On Monday, June 27th at Noon, Woog speaks with John Videler, a lifelong photographer who began his career by working at his parents storefront photography studio located in Westport. John covers all genres and is deeply dedicated to the craft as all who have worked with him can attest.

Take in the shimmering, beautiful new track “You’re Okay” from New Haven artist, Alexandra Burnet and The Stable Six.

Recorded live in studio February 2022 at Verso Studios by Travis Bell Mixed; mastered and engineered by Travis Bell.

Alexandra Burnet & The Stable Six as on recording are

Alexandra Burnet; Vocals, Guitar

Annalisa Botello; Viola

Jill Emmerson; Cello

MorganEve Swain; Violin

Landon Elliott; Pedal Steel Guitar

Fredric Anthony; Drums

Torrey Proto; Bass Guitar

Written and arranged by Alexandra Burnet Preformed by Alexandra Burnet & The Stable Six

“You’re Okay” is a standout among standouts on our upcoming vinyl compilation “Verso Records, Volume One,” featuring an array of unsung regional heroes. Purchase the vinyl comp at Verso Record's Bandcamp: https://versorecords.bandcamp.com/

Purchase Alex’s pay-what-you want single at Free As Birds Records bandcamp to support her gender affirming surgery: https://freeasbirdsrecords.bandcamp.com/track/youre-okay-3

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This queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, who grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples, teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. She’s the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band (SNL40’s anniversary post-show concert also featured her star turn onstage with Jimmy Fallon, Elvis Costello and the B-52s), whose latest CD, The Deep End, was honored on five national Top Ten lists and features special guests/duet partners Ian Hunter, Dion DiMucci, and Marshall Crenshaw, plus Levon Helm, GE Smith, Andy York, Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, Catherine Russell, Big Al Anderson, and others. Ohlman topped the Alternate Root.com’s Readers’ Poll as top Americana vocalist, joining other winners Paul Thorn, The Mavericks and Rodney Crowell.

Westport’s own Dan Woog brings his popular blog “06880: Where Westport Meets the World” to life, via the Verso Studios at the Westport Library – recorded LIVE in the Trefz Forum! On Monday, June 13th at Noon, Woog speaks with local financial planning adviser Tom Henske. Tom, after many years of work in the financial planning field, now consults on matters pertaining to life insurance with high -net worth individuals and their advisors. Importantly, he is on a mission to educate parents on how to talk about money with their children, which led him to develop a revolutionary program, Money-Smart Kids. He is a frequent contributor to CNBC.

The Westport Library welcomes hometown hero Julia Marino, winner of the Silver Medal in slopestyle snowboarding at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, for a conversation with fellow Westporter Dave Briggs on Saturday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Dave Briggs is a former CNN, NBC Sports, and FOX News anchor is presently an anchor at Yahoo Finance. First Selectwoman Jen Tooker will deliver opening remarks.

 

Two weeks ago, photographer Spencer Platt was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the events of January 6 in Washington, DC. On Wednesday, May 25, the Westport native comes to the Westport Library to talk about the honor and his career in photography and journalism. Spencer will be in conversation with Westport Arts Advisory Committee Chairperson, Nancy Diamond.

Woog speaks with Danielle Dobbin who is the elected Chair of the Westport Planning & Zoning Commission. She founded the P&Z Commission’s Affordable Housing Subcommittee and has two decades of commercial real estate & zoning experience as an attorney and investor in the multifamily, industrial and life science sectors.

This week on Monday, May 16th at Noon, Woog speaks with Superintendent of the Westport Public Schools, Thomas Scarice. Scarice discusses his thoughts on ways to launch the schools forward, with a sharp eye on issues of connection, belonging, and affinity that impact student outcomes, along with attention needed by the facilities.

Westporters write books on a wide variety of subjects in all sorts of genres. Authors Gabi Coatsworth and Ted Aldrich will share their new books - a memoir and a history with our community. Saugatuck Scribes is a series  that showcases Westport writers and their newest books.

Miles Rapoport and state senator Will Haskell will discuss whether it is time for the United States to take the leap and recognize voting as both a fundamental civil right and a civic duty. In 100% Democracy:  The Case for Universal Voting, co-authors E.J. Dionne and Miles Rapoport argue that  every citizen has the right to vote and full opportunities to do so—but also the duty to vote, a requirement to participate in our national choices.

Dan Tepfer presents Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations with an innovative 21st Century twist that is wowing audiences & music critics from NY to LA…and we are bringing him to Westport! Live & Live-Streamed Concert, followed by talk between Dan and fellow pianist, Beechwood Co-founder (and Booked For The Evening Honoree!) Frederic Chiu.

A screening and panel discussion about the video, “We Need to Talk About Anti-Asian Hate,” and discussion about what progress has been made and what we can do as a community to stop Asian hate.

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