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    Pacifica Local Station Board Elections

    IT’S ELECTION TIME AGAIN AT PACIFICA!

    If you want to vote or run for a seat on the local Board (or both!), be sure your membership is current and if not renew your membership by making a pledge of $25 no later than Monday, October 1st, 2018. Contact the KPFK Membership Department to sign up or renew your membership now!

    Every eligible member will receive election information and voting instructions via First Class Mail or your personal email address.

                     

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    Important Dates

    Monday, Sep 24 Nomination Period opens (for 30 days)

    Monday, Oct 1st Deadline to join Pacifica or renew your membership and qualify to vote/run in 2018

    Wednesday, Oct 24 Nominations close

    Thursday, Nov 15 Voting Period opens (for 35 days)

    Thursday, Dec 20 Voting closes

    Friday, Dec 21 Ballot Counts begin

    Monday, Dec 31 Final election report is released

    Elections are an important part of our democratic process so please get informed and spread the word to others – get in the game of democracy!

    Contact: Graeme Drew, National Elections Supervisor at nes@pacifica.org.

    Local Election Supervisor Sought

    KPFK is looking for a Local Election Supervisor (LES) to work with the National Election Supervisor (NES) on the upcoming Local Station Board Elections
    Applications are now being received for the five Local Election Supervisor positions for the 2018 elections.

    Please CLICK HERE for all the details and how to apply for this position

    Application Deadline: Interviews begin on September 25 and will continue until the positions are filled.

    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • Will Journalist’s Murder Hurt US-Saudi Relations?

      FEATURING MEDEA BENJAMIN – President Donald Trump on Monday said on Twitter that he was planning to send Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia ‘immediately’ over the increasing controversy over the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was a vocal critic of the Gulf Arab monarchy and was last seen entering...

    • People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door

      FEATURING SAYU BHOJWANI – With just weeks to go before the midterm elections, the nation is poised for a change in the political landscape. One group of people whose fate hangs strongly in the balance is immigrants – the favored target of Donald Trump, his party, and his base. But Americans of immigrant origin are...

    • Headlines: October 15, 2018

      President Donald Trump has said he is sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia ‘immediately’ over the increasing controversy over the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was a vocal critic of the Gulf Arab monarchy and was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. There is strong evidence...

    • Critics Slam Scholastic For Rosy Portrayal of Trump in Kids’ Books

      FEATURING DEBORAH MENKART – The school textbook publishing giant Scholastic is under fire – for its children’s books about President Donald Trump. Scholastic publishes a large numbers of books that are in wide use throughout American schools and libraries. While the corporation has gotten in trouble before, this new scandal has irked many Americans over...

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    • Vatican Canonizes Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, Who Was Killed by a U.S.-Backed Death Squad

      Pope Francis has named Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero a saint. Romero was a champion for the poor and oppressed who was murdered by a U.S.-backed right-wing death squad in 1980 at the beginning of the brutal U.S.-backed military campaign in El Salvador. Wearing the blood-stained rope belt that Romero wore when he was assassinated, Pope Francis praised Romero for disregarding his own life "to be close to the poor and to his people." We speak with Matt Eisenbrandt, a human rights lawyer and the author of "Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Óscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice." Eisenbrandt served on the trial team that brought the only court verdict ever reached for Romero's murder.

    • Trump Admin Hints It May Resume Family Separation at Border; ACLU Says "Public Outcry Is Critical"

      The Trump administration is reportedly considering plans to resume its policy of forcibly separating migrant children from their families along the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the full number of people torn apart the last time it carried out the widely condemned practice remains unclear. A new report by Amnesty International suggests immigration officials separated some 6,000 families between April and August, a far higher number of children and parents torn apart than previously thought. Trump administration officials are now considering plans to detain asylum-seeking families together for up to 20 days and then force parents to choose either to stay detained together for months or years while their immigration case proceeds or to allow their children to be taken to a government shelter where their relatives or others can seek custody. We speak with Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project. He is the lead lawyer on the ACLU's national challenge to the Trump administration's family separation practice.

    • Former Saudi Political Prisoner: Khashoggi's Disappearance Is Sending a Gruesome Message to Critics

      Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, nearly two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the consulate on October 2. He has not been seen since. This news comes amid mounting international outcry that Saudi Arabia explain Khashoggi's shocking disappearance, after Turkish officials accused the Saudis of assassinating Khashoggi, dismembering him and smuggling body parts out of the consulate. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," President Trump said Saudi Arabia would suffer "severe consequences" if it was found responsible. But Trump has repeatedly said he opposes ending U.S. weapons sales to the kingdom, which he claims are worth $110 billion to U.S. companies. The Saudi Foreign Ministry has responded to Trump's threats, saying if it "receives any action, it will respond with greater action." The Saudis deny Khashoggi was killed in their consulate. We speak with Ali al-Ahmed, a Saudi dissident and founder and director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs. He was a political prisoner in Saudi Arabia when he was 14 years old—the youngest political prisoner at that time.

    • Headlines for October 15, 2018

      Trump Rejects Ending Saudi Arms Sales over Journalist's Disappearance, Corporate Executives Pull Out of Saudi Investment Summit, Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike Kills 19 and Injures 30, U.S. Death Toll from Hurricane Michael at 19 as Dozens Remain Missing, Trump Doubles Down on Climate Change Denial on "60 Minutes", Senate Confirms Former BP Oil Defender as Top Environmental Lawyer, Tens of Thousands March in Europe Demanding Action on Climate, Somalia: Al-Shabab Suicide Bombers Kill 20, Injure 40, Nigeria: Anti-Boko Haram Militia Releases Children It Held Captive, Gaza: Israeli Forces Kill 7 Palestinians, Injure 250 at Friday Protest, Turkey: 22 Migrants Killed in Truck Accident While Fleeing to Greece, Germany: Merkel's Party Loses Power, Greens and Far-Right Party Gain, Pope Francis Canonizes Murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Óscar Romero, WaPo: White House Considering New Plan to Separate Immigrant Families, NYT: Jared Kushner May Have Paid Almost No Federal Income Tax, Ethics Watchdog Says Press Secretary's Kanye Tweet Broke Federal Law, Sen. Elizabeth Warren Releases Evidence of Native American Ancestry, National Parks Service Plan Would Make Organizers Pay for WH Protests, Senate Democrats Agree to Confirm 15 of Trump's Judicial Nominees, New York: White Supremacists Unleash Violence on Manhattan Street, Ashes of Murdered Gay Student Matthew Shepard Interred at National Cathedral

    BradBlog Newsfeed

    September Program Changes on KPFK

    The Thom Hartmann Show, Mondays thru Fridays at 9am - taking your calls live at (202) 808-9925 
    Evolution Of The GrooveFridays at 7PM - with "Miles Electric Band founder/drummer Vince Wilburn and Grammy winning engineer Dave Hampton 
    Rock Profiles with Maggie LePique airs on the last Friday of the month at 7PM

    The Jimmy Dore Show moves to Fridays at 5 PM
    Beneath The Surface with Suzi Weissman moves to Sundays at 10 AM

     

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