Revolutions Per Minute - Radio from the New York City Democratic Socialists of America

RPM Underground: Public Banking and the WBAI Lockout

Episode Summary

The financial crisis of 2008 and the Occupy Wall Street movement re-introduced to the public consciousness the idea that big banks are not our friends. In 2019, with DSA-endorsed candidates like Bernie Sanders continuing to popularize socialism, organizers around the country are working toward a material solution to the abuses of capital enabled by Wall St: a public bank, democratically controlled by working people. Tune in to Revolutions per Minute to hear from NYC-DSA’s Debt & Finance Working Group on efforts to implement a public bank in New York City and deal a crushing blow to the heart of Finance Capital. We'll also update our listeners on the WBAI Lockout and the struggle for the survival of community radio.

Episode Notes

You’re listening to Revolution Per Minute on listener sponsored WBAI in NYC broadcasting at 99.5 FM and streaming on your favorite podcast app. To connect with us after the show you can email us at or sign-up for our newsletter to get links to what we talk about on the show. You can do that on at our website You can also find us on twitter @nycRPM.

If you're interested in fighting back against the WBAI Lockout please reach out to This is a sad day for us, WBAI, local independent media, and the radio community nationwide. We will be putting out further information in the coming days.