Largest Minority Radio Show: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TONIGHT! The Largest Minority Radio Show is on the air at 9 PM on WBAI 99.5 FM New York, and streaming online at http://www.wbai.org

Join us as we remember the late editor, publisher, author, and activist extraordinaire, Lucy Gwin. We’ll hear about the upcoming Reelabilities: New Jersey Disabilities Film Festival, and related events. We will also talk about what’s next in emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, following the lawsuit that was brought against NYC via Disability Rights Advocates. We’ll also be joined by comedian Steve Way, who will tell us all about an upcoming comedy club showcase (and maybe how he uses his ventilator as a prop). All this and more tonight, with your co-hosts Brendan Costello, T.K. Small, and Alejandra Ospina. Don’t miss it! (But if you do, it will be archived on our website,http://www.largestminority.org)

Largest Minority Radio Show: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (Archive Available)

On this week’s show, author Ben Mattlin joined us us to talk about his recent NY Times op/ed discussing Justin Bieber being photographed in a wheelchair: When Wheelchairs Are Cool

Musician/Songwriter Rachelle Garniez

Musician/Songwriter Rachelle Garniez

Writer Ben Mattlin

Writer Ben Mattlin

Multitalented musician and songwriter Rachelle Garniez was in the studio to talk about her work, and why she wrote a song dedicated to Jean Claude van Damme (hint: it’s not because she has a lot of relatives in Brussells).

Tune in at 9 PM Eastern, on 99.5 FM in New York, http://www.WBAI.org/ on the web, and at http://www.LargestMinority.org/ to hear the archives after the show!

 We have uploaded the audio archive here (transcripts as available, feel free get in touch if you can help):

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Largest Minority Radio Show: July 9, 2014 (Archive Available)

In the WBAI studio at City College, co-host T.K. Small, guest Debra Tupe, producer Max, co-host Brendan Costello (not pictured: co-host Alejandra Ospina)

In the WBAI studio at City College, co-host T.K. Small, guest Debra Tupe, producer Max, co-host Brendan Costello (not pictured: co-host Alejandra Ospina). See more photos from this show on our Facebook page.

 

On tonight’s show, we’ll hear from Leroy Moore and Krip Hop Nation World-Wide, as they start a series of shows on the West Coast this week. Joining us in that interview is THE LADY MJ (warrior!), a new talent from the UK. We’ll also be speaking with Debra Tupe, of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital’s Neurological Institute and Global Health Partners, to offer a perspective on working with people with disabilities in other countries. And we’ll hear from Bruce Darling, President and CEO of the Center for Disability Rights among others, PLUS a roundup of headlines and discussion with your hosts, Alejandra Ospina, Brendan Costello, and T.K. Small. Tune in tonight at 9 PM Eastern, on 99.5 FM in New York, http://www.WBAI.org/ on the web, and at http://www.LargestMinority.org/ to hear the archives after the show!

We have uploaded the audio archive here (transcripts as available, feel free get in touch if you can help):

Largest Minority Radio Show: June 25, 2014 (Archive Available)

On this show, we will highlight this week’s “Getting It Right” conference from Portlight Strategies.   As regular listeners know, their focus is on disaster preparedness and access to relief and other resources for people with disabilities. The conference will be in Weehauken, NJ, on Thursday and Friday, June 26-27th (conference materials are now available on the site).

Tonight’s show also features T.K. Small interviewing disability rights activist Lex Frieden, talking about getting disability issues and inclusion into the recent commemoration of civil rights at the LBJ Library.  Lex mentioned this site: Independent Living Research Utilization

Tune in to The Largest Minority on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York (starting at 9:00pm), and wbai.org all around the web.

Due to technical difficulties, live streaming was difficult to access on the WBAI website. We have uploaded the audio archive here:

Largest Minority Radio Show: April 23, 2014 (Archive Available)

TONIGHT! On tonight’s show, we’ll get a healthy dose of crip culture as we talk to author and activist Mike Ervin about the Access Project at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, which includes a theater writing workshop and the monthly “Crip Slam” event, which this month featured excerpts and performers from the show “Sins Invalid“, which will be featured in a documentary. We will also touch base with Portlight Strategies about ongoing emergency relief efforts for people with disabilities and the second annual “Getting It Right” conference which will take place in New Jersey June 26-27. This and more on tonight’s Largest Minority Radio Show, on the air at 9 PM Eastern time on WBAI 99.5 FM New York, and streaming live (and archived) at http://www.wbai.org Tune in!

Due to technical difficulties, live streaming was not available on the WBAI website. We have uploaded the audio archive here:

Transcript not yet available (volunteers welcome)!

 

Co-hosts Alejandra Ospina, T.K. Small, and Brendan Costello in the studio on 4/23/14... getting the band back together.

Co-hosts Alejandra Ospina, T.K. Small, and Brendan Costello in the studio on 4/23/14… getting the band back together.

Largest Minority Radio Show: February 12, 2014

TONIGHT: We’re on again for WBAI’s February Fund Drive. As with the rest of February, we’ll be on every Wednesday at 9:30 PM  on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, and streaming online at WBAI.org for a “special” (no, not that kind of “special”) half hour show. This week, we’ll be speaking with George Gallego of Wheels of Progress, talking about their excellent work helping people with disabilities get out of nursing homes and have more fulfilling and productive lives in a community setting.

Tune in, and please do what you can to support WBAI —  you can make a one-time donation for our show, or you can become a “BAI Buddy” where you set up regular, small monthly payments to support the station– thanks!

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Largest Minority Radio Show: January 22, 2014

It’s January 22, 2014, and if you are in the NYC listening area, you know that we are in the midst of a wintry nightmare, with lots of snow and slush, and bitter cold temperatures. Even if you are not living with a disability that affects your mobility, you are surely aware that the weather has made it far more difficult to navigate the city. So we had to cancel our plan for tonight’s show, and we will bring those guests and topics to you in a future broadcast.

Tonight, we are going to revisit two shows from 2013 that combine social justice issues with some music, which will hopefully brighten your evening a bit. We’ll hear from Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, and some tracks from Richie Havens! But since this is the week when we commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we thought we would share some thoughts written by Alice Wong at a great new website called Bknation.org — the link is below and my co-host and producer T.K. Small suggested we read it to you tonight.

Disability Justice and Social Justice: Entwined Histories and Futures

Listen live  at 9PM EST on WBAI 99.5 FM, or streaming online at WBAI.org

Watch this space for audio archives…

 

Largest Minority Radio Show: January 8, 2014 (archive available)

We are back tonight with our first program of the new year!

Tune in tonight at 9 PM EST live on WBAI 99.5 FM in NYC, or from anywhere online at WBAI.org

UPDATE: The program is also archived for later listening, so feel free to listen below (transcripts as available):

We’ll be talking quite a bit about issues that will matter  in 2014, including the new mayoral administration in New York City, and how people with disabilities will be impacted.  We also talk about our new website!  Our guests include Stephen Charles (incoming president of the 504 North Star Democratic Club), Martin Baez (liaison to Rep. Charles Rangel and 9th District NYC Council Member Inez Dickens), Edith Prentiss (president of the 504 Democratic Club), Michael Harris (host of “Live From City Hall” on WVOX Radio) and more… and you’ll hear from co-hosts and contributors such as T.K. Small and Brendan Costello!