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you can find all news and commentary audio produced by Mbanna Kantako
and the rest of the Human Rights Information Network. These include both
pre-produced shows as well as recordings of events that have taken place
throughout the Network's history.
From the archives of Human
Rights Radio - the Kantakos tape just about everything!
The Human Rights Patrol
Half-hour discussion and interview programs covering
a variety of topics, most of them focused on issues of interest to Africans
in America. The Human Rights Patrol also provides regular updates on the
Network's "dance with the FCC."
Human Rights Radio Archives
Collection of MP3s capturing the some events that have occurred in the pioneering
microradio station's history.
HRR-Decatur Visited By FCC
(MP3, 5:55, 2.1 MB)
online in RealAudio
On August 27, 2001, FCC Enforcement Agent Will Grey paid a visit to
Human Rights Radio-Decatur, and got into an interesting discussion with
the station operator, Lavell Johnson. For just a few seconds, it seemed
that Agent Grey was beginning to "get it"...
The Federal Raid on Human Rights Radio
(MP3, 36:00, 16.7 MB)
On September 29, 2000, FCC agents and Federal Marshals raided Mbanna Kantako's
home in Springfield, IL and confiscated all of Human Rights Radio's equipment.
Fortunately, Mbanna had a tape recorder handy, and captured the entire
encounter. Courtesy of Radio4All.net
- uploaded by Paul Riismandel of mediageek.net.
Rockin' the Boat - Human Rights Radio Raided
(Part 1 - MP3, 14:31, 5.8 MB)
(Part 2 - MP3, 13:36, 5.4 MB)
This is an excerpt from V-Man's
excellent news program on Freak
Radio Santa Cruz. He interviewed Mbanna the day after the federal
raid in September, 2000, and they discuss the station's long history and
the conditions that led up to this bust. Courtesy of Radio4All.net.
From WTRA to Human Rights Radio
(Part 1 - MP3, 27:35, 9.5 MB)
(Part 2 - MP3, 28:30, 9.8 MB)
(Part 3 - MP3, 38:56, 13.4 MB)
Mbanna Kantako is usually a very quiet man who doesn't make a lot of public
appearances. These recordings are from a rare presentation he made at
the University of Illinois-Springfield campus on February 19, 1998. During
this 90-minute talk, Kantako chronicles the more than a decade of micropower
broadcasting he's been doing, and why it's necessary that more people
take to the airwaves. Courtesy of Radio4All.net.