Web links related to the Back of the Book program of June 9, 2003
This page is the victim of my computer problems which began after it. We did get to all of the topics below on the June 9, program, plus some more. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to update this a great deal right now. The E-mail we read will be on the page for the July 7, 2003, program.
Here is the latest on the saga of Pacifica. There is supposed to be another big meeting of the interim Pacifica National Board (iPNB) June 20-22, 2003, in New York City, but Pacifica isn't saying where in New York City it will be held, or even if it's still going to be held! They're going to hold a phone conference meeting on Monday, June 9, to determine if they're going to hold that meeting later in June or not.
The previous iPNB meeting was held March 7-9, in Los Angeles, CA, to discuss and possibly even pass the new bylaws for the Pacifica Foundation. Well, it was a big flop, the various schemers sank the bylaws again. I'll be updating this link one of these days.
WBAI now has a program schedule up on its Web site. The site has gotten many of the individual program pages together to provide links and such, so check it out. Here's a schedule made by a listener who has Web links for various programs and producers.
Our colleagues from Off the Hook now have both a RealAudio streaming web cast operating, and an MP3 stream both of which were working at about 8:10 PM last night. The MP3 feed is now the preferred feed.
The Pacifica Foundation, which owns WBAI, has revamped its Web site and now has something called the Pacifica Lounge where you can post messages about Pacifica, WBAI and other Pacifica radio stations. This may be a good thing, and of course there are other, long term fora in which to participate.
WBAI also has a forum on its Web site now. You have to register to post messages, but anyone may read the messages.
An internal Justice Department report has seriously faulted the government for its rounding up of illegal immigrants after 9/11. I think this report is a glimmer of hope that we may not sink completely into a neo-Fascist state over the next few years. Here's the report itself, it's a big .PDF file.
Pickles of the North is going to talk about all of the Mars exploration stuff that's going on right now.
For my part I'm still trying to decide about whether or not we went to the Moon, here's a compelling site about that controversy.
I'm going to talk a bit about crazy people who can't handle their own lives but have Web sites a little. A first amendment case is shaping up around two of them.
Is he telling the truth? Of course it's hard to tell since he's been made to take down what he'd said. Or is she telling the truth? Do we care?
Of course you probably already knew that Verizon has been forced to cough up the names of some of its subscribers.
The Summer Solstice will occur on Saturday, June 21, 2003, at 3:10 PM (EDT). You can see more about the seasons here. Let's hope that the Sun actually comes out that day!
There are a lot of issues that are considered hazardous to talk about on the air at WBAI. But there is an Internet list called “Free Pacifica!” which you can subscribe to, and these issues are discussed there. If you subscribe to it you will receive, via E-mail, all of the messages which are sent to that list. You will also be able to send messages to the list.
If you want to subscribe to the “Free Pacifica!” list just click on this link and follow the instructions, and you'll be subscribed. Could open your eyes a little bit.
The above list has occasionally produced a high volume of E-mail because of the attention that these issues have drawn. If you would prefer to subscribe to a low volume list that only provides announcements of events related to these issues then subscribe to the FreePac mailing list.
Another list that's sprung up is the “NewPacifica” mailing list. This one is very lively and currently includes over 400 subscribers coast to coast. Being lively, of course, it sometimes also gets a bit nasty. All sorts of things are happening on this list. With that warning in mind, you can look at the NewPacifica list here, and you can join the list from that Web page too, although you'll have to deal with Yahoo! to do so.
There is also the more WBAI specific “Goodlight” Web based message board. This one has a great many people posting anonymously and there's also an ancillary board that's just totally out of hand.
The “Goodlight” Web based message board has expanded to cover all Pacifica stations.
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