November 5, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Special mid-term election live coverage on 96.9FM this Tuesday starting at 8:00pm

Join Baton Rouge Community Radio for special live coverage of the 2018 mid-term election returns hosted by the award-winning team from Democracy Now! and The Intercept, with many special guests and the results as they come in throughout Tuesday evening. WHYR’s volunteers will also keep you apprised of Louisiana and Baton Rouge election results, like Constitutional Amendment #2 for unanimous jury verdicts. Live coverage starts at 8:00pm and will continue until it’s over. We hope you can tune in this Tuesday for coverage of this historical and important election on your Community Radio station in Louisana’s Capital City.

November 5, 2018
by Brian Marks
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Thanks for your support for WHYR at North Gate Fest!

We at Baton Rouge Community Radio want to thank all those who attended North Gate Fest this past Friday, November 2nd. Proceeds from North Gate Fest help WHYR-LP 96.9FM and other

non-profit organizations¬†here in Baton Rouge. Thanks also to all those Community Radio volunteers who helped make North Gate Fest and WHYR’s record booth a big success. We couldn’t have done it without you! You’re what keeps Community Radio on the air for all the important things we do throughout the year for the past seven years.

October 4, 2018
by Brian Marks
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A Pause for Thought on Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury law and Constitutional Amendment #2

This week’s A Pause for Thought features Southern University Law Professor Angela Allen-Bell on Louisiana’s unusual non-unanimous jury law and the upcoming November 6th vote on constitutional amendment #2 to change the law to require jury unanimity. You can listen on-demand here to host Wayne Parker and Dr. Allen-Bell discuss the history of the 10-2 jury law, its effects in Louisiana courtrooms, and the efforts to reform the law leading up to this November’s mid-term election vote.