Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday 04-11-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday April 11th. 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, whch you can hear Wednesdays at 4:30 pm right before the Jive at Five.

Here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week.
Tonight here in Middletown, The Friends of the Wesleyan Library are proud to present “All Your Reading Habits Belong To Us: Digital Privacy and our Government -- Catching up with the Connecticut Four,” in honor of National Library Week. This happens at 7pm in Olin library. www.wesleyan.edu
Also here in Middletown tonight, Bruce Gregori shares a bit of his soul through his music ay Klekolo world Coffee on Court Street. www.klekolo.com  
Tonight in New Haven at Café Nine, you can catch the 9th Street Stompers, and tomorrow/Wednesday brings the Rumjacks to Café Nine. Thursday night, cafe nine hosts Kinky Friedman's RESURRECTED TOUR. Friday's Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour features LONESOME BILLY CALASH at 5 PM. Friday night’s main event at Café Nine features Ransom Pier, Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, plus Drew Angus.. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Tony Dioguardi & Friends. Later saturday night, JERKAGRAM shares a bill with LANDING OURSELVES, ALONE, and STEFAN CHRISTENSEN & FRIENDS. "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee at Café Nine from Cygnus Radio Presents EDDIE SEVILLE this week. Sunday night brings The Refurbished Original Sunday Blues Jam Session with the GEORGE LESIW BAND and MARK ZARETSKY. visit www.cafenine.com
Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, Every Tuesday night, Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra gets funky as they jam and work out new material. Thursday nights Sally’s house band, The Po Boys, feature special guests. Friday brings EGGY W/ COUSIN EARTH to Black Eyed Sally’s.  Saturday  the DAN BROTHER BAND FROM NYC plays blues, funk and soul. Sunday features an Easter Jazz Brunch featuring an a la carte menu, live entertainment, Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. www.blackeyedsallys.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown tomorrow they continue the spotlight on WWI with the program: Over There: The World War I Diaries of Dr. Jessie Weston Fisher a Middletown resident who volunteered to serve in the Great War. The program happens at 7:00pm in the Hubbard Room. Sarah Fisher Spencer, Jessie Fisher’s great-granddaughter, Beverly York and Rick Spencer will present readings from Jessie Fisher’s diaries, narration on her life and time in France, historic images, and songs of the period. www.russelllibrary.org
Wednesday, Manic presents Betty Who, VÉRITÉ, and Ian Biggs at the ballroom at the outer space in Hamden. They’ve also got a full night of music at Bar in New Haven on Wednesday night featuring
Xiu Xiu, Headroom, Reduction Plan, & DJ Caren. Manic presents Sondre Lerche Thursday night at the Ball Room at The Outer Space. Manic Presents Frankie Ballard and Levi Hummon Friday at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven.  www.manicproductions.org

Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org
The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown presents Comedian Joe List Thursday night. Father-Son Jazz Duo Khalif and (the legendary) Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers) return to the Buttonwood Tree Stage, Friday night. Saturday at Noon brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop: Hosted by Annaita Gandhy. Saturday night its Acoustic folk pop with the Kennedys. The Buttonwood Tree ends their week with a piano concert by Ann Sweeten on Sunday. http://buttonwood.org

Thursday night Toad’s Place in New Haven offers a night of conscious hip hop with TALIB KWELI, Styles P, Logic, and Doobieous Intentions w/Gambit & Savo. Friday brings YALE’s ANTE-FLING 2017 feat. HOP ALONg PRESENTED BY WYBC, with musical guests Varsity, Forth Wanderers and others.

Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts presents the second week of the Senior Thesis Exhibition Receptions, opening tomorrow/Wednesday, at 4:00pm.   WesFest Concert I: Riffs, Rhythms, and Remembrance, A Choral and Orchestral Celebration, happens tomorrow/Wednesday, at Crowell Concert Hall. Cyclical Unity: A WesFest Celebration of Metallophones, Gongs, Voices, and Electronics happens Thursday, in the World Music Hall; Senior theater thesis productions also run through the week.  Full details at www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of You're Killing me Susana and Frantz this week. Friday is “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the Beatles' creative process. Sgt Pepper plays through the weekend.  Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing Toni Erdmann Monday-Weds, a film that captures the complicated bonds between fathers and daughters. I am Michael plays on Thursday and Hidden Figures and The Salesman play through the weekend. 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 6-8pm stay tuned for Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill 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. Tonight show will feature a ticket give away to see the Legendary Kink Friedman!

At 8:00 stay tuned for the Voice of the CITY with J-Cherry, a weekly show featuring live and local Connecticut arts and music.

At 9pm, he Big Controversy with Eric Kuhn, is a public affairs show with discussion and analysis of current events, current personalities, and the current state of the reality/fake reality flux.  

at 9:30 stay tuned for 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 1-4am Sir Bruce presentsThe Greatest Sounds Under The Sun featuring 2 hrs of old school RNB and Soul music.  

Weekdays, we begin our program day at 4am with BBC world Report, followed by NPR’s Morning Edition at 5am. 

At 9am stay tuned for Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica. 

NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson comes your way at 10 am and at 11am (Monday through Thursday) it’s Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica. 

On Friday’s at 9am, we are proud to present First Voices updating us on the news affecting indigenous and first nation communities.

Of Course, at noon every weekday, it’s our flagship independent daily news hour, Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.   Have you heard? The news? WESU presents Amy Goodman’s "The Media is not your Enemy" tour at Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall, Monday April 24th from noon to 2pm. Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear directly from one today's most important journalists. This is a “pay what you can” WESU spring fundraising event – no donation is too small or large. All funds will support the WESU Spring Pledge drive.  

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

Find the rest of our 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

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