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News from KPFK and Pacifica

KPFK has moved  -- and we are broadcasting from our new studios!
The building housing the station and the Pacifica Radio Archives has been sold -- the new owners will renovate the building, adding two major music recording studios, installing an elevator and adding other needed refurbishments, and setting up a space for KPFK and the archives to move back in as tenants, rent-free for a decade. The new, temporary location in Glendale has a much smaller footprint but is adequate. It requires a much more business-like approach to our operations.
 
Newly elected listener and staff delegates have been seated on the KPFK Local Station Board for the two remaining years of the 2022 term (whose commencement was delayed by a postponement of the scheduled elections by the Pacifica National Board. LSB committees are open to participation by KPFK members in good standing. These include Outreach, Programming Oversight, Fundraising and Finance. There is also a PNB Committee of Inclusion for KPFK. For more information, see https://kpftx.org, click on monthly calendar. You can also see a list of the members there by clicking on the date of a meeting.
 
2023 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Pacifica Foundation Inc.
Station: KPFK 
Community of License: Los Angeles, CA 
Reporting Period: July22nd 2021–July 21 st 2022

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2023 REPORT
KPFK’s Online Public File

KPFK's Community Underwriting Information and Intake Form

KPFK, under a policy adopted by the Pacifica National Board, is now accepting underwriting from local businesses, community organizations, and other non-profits, that are aligned with Pacifica’s Mission Statement. Underwriters will receive weekly on-air announcements acknowledging their support for KPFK, listing on a dedicated page on our website, and a rotated listing in KPFK’s weekly Dispatch newsletter emailed to over 18,000 of our listeners. KPFK has the strongest broadcast signal in Southern California, with listeners from Santa Barbara to San Diego to the greater Palm Springs area, and online at KPFK.org. We are listener-sponsored, commercial-free Pacifica Radio for all of Southern California.

For more details about how you can become an underwriter of KPFK, email mnovick@kpfk.org with your contact info and "Underwriting" in the subject line or click this link to fill out the preliminary contact form: https://kpfk.org/community-underwriting-intake-form

We will send you more information about the program and what it offers.

Recent Changes in KPFK's Programming Schedule

Democracy Now! has moved back to 8 AM, Monday-Friday. We are running Informativo Pacifica, KPFK's daily Spanish-language newscast at 6 AM for the early-rising Spanish-speaking community, followed by half-hour public affairs programming, including Counterspin on Mondays at 6:30 (a more reasonable hour), Making Contact on Tuesdays, Economic Update with Richard Wolff on Wednesdays, Building Bridges with Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash on Thursdays, and the Laura Flanders show on Fridays at 6:30 AM.
    Eric Mann with Voices from the Frontlines has moved to Fridays at 7 AM, and the other morning-mix radio magazine programs have mostly gone to other places on the programming schedule. Alternative Radio from David Barsamian is airing at 10 AM Fridays, and Working Voices, our labor-oriented program, moved to 5 PM on Tuesdays when more working people can listen after work. Scholars Circle is back onto the daytime airwaves, Mondays from 1-2 PM.
     Radio Insurrection with Hamid Khan and Matyos Kidane has moved from morning to evening drive time, Thursdays at 5 PM, and La Raza Radio is on Friday at 4 PM after the Pocho Hour of Power.
     Access Unlimited, KPFK's award winning disability rights and resources program, has returned  to our airwaves with Jolie Mason, one of the original trio of hosts, and Tamara Johnson. Vanessa Ramos and others from Disability Rights California are also involved. That airs Thursday from 1-2 PM. Other recent additions to our schedule include The Constituency, with Augusta Johnson and Keith Johnson (no relation) interviewing local officials and community activists, on Tuesdays at 2:30, and Animal Agenda on Wednesdays at that hour. Health Care 4 US moved its biweekly show into that same health-oriented hour, alternating on the 2nd and 4th Mondays with Expansion Zone from Sonia Barrett. 
     StrikeLine with Dan Navarro wrapped up with the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike, and California Solartopia is back on our airwaves at that hour, Wednesday at 5 PM. Capitalism Race and Democracy's new spot is Tuesdays at 7 PM, as Beautiful Struggle is on hiatus. Cal State LA Student Community News is now airing on the first Sunday morning of the month, instead of the first Tuesday evening, alternating with Suzi Weissman's Beneath the SurfaceCinemaScore with classical music host John Santana will run Sundays at 5 PM with orchestral music from the movies and interviews with film composers. Maggie Le Pique's Profiles will move to the first Friday of the month at 7 PM (Soul Rebel Radio will continue at that hour Fridays the rest of the month.) 
      There are additional  changes that will be occurring, so please check the online schedule which is updated regularly.
     Let us know what you think about these changes and about other programming you'd like to hear on KPFK. Email comments@kpfk.org.

Programming Highlights

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • As Arizona Reinstates 1864 Abortion Ban, Doctors & Organizers Fight Back to Preserve Access

    In Arizona, Republican lawmakers have blocked efforts by Democrats to repeal an 1864 law — first written before women had the right to vote and recently revived by the state’s Supreme Court — that bans nearly all abortions under threat of criminal penalties including jail time. To respond, we host a trio of reproductive justice advocates in Arizona. Dr. DeShawn Taylor, an OB-GYN physician, abortion provider and the CEO of the only Black woman-operated abortion clinic in Arizona, emphasizes that her practice “will continue to provide abortions until we are made to stop,” but warns that in the future “abortions likely will not happen in Arizona because of those criminal penalties.” Meanwhile, organizers like Chris Love and Alejandra Pablos are fighting back. Love is a spokesperson for Arizona for Abortion Access, a coalition of reproductive rights organizations working to put a constitutional amendment on abortion on the state’s upcoming November ballot. The petition for the proposed ballot measure is still collecting signatures. “We know what we want, and we want people to have the care that they need,” concludes Pablos, who organizes for reproductive, racial and immigrant rights.

  • "We're Responsible for This": American Surgeons Return from Gaza, Call for End of U.S. Culpability in Genocide

    We speak with two doctors who’ve just returned after two weeks at the European Hospital in Gaza. Dr. Feroze Sidhwa and Dr. Mark Perlmutter are co-authors of a new piece for Common Dreams titled “As Surgeons, We Have Never Seen Cruelty Like Israel’s Genocide in Gaza.” They describe a hospital “hanging on by a thread,” with the majority of patients being young children, and bombing targeted at Muslim Palestinians “concentrated at the time of evening prayer.” “Genocide was the overwhelming impression that I got,” says Perlmutter. “This is dehumanization. The purpose of this is to kill a population.” He also says, of U.S. responsibility in this genocide, “We’re buying the bullets and the gun for the gunman who’s going to the school and killing the children.” “If our support stops, the occupation stops,” adds Sidhwa, urging other Americans to push political leaders and public discourse against the country’s support of Israel. “We have to raise the domestic cost for these policies.” Dr. Sidhwa and Dr. Perlmutter worked with the Palestinian American Medical Association in collaboration with the World Health Organization in Gaza. Collectively, they have previously volunteered medical assistance in the West Bank, Haiti and Ukraine, and after 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombing.

KPFK's Rebel Alliance News

KPFK's Rebel Alliance News is our nightly weekday English-language locally produced newscast, your uncensored source of progressive news, information and commentary, with international, national, state-wide and local coverage. Interim news director Ziri Rideaux has recruited a team of unpaid newsgatherers, reporters, commentators and anchors to cover local, state, national and international news, including Angela Birdsong, Jack Kennedy, Polina Vasiliev, Ann Garrison, Don DeBar, Dan Nowman, Marcy Winograd and others. We are looking for more beat reporters and volunteer stringers from OC, San Diego, and covering local government, housing and policing issues in Southern California including LA City and County and other municipalities. Email news@kpfk.org

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Biden Closes 'Gun Show Loophole'; Republicans Are Turning Desperate: 'BradCast' 4/11/2024

    Desperate times, desperate measures and all that that entails on today's BradCast. Plus, we've got several pieces of long-overdue and wildly under-reported very good news as well. [Audio link to full show follows this summary.] Yes, Donald Trump's newly hand-picked RNC Chair Michael Whatley really did argue this week that America's enemies include Ukraine and [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - April 11, 2024

    Follow @GreenNewsReport... (Or use "Click here to listen..." link below.) IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: March 2024 was the hottest March ever recorded, continuing a 10-month record hot streak; European court rules Switzerland's climate inaction violates human rights; Norfolk Southern settles East Palestine lawsuits for $600 million; PLUS: EPA cracks down on airborne pollution from chemical plants and [...]

Rising Up with Sonali  

 

 

 



Sonali Kolhatkar can be heard Tuesdays at 3:00 PM on KPFK. Rising Up with Sonali is now a project of Yes! where she is an editor.

Rising Up With Sonali

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

Currently heard Tuesdays at 7am on KPFK
Archives of the program can be found HERE
Sojourner Truth w Margaret Prescod

Something's Happening honoring Roy Of Hollywood

Soemthing's Happening is KPFK's long-running overnight program midnight to 6:00 AM Tuesday-Friday with segments of holistic health, meditation, psychology, philosophy, political economy, science fiction and fact, old radio and more, created and long curated by the late Roy of Hollywood, Roy Tuckman, and KPFK has been maintaining it since he passed in the framework and format he developed and evolved over the decades.

Monday overnight to Tuesday features political economy, including a new segment developed exclusively for radio for KPFK by filmmaker Robert Lundahl and producer Tracker Ginamarie Rangel Quinone, about indigenous land and water protection in the face of extractivism industries. Extended video versions are available on YouTube. Equal Rights and Justice from WBAI also airs in that early morning.

Tuesday overnight to Wednesday is holistic health, with About Health and Herbal Highway from sister station KPFA, Grassroots (formerly Green Street News) and Food Sleuth Radio from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Whole Mother about pregnancy, childbirth and child-rearing from sister station KPFT.

Wednesday overnight to Thursday features anti-fascist programming from David Emory with "For the Record," the Grayzone Radio from Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate, also developed for radio on KPFK's initiative, Final Straw Radio from young anti-authoritarians from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and Out-FM from sister station WBAI in New York.

Thursday overnight to Friday focuses on philosophy, psychology and consciousness/enlightenment, with Alan Watts, an old radio break, episodes from Sounds True - Insights from the Edge with Tami Simon, The Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein from the Pacifica affiliates unit, and at 3:00 AM, Caroline Casey the Visionary Activist from sister station KPFA in Berkeley, a long-running feature on Something's Happening. We have also been running lectures from the "History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps" from Kings College in London.

Each hour is separately posted on the stations archives for easy listening - Something's Happening A hours 1-3, and Something's Happening B hours 1-3 each overnight. Check it out! Dynamite radio for night people also available 24-7 on kpfk.org (for listening, not download).

Dam removal on California's rivers is a highly visible and inspiring recognition of the benefits of natural services provided by healthy ecosystems.

Tracker picks up where we left off last week looking at the removal of the dam on the Matilija River in Ventura County, as she reviews and reports on the progress of LA River rewilding.

We discuss the role of tribal communities and efforts led by women to restore and rebalance, in light of Governor Newsom's recent announcement supporting removal of three additional dams in the state alongside ongoing efforts to free the Klamath.

Extended video version here, with awesome overhead footage from drones.

https://youtu.be/WHJTTKgqtUo

KPFK LSB, CAB, & PNB Info and Committee Schedule

CLICK HERE FOR KPFK LOCAL STATION BOARD INFORMATION AND NEWS

Members and Officers of the Local Station Board, 2024

Rodrigo Argueta Vargas

Christina Avalos

Doug Barnett

Veronica Becerra

Mike Bressler

Tatanka Bricca, Chair

Rachel Bruhnke

John Cromshow

Ace Estwick

Vic Gerami

Aryana Gladney

Jan Goodman, listener director

Wendell Handy

Nikki Haun, Vice chair

Michael Heiss

Sue Cohen-Johnson

Evelia Jones, listener director

Oye Oyeyipo

Robert Payne

Nancy Pearlman

Myla Reson, staff director

Oscar Ulloa

Harvey Wasserman, listener director

Carlos Zavala

Ex officio, non-voting: Michael Novick, interim General manager

Secretary: Leslie Dione Emge

Treasurer: Kim Kaufman (serves ex officio on PNB's National Finance Committee)

Pacifica National Board and Local Station Board meetings, as well as those of their committees can be found here:

 

Pacifica Foundation Info can be found on the foundation's website at www.pacifica.org.

The Pacifica National Board (PNB) can be reached by email at PNB@pacifica.org.

The Local Station Board (LSB) can be reached by email at LSB@kpfk.org.

Information about governance meetings can be found at https://kpftx.org

March 10, 2024 Pacifica National Board Directors Report

On January 25th the 2024 Pacifica National Board directors from all 5 Pacifica stations: KPFA Berkeley; KPFT Houston; WBAI New York;  WPFW Washington DC and of course KPFK Los Angeles were seated.  Also seated were two directors representing over 200 Pacifica affiliate radio stations. 

The board met again on February 1st and 15th and March 7th.

Director Susan Young representing KPF T in Houston was elected to serve as Chair of the Pacifica National Board (PNB). Director Minerva Sanders representing Pacifica sister station WPFW in Washington DC was elected to serve as PNB Vice Chair.

 

Former PNB Chair Julie Hewitt also from WPFW in Washington DC was elected to serve as Secretary for the National Board and Kim Kaufman is now serving as Recording Secretary for the PNB.

 

On Feb. 1st the PNB met in both open and closed sessions. During open session the Board no motions were passed:

 

February 1, 2024 PNB Closed Session Report Out:

The PNB met in closed session to discuss confidential personnel information and constructive communications with one of our lenders. No decisions were made.

 

On Feb. 15th the PNB met in both open and closed sessions. During open session the Board took the following actions:

 

  •  Ratified the election of directors to 2024 PNB Standing Committees:

Coordinating Committee: Darlene Pagano (KPFA), Evelia Jones (KPFK), Egberto Willies (KPFT), Jim Dingeman (WBAI), Minerva Sanders (WPFW), Heather Gray (Affiliate WRFG fm Atlanta)

Governance Committee: Fred Dodsworth (KPFA), Jan Goodman (KPFK), Marianne Martinez (KPFT), Jim Dingeman (WBAI), Minerva Sanders (WPFW), Kaja Brown (KRDP 90.7 fm Phoenix, AZ)

National Finance Committee: Darlene Pagano (KPFA), Myla Reson (KPFK), Susan Young (KPFT), Paul DeRienzo (WBAI), Minerva Sanders (WPFW)

Audit Committee: Zach Kaldveer (KPFA), Evelia Jones (KPFK), Egberto Willies (KPFT), Jim Dingeman (WBAI), Irene Adams (WPFW)

 

  • Resolved to thank the directors and delegates who served on 2023 committees and task forces for their service and absolve and relieve them of further service effective immediately for any committees not approved by a motion of the 2024 PNB.

 

  • Resolved to stand up a PNB Personnel Committee.

 

  • A moment of silence was held for Lisa Lopez-Galvan who was shot and killed at the celebration for the Chiefs Super Bowl victory. Lisa was a beloved member of our Pacifica family. She hosted a show called Taste of Tejano on Pacifica Affiliate station KKFI in Kansas City.

 

February 15, 2024 PNB Closed Session Report Out:

The PNB met in closed session with its FCC council. The Executive Director will be working to address the Letter of Inquiry.

 

On March 7th the PNB met in both open and closed sessions. The Board adopted the following resolution moved by Harvey Wasserman and seconded by Jan Goodman:

 

  • The PNB resolves that when time allotted for an agenda item has run out, there is an automatic extension to exhaust the stack of hands already raised by those who have not yet spoken.

 

Pacifica Executive Director Stephanie Wells provided an update for the 2024 National Election Supervisor (NES) job opening. 

 

  • Pacifica received 5 applications for the position.
  • A spreadsheet comparing the qualifications and experience of each applicant is being created for fair review.
  • The NES cannot be hired until Pacifica receives funds from the close of escrow on the sale of the KPFK building.

 

March 7, 2024 PNB Closed Session Report Out:

The PNB met in closed session to address legal matters pertaining to the Pacifica Foundation response to the FCC Letter of Inquiry, and the future of the Pacifica Archives. The PNB made no decisions.

Respectfully submitted by Jan Goodman, Evelia Jones, Myla Reson and Harvey Wasserman

Pacifica National Board Directors representing KPFK 90.7 fm

Pacifica National Board Motions on Terms for Those Elected in 2023 Elections 

Whereas there were insufficient funds to hold elections in 2022, which was year 2 of Pacifica’s 3-year election cycle in which half of the delegates would be elected;

Whereas the PNB passed a motion on October 20, 2022 providing that delegates whose terms would have ended in 2022 would continue to serve in 2023 if Pacifica failed to hold elections;

Whereas delegates whose terms would have ended in 2022 were either in their first term and therefore eligible to run again, or in their second term and therefore ineligible to run again, according to the Pacifica bylaws, and the delay from 2022 to 2023 in holding elections does not change that eligibility status;

Whereas Pacifica is in the midst of the election cycle for 2023, with the record period having passed, the period for candidate nomination having closed, the ballots not yet sent to members, and ballots slated to be sent to voters in the second half of August; and

Whereas it is important for voters to understand before they cast their votes the length of terms to which successful candidates would be elected and serve;

Therefore be it resolved that all candidates running in the 2023 delegate elections are running for two-year terms, and that the elections.pacifica.org website and the ballot shall reflect this information. Pacifica elections would return to the Article Four, Section 3 schedule of holding elections in years one and two and no elections in year three (i.e., elections in 2024 and 2025 but not in 2026).

 

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Jobs at KPFK and Pacifica

KPFA Radio Berkeley - UpFront Producer Sought -

UpFront is a mostly-live morning public affairs show that delivers a mix of local, state, and international coverage through engaging interviews, civil debates, breaking updates, and in-depth discussions with authors. We broadcast Monday to Friday from 7 to 8 am on 94.1 FM and at kpfa.org. This producer will have primary responsibility for setting up most days’ shows, with help from the show’s host and interns. More info here

KPFK is seeking to fill several pro bono (unpaid) interim management and coordinator positions. These include:

interim unpaid development director to form and guide a development task force to raise funds for the station;

interim unpaid social media marketing manager to coordinate social media promotion efforts at and by the station;

interim unpaid volunteer coordinator to recruit and supervise volunteers for diverse tasks at the station.

Those interested in applying for these unpaid interim positions, please contact interim GM Michael Novick at gm@kpfk.org.

Pacifica Foundation Radio seeks an experienced leader for the position of
General Manager of its Los Angeles station, KPFK 90.7 FM 
For more information and to apply, click
HERE or see http://pacifica.org/jobs_kpfk.php

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  • Something's Happening honoring Roy Of Hollywood

    Midnight - 6:00am

    News and programming on the cutting edge - dynamite radio for night people

  • Informativo Pacifica

    6:00am - 6:30am

    Un programa de media hora con noticias nacionales e internacionales con reportes y contribuciones de periodistas de mas de treinta paises de nuestra America y Europa.

  • Laura Flanders and Friends

    6:30am - 7:00am

    Laura Flanders and Friends is a TV and radio program that seeks to raise radical spirits by interviewing forward-thinking people who have real experience of shifting power, from the few to the many, in the worlds of arts, entrepreneurship and politics.

  • Voices from the Frontlines

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Interviews with frontline organizers from across the globe that focus on strategy and tactics, grassroots movements, revolutionary thinkers, strategists, and leaders.

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Schedule

  • Something's Happening honoring Roy Of Hollywood

    Midnight - 6:00am

    News and programming on the cutting edge - dynamite radio for night people

  • Informativo Pacifica

    6:00am - 6:30am

    Un programa de media hora con noticias nacionales e internacionales con reportes y contribuciones de periodistas de mas de treinta paises de nuestra America y Europa.

  • Laura Flanders and Friends

    6:30am - 7:00am

    Laura Flanders and Friends is a TV and radio program that seeks to raise radical spirits by interviewing forward-thinking people who have real experience of shifting power, from the few to the many, in the worlds of arts, entrepreneurship and politics.

  • Voices from the Frontlines

    7:00am - 8:00am

    Interviews with frontline organizers from across the globe that focus on strategy and tactics, grassroots movements, revolutionary thinkers, strategists, and leaders.

  • Democracy Now!

    8:00am - 9:00am

    Democracy Now! goes beyond the rhetoric and party politics offered by the mainstream media. Instead, it highlights grassroots efforts to enhance and ignite democracy in the U.S.

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