Here's what's happening on KSKQ this week:
- World Remixes, Monday, December 22 @ 9 pm. Jahfirm brings holiday remixes from around the world this Monday. Celebrate Hanuramakwanzamasolstice with multicultural holiday turntablism like you've never heard before. This auditory trip around the world will have your head spinning at 45 rpm, crossfading continents like a supersonic jet.
- Human Rights Now! Tuesday, December 23 @ 11:30 am. Joining Don Wertheimer and Dennis Remick on Human Rights Now! are Father Joseph Mulligan, a Jesuit priest in Nicaragua, and Dr. Jim Phillips, Professor of Anthropology at Southern Oregon University. Both have decades long involvement in the countries. They will discuss the U.S. involvement (militarily and politically) in Central America, its effect and what it means to us.
- Literary Ashland, Friday, December 26 @ 1 pm. Ed and Michael interview MJ Daspit, author of Lucy Lied and organizer of the monthly series Words and Wine at Weisinger's Winery.
All of us at KSKQ wish all of you a happy holiday season, good times with family or friends, maybe some quiet time in between and a wonderful new year 2015.
We'll be there in the new year, bringing you the best community radio in the valley. Look for new show and old favorites.
The story of Irregular Transmissions begins with an ending. In September 2012, Colin Casey ended his show The White Room after three years on the air. Matthew Dedrick aka "Coach" stepped in and picked up his hour. The new show was named Irregular Transmissions to reflect the wide variety of music styles and genres featured. In December that year, Matthew wanted to expand the format and found Adam Pesak aka "Dukowski" to co-host Irregular Transmissions.
The two focus on the song unsung. Digging up and stringing together history, musicians, and connections. They also bring local artists into the mix. The show is never scripted and always live. Coach and Dukowski work on making every show educational and worth listening to. From Dolly Parton to Black Flag, Celtic Frost to Michael Hedges, something for everyone and always an Irregular Transmission.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.
Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides the audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.
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