cromwell, Fridays 4-7 pm; Durham, Thursdays 3-6 pm; and Glastonbury, Wednesdays 4-7pm. More to come as the season unfolds. Info at www.ctnofa.org

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

Tonight Hartford’s Real Art Ways ends their run of 2 films, “Sacred,” a documentary about religious practices and rituals from around the globe. Also closing tonight is “Their Finest,” a WWII comedy about British pride and pluck. Tomorrow/Friday they open a restoration version celebrating the 50th anniversary of “Monterey Pop,” along with “Chuck,” about resilience in the boxing world, and “I, Daniel Blake,” about search for compassion after disability strikes. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Following their annual summer break, Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford reopens, on Friday with “Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story,” a documentary of the storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his family. On Sunday they screen “Micahelangelo Love and Death” in their Exhibition on Screen series, which gives a fresh look at this legendary artist.http://www.cinestudio.org/



Now here's what's on the air tonight.

Right after The Jive at Five stick around for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa featuring Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  

from 6:30-10pm Imagine with Karen Stein offering peace through music from around the world and around the block!

From 10-11pm From the Archives with Sundermunich presents a mostly random selection of records from the studio and not-so-random from my personal archives.

At 11 going until midnight, David Whitehouse fills in for the Feminist Bloc w

And from Midnight-4am its Franco’s Studio 54 Disco Mix with 4 hours of disco and dance music from 70s and 80s.  

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

Thanx for listening! Now stay tuned for Homegrown with Rob DeRosa. And while you're grooving to Rob, how about helping out WESU by by donating to the station's spring pledge drive at www.wesufm.org/pledge ? Thanks!