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  • Unleashing the Power of Poor and Low-Income Americans

    Before the pandemic, there were already 140 million people who were poor or low-income in this country. As the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, our society’s failure to meet the needs of these millions of people — around health care, jobs, wages, housing, food, water, and more — presents a critical weakness to the nation’s public health and economic well-being.

    — Poor People's Campaign

  • LA Mask Print Project

    As we all learn to live with COVID-19, we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and one another. Wearing a mask is a sign of respect — to our neighbors, our nurses, doctors, and essential workers, our loved ones, and our fellow Angelenos.

    — City of Los Angeles

  • Strength Thru Unity: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

    Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • Heidi Marston selected as LAHSA Executive Directo

    The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission unanimously selected Heidi Marston to the position of Executive Director.

    — Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

DEMOCRACY NOW

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  • Jail Took My Mom: Filmmaker on How His Mother Broke the Cycle of Incarceration & Shaping DNC Policy

    The coronavirus crisis and the movement for racial justice have magnified the challenges faced by people released from prison, whose criminal record makes it hard to find a job and even housing, especially women. We feature a new AJ+ series by Messiah Rhodes, whose mother was in and out of jail throughout his childhood and was able to break the cycle of incarceration. Rhodes says his work serves as a response to calls to defund police. "Instead of giving law enforcement agencies tanks and sci-fi-level weaponry, we should be funding … housing, education, family reunification, mental health support," he says. We also speak with DeAnna Hoskins, president of JustLeadershipUSA, which will host Rebuilding the Table, an event on the official schedule of the Democratic National Convention that centers formerly incarcerated voices.

  • Rashid Khalidi: Israel & UAE Deal to Normalize Relations Is New Chapter in 100-Year War on Palestine

    In a deal brokered by the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to fully normalize relations after years of secretly working together on countering Iran and other issues. Under the deal, Israel has also agreed to temporarily halt plans to annex occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, which had already been on hold due to international condemnation. We speak with Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says the agreement is being falsely characterized as a peace deal. "I don't see that it has anything to do with peace," he says. "On the contrary, it makes the chance of a just, equitable and sustainable peace much, much, much harder."

  • Headlines for August 14, 2020

    U.S. Records 1,000+ Daily Coronavirus Deaths Again as 2,000+ Quarantined at Schools, Georgia Governor Drops Lawsuit over Atlanta Mask Mandate, CDC Director Warns U.S. Risks Worst Fall in Public Health History, Senate Adjourns Without Deal on New Coronavirus Aid as Millions Face Hunger and Eviction, Coronavirus Cases Surge in India, Peru, Spain, France and Elsewhere, Israel to Normalize Relations with United Arab Emirates Despite Palestinian Protest, Unexploded Missile Found at U.N.-Run School as Israel Attacks Gaza Strip, Trump Admits He's Undermining the U.S. Postal Service to Thwart Mail-in Voting, USPS Confirms Removal of Public Mailboxes from Oregon Cities, Trump Questions Kamala Harris's Eligibility, Echoing Racist Conspiracy Theory About Obama, Trump Refuses to Answer Question About Lying to the American People, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Met with Kanye West, Who's Running for President, Belarus Releases Political Prisoners as Protests Grow Against Authoritarian President, Afghan Government Releases Taliban Prisoners, Paving Way for Peace Talks, Trump Administration Halts Private Charter Flights to Cuba, Afro-Colombian Teenagers Found Tortured and Murdered in Cali, Brazilian Police Set Fire to Landless Workers' Encampment During Mass Eviction, Protesters Temporarily Halt ICE Arrests of Immigrants in Bend, Oregon, Documents Show Trump Admin Ignored Threat of Border Wall to Endangered Species, Trump Admin Accuses Yale of Discriminating Against White and Asian Applicants, Kentucky AG Meets Breonna Taylor's Family, Over 150 Days After Her Killing by Louisville Police, Western Wildfires Destroy Over 90,000 Acres in California, Oregon and Colorado, UC Santa Cruz to Reinstate 41 Grad Students Fired for Holding Wildcat Strikes

Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

 

 

 

  

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  • Democrats Revert to Centrism at the DNC

    FEATURING ELIE MYSTAL – The Democratic National Convention begins on Monday, delayed by weeks because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and switched from an in-person gala in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to a nearly all-virtual event.  A politically tumultuous year has led up to a convention for a party that has been roiled with internal conflicts over ideology....

  • Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

    FEATURING LARRY TYE – Many of us have heard the word “McCarthyism.” But do we know where it came from? Knowing the history of how a junior Senator from Wisconsin led one of the most traumatic political witch hunts in modern American history is a critical lesson for the Presidency of Donald Trump.  Telling the...

  • Headlines: August 14, 2020

    President Donald Trump on Friday was found to have requested a mail-in ballot in order to be able to vote remotely in primary elections next week in his new home state of Florida. The Palm Beach County elections department reportedly received the request for mail-in ballots for Donald and Melania Trump signaling that the President’s...

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The BradBlog

  • Thomas Frank Unpacks Populism: 'BradCast' 8/14/2020

    It’s NICOLE SANDLER back behind the guest host’s microphone today for a special edition of the BradCast. [Audio link is posted below.] It's special because I'm joined by one of my favorite guests of all time. THOMAS FRANK is the author of many books, essential reads for anyone who cares about the future of our [...]

  • In Plain Sight: Trump Admits to Crippling U.S. Postal Service In Hopes of Stealing the Election: 'BradCast' 8/13/2020

    On today's BradCast: Well, at least he's saying it out loud now. [Audio link to show follows below.] The President of the United States is rejecting the plea --- from his own personally-appointed, Republican-majority, Postal Board of Governors for $25 billion to save the U.S Postal Service from collapse and a $3.5 billion request from the [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - August 13, 2020

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Joe Biden selects environmental justice champ Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential running mate; Trump EPA rolls back methane pollution rules to profit the oil and gas industry; Good news for the nation's birds; PLUS: Another new fossil fuel spill, this time in Pennsylvania... All that and more in today's Green [...]

Sojourner Truth Radio

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • August 13, 2020 - Angelo Carusone | Steve Hutkins | Rick Perlstein

    Trump Praises a Racist Q-Anon Devotee as a Rising Star in the GOP | Trump and De Joy's Criminal Attack on the United States Postal Service | The Author of Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976 - 1880 backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 12, 2020 - Chelsea Janes | Christopher Parker | Allan Lichtman

    The Washington Post Reporter who was Embedded in Kamala Harris's Presidential Primary Campaign | What Will Kamala Harris Bring to the On-going Struggle For Racial Justice? | The Presidential Predictor Who Always Gets It Right On His Prediction Biden Will Win in November backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • August 8, 2020 - Andra Gillespie | John Lawrence | Thom Hartmann

    Biden Chooses California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential Running Mate | The Messaging War Between the Democratic Leaders and the White House Over the Next Stimulus Package | The Hidden History of Monopolies Exposed backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

From the General Manager

  • 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

  • You're Invited: Where Does KPFK Go From Here?

    Tomorrow at 7 PM, KPFK General Manager will be hosting a conversation about KPFK, its place in Southern California, and its future. 

    — Anyel Z Fields

Strength Thru Unity

WATCH A REPLAY OF THE EVENT HERE-

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change

“Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change WHO: Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice and an end to racism. WHAT: Live stream program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change will take place to foster, inspire and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers will be able to ask questions, share experiences and offer solutions. WHY: We must not let the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Roshard Brooks, Andres Guardado and hundreds of other minorities go unstopped. Now is the time, Black & Latinos need to come together to improve the lives of all people of color. “Strength Thru Unity” is communications for social justice, presented by the US Guatemala Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce, the National Newspapers Publisher’s Association and the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project Strength Thru Unity is a LAVA production and KPFK-FM is the official media partner.

Posted by Su Voto Es Su Voz SVREP.org on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Prominent Black and Latino Leaders in the public and private sector who care about social justice in America, who seek change, justice, and an end to racism.

The program called “Strength Thru Unity”: Black & Brown Lives Sowing the Seed of Change took place to foster, inspire, and help develop collaborations between Latinos and African Americans for social justice. Panelists include Dr. Benjamin Chavis, organizer of the Million Man March; Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation, Lydia Camarillo, president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Eva Plaza, esq., former HUD Under Secretary, Fair Housing; Margret Prescod of KPFK-FM and Gilbert Vasquez, chairman of the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Gabriela Teissier, anchor of KMEX-Univision. During “Strength Thru Unity” viewers were able to ask questions, share experiences, and offer solutions.

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Mike Davis and Jon Wiener provide the first comprehensive movement history of L.A. in the sixties, drawing on extensive archival research and dozens of interviews with principal figures, as well as the authors storied personal histories as activists. 
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For those that pledged for special events during the last fund drive, many have been rescheduled due to the Covid epidemic. Here are some updates:

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.
What donors will get NOW: 

1. Thumb drives with all digital courses
2. Access to all digital products through a membership site. 
3. Bonus live virtual workshop via zoom (on original dates so they can still learn!) 
EVERYONE WILL STILL HAVE A TICKET TO THE LIVE EVENT LATER IN THE YEAR. 
This way they all get what was originally promised, PLUS the live zoom training.

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From Lisa Gold:
My live event "How to Make Money in Commercials for Real People" was scheduled on March 28th and has been postponed to May 30th, 2020.  I have reached out to everyone on the list that was given to me via email 3 times, but still have 21 unconfirmed that they received the message.  They can reach me at Lisa@actoutsidethebox.com or 818-740-8044.

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