About The Show

The Vantage Point Radio Show is a weekly current affairs program hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Distinguished Lecturer emeritus at York College City University of New York. The show is broadcast each Monday from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Pacifica Radio WBAI (99.5 FM) in collaboration with York College Radio.

The program covers a wide range of social, political, economic and cultural topics featuring interviews and discussions with a diversity of civil and human rights leaders, scholars, activists and community organizers. Feedback and show suggestions can be emailed to info@ibw21.org

Recent Shows

Tribute to Don Rojas on January 14th Edition of Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

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Focus: A Tribute to Don Rojas. Guests: Herb Boyd (Author, Columnist, Amsterdam News, Harlem, NY), Atty. Nkechi Taifa (Consultant, Human Rights Advocate, Washington, D.C.), Carlotta Scott (Former Legislative Assistant, Cong.Ronald V. Dellums, Washington, D.C.) and Rick Adams (Chair., Board of Directors, Institute of the Black World, Pittsburgh, PA)

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December 31st Edition of Vantage Point Radio

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Topics: Emancipation Day in Black America • Significance of Haitian Independence Day to the Pan African World • The Door of Return to Africa 2019 Initiative. Guests:
Dr. Linda Michelle Baron (Author, Former Chairperson. Department of Education, York College/CUNY, New York), Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste (Founder, Haitian Congress to Fortify Haiti, Chicago, IL) and Rev. Dennis Dillon (Senior Pastor, The Rise Center, Brooklyn, NY).

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December 24th Pre-Kwanzaa Edition of Vantage Point

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December 24th Pre-Kwanzaa Edition of Vantage Point Topics Information and Perspectives on Kwanzaa Guests Dr. Segun Shabaka Assemblyman Charles Barron Ways to listen Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels, AKA “The Professor” — Monday’s 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Live (Radio) — WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York Livestream (Online) — Click Here Monday’s 3PM-5PM or visit WBAI.org Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point Radio at ibw21.org About the show The Vantage…

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Pan Africanism, Marijuana Policy, Gentrification — December 3rd Edition of Vantage Point Radio

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Topics: The 60th Anniversary of the All African People’s Conference, Ghana • The Marijuana Justice, Equity and Reinvestment Conference • Anti-Gentrification Campaign in Atlanta. Guests: Mwalimu K-Q Amsata (Coord., North American Pan African Federalist Congress, Flagler, FL), Kassandra Frederique (State Policy Director, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY) and Kamau Franklin (Founder, Community Movement Builders, Atlanta, GA)

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Nov 26th Edition of Vantage Point Radio: Slave Conditions In Sugar Land, A Social Contract for Working People

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Topics: Slave Conditions In Sugar Land: The Modern Convict Lease System • A New Social Contract for Jobs and Working People • Preview of New York African Diaspora International Film Festival. Guests: Cathy Albisa (Exec.Dir., National Economic and Social Justice Initiative, New York, NY), Atty. Darryl Scott (Social Justice Advocate, Houston, TX) and Maurice Carney (Exec. Dir., Friends of the Congo, Washington, D.C.)

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Nov 19th Edition of Vantage Point Radio: Can the Working Families Party Be the Third Force in American Politics?

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Topics: Protecting the Financial Health of New York Consumers • “The Adultrification of Black Youth in the Criminal Justice System” • Can the Working Families Party Become the Third Force in American Politics. Guests: Lorelei Salas (New York Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, New York, NY) and Jeree Thomas (Policy Director, The Campaign for Youth Justice, Washington, D.C.)

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November 12th Vantage Point: Connecting The Diaspora to Africa and Impact of the Mid-Term Elections

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Topics: Connecting the Diaspora to Africa • The Impact of the Mid-Term Elections on Blacks and the Progressive Movement. Guests:
H.E. Arikana Chihombori-Quao (African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Washington, D.C.), Bill Fletcher (Labor and Social Justice Activist, Washington, D.C.) and Maurice Mitchell (National Director, Working Families Party, New York, NY)

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Blue Wave or Red Tide: Vantage Point Pre-Election Special — Dr. Ron Daniels

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TOPICS: Defining the Black Agenda in the Post Obama Era • Suppressing the Black Vote • The Midterm Elections: Blue Wave or Red Tide. GUESTS: Dr. Elsie Scott, Interim President, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc, Washington, D.C. • Atty. Barbara Arnwine, President/Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition, Washington, D.C. • Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President, Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA • Bill Fletcher, Labor and Social Justice Activist, Washington, D.C.

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