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

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.

 

March 13, 2018
by Brian Marks
Comments Off on LA Governor’s Office spying on Bayou Bridge protesters, from Democracy Now!

LA Governor’s Office spying on Bayou Bridge protesters, from Democracy Now!

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has been spying on Louisiana citizens concerned about the construction of Energy Transfer PartnersBayou Bridge Pipeline through the Atchafalaya Basin ending in a African-American community in St. James parish already surrounded by industrial sites. Construction on that pipeline was stopped in federal court in late February.

Democracy Now!, an hour-long national and global news program you can only hear on the radio in Baton Rouge on 96.9FM, spoke with Louisianians concerned about the Bayou Bridge Pipeline and recent revelations of Louisiana Governor’s Office spying on pipeline critics.

Listen to the interview on-demand here:

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/3/13/critics_of_bayou_bridge_pipeline_in

You can hear from pipeline opponents on Baton Rouge Community Radio, because we’re the only place on the radio in our capital city carrying Democracy Now!, along with dozens of other local and syndicated shows bringing you news, commentary, sports, music and more that’s so needed in our city and our country.

Your financial support is needed to keep getting stories like this to Baton Rouge. We rely on listeners like you and underwriters for 100% of our budget. You can support Baton Rouge Community Radio here: 

http://whyr.org/support/

February 22, 2018
by Brian Marks
Comments Off on Where the Alligators Roam with Rhonda Gleason of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Where the Alligators Roam with Rhonda Gleason of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense

Where the Alligators Roam spoke recently (before the Parkland, FL shooting) with Rhonda Gleason, Louisiana member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. Listen on-demand to this and dozens of other Where the Alligators Roam websites at their website, and listen on the radio in Baton Rouge every Friday at 5:00pm.

Schools as Killing Fields Reignite Moral Outrage over Gun Deaths