Monday, February 6, 2017

2-6-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday the 6th of February. 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 of the month, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. Tomorrow: we'll talk with Cathy Rohrs, a Lutheran pastor in Middletown who's forged a connection with a Muslim imam, Sami Aziz, who's made it his mission to eradicate ignorance about his faith.

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

Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers its regular Monday night open mic and Moments of Gratitude. Rick Silberberg’s "A Re -Visible Man" will be running through the week, and then on through February 26. Tuesday brings you weekly afternoon yoga, and more yoga in the evening with Mylene Poitras. On Friday the 10th, the Charter Oak Jazz Quartet performs, and on Saturday its Aligned with the Source in the afternoon and Bop Tweed into the wee hours. On Sunday, come out to hear Tall Tales, a storytelling Open Mic by NEAR and Far Storytellers.
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Tonight at CafĂ© Nine, New Haven Educators' Collective Presents SURVIVING AND THRIVING, a community conversation about New Haven’s public schools. Music this evening includes TKO AMERICANA FEAT. KIMBERLY BON, TIM WEBSTER AND ANDY KATZ, as well as CHRIS BEPKO, JASON GERRISH and MICHAEL MANCINELLI. Tuesday night Fernando Pinto Presents BADASS MOTHER FUZZERS and The Ratz. Wednesday the 8th, catch GREG CARTWRIGHT (OF REIGNING SOUND) and Pete Mazza (of Jacques Le Coque). Thursday night is SARAH BORGES & THE BROKEN SINGLES and The Backyard Committee. This Fridays Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour showcases DW DITTY, and Friday it’s the Bad bad Hats. Saturdays JAZZ JAM SESSION features Gary Grippo & Friends, with SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION and Elison Jackson performing later on. On Sunday there are programs and music all afternoon with SOMEONE YOU CAN XRAY on "The Sunday Buzz' Matinee from Cygnus Radio and BROKEN HEARTED VALENTINE'S DAY LOUNGE in the evening.
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At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Ron Lawrence & Friends hold down a regular set of Smooth Jazz on the lily pad stage, and TALIB KWELI plays for THE SEVEN TOUR on Tuesday night. Don’t miss Friday night’s BRIGHT NIGHT GLOW PARTY with a swingin’ lineup including RAGEPAK, Alex Panda, MEXEM, Mumu, OD Dabber, Pan!c, Wired-Up and Zunk.
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Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, their Jazz Mondays series features LAWRENCE CLARK TRIO at 8 pm. On Tuesday nights, hear Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra work out new material on stage. Wednesday’s Community Blues Ja m will be hosted by Gene Donaldson this week. This Thursday come hear Sally’s house band-The Po Boys featuring some of the best musicians in the area playing blues, R & B and classic rock.
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On Thursday this week At the Russell Library the film a Letter from Italy film will be screened in the Hubbard Room.
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Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at

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. 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. 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!  

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

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. Details & screening times at 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing The Tree of Wooden Clogs, which will run through Wednesday. Two screenings of Casablanca go up Sunday.
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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 ahe  ad Jazz and classic Bop.

From 6-6:30 pm it’s the Production Report with Kiley and Allis returning to the airwaves to offer a peek inside the world of film, TV, stage and radio.

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

From 8-9:30 Stay tuned for The Rumpus Room for a stiff dose of funk and soul with your host Lord Lewis The Velvet Knight.

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30-11, when Rhythm and Reason and Meet Music  take over til 12 am.

12-1 is Untracked with DJ piginthecity, the  n Every Other til 2 am.

I Love My Label spotlight a new record label each week from 2- 4 am, when the BBC World News airs til 5 am.

We start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.
 We have enough time in this evening's Jive to plug our terriric 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.
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 

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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