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INSIDE 

The Talking Violin - 
improvisatory blues and 
jazz on a "classical" 
instrument 

Xmas eve homeless 
special 

A reading series of 
American short stories 

Behind the scenes of 
contemporary American 
music performance 



HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 



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WBAI FM 99.5 



Report to the Listener 



Aflcr a long and arduous search, the Program Director 
Hiring Committee recommended Andrew Phillips as the 

Ccrson for the position. Effective November 13th, Andrew 
ecame our new Program Director. His name and work 
are familiar to many of our listeners. He has been at WBAI 
for over seven years and is currently the host of Investig a- 
tions , heard every other Thursday evening at 10pm. As an 
independent radio producer, Andrew has worked for the 
Australian Broadcasting Company and the Canadian 
Broadcasting Company - and we look forward to working 
with him. 

While we have cause to be excited about Andrew assuming 
his new position, we say a sad good-by to Valerie Van Isler, 
who was our Program Administrator while we searched for 
the last seven months to find a permanent PD. Valerie put 
in many hard hours - it was not unusual to come in at 9am, 
then find that she was still at work at midnight that same 
day. She is driven by her dedication and love for WBAI. 
Personally, I will miss her daily presence a great deal - her 
good, strong advice was always readily available and while 
I was in Southeast Asia this summer, I knew that Valerie- 
was back home taking care of business at BAI. It was not 
only her competence that mattered, however - it was and is 
her warm and gentle heart, her loyalty and strength that I 
will miss, and so will the rest of the staff. She wilfof course- 
remain with us as a producer, and hopefully, the future will 
hold good things for her at the station. Val (as many of us 
call her), we love you and thank you. 



On a different note, we have once again received a $15,000 
grant from the Schcrman Foundation. This has enabled us 
to expand our physical space - we have acquired 1,000 
more square feet in 505 8th Avenue. By moving some of 
our administrative offices into this space, we will have 
more room for studio development, program and producer 
space and a room for our vast archives, which arc presently 
being stored (none too optimally) in a warehouse. There 
have been great improvements at the station over the last 
year, and this grant will help us continue this process. 

In addition, the Pacifica Foundation has given us $73,000 to 
purchase a new transmitter. Work will begin soon to make 
our signal clearer and stronger, and we can finally remove 
the circle of magic dust that we placed around the old 
transmitter to protect it from harm! 

1990 marks our 30th anniversary, and we have many special 
events and broadcasts being planned (which you will read 
more about in the January Folio). These events will be in- 
volving you, our subscribers, so be sure to read your 
January Folio. 

Finally, we hope to see you at our Holiday Crafts Fair. As 
always, it will beautiful. 

It is hard to believe that another decade has passed, but it 
has - and our only sensible choice is to look ahead and 
hope for the best. 

Rosemarie Reed 



WBAI 



STAFF 



ADMINISTRATION 

General Manager 

Rosemarie Reed 

Program Director 

Andrew Phillips 

Assistant Manager 

Nydia Flores 

Operations Coordinator 

Andy T. Wandzilak 

Assistant Manager-Operations 

Dan Finton 

Operation* Assistants 

Max Schmid, Sidney Smith, Tom Whelan 

Public Affairs Director 

Mario Murillo 

Arts Director 

Bill Moore 

Development 

David Rothenberg 

Bookkeeper 

Lisa North 

Subscriptions / Computing 

Allen Markman 

Receptionist 

Fred Kuhn 

Administrative Assistant 

Dorothy Altman 

NEWS 

Editors Amy Goodman, Jennie Bourne 
Contributing Reporters Deborah Begel, Jen- 
nie Bourne, Eric Corley, Paul DeRienzo, John 
Epstein, Tom Hamilton, Michael G. Haskins, 
Maria Hinojosa, David Isay, Jesse Keyes 
(Morning News Editor), Robert Knight, Andy 
Lanset. Ron Stetler, Laura Sydell. Annette 
Walker, Judith Walker. Eric Williams. 

AFTER THE NEWS 

Economics: Bill Tabb Econonews: Maarten 
DeKadt, Richard Schrader 
International Attairs: Samori Marksman. 
Labor and Community Issues Ken Nash and 



Mimi Rosenberg Psychology of Economics: 
Leo Cawley Science/Peace: Michio Kaku. 

LIVE RADIO 

Margot Adler, Creative Unity Collective, Bob 
Fass, Mike Feder, Jim Freund. Paul Gorman, 
Fred Herschkowitz, Citizen Katka. Robert 
Knight, Simon Loekle, R. Paul Martin, 
Rosemari Mealy, David Rothenberg, Habte 
Selassie, Sidney Smith, Carletta J. Walker, 
Bernard White, Will K Wilkins, Peter Lam- 
born Wilson. 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Phyllis Bennis, Jennifer 
Bernet, Dennis Bernstein, Lydia Bragger, 
Elombe Brath, Jim Buck, Dave Burstein. 
Andrew Byard, Leo Cawley, Kal Crooks, 
Lloyd D'Aguilar, Martin DeKadt, Mick Dewan, 
Jerry Edwin, Bob Eng, Anne Frost, Barbara 
Glickstein, Ken Grossinger, Larry Gutenberg, 
Brett Harvey, Janet Hedman, Allen 
Herschkowitz, Susan Heske. Paul Hoeffel, 
Stuart Hutchison, Brandon Judell. Michio 
Kaku, Judith Kallas. Kamado, Hank Kee, 
Jesse Keyes, Joe King, Alice Krakauer, Julie 
Light, John McDonagn, Diane Mancino, 
Samori Marksman. Diana Mason, John 
Mason. David Mendelsohn, Santiago Nieves, 
Sally O'Brien, Koti Pendergrass. Andrew Phil- 
lips. Valecia Phillips, Susan Radosh, 
Rosemarie Reed. Sheila Ryan, Richard 
Schrader, Scott Sommer, William Tabb, 
Paula Tedesco, Valerie Van Isler, Ralph Vega, 
Jr., Shelton Walden, Annette Walker, Carletta 
J. Walker, Tom Whelan, Tom Wisker, Robert 
Yuan 

ARTS 

Jan Albert, Hernando Alvaricci, Al Angeloro, 
Roxanne Aubrey. Alma Avila, Jennifer Bernet, 
Sue Renee Berstem. Rodney Black, Peter 
Bochan, Ted Bonnitt. Dolores Brandon. 
Susan Browne. Bill Canaday, Boris Car- 
denas, Doug Cheesman, Anthony Coggi. Bill 
Farrar, Phil Garfinkle. Frederick GeoBold. 



Charlie Gilbert, Sharon Griffiths, Edward 
Haber, Rick Harris, Joseph Hurley, Mahmoud 
Ibrahim, Chet Jackson., Kristen Johnson, 
Dave Kenney, Manya, Yusef Lamont, Julie 
Lyonn Lieberman, Simon Loekle, Lee Lowen- 
fish, Harold Lucious, Michael Mabern, Darrell 
McNeill, Rosemari Mealy, Mickey Melendez, 
Edward Menie. Susan Menje. Bill Moore. 
Lance Neal, Mike Nelson. David Nolan. 
Mildred Norman, Gary Olson, Kofi 
Pendergrass, Clare Pentecost, Valecia Phil- 
lips, Tom Pomposello, Pat Rich, Nancy 
Rodriguez, Lee Ryan, Michael Scarola, Don 
Scherdin, Max Schmid, Anthony Sloan, 
Regma Fionto Sokol, Victoria Starr, Dan Tep- 
per, Tom Tortorella, Jordyn Tyson, Tom Vi- 
tale, Joyce West, Christ whent, Brandon 
Whitney, Malika Lee Whitney 

ENGINEERS 

Jennifer Bernet. Natalie Budelis, Daniel Fin- 
ton. Ulysses T Good, R. Paul Martin, Bob 
Parrett, Koli Pendergrass (Production En- 
gineer), Anthony Sloan, David Smith, Peter 
Cedric Smith, Tom Tortorella. Bill Wells 
(Chief Engineer), Paul Williams, Paul 
Wunder. 

WBAI Local Board 

Dorothy Altman (statt representative) Samuel 
Anderson, Leslie Cagan, Oymin Chin, 
Theodore Conant, Miriam Dinerman, Renee 
Farmer, Kathy Goldman, Bray Healy, An- 
thony Mazzocchi, Cecelia McCall, Rosemari 
Mealy. Philip Tajitsu Nash, Steve Post, Char- 
les Potter, Caryl Ratner, Paul Robeson, Jr . 
Nan Rubin, Eugene Straus, Valerie Van Isler 
(staff representative). Marjorie Waxman. Mil- 
ton Zisman 



WBAI FOLIO 
Editor 

Sharon Griffiths 



WBAI FM 99.5 



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Filmmakers Emile De Antonio (above) 

and Lionel Rogosin are interviewed by 

Stuart Hutchison on Friday, 

December 1st at 1pm. 

FRIDAY December 1 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 CRAFT CONVERSATIONS. Rick 
Harris previews the WBAI Holiday 
Crafts Fair, one of the most exciting 
crafts expositions in America, with 
Matt Alperin, director of the Fair. 

9:35 THIRD WORLD MUSIC 
MASTERS. Producer Richard B. Isles in- 
terviews Jon Faddis and plays his music. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition issues with Gary Null. 

1:00 LIONEL ROGOSIN AND EMILE 
DE ANTONIO: LEFT WING 
FILMMAKERS. Rogosin and de Antonio 
were pioneers in the "New American 
Cinema" movement in the 1950s, where 
artists mixed politics and a "liberation 
esthetic" in film. This special will cover 
everything from Pull Mv Daisy (with 
Jack Kerouac's narrative), to Rogosin's 
Come Back. Africa , the first international- 
ly distributed anti-apartheid film which 
also introduced Miriam Makeba to the 
West, and de Antonio's In The Year of 
the Pig . Underground and his latest, 
Mr. Hoover and I . Both directors will be 
interviewed live in our studios by 
producer Stuart Hutchison. 

2:30 UNDERCURRENTS COVERAGE 

with the WBAI Undercurrents team - 
Dennis Bernstein, Robert Knight, and 
Jessica Jiji. 

3:30 MEDIUM HOT. International 
affairs with an emphasis on how the 
media presents the issues. 



Produced by Adele Oltman and Sheila 
Ryan. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host Joseph Hurley, featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, and The Screen- 
ing Room at 5:30 with Paul Wunder and 
Joseph Hurley reviewing and discussing 
the latest films. "Today, Academy 
award-winning actress Patricia Neal is 
interviewed by Joseph Hurley about her 
current autobiography, As I Am . 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 DATELINE NICARAGUA. The 

story behind the headlines - news and 
features direct from Managua. 
Produced by Julie Light. 

7:00 AIDS IN FOCUS, a weekly 
magazine on the politics and culture of 
the AIDS pandemic, produced by 
Michael Alcalay. 

7:15 FEARFUL SYMMETRY with Leo 

Cawley. 

8:00 BEHIND THE SCREENS. Movie 
matters with Delores Hayes. 

8:30 A MOVEABLE FEAST. Authors 
read and discuss their latest works with 
Tom Vitale. Tonight, Oscar Hijuelos 
reads from his novel, The Mambo Kings 
Plav Songs of Love and talks about 
music, memory and Cuban-American 
culture. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT... it takes an 
entire year's planning and work to 
produce each December's Holiday 
Crafts Fair? In fact, the initial work is 
done for the following year's event even 
before the conclusion of the current Fair 
(kind of like the Folio...) 



9:00 HOME FRIES. Uve radio, 
comedy, music and call-ins with Fred 
Herschkowitz. 

10:30 BLACK ROCK COALITION 

12:00 NIGHTFLYTE. Music with Kofi 
Pendergrass. 





Jazz Trumpeter Jon Faddis is Interviewed 

by producer R.B. Isles on Friday, 

December 1st at 9:30am. 

3:00 MUSIC FROM THE CENTER OF 
THE EARTH with hosts Bill Wells and 
Gary Olson. 

SATURDAY December 2 

5:00 HOUR OF THE WOLF. Science 

fiction, fantasy, enchantment, and the 
imagination. Live radio with Jim Freund. 

7:00 AS I PLEASE. "... for none of us 
can ever express the exact measure of 
his needs or thoughts or his sorrows; 
and human speech is like a cracked ket- 
tle on which we tap crude rhythms for 
bears to dance to, while we long to 
make music that will melt the stars." 

8:30 ANY SATURDAY. Uve radio with 
David Rothenberg. 

10:30 LUNCHPAIL Uve radio with Paul 
Gorman. 

12:30 PIPER IN THE MEADOW STRAY- 
ING. Folk music with Edward Haber. 

2:00 COUNTRY MUSIC ALTERNA- 
TIVES. Bluegrass and traditional music 
with Tom Tortorella. 

3:30 SLIPKNOT! Music with Spyder. 

4:30 JAZZ SAMPLER with Bill Farrar. 

6:00 HEAR AND NOW. New music 
with Cynthia Bell and Julie Lyonn 
Lieberman. 

7:00 HOUSING NOTEBOOK with 

members of the Metropolitan Council 
on Housing. 

8:00 WORLD DANCE PARTY. African, 
Caribbean and Afro-Cuban music, 
produced by Al Angeloro. 

10:30 RADIO UNNAMEABLE. Live 
radio with Bob Fass. 

1:00 LABBRISH. Live radio with Habte 
Selassie. 



Oscar-winning acrtess Patricia Neal is 

interviewed by Joseph Hurley on the Friday 

Arts Magazine. December 1st at 4:30pm. 



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On June 2, 1987, Kaiya Komisamk. a 
young peace activist, singly committed 
Plowshares action #23 - the first on the 
West Coast. Katya entered Vandenburg 
Airforce Base at night and found her way 
to the Navstar Global Positioning System 
complex. Upon entering the building, 
destroyed the system's extensive com- 
puter, damaged a large satellite dish and 
wrote her justifications on the computer 
and building walls: "International I .aw," 
"Nuremberg Principles," "Defense of 
Necessity." Katya then left the base, 
returned to San Francisco, reported her 
actions to Vandenberg officials and 
scheduled a press conference. The FBI 
arrested her that day and she was sub- 
sequently charged with two offenses 
totalling a maximum sentence of 20 years 



in a federal penitentiary and a $500,000 
Tine. 

Katya was brought to trial in Los Angeles 
in November, 1987. One of the charges, 
sabotage, was dropped and Federal 
District Court Judge Rca granted a 
prosecution motion in limine - all with the 
direct intent of surpressing any informa- 
tion about American nuclear weapons 
capabilities and policies. Katya's defense, 
lead by prominent attorney Leonard 
Weinglass, alledged that Navstar is an 
integral part of a L'S-first, pre-emptive 
strike strategy, an illegal endeavor accord- 
ing to international law. International law, 
with its defenses of necessity (justifica- 
tion) and crime prevention, was intended 
to become the central pillar of the defense 
case. However, the prosecution and the 
federal judge strictly limited the presenta- 
tion of evidence to the four elements 
necessary to prove destruction of govern- 
ment property • the remaining charge. 
Katya was not permitted to enter motive 
evidence or to present expert testimony. 
Although her defense contended that the 
Navstar computer, as an illegal entity, 
could not be considered property (one of 
the four elements of proof of destruction 
of government property), she was not 
allowed to present these arguments. The 
trial was brief, the conviction almost 
certain and the sentence harsh. Katya is 
now serving five years in a federal prison 
outside Spokane, WA. Her request for 
release pending appeal has been denied 
and she is now waiting for her case to be 
heard before the Ninth Circuit Court of 
Appeals. (Listen to "Call to Conscience", 
a documentary about Katya KomLsaruk, 
on Sunday, December 3rd at 6:30pm.) 



SUNDAY December 3 



5:00 SOUNDTRACK. Throughout the 
month of December, Soundtrack will be 
presenting the classic film music of 
Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975). Most of 
these recordings are being broadcast 
for the first time from CDs not available 
from local record stores This morning, 
Obsession (1976) Produced by Paul 
Wunder. 

7:00 MARTIN SOKOL'S THROUGH 
THE OPERA GLASS Regina Fiorito 
Sokol, Executive Producer. 

9:30 HEREOF A SUNDAY MORNING. 

Early music with Chris Whent 

1 1 :30 HARD WORK. Live radio with 
Mike Feder. 

1 :00 CON SABOR LATINO. Issues and 
music from the Latino community, with 
hosts Mickey Melendez and Hernando 
Alvaricci 

5:30 LATINO JOURNAL Producer 
Santiago Nieves locuses on the issues, 
concerns, and interests of the tri-state 
area's growing Latino community 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 



6:30 CALL TO CONSCIENCE. A 

documentary about the Plowshares 
Community which focuses on the cases 
ot Katya Komisaruk, Jean and Joe 
Gump and the Epiphany Plowshare 
group, featuring Martin Sheen, Studs 
Terkel and the music of John 
Hammond. Produced by Laura Sydell 
(see sidebar above). 

7:30 OUTLOOKS: THE GAY AND 
LESBIAN COMMUNITY ON THE AIR. 
The East Village Gay Scene - is it 
different, separate, and/or setting trends 
for the community at large? Produced 
by the Gay and Lesbian Independent 
Broadcasters (GLIB.). 

8:30 EMANATIONS. Uve radio with 
Bernard White 

10:30 THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO. 
Whether at war or at peace. Radio was 
there to lead us by our noses to do the 
right thing. Public service or propagan- 
da, disguised as comedy or drama, the 
message came through loud and clear 
Fibber McGee and Mollv are tempted 
with black market meat. Ellerv Queen 
tacJriju tolerance in "The Case of the 
Three Frogs." and James Cagney learns 
that there is "No Escape" from sate 



driving on Suspense . All this and more, 
produced by Max Schmid. 

12:30 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 :00 THE CREATIVE UNITY 
COLLECTIVE 

3:00 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW 
AGAIN. Music with Dave Kenney. 

MONDAY December 4 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

Rosemari Mealy 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 MUSIC FROM ALL THE 
AMERICAS. Guest hosts explore the 
music of the Americas. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition, with Gary Null. 

1:00 CROSSROADS. A news 

magazine on multi-cultural issues with a 
focus on Third World concerns. 

1 :30 WHERE WE LIVE, a look at issues 
of domestic struggle generally ignored 
by mainstream media. Produced by 
Sally O'Brien. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO Music and 
poetry with Rosko. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host, Lee Lowenfish - Beauty and 
the Beat , a radio stew of jazz and clas- 
sics. Today's guest is Harvey Swartz, 
bassist and composer, who discusses 
his many gigs including his recent grant 
to work on compositions for big bands 
and bass "Please listen to The Art of 
Craft, an exploration of crafts as an 
artform, at 5:50pm. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 WORLD VIEW. International 
issues with Samori Marksman 

8:30 SEQUOYAH - NATIVE 
AMERICAN NEWS produced by Jim 
Buck 

9:00 GET RHYTHM! Music with Pat 
Rich 

10:00 AIDSTALK II. The Listeners' 
Handbook on Access to Services for 
People With AIDS. ARC or HIV-Positive 
Antibodies. Expert underground info on 
how to get help from Social Security. 
HRA and others Includes expert 
witnesses, a panel of diagnosed ques- 
tioners and open lines for listener-par- 
ticipation Produced by Larry Gutenberg 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 



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Tune In to AIDS TALK II for a listeners' 

handbook on access to services for people 

with AIDS - Monday, December 4th 

at 10pm. 

11:45 UNSTUCK IN TIME. Live radio 
with Margot Adler 

1:00 WALDEN'S POND. A show 

discussing animal rights, ecology, and 
spirituality. Hosted by Shelton Walden. 

3:30 ON THE ROCKS. Music with 
Roxanne. 

TUESDAY December 5 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 THIRD WORLD GALLERY. Music 
with Chico Alvarez. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1 :00 THIS WAY OUT. An international 
magazine for and about the Lesbian 
and Gay community. 

1:30 FRONTLINE: MIDDLE EAST 

produced by Phyllis Bennis. 

2:30 NOMMO Mix with Executive 
Producer, Anthony Sloan. 

3:00 NOMMO Radio with Andrew 
Byard. 

4:00 NOMMO Misc. with Harold. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Eva Yaa Asantewaa and Jennifer 
Bernet. "Please listen to The Art of 
Craft, an exploration of crafts as an 
artform, at 5:50pm. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 ECONONEWS. Economic and 
cultural issues.. 



8:30 THE FIRING SQUAD 
PRESENTS: Target Audiences. This 
professional group of young actors 
presents a collection of their most 
popular scenes and monologues. 
Written by David Stamford and directed 
by Gary Heath, this production features 
Mary Criner, Theresa Delia Valle, Elaine 
Faye, Jackson Heath, Michael Latshaw 
and David Stamford. 

9:00 STOLEN MOMENTS. Jazz with 
Mahmoud Ibrahim. 

10:00 THE WRITE STUFF - a program 
for writers and the people who read 
them, produced in association with the 
Writers Union, hosted by Brandon 
Judell. 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 LATE NIGHT LIVE RADIO with 
Carletta J. Walker. 

1 :00 WEAPONRY. Military affairs and 
hardware with Tom Wisker. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT... the 17 pre- 
vious WBAI Holiday Crafts Fairs have 
raised over $1 .3 million dollars for its 
sponsor, non-profit, listener supported 
WBAI-FM? (but we always seem to 
need more...) 



3:30 PUNK AND HARDCORE. Music 
with Susan Browne. 

WEDNESDAY December 6 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

a guest host. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 CRAFT CONVERSATIONS. Rick 
Harris reports on the 1 8th annual 
WBAI Holiday Crafts Fair, one of the 
most exciting crafts expositions in 
America, with Matt Alperin, director of 
the Fair. 

9:35 GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE: 
WOMEN IN POP. The divas of pop, 
funk, punk, rap, reggae, and other good- 
for-your-soul styles, in music, scene 
reports, and interviews. With host Vic- 
toria Starr. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 POLLUTION SOLUTIONS. In this 
documentary series, The Other 
Americas Radio presents and looks into 
the key issues affecting our environ- 
ment and efforts to save our planet. 

1:30 THE POSITIVE MIND with 

Armand DiMele. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO. Music and 
poetry with Rosko. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Malika Lee Whitney. Featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, selected shorts 



at 4:45pm, Picknev Place , a program of 
storytelling at 5:00, and interviews at 
5:30. **Please listen to The Art of 
Ciflfl, an exploration of crafts as an 
artform, at 5:50pm. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 EXPLORATIONS. Science and 
peace issues with Michio Kaku. 

8:30 THE CUTTING EDGE: BLACK 
NEWS AND VIEWS. Produced by Jesse 
Keyes. 

9:00 SOUNDS OF BRAZIL Mildred 
Norman continues with special record- 
ings and guest interviews about 
Brazilian music. 

10:00 THE PERSONAL COMPUTER 
SHOW. Host, Joe King. Co-hosts, Hank 
Kee, and David Burstein. Produced in 
cooperation with the New York Amateur 
Computer Club. 

11:00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 EARTHWATCH. Uve radio with 
Robert Knight. 

1 :30 CARRIER WAVE. Uve radio with 
Sidney Smith. 

3:30 OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Music 
with Don Scherdin. 

THURSDAY December 7 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Will K. Wilkins. 




Reknowned bassist Manic Swartz is Lee 

Lowenflsh's special guest on the WBAI 

Arts Magazine - Monday, December 4th 

at 4:30pm. 



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8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

9:30 SHOCKING BLUE. Music with 
Delphine Blue. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 GANDHI IN THE PARK PEARL 
HARBOR SPECIAL WWI was the war 
to end all wars. WWII was the war to end 
all wars. The world was to consists of 
United Nations. Where are we now? 
Was the war justified? Does war work? 
Old questions we are forever asking. 
What did Gandhi say? How can we 
close the distance between nations and 
people - inside and out? Produced by 
William Borman. 

1:30 LISTENERS' ACTION ON HOME- 
LESSNESS AND HOUSING. 

2:30 ALTERNATIVA LATINA. Brings 
you up to date on the reality of Latin 
America, with interviews, commentaries, 
the news and the music of the New 
Song Movement. Produced by Boris 
Cardenas and the Alternativa Latina 
Collective. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE. 

Lee Ryan, host. Featuring the Evening 
Serial at 4:30 and Frederick GeoBold's 
Liohtshow. "Please listen to The Art 
of Craft, an exploration of crafts as an 
artform, at 5:50pm. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 BUILDING BRIDGES. A special 
labor history report on Saul Mills, Presi- 
dent of the Greater New York Industrial 
Council, CIO (1940-48). His tenure was 
marked by innovation and activism, 
especially in the fields of labor 
solidarity, political action, health and 
housing. His contributions will be 
discussed by Henry Foner, retired 
President of the Fur, Leather and 
Machine Workers Union and author of a 
forthcoming book on Saul Mills and 
Charles Claire, former Director of 
Brewery Organizing of the IBT and 
former staff officer of the Greater New 
York Industrial Council Produced by 
Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash. 

8:30 RADIO FREE EIREANN. A show 

on Ireland and the Irish Freedom 
struggle. Produced by Mick Dewan and 
John McDonagh 

9:00 THE TALKING VIOLIN. An trip 

through time with the violin, as it "sings" 
every style of music in the hands of 
creators, innovators and visionaries. 
Produced by Julie Lyonn Ueberman 
with Steve Rathe Today, "The Blues 
Fiddle" focuses on Black blues fiddlers 
and their contributions to the violin as 
an improvisatory instrument 



1 0:00 AFRIKALEIDOSCOPE with 
Elombe Brath. 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 LATE NIGHT UVE RADIO with 
Citizen Kafka. 

1:00 PRIMARY SOURCES. Live radio 
with interim host. Bob Fass. 

3:30 LIVE AIR - or is it Dead Air? 
Anyway, music and live stuff with 
partners in crime David Nolan and Doug 
Cheesman. 

FRIDAY December 8 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Will K. Wilkins 




WBAI Arts Magazine producer Joseph 

Hurley Interviews another Oscar-winner, 

Shelley Winters, on Friday, December 8lh 

at 4:30pm. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 CRAFT CONVERSATIONS. Rick 
Harris discusses the WBAI Holiday 
Crafts Fair, one of the most exciting 
crafts expositions In America, with 
Matl Alperln, director of the Fair. 

9:35 STORMY MONDAY. Music with 
Carletta Joy Walker. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition issues with Gary Null 

1 :00 SOUTH AFRICA NOW: THE 
RADIO EDITION. A radio 

newsmagazine on the events in 
Southern Africa, delving into the story 
behind the reports coming from South 
Africa and the Frontline states This pro- 
gram defies the media ban/censorship 
imposed by the Apartheid regime 
Produced by Globalvision Television 
and adapted for radio by Sally O'Brien. 

1 :30 HEALTHSTYLES. Violence in New 
York City An Issue of Public Health 
Violence has become one of the leading 
causes ol death and injury in NYC and 



nationwide. This program explores 
violence as a public health issue, the 
contributing social forces and possible 
approaches to "curing" this problem. 
Hosted by Diana Mason of WBAI's 
Nursing and Health Resources Network 

2:30 UNDERCURRENTS COVERAGE 
with the WBAI Undercurrents team - 
Dennis Bernstein, Robert Knight, and 
Jessica Jiji. 

3:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON with 
Dennis Bernstein. The politics and 
poetry of struggle. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 
with host Joseph Hurley, featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, and The Screen- 
ing Room at 5:30 with Paul Wunder and 
Joseph Hurley reviewing and discussing 
the latest films. "Please listen to The 
Art of Craft, an exploration of crafts 
as an artform, at 5:50pm. Also, today: 
Academy award-winning actress Shelley 
Winters talks about her second 
autobiography, Shelley II - The Middle 
of My Century, with Joseph Hurley. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 DATELINE NICARAGUA. The 

story behind the headlines - news and 
features direct from Managua. 
Produced by Julie Light. 

7:00 AIDS IN FOCUS, a weekly 
magazine on the politics and culture of 
the AIDS pandemic, produced by 
Michael Alcalay 

7:15 FEARFUL SYMMETRY with Leo 

Cawley. 

8:00 WORKING TITLE. Readings 
produced by Alma Avila. 

8:30 A MOVEABLE FEAST. Authors 
read and discuss their latest works with 
Tom Vitale. Tonight, Maxine Hong 
Kingston reads from her novel, Trip- 
master Monkey. His Fake Book, and 
talks about the psychedelic experience 
of theatre and life in the 60s 

9:00 HOME FRIES. Uve radio, com- 
edy, music and call-ins with Fred 
Herschkowitz 

10:30 BLACK ROCK COALITION 

12:00 NIGHTFLYTE. Music with Chet 
Jackson. 

3:00 MUSIC FROM THE CENTER OF 
THE EARTH with hosts Bill Wells and 
Gary Olson 

SATURDAY DtctmberV 

5:00 HOUR OF THE WOLF. Science 
fiction, fantasy, enchantment, and the 
imagination Live radio with Jim Freund 

7:00 AS I PLEASE. " for none of us 
can ever express the exact measure of 
his needs or thoughts or his sorrows, 
and human speech is like a cracked ket- 
tle on which we tap crude rhythms for 



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bears to dance to, while we long to 
make music that will melt the stars." 

8:30 ANY SATURDAY. Uve radio with 
David Rothenberg. 

10:30 LUNCHPAIL Uve radio with Paul 
Gorman. 

12:30 PIPER IN THE MEADOW STRAY- 
ING. Folk music with Edward Haber. 

2:00 COUNTRY MUSIC ALTERNA- 
TIVES. Bluegrass and traditional music 
with Tom Tortorella. 

3:30 UNSUNG HEROES. Music with 
Jordyn Tyson. 

4:30 JAZZ SAMPLER with Bill Farrar. 

6:00 HEAR AND NOW. New music 
with Cynthia Bell and Julie Lyonn 
Lieberman. 

7:00 HOUSING NOTEBOOK with 
members of the Metropolitan Council 
on Housing. 

8:00 WORLD DANCE PARTY. African, 
Caribbean and Afro-Cuban music, 
produced by A) Angeloro. 

10:30 RADIO UNNAMEABLE. Uve 

radio with Bob Fass. 

1 :00 LABBRISH. Uve radio with Habte 
Selassie. 

SUNDAY December 10 

5:00 SOUNDTRACK. Throughout the 
month of December, Soundtrack will be 
presenting the classic film music of 
Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975). Most of 
these recordings are being broadcast 
for the first time from CDs not available 
from local record stores. This morning, 
Citizen Kane (1941). The Devil and 
Daniel Webster (1941), Jane Evre (1944) 
and The Snows of Kilimanjaro 
(1952).Produced by Paul Wunder. 

7:00 MARTIN SOKOLS THROUGH 
THE OPERA GLASS. Regina Rorito 
Sokol, Executive Producer. 

9:30 HERE OF A SUNDAY MORNING. 

Early music with Chris Whent. 

1 1 :30 HARD WORK. Uve radio with 
Mike Feder 

1 :00 CON SABOR LATINO. Issues and 
music from the Latino community, with 
hosts Mickey Melendez and Hernando 
Alvaricci. 

5:30 LATINO JOURNAL Producer 
Santiago Nieves focuses on the issues, 
concerns, and interests of the tri-state 
area's growing Latino community. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:30 HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE 
LESBIAN AND GAY COMMUNITY. A 

special in-depth analysis of the struggle 
for human rights by Lesbians and Gay 
men at home and abroad. Produced by 



Gonzalo Aburto, Segment Producer for 
Alternativa Latina . 

7:30 THE GAY SHOW. Join Larry 
Gutenberg, Udell Jackson and Bob 
Storm for the Lesbian and Gay 
magazine-of-the-air. Tonight's topics in- 
clude how to avoid in-fighting between 
minorities for needed AIDS funding. 
Plus, the latest Gay news. 

8:30 EMANATIONS. Uve radio with 
Bernard White. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT... each of the 
three weekends of the WBAI Holiday 
Crafts Fair, many people with orderly 
minds and shopping "systems" will go 
precisely from Booth #1 to Booth #114 
in sequence? No exact estimates are 
available, but the number are consider- 
able (are we talking about you?) Also, 
clipboards will be available for purchase 
from at least one woodworker each 
weekend to facilitate note-taking. 



10:30 THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO. 

A Norman Corwin special - known as 
the poet laureate of CBS, Corwin ex- 
panded the possibilities of radio art and 
galvanized the nation for war with a star- 
studded All-Network special, We Hold 
These Truths . Conceived as a com- 
memoration of the 150th anniversary of 
the Bill of Rights, it became a call to 
arms when it was broadcast on Decem- 
ber 15, 1941 - one week after Pearl Har- 
bor. Included in the cast are Orson 
Welles, Jimmy Stewart, Walter Huston 
and Uonel Barrymore. We will also talk 
to R. LeRoy Bannerman, author of On A 
Note of Triu mph: Norman Corwin and 
the Golden Years of Radio . 

12:30 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1:00 BACK OF THE BOOK. 

Mix'n'match audio thought provocations 
for internal use only. We may even men- 
tion pickles and female deer on the 
show: dill and does, these and those. 
On the air we can even say them 
together. Asterisk fans will like our mes- 
sage for all censors: F*C* IT! Hector 
and Anvil organize their proletariat strug- 
gle around efforts to make holiday shop- 
ping a capital offense. Free Form Uve 
Radio by R. Paul Martin. 

3:00 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW 
AGAIN. Music with Dave Kenney. 

MONDAY December 11 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 MUSIC FROM ALL THE 
AMERICAS. Guest hosts explore the 
music of the Americas. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition, with Gary Null. 



1:00 CROSSROADS. A news 
magazine on multi-cultural issues with a 
focus on Third World concerns. 

1 :30 HUMAN RIGHTS IN AMERICA. 

Discussions, with Uoyd D'Aguilar and 
Joy James. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO Music and 
poetry with Rosko. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host, Lee Lowenfish - Beauty and 
the Beat , a radio stew of jazz and clas- 
sics. Today's guest is Arnie Lawrence, 
jazz saxophonist, who talks about his 
work as director of the Jazz Education 
Program at the New School. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 WORLD VIEW. International is- 
sues with Samori Marksman. 

8:30 SEQUOYAH - NATIVE 
AMERICAN NEWS produced by Jim 
Buck. 

9:00 A TASTE OF THE BLUES with 
Tom Pomposello. 

1 0:00 AFRICA'S MOST AC- 
COMPLISHED. In-depth discussions 
with various Africans who can be 
regarded as truly outstanding in his or 
her own field, including an interview 
with the man who set up the first home 
for mental illness in Africa and the per- 
son who established the Color 
Television Network in Nigeria. Produced 
by Amanda Peterson. 

11.00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 UNSTUCK IN TIME. Uve radio 
with Margot Adler. 

1 :00 THE MOORISH ORTHODOX 
RADIO CRUSADE. Xerox-zines, Sufism, 
and other fun for brainiacs. Uve radio 
with Peter Lamborn Wilson. 

3:30 ON THE ROCKS. Music with 
Roxanne. 

TUESDAY December 12 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 ALL MIXED UP. A unique pro- 
gram of audio mixes, with Peter Bochan. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1 :00 THIS WAY OUT. An international 
magazine for and about the Lesbian 
and Gay community. 



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Joseph Hurley interviews David King 
Dunaway, author of Huxlev In Hollywood - 

a contemporary biography of Aldous 

Huxley (above) on Friday, December 15th 

at 4:30pm. 

1:30 THE ALLIANCE REPORT 

produced in association with the Nation- 
al Alliance of Third World Journalists. 

2:30 NOMMO Mix with Executive 
Producer, Anthony Sloan. 

3:00 NOMMO Radio with Andrew 
Byard. 

4:00 NOMMO Misc. with Harold. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Eva Yaa Asantewaa and Jennifer 
Bernet. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 REPORT TO THE LISTENER. 

Station Manager Rosemarie Reed 
reports on the state of the station. 

7:30 ALTERNATIVES TO INCINERA- 
TION. Answers to our solid waste 
problem - a presentation of arguments 
against incineration as the answer to the 
solid waste crisis looming over the 
metropolitan area Among the guests 
will be Or Barry Commoner, who will 
discuss the Center for Biology of 
Natural Systems' experiment in East 
Hampton, Long Island Produced by 
Susan Mazzocchi 

8:30 THE SHAKESPEARE LIBERA- 
TION FRONT PRESENTS... 

9:00 STOLEN MOMENTS. Jazz with 
Mahmoud Ibrahim. 

10:00 THE DRUG TUG CASE: The 
Vindication of the Christie Institute? 

The 1988 seizure in San Francisco Bay 
of a barge full of marijuana and hashish 
led to the disclosure of evidence point- 
ing to a web of global political intrigue 
The disclosures, set lorth by a small 
paper in Napa, California, point to the 



involvement of the CIA Panamanian 
dictator Noriega and the Reagan ad- 
ministration in yet another drug 
smuggling operation to fund the 
contras Dave Emory, researcher/broad- 
caster, uncovers these links - and some 
of the interesting tributaries which lead 
from them. Produced by Tom Whelan. 
Part 3 in this series will focus on an up- 
date of current developments. 

11:00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 LATE NIGHT LIVE RADIO with 
Carletta J. Walker. 

1 :00 WEAPONRY. Military affairs and 
hardware with Tom Wisker. 

3:30 MONSTERS FROM THE ID. Punk 
rock from the dark side of your brain. A 
show not to be slept through, and we 
won t let you. With Ed Banger and Sue 
Real. 

WEDNESDAY December 13 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
a guest host 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 CRAFT CONVERSATIONS. Rick 
Harris reviews the 1 8th Annual WBAI 
Holiday Crafts Fair, one of the most 
exciting crafts expositions in America, 
with Matt Alperin, director of the Fair. 

9:35 GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE: 
WOMEN IN POP. The divas of pop, 
funk, punk, rap, reggae, and other good- 
for-your-soul styles, in music, scene 
reports, and interviews With host Vic- 
toria Starr 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 POLLUTION SOLUTIONS. In this 
documentary series, The Other 
Americas Radio presents and looks Into 
the key issues affecting our environ- 
ment and efforts to save our planet. 

1 :30 CITY POLITICS. Discussions with 
David Mendelsohn. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO Music and 
poetry with Rosko 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Malika Lee Whitney Featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, selected shorts 
at 4 45pm, Pickney Place a program of 
storytelling at 5:00, and interviews at 
530 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman 

7:30 EXPLORATIONS. Science and 
peace issues with Michio Kaku 



8:30 THE CUTTING EDGE: BLACK 
NEWS AND VIEWS. Produced by Jesse 
Keyes 

9:00 NEW YORK COLLAGE- The 

common roots of all music originating 
in the Caribbean Islands, and all that it 
has grown into Bring on the good 
sounds! Produced by Nancy Rodriguez 

10:00 THE PERSONAL COMPUTER 
SHOW. Host, Joe King Co-hosts, Hank 
Kee, and David Burstein. Produced in 
cooperation with the New York Amateur 
Computer Club. 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 EARTHWATCH. Live radio with 
Robert Knight. 

1 :30 CARRIER WAVE. Live radio with 
Sidney Smith. 

3:30 COSMIK DEBRIS. Music from the 
Void. 

THURSDAY December 14 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

9:30 SHOCKING BLUE. Music with 
Delphine Blue. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 CONSIDER THE ALTERNA- 
TIVES. The SANE Education Fund's 
documentary series focusing on peace 
and disarmament issues, ecology and 
alternatives to the continuous expansion 
of the war machine. 




I MM In to The Talkins Violin, a special 
December music series mi Hie hisinrv .il 
improvisation on the violin \\ rillrn and 

produced by WHAl's own Julie I \..nn 
I irl.i i iii.in every Thursday nlghl at 9pm. 



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1 :30 GRAY PANTHER REPORT with 

Lydia Bf agger 

2:30 ALTERNATIVA LATINA. This 
special edition takes a close look at the 
developments in Chile, as Chileans hit 
the polls in a national election. With live 
reports from Santiago and in-studio 
analysis. Produced by Boris Cardenas, 
Francisco LaTorre and the Alternative 
Latina Collective. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE. 

Lee Ryan, host. Featuring the Evening 
Serial at 4:30 and Frederick GeoBold's 
Liahtshow. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 BUILDING BRIDGES. The 

community labor report with Mimi 
Rosenberg and Ken Nash. 

8:30 RADIO FREE EIREANN. A show 
on Ireland and the Irish Freedom 
struggle. Produced by Mick Dewan and 
John McDonagh. 

9:00 THE TALKING VIOLIN. An 

Odyssey through time with the violin, as 
it "sings" every style of music im- 
aginable in the hands of creators, in- 
novators and visionaries. Written and 
produced by Julie Lyonn Lieberman 
with Steve Rathe. Today, "Early Jazz 
Violin" presents some of the first 
violinists to use the instrument in a jazz 
context, with the music of Joe Venuti, 
Stephane Grapelli, Remo Biondi and 
others. 

10:00 CARIBBEAN AND LATIN 
AMERICAN REPORT produced by An- 
nette Walker and others. 

11:00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

11:45 INVESTIGATIONS. Uve radio 
and documentary with Andrew Phillips. 

1:00 PRIMARY SOURCES. Uve radio 
with interim host, Bob Fass. 

3:30 MORNING DEW. A program 
devoted to the music of the Grateful 
Dead. Produced by Lance Neal. 

FRIDAY December 15 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 CRAFT CONVERSATIONS. Rick 
Harris previews the third and final 
weekend of the 18th annual WBAI 
Holiday Crafts Fair, one of the most 
exciting crafts expositions In America, 
with Matt Alperin, director of the Fair. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT... during the 
WBAI Holiday Crafts Fair's lifespan, 
we've seen five Presidents, three (at 
press time - soon to be four) Mayors, 
fourteen Station Managers at WBAI and 
eighteen Managers for the New York 
Yankees? (Amazin', ain't it?) 



9:35 THIRD WORLD MUSIC 
MASTERS. Richard B. Isles interviews 
Bill Dillard, who played 2nd trumpet for 
Louis Armstrong for many years. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition issues with Gary Null. 

1 :00 SOUTH AFRICA NOW: THE 
RADIO EDITION. A radio 
newsmagazine on the events in 
Southern Africa, delving into the story 
behind the reports coming from South 
Africa and the Frontline states. This 
program defies the media ban/censor- 
ship imposed by the Apartheid regime. 
Produced by Globalvision Television 
and adapted for radio by Sally O'Brien 
and Zenzile Khoisan. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT... some 150 
people will get the dates and times con- 
fused and either arrive one weekend too 
early, one weekend too late and/or show 
up before 5pm on a Friday or after 7pm 
on a Saturday or Sunday? (Don't let this 
happen to you - check the times listed in 
the Fair ad on the back cover.) 



1 :30 URBAN WASTE: REMOVAL, 
STORAGE, RECYCLING. All aspects of 
environmental waste disposal and use 
of waste for fertilizer will be discussed in 
this installment of producer Jerry 
O'Connell's on-going environmental 
series. 

2:30 UNDERCURRENTS COVERAGE 

with the WBAI Undercurrents team - Den- 
nis Bernstein, Robert Knight, and Jes- 
sica Jiji. 



DID YOU KNOW THAT... over 2,000 
different craftspeople have participated 
in the various WBAI Holiday Crafts Fairs 
over the years? Only 27 have done the 
Fair consistently for the last ten years, 
and only two current exhibitors have 
participated in all 17 Fairs (and boy, are 
they tired!) This is the last weekend of 
the Fair, so please try to stop by. 



3:30 MEDIUM HOT. International 
affairs with an emphasis on how the 
different media present the issues. 
Produced by Adele Oltman and Sheila 
Ryan. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host Joseph Hurley, featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30. and The Screen- 
ing Room at 5:30 with Paul Wunder and 
Joseph Hurley reviewing and discussing 
the latest films. "Today, Joe interviews 
David King Dunaway, author of Huxlev 
to Hollywood , about the life of Aldous 
Huxley in the 30s and 40s 



6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 DATELINE NICARAGUA. The 

story behind the headlines - news and 
features direct from Managua. 
Produced by Julie Light. 

7:00 AIDS IN FOCUS, a weekly 
magazine on the politics and culture of 
the AIDS pandemic, produced by 
Michael Alcalay 

7:15 FEARFUL SYMMETRY with Leo 

Cawley. 

8:00 BEHIND THE SCREENS. Movie 
matters with Delores Hayes. 

8:30 A MOVEABLE FEAST. Tonight, 
John Burnham Schwatrz reads from his 
best-selling first novel, Bicycle Days , 
and talks about Americans in Japan. 

9:00 HOME FRIES. Uve radio, 
comedy, music and call-ins with Fred 
Herschkowitz. 

10:30 BLACK ROCK COALITION 

12:00 NIGHTFLYTE. Music with Kofi 
Pendergrass. 

3:00 MUSIC FROM THE CENTER OF 
THE EARTH with hosts Bill Wells and 
Gary Olson. 

SATURDAY December 16 

5:00 HOUR OF THE WOLF. Science 
fiction, fantasy, enchantment, and the 
imagination. Live radio with Jim Freund. 
And this morning, The Star , by Arthur C. 
Clarke. 

7:00 AS I PLEASE. "... for none of us 
can ever express the exact measure of 
his needs or thoughts or his sorrows; 
and human speech is like a cracked ket- 
tle on which we tap crude rhythms for 
bears to dance to, while we long to 
make music that will melt the stars." 

8:30 ANY SATURDAY. Uve radio with 
David Rothenberg. 

10:30 LUNCHPAIL. Live radio with Paul 
Gorman. 

12:30 PIPER IN THE MEADOW STRAY- 
ING. Folk music with Edward Haber. 

2:00 COUNTRY MUSIC ALTERNA- 
TIVES. Bluegrass and traditional music 
with Tom Tortorella. 

3:30 SLIPKNOT! Music with Spyder. 

4:30 JAZZ SAMPLER with Bill Farrar. 

6:00 HEAR AND NOW. New music 
with Cynthia Bell and Julie Lyonn Lieber- 
man. 

7:00 HOUSING NOTEBOOK with 

members of the Metropolitan Council 
on Housing 

8:00 WORLD DANCE PARTY. African, 
Caribbean and Afro-Cuban music, 
produced by Al Angeloro. 



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10:30 RADIO UNNAMEABLE. Live 
radio with Bob Pass. 

1 :00 LABBRISH. Live radio with Habte 
Selassie 

SUNDAY December 17 

5:00 SOUNDTRACK. Throughout the 
month of December, Soundtrack will be 
presenting the classic film music of 
Bernard Herrmann (191 1-1975). Most of 
these recordings are being broadcast 
for the first time from CDs not available 
from local record store*. This morning, 
The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), 
Journey to the Center of the Earth 
(1959) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966). 
Produced by" Paul Wunder. 

7:00 MARTIN SOKOL'S THROUGH 
THE OPERA GLASS. Regina Fiorito 
Sokol, Executive Producer. 

9:30 HERE OF A SUNDAY MORNING. 

Early music with Chris Whent. 

1 1 :30 HARD WORK. Live radio with 
Mike Feder. 

1 :00 CON SABOR LATINO. Issues and 
music from the Latino community, with 
hosts Mickey Melendez and Hernando 
Alvaricci. 

5:30 LATINO JOURNAL Producer 
Santiago Nieves focuses on the issues, 
concerns, and interests of the tri-state 
area's growing Latino community. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:30 STORY READINGS. Actors 
interpret the works of great American 
writers in this special series from the 
WBAI Arts Department, beginning with 
actor Ben Carney reading stories by 
Eudora Welty. Produced by Ana Patig, 
with artistic direction by Ben Carney. 

7:00 FROM COMPOSER TO PERFOR- 
MANCE. A new series on contemporary 
American music will explore what goes 
on behind the scenes when a new 
classical chamber work is performed for 
the first time - Lyric Intermezzo by 
George Perle, played by the Seattle 
Symphony. Produced by Joan 
Rabinowitz. 

7:30 OUTLOOKS: THE GAY AND 
LESBIAN COMMUNITY ON THE AIR. 

An exploration of our community's 
emerging traditions and alternatives. 
Produced by the Gay and Lesbian 
Independent Broadcasters (GLIB) 

8:30 EMANATIONS. Uve radio with 
Bernard White. 

10:30 THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO. 
With Christmas only a week away, we 
welcome in the holiday season with the 
Theater Guild On The Air presentation of 
Dickens' David Cooperfield This broad- 
cast, from December 24, 1950 stars 
Boris Karloff. Flora Robson. Cyril 
Ritchard and Richard Burton. Plus 



another hour of entertainment too 
special and thrilling to even hint at here! 
Tune in and be surprised - 1 know I will! 
Produced by Max Schmid. 

12:30 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 :00 THE CREATIVE UNITY 
COLLECTIVE 

3:00 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW 
AGAIN. Music with Dave Kenney. 

MONDAY December 18 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 MUSIC FROM ALL THE 
AMERICAS. Guest hosts explore the 
music of the Americas. 




Kllsabeth Welch comes to Qui There On 
Their Own. Monday, December 18th 

at 1 linn 

11:00 OUT THERE ON THEIR OWN: 
Elisabeth Welch. This New York-born 
singer once starred opposite Paul 
Robeson in the film Song of Freedom 
Now past 80. she has become newly 
celebrated for her work in cabarets both 
in London and New York. She comes to 
WBAI to talk of her life and music 
Produced and hosted by Joseph Hurley 
and engineered by Anthony Sloan. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition, with Gary Null. 

1:00 CROSSROADS. A news 

magazine on multi-cultural issues with a 
focus on Third World concerns. 

1 :30 WHERE WE LIVE, a look at issues 
of domestic struggle generally ignored 
by mainstream media. Produced by 
Sally O'Brien. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO Music and 
poetry with Rosko 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host, Lee Lowenfish - Beauty and 
the Beat , a radio stew of jazz and 



classics. Today we bid a musical 
farewell to "Autumn in New York." 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 WORLD VIEW. International 
issues with Samori Marksman. 

8:30 SEQUOYAH - NATIVE 
AMERICAN NEWS produced by Jim 
Buck. 

9:00 GET RHYTHM! Music with Pat 
Rich. 

10:00 WORLDWATCH. This Fall, a 
journalism conference examined many 
issues for the profession - Sen- 
sationalism and the War on Drugs. 
Human Rights, Censorship in the 
Media, the New Thought Police On 
Television and of course, Questioning 
Authority. The seminars were sponsored 
by the Free Press Association, and this 
program documents some of the major 
proceedings from that conference. 
Valerie Van Isler, Executive Producer. 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 UNSTUCK IN TIME. Uve radio 
with Margot Adler. 

1 :00 WALDEN'S POND. A show 
discussing animal rights, ecology, and 
spirituality. Hosted by Shelton Walden. 

3:30 ON THE ROCKS. Music with 
Roxanne. 

TUESDAY December 19 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 THIRD WORLD GALLERY. Music 
with Chico Alvarez. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1 .00 THIS WAY OUT An international 
magazine for and about the Lesbian 
and Gay community. 

1:30 FRONTLINE: MIDDLE EAST. This 
special report looks at the Palestinian 
uprising, the Intifadah, after two years - 
with live updates from Israel/Palestine. 
Produced by Phyllis Bennls. 

2:30 NOMMO Mix with Executive 
Producer, Anthony Sloan. 

3:00 NOMMO Radio with Andrew 
Byard 

4:00 NOMMO Misc. with Harold 



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4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 
with Eva Yaa Asantewaa and Jennifer 
Bernet. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 ECONONEWS. Economic and 
cultural issues with Maarten de Kadt 
and Richard Schrader. 

8:30 VISIT NEW GRIMSTON, 
ANYWAY. Another episode of the 
hilarious look at how municipal govern- 
ment is run, really. A ZPPR production. 

9:00 STOLEN MOMENTS. Jazz with 
Mahmoud Ibrahim. 

1 0:00 AN INJURY TO ALL A special in- 
depth report on the continued conflict 
between the United Mine Workers of 
America and the Pittston Coal Company 
of Virginia. Produced by Laura Flanders. 

11:00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 LATE NIGHT LIVE RADIO with 
Carletta J. Walker. 

1:00 WEAPONRY. Military affairs and 
hardware with Tom Wisker. 

3:30 PUNK AND HARDCORE. Music 
with Susan Browne. 

WEDNESDAY December 20 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

a guest host. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE: 
WOMEN IN POP. The divas of pop, 
funk, punk, rap, reggae, and other good- 
for-your-soul styles, in music, scene 
reports, and interviews. With host Vic- 
toria Starr. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 POLLUTION SOLUTIONS. In this 

documentary series, The Other 
Americas Radio presents and looks into 
the key issues affecting our environ- 
ment and efforts to save our planet. 

1 :30 THE POSITIVE MIND with Ar- 
mand DiMele. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO Music and 
poetry with Rosko. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Malika Lee Whitney. Featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, selected shorts 
at 4:45pm, Picknev Place , a program of 
storytelling at 500, and interviews at 
5:30. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 



6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 EXPLORATIONS. Science and 
peace issues with Michio Kaku. 

8:30 THE CUTTING EDGE: BLACK 
NEWS AND VIEWS. Produced by Jesse 
Keyes. 

9:00 NEW YORK COLLAGE. The 

common roots of all music originating 
in the Caribbean Islands, and all that it 
has grown into. Bring on the good 
sounds! Produced by Nancy Rodriguez. 

1 0:00 THE PERSONAL COMPUTER 
SHOW. Host, Joe King. Co-hosts, Hank 
Kee, and David Burstein. Produced in 
cooperation with the New York Amateur 
Computer Club. 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 EARTHWATCH. Live radio with 
Robert Knight. 

1 :30 CARRIER WAVE. Live radio with 
Sidney Smith. 

3:30 OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Music 
with Don Scherdin. 

THURSDAY December 21 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

9:30 SHOCKING BLUE. Music with 

Delphine Blue. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 CONSIDER THE ALTERNA- 
TIVES. The SANE Education Fund's 
documentary series focusing on peace 
and disarmament issues, ecology and 
alternatives to the continuous expansion 
of the war machine. 

1 :30 LISTENERS' ACTION ON HOME- 
LESSNESS AND HOUSING. 

2:30 ALTERNATIVA LATINA. Brings 
you up to date on the reality of Latin 
America, with interviews, commentaries, 
the news and the music of the New 
Song Movement. Produced by Boris 
Cardenas and the Alternativa Latina 
Collective. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE. 

Lee Ryan, host. Featuring the Evening 
Serial at 4:30 and Frederick GeoBold's 
Lightshow . 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 



7:30 RADIO FREE EIREANN 
SPECIAL Ireland: the year in review. 
Highlights of 1989,with a special year- 
end commentary by Mick Dewan, John 
McDonagh and folks from the Irish 
Republican Movement in Ireland. 

9:00 THE TALKING VIOLIN. An 

Odyssey through time with the violin, as 
it "sings" every style of music im- 
aginable in the hands of creators, in- 
novators and visionaries. Written and 
produced by Julie Lyonn Lieberman 
with Steve Rathe. Today, "String Bands" 
gives an overview of six decades of 
violin improvisation in string band 
music, from the 20s to the present. 

10:00 AFRIKALEIDOSCOPE with 
Elombe Brath. 

11:00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 LATE NIGHT LIVE RADIO with 
Citizen Kafka. 

1 :00 PRIMARY SOURCES. Uve radio 
with interim host, Bob Fass. 

3:30 LIVE AIR - or is it Dead Air? 
Anyway, music and live stuff with 
partners in crime David Nolan and Doug 
Cheesman. 

FRIDAY December 22 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:35 STORMY MONDAY. Music with 
Carletta Joy Walker. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition issues with Gary Null. 

1:00 SOUTH AFRICA NOW: THE 
RADIO EDITION. A radio 
newsmagazine on the events in 
Southern Africa, delving into the story 
behind the reports coming from South 
Africa and the Frontline states. This pro- 
gram defies the media ban/censorship 
imposed by the Apartheid regime. 
Produced by Globalvision Television 
and adapted for radio by Sally O'Brien 
and Zenzile Khoisan. 

1 :30 HEALTHSTYLES. Reproductive 
Rights and the Courts. Are there situa- 
tions where a woman should be 
charged with murder if she miscarries? 
Should substance addicted mothers be 
charged with child abuse if their new- 
born tests positive for drugs? These are 
some of the issues that have entered 
the courtroom and will be discussed live 
by experts in the field. Produced by 
Diana Mason of WBAI's Nursing and 
Health Resources Network. 

2:30 UNDERCURRENTS COVERAGE 

with the WBAI Undercurrents team - 
Dennis Bernstein, Robert Knight, and 
Jessica Jiji. 



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3:30 FRIDAY AFTERNOON with 

Dennis Bernstein. The politics and 
poetry of struggle. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host Joseph Hurley, featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, and The Screen- 
ing Room at 5:30 with Paul Wunder and 
Joseph Hurley reviewing and discussing 
the latest films. 

«:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 DATELINE NICARAGUA. The 

story behind the headlines - news and 
features direct from Managua. 
Produced by Julie Light 

7:00 AIDS IN FOCUS, a weekly 
magazine on the politics and culture of 
the AIDS pandemic, produced by 
Michael Alcalay. 

7:15 FEARFUL SYMMETRY with Leo 
Cawley. 

8:00 WORKING TITLE. Readings 
produced by Alma Avila. 

8:30 A MOVEABLE FEAST.Tonight, 
Claribel AJegria reads poems from 
Rowers Fro m the Volcano and an ex- 
cerpt from her novel, Ashes of Izalco 
and talks about the rebel struggle in El 
Salvador. 

9:00 HOME FRIES. Uve radio, 
comedy, music and call-ins with Fred 
Herschkowitz. 

10:30 BLACK ROCK COALITION 

12:00 NIGHTFLYTE. Music with Chet 
Jackson. 

3:00 MUSIC FROM THE CENTER OF 
THE EARTH with hosts Bill Wells and 
Gary Olson. 

SATURDAY December 23 

5:00 HOUR OF THE WOLF. Science 
fiction, fantasy, enchantment, and the 
imagination. Live radio with Jim Freund. 
And this morning, The Council of Flrond 

7:00 AS I PLEASE. "... for none of us 
can ever express the exact measure of 
his needs or thoughts or his sorrows; 
and human speech is like a cracked ket- 
tle on which we tap crude rhythms for 
bears to dance to, while we long to 
make music that will melt the stars." 

8:30 ANY SATURDAY. Uve radio with 
David Rothenberg. 

10:30 LUNCHPAIL Uve radio with Paul 
Gorman. 

12:30 PIPER IN THE MEADOW STRAY- 
ING. Folk music with Edward Haber. 

2:00 COUNTRY MUSIC ALTERNA- 
TIVES. Bluegrass and traditional music 
with Tom Tortorella 

3:30 UNSUNG HEROES. Music with 
Jordyn Tyson. 




The Mandela Wall in Northern Ireland - listen to The Black and Irish Communing in 
the 1990s. Tuesday, December 26th at 7:30pm. 



4:30 JAZZ SAMPLER with Bill Farrar. 

6:00 HEAR AND NOW. New music 
with Cynthia Bell and Julie Ueberman. 

7:00 HOUSING NOTEBOOK with 

members of the Metropolitan Council 
on Housing. 

8:00 WORLD DANCE PARTY. African. 
Caribbean and Afro-Cuban music, 
produced by A) Angeloro. 

10:30 RADIO UNNAMEABLE. Uve 

radio with Bob Fass. 

1:00 CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL: 
Radio Drama and Speakout on Home- 
lessness. Anthony Sloan, the Usteners' 
Action Coalition on Homelessness and 
Housing and the Creative Unity Collec- 
tive will present a live radio drama (from 
1 -3:30am) and live speakout from Penn 
Station (from 3:30-5am) on homeless- 
ness in New York City. 

SUNDAY December 24 

5:00 SOUNDTRACK. Throughout the 
month of December, Soundtrack will be 
presenting the classic film music of 
Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975). Most of 
these recordings are being broadcast 
for the first time from CDs not available 
from local record stores This morning, 
The Trouble With Harry (1955), Vertigo 
(1958), North by Northwest (1959) and 
Mamie (1964) Produced by Paul 
Wunder. 

7.00 MARTIN SOKOLS THROUGH 
THE OPERA GLASS Regina Fiorilo 
Sokol, Executive Producer 

9:30 HERE OF A SUNDAY MORNING. 

Early music with Chris Whent 

1 1 :30 HARD WORK. Uve radio with 
Mike Feder. 

1 00 CON SABOR LATINO. Issues and 
music from the Latino community, with 



hosts Mickey Melendez and Hernando 
Alvaricci. 

5:30 LATINO JOURNAL Producer 
Santiago Nieves focuses on the issues, 
concerns, and interests of the tri-state 
area's growing Latino community. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:30 STORY READINGS. Actress Car- 
men Rivera reads from Grace Paley's 
short stories. Produced by Ana Patig, 
with artistic direction by Ben Carney. 

7:00 FROM COMPOSER TO PERFOR- 
MANCE. A documentary about William 
0. Smith, composer and jazz musician, 
as he conducts the premiere of his 
piece. Illuminated Manuscripts with the 
Sonic Ventorum Woodwind Quintet. 
Produced by Joan Rabinowitz. 

7:30 THE GAY SHOW. Christmas Eve 
in New York. Even for non-believing 
Gays and Lesbians, 'tis the season for 
longing for that infamous thing called 
Family. Join Larry, Udell, and Bob (plus 
Santa, with his favorite Chubby Chaser), 
for tonight's festive Gay magazine of the 
air. 

8:30 EMANATIONS. Uve radio with 
Bernard White. 

9:30 THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO. 

Our annual holiday treat for you -3 1/2 
hours of Christmas Classics to make the 
season bright, whether you're hanging 
up your stocking or just hanging out. 
Gather the family, warm the Wassail 
and enjoy Included will be the annual 
Grand Centr al Station Christmas story, 
Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Ufe 
from Screen Directors Playhouse, and 
five more great reasons not to slash 
your wrists, even il you're all alone. At 
least you'll have me, Max Schmid 

1 :00 BACK OF THE BOOK Bah! Let's 
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tops! Hell, maybe he's a listener. Maybe 
he's really tranced out up in that sleigh 
of his It's actually Xmas as you listen to 
this program; so if you're feeling par- 
ticularly miserable, as your host plans 
to, count on this show to counter 
"Seasonality." Just dont count too high 
or you'll fall of the edge. At least after 
today you wont have to hear all of that 
cheery crap! Free Form Live Radio, and 
Humbuggery, by R. Paul Martin. 

3:00 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW 
AGAIN. Music with Dave Kenney. 

MONDAY December 25 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL Dr. 

Leonard Lehrman, composer and WBAI 
producer, brings you a special program 
of Christmas and Hanukkah music. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition, with Gary Null. 

1:00 CROSSROADS. A news 

magazine on multi-cultural issues with a 
focus on Third World concerns. 

1:30 HUMAN RIGHTS IN AMERICA. 

Discussions, with Uoyd D'Aguilar and 
Joy James. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO Music and 
poetry with Rosko. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host, Lee Lowenfish - Beauty and 
the Beat, a radio stew of jazz and clas- 
sics. Today we celebrate jazz master 
Shorty Jackson's 90th birthday with a 
rebroadcast of our 1986 special, "I 
Knocks 'Em Dead and Then I Buries 
'Em." 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events. 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 HOUSING NOW!: THE JOURNEY 
HOME. Why is there a homeless crisis 
in America today? And why are children 
the fastest-growing segment of our 
homeless? Listen to this one-hour 
documentary including the voices of the 
homeless men and women who walked 
250 miles to Washington, DC, the Rev. 
Jesse Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Jon 
Voight and many others. A rebroadcast 
of a special produced by David Mendel- 
sohn and Andrew Phillips of WBAI's 
award-winning Listeners' Action on 
Homelessness and Housing team. 

8:30 SEQUOYAH - NATIVE 
AMERICAN NEWS produced by Jim 
Buck. 



9:00 A TASTE OF THE BLUES with 
Tom Pomposello. 

10:00 ASIAN/AMERICAN FOCUS. 

Issues, events and analysis on the New 
York Asian-American community, in a 
holiday special. Produced by Michael 
Matsumoto and others 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 UNSTUCK IN TIME. Uve radio 
with Margot Adler. 

1:00 THE MOORISH ORTHODOX 
RADIO CRUSADE. Xerox-zines, Sufism, 
and other fun for brainiacs. Live radio 
with Peter Lamborn Wilson. 

3:30 ON THE ROCKS. Music with 
Roxanne. 

TUESDAY December 26 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Rosemari Mealy. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 ALL MIXED UP. A unique pro- 
gram of audio mixes, with Peter Bochan. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1 :00 THIS WAY OUT. An international 
magazine for and about the Lesbian 
and Gay community. 

1:30 THE ALLIANCE REPORT 

produced in association with the Nation- 
al Alliance of Third World Journalists. 

2:30 NOMMO Mix with Executive 
Producer, Anthony Sloan. 

3:00 NOMMO Radio with Andrew 
Byard. 

4:00 NOMMO Misc. with Harold. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Eva Yaa Asantewaa and Jennifer 
Bernet. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 THE BLACK AND IRISH COM- 
MUNITIES IN THE 1990s. Connections, 
past and present. Historical differences 
and similarities, as well as an analysis of 
the twin struggles in contemporary 
America and the possibility of mutually 
beneficial connections in the future. 
Produced by Mick Dewan and Samori 
Marksman. 

8:30 PUBLIC RADIO BOOK SHOW. 

Tom Smith of the Writer's Institute in Al- 
bany interviews. Shay Youngblood 
about her first book. The Big Mama 
Stories- 



9:00 STOLEN MOMENTS. Jazz with 
Mahmoud Ibrahim. 

10:00 THE YEAR IN REVIEW: 1989. A 

WBAI Public Affairs Department Special 
Report: from the inauguration of George 
Bush to the disbanding of the Contras, 
from the changing face of the Eastern 
Bloc countries to independence for 
Namibia, 1989 capped a decade of 
monumental change in the World. Join 
us for this special overview of the year's 
events, including the rise of ARENA in El 
Salvador, the "war on Drugs" in Colom- 
bia and the on-going Palestinian In- 
tifadah on the West Bank and Gaza 
Strip. We also ask the pressing ques- 
tion: what can we expect in the 1990s? 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 LATE NIGHT UVE RADIO with 
Carletta J. Walker. 

1 :00 WEAPONRY. Military affairs and 
hardware with Tom Wisker. 

3:30 MONSTERS FROM THE ID. Punk 
rock from the dark side of your brain. A 
show not to be slept through, and we 
won't let you. With Ed Banger and Sue 
Real. 

WEDNESDAY December 27 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

a guest host. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE: 
WOMEN IN POP. The divas of pop, 
funk, punk, rap, reggae, and other good- 
for-your-soul styles, in music, scene 
reports, and interviews. With host 
Victoria Starr. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 POLLUTION SOLUTIONS. Tthis 
documentary series, looks into the key 
issues affecting our environment . 




Farewell to the Terrible 80s - a Building 

Bridges special decade-end review from a 

labor perspective, Thureday, December 

28lh at 7:30pm. 



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1 :30 CITY POLITICS. Discussions with 
David Mendelsohn. 

2:30 FREE FORM RADIO. Music and 
poetry with Rosko 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with Malika Lee Whitney. Featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, selected shorts 
at 4:45pm and Picknev Place, a pro- 
gram of storytelling at 5:00,. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 EXPLORATIONS. Science and 
peace issues with Michio Kaku. 

8:30 THE CUTTING EDGE: BLACK 
NEWS AND VIEWS. Produced by Jesse 
Keyes. 

9:00 NEW YORK COLLAGE. The 

common roots of all music originating 
in the Caribbean Islands, and all that it 
has grown into. Bring on the good 
sounds! Produced by Nancy Rodriguez. 

10:00 THE PERSONAL COMPUTER 
SHOW. Host, Joe King. Co-hosts, Hank 
Kee, and David Burstein. Produced in 
cooperation with the New York Amateur 
Computer Club. 

11:00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

1 1 :45 EARTHWATCH. Live radio with 
Robert Knight. 

1 :30 CARRIER WAVE. Live radio with 
Sidney Smith. 

3:30 COSMIK DEBRIS. Music from the 
Void. 

THURSDAY December 28 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 

Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

9:30 SHOCKING BLUE. Music with 
Delphine Blue. 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition with Gary Null. 

1:00 CONSIDER THE ALTERNA- 
TIVES. The SANE Education Fund's 
documentary series focusing on peace 
and disarmament issues, ecology and 
alternatives to the continuous expansion 
of the war machine. 

1:30 GRAY PANTHER REPORT with 
Lydla Bragger. 

2:30 ALTERNATIVA LATINA. Brings 
you up to date on the reality of Latin 
America, with interviews, commentaries, 
the news and the music of the New 
Song Movement Produced by Boris 
Cardenas and the Alternative Latina 
Collective. 



4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE. 

Lee Ryan, host. Featuring the Evening 
Serial at 4:30 and Frederick GeoBold's 
Liohtshow. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 UNDERCURRENTS HIGHLIGHTS 

7:00 BEHIND THE NEWS. An in-depth 
discussion of the day's events, 
produced by Samori Marksman. 

7:30 BUILDING BRIDGES SPECIAL 
REPORT. Farewell to the terrible 80s - 
the decade in review from a labor 
perspective. According to United Mine 
Workers' Union President Richard 
Trumpka, the big corporations set the 
national agenda in the 80s, but it will be 
labor's turn in the 90s. This roundtable 
discussion by veteran correspondents 
will analyze labor trends in the 80s with 
special emphasis on recent develop- 
ments, and prospects for change in the 
90s. Participants will include Ken Crowe 
from Newsday and Jane Slaughter from 
Labor Notes . Produced by Mimi Rosen- 
berg and Ken Nash. 

9:00 THE TALKING VIOLIN. An Odys- 
sey through time with the violin, as it 
"sings" every style of music imaginable 
in the hands of creators, innovators and 
visionaries. Written and produced by 
Julie Lyonn Lieberman with Steve 
Rathe. Today, New Age Strings" fea- 
tures contemporary violinists who com- 
bine technology, world music and 
improvisation to create new styles on 
the violin, with artists David Darling, 
Darol Anger and Julie Lyonn Lieberman. 

10:00 CARIBBEAN AND LATIN 
AMERICAN REPORT produced by 
Annette Walker and others. 

1 1 :00 NEWS REBROADCAST 

11:45 INVESTIGATIONS. Uve radio 
and documentary with Andrew Phillips. 

1:00 PRIMARY SOURCES. Uve radio 
with interim host, Bob Fass. 

3:30 MORNING DEW. A program 
devoted to the music of the Grateful 
Dead. Produced by Lance Neal. 

FRIDAY December 29 

6:00 THE MORNING MAGAZINE with 
Will K. Wilkins. 

8:00 UNDERCURRENTS 

8:30 THE MORNING SHOW continues 

9:30 THIRD WORLD MUSIC 
MASTERS. A special interview about 
life and music with jazz artist Carmen 
McRae. Produced by RB Isles 

12:00 NATURAL LIVING. Health and 
nutrition issues with Gary Null 

1 :00 SOUTH AFRICA NOW: THE 
RADIO EDITION. A radio 

newsmagazine on the events In 



Southern Africa, delving into the story 
behind the reports coming from South 
Africa and the Frontline states. This pro- 
gram defies the media ban/censorship 
imposed by the Apartheid regime. 
Produced by Globalvision Television 
and adapted for radio by Sally O'Brien 
and Zenzile Khoisan. 

1:30 SOUTHERN AFRICA: A 
REGIONAL ANALYSIS. A special year 
end wrap-up of events in Southern 
Africa, including the impact of Giasnost, 
political prisoners, the Namibian elec- 
tions, the role of US banks in South 
Africa, US policy in the region and 
projections for the future. Produced by 
Bernard White. 

2:30 UNDERCURRENTS COVERAGE 

with the WBAI Undercurrents team - 
Dennis Bernstein, Robert Knight, and 
Jessica Jiji. 

3:30 MEDIUM HOT. International 
affairs with an emphasis on how the 
different media present the issues 
Produced by Adele Oltman and Sheila 
Ryan. 

4:30 THE WBAI ARTS MAGAZINE 

with host Joseph Hurley, featuring the 
Evening Serial at 4:30, and The Screen- 
ing Room at 5:30 with Paul Wunder and 
Joseph Hurley reviewing and discussing 
the latest films. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:45 DATEUNE NICARAGUA The 
story behind the headlines - news and 
features direct from Managua. 
Produced by Julie Light. 

7:00 AIDS IN FOCUS, the politics and 
culture of the AIDS pandemic, produced 
by Michael Alcalay. 

7:15 FEARFUL SYMMETRY with Leo 

Cawley. 

8:00 BEHIND THE SCREENS. Movie 
matters with Delores Hayes. 

8:30 A MOVEABLE FEAST. Tonight, 
Larry Brown reads from his acclaimed 
first novel, Dirty Work , and talks about 
his experiences with Vietnam veterans 

9:00 THE BERNIE STARR SHOW. 

Rock n roll and comedy adventure. 

12:00 NIGHTFLYTE. Music with Kofi 
Pendergrass. 

3:00 MUSIC FROM THE CENTER OF 
THE EARTH with hosts Bill Wells and 
Gary Olson 

SATURDAY December M) 

5:00 HOUR OF THE WOLF. Science 
fiction, fantasy, enchantment, and the 
imagination. Live radio with Jim Freund 
This morning, Jim celebrates the end of 
a decade and his birthday with a merry 
crew: Steeleye Span, Jethro Tull, Renais- 
sance and other Celtic rockers. 



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7:00 AS I PLEASE. "... for none of us 
can ever express the exact measure of 
his needs or thoughts or his sorrows; 
and human speech is like a cracked ket- 
tle on which we tap crude rhythms for 
bears to dance to, while we long to 
make music that will melt the stars." 

8:30 ANY SATURDAY. Live radio with 
David Rothenberg. 

10:30 LUNCHPAIL Uve radio with Paul 
Gorman. 

12:30 PIPER IN THE MEADOW STRAY- 
ING. Folk music with Edward Haber. 

2:00 COUNTRY MUSIC ALTERNA- 
TIVES. Bluegrass and traditional music 
with Tom Tortorella. 

3:30 SLIPKNOTI Music with Spyder. 

4:30 JAZZ SAMPLER with Bill Farrar. 

6:00 HEAR AND NOW. New music 
with Cynthia Bell and Julie Lyonn 
Lieberman. 

7:00 HOUSING NOTEBOOK. 

8:00 WORLD DANCE PARTY. African, 
Caribbean and Afro-Cuban music, 
produced by Al Angeloro. 

10:30 RADIO UNNAMEABLE. Live 
radio with Bob Fass. 

1 :00 LABBRISH. Uve radio with Habte 
Selassie. 

SUNDAY December 31 

5:00 SOUNDTRACK. Throughout the 
month of December, Soundtrack will be 
presenting the classic film music of 
Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975). Most of 
these recordings are being broadcast 
for the first time from CDs not available 
from local record stores. This morning, 
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958), 
The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960), 
Mysterious Island (1961) and Jason and 
the Argonauts (1963). Produced by Paul 
Wunder. 

7:00 MARTIN SOKOL'S THROUGH 
THE OPERA GLASS. Regina Fiorito 
Sokol, Executive Producer. 

9:30 HERE OF A SUNDAY MORNING. 

Early music with Chris Whent. 

1 1 :30 HARD WORK. Uve radio with 
Mike Feder. 

1 :00 CON SABOR LATINO. Issues and 
music from the Latino community, with 
hosts Mickey Melendez and Hernando 
Alvaricci. 

5:30 LATINO JOURNAL Producer 
Santiago Nieves focuses on the issues, 
concerns, and interests of the tri-state 
area's growing Latino community. 

6:00 THE WBAI EVENING NEWS 

6:30 STORY READINGS. Actress Tobi 
Kanter reads the short stories of Flan- 



nery O'Connor in the special new WBAI 
series. Produced by Ana Patig, with 
artistic direction by Ben Carney. 

7:00 FROM COMPOSER TO 
PERFORMANCE. Continuing our new 
music series - a documentary about the 
Japanese-American composer Paul 
Chihara and the Almont Chamber En- 
semble performing his work Serenade . 
Produced by Joan Rabinowitz. 

7:30 OUTLOOKS: THE GAY AND 
LESBIAN COMMUNITY ON THE AIR. 

New definitions for our communities in 
the 90s. Produced by the Gay and Les- 
bian Independent Broadcasters 
(G.L.I.B.). 

8:30 EMANATIONS. Uve radio with 
Bernard White. 

9:00 SHORTCUTS THROUGH THE 
80s: The Decade It All Broke Down. As 

we end the 1990s, producer Peter 
Bochan takes us through the Reagan 
era, Bhopal, earthquakes, hurricanes, 
elections, Chernobyl, South Africa, 
Contragate, the assassination of John 
Lennon, attempts on the Pope and 
Reagan, Nicaragua, Tiananmen Square, 
the Rainbow Coalition and Jesses Jack- 
son, and much, much more. 

12:00 THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO. 

Vintage radio with Max Schmid. 

1:00 THE CREATIVE UNITY 
COLLECTIVE 

3:00 EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW 
AGAIN. Music with Dave Kenney. 



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Photo Credits: 

Jon Faddis (page 3): Hans Neleman 

Emile DeAnlonio (page 3): Bill & 
Gewn Sloan 

Aldous Huxley (page 8:) Estate of 
George Piatt Lynes courtesy of Linda 
Hyman Fine Arts 

Housing Now! March (November Folio 
page 10): Mike Camber/Impact Visuals 

Crafts Fair logo: Gilbert Lesser 



The December meeting of the Local Board of 
Directors of WBAI will be held on December 
16th al 2pm al Ferris Booth Hall, 1 15th Street 
and Broadway, NYC. If there is any change in 
meeting time or location, it will be announced 
frequently on the air. 

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THE 1989 AUTHOR'S TABLE 

RETURNS TO THE 18th ANNUAL 

WBAI HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR 

SMALL PRESS BOOKS, 

CALENDARS, POST CARDS AND 

APPOINTMENT BOOKS 

A FREE book with your subscription renewal 
at the WBAI Author's Table 

If you're already a subscriber, you'l receive a 

10% discount on any selection from over 100 

book titles 

WBAI radio personalites/authors Gary Null, 
Mike Feder, Michio Kaku and Bill Tabb will be 
present to autograph books and take your 
pledges • 

THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS IS 

ALIVE AND WELL A T THE WBAI 

AUTHORS TABLE 



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THE 18th ANNUAL WBAI 
HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR 

The oldest, largest (not to mention most exciting,) winter crafts 
marketplace in America will be taking place during the three 
weekends immediately prior to Christmas (Friday through Sun- 
day, December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. The Fair will be taking place 
at Columbia University's Ferris Booth Hall, located at 115th 
Street and Broadway in Manhattan, and is open to the public 
on Fridays from 5 to 9pm, and from Ham to 6pm on Saturdays 
and Sundays. Over 325 craftspersons from around the country 
will display and sell their own handmade work over the three 
weeks, and there will be assorted homemade (delicious) foods, 
deserts and refreshments available. Live entertainment will be 
featured daily, as well. 

Listen to our special programs on the Fair on The WBAI Arts 
Magazine, 12/4,5, 6, 7 and 8 at 5:50pm and 12/1,6,8, 13 and 15 at 
9:30am. 

SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!! 











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