Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Another PNB detour....


As they push the paid-for unsent "thank you gifts" aside and gear up for yet another fund raiser, the never alert National Board was ever so surprised to find itself drowning in relevant issues, so they scheduled a July 6 meeting "devoted exclusively to fund raising issues."

They met, they talked, they made points of order, they balked when Bill Crosier gently suggested that they focus on the scheduled topic. That idea was most irregular, they thought, so blocker-in-chief Cerene suggested that it be put aside for another time. Croisier reminded the manipulating majority that time was of the essence as fundraisers were fast approaching. The majority turned to the last page of their well-worn manual and suggested that this called for an "executive session."

Nothing positive having been accomplished, the phones were killed and the private session started, now allegedly to center on "personnel matters."

We don't know what happened after that, but here's what PNB Secretary Janet Kobren reported on the following day:


On July 7, 2016 the Pacifica National Board met in Executive session to discuss personnel matters, and didn't get to any of them. Submitted by Janet Kobren, PNB Secretary

Was that a flush we heard in the background?

14 comments:

  1. You have to wonder if anyone ever unknowingly records these executive sessions. I know I would.

    SDL

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  2. There was talk about coordinating fundraisers between stations especially those that share programming. That would seem to make sense. I think the problem is the fundraising is so monotonous and so long. If the fundraising sounded a little less like an 'appeal' and more like 'special programming', it could attract more listeners. That is why I support convention coverage. It would be different, attract a lot of interest and be a great way to do fundraising.

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  3. Artsy Fartsy Show taking phone calls? The audio sounds like it's coming through a tunnel, so I am guessing Skype or a cell phone hook-up.

    SDL

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  4. That is Cerene's MO - plus she has a small battalion of followers or thugs that will challenge you if you challenge her. When Bernard White was in charge, he employed a small army of thugs to keep the peace and keep him safe. Cerene does the same. The station can go to Hell!

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  5. Very brief off-topic quiz:

    Today's edition of LETTER"S AND POLITICS was cancelled for a special program.
    The topic of the special program was:
    1. The danger's of genetically modified organisms.
    2. The threat of nuclear war because of NATO encirclement of Russia.
    3. Implications for all life of plastics and glyphosate in oceans, rivers, and lakes.
    4. Chernobyl, Fukushima and the future of the human race.
    5. Black Lives Matter Movement.


    TPM

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    1. Chris will forward me the names of the first five people who answer correctly.
      I will send each person a pint bottle of double helix iced tea.

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    2. It figures. In my opinion, "Letters and Politics" is the only show that WBAI carries that ever has any intellectual content or intelligent conversation.

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    3. Kind of like Sesame Street when I was a kid and the one of these pictures is not like the other song.

      SDL

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    4. Make it Long Island double helix iced tea and I'll take it!

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    5. You're on, Justine!

      TPM

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  6. If you can stomach 20 minutes, there is a highlights reel from the PNB July 7th meeting - open session. I apologize for falling down on the instant reporting, but occasionally real life intervenes. There will be a full summary after tomorrow's extravaganza.

    https://soundcloud.com/tracy-rosenberg/pnb-meeting-6-17-16-highlights-reel

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  7. What is number 5 , black lives matter movement Alex.
    And i don't believe that was a special program , She was
    filling in for Mitch Jessirich . 99.5 percent sure.

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  8. Seems like Linda Perry's "news" is drifting back into a commentary on all things black.

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  9. Upcoming shows on WBAI:
    Michio Kaku: Black Holes Matter: Would Kathy Davis Fit?
    Off the Hook: When Black Phones Mattered (and was all AT&T would give you)

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