[Wpfw-lsb] Re: [WPFW-prog] WHY?
Katea Denise Stitt
anyanwu at igc.org
Fri Sep 17 05:40:22 PDT 2004
Good Morning All -
As Chair of the Programming Committee, I agree w/ Ron that our committee should make a
recommendation on the special program. Having said that, I don't see any problem with
this special program going forward, given that Ray has stated he is not running for
re-election and that this issue is a burning one. Further, Ray is extremely qualified
to produce this program given his contacts in and experience with the criminal justice
I will put this issue on the agenda for September 23. I hope it can be resolved by the
committee and the LSB in time for the program to be aired before the elections.
Have a beautiful day.
AltExp at aol.com wrote:
> Friends, the program that I produced focusing on the disenfranchisement of
> formerly incarcerated people, and voting, due to air on 9/23/04, has been
> postponed by Ron.
> Because of concerns raised with him, and with me, by some LSB members
> regarding me doing this special, Ron feels that the Program Committee should make a
> recommendation. I support that. Below are my concerns.
> I can't understand why I am viewed, by some, differently than other LSB
> members who have hosted and or produced a special program, what's the difference?
> I want to produce this particular special because, during this election
> season, there are 4.7 million disenfranchised formerly incarcerated people who
> cannot vote, and 1.8 million are African Americans. Also I believe a program
> encouraging the community to vote, and to support formerly incarcerated people
> in our struggle to have barriers to employment, housing, federal education
> grants or loans, and most social services, removed is needed. The program is
> informative, and motivating. And last, but not least, I'm a formerly
> incarcerated person and feel that we should be able to speak for ourselves.
> The work to develop the program has been going well. The formatting of the
> program is nearly complete, guests have been confirmed, and I began to feel
> that I would like to do a criminal justice issues program again. I shared this
> feeling with many people; LSB members and others.
> Now, because of my remarks there are two opinions that have surfaced among
> LSB members
> One, is that whenever I make application to develop a program for airing on
> WPFW, my having hosted this special, will give me an unfair advantage among
> others to be selected.
> Why me, and not other who have hosted and or produced specials?
> Why has these opinions not been stated before?
> Is it because I have stated publicly that I would like to produce such a
> program, and intend to make application to WPFW at some point in time?
> Does that statement and my desire make me ineligible to do this special?
> Would management be showing favoritism by allowing me to do this special? If
> so, please explain.
> Two, is a motion that has been adopted that prevents any LSB member on the
> Program Committee or the MASC from having a program on the station until they
> have been off the LSB for, I believe, 6 months.
> I am on both committees
> So therefore, the thinking is, it would be unethical, and against an LSB
> resolution, in addition to giving me an unfair advantage when I make application
> for a program slot.
> I don't have a program.
> I have not submitted a proposal for a program to management.
> And, according to the LSB resolution I cannot submit a program proposal
> until I have been off the board for six months.
> So what's the deal? Is the resistance to me producing this program because
> of my stated desire to develop a program for a regular time slot at some point
> in the future?
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