Pacifica Local Station Board Elections

    IT’S ELECTION TIME AGAIN AT PACIFICA!
    Local Station Board Elections are now underway

    Read Candidate Statements on elections.pacifica.org 

    Hear listener candidate statements below -

    For Ballot Requests

    Please fill out this form if you do not receive your ballot (paper or email) by Jan 23rd, 2019.

    In order to request a reissue or a first issue – you must fill out this form

    A simple email to the LES or NES is insufficient.

    https://goo.gl/forms/BvfLLCrl4DnnB0pD3

    Please note that ballot requests will be processed in batches, once per week throughout the election process. They will processed in quasi-realtime on the last day March 5th, 2019.

    If you are requesting a paper ballot these requests can be fulfilled only through Feb. 18th, 2019, after this date only e-ballots will be available.

    ELECTION TIMELINE

    Sep 20, 2018                          Deadline to post Notice of Vote on station websites and send Notice via email

    Sep 24, 2018                          Nomination Period Opens

    Oct 27, 2018                           Nomination Period closes. 

    Nov 19, 2018                          Record Date.

    Jan 7, 2019                             Final Candidates posted online

    Jan 18, 2019                           Ballots sent to members

    Mar 5, 2019                            ELECTION PERIOD ENDS

    Mar 20, 2019                         FINAL ELECTION RESULTS (by or before this date)

    For more information contact the election supervisor
    Renee les_kpfk@pacifica.org - National Election Supervisor nes@pacifica.org

    Preliminary candidate applications are now posted publicly at http://elections.pacifica.org
    Click HERE to see the updated elections timeline
    Please email all questions or concerns to Renee Penaloza, local election supervisor les_kpfk@pacifica.org

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    Starting Monday March 25th -

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    • Rising Up with Sonali moves to 4pm
    • And Stephanie Miller debuts Mon - Fri at 6 am

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    Democracy Now Newsfeed

    • Kushner, Inc.: Vicky Ward on How Jared and Ivanka's Greed & Ambition Compromise U.S. Foreign Policy

      House Democrats are continuing to probe how President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner received a top-secret security clearance despite concerns from the CIA. The New York Times recently reported Trump ordered then-Chief of Staff John Kelly to grant Kushner the clearance despite the judgment of intelligence officials. Kushner failed to report over 100 foreign contacts on his initial application for clearance, which was denied by the FBI after a background check into his financial history and contacts with foreign investors. Kushner later revised his application three times, and was ultimately granted permanent security clearance last May. We speak with Vicky Ward, the author of a new book uncovering details about how Kushner has continued to let the financial dealings of his family impact the policy decisions he promoted overseas. In one case, this almost led to a war in the Middle East between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The book is called "Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump."

    • Anti-Government Protests Continue in Haiti; New Details Emerge About Role of U.S. Mercenaries

      Ongoing protests are roiling Haiti, as demonstrators take to the streets to demand President Jovenel Moïse's resignation due to government corruption and mismanagement of the country's oil fund. The protests began in July, but Moïse is facing further scrutiny after five heavily armed Americans were arrested last month near Haiti's central bank in Port-au-Prince with a cache of weapons, claiming to be on a "government mission." The mercenaries were quickly sent back to the United States without facing criminal charges in Haiti, sparking outrage and mounting demands that the government explain why the men had been at the central bank in the first place. An explosive new investigation by Haiti Liberté and The Intercept has found that the mercenaries were at the central bank on a mission ordered directly by the embattled Haitian president. Their goal was to escort a presidential aide to the Haitian central bank as he transferred $80 million from the government's oil account to another account controlled by Moïse. This news comes as Haiti's Parliament has thrown out Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant in a no-confidence vote. We speak with Kim Ives, an editor of Haiti Liberté and co-author of the new joint investigation with The Intercept.

    • The Hidden U.S. Air War in Somalia: Amnesty Accuses U.S. of Possible War Crimes for Civilian Deaths

      Amnesty International is accusing the United States of covering up civilian casualties in its secretive air war in Somalia targeting the militant group al-Shabab. The U.S. has carried out over 100 strikes in Somalia since 2017. For years the Pentagon has claimed no civilians were being killed in the airstrikes, but the new Amnesty report found that at least 14 civilians were killed, and eight more were injured, in just five airstrikes. The overall civilian death toll is likely to be far higher. We speak with Brian Castner, Amnesty International's senior crisis adviser on arms and military operations. He helped write Amnesty's report, titled "The Hidden US War in Somalia."

    • Headlines for March 21, 2019

      New Zealand Outlaws Military-Style Weapons After Mosque Attacks, "Major Humanitarian Emergency" After Cyclone Pounds Southeast Africa, Three U.S. States Declare Emergencies as Missouri River Swells, Judge Halts Wyoming Oil and Gas Drilling, Citing Climate Change, Radovan Karadzic Sentenced to Life in Prison over Bosnian Genocide, Trump Administration Official Under Fire for Islamophobic Comments, Trump Travel Ban Prohibits Dozens from Attending U.N. Women's Forum, Trump Claims Mueller Report Should Be Made Public, Trump Assails Husband of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Pentagon Watchdog to Probe Acting Defense Secretary's Ties to Boeing, Disney Completes $71 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Kazakhstan's President Steps Down After Three Decades in Power, Morocco Begins New Round of Talks over Status of Western Sahara, Costa Rican Indigenous Land Activist Found Murdered, Guatemalan Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Anti-Corruption Campaigner, Lawsuit Charges Harvard with Profiting from Photos of Enslaved People

    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • Ensuring Poverty: Welfare Reform in Feminist Perspective

      FEATURING FELICIA KORNBLUH – A recent report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities concluded that TANF – the government welfare program known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families – is reaching fewer poor families. The number of poor Americans receiving assistance dipped to a low in 2014 and has remained there. The report...

    • A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity For Everyone

      FEATURING ROBERT E. FRIEDMAN – Although the stock market is booming, the majority of Americans continue to struggle financially today. A hand-to-mouth existence is sadly quite typical and many families find building up a nest egg out of reach, let alone buying a home, saving up for their kids’ college, or their own retirement. The...

    • Identity: The Demand for Dignity and Politics of Resentment

      FEATURING FRANCIS FUKUYAMA – The rise of Donald Trump has sent shock waves through the American political landscape. But his Presidency is not an isolated phenomenon globally. Across many countries authoritarian leaders have exploited the grievances of resentful populations to grab power and roll back progress on many fronts. Over the last two years there...

    • Renowned Author Francis Fukuyama Discusses His Latest Book ‘Identity: The Demand for Dignity and Politics of Resentment’ – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

      FEATURING FRANCIS FUKUYAMA – The rise of Donald Trump has sent shock waves through the American political landscape. But his Presidency is not an isolated phenomenon globally. Across many countries authoritarian leaders have exploited the grievances of resentful populations to grab power and roll back progress on many fronts. Over the last two years there...

    Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

    BradBlog Newsfeed

    • WI GOP Power-Grab Undone by State Judge; U.S. Military 'Readiness' Undermined by Trump: 'BradCast' 3/21/2019

      All of the news you need to know today, and nothing you don't. Among the many important stories covered on today's BradCast [Audio link to complete show is posted below]... New Zealand bans military-style assault weapons less than one week after a white supremacist terrorist massacred 50 worshiping Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch. That was [...]

    • 'Green News Report' - March 21, 2019

      IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Staggering economic losses from extreme weather and historic floods in the Upper Midwest; 'Shelter in place' order issued after massive, toxic chemical fire extinguished in Houston; Trump EPA chief Wheeler pushes more dangerous delay on climate change, while 2020 Democratic Presidential candidates push climate change solutions; PLUS: Federal judge blocks oil [...]

    • FL Republicans Undermining New Constitutional Amendment Granting Voting Rights to Ex-Felons: 'BradCast' 3/20/2019

      On today's BradCast, the fight to vote, particularly in Florida, never seems to end --- even after a huge bi-partisan majority of voters in the state voted to change their Constitution last November to re-enfranchise more than a million of their fellow citizens. [Audio link to show is posted below.] Following decades of post-Civil War Reconstruction/Jim [...]

    • Under Water, Under the Gun, Under Pressure: 'BradCast' 3/19/2019

      On today's BradCast, climate change slams Trump Country (again), several 2020 Democratic candidates call for structural change to our electoral system, some elected jerk in Missouri wants government to mandate everyone purchase an AR-15, and we continue to help you make sense of it all --- or, at least, try to make sense of it [...]

    The BradBlog
    Sojourner Truth Radio

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