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Podcast #198 – Defending Human Rights with Radio in Honduras

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 23:59

In June 2009 a coup d’etat overthrew Honduras’ democratically elected president Manuel Zelaya. Since the coup, human rights conditions in that country have deteriorated. Radio has become a vital organizing tool for defending the rights of indigenous people and fighting environmental destruction, while providing needed information and education to people in rural areas.

In April of this year Meredith Beeson and Ellen Knutson traveled to Honduras with a delegation from the Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective. As part of their solidarity work with human rights groups and environmental activists who are experiencing political repression, they also visited community radio stations that are providing critical information lifelines. Meredith is a community radio producer at KRSM in South Minneapolis, MN, who also worked with print and radio journalists on an earlier delegation. She and Ellen join the show to tell us about what’s happening in Honduras, and the important role of radio.

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What Happens to Internet Radio when Apple Kills iTunes?

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:26

I have to admit that I don’t quite remember the last time I browsed internet radio in iTunes. It’s been so long, in fact, that during research for this post, when I fired up the app on my MacBook I couldn’t even find the radio directory. Lucky for me, this Apple support doc helped me […]

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Podcast #157 – Raven Radio in Sitka, Alaska

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:15

Alaska’s unique geography and way-of-life leads to unique radio. Raven Radio is a public and community station serving the city of Sitka, along with seven other small towns in Southeast Alaska. The station is not just a source of news, music and culture, but also a lifeline for people living in remote communities where there […]

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Touring KCAW, Sitka Alaska’s Raven Radio

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 23:05

For most people living outside Alaska, if they’ve heard of Sitka it’s because they’ve been on a cruise ship that stopped there. This small city of just under 9,000 people in the Southeast of the state, near the capital of Juneau, balloons in size when ships dock to give passengers an opportunity to take in […]

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My Walter Benjamin radio diary

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:56

In which I comment on each and every one of Walter Benjamin’s radio broadcasts. But first, a quick introduction to some of his ideas.

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You are there

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 20:15

You are there. For Janice Windborne, 1950-2019 1 The great radio goddess lives on. I know that this is true, even if others no longer remember her. I know that she flies with her gorgeous cat black wings over cities that wait for justice: over Flint, New Orleans, and Ramallah astride Tegucigalpa and Charlottesville; above […]

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Podcast #196 – The Campaign To Keep Local Radio Local

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 02:13

Can US radio survive even more consolidation? The National Association of Broadcasters is asking the FCC to raise local radio ownership caps in the 75 biggest radio markets, and to get rid of limits entirely in the remaining 194. The prospect of even less diversity on the airwaves has motivated a broad coalition of music […]

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College Radio Watch: WUEV Sale Paperwork Filed, KSPU Tour and More News

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 08:24

Touring KSPU at Seattle Pacific University I love visiting college radio stations and it’s been awhile since I’ve had a new report. Last week I published an article about my tour of Seattle Pacific University’s KSPU. The online station has a tiny, but active staff who oversee big projects like quarterly campus events, concerts, and […]

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