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Photo Gallery NAB Meets Media Democracy - Index

The Sounds of San Francisco, 9/20-23, 2000:
Media Democracy Marches On

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RA Larry Shaw and the Kings of Slow: "Who Owns Your Dial?"

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Local artists Larry Shaw and the Kings of Slow wrote this song just a couple of days before they played it live for all to hear.

RA Jello Biafra: The NAB

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Jello's built quite a spoken-word career for himself since the Dead Kennedys broke up, and this is a good example why. These words prompted the showdown at the Hilton.

RA Post-performance Jello

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After his performance rant, I cornered him and asked him for his thoughts about the future of pirate radio...

RA Company of Prophets: Concert Set

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Rap is poetry just dancing to a different drummer. 

This duo lit up the night with some killer beats and conscious lyrics. Feel the power while you fight it.

RA Stephen Dunifer: Micropower Council of War Demands

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Free Radio Berkeley founder Stephen Dunifer reads the list of demands from the latest Micropower Council of War meeting.

RA Dunifer: Advice for New Broadcasters

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Dunifer advocates going to one-off broadcasting to spread the word - if you're worried about attracting attention, just hit and run!

RA Dunifer: The Future of Free Radio

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The FCC can pat itself on the back for creating low power radio, but Dunifer could care less.

RA Margot Pepper: Ode to Corporate Media

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A powerful reading by local poet Margot Pepper at the Saturday pre-march rally.

RA Howard Sternum

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If only the real Howard was this funny - and this truthful - in the real world...

RA Patricia Ireland on Pirate Radio

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The NOW Foundation President has some words of encouragement for free radio activists...

RA Lockdown Status Report

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Still encased in Cryptonite, but the buzzaw is on its way..

RA Steve Randall: They're YOUR Airwaves!

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FAIR Senior Analyst was one of those arrested for protesting on Friday, 9/22 - he was charged with "jaywalking."

RA Steve Rendall: Free Media is a Human Right

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If it's good enough for the rest of the world...

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