FRIDAYS 12:00-12:30 PM
HOST: Jay Kugelman
DESCRIPTION: Explores the creative imagination in its social and political context.
Program Info 2007 - Present
A conversation with Armando Gudino, Program Director at KPFK about his political and media background and some new directions at the station
A conversation with Carol Wells, of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and humorist/author and activist, Sandra Tsing Loh who will emcee the Center's
2008 Annual party and auction at Union Station, 800 N. Alameda in Downtown L.A. on Saturday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
A conversation with San Francisco writer, Herbert Gold about his new memoir "Still Alive : A Temporary Condition". The author will be appearing Sat. Sept. 28 , 1 p.m. at the
West Hollywood Book Fair (Writer's Pavilion) with a signing to follow.
A conversation with Danny Walter, a communications student at Sonoma States Unversity who was a summer intern at KPFK. Walter is currently Web Director of the college
radio station "KSUN Online" located at http://www.sonoma.edu
Open phones on the "cultural" state of the nation. What about the use and abuse of symbols ? What scares the socks off those white folks anyway? What's your read on the political climate?
A conversation with Jennifer Kiser, assistent to program director, Armando Gudino, about her time in Spain, Spanish language programming and other new directions on KPFK.
A conversation with KPFK's new general manager, Sean Heitkemper.
A rebroadcast of a conversation with Roderick Sykes, co-founder and director of St. Elmo Village, community art center. orig b'cast 1/18/2008
A rebroadcast of a conversation with two members of the A/K Books Collective, recorded at this past LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA.
A conversation with KPFK subscriptions director and all-around who you're going to call when you need something done at the station - Terry Guy.
A preview of the benefit (KPFK) performance on July 27 with the Pocho Hour of Power and Culture Clash.
A conversation with Patricia Hamilton and Peter Nagy, co-curators of two exhibitions of contemporary art from India taking place at two galleries in Culver City thru Aug. 2.
A conversation with Angeliki Giannakopoulos, co-Director with Ersi Danou of the Second Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival taking place in Hollywood between June 25 - 29.
A preview of the Culver City Art Walk and a conversation with Joanna Szupinska, director of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, one of the 45 participating galleries
A conversation with KPFK webmaster, Ali Lexa about the station's newly redeigned website
A conversation with KPFK "Uprising" host, Sonali Kolhatkar about her background and a preview of the upcoming fund drive
A conversation with Photography Historian and former Victoria and Albert Museum curator, Mark Haworth Booth
A conversation with Zach Blue and Ashley Rowe of AK Press at last weekend's "L A Times Festival of Books" at UCLA
A walkabout (inside and out) of Pharmaka - an art space at the corner of Fifth and Main Downtown with the gallery
director, Rebecca O'Leary and the guest curator, collector and art dealer, Molly Barnes. Pharmaka is the cornerstone
of an Art Walk, the second Thursday of each month from noon to 9 p.m.
A walkabout the Traveller's Bookcase bookstore at 8375 W. Third Street with the owner, Natalie Compagno. The store
will host a Brazilian evening with Kevin Raub one of the authors of the Brazil Lonely Planet Guide at 7 p.m. on Fri. May 2
and will be selling all Lonely Planet Guides at their booth (opposite Powell Library) at the L A Times Festival of Books at
UCLA the weekend of April 26 -27.
A closing gathering at Dutton's Brentwood. The store on San Vincente Blvd. will be open until the end of April or until the
shelves are empty. The store is located at 11975 San Vincente Blvd . Tel. (310) 476 -6263.
A conversation with three recent AFI graduates, director Nils Timm, co-producer, David Freid and writer/co-producer,
Polly Walter whose short film "Cat Dragged in" is being screened at 7:45 p.m. on Wed. April 9 at part of the Beverly
Hills Film Festival at the Clarity Theater, 100 N. Crescent Dr. and at 7:30 p.m. on the same evening at the Arclight
in Hollywood as part of an AFI/Industry Showcase
A conversation with KPFK's Operations Director, Zuberi Fields, about the new technology (HD Radio) that's coming down
the pike and how it will affect KPFK and its programming.
A conversation with Hawaiian-born, Seattle-trained, now L A -based actress and media activist (Pacifica Radio Archives),
Haunani Min Singer
A rebroadcast of an interview from 11/2/2007 with James Fugate, co-owner of EsoWon Books in Leimert Park.
4331 Degnan Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008 tel. (323) 290 - 1048 open Mon - Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Google EsoWon Books for more info and upcoming events
A pre-fund drive conversation with KPFK's interim Station Manager, Jim Lafferty about his path from Detroit activism in
the 1960's through years of legal progressive engagement with the Nation Lawyers' Guilde to his present post at KPFK.
A conversation with Gregg Fleishman, a Culver City based architect, designer, artist and inventor whose work is
largely informed by geometry and functionality.
The Gregg Fleishman Studio is at 3850 Main Street, Culver City CA 90232 tel. (310) 202 - 6108
A conversation with Roderick Sykes, Co Founder and Director of St. Elmo Village, a place of creativity located at
4830 St. Elmos Dr., just East of La Brea and South of Venice Blvd. Tel. (323) 931 - 3409
A conversation with Aura Bogado, host of Free Speech Radio News heard 6:30 p.m. following the KPFK Evening News
Aura's blog - tothecurb.wordpress.com
Rebroadcast of a conversation with Jon Wilkman, who with his wife, Nancy has written "Picturing Los Angeles" a
photographic history of our town published by Gibbs Smith
A Culture Call - in Show
A conversation with Tosh Berman of Book Soup about the books in his life and on the shelves this Holiday Season.
He also talks about his father, the artist, Wallace Berman whose photographs are featured in a new book and in
an exhibit at the Michael Kohn Gallery.
Books discussed in this program: "Riot on Sunset Strip" by Domenic Priore (Jawbone Press), "Wallace Berman Photographs"
(DAP) and "Catalog LA : Birth of an Art Capital" (Chronicle Books) .
A conversation with Michael Shroeder, writer-director of "Man in the Chair" a new independent film that
opens today (Dec. 14) at three Laemmle Theaters - the Music Hall in Beverly Hills, the Town Center in Encino
and the Regency Paseo Camarillo.
A conversation with writer Mathew Jaffe amd photographer, Tom Gamache whose new book "
The Santa Monica Mountains : Range on the Edge" is published by Angel City Press. Jaffe and
Gamache will be apppearing at the bookstore of the Downtown Central Library from noon to
1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 and Gamache will be giving a three day photography workshop
on Dec. 15, 15 and 16.
For more info on Angel City Press, its books and authors go to
and for information on Gamache's workshops and other activities go to
A preview of the Nov 27, all-day, network-wide fundraiser for the Pacifica Radio Archives.
A conversation with rare book seller, publisher and now innkeeper, William Dailey, whose beautifully resored Hacienda Hot
Springs Inn is a small wonder of wood, water and plants. Each of the six rooms contains hand picked books and magazines
on desert lore. The inn's library is filled with more classics, music, videos and board games.
The Hacienda Hot Springs Inn is located at 12885 Eliseo Road in Desert Hot Springs. Tel. (760) 251 - 2885.
Robert Thurman, Columbia University professor of Tibetan Buddhism was in Los Angeles recently for a talk at LACMA
and a series of conversations at UCLA toward the establishing of an endowed chair for Tibetan Buddhist Studies at
UCLA. Thurman is the author of many books on Tibetan Buddhism. He can be reached at
A conversation with James Fugate, co-owner with Tom Hamilton of Eso Won Books, LA's premiere African-American
bookstore, located at 4331 Degnan Blvd. In leimert Park, off Crenshaw betweeen Martin Luther King Blvd and Vernon
Ave. The bookstore is open Mon. thru Sat. from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The telephone
number is (323) 290 - 1048. Google them at Eso Won Books
THEY NEED AND DESERVE YOUR SUPPORT
A fund drive preview (behind the scenes) with volunteer coordinator, Tony and afternoon drive-time senior producer,
Christine Blosdale. Everything you ever wanted to know about how KPFK prepares for a fund-drive, but were afraid to ask.
A Pacifica Radio Archives "From the Vault" special on the film critic Pauline Kael, who began her brilliant career at
our sister station, KPFA in Berkeley.
Sound Exchange goes to Chinatown with frequent co - host, photographer, Loretta Ayeroff to talk with gallerist
Sam Lee and photographer Pipo Nguyen - duy whose series of "staged, large - scale photographs explore the dis-
placement of humanity within a post-apocalytic North American landscape" and Art for Humans galleriest, Paul
McLean, whose visiting German artist Christian Muller expressionalistically explores the anxieties and uncertainties
of our times through a series of black and white drawings and large size oil paintings.
A conversation with my board op, D'Angelo Jones about how he got to KPFK, what are the responsibilities of a
board operator in master control and why he is in a wheel chair.
D'Angelo in "on the board" Mon., Wed. and Fri from 12 to 4 p.m.
Otherwise he devotes his time and energy to community organizing including copwatch LA and RAC (Revolutionary Autonomous Communities)
Co-hosts, Loretta Ayeroff and Jay Kugelman interview Jens Michael Muller, a composer/screenwriter artist-in-residence
at Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades. Muller, AKA Sagardia will be presenting his composition "Adrien's room/sounds for
human deep" for clarinet solo, sun glasses and sound director 2007 at Villa Aurora on Tuesday evening Sept. 18 as
part of the Summer Fellows Finissage.
information about the event is available at (310) 573 -3603 and at
for information on the artist go to
As a memorial tribute to the Venice poet Philomene Long who died last week, we rebroadcast this 4/12/2001 program
which features Philomene, her husband John Thomas, who died the following year, poet and editor, Mark Salerno and
Fred Dewey, Executive/Artistic Director of Beyond Baroque, a literary center in Venice which published much of Philo-
mene and John's writing.
enter Philomene Long in your search engine and/or go to
A conversation with Ted and Jan Pastras, co-directors of the 9th Annual L A Greek Fest to be held the weekend of
Sept. 7, 8 and 9 at Saint Sophia Cathedral (corner of Pico and Normandie).
A conversation with Roy Tuckman. AKA Roy of Hollywood, host of "Something's Happening" heard on KPFK from midnight
to 5:30 a.m., Monday thru Thursday.
Click on KPFK.org and follow the links from Programs or Archived Shows to "Something's Happening" or go directly to:
http://www.somethingshappening.com and click on "what happened"
An awards presentation at the recent Pacifica National Board meeting in Downtown Los Angeles acknowledged the long-
time dedication and contributions of three KPFK programmers : Roy Tuckman, host of "Something's Happening", heard
Monday thu Thursday from midnight to 5:30 a.m., Julio Martinez, host of "Arts in Review" heard Thursdays, noon to 12:30
and me, your host for this show and the KPFK Film Club.
A rebroadcast of an interview with Kevin Roderick, whose website LA Observed tells it all about our town.
An interview with "Rise' (Sunday 11 p.m. to Monday 2 a.m.) host and production Dept. assistant, Mark Maxwell.
A rebroadcast from 11/4/2005 with Alain Silver, film historian and co-author of "LA Noir : The City as Character"
published by the Santa Monica Press.
A rebroadcast ('cause today is my birthday) of an interview with a visiting Buddhist monk from Australia, the Venerable
Pannyavaro, about his Buddhist information serivce, buddhanet.net (rebroadcast from 3/17/2006)
A conversation with "The Music Never Stops" (KPFK, Sunday 9 - 11 p.m.) host, star teacher (Hamilton H.S. Humanities
Magnet) and performer ("Mr Smolin") who has just released a new CD "The Crumbling Empire of White People", Barry Smolin.
A program "From the Vault" from the Pacifica Radio archives about the writer, Henry Miller
A conversation with graphic artist Lou Beach whose work has been recently published by Billy Shire's La Luz de Jesus Press
and distributed by Last Gasp of San Francisco under the title "Cut it Out"
A conversation with participating artist, Kenny Harris, previewing this Sunday's Venice Art Walk benefiting the Venice
A conversation with media activist and KPFK senior producer, Alan Minsky.
A conversation with KPFK's traffic co-ordinator, Matt Perez. Radio traffic is the flow of programs and promotional
announcements, not the movement of cars into and out of the station parking lot. For more info about Matt's
hip hop group go to
A conversation with Brooks Institute Photography instructor, Joe Gosen, composer, Randy Tico and members of
the International Documentary class who have created a photo exhibit, book and DVD entitled "China : A Will to Rise"
based on their five weeks photographing in Sichuan and neighboring Chongqing during the winter of 2006.
A conversation with Gabriel San Roman who produces the "Uprising" show with host, Sonali Kolhatkar, weekday
mornings from 8 to 9 a.m.
A conversation with Mark Torres, senior producer in the Pacifica Radio Archives and producer of the new two - CD set
"The Ballad of Pete Seeger" which will be released on Seeger's 88th birthday on April 30th.
tel. 1 - 800 - 735 - 0230
Rebroadcast of an interview with Chris Epting, the author of numerous books on American popular culture and
the roadside guides to take you there.
Rebroadcast of a walkabout the East Wind Bookstore on Westwood Blvd. in Westwood.
Host, Jay Kugelman talks with performance artist Barbara T Smith a video of whose work is part of the "multiple Vantage
Points" exhibition at Barnsdall (see "Sound Exchange 3/9/2007) and whose "21st Centruy Odyssey" performance documen-
tary (co-created with EZTV's Kate Johnson) will be shown this coming Monday, March 26 at Highways Performance Space,
1651 18th St. at 6:30 p.m. complete with a festive international feast.
Host, Jay Kugelman talks with Bay Area - based photographer and filmmaker, Christopher Felver about his new book "Beat"
a collection of photographs, ephemera and memories. Felver will be part of a special evening at Beyond Baroque, beginning
at 7:30 p.m. this evening and tomorrow evening from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Robert Berman Gallery at Bergamot Station.
Host, Jay Kugelman talks with curator Dextra Frankel and Southern California Women's Caucus for Art current President,
Ann Isolde and Program Director Sandra Mueller about the exhibit "Multiple Vantage Points : Southern California Women
Artists, 1980 - 2006" on exhibit at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park through April 15, 2007.
Host, Jay Kugelman talks with co-curators Carine Fabius and Jeannie Winston Nogai of the exhibition "Healing : A Cultural
Exploration" at the Craft and Folk Art Musuem, 5812 Wilshire Blvd. thru April 15, 2007.
A satelite exhibition "Healing : A contemporary View " is on exhibit (by appointment only) at Galerie Lakaye, 1550 N. Curson
Ave. in Hollywood. Tel. (323) 460 - 7333 where Carine Fabius can be contacted.
Jeannie Winston Nogai can be reached at email@example.com
Host, Jay Kugelman, talks with historian Philip B. Minehan (UCLA's International Insittute) about his book
"Civil War and World War in Europe : Spain, Yugoslavia and Greece, 1936 - 1949" (Palgrave Macmillan).
Host, Jay Kugelman interviews Jonathan Kirsch, the author of six books on the history of religion including the
recently published " A History of the End of the World : How the Most Controversial Book in the Bible Changed
the Course of Western Civilization"
Host, Jay Kugelman and co-host/photographer, Loretta Ayeroff walk around the exhibition "Where We Live :
Photographs of America from the Berman Collection" at the Getty Center thru February 25, 2007 with Associate
Curator, Judith Keller and Assistant Curator, Anne Lecoste.
Host, Jay Kugelman talks with documentary filmmaker, Jon Wilkman, who with his wife Nancy has written a new
photographic history of Los Angeles, entitled "Picturing Los Angeles" (Gibbs Smith ). The couple are also preparing
a new documentary for PBS on Chicano Rock and Roll.
Host, Jay Kugelman interviews composer Carl Stone who was from 1978 - 1993 a music programmer on KPFK and from
1978 to 1981, the station's Music Director. Following several years in the Bay Area, where he did music programming
at KPFA, he went to Japan, where he currently lives most of the year, teaching and composing. Stone's work can be
sampled and acquired through his website where he can be contacted as well.
An interview with filmmaker, Godfrey Reggio from the early 1990's . Reggio is the director of ""Koyaanisqatsi" (1982),
"Powaqqatsi"(1987) and "Naqoyqatsi" (2002). Portions of the score from the last film (Phillip Glass scored all three)
fill out the half hour.