I want to thank everyone who offered me support—and who wrote to the management of WBAI and Pacifica—during my radio travails of the last couple of weeks. It was really touching. And it persuaded me to keep going, even if I had to separate myself from the rot and madness of WBAI. Given the upheaval at KPFA, I can’t be sure how long things will go on there. But I’m exploring various options with some sympathetic and excellent colleagues.
Freshly posted to my Radio archives (links at original): November 13, 2010 Leonie Haimson of Class Size Matters on the nomination of Cathie Black to run NYC’s public schools, and the whole education reform scam • Richard Walker on California’s crises October 30, 2010 David Cay Johnston on the dismal state of incomes in the USA (see important update here) • Michael Hudson, author of The Monster, on the subprime beast
Pacifica • deficit commission • QE2 • education “reform” Before that, and before some comments on the news, a few words on the Pacifica situation. I did this show on WBAI in New York for 15 years. I was given the show by our late program director, Samori Marksman, who was a very intelligent and charismatic man with contacts all over the world. After his early death at the age of 52 in 1999—a death I’m certain was hastened by the pressures of Pacifica infighting—he was succeeded by an endless procession of… Read More