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Sundays On The East End

Sundays On The East End

By Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow
Award-winning editor Bridget LeRoy and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alec Sokolow were prom dates back in 1981. 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/activist April Gornik, astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber, actress Julie Andrews, musicians like G.E. Smith and Sophie B. Hawkins, the focus is always on the creative process, and what sparks passion and joy in their lives. On 88.3 WLIW FM, Long Island's only NPR station, every Sunday at 4 PM.
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WLIW | Guest Maggie Drucker | 04/18/2021
We chat with Grubhub Senior VP and East Hampton resident Maggie Drucker about food, working for Martha Stewart, providing counsel for The New York Times finding your creative voice in the legal world, and food. Did we say food? And her life on the East End, of course.
April 18, 2021
WLIW | Guest Anne Chaisson | 04/11/2021
On our penultimate show, we chat with Anne Chaisson, executive director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, about the importance of movies, her journey from business to producer to executive director, about film festivals in general and their place  in the landscape, and, of course, about the East End.
April 11, 2021
WLIW | Guest Chris Hunt | 04/04/2021
What does it take to become America's premiere college essay mentor?). For Chris Hunt, it took a lifetime in international journalism (The Wall Street Journal's Hong Kong correspondent in the '90s, among other gigs), two published books (one about motorbiking the Ho Chi Minh trail), and his own blue-chip education (Dartmouth, The London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE). Listen in, during this week of college acceptances, to hear about Chris's journey and what it takes to make the admissions offices sit up and pay attention.
April 4, 2021
WLIW | Guest Matt Raynor | 03/28/2021
This week on the show, we talk to Hampton Bays photographer and artist Matt Raynor about his creative process, his accident that left him paralyzed, his  near death experience, and how art continues to be an emotional outlet  for him.
March 28, 2021
WLIW | Guest Amanda Green | 03/21/2021
This week, we chat with our old buddy, East Hampton resident and Broadway composer/cabaret artiste Amanda Green. She is the recipient of the 2013 Frederic Loewe Award from the The Dramatists Guild of America (with collaborator Trey Anastasio of Phish) for her music for "Hands On A Hardbody" (lyricist; co-composer). She's been nominated for a Tony Award, three Drama Desk Awards, and an Outer Critics Circle Award, including a nod for her lyrics (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for "Bring It On."  We talk about the difference between writing pop/country and writing for the stage, her incredible Broadway/Hollywood upbringing (daughter of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman), and her upcoming projects -- plus laughs and a few surprises.
March 21, 2021
WLIW | Guest Mark Harris | 03/14/2021
We chat with journalist/author Mark Harris ("Mike Nichols: A Life"). He is the former executive editor of Entertainment Weekly, contributing editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, along with editor-at-large for TIME, and is also known for his books "Pictures At A Revolution" and "Five Came Back," which was turned into the Netflix series of the same name. Mark lives in New York with his husband, "Angels in America" Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Tony Kushner.
March 14, 2021
WLIW | Guest Kara Hoblin | 02/28/2021
If you live on the East End, then you’ve no doubt seen the beautiful imaginings of artist Kara Hoblin, Kara Bella Art, at restaurants and other places on both forks, like First And South and Love Lane Kitchen. From whales made of flowers, to lungs made of coral, to her now-famous “thank you” to healthcare heroes drawn on a driveway, her art expresses the connectivity of nature, but in a form as fleeting as chalk. Why chalk? Join us as we discuss her choice of medium, her near-death experience, and the art of letting go.
February 28, 2021
WLIW | Guest Marissa Bridge | 02/14/2021
Marissa Bridge is well-known on the East End for her botanical paintings and her unique "paper-rolling" technique for art creation. Now, she is also known for her instant-hit podcast, "The Apology Line" on Wondery, which hearkens back to NYC in the '80s, when Marissa's late husband, Allan Bridge, hosted an anonymous phone apology line for 15 years. It started as a conceptual art project and a way of atoning for his own guilty secrets. Then, a serial killer called.
February 14, 2021
WLIW | Guest Julie Ratner | 02/07/2021
Julie Ratner of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation celebrates the life of her sister, Ellen, who was struck down by breast  cancer as a young mother. That tragic event became the soil in which  the East End-based institution bloomed into a 25-year source for helping  other women. We also discuss Ellen's Run, the upcoming winter gala on  March 6, turning poison into medicine, and more.
February 7, 2021
WLIW | Guest Scott Bluedorn | 01/31/2021
Join our convo with artist/organizer/environmentalist Scott Bluedorn. Among many other topics, we discuss growing up on the East End, his surreal, unique artwork, his community involvement, Richard Scarry's Busytown, making a living as an artist, and Greenport Harbor Brewing co.
January 31, 2021
WLIW | Guest Sophie B. Hawkins | 01/24/2021
In honor of the inauguration, it's our inaugural show this weekend -- a revamped rebroadcast of our first episode with the brilliant singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins, recorded in September of 2018.
January 24, 2021
WLIW | Guest Jeremy Blutstein | 01/17/2021
We talk to localism-obsessed chef Jeremy Blutstein about growing up in Amagansett, eating too many pancakes at Estia's, getting his produce from places like Balsam Farms, LLC, his total and complete love of restaurants, and more. Plus, why Wu-Tang Clan?
January 17, 2021
WLIW | Guest Kate Mueth | 01/10/2021
If you know Kate Mueth and The Neo-Political Cowgirls, then you know Kate isn't just creative on her own, but has spent a lifetime providing a platform for others to create -- whether through art, dance, theater, prose, film, and more.
January 10, 2021
WLIW | Guests Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton | 12/27/2020
Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton discuss family, collaboration, writing, movies, and the creative process on an updated rebroadcast.
December 27, 2020
WLIW | Guest David Falkowski | 12/20/2020
Mushrooms. Cannabis. Plant medicine. Farming. This week we talk with Bridgehampton's own maven of mycellium, David Falkowski of Open Minded Organics, LLC and the OMO Apothecary in Sag Harbor, about his journey, his roots, his involvement with his community and on educating the public.
December 20, 2020
WLIW | Guest Peter Guimaraes | 12/13/2020
This week our guest is Peter Guimaraes, partner in the Bice Cucina restaurant brand, CEO of Tipsy Girl, former cast member on Real Housewives of New York City, and now a candidate for mayor of NYC. Join us for this wild discussion about restaurants, the Rat Pack, growing up as an immigrant, and his decision to enter the political arena.
December 14, 2020
WLIW | Guest Duncan Darrow | 12/06/2020
Cancer. It used to be whispered about. Not anymore. On this week's show, we have a discussion with Duncan Darrow, executive director of Fighting Chance, a free cancer counseling center on the East End, with a new office in Southampton along with the office in Sag Harbor. Duncan is always a great guest, and we learn so much. We talk about his own journey, what made him want to start an organization like Fighting Chance, the psychology of a cancer diagnosis, and more.
December 6, 2020
WLIW | Guest Rachel Stephens | 11/29/2020
While some of us learn to become more self-sufficient during these strange times, Rachel Stephens of Sweet Woodland Farm, an avid homesteader, has been doing that for years. Join us this week to learn about the beauty of honoring nature's rhythms, growing your own vegetable and fruits, the local farmers' markets, what fire cider is, and the importance of chicken poop.
November 29, 2020
WLIW | Guest Bonnie Michelle Cannon | 11/22/2020
Ayni. It's a Quechua word that means "community" or "reciprocity." There  are few people on the East End who embody that more than Bonnie  Michelle Cannon of Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center,  i.e. The Center. If you think it's all about childcare and recreation,  you've got another thing coming. Listen in to an episode this week about  gratitude, strength, and, most of all, LOVE.
November 22, 2020
WLIW | Guest Nancy Atlas | 11/08/2020
This week we talk with Nancy Atlas, local legend, about live music and the plight of musicians on the East End during the Summer that Wasn't. Nancy, Nancy Atlas Project , and her friends (other rock stars like Johnny Blood-John Leitch, Joe Delia and others) will be performing a six-week series to raise funds for the Stephen Talkhouse.
November 8, 2020
WLIW | Guests Jules Feiffer and JZ Holden | 10/25/2020
Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist/screenwriter Jules Feiffer and journalist/playwright JZ Holden talk to Alec and Bridget about life, love, and humor …
October 26, 2020
WLIW | Guests ANDREA GROVER & CARLOS LAMA | 10/18/2020
We talk with East End power couple Andrea Grover, executive director of Guild Hall of East Hampton and Carlos Lama, arts educator, vinyl maven, and renowned DJ. Hear about their journey from Houston to the Hamptons, navigating the arts scene and parenting during Covid, and what lies ahead.
October 18, 2020
WLIW | Guest Melissa Errico | 10/11/2020
This week we are lucky enough to chat with Melissa Errico -- Broadway chanteuse, New York Times and Purist writer, wife, mother, East Ender. We discuss her trilogy of concerts with The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik, her association with the legendary French composer Michel Legrand, her marriage to Patrick McEnroe and his early battle with COVID, and more.
October 11, 2020
WLIW | Guest Lisa Votino | 10/04/2020
If there is one person on the East End who could be symbolized simply by a raised fist, it would be community organizer Lisa Votino. From her hands-on work at the U.S.-Mexico border, the marches and peaceful protests she has had a hand in supporting gender equality, LGBTQA+ causes, and more recently Black Lives Matter, Lisa is on the front lines of leveling the playing field for everyone (while also parenting her daughter and "partner in crime," Lily).
October 4, 2020
WLIW | Guest Sybille Van Kempen | 09/20/2020
Sybille van Kempen, owner of the Bridgehampton Inn and Loaves & Fishes Cookshop, and the Sagaponack-based Loaves & Fishes Foodstore, is bringing a new collection of small, carefully-curated and locally based farm-to-table cookbooks to the market over the course of the year. Listen to her favorite recipes for this fall season, about her family and the many important farming families that make the East End everything it is.
September 20, 2020
WLIW | Guests Amy Zerner and Monte Farber | 09/06/2020
Bridget and Alec have their first in-person interview since the beginning of the pandemic, with world-renowned artists/authors/astrologers Amy Zerner and Monte Farber.
September 6, 2020
WLIW | Guests Meg Noonan and Stephen Desaulniers | 08/30/2020
WLIW Freeform Radio host Meg Noonan and musician Stephen Desaulniers join Bridget and Alec to discuss music, wiffle ball, and friendship.
August 30, 2020
WLIW | Guests GE Smith and Taylor Barton | 08/23/2020
Legendary axe man GE Smith and singer-songwriter-producer Taylor Barton -- both of Amagansett -- talk about GE's latest album, Stony Hill, recorded with famed blues musician LeRoy Bell, the music video "America," produced by Taylor, and offer how musicians and others survive -- and thrive -- in 2020 and beyond.
August 23, 2020
WLIW | Guests Jonathan and Rene Shapiro | 08/09/2020
We talk with Jonathan and Rene Shapiro, founders of the Mixology clothing line, about their new business, Mindset Wellness CBD, their long, successful marriage, Jon's hip-hop career as Jon Saint and his several mental breakdowns on his journey.
August 9, 2020
WLIW | Guest Paul Annacone | 08/02/2020
East Hampton's own Paul Annacone talking about growing up on the East End, playing pro tennis, coaching Sampras and Federer, and his latest book.
August 2, 2020
WLIW | Guest Erica Heller | 07/26/2020
Join us as we engage in a conversation with author and memoirist Erica Heller about her latest book, "One Last Lunch." Within the pages, Kirk Douglas asks his father what he thought of him becoming an actor. The Anglican priest George Pitcher has lunch with Jesus. Kate O'Toole dines with her dad, Peter O'Toole. Bob Balaban imagines lunch with Groucho Marx. And more...
July 26, 2020
WLIW |Guest Palak Patel | 07/19/2020
A talk with "Beat Bobby Flay" chef and Food Network personality Palak Patel about her arrival in the states as an immigrant child, her rise up the corporate ladder and how food plays such an important role in our lives, memories, and spirit.
July 19, 2020
WLIW | Guest Rex Miller | 07/12/2020
Join us as we chat with filmmaker Rex Miller about tennis and Black people — namely his award-winning American Masters documentary about Althea Gibson, and his upcoming Arthur Ashe doc — plus his relationship to the East End (hint: it has to do with tennis).
July 12, 2020
WLIW | Guest Jenny Lumet | 07/5/2020
Screenwriter and producer Jenny Lumet, daughter of director Sidney Lumet  and granddaughter of movie star Lena Horne, discusses working with  Jonathan Demme, her upcoming series, Clarice, for CBS, and growing up on  the East End.
July 5, 2020
WLIW | Guest Joel Melia | 06/28/2020
We speak with EHHS graduate, trans advocate, global citizen and forensic entomologist Joel Melia about trans rights, dead bodies, and bugs.
June 28, 2020
WLIW | Guests Dr. James Banks & Richie Byrne | 06/21/20
Join us as we speak with Dr. James Banks, coordinator of multicultural affairs for Suffolk County Community College, and comedian Richie Byrne, founder of "United We Laugh," a diverse stand-up comedy tour that has frequently played on the East End. Hear about how this duo met and teamed up to change the narrative through laughter and meaningful dialogue.
June 21, 2020
WPPB | Memory Lane | 06/14/20
This week, join Alec and Bridget as we take a little stroll down Memory Lane. June 14 is our last show in this current incarnation, at 11 a.m. on 88.3 WPPB - FM, as next week — drumroll please! — we change over to a new time and new call letters (but same place on your radio dial). Beginning with the June 21 show, we will still be Sundays on the East End with Bridget LeRoy & Alec Sokolow at 88.3 WLIW FM, and we will air on Sunday at 4 PM -- right after Broadway to Main Street and right before the new weekend edition of NPR All Things Considered. This Sunday, we will play a few soundbites of our favorite shows, including our interviews with Sophie B. Hawkins, April Gornik, Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, G.E. Smith and Taylor Barton, Bonnie Michelle Cannon of the Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreation Center Inc, and Alec's cool baby brother, producer Sam Sokolow with his better half, Julia Fowler of the Southern Women Channel. Tune in for a fun look back and an exciting look ahead!
June 14, 2020
WPPB | Guest Nicole Delma | 05/31/2020
This week, Alec and Bridget talk with Sag Harbor resident Nicole Delma, founder of the "Air, Land + Sea" environmental film series of the Hamptons International Film Festival, a former "Survivor" contestant, a mom, a maker, and a doer. Nicole has recently launched a petition campaign to see if Amazon will offer plastic-free packaging, and as of the show's recording, she had received over 356,000 signatures. She has also recently launched, pre-COVID-19, a company of eco-friendly "maker's kits" with her new company,
May 31, 2020
WPPB | Guest T.E. McMorrow | 05/24/20
This week's show features author/third-generation journalist T.E. McMorrow, talking comparatively about the 1918 flu pandemic and coronavirus (including the shocking mistakes repeated by the Powers That Be), the challenges facing Census 2020 (he's been personally involved with the U.S. Census Bureau since the 1980s), and his journey from actor/punk rocker to court reporter.
May 24, 2020
WPPB | guest Matthew Raynor | 04/26/2020
Bridget with this week's co-host, actress and eldest child, Georgia Warner, talkin with commercial fisherman turned artist Matthew Raynor, who was paralyzed from the chest down in 2019 and lost the use of his fingers as well. But Matt has found ways to adapt to his disability and continues to create art and inspire hope.
April 26, 2020
WPPB | Guest Ray Crist | 04/12/20
Bridget and Alec interview yoga teacher and shaman Ray Crist of the Jaguar Path.
April 12, 2020
WPPB | Guest Inda Eaton | 03/01/2020
Alec and Bridget interview singer-songwriter-storyteller Inda Eaton.
March 1, 2020
WPPB | Guests Patrick McLaughlin and Jack Pearson | 02/23/2020
Our guests are Patrick McLaughlin of Douglas Elliman and Jack Pearson of Compass Realty.
February 23, 2020
WPPB | Guests Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and Gillian Gordon Crozier | 02/09/2020
Bridget and Alec talk movie magic with Sag Harbor Cinema's artistic director Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and its executive director Gillian Gordon Crozier.
February 9, 2020
WPPB | Co-host Joe Shaw and guest Nancy Atlas | 01/26/20
Bridget LeRoy with special co-host Joe Shaw of the Express News Group and singer-songwriter, bandleader, and all-around rock goddess Nancy Atlas.
January 26, 2020
WPPB | Guests Eric Fischl, Patty McCormick, Steven Friedman | 01/19/20
Alec and Bridget welcome noted artist and philanthropist Eric Fischl, National Book Award-nominated children's book author and educator Patty McCormick, and sports writer and journalist Steve Friedman, to discuss the new Prime House Writers' Retreat in Sag Harbor.
January 19, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 27, 2019
WPPB | Guest Talia Carner | 10/20/2019
Alec Sokolow interviews author and activist Talia Carner.
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."
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."
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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,, on the TuneIn app, or Simple Radio, at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
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?
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.
March 25, 2019
WPPB | Guests Kenny Mann of 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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.
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