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Schedule for Battle for Progressive Media

 

For more information and analysis from Justice & Unity about the WBAI election, watch "The Battle for Progressive Media" on public-access cable TV:

Manhattan: every other Sat. (next: 11/3), 10:30-11 pm * MNN, Ch. 34 & RCN, Ch. 82 and streaming LIVE at http://www.mnn.org.

Shows also on-line at this website and www.youtube.com

2007 Episodes of the Battle for Progressive Media:

Upcoming:

* Saturday, November 17 (10:30-11:00pm MNN Ch. 34/82):

Previous programs:

* November 3: Justice & Unity Candidates Sara Flounders and Bok-keem Nyerere Speak on the Issues (28 min) . Alternatively click here for video shorts.

News Headlines:

* Albert Solomon disqualified from WBAI Local Station Board Election.
* Multimillionaire direct marketting executive offers gifts for votes in support of "Independent" candidates.
* Famed Attorney Michael Tarif Warren endorses the Justice and Unity Slate.

Local Station Board Member and Co-Director of the International Action Center Sara Flounders discusses the issues at stake in the 2007 WBAI Elections with Bok-keem Nyerere. Flounders and Nyerere are both seeking running for election on the local station board. Nyerere was a staffer with the Pacifica Campaign, which successfully fought the corporatization of the network.

Previous programs:

* October 20: Pacifica National Board Member and Candidate Lisa Davis on WBAI's elections.

WBAI Local Station Board Member and long-time anti-racist activist Lisa Davis discusses the nature of the financial problems at WBAI, solutions and the nature of the so-called "Independent" candidates running against the Justice and Unity candidates for the board. She also discusses the destructive role of Local Station Board member Steve Brown, whose recent tactics are being scrutinized by the local station board for allegedly creating a hostile workplace for some staff by making public unsubstantiated allegations against staff. The episode will also discuss a motion before the board that if passed would remove Brown from the board for conduct that is contrary to the interests of the Pacifica Radio Foundation.

*October 6: Rebroadcast of Behind WBAI LSB Candidate Steve Brown's Fabulous Wealth

Steve Brown has been the center of controversy at WBAI since the end of the Christmas Coup era. He has repeatedly been criticized by the WBAI Local Station Board. Last Tuesday he was served notice that he may be removed from the board for misconduct. This rebroadcast episode from November 2006 explores Brown's financial history, how he headed a $200 million/year company that had investigations by 2 federal agencies and the offices of Attorneys General in seven states. Brown's company had 3 consent decrees against it and paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the agencies involved.

June 2: Participation of LGBT forces in the Movement to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Out-FM Producer Brad Taylor and John Riley interview LGBT organizers and activists from the May 17th 2007 Free Mumia rally of 500-700 people outside of the Federal Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. Among those interviewed are lawyer, activist and lesbian Joan Gibbs, trans organizer Imani Henry and others. John Riley interviews Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition co-chair Suzanne Ross about Mumia's case and the consistent role of LGBT organizers and activists in it. Footage from the rally and march included.

 

2006 Episodes:

Episode 2: WBAI LSB Disassociates Itself from Public Comments of LSB Member Steve Brown Regarding Bernard White & Staff

Episode 3: WBAI: Conflict and Promise : Board Member DeRienzo Suspended, Justice and Unity Views on Expanding Radio Channels and Campaign Finance Reform

Episode #4: Behind WBAI LSB Candidate Steve Brown's Fabulous Wealth

2007

The Cost of White Supremacy and Racism