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.

May 18, 2018
by Brian Marks
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New shows coming to Baton Rouge Community Radio this summer

New shows, and some scheduling changes to your favorite existing shows, are coming to Baton Rouge Community Radio this summer!
On August 2nd WHYR will premiere Locals Only, a pre-recorded 30 minute hip-hop music show hosted by Cindy Wonderful. Locals Only will air 7:00-7:30pm Thursdays, right after The Black Xperience. Thursday nights on 96.9FM will be even more so the undisputed place to hear local, underground hip-hop in Baton Rouge.
On that same date and time, Subterranean Nation will shrink by an hour to two hours / week, 8:00-10:00pm. Expect the same mix of New Wave and Punk, with new episodes in this new time format.
Nether Street will expand to three hours starting on Wednesday, June 6th, 10:00pm-1:00am. The third hour will be WHYR exclusive and feature long-play prog rock masterpieces. And more robot banter from your friends Clyde, Laura and Graham.
Consequently, Deep Wax will move to 1:00-4:00am early Thursday mornings starting June 7th.
GoodLife (Sundays 10:00pm-12:00am) may continue spinning live – when the show host broadcasts live – an additional two hours to 2:00am Sundays / early Mondays.

May 1, 2018
by Brian Marks
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WHYR’s Third Place on medical marijuana, the EBR Metro Council, racial justice, and more

Check out recent new episodes of Third Place, WHYR’s half-hour public affairs interview show. Host David Brown’s recently spoken with Kevin Caldwell on drug law reform, EBR Metro Councilman Lamont Cole on the Alton Sterling case, Jan Moller on the state budget, Chris Tyson and Maxine Crump on race in America, and much more.

You can hear Third Place on-demand here and weekly on 96.9FM 6:30am and 5:30pm Thursdays and 11:00am Sundays.