Web links related to the Back of the Book program of December 9, 2002

All right, it's Sunday evening 12/22/2002 18:43:46 and this page is done. I did not get to everything I'd planned on in this program. Such is free form live radio life. We did read our tiny amount of mail, and are caught up on it. I also talked about some privacy issues. I spent a bunch of time talking about the damned Pacifica Foundation bylaws meeting that had concluded just before the program aired. At least fairly good news came from it. Pickles of the North and I also talked about our trip to Atlantic City. And of course the tenses of verbs will change on this page from one item to another, but that's just because different parts are written at different times.

Here is the latest on the saga of Pacifica. There was yet another big meeting of the interim Pacifica National Board December 6-8, in Washington, D.C. It finally decided to kick the so called “Constituency Model” to the curb.

Here's the WBAI schedule. Don't blame me if it's not accurate, I didn't make it up I'm only relaying it. 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 a new MP3 stream both of which were working at about 10:03 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.

The Winter Solstice will occur on Saturday, 12/21/02 at 8:15 PM.

Well, of course I'm going to talk about this weekend's Pacifica Foundation bylaws meeting. The crazy, unworkable “Constituency Model” that was really about people putting themselves and their pals in power has finally been defeated.

We got mail, but most of it was written on paper. We got one E-mail and here it is.

Subject: Government
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 16:55:40 -0500
From: fred
To: rpm@glib.com

Dear R. Paul:
I am not certain of the exact quotes, but I believe that for the most part, the following quotes are accurate:

Government is not reason.
Government is not logic.
Government is force.

George Washington.

When fascism hits the United States, it will be fast, swift, and wrapped in the American Flag.

Huey P. Long

Governer of Louisiana around 1930.

Why don't we pay one half of the working class to beat the sh_t out of the other half of the working class?

Pullman, of the Pullman Railroad Car Company.

Yours Sincerely,

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.

My voice mail number at WBAI is 212-209-2996. Leave a message.

You can also send me E-mail.

WBAI related links

Free Pacifica Web site

WBAI Listeners' Web page

WBAI Management's official Web site

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