Meuller Report Audio Online

The WCOM Board discussed how to make the audio of the report available – while deciding against pre-empting shows for broadcast, we are using our website to point listeners to the audio on the web at muellerreportaudio.com. The publication of the report was released April 18, 2019, and is available at justice.gov/storage/report.pdfary

For many of us, sitting down to read through the entire report page-by-page is unrealistic. Making this available in an audio format, without biased political commentary. Because of the wide public interest in the document, believe it should be available for free for anyone.

You can support in other ways by telling your coworkers, friends and family about the show, sharing the episodes on social media, and rating and reviewing the podcast on the various platforms are other ways to help return the value you get from this production effort.

Volume 1 sections:

Introduction to Volume 1

Executive Summary to Volume 1

I. The Special Counsel’s Investigation

II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign

III.A. GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign (Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations)

III.B. Dissemination of the Hacked Materials

III.C. Additional GRU Cyber Operations

III.D. Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of Hacked Materials

IV. Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign

IV.A.1 Trump Tower Moscow Project

IV.A.2 George Papadopoulos

IV.A.3 Carter Page

V.A.4 Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest

IV.A.5 June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower 

IV.A.6 Events at the Republication National Convention 

IV.A.7 Post-Convention Contacts with Kislyak

IV.A.8 Paul Manafort 

IV.B. Post-Election and Transition-Period Contacts 

V. Prosecution and Declination Decisions

Volume 2 sections:

Introduction to Volume 2

Executive Summary to Volume II 

I. Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles 

II.A. The Campaign’s Response to Reports About Russian Support for Trump (Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation)

II.B. The President’s Conduct Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn 

II.C. The President’s Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI’s Russia Investigation 

II.D. Events Leading Up To and Surrounding the Termination of FBI Director Comey 

II.E. The President’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (Clean Version)

The President’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (Explicit Version)

II.F. The President’s Efforts to Curtail the Special Counsel Investigation 

II.G. The President’s Efforts to Prevent Disclosure of Emails About the June 9, 2016 Meeting Between Russians and Senior Campaign Officials

II.H. The President’s Further Efforts to Have the Attorney General Take Over the Investigation 

II.I. The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (Clean Version)

The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (Explicit Version)

II.J. The President’s Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted – Harm to Ongoing Matter] 

II.K. The President’s Conduct Involving Michael Cohen

II.L. Overarching Factual Issues 

III.A. Statutory Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Provisions to the Conduct Under Investigation

III.B. Constitutional Defenses to Applying Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes to Presidential Conduct

IV. Conclusion (plus credits and “thank yous”)

Dubose elected at Annual Meeting

The members of the Public Gallery of Carrboro (dba WCOM Community Radio) held its 2016 Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 22 in the ArtsCenter. The membership by acclamation elected Eliza Dubose to a three year term on the board of directors starting on January 1, 2017.

Donald Brumfield presented the engineering report, Bill Henderickson for the Development Committee, and Karl Blake for the Programming Committee. The latter has been very active lately adding new local and syndicated shows and developing a system for rebroadcasting local programs. Art Menius offered the financial report indicating that the board has ended the unfortunate run of $2000 annual losses that began with the $5400 per year increase in studio space rental.

Menius gave the chair’s state of the station report. He listed numerous accomplishments of the past nine plus months including enhanced budgeting and cash flow projections, stronger committees, new bylaws and observing them, more fundraising and grants, adoption of and monitoring a long range plan, bringing the station into compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 with the outstanding support of music hosts entering data into Spinitron, and 100% underwriting compliance. He also listed challenges before us including increasing involvement in the local community, strengthening the community of WCOM members, getting more people involved in the tasks that keep the station on the air, and building a financial reserve.

June 2016 Board Highlights

The WCOM community owes a big debt of gratitude to Donald “DJ Smooth Jazz” Brumfield who not only agreed to take on the vacant chair job with the Engineering Committee but to serve on the board of directors effective immediately. Donald reported on the late May meeting of the Engineering Committee. Jim Dennis of the Music Loft is our man for equipment issues. Bill McClymont, now an advisor to the committee as is Tofu Dave, is training Donald on Simian so that Donald can become the go-to person for Simian.

 

The Development Committee has planned a great WCOM member party for Monday, June 20. All WCOM members (show hosts, volunteers, and donors) should have received an email invitation two weeks ago. If you did not, please email me at art@artmenius.com. If you did, please rsvp. There is no admission fee! Vimala’s is donating the food and dessert; WCOM non-alcoholic beverages; music by mandolin great Tony Williamson.

At the party, we expect to have new WCOM T-SHIRTS available as a premium for $15 or more donations to your station. Thanks to Don and Donald for making this happen.

The Board Development Committee which will recruit board candidates for the October election will be Don Emmett, Tana Hartman, Marc Lee, and Ben Alschuler. You can send me nominations of others or yourself at the email above. I’ll forward them to the committee. We now have five functioning committees as compared to one in 2015. If you are interested in committee service, just email me.

The Program Committee reported that during the next two months two completely new shows and one returning after a couple of years will be joining our lineup. We are saying goodbye, however, to Sidelinz Sports and its host TC Rogers after four years. The final Sidelinz aired on June 8.

Rather than a regular monthly meeting in July, your board will hold a long range planning session on the 9th. The next regular board meeting will be August 10.

 

 

March board meeting highlights

The February minutes were approved and posted at http://wcomfm.org/index.php/about/minutes.

We are still badly in need of an engineer or two. We are still imposing on Bill McClymont. If you have ideas or want to become a station engineer or to chair the Engineering Committee, please email Tofu Dave at tofudave@gmail.com.

We are down to a small handful of hosts who either don’t have underwriting or haven’t signed a host agreement. These folks will be contacted one last time with a 30-day notice.

The door code will be changed in the near future.

Our cash on hand has dropped to just less than $2000, one of the lowest levels during the past four years. We have experienced two consecutive years with four-digit losses. The biggest reason is that our underwriting fees are too low to meet our budget, even if we had 100% participation.

Starting next week, we ramp up for our April 28 fundraiser at Silverspot. 

We have, therefore, decided to raise annual show underwriting to $144 effective January 1, 2017. That should increase our income by around $1200. To be clear, if a new or renewal underwriter pays on December 31, 2016 the fee is $120. If they pay on January 1, 2017, it will be $144.

Brief Notes from February Board Meeting

Brief Notes From February 10 2016 PGC Board Meeting

 

January minutes were approved and have been posted at: http://wcomfm.org/index.php/about/minutes

We came up with a couple of actions to fill our thin bench in engineering.

The Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance has become an Angel Voices underwriter.

Tana Hartman Thorne, Becky Johnson, and Don Emmett have joined the Volunteer Committee.

As required by our bylaws, the Board defined qualifications for being a “member” and thus eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting: Members will be all current hosts with a signed agreement, all who have donated money to WCOM or volunteered in a non-host capacity, and our “staff,” one very part-time bookkeeper. That gives us a total of 80 members.

We are slowing moving toward compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

We have filed our 990N to IRS and our application for Exemption from Charitable Solicitation Licensing with the NC Secretary of State.

In January we got funding applications in to Town of Carrboro, Strowd-Roses Foundation, and Orange County. We have station fundraisers planned: WCOM Solstice celebration on top of Pickards Mountain (June 20), WCOM Night at the Kraken (August 20), and our annual birthday celebration at Hickory Tavern (November 3), with one more in the works.

 

The  next board meeting is 4PM on March 9 at The ArtsCenter. All WCOM  members may attend.