Monday, February 13, 2017

2/13/17 jive

Good evening, it's Monday the 13th 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, from 4 to right before the Jive at Five. I just finished interviewing Richard Alleva, film critic for the Catholic journal Commonweal, about where he finds spiritual content in this year's batch of Oscar nominees for Best Picture. It was an invigorating conversation you won't want to miss when it airs a week from tomorrow, Feb. 21st. You can find previous episodes of the program at

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 thursday features a sound meditation workshop. On Friday the 17th, Derek Knott
 performs, and on Saturday its Aligned with the Source in the afternoon and 

a Rick Silberberg ART RECEPTION later on; the Uri Shaham Trio play until 10 pm. 

Find more info at

Tonight at Café Nine, hear  BLAKE BASSETT, ME, LIKE MANY and STEPH SERENITA.  Tuesday, Gatehouse Music presents "For Lovers Only" ..... The Love Songs of Years Gone By WITH THE SAINT JAMES TRIO. On wednesday Drinkdeeply Presents
WORDS & MUSIC, and thursday features MYSTIC SEAHORSE, STILL I RISE and GLOBE HOLLOW. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour welcomes SOLIN this week, and XENIA RUBINOS performs later on. Saturday's JAZZ JAM SESSION
features Tony Dioguardi & Friends, and GO KAT GO! Presents ROCKAWAY BITCH and La Tunda after that. sunday is AUDREY CAMPBELL with Cygnus Radio and the GEORGE LESIW TRIO will be guests for this weeks Original Sunday Blues Jam.

For more info, visit

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Ron Lawrence & Friends hold down a regular set of Smooth Jazz on the lily pad stage, and play again for tuesday's SMOOTH VALENTINES, also Feat. ELAN TROTMAN & vocalist TIMMY MAIA. friday the 17th, Yale Black Solidarity Conference Presents: IAMSU!

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Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, their Jazz Mondays series features the PETER GREENFOGEL QUARTETat 8 pm. On Tuesday night, celebrate valentines day with MICHAEL PALIN & THE LOVE ORCHESTRA. Wednesday’s Community Blues Jam will be hosted by Tommy WHalen 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. Friday is JOHN NEMETH, and saturday is MURALI CORYELL.

Get more information at

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

This wednesday, Manic Productions presents #freemusicwednesdays with Lemuria, Cayetana and Mikey Erg at BAR. SAturday brings you Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik at College Street Music Hall, and Switchfoot & Relient K play there sunday. Moon Hooch and Honeycomb also play sunday, at The Ballroom at Outer Space. for details

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts brings you a panel discussion today on Worker Rights and Globalization with Members of G.U.L.F./Gulf Labor in zilkha gallery. IN STEREO Week Two features performances by Wesleyan Student Poets on tuesday also in the zilkha gallery. the Opening Reception and Gallery Talk for Changing Visions will be held Wednesday, February 15 at the davidson art center. texts&beheadings/ElizabethR by Karin Coonrod runs on Friday, and This Is It! The Complete Piano Works of Neely Bruce: Part XI will be on sunday at the Crowell Concert Hall

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 

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Two screenings of Casablanca, on monday and tuesday. FENCES runs through the rest of the week.

Details and screening times at

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 Voice.

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 Unfocused Folk.

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

12-1 is Untracked with DJ piginthecity, then Shut up and dont play the hits 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.
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 

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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