Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday 03-22-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Wednesday March 22nd. 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 Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night's Evening Jazz where "hearing is the best experience" and Connecticut's number 1 Washington Nationals fan! Thanx for joining us!
Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week:

The Cultural Connections group, a meeting place for women of all nationalities, meets today/Wednesday at the Russell Library. Also tonight (Weds), Bill Graham speaks on A Physicist’s Perspective of water, to celebrate World Water Day. There are two, screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on Thursday as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. Yoga in the Hubbard Room happens on Saturday, and on Sunday enjoy music and clogging by the Atwater-Donnelly Trio. Check the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org

The Middlesex Drum Circle meets at the Buttonwood Tree this Thursday. On Friday, storyteller, troubadour and songwriter Don White takes the Buttonwood stage. Saturday morning’s Aligned with Source workshop is followed later that night by folk artists Lisa Bastoni and Naomi Sommers.  Sunday afternoon, John Basinger presents Book III of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” http://buttonwood.org

Tonight/Wednesday, in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Productions  brings the monthly Words & Music gathering of poets, writers, comedians and musicians to Café Nine, Manic Productions returns on Thursday to bring you Quinn XCII, Kolaj, and Ian Biggs. Friday’s Happy Hour brings you Lynn Malavolte & DW Ditty. Friday night’s late show features Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, Lys Guillorn, and James Maple. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances. Saturday night’s main event features Cash’d Out and Slim Francis.   "The Sunday Buzz" this week hosts a book signing with Chip McCabe, along with Canyon and Frank Critelli.. The Sunday Blues Jam brings the George Lewis Band to the Café Nine stage. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, it's the Wednesday Community Blues Jam with Mark Nomad, this week. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday night set, with mystery guests weekly. Friday, you can catch some dirty punk reggae with Danny Pease and the Regulators at Sally’s. Duppy Conquerors, a Bob Marley tribute band, perform at Sally’s on Saturday.

Tonight, Manic Productions presents Laura Stevenson, Adult Mom, and NYR at Bar in New Haven. You can catch Le Butcherettes, Lea, and Perennial at The Ballroom on Thursday. www.manicproductions.org  for details

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Friday, they headline The Knocks, appearing with Bipolar Sunshine and Gilligan Moss. Saturday brings you another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. 
Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

There’s a reception for the exhibition “Shifting Surfaces,” by artist Kim Sobel, this today/Wednesday at 5:30 at Chapman Hall on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. Call 860-343-5806 for details.
Mindfulness After Work happens every Wednesday at the Hartford Mindfulness Center starting at 6:15. Register at www.hartfordmindfulnesscenter.org

The Salons at Stowe series at the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford presents a panel discussion and conversation, Unpacking Islamophobia, this Thursday at 5:30. Visit www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org for details.

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, check out Celtic Rock with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (not Peppers!) on Thursday. There’s funk/rock on Friday with Pink Talking Fish bringing you the Dark Side of Gamehendge.  On Saturday it’s Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show. At infinity Hall Norfolk, Friday night you can catch Vance Gilbert w/ Kerri Powers. Saturday Jeff Pevar take the infinity Norfolk stage. Sunday on stage at infinity Norfolk brings the Southern New England High School Jazz Festival. At 1pm you can catch Berlin and Simsbury High Schools followed by Middletown and Farmington High Schools at 4pm www.infinityhall.com
You can enjoy multi-genre dance performances this weekend at HarttWorks, the Hartt School Community Division’s annual celebration of local student talent. It’s happening at the Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford campus. Visit www.harttweb.hartford.edu for performance times.

The Middletown Art Academy and WESU’s own J Cherry celebrate World Water Day this Sunday at 1:30 at the Academy’s Main St. location. Enjoy an exhibit and presentations, performance art, and a water blessing ceremony.  https://www.facebook.com/MiddletownArtAcademy

Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:
Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “I Am Not Your Negro” about James Baldwin, and “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through Thursday. On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the creative process of the Beatles classic. They’re screening the 1970’s classic “M*A*S*H” on Sunday as part of their Film 101 series.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life, through this evening/Wednesday. On Thursday they open Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” about missionaries trying to keep Christianity alive in 17th-century Japan. The Midnight Movie on Friday is the animated Japanese film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.” There’s a hint of spring in the Sunday screening of “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism,” and they open a run of “Julieta,” a Spanish film about motherhood, passion, and loss. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Thursday, Russell Library presents two, screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. www.russelllibrary.org


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

From 5:05-6pm it’s Feminist Bloc with Vicky De Jesus
Play music by women and LGBTQ artists, and occasionally discuss feminist news and current events.

And at 6-6:30pm it’s Think Twice Radio with Al
The undertaking of "Think Twice Radio" is to reassert the "watchdog" role of the media by ramping up coverage of Connecticut issues in a nonpartisan manner.

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm, Fusion Radio with James Fusion
The original ... and still the best damn Techno mix on radio!

And at 8-9:30pm it’s The Warehouse with Mike Nyce
The best of underground house music, mixed live for your listening pleasure.

N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk happens from 9:30 until 11pm.
Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.
From 11-midnight it’s The Weirding Way with Maya Stevens

Expression of thoughts through sound: an exploration of a sonic mood with an indie/alternative focus
And from Midnight-1am it’s Yours Truly with DJ Crystal Beth and DJ Megnanimous
Mixtapes dedicated to our past loves, past selves, fourth grade math teachers, and worst enemies, featuring indie, alternative, rock, and R&B.

From 1-2am, it’s Talking Music, Listening Words with DJ Finger Paintin Tuesday Afternoon
It's like hanging out, only on the radio.
2-3am Rap by Region with DJ ElectroGuru
seeks to explore the social evolution and societal implications of rap music through the perspective of cities around the world.
3-4am An A and a B with DJ N
Every band has its hits - and a multitude of unknown, hidden gems. Songs played per band (70s-2000s rock) seek to highlight this dichotomy.

  
The BBC World News happens at 4 followed at 5am by Morning Edition from NPR.


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.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday 03-21-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Tuesday March 21st. 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, Wednesdays at 4:30 right before the Jive.

Now, here's a rundown of what's going down in our area this week:

At the Russell Library in Middletown, right now they are celebrating World Puppetry Day with a workshop on manipulating a marionette until 6:30pm. There’s Origami workshop later, this evening. The Cultural Connections group, a meeting place for women of all nationalities, meets tomorrow, Wednesday at the Library. Also tomorrow (Weds), Bill Graham speaks on A Physicist’s Perspective of water, to celebrate World Water Day. There are two, screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on Thursday as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. Yoga in the Hubbard Room happens on Saturday, and on Sunday enjoy music and clogging by the Atwater-Donnelly Trio. Check the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org


Tonight, the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown offers a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing session. The Middlesex Drum Circle meets at the Buttonwood Tree this Thursday. On Friday, storyteller, troubadour and songwriter Don White takes the Buttonwood stage. Saturday morning’s Aligned with Source workshop is followed later that night by folk artists Lisa Bastoni and Naomi Sommers.  Sunday afternoon, John Basinger presents Book III of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” http://buttonwood.org

Tonight, in New Haven at Café Nine, Manic Productions presents Ellison Jackson, appearing with The Ferdy Mayne, and Hnry Flwer. Tomorrow, brings the monthly Words & Music gathering of poets, writers, comedians and musicians to Café Nine, Manic Productions returns on Thursday to bring you Quinn XCII, Kolaj, and Ian Biggs. Friday’s Happy Hour brings you Lynn Malavolte & DW Ditty. Friday night’s late show features Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, Lys Guillorn, and James Maple. Saturday's weekly afternoon Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances. Saturday night’s main event features Cash’d Out and Slim Francis.   "The Sunday Buzz" this week hosts a book signing with Chip McCabe, along with Canyon and Frank Critelli.. The Sunday Blues Jam brings the George Lewis Band to the Café Nine stage. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, on Tuesday nights Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band, jams and works out new material onstage. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is with Mark Nomad, this week. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday night set, with mystery guests weekly. Friday, you can catch some dirty punk reggae with Danny Pease and the Regulators at Sally’s. Duppy Conquerors, a Bob Marley tribute band, perform at Sally’s on Saturday.

Tonight, Manic Productions presents The Expendables, Tribal Theory and more at the Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. On Wednesday, Manic presents Laura Stevenson, Adult Mom, and NYR at Bar in New Haven. You can catch Le Butcherettes, Lea, and Perennial at The Ballroom on Thursday. www.manicproductions.org  for details


At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Friday, they headline The Knocks, appearing with Bipolar Sunshine and Gilligan Moss. Saturday brings you another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. 
Find more info at www.toadsplace.com



There’s a reception for the exhibition “Shifting Surfaces,” by artist Kim Sobel, this Wednesday at 5:30 at Chapman Hall on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. Call 860-343-5806 for details.

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

The Salons at Stowe series at the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford presents a panel discussion and conversation, Unpacking Islamophobia, this Thursday at 5:30. Visit www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org for details.


At Infinity Hall in Hartford, check out Celtic Rock with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers (not Peppers!) on Thursday. There’s funk/rock on Friday with Pink Talking Fish bringing you the Dark Side of Gamehendge.  On Saturday it’s Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show. At infinity Hall Norfolk, Friday night you can catch Vance Gilbert w/ Kerri Powers. Saturday Jeff Pevar take the infinity Norfolk stage. Sunday on stage at infinity Norfolk brings the Southern New England High School Jazz Festival. At 1pm you can catch Berlin and Simsbury High Schools followed by Middletown and Farmington High Schools at 4pm www.infinityhall.com

You can enjoy multi-genre dance performances this weekend at HarttWorks, the Hartt School Community Division’s annual celebration of local student talent. It’s happening at the Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford campus. Visit www.harttweb.hartford.edu for performance times.

The Middletown Art Academy and WESU’s own J Cherry celebrate World Water Day this Sunday at 1:30 at the Academy’s Main St. location. Enjoy an exhibit and presentations, performance art, and a water blessing ceremony.  https://www.facebook.com/MiddletownArtAcademy

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “I Am Not Your Negro” about James Baldwin, and “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through Thursday. On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the creative process of the Beatles classic. They’re screening the 1970’s classic “M*A*S*H” on Sunday as part of their Film 101 series.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” about missionaries trying to keep Christianity alive in 17th-century Japan. The Midnight Movie on Friday is the animated Japanese film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.” There’s a hint of spring in the Sunday screening of “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism,” and they open a run of “Julieta,” a Spanish film about motherhood, passion, and loss. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Thursday, Russell Library presents two, screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. www.russelllibrary.org


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

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for 3 hours of Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill!

J-Cherry’s Voice of the City spotlights local arts and culture from 8-9pm.
Erich Kuhn’s show, The Big Controversy brings you an hour of talk and tunes tonight from 9-10 pm.

At 10 pm, stay tuned for undercover for an hour of cover tunes.

After that It’s an hour of music relating to a new noun each week on :Nouns


At midnight, Sir Bruce is in the house for 4 hours of old school RnB and Soul.

The BBC World Report airs from 4-5 am, daily.

We start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9am Weekdays its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica, followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson

At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) you’ll hear the newest addition to our morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

Of course at noon every weekday, we bring you Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.


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 our audio stream, 2 weeks’ worth of station archives a donation link and more, online at www.wesufm.org


Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday 03-20-17 Jive

Good evening, it's Monday March 20th. 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. Tomorrow: a chat with the Rev. Donna Schaper, pastor of the historic Judson Memorial Baptist Church on the cusp of Washington Sq Park in NY's Greenwich Village. Rev. Schaper's latest book is titled I Heart Francis: Letters to the Pope from an Unlikely Admirer. Can't listen live? Find the audio archived at reasonablycatholic.com tmrw evening.

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. Tuesday brings you weekly afternoon yoga, followed by a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing in the evening. The Middlesex Drum Circle comes your way Thursday. On Friday, storyteller, troubadour and songwriter Don White takes the Buttonwood stage. Saturday morning’s Aligned with Source workshop is followed later that night by folk artists Lisa Bastoni and Naomi Sommers.  Sunday afternoon, John Basinger presents Book III of Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” http://buttonwood.org

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine presents Dapperascal, and EOE. On Tuesday, Manic Productions headlines Elison Jackson, appearing with The Ferdy Mayne, and Hnry Flwer. Wednesday’s bill is a Words & Music session. Manic Productions returns on Thursday to bring you Quinn XCII, Kolaj, and Ian Biggs. Friday’s Happy Hour brings you Lynn Malavolte & DW Ditty, followed by the late show with Ian Fitzgerald & Something Else, Lys Guillorn, and James Maple. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session is with Billy Cofrances this week, with the late show featuring Cash’d Out and Slim Francis.   "The Sunday Buzz" this week hosts a book signing with Chip McCabe, along with Canyon and Frank Critelli. The Sunday Blues Jam brings the George Lewis Band to the Café stage. For more info, visit www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, tonight’s Jazz Mondays features Jocelyn Pleasant. The regular Tuesday set is Michael Palin’s Other Orchestra, an 18-piece band that jams and works out new material. Wednesday's Community Blues Jam is with Mark Nomad this week. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday, catch some dirty punk reggae with Danny Pease and the Regulators. Duppy Conquerors, a Bob Marley tribute band, comes your way on Saturday.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Ron Lawrence & Friends hold down a regular set of Smooth Jazz on the Lily Pad stage on Tuesday this week. On Friday, they headline The Knocks, appearing with Bipolar Sunshine and Gilligan Moss. Saturday brings you another Original Saturday Night College Dance Party. 
Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

The Conversations at Noon series continues this Tuesday at the Connecticut State House in Hartford with retired CT Supreme Court Justice Peter Zarella. Details at www.ctosh.org

At the Russell Library in Middletown, they celebrate World Puppetry Day on Tuesday with a workshop on manipulating a marionette. There’s Origami later in the evening. The Cultural Connections group meets Wednesday, a meeting place for women of all nationalities. Bill Graham speaks on A Physicist’s Perspective of water, to celebrate World Water Day. There are two screenings of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” on Thursday as part of their Books to Blockbusters series. Yoga in the Hubbard Room happens on Saturday, and on Sunday enjoy music and clogging by the Atwater-Donnelly Trio. Check the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org

This Tuesday, Manic Productions presents The Expendables, Tribal Theory and more at the Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden. On Wednesday, it’s Laura Stevenson, Adult Mom, and NYR at Bar in New Haven. You can catch Le Butcherettes, Lea, and Perennial at The Ballroom on Thursday. www.manicproductions.org  for details

There’s a reception for the exhibition “Shifting Surfaces,” by artist Kim Sobel, this Wednesday at 5:30 at Chapman Hall on the Middlesex Community College campus in Middletown. Call 860-343-5806 for details.

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

The Salons at Stowe series at the Harriett Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford presents a panel discussion and conversation, Unpacking Islamophobia, this Thursday at 5:30. Visit www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org for details.


At Infinity Hall in Hartford, check out Celtic Rock with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers on Thursday. There’s funk/rock on Friday with Pink Talking Fish bringing you the Dark Side of Gamehendge.  On Saturday it’s Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Show. www.infinityhall.com

Enjoy multi-genre dance performances this weekend at HarttWorks, the Hartt School Community Division’s annual celebration of local student talent. It’s happening at the Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford campus. Visit www.harttweb.hartford.edu for performance times.

The Middletown Art Academy and WESU’s own J Cherry celebrate World Water Day this Sunday at 1:30 at the Academy’s Main St. location. Enjoy an exhibit and presentations, performance art, and a water blessing ceremony. 
https://www.facebook.com/MiddletownArtAcademy/

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues the run of “I Am Not Your Negro” a black history documentary, and “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul, through Thursday. On Friday they open “Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” an educational journey into the creative process of the Beatles classic. They’re screening the 1970’s classic “M*A*S*H” on Sunday as part of their Film 101 series.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford continues “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life, through Wednesday. On Thursday they open Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” about missionaries trying to keep Christianity alive in 17th-century Japan. The Midnight Movie on Friday is the animated Japanese film “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.” There’s a hint of spring in the Sunday screening of “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism,” and they open a run of “Julieta,” a Spanish film about motherhood, passion, and loss.
Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

Don’t forget about the screenings at Middletown’s Russell Library this week, too (see above).

 

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 of Jazz and classic Bop.

From 6-8 pm it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson, offering contemporary folk along with a mix of blues, jazz, world music, movie soundtracks and more.

From 8-9:30 enjoy The Rumpus Room with Lord Lewis for 90 minutes of contemporary and vintage funk soul, reggae and more.. 

Cruiser’s Radio Program with Jack Sullivan runs from 9:30-11.

Franco is in the house for his mix of dance music from the 70’s and 80’s until 2am

Chris switches it up with his show. I love my Label, spotlighting a different music label weekly.  

The BBC World Report airs from 4-5 am Daily.

We start the day at 5 with NPR’s Morning Edition.

At 9am Weekdays its Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica, followed by NPRs 1A with Joshua Johnson

At 11am (Monday Through Thursday) you’ll hear the newest addition to our morning talk show line-up, Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod from Pacifica.

Of course at noon every weekday, we bring you Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.


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 our audio stream, 2 weeks’ worth of station archives a donation link and more, online at www.wesufm.org

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday's Jive 03-17-16

Good evening, it's Friday, March 17th, and this is the Jive at Five - WESU's Daily community calendar and run down of night time programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, your station for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs by day and the best in free-form community programming week nights and weekends. I'm Stephan Allison, host of River Valley Rhythms heard Thursdays at 4 pm here at WESU. Thanks for tuning in.


Now, here’s a rundown of some of what’s going on in the community this weekend.

In Middletown, at The Buttonwood Tree tonight, the duet of Joe Fonda & Satoko Fujii bring you experimental and thoughtful jazz. Saturday morning Annaita Ghandi’s Aligned with Source guided meditation takes place. Later, songwriters Eric Taylor and Dana Cooper perform. Sunday afternoon, the folk group Cricket Tell The Weather appears. Details @ buttonwood.org

New Haven's Cafe Nine Friday Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour hosts Stephanie Harris Austin, Te ri Lynn, and more with a full lineup of artists later on, featuring Glambat, Tuxis Giant, Teen Spaceship, and Underwear. Saturday's Jazz Jam Session features Tony DioGuardi & Friends. Saturday night’s line up features Little Lesley & The Bloodshots sharing a bill with Bopthrills.  "The Sunday Buzz" matinee headlines the Zoo Front 25th Anniversary Tour. Later Sunday night Café Nine presents a triple bill featuring True Will, Zombii, and Sunday Morning. Details @ cafenine.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight, it’s DJ Bucks Birthday Bash with reggae pop star, Shaggy. Saturday’s DMZ and 1 Shot Dealz perform at Toad’s. Details @ toadsplace.com

In Hartford tonight at Black-Eyed Sally’s it's the Chris O’Leary Band. Saturday’s headliner is blues singer Regina Bonelli, appearing with Michael Hill. Details @ blackeyedsallys.com

Tonight, Manic Productions presents Tonight Manic Productions presents Movements, Firestarter, From States Away, and In Response at The Ballroom at The Outer Space. Saturday, they’ve got The Pietasters, The  Hempsteadys, and Dagwood there. Details @ manicproductions.org

At MAC650 Gallery in Middletown tonight at 7pm, it’s an evening with Jeremy Bass, guitarist from Berryville, Virginia. Tomorrow beginning at 6pm is the Pretty Lush Release Show featuring Nyr Mineva and others. Details @ facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts’ Ezra & Cecile Zilkha Gallery hosts the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition with an opening reception this Saturday from 5 to 6:30pm at the gallery on Washington Terrace. The exhibit runs through the end of the month and features hundreds of pieces of art created by city art students K-12. Details @ wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight at Infinity Hall in Hartford, catch blues and rock with the Matt Zeiner Band featuring Baby Dynamite. On Saturday, its funk and world music with Red Baraat Festival of Colors. Details @ infinityhall.com

At the Russell Library in Middletown, there’s Tai Chi and Qigong on Saturday morning. Details @ russelllibrary.org

And, here's our rundown of cinema, off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

On screen at Hartford’s Real Art Ways through next Thursday is the 2017 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro, a film about James Baldwin. Opening tonight is a run of Kedi, a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul. This Sunday, they’re offering the 1959 classic Some Like It Hot, with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. There’s a post-film discussion. Details & screening times at realartways.org

Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford is showing tonight and Saturday Woody Allen’s 1979 classic, Manhattan. The Sunday matinée is the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Stravinsky’s A Contemporary Evening. In the evening they open a run of Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life. Details and screening times at cinestudio.org 

If you are looking for more information on the arts in Middletown, please visit the City's Facebook page at facebook.com/CityArtsOffice

And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU and to be safe, it's best to check the WESU website for the up-to-date schedule.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:30pm, it'll be Wild Wild Live! with Michelle & Alex and that Wesleyan music scene.

6:30 to 7 is the Middletown Youth Radio Project, featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

At 7 until 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee - offering listeners a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues. Plus health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips.

Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee where 60% of the show is love songs of different genre and the others Reggae Dancehall, R&B, and new artiste.   
                                                       
Then from 10 to 11:30pm it's Strickly Off the Head where DJ Cocomotion the Music Mixologist provides a live mixshow done on the fly or freestyle, with no pre-planned mixes or blends - R&B, old school, hip hop, rap and house.

From 11:30pm until 2am Saturday we go into serious OVERDRIVE w/Clarence & Shantay Scott - offering Urban Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Traditional gospel music.

From 2 until 4am you are taken to Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who has
a song in his heart, a chemical imbalance in his head and a musical library at his fingers. From krautrock to post-rock, grunge to garage, novelty to New Romantic, punk to prog, Wonderland has a place for it.

The Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry covers the hour from 4 to 5am with a compendium of the best and newest from all SubGenius radio & stage shows, bands, ranters, media barrage collage artists, plus the weirdest of the indie audio underground.

And we bring in the daylight from 5:00 to 6:00am with the BBC World News - a daily News roundup from the British Broadcasting Corporation

And staying on the other side of the big pond, from 6 to 7am it’s the Celtic Café with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher presenting traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffé Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am, serving up a slice of Italy every Saturday morning. You don't have to speak Italian to taste it: just relax, listen, and enjoy!

That’s all for today’s Jive At Five, tune in each and every weekday at 4:55 pm to hear about what’s going on in the community and on the air right here at 88.1 FM WESU, a community service of Wesleyan University since 1939.

The Music behind today’s Jive At Five is the title track from Talking Drums' Some Day Catch Some Day Down, re-issued and re-mastered as a cd on the innova label in 2011. The original vinyl was released in 1987.

The written form for what you've heard on today’s Jive is online at wesufm.org/jive

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday's Jive

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


At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, the regular monthly Thursday night Gong & Sound Meditation will take place at the Mac650 Gallery this month. The Joe Fonda & Satoko Jujii Duet brings you experimental and exciting jazz on Friday night. Saturday morning brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop and later Saturday night, songwriters Eric Taylor and Dana Coper perform at the Buttonwood Tree. Sunday afternoon, the folk group Cricket Tell The Weather takes the Buttonwood stage.

At the Russell Library in Middletown, they’re showing the film “Indignation” on Thursday as part of the Books to Blockbusters series. Middletown’s Poet Laureate Susan Allison presents Women Poets on Friday. There’s Tai Chi and Qigong on Saturday morning. Check out the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org

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

Tonight Manic Productions presents And The Kids, Vundabar, and SPORTS. Friday you can catch Movements, Firestarter, From States Away, and In Response. Saturday, they’ve got The Pietasters, The  Hempsteadys, and Dagwood. www.manicproductions.org  for details

Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine Olive Tiger and Granite to Glass take the Café stage on Thursday. Café nine’s weekly Friday Wind Down Happy Hour brings you Stephanie Harris Austin, Te ri Lynn, and more, this week. TheMain event Friday night features Glambat, Tuxis Giant, Teen Spaceship, and Underwear. Saturday's weekly Jazz Jam Session features Tony DioGuardi & Friends this week. Saturday night’s line up at the Nine features Little Lesley & The Bloodshots sharing a bill with Bopthrills.  "The Sunday Buzz" matinee headlines the Zoo Front 25th Anniversary Tour. Later Sunday night Café Nine presents a triple bill featuring True Will, Zombii, and Sunday Morning. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s,tonight The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday it’s the Chris O’Leary Band. Saturday’s headliner is blues singer Regina Bonelli, appearing with Michael Hill.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Thursday night there’s a Concert for Kymberly Cotton to benefit the ALS Association of CT, with a night of classic rock featuring That 70’s Band and Optic Nerve. Thursday, Infinity Hall Hartford presents the Mars vs Venus Cosmic Comedy Clash featuring Kerri Louise, Bob DiBouno and Joe Currie . Friday at Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch blues and rock with the Matt Zeiner Band featuring Baby Dynamite. On Saturday, its funk and world music with Red Baraat Festival of Colors. Infinity Hall Norfolk presents a night with Masters of the Telecaster: Jim Weider (The Band) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan and Levon Helm) and Tash Neal (The London Souls), Friday night.www.infinityhall.com

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Friday, it’s DJ Bucks Birthday Bash with reggae pop star, Shaggy. Saturday’s DMZ and 1 Shot Dealz perform at Toad’s.   Find more info at www.toadsplace.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition with an opening reception, this Saturday at the Zilhka Art Gallery on Washington Terrace. The exhibit runs through the end of the month and features hundreds of pieces of art created by city art students K-12. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more info 
 
Now here's a rundown of cinema off the beaten track in Central Connecticut:

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro” withSamuel Jackson through March 23rd. opening Friday, Real Art Ways opens a run of “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul. In their Film 101 series, this Sunday, they’re offering the 1959 classic “Some Like It Hot,” with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. There’s a post-film discussion.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight (Weds) Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford starts a run of Woody Allen’s 1979 classic, “Manhattan,” that runs through Saturday. On Thursday they show “A Prep School Negro,” about a boy from the Philadelphia ghetto who gets a chance at an elite education. There’s a post-film discussion. The Sunday matinée is the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Stravnisky’s “A Contemporary Evening.” In the evening they open a run of “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Harford is screening the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight” tonight (Wednesday) at the Wadsworth Atheneum, with a post-film  discussion. www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

And, don’t forget about the Middletown’s Russell Library screening of the film “Indignation” on Thursday night. www.russelllibrary.org


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

5:05-6:30pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa
Connecticut Connected music presented for a global audience.  Hey, It's Homegrown...want some?
6:30-8pm
Imagine with Karen Stein
Peace through music! Listen to the best music from around the world and around the block!
8-8:30pm
(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.

8:30-10pm
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"

10-11pm
Jazzalicious Definition with MC Mcgee and DJ Stocks'n'Socks
Jazz and jazz influenced music with something different every week.
11-midnight
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.
midnight-1am
(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.

1-2am
(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!

2-4am
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 wesufm.org/jive


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

03-15-17 Jive

Good evening, it's  Wednesday March 15th. 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 Ben Michael. Thanks for tuning in! I hope you’ve gotten dug out of the snow and ice that Stella left in its wake as the mid-March storm ripped across our state. Here's a rundown of some of what's going down in our area this week.

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

Tonight Manic Productions presents Mike Adams at His Honest Weight, Fatal Film, and Farmertan at Bar in New Haven. At The Outer Space tomorrow/Thursday, Manic presents And The Kids, Vundabar, and SPORTS. Friday you can catch Movements, Firestarter, From States Away, and In Response. Saturday, they’ve got The Pietasters, The  Hempsteadys, and Dagwood. www.manicproductions.org  for details


Tonight in New Haven, Café Nine there’s a comedy/poetry Open Mic with Mooncha and Puma Simone. Olive Tiger and Granite to Glass take the Café stage on Thursday. Café nine’s weekly Friday Wind Down Happy Hour brings you Stephanie Harris Austin, Te ri Lynn, and more, this week. TheMain event Friday night features Glambat, Tuxis Giant, Teen Spaceship, and Underwear. Saturday's weekly Jazz Jam Session features Tony DioGuardi & Friends this week. Saturday night’s line up at the Nine features Little Lesley & The Bloodshots sharing a bill with Bopthrills.  "The Sunday Buzz" matinee headlines the Zoo Front 25th Anniversary Tour. Later Sunday night Café Nine presents a triple bill featuring True Will, Zombii, and Sunday Morning. www.cafenine.com

Up in Hartford at Black-Eyed Sally’s, This week’s Wednesday Community Blues Jam is with Tommy Whalen tonight. Sally’s in house band-The Po Boys hold down a regular Thursday set, with mystery guests every week. On Friday it’s the Chris O’Leary Band. Saturday’s headliner is blues singer Regina Bonelli, appearing with Michael Hill.  www.blackeyedsallys.com

At the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, the regular monthly Thursday night Gong & Sound Meditation will take place at the Mac650 Gallery this month. The Joe Fonda & Satoko Jujii Duet brings you experimental and exciting jazz on Friday night. Saturday morning brings the weekly Aligned with Source workshop and later Saturday night, songwriters Eric Taylor and Dana Coper perform at the Buttonwood Tree. Sunday afternoon, the folk group Cricket Tell The Weather takes the Buttonwood stage.

At Toad’s Place in New Haven, Friday, it’s DJ Bucks Birthday Bash with reggae pop star, Shaggy. Saturday’s DMZ and 1 Shot Dealz perform at Toad’s.   Find more info at www.toadsplace.com


At the Russell Library in Middletown, they’re showing the film “Indignation” on Thursday as part of the Books to Blockbusters series. Middletown’s Poet Laureate Susan Allison presents Women Poets on Friday. There’s Tai Chi and Qigong on Saturday morning. Check out the website for the full schedule of events for all the family. www.russelllibrary.org



At Infinity Hall in Hartford, Thursday night there’s a Concert for Kymberly Cotton to benefit the ALS Association of CT, with a night of classic rock featuring That 70’s Band and Optic Nerve. Thursday, Infinity Hall Hartford presents the Mars vs Venus Cosmic Comedy Clash featuring Kerri Louise, Bob DiBouno and Joe Currie . Friday at Infinity Hall Hartford, you can catch blues and rock with the Matt Zeiner Band featuring Baby Dynamite. On Saturday, its funk and world music with Red Baraat Festival of Colors. Infinity Hall Norfolk presents a night with Masters of the Telecaster: Jim Weider (The Band) and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan and Levon Helm) and Tash Neal (The London Souls), Friday night.www.infinityhall.com

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts hosts a reception for the Middletown Public Schools Art Exhibition with an opening reception, this Saturday at the Zilhka Art Gallery on Washington Terrace. The exhibit runs through the end of the month and features hundreds of pieces of art created by city art students K-12. www.Wesleyan.edu/cfa for more info

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

Hartford’s Real Art Ways continues their run of James Baldwin’s “I Am Not Your Negro” withSamuel Jackson through March 23rd. opening Friday, Real Art Ways opens a run of “Kedi,” a cat documentary filmed in Istanbul. In their Film 101 series, this Sunday, they’re offering the 1959 classic “Some Like It Hot,” with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. There’s a post-film discussion.
Details & screening times at www.realartways.org

Tonight (Weds) Trinity College’s Cinestudio in Hartford starts a run of Woody Allen’s 1979 classic, “Manhattan,” that runs through Saturday. On Thursday they show “A Prep School Negro,” about a boy from the Philadelphia ghetto who gets a chance at an elite education. There’s a post-film discussion. The Sunday matinée is the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Stravnisky’s “A Contemporary Evening.” In the evening they open a run of “Paterson,” starring Adam Driver as a New Jersey busman with a repetitive life. Details and screening times at www.cinestudio.org

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Harford is screening the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight” tonight (Wednesday) at the Wadsworth Atheneum, with a post-film  discussion. www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org

And, don’t forget about the Middletown’s Russell Library screening of the film “Indignation” on Thursday night. www.russelllibrary.org

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

Right after the Jive, stay tuned for an hour of commentary and music with Eric Kuhn, host of The Big Controversy.

At 6pm, stay tuned for Your Mind Matters with DR Helen Evrard.

Fusion Radio with James Fusion brings you a 90 minute techno mix at 6:30 and The Warehouse with Mike Nyce keeps the mix going with 90 minutes of deep underground house music.  

The Vault with Anton Banks, presents another 90 minute set of electronic music from 9:30 to 11pm.

After that, Chip Austin is in the house for an hour of Americana and folk music until midnight.   

Then stay tuned for 3 hours of free form radio at its best with Chaim.

At 3am, its Maximum Rock and Roll Radio, for an hour of loud rock.

Weekdays WESU offers BBC’s world Report at 4am. At 5 we continue with NPR’s Morning Edition.
Rising up with Sonali from Pacifica comes your way weekdays at 9am. 

That's followed by NPR’s 1A with Joshua Johnson and 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. Fridays at 11am we present First Voices from Pacifica. Of Course, at noon every weekday, you can tune in for Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.  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   

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.