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WBAI Evening News

Thu, May 19, 2022 - 6:00PM

with Paul de Rienzo

Backstage Stories

Thu, May 19, 2022 - 9:00PM

Ally-ship: Standing In Solidarity

Folk Radio

Thu, May 19, 2022 - 10:00PM

A tribute to the late Citizen Kafka.

War And Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Fri, May 20, 2022 - 12:00AM

on Bob Fass' Radio Unnameable - Part Three

What's Going On! Friday

Fri, May 20, 2022 - 7:00AM

Host: Rebecca Myles

Democracy Now!

Fri, May 20, 2022 - 8:00AM

Independent Global News First Run on WBAI


Fri, May 20, 2022 - 9:00PM

Love To Love You Baby

The Harlem Connection

Fri, May 20, 2022 - 10:00PM

Healing, Joy & Liberation: Mental Health and the Arts

Back of the Book

Sat, May 21, 2022 - 5:00AM

Stay Up Late or Get Up Early and Give Us a Listen

Arts Express

Sat, May 21, 2022 - 6:00AM



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- Monday, January 31, 2022


New York Readies to Counter SCOTUS Attack on Roe (05/08/2022)  As the Supreme Court moves to limit the constitutional right to access abortion services, New York is gearing up to...  

SCOTUS Leak (05/03/2022)  Last night Politico published a leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling which would overturn Roe v Wade removing federal...  

Dysfunction in Albany Over Climate Bill (04/05/2022)  As budget negotiations continue in Albany a behind the scenes struggle has been playing out which pits the fossil fuel industry...  

Eric Adams Plans to Remove Unhoused from Subways (02/18/2022)  Mayor Adams rolled out the city’s new plan which he says invests in people, places and policies. Please click the...  

AG Tish James Stands Strong (02/17/2022)  At the NYS Democratic Party Nominating Convention in Times Square, New York State Attorney General Tish James delivered one of...  

Red Flags Everywhere (01/06/2022)  In this special episode of Sounds Like Hate, we travel back to the months leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, to track white supremacists...  

NY Governor Kathy Hochul Delivers State of The State Address (01/05/2022)  New York Governor Kathy Hochul, N.Y.S.’s first woman governor wearing suffragette white delivered her State of the...  

Adams Administration Rolls out Covid Strategy Promising Equity (12/30/2021)  NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams rolled out his plan to try and keep New Yorkers safe as NYS announced another new record of 74,000...  

NY Against Texas Attack on Women's Reproductive Rights (09/13/2021)  New York Women. elected officials and reproductive health advocates gathered in at the statue of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady...  

WBAI Intern's Corner

Intern's Corner 700 ALABAMA MINERS FLOOD THE STREETS OF MANHATTAN (07/29/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.The United Mine Workers of...  

Intern's Corner Response to Mayor De Blasio Announcement for City Workers - Angela Palumbo (07/26/2021)  Mayor De Blasio announces that all city workers must be vacccinated against the coronavirus or receieve weekly testing. City...  

Intern's Corner New Bill to End Plastic Waste (07/20/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Environmental activist groups...  

Intern's Corner Youth Homelessness Often Overlooked, Former Homeless Speak Out (07/15/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.On any given night in New...  

Intern's Corner Green New Deal in Public Schools - Angela Palumbo (07/15/2021)  Jamaal Bowman announced his Green New Deal for Public Schools act today, paving a way for a more green and inclusive future for...  

Intern's Corner NYCHA Starts New Recycling Initiatives in East Harlem (07/08/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.400,000 New Yorkers reside in...  

Intern's Corner NYC Ticker Tape Parade: Hometown Heros - Angela Palumbo (07/07/2021)  NYC honored essential workers who helped New Yorkers get through the pandemic --with a parade up the Canyon of Heroes in Lower...  

Intern's Corner NYC Municipal Retirees Say "Don’t Take Away Their Medicare (06/30/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.Retired teachers, sanitation...  

Intern's Corner Fair Chance Housing Rally at City Hall Park (06/23/2021)  by Clark Adomaitis, Intern from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.A coalition of advocates,...  

Intern's Corner Juneteenth is Now a National Holiday - Angela Palumbo (06/18/2021)  Joe Biden announced that Juneteenth will now be a national...