Sundays On The East End

Sundays On The East End

By Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow
Award-winning journalist Bridget LeRoy and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow were prom dates back in the '80s. Now these Hamptons denizens host conversations with others on the East End of Long Island who cast their own interesting shadows. Whether it's famed artist April Gornik, astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber, or actress Julie Andrews, the focus is always on the creative process, and what sparks passion and joy in their lives.
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WPPB | Guests Judy Licht & Jerry Della Femina | 01/05/20
News veteran Judy Licht and advertising guru and columnist Jerry Della Femina joined Alec and Bridget to discuss local journalism, deep fakes, and more.
55:46
January 5, 2020
WPPB | Guest Steve Skrynecki | 12/22/2019
Our guest is Southampton Town Police Chief Steve Skrynecki, talking about a lifetime in law enforcement.
57:14
December 22, 2019
WPPB | Guest Dell Cullum | 12/15/2019
Bridget and Alec talk to wildlife rescuer, photographer, and children's book author Dell Cullum, about his journey through loss, love, redemption, and having a pet squirrel.
58:48
December 15, 2019
WPPB | Guest Joe Delia | 12/8/2019
Bridget and Alec talk with rocker, film composer and arranger, and local legend Joe Delia.
1:11:38
December 8, 2019
WPPB | Guests Tom Clavin & Bill Goldstein | 11/10/2019
Alec and Bridget with guests Tom Clavin, best-selling author, and Bill Goldstein, former sports agent and raconteur.
1:01:34
November 10, 2019
WPPB | GuestsJesse Warren and Aki Goldberg Terwilliger | 11/3/2019
Alec and Bridget welcome Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren and Aki Goldberg Terwilliger of Aki's Kitchen to discuss entrepreneurship, community, and more.
55:14
November 3, 2019
WPPB | Guest Alejandro Saralegui | 10/27/2019
Bridget and Alec talk with Alejandro Saralegui, director of Madoo Conservancy, about art, nature, and growing up in NYC.
57:33
October 27, 2019
WPPB | Guest Talia Carner | 10/20/2019
Alec Sokolow interviews author and activist Talia Carner.
59:24
October 20, 2019
WPPB | Guests Bryan Downey & Ginew Benton | 10/13/2019
Bridget and Alec welcome Bryan Downey, local photographer, filmmaker, and cinematographer, and Ginew Benton, filmmaker, musician, and member of the Ojibwe people, to discuss their films, "Nashville Long Island" and "Looking Glass."
56:44
October 13, 2019
WPPB | Guest author Maureen Callahan | 10/6/19
Bridget and her guest co-host, actress Georgia Warner (also her daughter) interview Maureen Callahan, author of "American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century."
58:18
October 6, 2019
WPPB | Guests Bill Smith of East End Naturals & Sam Healey of Papa & Barkley | 9/29/2019
Bridget with guest co-host The Independent's Executive Editor Rick Murphy, talking to Bill Smith of East End Naturals and Sam Healey of Papa & Barkley, discussing CBD. How do you know which products to take? Who can take them and who can't? What are the benefits? And what regulations may be coming down the pike as CBD increases in popularity?
1:00:14
September 29, 2019
WPPB | Guest Taylor Berry and author of Zen Bender | 9/8/2019
Bridget and Alec interview ghostwriter and author of "Zen Bender" and Taylor Berry, owner of Sag Harbor's Berry & Co., a book and botanicals store.
57:04
September 22, 2019
WPPB | Guest is The Food Lab founder and Emmy Award winning producer Geoffrey Drummond. | 9/15/2019
This week, join Bridget and Alec with Geoffrey Drummond talking about food, memory, and Julia Child. Geoffrey is executive director of The Food Lab at SUNY Stony Brook/Southampton. Over a 40-year career in film and TV,  Geof was president of Saga Productions (producer of the cult classic "My  Dinner with Andre") and president of A La Carte Communications, where he produced and collaborated with Julia Child for well over a decade.
56:32
September 15, 2019
WPPB | East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2019 | Part 1
Bridget LeRoy interviews Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Candace Bushnell, Robert Caro, and many others during East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2019.
50:16
August 14, 2019
WPPB | East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2019 | Part 2
Bridget LeRoy interviews Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Candace Bushnell, Robert Caro, and many others during East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2019.
35:50
August 14, 2019
WPPB | East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2019 | Part 3
Bridget LeRoy interviews Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Candace Bushnell, Robert Caro, and many others during East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2019.
35:06
August 14, 2019
WPPB | East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2018
Bridget LeRoy interviews Alec Baldwin, A.J. Finn, Lee Child, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Chris Whipple, and many others at the 14th annual East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2018.
1:54:55
August 12, 2019
WPPB | Guests Emmy-nominated TV producer Sam Sokolow and Julia Fowler of the Southern Women Channel on YouTube | 08/04/2019
Julia Fowler-Sokolow discusses her viral Southern Women YouTube channel, her books, and more, Sam Sokolow talks about his Emmy-nominated Nat Geo hit series "Genius" and growing up on the East End, mom Diane Sokolow gets a word in edgewise occasionally, and me and Alec are doing our regular  blah-blah-blah.
56:28
August 4, 2019
WPPB | Guest Sybille Van Kempen of Loaves & Fishes and the Bridgehampton Inn and Restaurant. | 07/21/2019
This week, our guest is Sybille van Kempen of Bridgehampton Inn & Restaurant, the Loaves and Fishes Cookshop, and the Loaves & Fishes Food Store in Sagaponack. Sybille will speak about how, after 40 successful years in the Hamptons, she continues to innovate and evolve each business. Sybille and her businesses have a devoted following of celebrity fans including Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Katie Lee, and more. She started her culinary career working for Ina Garten and has raised her  family out here.
55:24
July 21, 2019
WPPB | Guest, author Amy Ephron | 07/14/2019
Our guest this week is young adult author Amy Laura Ephron. Her latest book "Carnival Magic" the continued, startling, sometimes  magical adventures of Tess and Max, is a bestseller and was featured in Teen Vogue, among many other magazines and journals, and is in talks as a  film. It has been nominated for an American Library Association award, and the Grand Canyon Award to be announced in 2020. A companion to "The Castle in the Mist," (the intro to Tess and Max and their Aunt Evie,) was an Amazon Best pick, a B&N pick, and claimed a nom for a SCIBA award.  She is the author of the bestselling "A Cup of Tea;" "One Sunday  Morning;" "White Rose;" and "Loose Diamonds," a collection of modern  essays, pieces of which appeared in Vogue and The New York Times.
1:00:16
July 14, 2019
WPPB | Guest World renowned pianist, raconteur, and NPR host of "Jazz Inspired," Judy Carmichael | 07/07/2019
This week on our show we host world-famous jazz pianist, performer and raconteur Judy Carmichael, a Sag Harbor resident when she's not touring the world playing for kings and celebrities plus regular folks.  She is also the host of the NPR show "Jazz Inspired," which has been broadcast nationally for the past 20 years, featuring guests like Billy Joel, Frank Gehry, and Robert Redford.  Judy is a consummate storyteller and we discuss the jazz — or improvisational — lifestyle, and also where we each find those moments of music in our lives.
56:12
July 7, 2019
WPPB | Guests Peter Wood and Fred Romano, discussing writing, films, and the "sweet science" of boxing.
This week we'll be talking boxing, books, movies, and overcoming your fears with Golden Gloves fighter/author Pete Wood ("Confessions of a Fighter" and "The Boy Who Hit Back") and Frederick Romano (author of "The Golden Age of Boxing on Radio and Television" and "The Boxing Filmography"). Bridget dared to fisticuff with Pete, who has fought in Madison Square Garden and went 14-1, and has never been knocked out. Sok didn't.
58:34
June 30, 2019
WPPB | Guests G.E.Smith and Taylor Barton | 06/23/2019
This week our guests are guitarist and musical director extraordinaire G.E. Smith and his wife and partner, Taylor Barton, a singer-songwriter and the producer of the "Portraits" series at Guild Hall of East Hampton.  Looking forward to talking about music, with lots of fun anecdotes, but  also about health and self-care — a road that many of us don't discover until we realize that we're not 10-feet-tall and bulletproof (usually after 50!).
58:57
June 23, 2019
WPPB | Guests performer/writer/radio personality Walker Vreeland and Timothy McDarrah | 06/02/2019
Our guests this week, at the beginning of Pride Month, are Walker Vreeland and Timothy McDarrah. Walker Vreeland is an award-winning monologist and radio personality,  producer, writer, actor, singer and voice-over artist. He is best known for having hosted The Afternoon Show on WBAZ out here, and as the  creator and host of the podcast "Interview with the Artist," where he  has interviewed such stars as Cyndi Lauper, Joy Behar, Betty Buckley,  David Brenner, James Frey, Cheech Marin, Sandra Bernhard, and Jane Krakowski. He’s also been heard on WEHM. Walker is bringing his one-man show "From Ship to Shape" back to Bay Street Theater this month. Former magazine editor and gossip columnist Timothy McDarrah is a regular on the East End. His father, Fred W. McDarrah, is the iconic photographer who captured a generation of artists in their milieu (currently at the Parrish Art Museum), but also Tim will discuss the newly re-released "Pride: Photographs after Stonewall," a book of his father's photographs.
53:37
June 2, 2019
WPPB | Guest co-host Joe Shaw with our guest, singer-songwriter/actor/humorist/author/etc Loudon Wainwright III. | 05/26/19
Interviewing the incomparable Loudon Wainwright III, with guest co-host Joseph P. Shaw of the Southampton and East Hampton Press newspapers. We talked about familial relationship and dysfunction (but in a fun way), about Loudon's new Netflix film, "Surviving Twin," directed by Christopher Guest and produced by Judd Apatow, and about his upcoming show at Guild Hall of East Hampton on June 28, among other things.
54:14
May 26, 2019
WPPB | Guest Pamela Greinke discusses human trafficking on the East End | 05/19/19
You might think we're safe from human trafficking out here on the East End, but you'd be wrong. This week join Bridget and Alec and their guests, Pamela Greinke and Nicky Banks, to talk about the very real trafficking trade on Long  Island. Alec is best known for his work on "Toy Story," but he also  produced the film "I Am Jane Doe," about the efforts to halt underage sex trafficking in the U.S., and also co-wrote and co-directed an animated short, "I Am Little Red," to help schoolchildren identify  possible dangerous encounters.
54:47
May 19, 2019
WPPB | with guest co-host Eric Johnson, guests Meg Noonan of WPPB's Freeform Radio, & Gianna Volpe of WPPB's Heart of the East End. | 12/05/2019
Our guests this week are Meg Noonan and Gianna Volpe, two of the voices of our local NPR station. Gianna is the new morning radio host of "Heart of the East End," Monday through Friday from 9 to noon, and Meg hosts Freeform Radio on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 PM. These two rocking, badass females will join Bridget and her co-host this week, Eric Johnson, whose father, Christian Johnson,  was a DJ on WLNG, and a well-known local troubadour back in the day.  We'll talk about the deep, visceral effect that music can have, and about their journeys up until now.
57:24
May 12, 2019
WPPB | Guest Bonnie Cannon of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center. | 05/05/2019
Guest this week, Bonnie Michelle Cannon of the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center,  talking about children, affordable housing, fundraising, and "The  Center" and its historical importance to the African American community.
54:26
May 5, 2019
WPPB | Guests local healing arts practitioners and educators Erika Haberkorn and April Alexander. Guest co-host, Eric Lemonides. 04/21/2019
This week Bridget's co-host is the always-fun Eric Lemonides from Almond Restaurant & Bar and L & W Market in Bridgehampton. It's almost Earth Day, and it's also almost summer — seems like a good  time to talk about methods of de-stressing, centering, and honoring our  planet. We'll be discussing ways to wind down and loosen up, plus how to  stay on an even keel and keep your energy positive. We'll be talking with Erika L Haberkorn of Harmonious Earth & Soul, an expert sound healer, yoga practitioner, and Amagansett resident, and with North Fork herbalist, beekeeper, and gardener April Alexander.
56:37
April 21, 2019
WPPB | Guests photojournalist Cynthia Carris Alonso, author of A TASTE OF CUBA and local musician Alfredo Merat. | 04/14/2019
Cuba.  Just the name elicits the music, the sights, flavors, smells, and history of this beautiful island. Our guests this week, Cynthia Carris Alonso, award-winning photographer and author of "Passage to Cuba" and "A Taste of Cuba," and Alfredo Merat,  local musician, who recorded an album of Jacques Brel's music with a Cuban beat, will talk about their relationships with "El Cocodrilo,"  their visits there, and how the country inspires their art.
59:01
April 14, 2019
WPPB | Guest Sag Harbor resident, James S. Henry, Esq., a leading economist, attorney, and investigative journalist. 04/07/2019
This week Bridget is MIA, but Alec will be conversing with James Henry, Esq., of www.sagharbor.com. James S. Henry, Esq. is a leading economist, attorney, and  investigative journalist who has written and spoken widely on the issues  of tax justice, financial secrecy, offshore havens, and development  finance. He has served as Director of Economic Research (chief  economist), McKinsey & Co.; VP Strategy, IBM/Lotus Development;  Business Development Manager, Chairman's Office (Jack Welch), GE; and  Senior Consultant, Monitor Company. It is sure to be an exciting and elucidating talk. Coming to you from Estia's on the Bridge-Sag Turnpike. Listen on 88.3 WPPB - FM, 883wppb.org, on the TuneIn app, or Simple Radio, at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
55:11
April 8, 2019
WPPB| Guests April Boitano, the Tick Lady, and Brian Kelly of East End Tick & Mosquito Control. | 03/31/2019
Tune in this week on 88.3 WPPB - FM, as we speak with Tick Wise Education, Inc.'s April Nill Boitano and Brian Kelly of East End Tick and Mosquito Control about those nasty little bloodsuckers that have affected so many people out here. You'll want to learn about signs, symptoms, and solutions (Bridget believes some garlic keeps them away, and if she gets attacked she can stab them through the heart with a toothpick).  Hear about Lyme, Alpha Gal, and where do we go from here?
53:47
April 1, 2019
WPPB | Guest employee relations and sexual harassment attorney Liz Hook of Braxton Hook in Southampton. | 03/24/2019
There's a lot of talk about sexual harassment in the workplace.  Besides the obvious, there are many shades of gray -- in fact, you may  be surprised to find out what does and doesn't constitute harrassment.  Our guest this week is Liz Hook, who has been practicing employment law  for 28 years. For 16 years she represented banks, publishers, airlines,  and manufacturers she worked with Citigroup's Human Resources and  Employee Relations.  Since 2006 she has been back in private practice  with Braxton Hook PLLC in Southampton, which provides counseling and  litigation for both employment law and special education law.    Law is a second career for Liz, who was trade magazine editor for 10  years before choosing to go to law school.  That experience has given  her a valuable non-lawyer’s perspective on work place dynamics between  co-workers and how confusing the current Me Too movement might be for  many people.  We look forward to a provocative (but not too provocative!) conversation with Liz when we tape on Saturday at Estia's Little Kitchen, and broadcast on Sunday at 11 a.m. on 88.3 WPPB - FM, Long Island's only NPR station.
48:10
March 25, 2019
WPPB | Guests Kenny Mann of AcaciaMoyo.org and photojournalist Doug Kuntz. | 03/17/2019
Guests Kenny Mann of Acacia Moyo - Where Tradition Meets Technology  and photojournalist Doug Kuntz spoke of Africa, refugees, humanity, and  connection. It was such a glorious day, we taped outside of Estia's on the Bridgehampton-Sag Turnpike.... Although the show was poignant and profound, it was great to see old friends.
53:15
March 19, 2019
WPPB | Guest Kevin McCallister of Defend H2O | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy and Alec Sokolow | 3/10/2019
Amagansett resident Kevin McAllister, Founder and President of DefendH2O,  has professional environmental experience that spans 30 years.  His expertise is in the biological sciences and coastal zone management.  He has received over 15 awards from government, media, civic and environmental organizations  for personal accomplishments in natural  resources conservation. Highlights include the Environmental Quality award presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2008. Prior to his current role as chief executive of DefendH2O, Kevin served for 16 years as the founder and leader of Peconic Baykeeper | Protecting Long Island's Waters. Water resources protection and coastal adaptation are Kevin's primary focus. 
55:33
March 11, 2019
WPPB | Guest Chef Colin Ambrose of Estia's | Guest host Steve Haweeli |2/17/2019
Talking with chef, raconteur, arts benefactor, and fisherman Colin Ambrose, coming to you from Estia's Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor. Colin is one of the founders of the Slow Food movement on the East End, and host of American Rivers Tour, a video blog of his adventures fishing and cooking over a fire on some of America's most beautiful waterways.
59:00
February 19, 2019
WPPB | Guest Allan Zola Kronzek, magician and author | 1/27/2019
Allan Zola Kronzek  is an author, educator, and sleight-of-hand artist. He is the author of six magic-centric books, including the NY Times Bestseller "The  Sorcerer’s Companion—a Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter" (co-authored with his daughter, Elizabeth), and most recently, of  "Grandpa Magic," a treasury of tricks, stunts, puzzles and brainteasers, designed to make grandpa the coolest guy on the block. Prior to his current career, he was a freelance writer, a jazz DJ, and general manager of a classic rock radio station on Eastern Long Island. He occasionally performs close-up magic at private functions, and  socially at the drop of a hat.
1:00:06
January 27, 2019
WPPB | Guest Eric Lemonides of Almond Restaurant | 1/20/2019
This week our guest is Eric Lemonides, co-owner of Almond Restaurant & Bar and L & W Market in Bridgehampton. In his early teens, Eric was allowed to go to two places without supervision — his uncle’s restaurant, which was right downstairs, or La Gamelle, a nearby French Bistro owned by friends of his dad. At La Gamelle he would sit at the bar, eating steak frites, drinking Pepsi with a splash of red wine, and making small talk with the bartenders and regulars at the age of 13. It was on those nights that he realized how much he loved being in restaurants and that it was the restaurant world in which he would make his mark. Years later, he walked into the newly-opened Della Femina looking for a waiter position and walked away the new general manager, which became  the stepping stone for his next position as general manager of F.illi  Ponte in Tribeca. Following F.illi Ponte, Eric opened Pacific East in Amagansett and Chelsea, as well as the original Market in the  Meatpacking District. He opened Lunch on Hudson Street in 2000 and successfully ran it until selling it in 2001 so he and childhood friend Jason Weiner could open Almond. We're looking forward to talking with Eric about his total coolness and  the creative process involved in restaurants, food, entrepreneurship,  and life.
56:00
January 20, 2019
WPPB | Guest Ashley Heather of The Spur | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 1/13/2019
The Spur is the first private co-working space and innovation lab in the Hamptons, and Ashley John Heather, one of the partners responsible for getting it up and running, along with another local company i-hamptons.com, will be our guest this Sunday. "It's like WeWork and SoHo House had a baby at the beach," Ashley said. The Spur offers more than a workspace — it hosts panels, health and wellness and kids' programs, Mentorship Mondays, and the already highly popular "Shark Tank"-like "Riptide $ink or $wim".  Curious? Tune in with Bridget and Alec to learn more and listen in as we discuss innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and The  Spur's role in the future of the Southampton landscape.
1:02:01
January 13, 2019
WPPB | Guest Kate Mueth of the Neo-Political Cowgirls | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 1/6/20
This week our guest is East Hampton resident Kate Mueth, founder of the avant-garde theater group The Neo-Political Cowgirls and instigator of "January Girls" at Guild Hall of East Hampton, a free weekly workshop this month for girls and women of all ages, led by a different artist each week, helping to find community,  self-expression, and support across generations.
1:01:59
January 6, 2019
WPPB | Guests Amy Zerner & Monte Farber | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 12/23/2018
This week's guests, Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. We did talk  about astrology, wellness, fate, destiny, Einstein, art, Zoroastrianism, and music. And lots more. Check out all of Amy and Monte's incredible books, spiritual tools, and art at www.theenchantedworld.com
1:00:00
December 23, 2018
WPPB | Guest Minerva Perez of OLA | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 12/16/2018
This Sunday tune in to 88.3 WPPB - FM to hear Bridget LeRoy and Dawn Watson Hamptons engage in conversation with Minerva Perez, executive director of OLA of Eastern Long Island, on a wide range of topics from art and humanity to the holidays, the East End's Latino community, and more. Prior to Organizacion Latino-Americana, Minerva served as the Retreat’s director of residential and transitional services where she ran a 24-hour domestic violence crises shelter for singles and families fleeing domestic abuse.         In 2008, Ms. Perez volunteered her time with OLA, helping to curate the film festival, directing and producing the only Spanish language "Vagina Monologues" on the East End, and appearing regularly before the Suffolk County Legislature to combat anti-immigrant initiatives coming  from the prior County Executive. Ms. Perez offers that “as OLA moves forward in its mission, we hope to raise the level of discourse as it relates to the Latino and Hispanic communities of the East End  furthering our belief that in embracing our diversities and sharing our  human experiences, we can create a healthier and more vibrant community.”
1:04:18
December 16, 2018
WPPB | Guest Paton Miller, Artist | Hosts: Alec Sokolow with guest cohost Ann Liguori | 12/9/2018
This week on Sundays on the East End with Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow, join Alec and his guest cohost Ann Liguori as they converse with artist/curator/surfer Paton Miller. After leaving his home in Hawaii to journey through Asia in 1974, Paton Miller arrived on the East End of Long Island with a collection of  travel inspired artworks that won him an art scholarship from  Southampton College. Graduating with honors,  Paton launched his career in over twenty solo and numerous group  exhibitions in New York City and throughout the United States. Today, his works are exhibited internationally, in cities such as Florence and  Shanghai. Paton’s paintings are now among the most widely collected works between the East End of Long Island and New York City.
59:07
December 9, 2018
WPPB | Guest David Nugent, artistic director of HIFF | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 12/2/2018
Our guest this week is David Nugent, director of programming and artistic director of the Hamptons International Film Festival. David also directs the festival’s annual Screenwriting Lab. He has been a juror for the Student Academy Awards as well as the Sarasota, Newport  International, Silverdocs, Galway, Gen Art, and Newfest Film Festivals.   He has written festival coverage for Indiewire and participated on panels at the Sundance Film Festival and IFP’s  Independent Film Week Script to Screen Conference. He has delivered  guest lectures at Harvard University and Hunter College and served as a judge for student films at both New York University and the School for Visual Arts.
1:00:40
December 2, 2018
WPPB | Guests Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 11/25/2018
Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. The iconic actress and her daughter, who have written over 30 books together, discuss life, writing, celebrity, and what it's like to collaborate as a mother and daughter. 
59:54
November 25, 2018
WPPB | Guests Legislator Bridget Fleming & Bob DeLuca | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & guest cohost Joe Shaw | 11/18/2018
Our guests this week will be Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming and Group for the East End's Bob DeLuca. Bridget's primary policy initiatives focus on protecting and preserving  the natural environment, and particularly water quality, public health,  and responsible economic development. Bridget was a leader in the working group that drafted the first  Sanitary Code Revisions in 30 years to allow nitrogen removing systems  to replace outdated on-site septic systems that leach nitrogen to  groundwater and surface water, leading to brown tides, fish kills and  diminishing shell fish and fin fish harvests.  Bridget worked for almost a decade as an Assistant District Attorney  in the office of legendary District Attorney Robert Morgenthau in  Manhattan, where she served as a member of a Trial Bureau and the Sex  Crimes Prosecution Unit, and later as Chief of a Unit devoted to  attacking fraud in public programs. Bob DeLuca has served as President and CEO of Group for the East End  since 1992.  Prior to joining the Group, Bob worked as both a Biologist  and Senior Environmental Analyst with the Suffolk County Office of  Ecology and taught environmental advocacy and policy as an adjunct  professor for Long Island University, Southampton, for over 15 years.  Bob began his career with the Group in the mid-1980s as an Environmental  Analyst. In this role, Bob developed the Group’s first environmental  outings and community education programs.
59:58
November 18, 2018
WPPB | Guest Duncan Darrow of Fighting Chance | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 11/11/2018
Our guest this week is Duncan Darrow. Duncan Darrow is the founder and chairman of Fighting Chance,  a cancer support services organization based in Sag Harbor. In his  quest to learn everything he possibly could about cancer, and to share  that information with the community, Duncan wrote "Cancer Simplified,"  an explanation of cancer in layman’s terms to enhance patient literacy. "Apart from the East End of Long Island, there is nowhere else in America, to our knowledge, with a regionally-focused and free-of-charge cancer counseling charity that has become an integral part of the region's healthcare system with no cost to the taxpayer," said Darrow,  on Hamptons.com. Duncan is a recently retired partner at the law firm of Sidley Austin, and is now “hanging out his shingle” in Sag Harbor. Duncan and his wife Wendy spend their time between Sag Harbor and New York City.
57:50
November 11, 2018
WPPB | Guest Rachel Stephens of Sweet Woodland Farm | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 11/4/18
Latest episode of Sundays On The East End with Rachel Stephens from Sweet Woodland Farm.
58:07
November 4, 2018
WPPB | Guest April Gornik | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 10/28/2018
Around the globe, April Gornik is known as one of the world’s most celebrated landscape painters, whose name is often sprinkled into conversations, and on museum walls, with the likes of Hockney, Turner, and Monet. But around Sag Harbor, she’s also known as Wonder Woman. Okay, maybe not exactly. But North Haven resident Gornik is involved in myriad causes to protect the environmental and cultural aspects of the area she and her husband, the artist Eric Fischl, choose to call home. She cofounded the Sag Harbor Partnership, which currently is the platform for the renovation of the Sag Harbor Cinema, she and Fischl have preserved acres of wetlands, the Eastville Historical Society, and there is much more. She even came up with a way to fish for sharks without hurting them. For real. Gornik has been the recipient of Guild Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. But back to Sag Harbor. Gornik is passionate about the history of the area – and not just the environmental and artistic history, but the industrial history as well.
59:59
October 29, 2018
WPPB | Guest Ken Dorph | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 10/21/2018
Ken, a leading global expert in financial institution strengthening and Sag Harbor resident, is fluent in Arabic, and speaks indefatigably to share his deep experience of Arab cultures. He launched the East End’s first interfaith Iftar, now an annual tradition, and created a talk entitled, “Gays, Gender, and God in a Changing Arab World.” In addition to Arabic (standard and several dialects), Ken is fluent in Spanish and French and is conversant in several other languages. 
57:01
October 22, 2018
WPPB | Guest Donna Gaines | Host: Bridget LeRoy with guest cohost Mick Hargreaves | 10/14/2018
Donna has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon, and published in underground fanzines and scholarly journals. Subjects have included music, tattoos, youth, guns, pornography, TV talk shows, suburbia, spirituality, gender culture, technology and intergenerational love. Her first book, "Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids" was declared "the best book on youth culture" by Rolling Stone; Newsday dubbed it a "cult classic." "A Misfit’s Manifesto: The Sociological Memoir of a Rock & Roll Heart," Donna's second book, remains an underground favorite among alienated young people and diehard music fans alike. Her third book, "Why The Ramones Matter,"  is part eulogy, part encomium, part love letter, celebrating the musical, cultural, political, personal and socio-historical impact of the mighty Ramones.
1:00:00
October 15, 2018
WPPB | Guest Shane Weeks | Hosts: Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 10/6/2018
Shane is a member of the Shinnecock Nation, and currently a member of the Southampton Town Arts and Culture Committee, Watermill Center Fellowship Committee, Shinnecock Nation Natural Resource Committee, and the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Committee. He is also an artist, traditional dancer, traditional drummer, hunter, and fisherman, and gives presentations on Shinnecock life, history, and culture wherever he can, around the U.S. and elsewhere.
57:12
October 7, 2018
WPPB | Guest Sophie B. Hawkins | Hosts Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow | 09/30/2018
"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" and "As I Lay Me Down To Sleep" were huge hits for Sophie -- but all she really wanted was to be the best drummer ever. When she was a kid, she didn't want to be a songwriter. "I wanted to be a song," she told us. Listen to journalist Bridget LeRoy and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow as they talk to Sophie about her creative process and her continuing journey.
51:00
September 30, 2018