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Upcoming Programs

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Leonard Lopate at Large

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 - 1:00PM

Joseph J. Ellis on rethinking the American Revolution

Driving Forces

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 5:00PM

The future of Rikers

Untitled

Fri, Sep 24, 2021 - 9:00PM

Haiti: Humanitarian Hospitality ?

The Harlem Connection

Fri, Sep 24, 2021 - 10:00PM

The Harlem Connection gets Academic

Everything Old is New Again

Sun, Sep 26, 2021 - 10:00PM

ABBEY & NINA Fundraising Special

From The Soundboard

Tue, Sep 28, 2021 - 12:00AM

Sampa the Great

Back of the Book

Sat, Oct 2, 2021 - 5:00AM

Stay Up Late or Get Up Early and Give Us a Listen

The Harlem Connection

Fri, Oct 29, 2021 - 10:00PM

The Harlem Connection's Tricks & Treats

The Harlem Connection

Fri, Nov 26, 2021 - 12:00AM

The Harlem Connection to Black Friday 2021

Back of the Book

Sat, Apr 1, 2023 - 5:00AM

Earth Invaded By Space Aliens!


Local station board delegate elections are underway!

Look out for your e-ballot or bright blue postcard (link or post postcard image) and be sure to vote before October 15th, 11:59 PM ET / 10:59 PM ET / 8:59 PM ET

Find out about the candidates by watching debates here on the Youtube channel

Visit elections.pacifica.org for candidate statements, the voter guide and information about Single Transferable Voting, the method used to vote in this election.

Local station board delegate elections are underway!

Look out for your e-ballot or bright blue postcard (link or post postcard image) and be sure to vote before October 15th, 11:59 PM ET / 10:59 PM ET / 8:59 PM ET

Find out about the candidates by watching debates here on the Youtube channel

Visit elections.pacifica.org for candidate statements, the voter guide and information about Single Transferable Voting, the method used to vote in this election.

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News

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NY Against Texas Attack on Women's Reproductive Rights (09/13/2021)  New York Women. elected officials and reproductive health advocates gathered in at the statue of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady...  

Historic Flash Flooding in New York From Climate Change (09/02/2021)  Last night New York experienced record flooding on our streets and in our subways triggering historic flash flood...  

Who is Kathy Hochul? (08/11/2021)  Kathy Hochul said "The role of Lieutenant Governor officially  is to be experienced and prepared to step in and to...  

Hiroshima remembrance, delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Astrophysicist Robert Rosner (08/07/2021)  The Prime Minister of Japan forgets part of his speech on the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.. will the...  

Labor Icon Dies, Moderate Democrats Win, Anti-Eviction Protests in NYC (08/07/2021)  Death of a labor icon, U.S. travel restrictions, COVID hospitalizations are surging again, Shontel Brown, Eviction...  

Daniel Hale news conference, Cuba, German floods (07/19/2021)  A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force...  

Ant-vax disinfo, Cuba Protests, Eviction Moratorium (07/19/2021)  The Biden Administration slams social media for vaccine misinformation… Is the White House spying on the anti-vaxxers.....  

Hot air for Cuba, South Africa Unrest, Opiate Overdose Epidemic (07/19/2021)  ...  

Bastille day protests. Inflation fears, Pfizer greed, Adams and Jail (07/19/2021)  ...  

Meetings

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WBAI Finance Committee
Open to the public, Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021

WBAI - Committee of Inclusion
Open to the public, Monday, September 27, 2021, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Monday, September 20, 2021

WBAI PD Search Committee
Open to the public, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 8:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Friday, September 17, 2021

WBAI Local Station Board
Open to the public, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Friday, July 23, 2021


WBAI Intern's Corner

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Intern's Corner 700 ALABAMA MINERS FLOOD THE STREETS OF MANHATTAN (07/29/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.The United Mine Workers of...  

Intern's Corner Response to Mayor De Blasio Announcement for City Workers - Angela Palumbo (07/26/2021)  Mayor De Blasio announces that all city workers must be vacccinated against the coronavirus or receieve weekly testing. City...  

Intern's Corner New Bill to End Plastic Waste (07/20/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Environmental activist groups...  

Intern's Corner Youth Homelessness Often Overlooked, Former Homeless Speak Out (07/15/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.On any given night in New...  

Intern's Corner Green New Deal in Public Schools - Angela Palumbo (07/15/2021)  Jamaal Bowman announced his Green New Deal for Public Schools act today, paving a way for a more green and inclusive future for...  

Intern's Corner NYCHA Starts New Recycling Initiatives in East Harlem (07/08/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.400,000 New Yorkers reside in...  

Intern's Corner NYC Ticker Tape Parade: Hometown Heros - Angela Palumbo (07/07/2021)  NYC honored essential workers who helped New Yorkers get through the pandemic --with a parade up the Canyon of Heroes in Lower...  

Intern's Corner NYC Municipal Retirees Say "Don’t Take Away Their Medicare (06/30/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Retired teachers, sanitation...  

Intern's Corner Fair Chance Housing Rally at City Hall Park (06/23/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.A coalition of advocates,...  

Intern's Corner Juneteenth is Now a National Holiday - Angela Palumbo (06/18/2021)  Joe Biden announced that Juneteenth will now be a national...