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    Blase Bonpane and Doran Barons

    It's with a heavy heart that we announce Blase Bonpane former host of World Focus and Doran Barons host and producer of Digital Village both passed away this April. 

    You Are Invited To A Public Memorial To Celebrate The Life of
    Blase Bonpane 
    Sunday, May 26th - 4:00 PM

    At Immanuel Presbyterian Church

    3300 Wilshire, Los Angeles 90010

    More details HERE

    These two gentlemen have contributed so much of their time serving KPFK and its listeners. We will be honoring them both on our community tree for their service and the lives they have both touched. We honored Blase when he was alive last year. Here is a video from that event. 

    Martin Sheen Speaks About World Focus and Blase from KPFK on Vimeo.

    Invisible Hands

    An Award winning documentary, available as a thank you gift for supporting KPFK.
    INVISIBLE HANDS exposes child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest corporations,
    which produce some of our most loved items.


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    • Jeremy Scahill: New Indictment of Assange Is Part of a Broader War on Journalism & Whistleblowers

      The Espionage Act charges filed against Julian Assange mark just the latest attempt by the Trump administration to criminalize journalism and whistleblowers. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is back in jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury. Two weeks ago, drone whistleblower Daniel Hale was arrested in Tennessee. We air a new video by The Intercept titled "Why You Should Care About Trump's War on Whistleblowers," featuring Jeremy Scahill. We also speak to Scahill and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg about how the corporate media has failed to stand up for Assange and others.

    • Daniel Ellsberg: Espionage Charges Against Assange Are Most Significant Attack on Press in Decades

      As the Justice Department charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act, we speak to Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. In 1971, he was charged with violating the Espionage Act for leaking a top-secret report on U.S. involvement in Vietnam to The New York Times and other publications. At the time, Ellsberg faced over 100 years in prison. He tells Democracy Now!, "There hasn't actually been such a significant attack on the freedom of the press … since my case in 1971."

    • Exclusive: Julian Assange's Attorney Decries Espionage Charges as "Grave Threat to Press Freedom"

      In an unprecedented move, the Justice Department has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act for his role in publishing U.S. classified military and diplomatic documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The documents were leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The Espionage Act of 1917 has never been used to prosecute a journalist or media outlet. The new charges come just over a month after British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he took asylum in 2012. Initially the Trump administration indicted Assange on a single count of helping Manning hack a government computer, but Assange faces up to 170 additional years in prison under the new charges—10 years for each count of violating the Espionage Act. We speak with Jennifer Robinson, an attorney for Julian Assange. "It is a grave threat to press freedom and should be cause for concern for journalists and publishers everywhere," Robinson says.

    • Headlines for May 24, 2019

      Julian Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act in "Terrifying Threat" to 1st Amendment, British Prime Minister Theresa May to Resign June 7, Trump Preparing to Circumvent Congress on Saudi, UAE Weapons Sales, Trump Grants Attorney General Sweeping Powers to Investigate Mueller Probe Origins, Trump Calls Nancy Pelosi "Crazy" After She Calls Out Trump's "Temper Tantrum", Doctored Video Showing "Drunk" Nancy Pelosi Retweeted by Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Trump Calls Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "Dumb as a Rock", Banker Accused of Bribing Paul Manafort to Win Trump Administration Post, Trump Pledges $16 Billion to Aid Farmers Harmed by U.S.-China Trade War, Trump Preparing to Name Ken Cuccinelli Immigration Czar, Family of Migrant Teen Who Died in U.S. Border Patrol Custody Demands Answers, Nicaraguan Opposition Holds General Strike to Demand Prisoner Release, New Campaign Calls on 2020 Candidates to "Put People Over the Pentagon", Sen. Bernie Sanders Proposes Tax on Wall Street Speculation, Harvey Weinstein and Accusers Reach $44 Million Deal over Sex Assault Claims, Record Number of Students Walk Out of Classes in Global Strike for the Climate


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    • What Modi’s Reelection Means for India’s Future

      FEATURING SAMEER DOSSANI – Election results from the world’s largest democracy show incumbent Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a massive and decisive victory. Modi’s right wing Hindu Nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party of BJP, has exceeded even its own expectations. Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi of the Congress Party conceded defeat. Religious minorities in...

    • Is Disney’s Do-Over On Aladdin Any Less Orientalist?

      FEATURING STEPHANIE ABRAHAM – Disney’s feature-film reboot of its 1992 animated film Aladdin has hit theaters and critics are oohing and aahing over the stunning visuals, resplendent costumes, and state-of-the-art CGI effects. But while the mega production company may be forgiven for engaging in orientalist fantasy nearly 30 years ago, does a similar-looking reprise make...

    • Headlines: May 24, 2019

      A single House Republican from Texas has stalled what was expected to be the near-certain passage of a long-awaited disaster-funding bill. Representative Chip Roy raised an objection to the $19 billion aid package that the Senate passed on Thursday evening with a vote of 85 to 8 and that even President Donald Trump said he...

    • KPFK’s May Pledge Drive

      Dear KPFK listeners, It’s time for KPFK’s Spring Pledge Drive. During Rising Up With Sonali — now between 4-5 pm PT — call (818) 985-5735,  from May 1 until May 31. Your contributions will help KPFK stay alive and support this program. You can also make your pledge online at There are many ways in which you can show how much...

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    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • Sunday 'Cover-up' Toons

      News item: Boris Johnson is the favorite to succeed British PM Theresa May * * * Perry Dorrell blogs as PDiddie at Brains and Eggs, usually on topics concerning the strange brew of Texas politics. He's also on Twitter @PDiddie.

    • Pelosi Nails Trump Word by Word; Impeachment, Again; Tubman Scares Trump; Packing the Courts: 'BradCast' 5/24/2019

      I'm Angie Coiro of In Deep Radio, here on today's BradCast to give Brad and Des a breather. They're back post-holiday! As I note in the show (audio link below) you don't have to agree with Nancy Pelosi's tactics and goals --- hell, you don't even have to like her --- to still doff your [...]

    • Disaster, Relief, Bailouts, War Criminal Pardons and 'Intervention for the Good of the Country': 'BradCast' 5/23/2019

      Today's BradCast, not unlike today's news, goes from grim to grimmer...But we find a reason or two to smile every now again. Really! I promise! [Audio link to show is posted below.] Among the tales told of our broken country on today's program... Breaking right at the top, Trump's Dept. of Justice announces 17 new charges filed [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - May 23, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Beleaguered Midwest walloped by tornadoes and floods; New worst-case study finds Miami and other coastal cities could be inundated by century's end; Louisiana unveils ambitious plan to retreat from rising seas; PLUS: Good news and bad as Trump's EPA changes how it measures air pollution... All that and more in today's [...]

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    DEMOCRACY NOW! with Amy Goodman moves to 8 am
    Rising Up with Sonali moves to 4pm
    Stephanie Miller joins us Mon - Fri at 6 am
    Inner Vision with Nita Vallens moves to Wednesdays at 7pm

    Transforming Consciousness moves to Tuesdays at 1pm
    Radio Bilingue comes to Wednesdays at 11:30 pm

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