Good evening, it's Wednesday February 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 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! Thanx for tuning in!
Now here's what's on the air tonight, on WESU:
And stay tuned weekdays for new morning lineup!
At 9am its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica
That's followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson
At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) Stay tuned for the newest edition to our Morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.
Of Course at noon every weekday, its our guiding light of truth and justice in journalism, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. Find the rest of our amazing Spring program schedule, a live audio stream, program archives, the script for today's Jive, a donation link and much more online at www.wesufm.org
Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week as we ease into our new Spring program season:
At The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" gallery show is on display through February 26. Thursday The Buttonwood presents a sound meditation workshop. On Friday the 17th, Derek Knott performs original Americana music. Saturday morning Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned with Source meditation happens at 10am. Saturday afternoon there’s a reception for Rick Silberberg’s gallery show, The Revisible Man. Saturday night, The Uri Shaham Trio makes for a night of Jazz. http://buttonwood.org
Tonight/Wednesday in New Haven at Café Nine, Drinkdeeply Presents WORDS & MUSIC. Thusday Café Nine presents MYSTIC SEAHORSE, STILL I RISE and GLOBE HOLLOW. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour welcomes SOLIN this week. Friday night’s main stage event at The Nine features XENIA RUBINOS with Olive Tiger. Saturday's weekly JAZZ JAM SESSION
Features Tony Dioguardi & Friends, this week. Saturday night, GO KAT GO! Presents a night of Surf and Garage rock with a triple Bill featuring LA TUNDA, 9TH WAVE, & THE CLAMS. This Sunday, AUDREY CAMPBELL performs the Cygnus Radio afternoon Buzz session while The GEORGE LESIW TRIO is slated to perform in this week’s Original Sunday evening Blues Jam. www.cafenine.com
Toad’s Place in New Haven, welcomes the The17th, Yale Black Solidarity Conference, Presenting: IAMSU on Friday. More at www.toadsplace.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it’s the Wednesday night Community Blues Jam hosted by Tommy Whalen, this week. This Thursday Sally’s house band-The Po Boys play blues, R & B and classic rock. Friday, JOHN NEMETH brings his take on classic Classic soul and R&B to the Sally’s stage. Saturday night New York State Blues Hall of Famer, MURALI CORYELL takes stage at Sally’s. www.blackeyedsallys.com
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
Tonight /Wednesday, Manic Productions’ #freemusicwednesdays features Lemuria, Cayetana and Mikey Erg at BAR I nNew Haven. Saturday Manic presents Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik at the College Street Music Hall, with another manic show featuring Switchfoot & Relient K play also at Colleg Street on Sunday. Manic has Moon Hooch and Honeycomb on stage at The Ballroom at Outer Space, this Sunday as well. www.manicproductions.org
At Wesleyan University this week, This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XI will be performed at Crowell Concert Hall this Sunday. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways this week are the OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS of 2017, running through Friday. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org
Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford ends their run of Casablanca, tonight. Denxel Washington’s FENCES runs through the rest of the week. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org
Beginning at 5:05 until 6pm, it’s Women’s Music, Women’s Wisdom with DJ Sense and DJ Sensibility
The work of female musicians whose lyrics aren’t focused on desiring attention from others.
And from 6-6:30pm, 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.
Fusion Radio with James Fusion
The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!
And from 8 – 9:30, it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.
The Vault with DJ Anton Banks comes on at 9:30 for an hour and a half, presenting listeners with the latest in hard techno, minimal, tech-house, and leftfield mixed live. Featuring exclusive music from international artists.
Starting at 11 until midnight, it’s The Karl Marx Social Hour
Each episode hosts DJ Fat Marco and DJ Ninjoo Pinjoo pick a story, social event, or historical event and then play music that they think relates.
Midnight-1am, it’s Some Typa Way. Join DJ’s Crystal Beth and Shlomo as they provide you with music that stirs a specific mood within each of us.
1-2am Dumpster Dive with GIRL FIERI. Offbeat DIY, punk and indie
From 2-3am, enjoy an hour of Paradise Airwaves with Plushie Avenger. A show dedicated to LGBTQ+ music genres (disco, house, queercore/punk, etc.), queer-themed songs, and music by LGBTQ+ artists.
An A and a B with DJ N
Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.
The BBC World News airs til 5 am and we start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.