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- 10 / 02 / 13 -
A replay of the beginning of the very first show 25 years ago, a little background on the history, Notkevin is in the studio, some recent WBAI history, update on premiums, the BAI Buddy program, the immediate challenges facing WBAI, how WBAI has kept its format longer than any other radio station in New York, Mike reads excerpts from the very first WBAI program guide, Kyle discovers some ancient hacker shirts in the 2600 warehouse, highlights from the shirts being offered tonight, opening the phone lines to listeners to discuss the future of the station, more excerpts from the back of the t-shirt being offered, why this is the most important fund drive in recent memory, how a pledge today can help a future show that hasn't been created yet, how WBAI is actually doing a better job at finances than the federal government, more memories from the t-shirt, there are 2600 meetings this Friday. This show includes fundraising.
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- 10 / 09 / 13 -
It's a special two hour program, 13 weekday evening programs on WBAI have been canceled, a brief history of the recent changes that have taken place at the radio station, reflecting on what has happened since Edward Snowden's leaks became known, the argument that recent leaks are helping terrorists, Snowden is nominated for the Sakharov Prize, all of the leaked documents are being put onto a single thumb drive for the fundraiser, Michael Janke of Silent Circle joins the discussion, what Silent Circle is all about, the relationship between law firms and hackers, the Lavabit story and the warning it sends, memories of a legal tactic used during the 2600 case with the MPAA in 2000, more calls need to come in, what's different about this fundraiser, a statement from Chelsea Manning on cryptome.org, John Young from Cryptome joins the discussion, why putting up documents and defying authority is key to being a citizen, how to submit documents to Cryptome, John explains the danger of the Internet, why encryption doesn't work, the inspiration of the cypherpunks, why having more eyes analyzing the documents will make it more likely that something new will be discovered, the tally has improved tremendously, the likelihood of action being taken by the authorities when people stop paying attention, the effect the leaks have had on the public, an inspirational anniversary. This show is two hours and includes fundraising.
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- 10 / 23 / 13 -
A replay of the "Country 99.5 FM" gag, dispelling the rumors, what can happen when listeners don't support the station, Milo from Amsterdam is visiting, a rundown on some of the dramatic events that have taken place at the station in the past two weeks, the odds of the station succeeding, how people love to tear things down, inspiration that was gotten from NYC Resistor, the many things that were once deemed impossible, what is being offered tonight with the Snowden and Wikileaks packages, the advantages of the BAI Buddy program, Kyle describes the difficulty involved in tracking down the NSA leaks, the advantage of having many people going over the leaked material, the question of spying on government figures versus spying on civilian populations, how AIM and email are vulnerable to NSA snooping, the amount of data intercepted by the NSA in one day from various providers and services, Mike explains why metadata carries more information than the actual contents of communications, Rob discusses the shirts being offered tonight, the response was good two weeks ago, Kyle describes the new WBAI building in Brooklyn, this is an extended show, a PSA on NSA surveillance from stopwatching.us that calls attention to a demonstration this weekend, Brian Knappenberger and Rainey Reitman join the discussion, what was involved in putting together this short film, the large number of organizations that have joined this coalition, details on Saturday's rally, trouble with cellular connections, Brian discusses the "We Are Legion" project, how people can get involved in the rally, there will be satellite rallies throughout the country, Brian's upcoming documentary on Aaron Swartz, how crowd funding helped make this possible, the challenges in making a film about Anonymous, the danger of not getting involved, a final rundown on what's being offered tonight, all premiums from the show are donated. This show is two hours and includes fundraising.
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