June 26, 2018
by Brian Marks
Comments Off on 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:
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)
Women of faith protesting for immigrant children, from WINGS (Women’s International News-Gathering Service, heard on WHYR Tuesdays at 8am) this week:
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
Comments Off on 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
Comments Off on 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.