North Fork Works 2017

Links to North Fork Works programs  2012, 201320142015, 20162017  and to Southold Historical Society to learn about the North Fork’s past and present.


Restaurant owners Claudia Helinski of Salamander’s in Greenport and George Giannaris of  Hellenic Snack Bar and Restaurant in East Marion and leading advocate for the Latino community Sister Margaret, a leading advocate for the Latino community, talk about the complexities of work and employment that confront both workers and employers on the east end of Long Island. (Broadcast on WPKN on December 6, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

The Suffolk Times journalists Steve Wick and Grant Parpan talk about ‘Gone,’ their multimedia investigation into the disappearance of 38-year old Louise Pietrewicz  from Cutchogue in 1966.  Call it conspiracy, indifference  or patronage, the case has never been solved.  Steve Wick and Grant Parpan tell us what they did and why to restore Louise—and justice—back to her North Fork community. (Broadcast on WPKN radio on November 1, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

Stephanie Villani and her brand new book The Fisherman’s Wife: Sustainable Recipes and Salty Stories are Hazel Kahan’s guest on North Fork Works on WPKN. Steph tells us how—and why—the book came to be and how the fisherman’s life is changing—on the North Fork,  in New York state and, really, all over the world. 

Cutchogue-based farmer Prudence Wickham Heston tells us what it means to be part of her farming family’s history, which began on the North Fork in 1680. (Broadcast on WPKN  September 6, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

Gianna Volpe, millennial journalist and radio personality, talks about journalism and her biforkal (h/t Beth Young) life on the East End. (Broadcast on August 2, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

Otto Schoenstein, 84, Greenport resident, shares a lifetime of stories about  what he has built in his life, including the blacksmith shop and the lantern room of Bug Lighthouse on the North Fork.  June Shoenstein joins the conversation. (Re-broadcast on July 5, 2017 and produced  by  Tony Ernst.)

Eli Rogosa, farmer, baker and author of Restoring Heritage Grains: the culture, biodiversity, resilience and cuisine of ancient wheats, which includes a history of grain growing, practical advice on landrace wheat husbandry, seed collecting, increasing agro-diversity, the Neolithic diet and traditional recipes for rustic bread, pastry and beer.  (Broadcast on WPKN radio on June 7, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

Proprietors of Blue Moon, a North Fork family fish business: Alex Villani, a long-time fisherman and Stephanie Villani, fishmonger talk about the gratifications and challenges of commercial fishing for a small Mattituck-based family business (Re-broadcast on WPKN on May 3, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

Eileen Duffy, food and wine journalist, writer and activist talks about her first book “Behind the Bottle: The Rise of Wine on Long Island,” why she became a wine expert and why she is an activist. (Broadcast on WPKN on April 5, 2017 and produced by Tony Ernst.)

 Eleanor Morris Lingo,  89-year old North Fork native, tells us about being an African-American woman living and working through the 1940s, 50s, 60s—in Southold, Bridgeport, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Greenport–until the present day. (Re-broadcast on WPKN on February 3, 2017.  Produced by Tony Ernst.)

Dave Berson:  sea captain, celestial navigator, author, musician and skipper of the solar-charged boat Glory talks about his life and work and why Greenport is the only place in the world he wants to live.  Music by Dave Berson.   (Re-broadcast  on WPKN on January 4, 2017.  Produced by Tony Ernst.)

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