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Special Holiday Programming

KPFK is your Holiday Weekend destination for amazing programming! Kick off Turkey Day on KPFK with...

Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony, is an annual event held on Alcatraz Island to honor the Indigenous Peoples of America and to promote their rights. Held annually since 1975, the Alcatraz ceremonies commemorate the protest event of 1969 where the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement (ARPM) occupied the Island. Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony is Thursday, November 26, Morning from 6-8am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enjoy fantastic music in the holiday spirit with The Global Village with John Schneider from 11am to 1pm A "Thankful for Keith Jarrett special." Keith Jarrett suffered several strokes over the past 2 years, and says he'll probably never play in public again. This will be a salute to his fabulous career (samples from '70s onward) featuring what is his last album and most probably his LAST ever - the Budapest Concert from his 2016 European tour. Thursday's Global Village with John Schneider from 11am-1pm

Gurujas from the extraordinary group White Sun is contributing a special hour of sonically and spiritually yogic mantra music to sooth the soul this Holiday. Join Gurujas and White Sun from 1-2pm on KPFK
 

 

 

Hear a discussion about what a Biden Presidency may mean for climate change, great advances in biotechnology, and how to handle COVID during the holidays on a special one-hour edition of the Digital Village with Brittney Gallagher and Ric Allen from 2-3pm

Friday:

Friday, November 27 Tune in from 1-2pm for a special on the situation in Armenia 

Then hear the Pacifica Performance Showcase with host Donna Walker as she interviews John Scheinfeld on his documentary on the legendary Herb Alpert from 2-3pm

From 7-8 pm Soul Rebel Radio takes a look at the recent elections

Saturday:

On Saturday, November 28th, start your morning early with Roots Music & Beyond. Producer Patrick Milligan guests on Roots Music & Beyond. Joni Mitchell collaborated with him on the new Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 1, the Early Years, 1963-1967. Host Mark Humphrey shares some of Joni's previously unreleased formative songs, while Patrick offers the stories behind them... on Roots Music & Beyond, Saturday, 6-8am

Later enjoy a special curated collection of tunes in the spirit of giving with Rhapsody In Black, classic R&B, Doo Wap and Soul from the 40s,50s and 60s with legendary host Bill "Big Daddy" Gardner. Saturday from 2-4pm
 
Then wind down with Canto Sin Fronteras as they present a musical special honoring Native American Heritage life and the impact that the European invasion had on the Native Peoples of Turtle Island; specifically, the aftermath of the so-called Thanksgiving Celebration (Thankstaking) that for them represents genocide. Hear native artists like Carlos Nakai, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, John Trudell, Joanne Shenandoah, Dennis Banks and more. Canto Sin Fronteras with Tanya Torres. Saturday from 6-8pm

 


Great programs and music all Holiday Weekend long on KPFK. Public‌ ‌radio‌ ‌stations‌ ‌like‌ KPFK ‌exist‌ ‌to‌ ‌serve‌ ‌your‌ ‌community‌ ‌with‌ ‌music‌ ‌and‌ news‌ ‌that‌ ‌enrich‌ ‌your‌ ‌life‌ ‌because‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌like‌ ‌you‌ ‌stepped‌ ‌up‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ and became members ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌it‌ ‌possible.
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  • United Against Hate Week

    Promoting inclusion and equity is vital to building healthy and resilient communities. This week of action is designed to not just raise awareness about the dangers of hate and the need for respect and civil discourse, but to help community members build stronger connections and foster deeper engagement.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • California Poor People's Campaign joins nationwide caravans of mourning demand COVID action, smooth transition

    The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will organize Moral Monday caravans to mourn the nearly quarter-million Americans who have died from COVID-19, demand a smooth and open transition of power, and lift up the moral policies we need immediately and in the first days of the new administration.

    — Margaret Prescod

  • STRENGTH THRU UNITY: Multicultural Election Special

    Unlike any other election, minorities, immigrants, women, and the nation as a whole will pay a heavy price if Donald Trump is reelected as president. Beyond Trump’s racist attacks, people of color are dying needlessly from Trump's lack of a response to COVID19 and support of white extremists.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • The Invisible Pandemic: Care During COVID-19

    This Political Freshers’ Week, the Women’s Campaign, and Justice 4 Workers Cambridge have teamed up with Global Women’s Strike to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our current times: the crisis of care. Join tonight Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 10-11:30 AM

    — Margaret Prescod

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  • As 2020 Sets Grim Record for Trans Killings, Advocates Call for Holistic & Uplifting Media Coverage

    At least 37 transgender and gender nonconforming people were violently killed in 2020, making it the deadliest year for trans and gender nonconforming people on record, according to a new Human Rights Campaign report. Of those killed, 22 were Black, and seven were Latinx. More than 200 trans and gender nonconforming people have lost their lives to violence since 2013, when HRC began recording and reporting violence toward trans people. The media often perpetuates systemic discrimination by covering trans and gender nonconforming people "when we're celebrities or when we're dead," says Tori Cooper, director of community engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative at the Human Rights Campaign, noting that the true number of deaths is likely much higher. "It is important that the media counteract some of the negative imagery around us by telling stories that uplift our community, that provide a more holistic view of who we are."

  • Betting Pool? Tyson Managers Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID. Advocates Call It Grim Pattern

    The family of a former meatpacker who died from COVID-19 alleges in a lawsuit that managers at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa knew working conditions would result in illness, and even placed bets on how many workers would be infected. The family of Isidro Fernandez, who died in April, says the plant manager set up a winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager on coronavirus infections. Since the start of the pandemic, at least six workers have died and more than 1,000 tested positive for COVID-19 at the Iowa facility. Tyson Foods has suspended the managers involved in the alleged betting scheme, but worker rights advocates say it is further evidence of abuse and exploitation in the meat industry. "These companies are treating them like animals. They're treating them as disposable," says Magaly Licolli, executive director of Venceremos, an advocacy group for poultry plant workers.

  • As Hunger Soars Across Nation, U.S. Trade & Foreign Policy Is Also Causing Hunger Across the Globe

    As the U.S. enters the holiday season, millions of people across the country are struggling to find enough to eat, with the hunger relief group Feeding America warning that some 54 million U.S. residents currently face food insecurity amid a massive public health and economic crisis. Food insecurity in the U.S. has intensified after the expiration of federal assistance programs in the CARES Act, and the United Nations World Food Programme predicts acute hunger could affect 270 million people worldwide by the end of 2020 — an 82% increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. We speak with author and filmmaker Raj Patel, host of the food politics podcast "The Secret Ingredient," who says hunger was already at alarming levels in the U.S. before the pandemic, and it's only gotten worse. "The long story here is the continuing war on the American working class," Patel says.

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

Rising Up With Sonali

  • Thanksgiving Week

    Dear Rising Up With Sonali’s listeners and viewers,   Sonali is taking this week off, so we’ll be rebroadcasting some of our best interviews from the last 6 months. We’ll resume on 11/30 with regular shows. Thanks for your continued support,   The Rising Up team!

  • Pandemic Profiteers Endanger Community Health

    FEATURING CHUCK COLLINS – As the coronavirus surges across the nation in record breaking numbers with more than a quarter of a million Americans dead and upwards of 200,000 new infections a day, workers on the frontlines of the economy remain more vulnerable than ever. Those employees of mega corporations deemed “essential” are routinely exposed...

  • The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

    FEATURING SONIA SHAH – It is no coincidence that during a time of changing climates, wealth inequality, and a global pandemic, that large masses of humans would leave their homes to escape danger and death looking for a better life. Indeed, it is only natural to migrate—as non-human species do, who do not have to...

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Sojourner Truth Radio
          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Why Biden Must Look Both Forward AND Back: 'BradCast' 11/24/2020

    On today's BradCast, we see some light at the end of America's dark tunnel. [Audio link to full show follows below.] On Tuesday, the swing-states of both Pennsylvania and Nevada certified Joe Biden's victory over Donald Trump, joining Michigan from Monday. In Arizona, which certifies next week, its very Trumpy Republican Governor Doug Ducey conceded that [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - November 24, 2020

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President-elect Joe Biden selects former Sec. of State John Kerry as special Climate Envoy, elevates role to National Security Council; GM ditches Trump and goes big on electric vehicles; Trump rolls back Arctic drilling safety rules, denies disaster aid to Pennsylvania; PLUS: No, we have not reached the 'point of no [...]

  • The Crazy Continues from the 'Coup Klutz Clan': 'BradCast' 11/23/2020

    It's been a weekend and more of The Crazy since we last spoke. On today's BradCast we get you all up to date on the last several days of The Crazy as Donald Trump's attempted coup to steal back the Presidency continues to fall apart with each passing hour, and as the Republican Party decides [...]

From the General Manager

  • The Future of the KPFK 6 PM News

    To continue our service in Southern California with Pacifica quality news, we will be adding news from...

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • How They’ve Wanted to Stop Us

    Oh, how they’ve wanted to stop us. Every day KPFK opens up a new controversy, a new societal pain point, a new cultural, political or community insight, and new revelations about everything that means something in your life. We can’t help it. It’s who we are and what we do. And we won’t stop.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • We're Trying Something New

    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.

    — Anyel Z Fields

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