August 2, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Locals Only brings you original Baton Rouge hip-hop and more, Thursdays @ 7:00pm

Baton Rouge Community Radio is proud to premiere another great new local show you’ll only hear on 96.9FM. Starting August 2nd, every Thursday from 7:00-7:30pm listen to Locals Only, hosted by Cindy Wonderful, for exclusively Baton Rouge music, by Baton Rouge artists, from a variety of musical genres including hip-hop and much more.

WHYR-LP is the only place where independent, underground music by Baton Rouge artists is on the radio. We’re the only place where you can hear the unique news and opinion of our local talk programs, the music shows hosted by our local volunteer show hosts, and all the syndicated news and music we broadcast weekly. If you want to keep hearing your Baton Rouge neighbors on the airwaves of our city, support Baton Rouge Community Radio today. We rely on your financial support and your volunteering to continue delivering great programming like Locals Only.

June 26, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Immigration coverage you won’t hear elsewhere? – It’s here on Baton Rouge Community Radio

Baton Rouge Community Radio’s variety of news, opinion, and talk programming is covering U.S. immigration and detention policies and popular protest, as we have since we went on the air in 2011. Here’s a sampling of recent broadcasts available on-demand:

Democracy Now!’s daily coverage, heard locally Monday-Friday at 7am and 4pm on 96.9FM:

https://www.democracynow.org/

State of Belief (every Sunday at 12pm), from Sunday 6/24:

June 23, 2018 – Zero Tolerance

Law and Disorder (Wednesdays @ 8am) for 6/27 on hypercriminalizing pipeline protests (as the Louisiana legislature seeks to do regarding the Bayou Bridge Pipeline)

http://lawanddisorder.org/

Women of faith protesting for immigrant children, from WINGS (Women’s International News-Gathering Service, heard on WHYR Tuesdays at 8am) this week:

http://previous.ncra.ca/dspProgramDetail.cfm?programID=205734

Last week’s Making Contact (every Tuesday at 5:00pm on WHYR) episode on the cost of deportations in one Guatemalan community:

The Seekers Part 2: The Cost of Deportations

May 28, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Listen to the Louisiana Poor People’s Campaign speak with Baton Rouge Community Radio

Listen here to a conversation between two members of the Louisiana Poor People’s Campaign, Jasmine Pogue and Mia Taylor, on WHYR’s weekly call-in show¬†A Pause for Thought (live Wednesdays @ 5:00pm). In a half-hour live conversation, host Wayne Parker, Jasmine and Mia discussed the goals and actions of Louisiana’s Poor People’s Campaign and the national movement against poverty occurring on the 50th anniversary of the original 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

In this episode, you’ll hear about the history of race and racism in America, why Mia and Jasmine got involved, the importance and strategy of this year’s national Poor People’s Campaign and what the Louisiana Campaign is doing in Baton Rouge this summer to demand moral renewal in what Louisiana’s state government prioritizes in the state budget.