Mbanna Kantako speaks about the creation of WTRA (Tenants' Rights Association), the first micropower radio station in the U.S., the evolution of his political consciousness, and with that evolution, the transition of the station from WTRA to Black Liberation Radio, to African Liberation Radio to, finally, Human Rights Radio. Recorded at the University of Illinois on Feb. 19th, 1998.
This talk was originally posted to radio4all in 1998 at the following URL: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/809
However, the links to the original sound files are broken. Moreover, before the links broke, the second segment (filename 0524blr2a.mp3) was corrupted so that there were dropouts making the segment unlistenable.
The version posted here was edited from the originally posted files to reduce noise and edited so the whole program would fit onto an 80 min CD (from back when people listened to such media :) . Several minutes were trimmed out from the original posted files to make the program fit. I have posted the third segment of the originally posted files, whose last 14 minutes are the last portion of the talk.
As of the date of this posting, the files previously accessible via radio4all can be found at http://www.mmnt.net/db/0/1/ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/multimedia/radio4all/radio/, (filenames 0524blr1.mp3, 0524blr2a.mp3, and 0524blr3.mp3) but again, the second segment is corrupted to the point of unlistenability due to gaps in the audio. If anyone has an archived version of the original it would appreciated if s/he would repost it.
Original Contributor: Richard Edmondson
Originally Uploaded by: Annie Voice firstname.lastname@example.org
Repost and editing to fit on a CD: Dave Adelson