- Published on Saturday, 15 August 2015 17:53
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WBAI STRUGGLE – Aug. 2015
From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign
1. WBAI Local Station Board Meeting: Wed., 8/12, 7pm, Harlem
2. Station Updates; Haiti March – Fri. 8/14, 9am
3. Why August is Not Just ”The Vacation Month”
4. Support CPRMetro.org
5. Other Community Events
1. WBAI Local Station Board Meeting – Wed. 8/12, 7pm
Join us at the Harlem ARC Senior Center, 120 West 140 St. btw. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds., Harlem 10030. Closest trains: 2/3 to 135th Street near the Schomburg Center (http://is.gd/JAKf2x); subway stop has elevator.
Public Comment is always on the agenda. Come out and speak up!
Except for a brief interruption in the second half of 2012 for more than 6 years the station has had interims or no one serving in the Program Director position. Although the general consensus is that “No program direction = Death of a station”, for years the ACE board majority blocked the creation of a search committee for a permanent Program Director.
They’re still futzing around: boycotting meetings (May), feigning group amnesia (June),
and demonstrating democratic principles by choosing the committee’s staff reps themselves (July), but elections to the committee are on the meeting agenda, so please come out and help them get serious about the need to keep WBAI alive by growing it! (larger photos on next page and more)
- Published on Friday, 24 July 2015 02:42
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WBAI Community Updates & Station News - July 2015
WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign
1. Local Station Board News & Updates: Meetings, Elections, Your Turn to Serve
2. WBAI Program Notes: Hugh Hamilton, Haiti Show
3. Justice for the Wrongfully Incarcerated – Sat. 7/25, 1pm, Harlem
4. Million People’s March for Justice – Sat. 7/25, 12 Noon, Newark
5. Tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke – Sun. 7/26, 3pm, Bklyn
1. LOCAL STATION BOARD NEWS & UPDATES
Elections for half the seats on the Local Station Board (LSB) will soon be underway. Nominations are open through July 26. Learn more here: http://elections.pacifica.org/
A Station Can’t Live Without a Program Director:
AT LAST, the board majority is allowing a search for a permanent Program Director. There are openings for 2 staff members and 2 listener members who are NOT on the LSB. The application receipt deadline is August 5, 2015. Details here: http://www.wbai.org/articles.php?article=2742
2. WBAI PROGRAM NOTES
a. HUGH HAMILTON IS BACK! Well, kinda…
You can hear Hugh Hamilton in a 7:10am Thursday segment. It ain’t what it used to be but, for now, we’ll take it.
b. THE HAITI SHOW IS BACK!
“Lanbi Call” (named for the conch shell used to rally freedom-fighting enslaved Africans in Haiti) alternates with “Asia Pacific Forum” on Mondays at 9pm (next scheduled for Aug. 10). Currently Dominicans thought to be of Haitian ancestry are being stripped of their citizenship and bullied and forced off the eastern part of the 2-nation island into a Haiti still not recovered from the 2010 earthquake or its aftermath. Yet on July 13, the newly restored program about the internal challenges and external exploitation of the first free African nation in the West was pre-empted from one of its two monthly airings for a pre-recorded fundraising pitch.
- Published on Sunday, 12 July 2015 16:33
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Future of Peace & Justice Radio At Stake
Lynne Stewart Will Head Justice & Unity's Candidate Slate
Members of advocacy groups that organize for workers’ rights, human rights, tenant rights, anti-racism, release of political prisoners, prison reform and /or ending mass incarceration, etc. are regularly heard on WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM. While most non-profits solicit contributions, WBAI is not “just” another competitor for your donations, but an amplifier of those movements.
The station facilitates the distribution of information about struggles and victories and allows for engaging dialogue and debate about the issues of the day. We think it’s important to strengthen this radio station and ask that you adjust your finances in order to support WBAI.
Your membership will provide much-needed financial support and importantly, it will make you eligible to vote in this summer’s election for WBAI’s Local Station Board. (Only those who have volunteered 3 hours or contributed at least $25 in the year ending July 14, 2015 will have voting rights.) The local board SHAPES THE STATION’S DIRECTION, with a role in selecting and evaluating the station’s management and reviewing its budget and spending.
Much is at stake about the station’s path forward, both in surviving a difficult financial climate and in determining how and whether to strengthen its coverage of the critical movements for progressive change and the major problems facing us, including active and passive racial hatred and discriminatory and abusive systems like the schools and police organizations.
In order to advance efforts to keep WBAI strong on both counts, the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign is assembling a slate of dynamic, diverse, anti-racist, community-involved candidates to run for seats on the board – headed by People’s Lawyer and former political prisoner Lynne Stewart. By becoming a member, you will have a say in who gets elected.
You can become a member by contributing at least $25 via credit or debit card, no later than July 14 at 10 PM, by going to: www.give2wbai.org or calling 212-209-2950 (the number is open 24/7).
WBAI Justice and Unity Campaign
Inclusion on all sides of the microphone