Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday's Jive

Good evening, it's Thursday February 16th. 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. 

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.  

I'm JCherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY,Tuesday from 8-9PM, Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.

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 

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.

Tonight CafĂ© 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.

Toad’s Place in New Haven, welcomes the The17th, Yale Black Solidarity Conference, Presenting: IAMSU on Friday. More at

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight 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.

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

Saturday Manic Productions presents Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik at the College Street Music Hall, with another manic show featuring Switchfoot & Relient K play also at College Street on Sunday. Manic has Moon Hooch and Honeycomb on stage at The Ballroom at Outer Space, this Sunday as well.

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. 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  

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

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.

Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
(1,3,5) The Radical Radio with Oracle
A weekly update on progressive news, that combines interviews, reporting, and discussion to look at the current state of the American left.
(2,4) Dissecting the Political Landscape with DJ Politico
Political news for the week, with a focus on the 2016 election in the fall semester, and occasionally focusing on a single issue or event.

Evening Jazz with Bill Denert
A broad range of swing, be bop and avante garde with a sprinkling of new releases. "Hearing is the best experience"

Jazzalicious Definition with MC Mcgee and DJ Stocks'n'Socks
Jazz and jazz influenced music with something different every week.
The American Empire with Yours Truly, Tootse Mutant
Join Tootse as she explores the effects of American Cultural Imperialism on the world's soundscape. From Peruvian Punk to Japanese Jazz we'll take a look at how other countries have adopted American music styles.
(1,3,5) The Audible Underground with Joshinvents
Come explore a variety of underground music by independent or relatively unknown artists from many genres, while occasionally discussing current events neglected by mainstream media.
(2,4) Genrebusters with DJ Baby Ruth and DJ Willy J
A music history show that dives into the rise and phenomenon of cult sub-genres of music like MOR, "slacker-rock", prog-funk, and trap.

(1,3,5) Festival Files with DJ Frita
A look back at legendary folk and rock concerts from around the country and the music idols that dominated the stages throughout the years.
(2,4) Fun Times Only with DJ Dazzle and Aurora
The biggest party on community radio, bringing you music and memories of fun times from the DJs, their friends, families, and anyone else who'll share!

DJ coroner's last will & testimony

Haunting the midnight airwaves with an eclectic mix of oneiric, experimental sounds. Ambient, noise, drone, footwork, art pop, poetry readings and more.

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five. Tune in 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. IF you missed an item in our community calendar, you can find the script online at

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