Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Good evening, it's Tuesday February 7th. 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.

Now, here's a rundown of what's going on in our area this week as we ease into our new “Spring” program season:

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers a yoga session with Mylene Poitras.  On Friday, the 10th, the Charter Oak Jazz Quartet performs, at The Buttonwood. Saturday morning Annainta Ghandi’s Aligned with the Source happens at 10 am. Later Saturday evening Bop Tweed performs. On Sunday, come out to hear Tall Tales, a storytelling Open Mic by NEAR and Far Storytellers.
Find more info at http://buttonwood.org

Tonight at Café Nine in New Haven, Fernando Pinto Presents BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS and The Ratz.. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 8th, you can catch GREG CARTWRIGHT (OF REIGNING SOUND) and Pete Mazza (of Jacques Le Coque). Thursday night Café Nine Features SARAH BORGES & THE BROKEN SINGLES with the The Backyard Committee. This Friday’s Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour showcases DW DITTY, and Friday night’s main event features The Bad Bad Hats. Saturday’s weekly afternoon JAZZ JAM SESSION at The Nine features Gary Grippo & Friends, this week. The SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION and Elison Jackson performing later Saturday night. On Sunday there are programs and music all afternoon with SOMEONE YOU CAN XRAY in the "The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio and BROKEN HEARTED VALENTINE'S DAY LOUNGE in the evening.
For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, conscious rapper TALIB KWELI’s THE SEVEN TOUR  stops at Toads Place in New Haven tonight. Friday night’s BRIGHT NIGHT GLOW PARTY features a long lineup of DJs including RAGEPAK, Alex Panda, MEXEM, Mumu, OD Dabber, Pan!c, Wired-Up and Zunk.
Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra works out new material and gets funky on stage. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. This Thursday Sally’s house band-The Po Boys play blues, R & B and classic rock. Get more information at www.blackeyedsallys.com

Tomorrow / WEDNESDAY- Central CT’s original Jam Band, THE BUS will perform and host the open mic AT THE CYPRESS Restaurant for the LAST TIME EVER, as the 80 year old Middletown eatery, watering hole, and music venue closes its doors permanently.  Things get under way around 8 PM, The Cypress Restaurant is on Rte. 17, or South Main St., in the southern part of Middletown.  

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

Tuesday, Manic Productions presents Marco Benevento and Superhuman Happiness at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. #freemusicwednesdays will be at Bar New Haven this week, with G-Nome Project and The Mushroom Cloud. Thursday features Gad Elmaleh: Oh My Gad and Ryan Hamilton at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven, and Sunday is Switchfoot & Relient K at the College Street Music Hall, as well as Moon Hooch and Honeycomb at The Ballroom.
www.manicproductions.org for details

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts continues its run of Clarissa Tossin’s solo show Stereoscopic Vision this week, exploring three-dimensional visualization and the workings of human perception through photographs. Tuesday features IN STEREO Week One: Classical and Jazz Duets, and Sergio Pallottelli performs on Sunday at The Russell House, as well as a screening of Modern Times at the Wasch Center. Wednesday is Space Night, beginning at 8:00 pm in the Van Vleck Observatory. Senior thesis recitals are sprinkled throughout the week.
www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more

This Sunday (Feb 12th), The HARTFORD RECORD RIOT brings dozens of dealers to the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Club in East Hartford, from 10 AM until 4 PM, for a day of record crate digging, CDs deals and music in all formats, memorabilia, and more! https://www.facebook.com/recordriots/  

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

Thursday, here in Middletown, the Russell Library offers a screening of the film, a Letter from Italy film will be screene in the Hubbard Room at 6:30pm.  www.russelllibrary.org  

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of Things to Come, detailing a professor’s journey through her husband’s abandonment through the week. Tanna plays through Wednesday and MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BRAIN: THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF DR. MARIAN DIAMOND is on Thursday. Beginning Friday, Real Art Ways begins their annual delve into Oscar nominated, shorts, animation, and live action films. Details & screening times at www.realartways.org  

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing The Tree of Wooden Clogs, which will run through Wednesday. Thursday Cinestudio kicks off a run of HURRICANE BIANCA. There will be two screenings of Casablanca on Sunday. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

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

Right after the jive, stay tuned for The Soul Spoke with DJ Skaz for a weekly sampling of tunes from around-the-world that uplift, realign, and educate, giving soul to your world and backbone to your day.

From 6-6:30pm stay tuned for The Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, a lively new public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.  
Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill comes your way from 6:30-8:30 offering an eclectic selection of new and older folk, Americana, bluegrass, blues and other music that has a roots influence with a concert listing at 7pm and frequent concert and festival ticket giveaways.
At 8:30 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.
From 9:30 This is Water with Eric Hagen offers a 30 minute discussions amongst friends on important human issues, such as the meaning of life.
UnderCover with Ali & Ben10-11pm takes over for an hour at 10 pm to explore the concept of inspiration through imitation (cover songs).
From 11-midnight Nouns! with Jackalope wraps an hour of radio around a different noun, each week.

At Midnight its Down The Lineage with DJ MosDefNot & Hyphy Taking the "Oh Geez" out of the OGs.

From 1-2am stay tuned for The New Music Show with Chris for some music that is Hot off the press.
At 2-4am Sir Bruce is back in action with The Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music.  
Weekdays, we begin our program day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition. Then stay tuned for the rest of our terrific 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 addition to our Morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica. On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to bring First Voices Radio back to the airwaves to keep up updated on the news affecting indigenous communities.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s 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 

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.

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