View the 4 min trailer below on the insightful, penetrating Wednesday edition of the WBAI morning show with Mimi Rosenberg:
This episode of Progressive Community Media will again be about WBAI, 99.5 FM, part of the progressive Pacifica radio network. The network was founded by leftists antiwar activists and has been fueled over the years by the Black, Womens and LGBT movements among other social movements. WBAI’s Morning show has been revitalized by interim Program Director Mario Murillo.
On this episode I’ll talk with and show some segments from the Wednesday morning edition of the WBAI Morning show featuring Mimi Rosenberg. Mimi is a long-time lawyer with the Legal Aid Society and WBAI broadcaster. (you can enlarge the video to full screen by pressing the play button, hovering over the bottom and clicking on the box in the lower right corner)
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1. WBAI Committee of Inclusion Meeting
2. Mumia Abu-Jamal Faces Death by Neglect
3. What’s At Stake, Brooklyn?
4. WBAI Spring Fund Drive
5. Community Events
1. WBAI Committee of Inclusion (COI) Mtg.: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Come to the re-awakening of the WBAI committee dedicated to monitoring the diversity of the station’s staffing and programming. The COI meets on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6pm: The Atrium, 60 Wall Street at William Street, Downtown Manhattan, New York, NY 10005
2. Mumia Abu-Jamal Faces Death by Neglect; Birthday April 24
Mumia fell into diabetic shock on March 30 with a blood sugar reading of 779 (800 means a diabetic coma) and was briefly taken to an outside hospital where supporters had to force family visits. Months of treatment and “comprehensive” tests by prison personnel had failed to address his eczema or 80-lb weight loss, or identify the onset of diabetes.
Now, he’s back in their hands. Demand that his chosen doctor be allowed to properly examine him, to speak to him regularly, and to speak freely with infirmary doctors. And that the Corrections department develop a diagnostic and treatment plan to understand and promptly address his health crisis.
Tom Wolf, PA Governor
508 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg PA 17120
John Wetzel, PA Department of Corrections
1920 Technology Pkwy, Mechanicsburg PA 17050;
John Kerestes, Superintendent- SCI Mahanoy
570-773-2158 x 8102
Mumia will be 61 on April 24.
Stay current at http://www.freemumia.com - (718) 330-8029
He is our king. He is our ‘Nisut Bity’ and he was our father.
Ethiopian-born, internationally-known, scholar, writer and lecturer
Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan, who made his transition on March 19, will be funeralized at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church on Friday, April 10 from 9:30am-Noon, according to Amsterdam News. http://is.gd/n5tvB1
The Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 9, from 4-8pm.
Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 West 138th Street AKA Odell Clark Place
(btw. Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. & Malcolm X Blvd.)
Harlem, New York 10030
Trains: 2/3 to 135th Street; walk north, then west.
For more on the work of the man who brought the history of the Black Man of the Nile to the forefront, see http://is.gd/eEnD4V
Sound from the WBAI LSB TOWN HALL MEETING to share listener and staff views re: The Role and Responsibility of Media and How Well WBAI Serves Area Communities, or Not
Held: Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7-8:30PM
With: You, your neighbors & friends, WBAI Management, and the Local Station Board (A couple dozen people attended)
WHY: Pacifica’s bylaws require the LSB to hold town hall meetings at least twice a year, devoted to hearing listeners’ views, needs and concerns.
Note: These recordings are lightly excerpted. The first part of the presentation was lost because of a recorder power failure. The the sound from the presentations, by Program Director Mario Murillo and General Manager Berthold Reimers, and statements by WBAI LSB member Bernard White, are clear because they are near the microphone. Listeners and staff are of uneven quality because they were only sometimes near the microphone. Noise reduction software was used to enhance listenability. Inaudible regions were removed completely.
Highlights: In Track 1 Mario discusses the programming strategy. In track 7 Bernard discusses problems with the structure of Pacifica. In Track 9 Mario responds to Bernard and discusses how to move the station forward.