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- 11 / 13 / 19 -
A triumphant return to the airwaves after the station was shut down for over a month, Kyle and Emmanuel are on a train headed back to New York, a rundown of what happened between WBAI and Pacifica, how the Pacifica National Board ultimately voted in favor of WBAI, Alex outlines what happened on the legal front to get control of the station back, what was broadcast in place of WBAI's local programming, the large number of listeners who canceled their WBAI pledges in response to the takeover, the need for support in order for the station to continue, how certain people showed their true colors by helping to shut down the station, why the show didn't turn into a podcast, what can be learned from this unfortunate event, the canned programming from Pacifica Across America, how people can help the station continue, trying to guess who was behind a certain quote, how people can think they're doing the right thing when they're not, the lack of meaningful communication within Pacifica, last month's big news about the next HOPE conference is finally announced on the show, the conference will be at St. John's University in Queens next summer, an invitation to callers and a request to not point fingers, a surprise call from Bernie S. who reveals his involvement in the actions against WBAI, Bernie argues that it's against the law for the station to engage in fundraising over the air, different interpretations of the facts, trying to understand what motivated Bernie to support the coup.
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- 11 / 20 / 19 -
Some trouble getting the intro going, still putting the place back together after the shutdown, the first time Kyle and Emmanuel are back in the studio, the last show in the old studio, Rob describes what the new studio is like, frustration at not getting enough publicity when the station came back on the air, the large number of cancellations from WBAI supporters during the takeover, the show is two hours tonight, the idiocy of shutting down the station at the beginning of a fund drive, picking on country music, memories of an April Fool's prank where the end of WBAI was portrayed, what Pacifica Across America is and isn't, Kyle describes the hacker tote bag that's being offered tonight, Emmanuel explains how The Hacker Digest works, the three year subscription to 2600 is also being offered, what the "hacker portrait" is that Rob is offering tonight, Emmanuel tells the history of various radio frequencies, Joseph Menn joins the conversation, thoughts on Joseph's recently released Cult of the Dead Cow book, how the cDc came together, how the Beto O'Rourke revelation came out of this book, how this fact was figured out, the effects of the Back Orifice release, how many people are actually part of the group, saving the world and using Tor, the dilemma of releasing information that could hurt a company, why people should pledge to the station, how other stations make listeners pay without asking, Alex joins the conversation from Washington DC, Alex is meeting with the former director of the NSA, addressing some of the issues brought up last week, trying to understand the motivations of the people behind the coup, an apology for the personal information that was given out over the air last week, surprise at Bernie S.'s support of the station shutdown, credit to WBAI lawyer Arthur Schwartz who helped save the station, manufacturing crises to control the situation, a reality check, Gila explains the value of the show's tone towards technology, some listener response to recent events at WBAI, how the show refused to agree to not criticize the takeover, some facts about Pacifica and WBAI, listener surprise at Bernie's words last week, revealing Bernie's involvement in a previous controversy that sought to punish broadcasters for advocating the dumping of Trump, going around the room encouraging people not to vote for Trump, why individual opinions are not the same thing as station endorsements, encouraging listeners to get the word out that WBAI is back. This show is two hours and includes fundraising.
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- 11 / 27 / 19 -
An historic cutover as the brand new studios make their debut, this is actually a test run of the new studio, Kyle is watching the street from the new window, all of the sounds that will no longer be overheard, an appeal for supporters, Kyle describes the tote bags, how it's gotten more difficult to confirm being on the air, testing the quiet, Gila reveals that the WBAI Buddy system doesn't work with American Express, what happened to Alex during the last show, the sale of the .org top level domain, notable .org sites, who Fadi Chehade is, the problem with doing things behind the scenes, the regulations that used to exist for .org domains, the problem with the .org registry being run by a for-profit company, why the sale shouldn't go through without certain questions being answered, some research involving Ethos Capital, evil companies that seem to pop up out of nowhere, a rundown of premiums, the Registrar General website in Zimbabwe is hacked by someone who spelled "hack" incorrectly, why Emmanuel is suspicious of the term "ethical hacker," why hacking a Twitter account should never result in a prison sentence, Kyle gives a last report from the window. This show includes light fundraising.
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