Program Highlights – May 2021


MAY 2021 – Program Highlights

May highlights (Mother’s Day; Bob Dylan’s Birthday; Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month)

will be listed chronologically,

so keep checking in for updates as the month progresses.

Shows are archived (music shows for two weeks only) and can be accessed here.

 

Saturday, May 1 – The Janus Adams Show, at noon:

“Confusion Reigned and Hatred Ruled: The Tulsa Riot of 1921”- a look back to 100 years ago this month.

In the span of Derek Chauvin’s 15-day trial for the obvious murder of George Floyd, police killed more than forty Black and Brown people.

What’s going on?  Seeking answers this week on “The Janus Adams Show.”

 

Saturday, May 1 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week: the Aquarid meteor shower;

coyotes in Sullivan County; pea-planting.

 

Sunday, May 2 – Folk Plus, with Angela Page, at 4:00 p.m.

Folk Plus: a blend of music from the contemporary folk scene. This week, songs on the timely theme of guns.

 

Friday, May 7 – Jewel Heist, with Austin Brose, at Midnight

A sixty-minute mix of artists associated with the Brooklyn-based techno label Oonse Oonse.

 

Saturday, May 8 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley.

This week: Christine San Jose celebrates May “Along the Poet’s Row,”

and a walk through the planted flower beds at Willow Wisp Organic Farm.

 

Sunday, May 9 – Folk Plus, with Angela Page, at 4:00 p.m.

Folk Plus: a blend of music from the contemporary folk scene.

This week, the theme is New York City.

 

Sunday, May 9 – Sunday Stage – local arts & music, at 7:00 p.m.

A special live MOTHER’S DAY edition:

Featuring Jay Unger and Molly Mason live from the

Ashokan Center: music to heal the heart and soothe the soul.

(You can also see the performance on Facebook Live.)

 

Wednesday, May 12 – Let’s Talk Vets, with Doug Sandberg, at 7:00 p.m.

A talk with Everett Cox, a Vietnam vet, about overcoming his demons,

and with Marianne Goodwin, about training for caregivers.

 

Wednesday, May 12 – Friday, May 14 – Local Edition, with Jason Dole, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Owen Walsh of The River Reporter, LIVE

Thursday: Wayne County Government Update, LIVE

Friday: Isabel Braverman – Catskill Confidential;  Nathaniel Lieb, DVAA artist and video maker

 

Friday, May 14, 21, and 28 – Special Series in honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, at 3:00 p.m.

Three one-hour documentaries, hosted by George Takei, from “Crossing East,”

the first radio series about Asian American history.

May 14 – “First Contacts” – early Asian pioneers journey to America

May 21 – “Frontier Asians” – Asian communities on the American frontier

May 28 – “Raising Cane” – Hawaii’s multicultural plantation workers from the 18th Century to today

 

Sunday, May 16 – Folk Plus, with Angela Page, at 4:00 p.m.

Folk Plus: a blend of music from the contemporary folk scene. This week – new acquisitions.

 

Monday, May 17 – Friday May 21 – Local Edition, with Jason Dole, at 6:30 p.m.

Monday – Foster Care Awareness Month; Vaccines

Tuesday – Hudson Valley Food Bank

Wednesday – Owen Walsh (River Reporter); Jim Huntington

Thursday – Wayne County Gov’t. Update

Friday – Delaware Valley Arts Alliance; John Conway, Sullivan County Historian

 

Wednesday, May 19 – Trailer Talk, with Sabrina Artel, at 7:00 p.m.

A traveling salon (in a 1965 Beeline Trailer), broadcast from the streets

and neighborhoods of our local communities.

Tonight: Mixed-media artist Nancy Bowen discusses her current installation

at the Catskill Art Society, “Spectral Evidence.”

And a talk with Heather Carlucci – psychic, medium, and medical intuitive.

 

Saturday, May 22 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week:

the upcoming lunar eclipse; the poetry of “greening;” how to prepare asparagus

 

Monday, May 24 – Friday May 28 – Local Edition, with Jason Dole, at 6:30 p.m.

Monday – Vaccines to the Homebound; Policing – One Year After George Floyd

Tuesday – Running for Sullivan County Sheriff; Bethel Woods returns

Wednesday – The River Reporter News Round-Up; Jim Huntington Live

Thursday – Wayne County Gov’t. Update

Friday – Catskill Rural and Migrant Ministry – YEG update

 

Friday, May 28 – Living Jazz, with Thane Peterson, at 12:00 p.m.

Focused on musicians who are still alive and contributing to the jazz scene.

Today: Buster Williams, subject of the 2019 documentary “Bass to Infinity.”

And a celebratory note for Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday.

 

Saturday, May 29 – Farm and Country, with Rosie Starr, at 11:00 a.m.

Rural life in the Catskills and the Delaware River Valley. This week:

Managing Knotweed – an invasive plant species – with the Friends of the Upper Delaware River

 

BOB DYLAN 80th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

From May 20 to the end of the month, WJFF will present a series of programs

honoring Bob Dylan, on the occasion of his 80th Birthday (May 24th).

Here they are,  in sequence:

 

Thursday, May 20 – Ramble Tamble, with John Gordon, at 7:30 p.m.

Part I of a two-part tribute, covering Bob’s story from 1962 to 1980

 

Thursday, May 20 – The Secret Show, with Bryan Sheehan, 9:00 p.m.

Featuring songs from the second half of Bob’s career

 

Friday, May 21 – at 10:00 p.m. – A special Program on Bob Dylan and The Band: The Basement Tapes,

the legendary 1967 recordings from Woodstock, NY

 

Friday, May 21 – Dead Air, with Cory Daniels, at 11:00 p.m.

Covers of Dylan songs by The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia

 

Saturday, May 22 – at 2:00 p.m. – A two-hour exploration of “Blood on the Tracks,”

hosted by Paul Ingles, and including interviews with musicians

who played on the album

 

Sunday, May 23 – at 4:00 p.m. – Bob Dylan: Writers’ Favorites

Music writers, musicians, and fans wrote to host Paul Ingles

with their choices for songs that demonstrate

why Bob won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016

 

Thursday, May 27 – Ramble Tamble, with John Gordon, at 7:30 p.m.

Part II of a two-part tribute, covering Bob’s story from 1980 to present

 

Sunday, May 30 – Folk Plus, with Angela Page, at 4:00 p.m.

Folk Plus: a blend of music from the contemporary folk scene. This week, Bob Dylan in Greenwich Village (Part 1), including audio from the 1982 Dylan Imitator Contest!

 

 

 

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