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Cat Radio Cafe

Tue, Feb 27, 2024 - 9:00PM

A Musical About the Nazi Resisters of The White Rose

Democracy Now!

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 8:00AM

Living for the City

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 11:00AM

The Forgotten Occupation Jim Crow Goes To Haiti

Advocating for Justice

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 5:00PM

with Arthur Schwartz

What's Happening

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 8:00PM

Arts Express

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 - 9:00PM



Fri, Mar 1, 2024 - 6:30AM

Hosted by Fisayo Okare

Que Pasa, Long Island: The Story of the Secatogue NIne.

Fri, Mar 1, 2024 - 5:00PM

Hosted by Mario Murillo

The Harlem Connection

Fri, Mar 1, 2024 - 10:00PM

The Harlem Connection to the Grammys

Everything Old is New Again - Again!

Sat, Mar 2, 2024 - 6:00AM

David Allyn, Natalie Douglas, Judy Carmichael


Hedges: Julian Assange's Day in Court (02/21/2024)  — By the afternoon the video link, which would have allowed Julian Assange to follow his final U.K. appeal to prevent his...  

UN Security Council Is Losing Credibility with Arab States (02/20/2024)  The United States vetoed an Arab-backed United Nations resolution put forth by Algeria today demanding an immediate...  

Top UN Court Orders Israel to prevent genocide but stops short of ordering ceasefire (01/26/2024)   — The United Nations’ top court on Friday ordered Israel to do all it can to prevent death, destruction and...  

John Pilger, investigative journalist, war correspondent, filmmaker has died (01/01/2024)  John Pilger, the Australian-born investigative journalist, war correspondent, author and filmmaker has...  

City threatens Community Composting; Activists Fight Back (12/04/2023)  ...  

WBAI News Roundup (12/03/2023)  Truce crumbles and Israel resumes bombingJewish Voices for Peace disrupts fundraiser by Friends of the Israeli...  

The Horror, The Horror (11/11/2023)  I am in the studio of Al Jazeera’s Arabic service watching a live feed from Gaza City. The Al Jazeera reporter in northern...  

Gaza Disconnected (10/30/2023)  On Friday, Gaza was completely disconnected from the outside world after all communications were cut off. There was a total...  

UN says Israel wants 1.1 million Gazans moved south (10/13/2023)  Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire blared in Israeli communities near the Gaza border early on Friday.Israel carried...  


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Open to the public, Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Monday, December 18, 2023

Note to Listeners

Note to Listeners James Irsay RIP (02/05/2024)  Dear Listeners, I'm very sad to report that James Irsay passed away today. His wit and wonder, his compassion and...  

Note to Listeners Ralph Poynter Presente! (12/26/2023)  RALPH POYNTER, a fearless, revolutionary warrior, longtime activist, fighter for Black rights, Political Prisoners and human...  

Note to Listeners Are you listening to WBAI Radio (12/14/2023)  If you appreciate WBAI, then please make a contribution to keep the station alive.  You can do this by becoming a BAI Buddy,...  

Note to Listeners Emergency Transmitter repair Dec 12th (12/12/2023)  Dear Listeners, WBAI will be off the air from 8am to noon at 99.5 FM, our terrestrial radio home for emergency repair at the site...  

Note to Listeners From WBAI's Program Director (12/03/2023)  Dear Listeners, I hope you are doing well as December is settling in. We are grateful that you listen to WBAI and very much...  

Note to Listeners Johanna Fernandez: Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society (10/13/2023)  Structures of settler colonial domination in Israel and in the United States from Johanna...