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Friends, today is the last day of our On Air Fund Drive and we ask you to consider the importance of this Long Island’s Only NPR Station. My staff and I work tirelessly each day to provide you with high quality local and NPR programming that makes a difference. As you know many Federal programs that support the arts and culture are under fire and I am asking you all to take this into consideration when making your donation this year. It is more important now than ever that we keep this local NPR station local.

To welcome our new and generous sponsor, the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund, we're looking at the s'wonderful legacy of lyricist Ira Gershwin, first with songs composed by his brother, George; then paired with other composers from his later career. Performers include Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Jo Stafford and more. This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Join us today on the 5th day of the WPPB On Air Fund Drive. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Long Island’s Only NPR Station starting with Michael Mackey on Long Island Morning Edition followed by Bonnie in the Morning hosted by Bonnie Grice and later this afternoon the Afternoon Ramble with Brian Cosgrove.

Come From Away (you figure that name out yourself) opened the other night at the Gerald Schoenfeld on Broadway and despite that it is really just an excellent off-Broadway musical trying to make the big time world of Broadway, it’s pretty darned good with some excellent music and a great cast of unknowns.

Listen to the On Air Fund Drive beginning today on Long Island’s Only NPR Station starting with Michael Mackey on Long Island Morning Edition followed by Bonnie in the Morning hosted by Bonnie Grice and later this afternoon the Afternoon Ramble with Brian Cosgrove. Bonnie Grice will be joined by special guests this week Monday-Friday including Gene Casey, Inda Eaton, PJ and Joe Delia, artist Dan Rizzie and Former WBAZ Afternoon Host Walker Vreeland. Brian Cosgrove will be joined by Ed German in the studio.

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