WHERE WE LIVE

Thursday 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Hosted by: Hosted and produced by Sally O'Brien (WWL creator), déqui kioni-sadiki and Gina Arias



Sally, Gina, + dequi

Where We Live is a one-hour weekly live public affairs program focusing primarily on US political prisoners, the prison/industrial complex, repression, racism, police brutality and the devastating colonial situation in Puerto Rico.  The program has been on the air since 1988.

Host/producer profiles:

Sally O'Brien is a progressive journalist and media activist. Her journalistic career began in 1980 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, for more than two decades, served as Associate Weekend News Director, Co-Producing and Anchoring The WBAI Sunday News along with journalist/educator Barbara Day.

She also designed and ran a News Department at WOMR-FM in Provincetown, Mass.Sally created Where We Live in 1988 to feature the voices of US-held political prisoners.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 National 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 who 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."

Her community work includes 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 for many years working with victims of police violence through the Justice Committee of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights.

Sally also does media work on various Cuban and Puerto Rican issues.


déqui kioni-sadiki  joined Where We Live in the summer of 2009. 

She is a Black feminist, educator for Liberation, poet, artist, public speaker, human rights activist, wife, mother and Grandmother.  She is chair of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, co-coordinator of the Sekou Odinga Defense Committee and a former member of the Black Panther Collective and the NYC Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition. déqui is active in the Jericho Movement for Amnesty & Recognition of u.s. Political Prisoners & Prisoners of War (PPOWs), and is a member of the Northeast Political Prisoner Coalition.  déqui is the co-editor of “Look For Me In The Whirlwind:  From the NY Panther 21 to 21st Century Revolutions ” – published in 2017 by PM Press.  Her articles and essays have been published in the Journal For Socialism & Democracy, The Amsterdam News and The Huffington Post.

She is a firm believer that ‘we are the ones we been waiting for’ to stop the tidal wave of state violence, injustice, oppression and terror crushing the lives of poor and working-class people around the globe.


Gina Arias is a social justice activist, mother, nurse, and doula. She has been a member of the Justice Committee (NCPRR) for 20 years working with families fighting for justice for loved ones who have been killed as a result of police violence.

Gina is also one of the founders of Little Maroons - a childcare cooperative operating from an African-centered curriculum where, in the spirit of the Maroon communities, the children and their families are encouraged to embody the principles of independence, self-determination and cooperation.

As part of the harm reduction movement she has been active in the struggle for rights and services for people living with HIV/AIDS.   Gina joined Where We Live in 2017. 

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