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WBAI 99.5 FM New York WBAI is New York's Pacifica station. We are commercial free, listener sponsored Community Radio. We are Free Speech radio featuring progressive news & talk-arts & music.
For 50 years, WBAI 99.5FM-NY has been listener-supported radio for the New York community. The station is home to Democracy Now! and radio luminaries such as Polk Award winner, Robert Knight, host of Five O'clock Shadow; Hugh Hamilton (Talkback!) and Earl Caldwell (Caldwell Chronicles). WBAI is the only carrier of Al Jazeera English in the Tri-State area. Operating from its 50,000-watt signal broadcasting tower on top of the Empire States Building, WBAI 99.5FM carries programming from its facilities at 120 Wall Street to listeners in Connecticut to Delaware, New Jersey to upstate New York and to the five boroughs of New York City. In addition, WBAI streams and archives on www.wbai.org. Follow us on twitter.com/wbai_radio.
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02/25/2020

Join Joy of Resistance at 9PM as we discuss the now found guilty Harvey Weinstein with anti-rape activist Dr. Caroline Heldman . We'll also discuss Warren's challenge to Bloomberg for his use of NDA's to prevent sexual harassment complaints against him.

Tune in at 7pm today for "MALCOLM X: THE END OF WHITE WORLD SUPREMACY" on Building Bridges ken nash #WBAI #BlackHistoryM...
02/24/2020

Tune in at 7pm today for "MALCOLM X: THE END OF WHITE WORLD SUPREMACY" on Building Bridges ken nash #WBAI #BlackHistoryMonth #Malcol http://ow.ly/G5Wq30qklqwmX

Join us for a look at the darker side of toy making today at 1pm with @LopateAtLarge his guest G. Wayne Miller will disc...
02/24/2020

Join us for a look at the darker side of toy making today at 1pm with @LopateAtLarge his guest G. Wayne Miller will discuss his book "Kid Number One: Alan Hassenfeld and Hasbro" which details the rise and fall of the toy company Hasbro #WBAI #LopateAtLarge #LeonardLopate

02/24/2020

Tune in tonight at 7PM to listen to Building Bridges with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash as they discuss the anniversary of Ossie Davis' eulogy for Malcolm X 55 years ago in the Faith Temple Church of God In Christ, New York City. Listen as we help build the bridge to his legacy.

Tune in at 7 for an interview on the It's A Good Day with three members of the Kings Bay Plowshares. They will be talkin...
02/24/2020

Tune in at 7 for an interview on the It's A Good Day with three members of the Kings Bay Plowshares. They will be talking about their recent civil resistance action and how militarism and the environment intersect.

02/23/2020

Join Marysol Cerdeira on Feb 23 at 3pm with special guest Antonio Ocasio. Listen live as the two talk about issues affecting the Latino community!

Lets find a way to stop Poverty! tune into Leonard Lopate at 1pm with guest Jeff Madrick as he discusses about his new b...
02/19/2020

Lets find a way to stop Poverty! tune into Leonard Lopate at 1pm with guest Jeff Madrick as he discusses about his new book "Invisible Americans" and gives his insight on children poverty http://ow.ly/UoQq30qiIEX
#WBAI
#Poverty
#InvisibleAmericans

Clean water is a human need, but is it a human right? Tune into #WBAI at 8PM for this important discussion. Also, catch ...
02/19/2020

Clean water is a human need, but is it a human right? Tune into #WBAI at 8PM for this important discussion. Also, catch a replay of interview with Dr. Sandra Steingraber Dr. Sandra Steingraber and Ruth Caplan Ruth Caplan about "Bottled Water and the Plastic It Comes In".

Ramsey, a Politcal Prisoner of the NYPD, has spent the last three years behind bars, join It's A Good Day at 7 am for an...
02/18/2020

Ramsey, a Politcal Prisoner of the NYPD, has spent the last three years behind bars, join It's A Good Day at 7 am for another special episode where we are joined by his friends and supporters.

Lets find a way to stop Poverty! tune into Leonard Lopate  at 1pm with guest Jeff Madrick  as he discusses about his new...
02/18/2020

Lets find a way to stop Poverty! tune into Leonard Lopate at 1pm with guest Jeff Madrick as he discusses about his new book "Invisible Americans" and gives his insight on children poverty http://ow.ly/fKhR30qiItr
#WBAI
#Poverty
#InvisibleAmericans

HAPPENING NOW: @AGoodDayWBAI is talking #RamseyOrta and we're taking calls. Share your thoughts, reactions, and question...
02/18/2020

HAPPENING NOW: @AGoodDayWBAI is talking #RamseyOrta and we're taking calls. Share your thoughts, reactions, and questions at 212-209-2877 and learn how you can help by tuning into 99.5FM or at http://ow.ly/E3Ly50ypevR

Join It's A Good Day at 7 am for a post Valentines Day continuation of  a conversation that began last week with Julman ...
02/17/2020

Join It's A Good Day at 7 am for a post Valentines Day continuation of a conversation that began last week with Julman Tolentino and another guest about the work of uprooting the patriarchy.

Take notice of Leonard Lopate new installment of Michael Patrick MacDonald Michael Patrick MacDonald  weighing in on whe...
02/14/2020

Take notice of Leonard Lopate new installment of Michael Patrick MacDonald Michael Patrick MacDonald weighing in on where the UK and Ireland are headed following a contentious Brexit Day. On #WBAI at 1PM. Michael Patrick MacDonald is an accomplished author and American Book Award winner.

Tune in to #WBAI tonight at 10PM on "The Sweet Spot". DJ's Baby K and Kyle McNeill are back at it with love songs of eve...
02/14/2020

Tune in to #WBAI tonight at 10PM on "The Sweet Spot". DJ's Baby K and Kyle McNeill are back at it with love songs of every kind - from baby making to world shaking! Two hours of your favorite throwback love jams!

Join host Jeff Simmons  discussion with New York City Council Member Brad Lander , who represents the 39th District in B...
02/13/2020

Join host Jeff Simmons discussion with New York City Council Member Brad Lander , who represents the 39th District in Brooklyn and serves as the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy. On #WBAI at 5PM

Tune in at 7 am for It's A Good Day. Johanna Fernandez will be joined by supporters and friends of Ramsey Orta, who film...
02/13/2020

Tune in at 7 am for It's A Good Day. Johanna Fernandez will be joined by supporters and friends of Ramsey Orta, who filmed the death of his friend Eric Garner and has spent more than three years in prison. #blacklivesmatter #politicalprisoner #ericgarner #copwatch

Tune into @LopateAtLarge  at 1pm with guest Rick Wilson as he discusses about his new book Running Against The Devil.  h...
02/12/2020

Tune into @LopateAtLarge at 1pm with guest Rick Wilson as he discusses about his new book Running Against The Devil.
http://ow.ly/sabC30qgTGQ
#WBAI
#Republican
#RunningAgainstTheDevil

Tune into Positive Mind  at 11 am with host Kevin O'Donoghue and Ben Starr   with guest CEO Executive Director Christoph...
02/12/2020

Tune into Positive Mind at 11 am with host Kevin O'Donoghue and Ben Starr
with guest CEO Executive Director Christopher Watler, and Manager of Supportive Services Alexandra Poolt as they discuss about employment after incarceration. http://ow.ly/P8A030qgTfD
#WBAI
#PostiveMInd

STOP WHAT YOUR DOING! turn up your radio and tune into Folk Radion at 10pm with host Edward Hober and Richard Barr while...
02/12/2020

STOP WHAT YOUR DOING! turn up your radio and tune into Folk Radion at 10pm with host Edward Hober and Richard Barr while we listen to hear singer, songwriter Elizabeth Cotten from a May 1,1982 concert http://ow.ly/T0XE30qgS8H
#WBAI
#Music
#FOLKRADIO

Tune into Max and Murphy show at 5pm with hosts Ben Max and Jarrett Murphy as their joined by guest  Councilmember (((St...
02/11/2020

Tune into Max and Murphy show at 5pm with hosts Ben Max and Jarrett Murphy as their joined by guest Councilmember (((Stephen Levin))) and discusses to finding a solution homelessness outbreak in New York City.
http://ow.ly/5vm830qgTWr
#WBAI
#NYC
#Homelessness

Tune into Positive Mind  at 11 am with host Kevin O'Donoghue and Ben Starr  with guest CEO Executive Director Christophe...
02/11/2020

Tune into Positive Mind at 11 am with host Kevin O'Donoghue and Ben Starr with guest CEO Executive Director Christopher Watler, and Manager of Supportive Services Alexandra Poolt they discuss about employment after incarceration http://ow.ly/S4Em30qgT0A
#WBAI
#PositiveMindCenter

Join Equal Time for Free Thought at 5AM for "How to Fight Fair" a talk on how to handle conflict in a fair and effective...
02/11/2020

Join Equal Time for Free Thought at 5AM for "How to Fight Fair" a talk on how to handle conflict in a fair and effective manner in healthy relationships hosted by Barry F Seidman #ETTF #WBAI http://ow.ly/43uw30qgBEj

Tune from 7 to 9 for a ken nash  special on The Revolutionary King: MLK: The Three Evils of Society, "the sickness of ra...
02/10/2020

Tune from 7 to 9 for a ken nash special on The Revolutionary King: MLK: The Three Evils of Society, "the sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism" and his prophetic work then for the path forward today!

Join on-air personality and producer Marysol Marysol Cerdeira this Sunday at 12AM on #WBAI 99.5FM for Marysol Cerdeira  ...
02/10/2020

Join on-air personality and producer Marysol Marysol Cerdeira this Sunday at 12AM on #WBAI 99.5FM for Marysol Cerdeira "Montuneando con Marysol" which bring music and issues of the Latino community to the airwaves #ConSaborLatino http://ow.ly/VL5Y30qeDC3

Join host Marysol tomorrow morning at 12AM to listen to music and have discussions about issues in the Latin community! ...
02/09/2020

Join host Marysol tomorrow morning at 12AM to listen to music and have discussions about issues in the Latin community! On #WBAI

Tune in at 5pm to Driving Forces Driving Forces when host Jeff Simons focuses on women in politics with NYS Assembly Mem...
02/06/2020

Tune in at 5pm to Driving Forces Driving Forces when host Jeff Simons focuses on women in politics with NYS Assembly Member Catalina Cruz & journalist Caitlin Moscatello, author of See Jane Win, the Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics http://ow.ly/Fx7730qeDd9

Tune into Ken Gale tonight at 8pm to hear Helen Caldicott discuss climate change and nuclear power from a DVD available ...
02/05/2020

Tune into Ken Gale tonight at 8pm to hear Helen Caldicott discuss climate change and nuclear power from a DVD available as a premium to #WBAI buddies http://ow.ly/S4Uq30qeD3z

02/04/2020

Tune in at 7 am for It's A Good Day to hear Johanna Fernandez interview author and historian Clarence Taylor about his new book Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City. #wbai

Tune into #WBAI #liveradio 99.5 FM at 7pm tonight for special Iowa Caucus coverage until results come in http://ow.ly/Cs...
02/03/2020

Tune into #WBAI #liveradio 99.5 FM at 7pm tonight for special Iowa Caucus coverage until results come in http://ow.ly/CsnN30qeCU0

02/03/2020

Cat Radio Cafe is joined by theatrical journalist Dan Hoyle discussing “Border People,” his one-person show produced by the Working Theater tonight @ 11pm on #WBAI

Tune into #ConSaborLatino with Nando Albericci right now at 99.5 FM in NY and become a @WBAI buddy, a sustaining member,...
02/02/2020
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Tune into #ConSaborLatino with Nando Albericci right now at 99.5 FM in NY and become a @WBAI buddy, a sustaining member, in the name of the program. Just go to https://www.wbai.org/baibuddy.php?program=Con+Sabor+Latino and become a #WBAIBuddy or call 516 620 3602 and help support locally controlled WBAI in NY.

A BAI BUDDY is someone who signs up to make a recurring monthly donation to WBAI using either a credit or a debit card. It's safe, secure, simple, automatic and means a great deal to keeping our unique and high-quality programming on the air!

Check out #WBAI show, Ear Massage for new music from around the world. This morning at 3AM
02/02/2020

Check out #WBAI show, Ear Massage for new music from around the world. This morning at 3AM

Tune in to The Sweet Spot tonight at 10:00 PM with sweet spot nyc  for a special birthday tribute to DJ SPINNA! http://o...
01/31/2020

Tune in to The Sweet Spot tonight at 10:00 PM with sweet spot nyc for a special birthday tribute to DJ SPINNA! http://ow.ly/dzdb30qdBWN

Do we have the permission to fight for your future, to take on injustice  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Yes says a child...
01/30/2020
RepairersOfTheBreach on Twitter

Do we have the permission to fight for your future, to take on injustice Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Yes says a child. Based on these babies giving us the permission to change their future and to shift the nation, Dr. Barber launches the #MoralMarch http://twitter.com/RevDrBarber/status/1222697704926695424 Live WPFW89.3 WBAI New York at 99.5 FM

““When it comes to poverty. There is & has been a cover-up...When it comes to how we talk abt systemic racism, systemic poverty, war economy, ecological devastation & the false moral narrative of religious nationalism - there’s been a cover-up.” @RevDrBarber #PoorPeoplesCampaign”

Join us live from WBAI's sister station WPFW in Washington D.C. for the Poor Peoples Campaign's "WE MUST DO M.O.R.E. NAT...
01/29/2020

Join us live from WBAI's sister station WPFW in Washington D.C. for the Poor Peoples Campaign's "WE MUST DO M.O.R.E. NATIONAL TOUR" where you will hear from co-chairs Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II & Rev Dr Liz Theoharis at 6:30pm today #WBAI http://ow.ly/ntiZ30qdlIU

"WHO'S BENEFITING FROM NYC'S TECH BOOM?" Tune in to hear Ben Max &  Jarrett Murphy discuss this at 5pm today #WBAI http:...
01/29/2020

"WHO'S BENEFITING FROM NYC'S TECH BOOM?" Tune in to hear Ben Max & Jarrett Murphy discuss this at 5pm today #WBAI http://ow.ly/fJiH30qdjOD

Spend a pre-lunch hour exploring the concepts of “Intuitive Eating” with Sara Ownbey Chipps , founder and director of We...
01/29/2020

Spend a pre-lunch hour exploring the concepts of “Intuitive Eating” with Sara Ownbey Chipps , founder and director of Well Williamsburg. Dr. Chipps specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, and trauma. Tune in at 11AM on #WBAI

Tomorrow morning's @AGoodDayWBAI will feature guests from DecolonizeThisPlaceto discuss their ongoing censorship and sha...
01/29/2020

Tomorrow morning's @AGoodDayWBAI will feature guests from DecolonizeThisPlaceto discuss their ongoing censorship and shadow ban on Instagram and FTP3 movement on Friday, Jan. 31st. Tune in at 7am and learn more below:

Today at 7pm on First Voices Radio Guest Host Keala Kelly speaks w/ folk trio Lula Wiles about the tense place their mus...
01/28/2020

Today at 7pm on First Voices Radio Guest Host Keala Kelly speaks w/ folk trio Lula Wiles about the tense place their music exists between tradition & revolution http://ow.ly/oInW30qcI42

Don't forget to tune into #WBAI at 7pm for First Voices Radio! Join host Tiokasin Ghosthorse and guest host Keala Kelly ...
01/28/2020

Don't forget to tune into #WBAI at 7pm for First Voices Radio! Join host Tiokasin Ghosthorse and guest host Keala Kelly as they sit down with Lula Wiles, a trio of young women who write and perform songs in the American folk tradition.

01/28/2020
VIOLENCE INTERRUPTERS SHARE THEIR SECRETS

later today at 6:30 check out Radio GAG with Paul Rowley and Maryellen Novak as they talk to Dequann Stanley of Save Our Streets about gun violence http://ow.ly/uubn30qd11l

Radio GAG features an interview with Dequann Stanley of Save Our Streets, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. SOS enlists community members to go out and stop vi...

On today's edition of @LopateAtLarge at 1pm on #wbai author & cognitive neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene on why brains l...
01/28/2020

On today's edition of @LopateAtLarge at 1pm on #wbai author & cognitive neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene on why brains learn better than tech http://ow.ly/gNev30qcHRV

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I've emailed and called your station many times trying to find out why I never received the Gary Null Nitric Cell Stuff. I donated almost one hundred dollars and no one has ever reached out to acknowledge my email to your station or the many calls I placed. This is very sad as I enjoyed supporting the station, but I won't any longer if this isn't resolved.
To the fool that just called.... the station would have gone under a long time ago, without Gary Null.
Peace WBAI Family. This is Jeremiah Hosea WBAI listener, caller, guest, co-host, supporter asking you guys to kindly take a listen to my new single featuring an All Star lineup including the amazing Vernon Reid on lead guitar:
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Let folks know that the station is off the air for maintenance until tomorrow am.
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Dear B.A.I. a musician I'm friendly with and is in artistic circle's is playing songs at an East Village Social on E. 8th Street - April
"Cockeyed Detroit" 5:00 P.M. Clocks bent sunshine. A linear figure's line. A gold find that was never uncovered. An incandescent moon never discovered. Gyro scoping cuckoos on an endless flight. The trillion pieces of scattered lights time. Not worth a dime to the people who lived it. A wit nit about to write late lit. Which is better than leaving it late. The clock's sending bending sunshine. A linear figure's line run. The early world catches the sun. It revolves in a puzzle's pun. Where null is none. there is no difference in a sum. The universe is a plum. Bubblegum who was melted by a ray gun. Maniac sun distilled by the purple rays' rum. A real clown hears no sound. Knows not where it is bound. Just ask the underground. Which is never found. Only the sound of the Faulkner. Piloted by a headless aviator who is waste high in caked blood. My six-year-old dream's flood. You were my bud... Jon Billet
“This Bird Can Fly” Look at the birds, as still as the branches of tree their in. Like true art they appear to be invisible. Blending color of the branches they stand on. Diving down from the heavens above they wing in flight on the air. For all who wish to look seeing them in action. Comes one first, followed by the rest. Is this a test flight? No, I don’t think so. How low they go to earth, below, the soaring upstairs. Somersaulting to their hearts’ delights. They are one, or two, on telephone lines wires. Makes ne aware about the spatial features of these lines. A few people don’t see these birds but they can’t fly. I stare up in the sky in amazement. The townsfolk think I’m crazy. THe birds speak of flight in their flight. J. Billet- Screwy Print.
Dylan's Blues Oh, to be buried in Dylan's shoes. I heard about your death on the news. Life divine intervention in a writer's cruise. Never paid burial dues. Caskets got it loose screws. Made for cosmic fools. Tools with tears to fix this broken life. Owed all to a third wife. Life so full of strife. In a hearse's heartbeats. A lamb bleats. Never to speak. Messages stuck in the day's of the week. Jon Billet copyright