Thursdays 8-9 PM
Hosted by: Sally OBrien: Creator/ Producer, Dequi Kioni-Sadiki: Co-host/Producer, Pam Hanna: Guest Host
One-hour weekly live public affairs program focusing primarily on US political prisoners, the prison/industrial complex, repressive legislation, police brutality, etc. The program has been on the air since 1988.
Sally O'Brien is a progressive journalist and media activist.Her journalistic career began in1980 in the WBAI News Department. She has served as street reporter, Associate News Director, Interim Public Affairs Director, and Executive Producer of several programs at WBAI and currently serves as Associate Weekend News Director, Co-Producing/Anchoring The WBAI Sunday News. She created Where We Live in 1988 to feature the voices of US-held political prisoners.
She also designed & ran a News Department at WOMR-FM in Provincetown, Mass.
In 2008, along with Jennifer Wager, Sally produced and directed the documentary “Against The Silence: Families of The Cuban Five Speak Out”.
She has written for The Nation, The Guardian,The City Sun, and The Advocate, among others. She served as an audio engineer with UN Radio for 18 years and, as a substitute producer, reported weekly to Associated Press "Special Edition" and Maryknoll Radio "Voices of Our World". Other credits include working with the Peoples Video Network on a monthly cable program "Activist News."
A longtime activist & organizer, Sally does media work on the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other US political prisoners, The Jericho Movement for Amnesty &Recognition of U.S. Political Prisoners; and the Justice Committee of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights working with victims of police violence. Sally does media work on various Cuban and Puerto Rican issues.
Dequi Kioni-Sadiki joinedWhere We Live in the summer of 2009. While new to radio broadcasting, Dequi has been active in the struggles against police violence,criminal justice, tuition hikes and womyn's reproductive rights. She is a former member of the Black Panther Collective, the NYC Free Mumia Abu-JamalCoalition, and now serves as co-chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee of which Baba Herman Ferguson serves as Chairman Emeritus. Dequi is a graduate of CUNY at Medgar Evers College (where she currently teaches a course)and the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at Queens College. She served as national co-chair of the People of African Descent Caucus for the Washington, DC-based United States Student Association, and currently works with the NYC Jericho Movement in the campaign to free United States political prisoners and prisoners of war. Dequi is an artist, poet,public speaker and educator for liberation. And now, a radio producer!