Here's another Web page for another radio program. We talked about the below topics and more. Strange signals that may be from space, and a particle that is right out of a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. Of course we talked about the manifold failures of the Trump Administration to deal with the pandemic in an adult manner. Check back for updates.
You can now listen to this program on the official WBAI Archive.
Did you know that I've got a brief synopsis of some of the WBAI LSB meetings?
I have also posted a whole lot of the minutes of the Pacifica National Finance Committee on this Web site. I'm a member of that committee because I'm the WBAI LSB Treasurer.
The next WBAI LSB meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, it will be held as a teleconference meeting, as the nine previous public meetings were because of the pandemic.
The WBAI LSB met on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
We held elections. I got reelected LSB Treasurer. Nobody else wanted to do it. Carolyn McIntyre was reelected Chair, Jack DePalma got elected Secretary and the Vice-Chair election is going on now, virtually.
Before the meeting I had put out a written Treasurer's Report for all to read.
Some years ago the WBAI LSB voted to hold its regular meetings on the second Wednesday of every month, subject to change by the LSB, which gives us the following schedule:
All of these meetings are set to begin at 7:00 PM.
WBAI 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 is WBAI's current Internet stream. We can no longer tell if the stream is working without testing every possible stream. Good luck.
WBAI is archiving the programs! WBAI has
permanently switched to yet another new archive Web page! This one is more baffling than the previous one. For some time I was unable to post archive blurbs, then I could, and then I couldn't again. You can take a look at it and see if I've been able to post anything on it lately. There are still some limitations, but I am assured that I can plug in the archive blurbs that were lost in the latest
This is a link to the latest version of the official WBAI archive. The archiving software appears to have been at least partially fixed. To get to the archive of this program you can use the usual method: you'll have to click on the drop-down menu, which says
Display, and find Back of the Book on that menu. We're pretty early in the list, so it shouldn't be too difficult. Once you find the program name click
GO and you'll see only this Back of the Book program. Management has fixed some problems that we'd been having with the archives.
For programs before March 23, 2019, we're all out of luck. The changes that took place once WBAI Management took control of the WBAI archives seems to have wiped out all access to anything before that date in March. You'll have to click on the same drop-down menu as above, which says
Display, and find
Specify Date, it's the second choice from the top. You are then given a little pop-up calendar and you can choose the date of the program there. Then click
GO and you'll see a list of programs that aired on that date. For those previous programs you can get the audio, but nothing else, since I can't post anything to those pages anymore. Yeah, it looks like they'll have some alternating program's name prominently there, but if you have the right date it'll be our program. Good luck.
Since the General Manager has banned Sidney Smith from WBAI he's not alternating with us on the air. There is another program in the alternate week's time slot.
Our friend, fellow WBAI producer and Saddle Pal Uncle Sidney Smith has been banned from WBAI by General Manager Berthold Reimers. The General Manager will not say why. He won't even tell Sidney why he's banned! This is grossly unfair to Sidney and constitutes abuse of Staff. Why did Berthold ban Sidney?
More to come.
Warp Speed rollout of the vaccines to combat Covid-19 has become a farce, while record numbers of people die of the disease. Donnie
Bonespur Trump can't be bothered to even pay attention. Gold is so much more important, and then there's the fantasy landslide he scored — in his diseased mind.
A third vaccine may be available by April.
Some licensed pharmacist in Wisconsin has destroyed about 500 vials of vaccine, on purpose. We're probably all waiting to hear his motivation.
People continue to ignore precautions against the spread of Covid-19, and surge after surge washes over us.
At a nursing home outside Antwerp, The Netherlands 26 people have died as a result of having someone come in to the place and play Santa Claus one day early in December. More than 85 residents have tested positive for Covid-19.
We talked about a set of narrow band signals received by an Australian radio telescope in April and May of 2019. The signals only showed up when the telescope was aimed at the star Proxima Centauri. Experts in the field are quoted as saying that,
The signal is 99.9 percent likely to be human radio interference. Probably. But it is still intriguing.
Pickles of the North talked about the Solstice, the Equinoxes and how Perihelion keeps moving toward the Vernal Equinox. Find out what so special about the first day of Spring in the year 6430.
There are a lot of issues that are considered hazardous to talk about on the air at WBAI, even though the gag rule was lifted in 2002. However, there is the Internet! There are mailing lists which you can subscribe to and Web based message boards devoted to WBAI and Pacifica issues. Many controversial WBAI/Pacifica issues are discussed on these lists.
One open list that no longer exists was the WBAI specific
Goodlight Web based message board. It was sometimes referred to on Back of the Book as
the bleepin' blue board, owing to the blue background that was used on its Web pages. This one had many people posting anonymously and there was also an ancillary
WBAI people board that was just totally out of hand.
In June 2012, I ended up having to salvage the bleepin' blue board, and so I was the moderator on it for its last seven years, until it got too expensive.
Sometimes we used to have live interaction with people posting on the
Goodlight Board during the program.
Our very own Uncle Sidney Smith, whose program Saturday Morning With the Radio On used to alternate with us, has a blog these days. You can reach his blog here.
There used to be a number of mailing lists related to Pacifica and WBAI. Unfortunately, they were all located on Yahoo! Groups. When Yahoo! Groups was totally shut down in December 2020, all of those mailing lists ceased to exist. One year earlier their file sections and archives of E-mails, had been excised leaving only the ability to send E-mails back and forth among the members. Now it's all gone. Older Back of the Book program Web pages tell a little more about those lists.
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