LONG Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Show Today (3-19) on the stream of Free Radio

Today’s show goes from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at freakradio.org.   Archives at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170319.mp3 in case you missed it.


Updates on the latest attacks on Food Not Bombs and the Post Office Fence Decorations, Cornerstone Carol Denney on Berkeley Bamboozing; Part 2 of Keith McHenry’s 3-10 “Activists Awake” Presentation, J.C. Orton on the Inner Workings of the Shelter System,  and First-They-Came-For-The-Homeless Activists, Freedom SleepOut #88, and (whew) yet more.  Listen if you dare.


Still offering $500 reward for anyone who can hook us up with a rental space 10′ X 10′ for a year with access to internet, electricity, and bathroom access.  Help Save Free Radio!

FRSC 6 PM Show Today is Pre-Recorded But New 6 PM at freakradio.org

Today’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show will feature Tales of Terror from Freedom SleepOut #85, a Preview of Keith McHenry’s Activist Presentation tomorrow at the Resource Center for Non-Violence at 6 :30 PM, and Mission Street Crackdown on the Homeless at Safeway, Ferrell’s, and 7-11…and more!

Catching Up on Free Radio Santa Cruz–Today’s Long Winding Show 9:30 AM- 2:30 PM on freakradio.org

The Sunday March 5th 2017 Show features lots of commentary and babble about the most recent Santa Cruz City Council meeting—with its toothless “Sanctuary” Ordinance against Trump’s Expansion of Obama’s Toxic Deportation practices, interviews from the street aplenty, review of SCPD police violence, and an interview with Councilmember Chris Krohn at his pre-Council Tuesday meeting.

If you wish to revisit any part of the show or missed it, it will be archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170305.mp3

Free Radio Off The Air, but On the Stream: Conversation with Councilmember Krohn on Today’s Show

Free Radio Santa Cruz is now without a studio.  $500 to anyone who gives us a tip leading to a year long lease of a 10 X 10 space.  We need access to internet and electricity as well as a bathroom.  We will pay the rent.

Robert Norse’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides will air a bit of Krohn’s 9 AM Morning Chat With the Public, held every other Tuesday at the Cafe Pergolesi.  Norse narrates and criticizes.   6 PM at freakradio.org, archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170302.mp3

First of the 2017 Flashbacks: Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides on the stream of Free Radio Sunday 2-26 at freakradio.org — the March 2, 2002 Show Returns!

Free Radio Santa Cruz has lost its studio.  Sunday’s (2-26) Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show will be a 15 year flashback.

We’ll be streaming on freakradio.org.

The show will archive at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb170226.mp3  .

The March 2, 2002 replay features numerous interviews from olden times.

Highlights include

  • former Seaside Councilman and Black Panther activist Mel Mason on police abuse and the police murder of Charles Vaughn Sr.;
  • Venice homeless activist David Busch on his arrest in a sports bar for ordering a cup of coffee while wearing an “unhoused” sign around his neck;
  • UCSC Steve HUFF organizer’s Update;
  • “Battling” Bob Lamonia on Rudeness Downtown;
  • Attorney Jim Fossbinder and “Beggarbacker” Becky Johnson on her LAPD lawsuit for beating at the 2000 Democratic National Convention;
  • Ben Mazel on LAPD Violence;
  • Ed Howes, The Janitor, Linda Lemaster, Dangerous John T.  and more

No call-in’s, but if you have comments or questions, call 831-423-4833, leave a message, and I’ll get back to you.

Help us find a studio and my live show will likely return to the air.  Also there’s a $500 reward if you can find us a 10′ X 10′ space for a year (indoors or outdoors) with access to internet, electricity and a toilet.  We’ll pay reasonable rent.


19th Annual Homelessness Marathon Schedule on Thursday Afternoon 1-19 from 4pm to 8 pm

The show can be accessed at www.freakradio.org (on Free Radio Santa Cruz) or directly off the Homeless Marathon website at

Watch this page for technical updates. PRSS To subscribe to the Homelessness Marathon on Content Depot, enter the term “Homelessness” in the Content Depot search …


times listed are EST
Each hour after the first begins with a short segment, a five-minute pre-recorded report, followed by a long 53-minute live segment. These short and long segments are marked on the broadcast schedule below. In addition to what is marked, we will be taking calls throughout the broadcast.

LONG: Our host “Nobody” opens with members of Preble Street Resource Center joining him in studio. Cheri Honkala, head of Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (and 2012 Green Party VP candidate) speaks with a group of homeless people. Also, Patricia Colby, homeless woman living in van, Santa Cruz homeless activist.
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: Eric Sheptock, homeless in DC shelter and leading DC homeless activist. Paul Boden, formerly homeless, head of Western Regional Advocacy Project. Robert Warren, formerly homeless, head of People For Fairness, DC homeless advocacy group.
SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: Tasha Lemley, former editor of Nashville homeless paper with homeless people. Michael Reyes, runs food truck and feeds homeless people for free in defiance of City of Phoenix.

SHORT: Street Poetry

LONG: “Alice,” an older woman living in L.A. in her car while fully employed but unable to find housing because of gentrification. Los Angeles Poverty Department, an artists group working with homeless people, some of whom will be on hand to speak on the air.

Radio Roundalay with Newly Elected Councilmember Krohn Today at 6 PM on the Stream of Free Radio Santa Cruz at freakradio.org !

Call in number: 831-427-3772. (Be patient and call back if you get a busy signal; we’ve only got one phone line.) E-mail questions at rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com either before the show or during.

 The show will also archive at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb161229.mp3–typically available some hours after the broadcast 

Newly-elected Councilman Chris Krohn will be interrogated around various  issues.  These include Council transparency and accountability, restoring public spaces, immediate cessation of the raids on homeless encampments and individuals, rent control, and his own proposed programs.

Krohn was Mayor in 2002, ran unsuccessfully for Supervisor and has written occasionally on political and activist subjects. I and other homeless activists wrote about his administration and its refusal in the main to advocate for human rights for those outside. See the 2002 Street Spirit stories at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/StreetSpiritSantaCruz/StreetSpirit-main.html .

Has the former Councilmember grown a new set of wings and balls?

This year Krohn has kept up with the “politically acceptable” liberal positions of the day such as former Mayor Lane’s belated, partial, and failed Sleeping Ban repeal proposal of last March. He has also jumped on the bandwagon of those betrayed by Bernie last summer.

Krohn did speak about ending the Sleeping Ban in his opening Council speech on December 13th. And the After-Burn Coalition (the “New City Council” group) did also raise that issue as a rallying point.

Since Krohn does not have the potential majority he had and didn’t use in 2002, it remains too be seen whether in 2017 his rhetoric can be turned into concrete action. Such actions might be facilitating public records act requests, raising issues on which he will lose in the short run, but educate in the longer haul, and using the prerogatives of office to spotlight rather than rubbersgtamp staff abuses. However, there’s often a yawning gap between campaign promises (or statements made on the radio) and their fulfillment.

We often find to our chagrin that those in power don’t need to act on their rhetoric since they can’t be held accountable for it.

I may be adding my own additions to call in questions to sharpen the discussion.

Full Show Disabled By Power Problems Last Sunday to Air Today

The show features scintillating and soporific street interviews, some badlands Berkeley history with handicapped commissioner Dan McMullan, music lifted from You-tube by Ryan Greer, street performers and artists joyfully fighting back against the Vanish the Vendors laws, and just lots of stuff !  Five hours worth!   If you miss the show or want to hear it at another time, check out:

Part 1:
http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb160717.mp3 [first 56 minutes]
Part 2: http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/F%20BB%207-17-16/F%20BB%207-17-16%201.mp3 
Part 3: http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/F%20BB%207-17-16/F%20BB%207-17-16%202.mp3