03-30-12 Jive

For the latest in local arts and entertainment beyond the Jive At Five, go to arts2GO.org – the City’s new website that features the arts/entertainment options available on any given day along with much more for anyone interested in what’s going on and what’s to do in Middletown. arts2GO.org

Here’s a rundown of some of what’s happening in our area:

The Coleman Brothers Carnival has opened in Middletown for their 96th annual event. With more than 30 rides and attractions for all ages, the carnival has set up camp at Palmer Field on Bernie O’Rourke Drive. The Carnival will run through Sunday and is located just off of Rt 66 on Bernie O’Rourke Drive.

In the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room Saturday at 2pm, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy. For more information on Russell Library events, visit www.russelllibrary.org

Here in Middletown on Saturday, The Buttonwood Tree on Main Street presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn, & Luis Narino. Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food around the 1 pm hour in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  There is more information about all of these events at www.buttonwood.org

Trinity College in Hartford holds their 7th International Hip Hop Festival through Saturday. This event features top performances by Hip Hop artists from around the globe plus film screenings, panel discussion, workshops, and competitions, art shows and Break Dancing. Of note is the DMC World Turntablist regional championship from noon -4pm on Saturday, which will showcase CTs best DJs on the “ones and twos” flexing their skills. Lots of details online at www.trinityhiphop.com

The Davison Arts Center presents an exhibition of acquired prints “with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions” – celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from noon to 4pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan University campus thru May 29.

This week, you can view the talents of the  seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You. The exhibit runs through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 4pm and admission is free.

The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the CT premiere of “Connected“, which animates the physical connection between body & machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin. Performances are tonight and Saturday at 8pm in Wesleyan’s CFA Theater.

A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled “Music I Find Myself Writing.” is at Wesleyan’s Memorial Chapel at 9 tonight, and is free and open to the public. Information on all of these Wesleyan University events is at wesleyan.edu/cfa

Tonight the Higher Grounds Coffee House at 70 Main St. in East Hampton hosts their weekly open mic. Show starts at 7PM. Every Saturday night there is live local music.

The Good Sponge Sampler Vol. 1 CD Release Party is Saturday night, and virtually every artist on the CD is performing live! John Fries and The Heat, The River God, WESU’s Lauren Agnelli and Dave Rave, Franklin Brothers, Dogbite and more!  At the Rose Barn @ Eugene O’Neill Theater 305 Great Neck Road Waterford, CT (860) 443-5378; 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m. You can also visit Good Sponge at goodsponge.com

Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers on Main St. in Middletown this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Sunday night in Collinsville at Bridge St. Live, you can catch Red Molly w/ special guest Roosevelt Dime for a night of creative Americana music at 8:00 PM. More online at 41bridgestreet.com 

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Tonight and Saturday at Real Art Ways in Hartford is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. Also, All In: The Poker Movie, a film on poker’s renaissance, has a run this weekend. Realartways.org offers film ticket sales, trailers, and show times.

At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema Friday and Saturday, The Adventures Of Tintin brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. Beginning Sunday Cinestudio shows Albert Nobbs, “A heady mix of sexuality, identity, class politics and romantic self-deception” says Ann Hornaday, of the Washington Post starring Glenn Close and Janet McTeer. Visit cinestudio.org for more.
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And now let’s take a look at tonight’s programming on WESU.

Right after the Jive At Five from 5:05 to 6:00pm it’s
 The Brittle Diameter
 w/Josh Sharp – 
A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  Continuity and cohesion are the watchwords here.

From 6:00 to 6:30pm 
it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.

At 6:30 until 7pm, listen in to The Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.

From 7pm to 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.

Next up until 10pm, we take it
 From the Otherside with 
Rok-A-Dee – The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.

From 10 until 11:30pm, take in
 the sounds of Rumba en el Patio 
with Michael
- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!

At 11:30pm until 1am Saturday it’s 
N.E. Tempo with 
DJ Berk
- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.

At 1am we go 
In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with 
Dope Dave 
until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.

At 3, to 4am it’s the Hour of Slack from The Church of the SubGenius Radio Ministry with Bob – The 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.

Then, we bring you
 Sing Out! 
from 4 to 5am, on a mission to preserve and support the cultural diversity and heritage of all traditional and contemporary folk musics, and to encourage making folk music a part of our everyday lives.

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 6:00 to 7:00am it’s
 the Celtic Café
 – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.

And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am 
with Francesco Fiumara
 – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.

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 from Kevin Norton’s Metaphor Quartet, a CD entitled Not Only In That Golden Tree . . . featuring (the late) Wilber Morris, Masahiko Kono, Hitomi Tono’Oka and Kevin Norton, the selection “not drunk, but stunned” and it’s out on clean feed records.

If you didn’t get a chance to write down some information for an event mentioned in our jive at five –we’ve published the script for today’s jive online at jiveat5.blogspot.com 

And if you value WESU as a source for information and entertainment in your life, how about supporting the station with a donation? You can make that donation online at wesufm.org anytime. Thanks for listening!

Thursday’s Jive

Good evening, it’s Thursday, March 29th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in.

The Coleman Brothers Carnival has opened in Middletown for their 96th annual event.
With more than 30 rides and attractions for all ages, the carnival has set up camp at Palmer Field on Bernie O’Rourke Drive. The Carnival will run through Sunday and is located just off of Rt 66 on Bernie O’Rourke drive.

Tonight at 7, Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Chairman, Department of Humanities and Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, will lecture on Guantanamo bay and Military Challenges Faced Today in Prosecuting Known Terrorists, in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. Saturday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy. For more information on Russell Library events, visit www.russelllibrary.org

Tonight, the Davison Arts Center presents “with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions” – celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan University campus, with a Gallery Talk at 5:30pm

Down in New Haven at Cafe 9 in tonight Skinny Jim And The Number 9 Blacktops; w/ The Hulls • Playing what has been dubbed as “Hot Rod Rockabilly,” this Illinois trio takes the traditional rockabilly sound and soups it up with a high-octane edge! visit cafenine.com for a full line up of Café nine events this week.

Here in Middletown, at The BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Saturday, the Buttonwood presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn,  Luis Narino. Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. All are welcome.  More information about all of these events at www.buttonwood.org

Trinity College in Hartford kicks off their 7th International Hip Hop Festival  tonight continuing through Saturday. This event features top performances by Hip Hop artists from around the globe plus film screenings, panel discussion, workshops, and competitions, art shows and Break Dancing. Of note is the DMC World Turntablist regional championship from noon -4pm on Saturday, which will showcase CTs best DJs on the “ones and twos” flexing their skills. lots of details online at www.trinityhiphop.com

This week, you can view the talents of the  seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You. The exhibit runs  through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 4pm and admission is free.

Friday night at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street in East Hampton hosts their weekly open mic. Show starts at 7PM. Every Saturday night at 70 Main is live local music.

The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the Connecticut premiere of “Connected“,  which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin.  There will be a pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday at 7:15pm in CFA Hall. Performances are at Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Wesleyan’s CFA theater Friday, March 30, 2012

A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled “Music I Find Myself Writing.” is at Wesleyan’s  memorial chapel at 9 on Friday, and is free and open to the public. Information on all of these Wesleyan UNiversity events at wesleyan.edu/cfa

The Good Sponge Sampler Vol. 1 CD RELEASE PARTY Saturday night,*Virtually every artist on the CD performing live! John Fries and The Heat, The River God, WESU’s Lauren Agnelli and Dave Rave, Franklin Brothers, Dogbite and more!  The Rose Barn @ Eugene O’Neill Theater 305 Great Neck Road Waterford, CT (860) 443-5378 7:30 p.m., doors 6:45 p.m. You can also visit Good Sponge at goodsponge.com

Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Sunday evening at 7:30, The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford is hosting an Evening with percussionist Richie Barshay, featuring percussive paintings, universal rhythms, and sonic adventures. Visit http://emanuelsynagogue.org/ for more info.

Sunday night in Collinsville at Bridge St Live, you can catch Red Molly w/ special guest Roosevelt Dime for anight of creative americana music. at 8:00 PM .more online at  http://41bridgestreet.com 

Now Here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Through tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch “Declaration of War”, which follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Friday and Saturday at Real Art Ways is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. Realartways.org offers film ticket sales, trailers, and show times.

at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema Friday and Saturday, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. visit cinestudio.org for more.

Now, Here’s the lineup for tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.
5:05-6pm
Homegrown with Rob DeRosa – The best crop of Connecticut-connected music presented for a global audience.

6-6:30pm
Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporter.

6:30-8pm
Total Praise with Minister Latrecia – A diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

8-9:30pm
Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  A broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

9:30-10:30pm
Bridging the Gap with JBrent – Exploring how music has changed forms through the years, and the links that tie together seemingly disparate genres such as blues and rap, or funk and Krautrock.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Alphabet Soup with DJ Blaze- An anti-genre, request-based show where we randomly select a letter from the alphabet, and play bands or artists whose names start with that letter.

10:30-11:30pm [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
The Slap-Happy Hour with Rachel Silton – A modern mix of indie pop and singer-songwriter material, with an emphasis on the acoustic and the up-and-coming

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 1st, 3rd, & 5th weeks]
Flight 881 with Captain Q – Not your Grandma’s World Music Show! Strap in your seatbelts, put out that cigarette, and open up that small packet of honey roasted peanuts! Flight 881 every week is going to a new country to check out what music scenes are happening in the country with a focus on contemporary world music, including Bhagra from India, Afro-Beat, and Brazillian funk.

11:30pm-1am [alternating – 2nd & 4th weeks]
Tokyo Sonata with Dangerous Dan – Covering Japanese music, new and old, from a wide variety of genres.

1:00-2:00am
Songs Without Words with Jacob Feder  – An eclectic assortment of instrumental music from all genres and generations.

2:00-3:00am
Undercover with DJ Becca – The best covers take original tracks and transform them into their own creations. Bridging genres, musical styles, and time, Undercover explores the concept of inspiration through imitation. Sometimes they surpass the original, sometimes they miss the mark – it’s your call.

3-4am
Itso-ezee with DJ Otto Nation providing an eclectic mix of new releases from the WESU music library

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Home Grown with Rob Derosa

03-28-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, March 28th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience.” Thanks for tuning in!

The Coleman Brothers Carnival has opened in Middletown for their 96th annual event.
With more than 30 rides and attractions for all ages, the carnival has set up camp at Palmer Field on Bernie O’Rourke Drive. The Carnival will run through Sunday and is located just off of Rt 66 on Bernie O’Rourke drive.

Tonight, Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion of “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand at 7 in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. This book tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned World War II airman, whose bomber crashed in the South Pacific.

Thursday at 7, Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Chairman, Department of Humanities and Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, will lecture on Guantanamo bay and Military Challenges Faced Today in Prosecuting Known Terrorists, in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. Saturday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy.

For more information on Russell Library events, visit www.russelllibrary.org
 
Here in Middletown, tonight at The BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, The Matt Flinner Trio, features guitar, bass, and mandolin, and plays modern bluegrass. Saturday, the Buttonwood presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn,  Luis Narino. Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. All are welcome.  More information about all of these events at www.buttonwood.org

Down in New Haven at Cafe 9 in tonight you can catch the Australian band, Twerps, plus The Estrogen Highs celebrate their new record “Release”, Access cafenine.com for a full line up of Café nine events this week.

This Thursday, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will give a presentation and discussion on its 16 new inductees at the Middlesex Community College library’s Periodical Room from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Portraits of the 16 inductees are currently on exhibit at Middlesex Community College’s Jean Burr Smith Library in Chapman Hall until March 31.

Trinity College in Hartford kicks off their 7th International Hip Hop Festival this Thursday night continuing through Saturday. This event features top performances by Hip Hop artists from around the globe plus film screenings, panel discussion, workshops, and competitions, art shows and Break Dancing. Of note is the DMC World Turntablist regional championship from noon -4pm on Saturday, which will showcase CTs best DJs on the “ones and twos” flexing their skills. lots of details online at www.trinityhiphop.com

This week, you can view the talents of the  seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You. The exhibit runs  through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery. The gallery is open from noon to 4pm and admission is free.

Thursday, the Davison Arts Center presents “with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions” – celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan University campus, with a Gallery Talk at 5:30pm
The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the Connecticut premiere of “Connected“,  which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin.  There will be a pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday at 7:15pm in CFA Hall. Performances are at Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Wesleyan’s CFA theater Friday, March 30, 2012

A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled “Music I Find Myself Writing.” is at Wesleyan’s  memorial chapel at 9 on Friday, and is free and open to the public. Information on all of these Wesleyan UNiversity events at wesleyan.edu/cfa

Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Sunday evening at 7:30, The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford is hosting an Evening with
 percussionist Richie Barshay, featuring percussive paintings, universal rhythms, and sonic adventures. Visit http://emanuelsynagogue.org/ for more info.

Sunday night in Collinsville at Bridge St Live, you can catch Red Molly w/ special guest Roosevelt Dime for anight of creative americana music. at 8:00 PM .more online at  http://41bridgestreet.com  

Now Here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Through tonight at Real Art Ways in Hartford, you can catch “Declaration of War”, which follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Friday and Saturday at Real Art Ways is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. Realartways.org offers film ticket sales, trailers, and show times.

Tonight at Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, you can catch “Pariah”, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl growing up in Brooklyn. Friday and Saturday, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. visit cinestudio.org for more.

Now, Here’s the lineup for tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

From 5:05 to 6pm it’s The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano
An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6 to 6:30pm it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

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

At 9:30, it’s Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

At 11pm-1230am, it’s Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90’s hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

From 1230-2am, it’s Beats with Dylan Bostick
Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

In the wee hours from  2-3am it’s The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack 3 DJs give their take on a specific “post” genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

From 3-4am, it’s Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

The BBC World News kicks on at 4 and we begin tomorrow’s programing at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at jiveat5.blogspot.com (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Now stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

Board Meetings 3/27/12

Good evening! These are the collaborative board minutes, courtesy of Adam I and Josh S. They were typed up between 5:03PM and 5:46PM, using Google Docs.

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* Everyone is extremely excited about this meeting

* Jesse did nothing except CMJ
* Adam echoed Jesse
* Josh: quality control (making sure we kept gaps to a minimum); “pretty successful spring break overall”

* Mary put together a volunteer list for record fair
Avery: put together public file for pledge drive

* Mickey: went to Berkeley
* Dan most likely made promos
* Adrien could not be reached for comment
(staff meeting — put on the agenda)
* Bill Revill wants to have a links page for Facebook pages etc. — suggested using a wordpress page where people with different accounts could manage their pages — let’s tackle this at the staff meeting, gang

*5:07PM: Let it be known that Ben arrives
* Thanks to John Whalen, you can now see the current show on the wesufm.org homepage! (It even notes that Rob F is covering for Kevin right now

* DMCA compliance — have to put in information for automated shows. [If not, the ‘now playing’ banner will not correctly show the automated playlist.] Tips: go through automated playlist from the day before to see what there is to check and then log. This should be delegated to a board member each day of the week that that board member on duty.
Adrien will get an email out about what shows have been on…and let’s make sure to tap Ben for more direction

* Let’s hit the streets hard with flyers for the record fair. Ben Fitzelle started a flyer but it needs more information — Dan put together a promo — Ben F and Mary putting together a Facebook event
* Mary will get her hands on an email list for the record fair
* Board minutes archive: CRISIS MODE – we NEED to get the archived minutes online, for the people.
* Wesfest: WESU willing to host open house/tours? Thurs Apr 12, 11am-2pm; Fri Apr 13, 2pm-4
* Mar 28 tomorrow: who will step up to 7:30 pm for Student Activities Fair meeting? Silence blows through the board room. Like a fucking jet engine. Jesse and Adam will talk to our/their favorite DJs. These men are heroes, much as firefighters.

* WesFest Tours
Friday the 13th Tour: Josh & Mickey (2-4, both of them, awesome job guys).
Thursday the 12th Tour: Mary (11-12:30); Dan (12:30-2)

* Paula M: wants to broadcast student projects from a recording class
SAM: can we count on you to field this gal? It sounds right in your wheelhouse.

* WESU social. J Cherry, God bless her, is the only one to have stepped up. She comprises the Planning Committee. Cook on Foss Hill? Ben Fitzelle has a grizzille. Dan has multiple grills. B.Y.O.G. — look into this option.

*There have been whispers, in the night, of some kind of awards show at the end of the season
Who is doing the awarding?
Rick: recognition, not ranking. Frame the event as an “everybody wins” thing?
Quantifiable awards could be good, too: “most service hours”/”beardest”, for example.
Cover girl award, as long as that doesn’t anger too many people (cf. gender binary, etc.)

TO MENTION AT STAFF MEETING: * April pledge drive promos needed! The pledge drive begins right after the record fair.

* Training. David Bauer asks if he needs materials. What do we tell David??? WE NEED YOU BRYAN, help us help David!

* 2012-13 Board: Recruiting staff for vacancies. Let’s consider prospective … holes. To be filled. In the board. Boardholes. (Carpentry skills a plus.)

* On the agenda for the staff meeting: record fair, pledge drive, (how to use) spinitron, staff social, board election, promos, t-shirt design

* T-Shirt designs ostensibly due April 1st. We will push it back

* THERE WILL BE NO APRIL FOOLS PRANK *

* MDs: remind people who have automated shows need to upload their playlists BEFORE their show.

* Cub Scouts coming through, lightening up the station
God bless America

03-27-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, March 27th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU Intern.


Tonight at 7 Here in Middletown, Otakus, Russell Library’s teen group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese, meets in the Meeting Room 3 to view anime shorts, discuss manga series and explore japan’s culture. Ages 11 and up.


The Coleman Brothers Carnival is opening tonight in Middletown for thier 96th annual event.
With more than 30 rides and attractions for all ages, the carnival has set up camp at Palmer Field on Bernie O’Rourke Drive. The Carnival will run thorugh Sunday and is located just off of Rt 66 on Bernie O’Rourke drive.



 Tomorrow/Wednesday Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion of “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand at 7 in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. This book tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned World War II airman, whose bomber crashed in the South Pacific.
Thursday at 7, Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Chairman, Department of Humanities and Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, will lecture on Guantanamo bay and Military Challenges Faced Today in Prosecuting Known Terrorists, in the Russell Library’s Hubbard Room. Saturday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy.
For more information on Russell Library events, visit www.russelllibrary.org  
Here in Middletown, this Wednesday at The BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, The Matt FlinnerTrio, features guitar, bass, and mandolin, and plays modern bluegrass. Saturday, the Buttonwood presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn,  Luis Narino. Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music.  Every Sunday Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. All are welcome.  More information about all of these events at www.buttonwood.org


Down in New Haven at Cafe 9 in tonight you can catch the Australian band, Twerps plus  The Estrogen Highs’ celebrate their new record Release, www.cafenine.com for a full line up of Café nine events this week.


This Thursday, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will give a presentation and discussion on its 16 new inductees at Middlesex Community College library’s Periodical Room from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Portraits of the 16 inductees are currently on exhibit at Middlesex Community College’s Jean Burr Smith Library in Chapman Hall until March 31.


Trinity College in Hartford kicks off their 7th International Hip Hop Festival this Thursday night continuing through Saturday. This event features top performances by Hip Hop artists from around the globe plus film screenings, panel discussion, workshops, and competitions, art shows and Break Dancing. Of note is the DMC World Turntablist regional championship from noon -4pm on Saturday, which will showcase CTs best DJs on the “ones and twos” flexing their skills. lots of details online at www.trinityhiphop.com



This week, you can view the talents of the  seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You. The exhibit runs Tuesday through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, which is open noon-4pm, free of charge.



Thursday, the Davison Arts Center presents “with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions” – celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan University campus, with a Gallery Talk at 5:30pm
The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the Connecticut premiere of “Connected“,  which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin.  There will be a pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday at 7:15pm in CFA Hall. Performances are at Friday and Saturday at 8pm in Wesleyan’s CFA theater Friday, March 30, 2012


A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled “Music I Find Myself Writing.” is at Wesleyan’s  memorial chapel at 9 on Friday, and is free and open to the public. Information on all of these Wesleyan UNiversity events at wesleyan.edu/cfa


Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.


Sunday evening at 7:30, The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford is hosting an Evening with
 percussionist Richie Barshay, featuring percussive paintings, universal rhythms, and sonic adventures. Visit http://emanuelsynagogue.org/ for more info.

Sunday night in Collinsville at Bridge St Live, you can catch Red Molly w/ special guest Roosevelt Dime for anight of creative americana music. at 8:00 PM .more online at  http://41bridgestreet.com   


Now Here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
Through Wednesday at Real Art Ways in Hartford,  you can catch  Declaration of War, which follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Friday and Saturday at Real Art Ways is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life. www.realartways.orgoffers film ticket sales, trailers, and show times.


through Wednesday At Cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, you can catch “Pariah”, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl growing up in Brooklyn  Friday and Saturday, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. visit cinestudio.org for more.


Now, Here’s the lineup for tonight’s programming here on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five catch our commercial free drive time music mix. at 6, it’s Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network on Free Speech Radio News. 

at 6:30-8pm it’s Wild Wild Live with Tom Foolery.  Featuring the best music Wesleyan has to offer, in a live and intimate studio setting. Tom will talk about the Wesleyan music scene, on campus and off, and supplement live material with artist interviews and recordings of live shows across the Wesleyan campus.

From 8-930pm, Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, presents 90 minutes of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, and other music that has a roots influence.

At 930pm It’s Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat, who’s got a song in his my 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.

At 11pm –  Alive, Not Amplified with Adrien brings you the best in acoustic based music.

At Midnight, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with DJ Sleepy Girl… features The dulcet tones of bluegrass and folk — just not entirely. 

At 1am The Boss with DJ Moe shines the focus on a different era of Bruce Springsteen each week.

At 2am “Soundstrip” with DJ Skip McCoy and DJ Strangelove, Examines music from a different film each week, exploring how songs function in film and enhance a movie’s perspective.


At 3am late tonight, City Spotlight  City Spotlight features the musical talents of a new citty each week, highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive  If you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send an emai to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Now stay tuned for the Melting Pot, here on WESU!

March 26th Jive

Good evening, it’s Monday, March 26th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Zach.

Every Monday it’s “ANYTHING GOES!” OPEN MIC WITH J-CHERRY AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, with 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start. More at www. Buttonwood.org
Matt Flinner Trio, featuring guitar, bass, and mandolin, plays modern bluegrass at the Buttonwood tree on mainstreet on wednesday at 7:30
Saturday, the Buttonwood presents Songwriters In the Round featuring Tiff Jimber, Jen Vanderlyn,  Luis Narino
Sunday night, the Buttonwood hosts a fundraiser for St.Vincent dePaul with a night of spoken word and improvisational music. Bring a food donation!
Also at The Buttonwood Tree this sunday, like every week, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of The Buttonwood. Anyone is welcome. Consider yourself invited to help us prepare vegetarian food at the First Church on 190 Court Street at 11:30 am.
More information about all of these events at www.buttonwood.org

Well known Connecticut runner Amby Burfoot will discuss Laura Hillenbrand’s books Unbroken and Seabiscuit tonight at 7pm in the Hubbard Room at the Russell Library on Broad Street.  Hillenbrand’s two famous non-fiction books are both about legendary distance runners- one four-legged and one with two legs- and Burfoot, a wesleyan alum, will relate how his deep knowledge human running colored his reading of the two works.
Tuesday at 7, Otakus, Russell Library’s teen group for fans of Anime, Manga and all things Japanese, meets in the Meeting Room 3 to view anime shorts, discuss manga series and explore japan’s culture. Ages 11 and up. No registration.
Wednesday Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University, will lead a discussion of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand at 7 in the Hubbard Room at Russell Library. This book tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned World War II airman, whose bomber crashed in the South Pacific.
Thursday at 7, Captain Glenn Sulmasy, Chairman, Department of Humanities and Professor of Law at the US Coast Guard Academy, will lecture on Guantanamo bay and Military Challenges Faced Today in Prosecuting Known Terrorists, in the Hubbard Room.
Saturday at 2pm in the Hubbard Room, Singer/guitarist Enzo Boscarino offers a musical tour of some of his favorite regions of Italy.
For more information on Russell Library events, go to russelllibrary.org

Cafe 9 in New Haven is excited to announce that their tuesday show with Australian band Twerps is now also a Record Release show for Estrogen Highs. Doors open at 8 for this 21+ show. Visit cafenine.com for more shows this week.

Tuesday is another “one book, one middletown”  book discussion at middlesex community college. Anne Paluck leads a discussion about “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand–a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption”.
at 12:30 pm in the Library Periodical Room of Chapman Hall. 
for more informations go to http://www.middletownrotary.org/

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will give a free presentation and discussion on its 16 new inductees. Portraits of the 16 inductees are on exhibit at Middlesex Community College’s Jean Burr Smith Library in Chapman Hall until March 31.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, March from 12:30 – 2 p.m., in the library’s Periodical Room. For more information, contact cruggiero@mxcc.commnet.edu

also on Thursday, at 4, world renowned vibraphonist jay hoggard will be on river valley rhythms here on wesu 88.1fm, so be sure to tune in.

This week, view the talents of the seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, in the first round of senior thesis exhibitions, featuring Kuan-lin Huang, Elizabeth Chabot, Gil Sunshine, Johnny Tan, Sienna Perro, Xiao You.
The exhibit runs Tuesday through Sunday in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, which is open noon-4pm, free of charge.
Thursday, the Davison Arts Center presents “with a lot of help from our friends: 50 years of acquisitions” – celebrating the Friends of the Davison Art Center which has raised funds to purchase more than 900 works of art since its start in 1962. Works are on display from 5pm to 7pm in the Davison Art Center on the Wesleyan UNiversity campus, with a Gallery Talk at 5:30pm
The Australian dance company Chunky Move, presents the Connecticut premiere of Connected (2011), which animates the physical connection between body and machine as dancers construct a kinetic sculpture designed by California-based artist Reuben Margolin. A Pre-performance talk by dance scholar Debra Cash on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7:15pm in CFA Hall
Friday and Saturday at 8 in the CFA theater
A senior music recital by Owen Callahan entitled “Music I Find Myself Writing.” is at the memorial chapel at 9 on Friday, free and open to the public.
Information on all of these Wesleyan UNiversity events at wesleyan.edu/cfa

Starting at 10 am at Brew Bakers this Sunday, acoustic duet Diane & Dave perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Sunday evening at 7:30, The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford is hosting an Evening with
 percussionist Richie Barshay, featuring percussive paintings, universal rhythms, and sonic adventures. Visit http://emanuelsynagogue.org/ for more.

Now Here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central connecticut:
at Real Art Ways in Hartford, tonight through Wednesday, catch  Declaration of War, which follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Tonight only is a Post-film discussion with a panel of local child psychologists and researchers. Friday and Saturday at Real Art Ways is Salt of Life, about a man questioning why all of the passion seems to have disappeared from his life.
Check out realartways.org for tickets, trailers, and showtimes

At cinestudio, Trinity College’s cinema in Hartford, PARIAH is playing tonight through Wednesday. In the middle class black neighborhood of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, a 17-year-old girl is confused about how to pursue her attraction to other girls, and, even harder, how to talk to her parents. Friday and Saturday, THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN brings the cartoon classic to the big screen. Ready to tackle a new quest with his faithful white fox terrier Snowy by his side, Tintin teams up with the tipsy seafarer Captain Haddock to recover the treasure from the sunken ship, the Unicorn. visit cinestudio.org for more.

Now, stay tuned to WESU, because after the Jive, it’s Afternoon Jazz with Charles Henry
From classic bop to smooth contemporary sounds. A well-rounded jazz show for true jazz heads.

at 6, Free Speech Radio News brings your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.


6:30, it’s 75% Folk with Michael Benson- A serving of contemporary folk and acoustic music with side orders of blues, jazz, world, pop, movie soundtracks, readings and occasional live interviews. Bring a big plate.


at 8, Uncle Dad spins Eclectic but dad-friendly sets showcasing funk, soul, R&B and groovy tunes from afropop to electronica in his show, Uncle Dad Air


9:30 The Attention Deficit DJ with Lee
The music of yesterday’s future, today


at 11, it’s Total Trash with “A”
 From stage dives and pile-ons to grudges and misanthropy. Hardcore, youth crew, crust, grind, thrash, powerviolence, emotional whatever, sludge-/black metal and more. 


Midnight comes The Noisy Wheelbarrow with Zach Schonfeld and DJ Meat Pie, merging noise rock and other noise-based music with poetry and verse, highlighting both seminal and up and coming artists who have blended the spoken word with experimental music.


At 1, it’s 600 Pounds of Sin with Maggie
A brew of prog rock, jam band, metal, and the spaces between.
2 am, it’s  Mind the Gap with Tyler 
A music and poetry hybrid, incorporating songs and literary works into shimmering explosions, demanding to be heard
3-4am , Maximum Rock and Roll Radio 
A weekly radio show featuring the best DIY punk, garage rock and hardcore from the astounding, ever-growing Maximum Rocknroll record collection.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Enjoy some Afternoon Jazz, coming right up.

3-23-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Friday, March 23rd 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU intern..

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Tonight, Titanium you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz in Titanium’s new Friday night Jazz series. More online at www.titaniumlounge.com

 
Here in Middletown, AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Tonightthe Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southern California’s Carolann Ames. Saturday night, The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, Singer Betty Harris and the Breaking News Band graces the Buttonwood stage for an 8pm show.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 7:30 this Sunday evening, Coming to the Mic is a monthly open mic that is filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More about all of these events can be found online at buttonwood.org

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven
, you can catch The Duke Robillard Band w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday afternoon, The Nine’s Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage.
Down at Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight TAUK…plays on the LILLY PAD stage. More information can be found on their website, www.toadsplace.com

Tonight, Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s Pub in Hartford. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. You can find this and more at sullyspub.com

Tonight and tomorrow at 8pm, Real Art Ways in Hartford presents  Alix Lambert’s ”Crime, USA: Hartford”. A staged reading of a unique theatrical piece currently in development. Lambert uses verbatim interviews. www.realartways.org

Tonight only The Palkace Theater in Waterbury presents “The official Blues Brothers review” Starring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as “Jake & Elwood” in a live concert show that combines the comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 hit film, as well as the five popular albums put out by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. More online at http://palacetheaterct.org
 
This Saturday at 11am until March 31, The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED Part II. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring over 80 works from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception on March 31st from noon -5pm. The MAC 650 Art Gallery is located at: 650 Main Street in Middletown. More info on this event and other upcoming events can be found at MAC650 Art Gallery

This Saturday at 3pm there is a Family Dance at Vinnie’s Jump and Jive on Main Street in Middletown including accessible, energizing, and interactive dances for folks of all ages. There will be circle dances, snakes, trios, and more! *This is ideal for kids over the age of 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it too! More can be found at vinniesjumpandjive.com 

Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. You can access katherinehepburntheater.org for more information pertaining to this event.

This Sunday and occurring on the last Sunday each month at 10 am, Diane & Dave Downs perform their “Nouveau Croon” at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown.  The acoustic duet perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Friday at 7:30, The Connecticut Film Festival: presents “Confidence Game” at the Mark Twain house in Hartford. This is a documentary about what lead up to the Bear Stearns financial meltdown.  More can be found online at www.marktwainhouse.org

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, is now showing “Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy”, the adaptation of the classic spy novel of Cold War deception and betrayal. Sunday, Cinestudio begins a run of “Pariah”, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl in Brooklyn. More can be found at www.cinestudio.org

Tonight, Real Art Ways in Hartford begins a run of the new French film, Declaration of war, an  upbeat autobiographical drama about a young boy with brain cancer and the parents who pull together to fight for him. This weekend Real Art Ways is also showing All In: The Poker Movie, telling the story of poker and exploring why one of our nation’s oldest games has had a renaissance in the past few years. info and schedules can be found online at realartways.org

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th at various locations in Hartford. You can find the schedule and learn more online at www.hjff.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FMWESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Brittle Diameter w/Josh Sharp – 
presenting A varied blend of brand new and time honored independent music, presented in a mixtape aesthetic.  

From 6:00 to 6:30pm it’s Free Speech Radio News from The Pacifica Network – An independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world. FSRN is collectively run by its workers and reporters.
At 6:30 until 7pm, listen in to The Middletown Youth Radio Project – A weekly radio program featuring the thoughts, voices, creativity and talent of the kids in the WESU neighborhood.
From 7pm to 8:30pm we have the Universal Sound Wave with Sistah Tee – Informing listeners about local and global issues with health, nutrition, and stress reduction tips, featuring a wide range of music including African, reggae, gospel, R&B, Latin, and blues.
Next up until 10pm, we take it From the Otherside with Rok-A-Dee – The Voice of Hartford, featuring local artists from Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Spotlighting Caribbean R & B, Soca and international music.
From 10 until 11:30pm, take in the sounds of Rumba en el Patio with Michael- Classic Salsa for the dancers, Afro-Latin Big Band for the discerning ear. Join us as we adventure through the history of Musica Latina!
At 11:30pm until 1am Saturday it’s N.E. Tempo with DJ Berk- Serious turntablism – Dubstep, DnB, techno, ragga jungle, breakbeats mixed live.
At 1am we go In the Master Bedroom, Under the Bed with Dope Dave until 3am – Celebrating conscious hip-hop and its offshoots & influences. Acrobatic emcees and down-tempo poets mix it up over varied oceans of sound.
At 3, to 4am Bassment Beats keep the late night hip hop heads bobbing.
Then, we switch it up to bring you Sing Out! from 4 to 5am, presenting recorded live folk and americana musical performances.
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 6:00 to 7:00am it’s the Celtic Café – Traditional and contemporary music with a Celtic connection.
And now that the coffee’s hot enjoy Caffe Italia from 7:00 to 8:00am with Francesco Fiumara – A weekly roundup of news, music and memories from Italy.
That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at jiveat5.blogspot.com (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Now stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

Thursday’s Jive 3-22-12

Good evening, it’s Thursday, March 22nd, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m J-Cherry producer and host of VOICE of the CITY airing on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday from 6:30 to 8PM Showcasing live and local music, arts, and culture.Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight here in Middletown, The Canoe Club at Harbor Park will feature the Calypso band, Caribbean Vibes, outside on the patio overlooking the CT River. Tomorrow night, The Canoe Club feature the Rock band – Hanging Hill. For more info call (860) 347-9999.

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Tonight, features live comedy and Friday is Jazz night. This week you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz. more can be found online at titaniumlounge.com

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES presents  The Doug Jones Group.  Friday, Café Nine presents The Duke Robillard Band w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday night the Nines Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage. Sunday the SPECIAL EARLY FUNDRAISER: ROXY PERRY’S TRAVELING ROADHOUSE JAM FOR HOLE IN THE WALL GANG CAM Presented by Concerts with Causes. Sunday night at 8PM  SPECIAL EARLY SHOW: Joe Krown Trio has The combination of the soulful vocals of Walter with the big sound of the Hammond B-3 (which Joe also plays all of the bass parts on) and the masterful drumming skills of Russell Batiste Jr. has developed it’s own unique sound. For more information visit cafenine.com   

Down at Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it’s Mimi Page. TAUK…plays IN LILLY’S PAD on Friday night.  More information can be found on their website, toadsplace.com

Tonight Hip Hop artist, Blacastan performs at Sully’s pub in Hartford. Friday night Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. You can find this and more at sullyspub.com

Tonight  at 7:00 p.m.in Hartford, The  Emerson Theatre Collaborative presents “Harriet Tubman’s Dream,” a new one-woman show by CT playwright Lisa Giordano starring Camilla Ross. More  can be found online at marktwainhouse.org

Here in Middletown, tonight AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, Friday night the Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southern California’s Carolann Ames. Saturday night, The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, Singer Betty Harris and the Breaking News Band graces the Buttonwood stage for an 8pm show.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 7:30 this Sunday evening, Coming to the Mic is a monthly open mic that is filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More about all of these events can be found online at buttonwood.org

Friday night in East Hampton at Higher Grounds Coffee House on 70 Main Street, it’s their weekly open mic starting at 8pm all are welcome. Saturday night brings local musicans out for live music. Show starts at 8PM.

This Saturday at 11am until March 31, The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED Part II. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring over 80 works from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception on March 31st from noon -5pm. The MAC 650 Art Gallery is located at: 650 Main Street in Middletown. More info on this event and other upcoming events can be found at MAC650 Art Gallery

This Saturday at 3pm there is a Family Dance at Vinnie’s Jump and Jive on Main Street in Middletown including accessible, energizing, and interactive dances for folks of all ages. There will be circle dances, snakes, trios, and more! *This is ideal for kids over the age of 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it too! More can be found at vinniesjumpandjive.com

Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. You can access katherinehepburntheater.org for more information pertaining to this event.

This Sunday and occurring on the last Sunday each month at 10 am, Diane & Dave Downs perform their “Nouveau Croon” at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown.  The acoustic duet perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, begins a run of:  “Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy”, the adaptation of the classic spy novel of Cold War deception and betrayal. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of “Pariah”, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl in Brooklyn. More can be found at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the new animated film “Chico and Rita” through tonight this week. “Chico” is about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love.  Through Thursday, Real art Ways is also showing “Bullhead”, a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. On Friday Declaration of War opens This exuberant and deeply moving film follows a new couple, Romeo and Juliette, who must face the ultimate test when they discover their new born child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront the ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child, but for each other. More can be found online at realartways.org

Friday at 7:30, The Connecticut Film Festival: presents “Confidence Game” at the Mark Twain house in Hartford. This is a documentary about what lead up to the Bear Stearns financial meltdown.  More can be found online at marktwainhouse.org

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th and presents: “Tango: A Story with Jews”, shown at Mandell JCC, with music and closing night tango party.

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through 27 at various locations in Hartford. You can find the schedule and learn more online at www.hjff.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FMWESU Middletown.

Following the Jive at Five, Rob DeRosa  presents the second hour of his Spring Break 2 Hr Homegrown Special featuring the best crop of Connecticut-connected music!

at 6pm Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network is an independently produced half hour daily national and international radio news program focusing on peace and social justice issues in the US and around the world.

From 6:30-8pm its Total Praise with Minister Latrecia presenting a diverse and inspirational blend of contemporary Christian gospel music to uplift your spirit! Get your Praise on!

at 8pm it’s Evening Jazz with Bill Denert – Where hearing is the best experience.  Join Bill for an extended spring break show tonight featuring  broad range of swing, be-bop, and avant garde as well as a sprinkling of new releases.

at 10:30 its Message From the East with DJ Matcha featuring The popular music and culture of East Asia, with social context, conversation, and commentary.

at 11:30pm we present a radio Documentary on the late Blues legend Robert Johnson.

After that DJ Otto Nation presents a free form mix of music until 3am, when it is time for Sunspot loops with Rick Reaction invites you to explore what’s new in the world and not get bogged down with hype.

The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on. Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for Home Grown with Rob Derosa

03-21-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Wednesday, March 21st, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Bill Denert, producer and host of Thursday night’s Evening Jazz where “hearing is the best experience.” Thanks for tuning in.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, the power Jam band Dirty Sanchez, plays the Nine.  Thursday, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES presents  The Doug Jones Group.  Friday, Café Nine presents The Duke Robillard Band w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday night the Nines Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage.

Here in Middletown, tonight AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, In honor of Women’s History Month, The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7. Blessings is narrated by Richard Gere, filmed in Tibet and tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  Friday night the Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southern California’s Carolann Ames. Saturday night, The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, Singer Betty Harris and the Breaking News Band graces the Buttonwood stage for an 8pm show.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 7:30 this Sunday evening, Coming to the Mic is a monthly open mic that is filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More about all of these events can be found online at buttonwood.org

Down at Toad’s Place in New Haven tonight it’s Dubstep night. Thursday,  LIVE KAMP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PUSHA T, Upstairs in Toad’s Lily Pad. On Thursday night you can catch Mimi Page. TAUK…plays IN LILLY’S PAD on Friday night.  More information can be found on their website, toadsplace.com

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Tonight, Titanium features local bands. Thursday features live comedy and Friday is Jazz night. This week you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz. more can be found online at titaniumlounge.com

Thursday night, Hip Hop artist, Blacastan performs at Sully’s pub in Hartford. Friday night Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. You can find this and more at sullyspub.com

Thursday at 7:00 p.m.in Hartford, The  Emerson Theatre Collaborative presents “Harriet Tubman’s Dream,” a new one-woman show by CT playwright Lisa Giordano starring Camilla Ross. More  can be found online at marktwainhouse.org

This Saturday at 11am until March 31, The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED Part II. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring over 80 works from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception on March 31st from noon -5pm. The MAC 650 Art Gallery is located at: 650 Main Street in Middletown. More info on this event and other upcoming events can be found at MAC650 Art Gallery

This Saturday at 3pm there is a Family Dance at Vinnie’s Jump and Jive on Main Street in Middletown including accessible, energizing, and interactive dances for folks of all ages. There will be circle dances, snakes, trios, and more! *This is ideal for kids over the age of 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it too! More can be found at vinniesjumpandjive.com 

Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. You can access katherinehepburntheater.org for more information pertaining to this event.

This Sunday and occurring on the last Sunday each month at 10 am, Diane & Dave Downs perform their “Nouveau Croon” at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown.  The acoustic duet perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:

Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, begins a run of:  “Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy”, the adaptation of the classic spy novel of Cold War deception and betrayal. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of “Pariah”, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl in Brooklyn. More can be found at cinestudio.org

Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the new animated film “Chico and Rita” through Thursday this week. “Chico” is about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love.  Through Thursday, Real art Ways is also showing “Bullhead”, a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals.  More can be found online at realartways.org

Friday at 7:30, The Connecticut Film Festival: presents “Confidence Game” at the Mark Twain house in Hartford. This is a documentary about what lead up to the Bear Stearns financial meltdown.  More can be found online at marktwainhouse.org

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th and presents: “Tango: A Story with Jews”, shown at Mandell JCC, with music and closing night tango party.

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through 27 at various locations in Hartford. You can find the schedule and learn more online at www.hjff.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FMWESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for The Needle Drop with Anthony Fantano
An hour of the latest and greatest in the world of independent rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today.

From 6-6:30pm, it’s Free Speech Radio News From The Pacifica Network
Your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from the Pacifica Network.

Starting at 6:30 and running until 8pm, it’s Fusion Radio with James Fusion
Techno from around the globe mixed live since 1992. It’s a vinyl world!

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

From 9:30-11pm it’s Smorgasbord with DJ Maneki Neko
A colossal mix of electronic infused with the spices of dance..

At 11pm-1230am it’s Word…Life Radio with H Biz & B Fiz
Early 90’s hip-hop is the focus here, with the occasional touch of punk, funk, reggae and soul.

From 1230-2am, it’s Beats with Dylan Bostick
Hip-hop. Electro. Techno. UK bass. Music that makes you groove.

In the wee hours from  2-3am it’s The Postman Express Hour with DJ JD, DJ MacChillin, & DJ Jack 3 DJs give their take on a specific “post” genre, be it post-folk jangling, post-psychedelic, post-rock, post-punk, any other post. Exploring jarring, weird and stimulating new music, and placing it in a historical context.

From 3-4am, it’s Search and Recover with DJ Cheshire Cat
Search and Recover scours the world of music to find as many versions of a single song as possible. Join the exploration of the modern musical standards!

The BBC World News kicks on at 4 and we begin tomorrow’s programing at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at jiveat5.blogspot.com (the five is the number five), and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.
Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you. Now stay tuned for The Needle Drop.

03-20-12 jive

Good evening, it’s Tuesday, March 20th, 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. Thanks for making WESU your listener supported source for NPR, Pacifica, independent and local public affairs and free-form community radio. I’m Justin Miller, WESU intern.

Tonight at Cafe Nine in New Haven, Milksop Unsung takes the stage for a night of Americana music. The power Jam banc Dirty Sanchez, plays the Nine Wednesday night. Thursday, the BLUE PLATE RADIO JAZZ SERIES Presents a The Doug Jones Group.  Friday Café Nine presents Thee Duke Robillard Band; w/ Paul Gabriel. Saturday The Nines Weekly Jazz Jam will be hosted by George Baker and Friends. Saturday night The Wagon takes the Cafe Nine stage.

Here in Middletown, Wednesday AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE on Main Street, In honor of Women’s History Month, The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7 pm at the Buttonwood tree. Blessings is narrated by Richard Gere, filmed in Tibet, tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Nangchen in Eastern Tibet who practice an ancient yogic tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  Friday night the Buttonwood hosts an Americana Double Bill: with North Carolina’s Humble Tripe and Southenr California’s Carolann Ames. Saturday night, The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul, Singer Betty Harris and the Breaking News Band graces the Buttonwood stage for an 8pm show.  Every Sunday, Food Not Bombs shares food about 1 pm in front of the Buttonwood. All are welcome.  At 7:30 pm this Sunday Coming to the Mic is a monthly open mic that is filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. More about all of these events online at www.buttonwood.org

Down at Toad’s Place in New Haven Wednesday it’s Dubstep night. Thursday at Toad’s, LIVE KAMP ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS PUSHA T. Upstairs in Toad’s Lily Pad on Thursday night you can catch Mimi page. TAUK…plays IN LILLY’S PAD Friday night.  www.toadsplace.com

Titanium Bar and Lounge in Middletown is now hosting live entertainment 3 nights a week. Wednesday’s are local band nights, Thursday features live comedy and Friday is Jazz night. This week you can catch Ed Fast and Conga Bop performing Latin Jazz. more online at www.titaniumlounge.com
 

Thursday night, Hip Hop artist, Blacastan performs at Sully’s pub in Hartford. Friday night Broken Glow takes the stage at Sully’s. Saturday night Pickpocket, The Hempsteadys, and Hooks & Sinkers make for a night of Punk Rock at Sully’s. www.sullyspub.com
Thursday at 7:00 p.m.in Hartford, The  Emerson Theatre Collaborative presents “Harriet Tubman’s Dream,” a new one-woman show by CT playwright Lisa Giordano starring Camilla Ross. More online at www.marktwainhouse.org
This Saturday at 11am The Mac 650 Gallery in Middletown opens their gallery show, THE ART OF SPEED II open through March 31. This is a Hot Rod and Custom car Culture Art show featuring 80+ pieces from more than 40 artists from around the globe.  There will be a closing Reception March 31st from noon -5pm. The MAC 650 Art Gallery is located at: 650 Main Street in Middletown more info on this event and other upcoming events can be found at: MAC650 Art Gallery
This Saturday at 3pm there is a Family Dance at Vinnie’s on Main Street in Middletown including accessible, energizing, and interactive dances for folks of all ages. There will be circle dances, snakes, trios, and more! *This is ideal for kids over age 5, but little ones are welcome to come try it anyway! http://www.vinniesjumpandjive.com 
Acclaimed blues singer/songwriter Guy Davis performs at the Kate in Old Saybrook this Saturday. More online at www.katherinehepburntheater.org
 
This Sunday and occurring on the last Sunday each month at 10 am, Diane & Dave Downs perform their “Nouveau Croon” at Brew Bakers on Main St in Middletown.  The acoustic duet perform popular American music from the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and into the 21st Century.

Now here’s what’s going on in the world of cinema in central Connecticut:
Tonight, Cinestudio, the Trinity College Cinema in Hartford, ends their run of a newly restored 35mm film print of the 1977 French Film: “The Devil, Probably”. Wednesday Cinestudio begins a run of:  Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, the adaptation of the classic spy novel of Cold War deception and betrayal. Sunday Cinestudio begins a run of Pariah, the coming of age story of an African American lesbian girl in Brooklyn. www.cinestudio.org

Through Thursday this week, Real Art Ways in Hartford continues their run of the new animated film Chico and Rita, about two talented musicians who venture from Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas to unite in music and love.  Through Thursday, Real art Ways is also showing Bullhead, a drama set in the world of illegal bovine steroids and hormones and mafioso meat trade deals. Tomorrow (Tues) night Real Art Ways Science on Screen series presents Awakenings with Robert Deniro and Robin Williams with a Pre-film discussion with John Salamone, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience at UConn. More online at www.realartways.org

As previously mentioned, this Wednesday The Buddhist Faith Fellowship is offering a screening of the film “Blessings” at 7 pm at the Buttonwood tree.  Blessings tells the story of 3000 nuns living in the remote nomadic region of Tibet, www.buttonwood.org
Friday The Connecticut Film Festival: presents “Confidence Game” at 7:30 pm at the Mark Twain house I Hartford. This is a documentary about the lead up to the Bear Stearns financial meltdown.  More online at www.marktwainhouse.org
The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through March 27th and presents: “Tango: A Story with Jews” is shown March 27 at Mandell JCC, with music and closing night tango party. (Handout / March 12, 2012)
The Hartford Jewish Film Festival runs through 27 at various locations in Hartford. You can find the schedule and learn more online at www.hjff.org.

Now, here’s a rundown of tonight’s radio programming here on 88.1 FMWESU Middletown.

Right after the Jive at Five, stay tuned for Finding Bliss: Words and Music with DJ Lauren “Bliss” Annelli. This is an interview, free-form talk show about people who are following their hearts and living authentically.

At 6PM Free Speech Radio News from Pacifica presents your daily dose of alternative international news and reporting from this worker run collective.

at  6:30 J-Cherry Presents ‘The Voice of the CITY’ – for 90 minutes of live and local Connecticut arts and music at its best.

at 8pm, Michael Benson will sit in for Bill Revill as guest host of Acoustic Blender tonight presenting  an eclectic selection of Americana, country, folk, folk-rock, bluegrass, acoustic, blues, and other roots music.

at 930pm its Wonderland with DJ Cheshire Cat.  He’s got 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 and tonight he’s got an extra hour to work with!

at Midnight tonight Radical Roots with Euphonious Ewe and Pitbull Revolution Presents 2 hrs of  lo-fi music with a message. Folk, blues, punk, alt-country, and rollicking protest numbers; a mix of handed-down traditional favorites and brand new world-folk numbers.

at 3am City Spotlight with DJ B and DJ features the musical talents of a different city each episode. Highlighting the unique contributions of each locale, and spanning genres from jazz to punk rock.


The BBC World News Service kicks on at 4AM and we begin tomorrow’s broadcast at 5am with Morning Edition from NPR.

That’s all for today’s Jive at Five, if you didn’t get a chance to write down some of the information mentioned in our community calendar, the script is published online at www.wesufm.org/jive, and if you know of any events that you’d like to have announced on the Jive, send them to jive@wesufm.org

If you tune in to WESU for information and music that you can’t find elsewhere, then we are counting on you to help support the service you depend on.

Please take a moment to make a donation of any size online at www.wesufm.org, every dollar counts and we need to hear from you.

Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an hour of  Bliss with Lauren Agnelli.