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Upcoming Programs



Fri, Dec 3, 2021 - 9:00AM

WBAI Evening News

Fri, Dec 3, 2021 - 6:00PM

with Paul de Rienzo


Fri, Dec 3, 2021 - 9:00PM

Josephine Baker The One And Only !

Back of the Book

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 - 5:00AM

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

Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 - 7:00AM


Sat, Dec 4, 2021 - 12:00PM

with Dr. Michio Kaku

Latin Roots

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 - 2:00PM

with Felipe Luciano & Felipe Jr.

The Rick Smith Show

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 - 6:00PM

Radio by and for the Working People

WBAI Playhouse

Sat, Dec 4, 2021 - 8:00PM

And the Sun Stood Still

City Watch

Sun, Dec 5, 2021 - 10:00AM

Taking Office in 2022


WBAI Delegates Assembly
Open to the public, Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Wednesday, October 27, 2021

WBAI Local Station Board
Open to the public, Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 8:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Community Advisory Board-WBAI
Open to the public, Sunday, December 19, 2021, 1:00 PM ET at Teleconference
- Saturday, July 17, 2021


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...  

Historic Flash Flooding in New York From Climate Change (09/02/2021)  Last night New York experienced record flooding on our streets and in our subways triggering historic flash flood...  

Who is Kathy Hochul? (08/11/2021)  Kathy Hochul said "The role of Lieutenant Governor officially  is to be experienced and prepared to step in and to...  

Hiroshima remembrance, delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Astrophysicist Robert Rosner (08/07/2021)  The Prime Minister of Japan forgets part of his speech on the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.. will the...  

Labor Icon Dies, Moderate Democrats Win, Anti-Eviction Protests in NYC (08/07/2021)  Death of a labor icon, U.S. travel restrictions, COVID hospitalizations are surging again, Shontel Brown, Eviction...  

Daniel Hale news conference, Cuba, German floods (07/19/2021)  A press conference was held on Saturday, July 17th on the High Line in New York City to support former Air Force...  

Ant-vax disinfo, Cuba Protests, Eviction Moratorium (07/19/2021)  The Biden Administration slams social media for vaccine misinformation… Is the White House spying on the anti-vaxxers.....  

Hot air for Cuba, South Africa Unrest, Opiate Overdose Epidemic (07/19/2021)  ...  

Bastille day protests. Inflation fears, Pfizer greed, Adams and Jail (07/19/2021)  ...  

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...