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

Power Packed Agenda for Premier Edition of Vantage Point in Drive Time

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Topics: The Legacy of Elombe Brath • Fighting for Justice in the Case of Anton Rose, Jr. • Impact of the the “Trump” Supreme Court. Guests: Herb Boyd (Editor, Elombe Brath, Selected Writings and Essays, New York, NY), Bernard White (The Forward, Elombe Brath, Selected Writings and Essays, New York, NY), Jasiri X (Founder/Creative Director, One Hood Media Center, Pittsburgh, PA), Dr. Julianne Malveaux (Author, Political Economist, Educator, Washington, D.C.)

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“Elections Matter” Part 2, Political Empowerment in Ferguson , Gun Violence in New York – Vantage Point

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Focus: “Elections Matter” Revisited, Part 2. • Update on Political Empowerment in Ferguson. • Addressing Gun Violence in New York. Guests: Mark Thompson (Host, Make It Plain, SIRIUSXM Progress 127, New York, NY), Melanie Randels (Political Activist, Ferguson, MO), Pastor Gil Monrose (67th Clergy Council, “The GOD SQUAD,” Flatbush, NY)

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Remembering Lumuma, “Elections Matter Revisited – July 2nd Edition of Vantage Point

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TopIcs: Remembering Patrice Lumumba, “Elections Matter” Revisited. Guests: Maurice Carney (Friends of the Congo, Washington, D.C.), Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Commentator, Publisher, The Hutchinson Report, Los Angeles, CA) and Bill Fletcher (Author, Commentator, Labor/Social Justice Activist, Washington, D.C.).

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Special Features on the June 25th Edition of Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

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Topics: Background, Vision, Mission of York College/CUNY, New York • Democracy and Development in Africa: Prospects for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Kenya • The Legacy of Ancient African Civilizations: The ASA Restoration Project in Egypt. Special Guests: Dr. Marcia Keizs (President, York College/CUNY, NY), Emira Woods (Former Co-Director, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.) and Anthony Browder (Renowned Author, Egyptologist and Archeologist, Washington, D.C.)

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Black Economic Development: The Power of Networking — June 18th Edition of Vantage Point

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Topic/Focus – Economic Development: The Power of Networking. Guests – Dr. George Fraser (President/CEO, FraserNet, Convener, Power Networking Conference, Cleveland, OH), Anthony Browder (World Renowned Historian, Egyptologist, Archeologist, Washington, D.C) and Dr. Stacie NC Grant (Founder, Destiny Designers University, Speaker & Celebrity Guest MC, New York, NY)

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Poor People’s Campaign, Fratricide in Black Communities: Topics for Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

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June 4th Edition of Vantage Point — Topics: The Vision and Mission of the Poor People’s Campaign, Fratricide/Murders in the Black Community: Do Black Lives Matter to Black People? Guests: Rev. William Barber (National Coordinator, Poor People’s Campaign, North Carolina), Claudia De La Cruz (National Steering Committee, Poor People’s Campaign, New York, NY), Rev. Clyde Kuemmerle (New York Poor People’s Campaign, New York, NY), Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Los Angeles Urban Roundtable) and Andre Mitchell (Founder/Executive Director, Man Up, Inc., East New York, NY)

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Reparations is Focus of May 21st Pledge Drive Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

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Topic/Premium – Stand Up: Reparatory Justice Now. Guests – Dr. Verene Shephard (Vice-Chairperson, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Kingston, Jamaica), James Early (Consultant: Cultural Democracy and Statecraft Heritage Policy, African Diaspora,Washington, D.C.) and Don Rojas (Director of Communications, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Baltimore, MD)

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