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Presidential Debates

KPFK will be broadcasting the 4 presidential debates.
The first debate is Tuesday, September 29 from 6pm-7:30pm (PDT) followed by a one-hour analysis hosted by Mitch Jeserich until 8:30pm

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Biden - Trump

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH -Chris Wallace moderator

Vice presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Second presidential debate:
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, FL

Third presidential debate:
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

News, Articles & Editorials

  • California NAACP president aids corporate prop campaigns — collects $1.2 million and counting

    Alice Huffman, who is both a professional campaign consultant and long-time NAACP leader, was especially sought after this year as political campaigns respond to the national reckoning over race.

    — LAUREL ROSENHALL

  • The Battle Lines are Drawn, Time for Action

    The time for words is over, It's time to get in the game and play to win. No more faffing around. We have to be as results-focused as Mitch McConnell or Bill Belichick.  2020 has been cruel and stark - but if we haven't learned it's lessons we're fools, and that ain't us.  However, to date, our side has failed to fight with a singular-focus that matches the resolve of our foes. That changes now.

    — Alan Minsky

  • Independent Autopsy Shows Dijon Kizzee Was Shot 15 Times, 7 Times After Collapsing to the Ground

    'He put his hands in the air, dropped the bag, and they continued to shoot him,' said Kizzee family attorney Ben Crump, at a press conference on Tuesday. 'Even though he posed no threat.' Kizzee was shot and killed by two L.A. County sheriff's deputies at the end of August. L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva last week released a series of videos capturing portions of the confrontation between deputies and Kizzee.

    — Dan Fritz

  • Inside California’s Declining Unemployment Rate

    As California settles into its sixth month of the pandemic, unemployment levels appear to be dropping — a spot of bright news for residents and the state’s embattled unemployment department alike — though the numbers belie a more complex and uncertain reality.

    — Emily Hoeven

Community Resources

  • Voting Is Power Unleashed!

    We only have 50 days until Election Day. People would not be spending ungodly sums of money to stop us from voting if our vote was not powerful.

    — Margaret Prescod

  • State Assembly Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here.

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  • State Senate Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here. 

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  • Congress Races

    Information on the candidates, news, the stakes, and endorsements on all the California districts that are on the November 2020 ballot are listed here. 

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DEMOCRACY NOW

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  • David Cay Johnston: Trump Deserves to Be Jailed, But System Is Set Up to Let Rich Avoid Paying Taxes

    Ahead of the first of three presidential debates between President Trump and Joe Biden, we speak with David Cay Johnston, founder and editor-in-chief of DCReport.org, who says the bombshell New York Times report on Trump's taxes highlights the existence of "two income tax systems, separate and unequal." The Times reports that Trump paid no federal income tax in 10 of the past 15 years and just $750 in 2016 and 2017. In a follow-up report, the Times reveals Trump made $427 million in connection to the hit reality TV show "The Apprentice," providing him a financial lifeline as other investments lost money. "People who own their own businesses, like Donald Trump, are under a different system," says Johnston.

  • Philly Activists Reclaim 50 Vacant Houses, Creating a Model for Organizing as Mass Evictions Loom

    In a historic victory for unhoused people, Philadelphia city officials agreed to hand over 50 vacant homes to a community land trust, following months of organizing and protest encampments. We hear from one of the organizers and speak to Philadelphia-based Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, who has written extensively about housing insecurity and says the direct actions there are applicable across the U.S. "This dynamic exists all over the country where you have both empty housing and houseless people, a completely irrational expression of what American capitalism means," Taylor says. The sustained movement in Philadelphia established "a model for what all tenant organizing and activist groups should be taking up, which is occupy the space, occupy the properties and put political pressure on public housing authorities to do their job and house people that are unhoused."

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Breonna Taylor's Rigged Case Further Erodes Legitimacy of U.S. Institutions

    Historian Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor says the Breonna Taylor case is contributing to an "unfolding dynamic of radicalization" in the United States as people see repeated cases of police misconduct go unpunished. A grand jury recently declined to charge any of the officers involved in the 26-year-old EMT's killing for her death. "To have it go through the 'proper channels' and still come out with a rigged decision raises existential questions for people about the legitimacy of the institutions of governance in the United States," says Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University.

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

Rising Up With Sonali

  • How Trump’s 2016 Campaign Targeted Black Voters

    FEATURING KRISHNAN GURU-MURTHY – The UK-based media outlet Channel 4 News has just published bombshell reports about the 2016 Trump campaign’s microtargeting of voters. Having obtained a copy of the massive database of U.S. voters the journalists determined that the campaign had disproportionately marked Black voters for “deterrence,” which means they would be targeted with...

  • The Global Police State

    FEATURING WILLIAM I. ROBINSON – The Black Lives Matter movement in the United States has shone a spotlight on the violence of the state on primarily Black bodies at the hands of law enforcement. While much has been written about police violence and the carceral state, few have connected explicitly that the police state is...

  • Headlines: September 29, 2020

    The New York Times published part 2 of its explosive analysis of decades of President Donald Trump tax returns showcasing the lies that he told about his success as a businessman. The Times was able to point out that while Trump was telling viewers of his reality TV show The Apprentice that his businesses were...

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • PA, NYC, and Other Ballot Battle 'X Factors': 'BradCast' 9/29/2020

    I'll try to keep my BradCast summary as short and sweet as possible, as tonight's Presidential Debate in Cleveland begins shortly --- with full special coverage of it on tomorrow's program! [Audio link to today's full show is posted below.] Among the stories covered today, beginning with some good news and slowly sliding downhill from there... At [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - September 29, 2020

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Texas town's water system shut down due to deadly, brain-eating amoeba; Trump Administration opens up nation's largest protected forest to logging; Pebble Mine CEO resigns after boasting about obedient Alaskan politicians; PLUS: Trump's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not an advocate of the environment or public [...]

  • 'End of the Supreme Court as We Know It'; Plus: A Major, Statewide Vote System Failure in Georgia: 'BradCast' 9/28/2020

    If you haven't already heard about the huge news regarding Donald Trump's taxes, I strongly recommend you go read it, because it's quite stunning. And yet, we didn't have enough time on today's BradCast to more than wave at that news at the top of the show. That's because the news at the [...]

Sojourner Truth Radio

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • September 29, 2020 - David Cay Johnston | Leslie Samuels | Jennifer Mercieca

    Trump's MO of Lying, Cheating and Stealing to Tie up IRS Auditors for Years Until They Give up and Cry Uncle | Congress's Gutting of the IRS's Revenue Collection Capabilities | Ahead of Tonight's Debate, Will Biden Get Tough While Staying Presidential? backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • September 28, 2020 - Kimberly Clausing | Gloria Steinem | Paul Pillar

    Trump Exposed as a Spectacularly Inept Businessman and a Serial Tax Cheat | Gloria Steinem on Her Friend, Hero and Guide Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Following Robert Cardillo, It's Time For Mattis, McMaster, Tillerson and Kelly to Speak Upbackgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • September 27, 2020 - Malcolm Nance | Lara Bazelon | Massimo Faggioli

    A Top Intelligence Official Warns Trump Decisions Are Not Based on Real-World Facts But on What's Good For Him | The Politics Behind the Choice of Amy Coney Barrett | Religious Dogma's Influence on Barrett's Approach to the Law and Whether it Serves Justice For All backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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STU will also broadcast on KPFK-FM 90.7 on September 30 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM (PST).

Previous Strength Thru Unity Panels:

Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

STRENGTH THRU UNITY: CURBING THE UNEQUAL RISK OF COVID-19 AMONG AMERICANS OF COLOR

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    Community media, news, services, and journalism are all cornerstones of our democracy and are more critical than ever. Many community organizations, publications, and independent media companies will become casualties of the pandemic. Our world has changed profoundly and KPFK is adapting to it, so we can still be here for you.

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  • There Is No Replacement For An Activist State

    We are watching how our long battle in bringing a progressive vision to our democracy is finally beginning to take hold. We were here long before Bernie Sanders and the New York Times shifted the conversation from liberal to progressive thinking.

    — Anyel Z Fields

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Hello Chris Howard here.  Our live event the Mind Coach Certification Training will be rescheduled though attempting to find the best dates and the hotels are uncertain when they will be open as well.  So in the meantime they have full access to the online 20 video course, and as soon as we have the new date we will let you know!
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From Matt Brauning:

Our NLP event from April 4th and 5th will be rescheduled for late summer/early fall, TBD government sanctions of course.
We have sent thumb drives to the station already.
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From Lisa Gold:
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    Biden - Trump Presidential Debate

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    7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Post Debate discussion with Mitch Jeserich

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    8:30pm - 9:30pm

    focused in the political and revolutionary struggle in Mexico,

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