Hurricane Sandy: Notes and Video from Long Island

Hurricane Sandy photos at our Flickr: here. Hurricane Sandy has begun her visit to Long Island. Ian and I are stocked up on water and food, and doing okay. (We are north of Sunrise Highway, so not that bad.) We will probably have intermittent blog access, since our electricity flickered two times already, and the […]

Famous WBAI caller passes away: RIP Monroe

Like Elvis or Madonna, some people are famous and prolific enough to be known by only one name. If you ever listened to WBAI 99.5FM in NYC, or attended board meetings, you couldn’t help but brace yourself when you heard the name “Monroe”. Monroe Litman was a constant presence on community radio station WBAI. He […]

People’s Trial of Goldman Sachs: Brought to you by Occupy Wall Street and WBAI

Update: This trial and action happened. Protesters chanted “Goldman Sucks”. Chris Hedges and Reverend Billy were arrested as part of the anti-Goldman Sachs demonstration. Story at The Gothamist: here. Note that this event is just in time to get people thinking about Bank Transfer Day on Saturday, November 5th! WBAI 120 Wall Street 10th Floor: […]

Green Party Candidate Says NY Gov’s Race Is Like “Jersey Shore” | The New York Observer

“What is this, The Real Candidates Of Erie County?” said [NY Green Party Governor candidate] Howie Hawkins, an anti-nuclear activist who ran for the U.S. Senate as the Green Party candidate in 2006. “Actually, the constant bickering reminds me more of Jersey Shore. Maybe Cuomo should hire Snooki as his Press Officer. [Wait, what will […]

Personnel change at WBAI FM in NYC, Pacifica Radio

99.5FM, WBAI/Pacifica Radio out of New York City, is an important place for information on news, activism, social justice, war and peace. WBAI’s airwaves extend into Long Island, and there is a vibrant listenership here. Because WBAI is such an important, progressive institution, there are often battles and conflicts from the inside and out. I […]

(2010) Groundhogs says “Six More Weeks of Winter”

2011 update: Early Spring! See this year’s predictions from a few ground hogs at onthewilderside: here News reports show that Long Island groundhogs Holtsville Hal and Malverne Mel — in addition to the more famous, Punxsutawney Phil (from Pennsylvania) — all saw their shadows today. That means a longer winter. (Story about Phil and a […]

WBAI Election Results (99.5 FM peace and justice radio)

WBAI is part of the national network of Pacifica Radio stations. Broadcasting from New York City, it reaches a wide ranging area, including parts of New Jersey and Long Island. WBAI 99.5FM is community radio dedicated to peace and justice. The station recently held an election. Winners below. Details at read more. The newly elected/re-elected […]

Canadian Green leader protests detention of American journalist Amy Goodman

KW: Sometimes when overzealous government law enforcement go too far, it becomes so comical, it is difficult to realize the travesty of justice that occurred. But, the victim was still harmed and the practices are still in place. So, we should acknowledge the violation of rights, try to learn from what happened, and use the […]

Water issues, fracking upstate, etc. on WBAI: Tuesday, December 1st at 11am

From: Ken Gale Hi, folks, Exploding toilets.  Exploding wells.  Contaminated drinking water. This is what has happened in other states that have allowed Halliburton’s hydraulic fracturing process to reach natural gas deposits in shale. 

Bolivian President Evo Morales on WBAI Wed. 4/22/09

Update: Event and broadcast canceled. This announcement posted to WBAI web-site: Wednesday April 22 URGENT NOTICE Our special program tonight with Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma has been canceled due to his sudden illness.   We will resume our regular programming instead. – See bottom of post for info and link to video from the speech […]

WBAI meeting postponed: Wed. LSB postpned

KW: I did not know there was a meeting. But, folks were asked to get the word out due to the sudden change: The Wed., April 15th Local Station Board meeting for WBAI has been postponed. Below is a letter from Mitch Cohen of the LSB:

WBAI: Concern about Pacifica/local WBAI relations

Controversy at radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, a Pacifica Radio affiliate. There will be a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 13th. Details to be announced.

Tues. Oct. 21st on WBAI 99.5FM: Hempstead 15 Veteran: Matthis Chiroux

From the account of Matthis Chiroux at the very bottom of this post. The two questions that the veterans wanted to bring to the Presidential Debate at Hofstra: I [Matthis Chiroux] planned on asking Barack Obama if he would back up his assessment of the occupation of Iraq as illegal by supporting servicemembers who would […]

It’s Official: Amy Goodman arrest backfires on the police

KW: While it is tragic that the police in Minneapolis-St. Paul at the RNC wrongly arrested journalist Amy Goodman, and it must have been devasting for her to be manhandled and taken into custody, still… Doing an injustice to a high-profile person, and a journalist at that, was a big mistake for the police and […]

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