September 17, 2004

Knoxville Pirate Busted, and Pete TriDish on the future of LPFM

We hear from a volunteer from Knoxville First Amendment Radio, just shut down by the FCC, and hear part of an interview with Pete TriDish, of the Prometheus Radio Project. Pete discusses the future of low-power FM radio and pending legislation that would expand the service.

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September 10, 2004

ACLU and Local Groups Support Champaign Man Charged with Eavesdropping Police

On Friday, Sept. 10, the IL ACLU and other local groups held a press conference in support of Martel Miller, who has been charged with felony eavesdropping for videotaping police performing duties in public. The groups also called for dismissal of the charges.

On this edition of the show, we play excerpts of the press conference and talk with Nicole Lamers, who works with VEYA, the group that Miller cofounded to educate local youth and advocate for change, especially with regard to police conduct.

Posted by paul at 10:59 PM

September 03, 2004

RNC Wrap-Up

We take a look back at the week of protests and coverage of the just completed Republican National Convention in New York City. We talk with Sarah of, an on-line radio station that participated in the A-Noise Collective to coordinate wall-to-wall coverage of what was going on in the streets of NYC, especially police treatment of peaceful protestors.

We also hear from Colleen Cook, an Urbana-Champaign IMC reporter who was rounded up by NY police and detained at Pier 57, a converted bus depot, for nearly two days.

Posted by paul at 11:08 PM