KPFK Turns 60!
This year KPFK turns 60. We are proud to have served Southern California for the past 60 years and look forward to building upon the past to serve all communities in Southern California in a greater capacity.
As the Trump administration undermines America's Democracy, our values, and calls the press "the enemy of the people", we want to lead the fight to restore a reality-based discourse and civic engagement. Support from donors and organizations gives KPFK the backing it needs to improve its broadcasts so that it may build its listener ship and continue to have an impact through its programs that offer an alternative to the media landscape corrupted by Fox's Fake News to weaponize facts against authoritarian fictions.
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KPFK Local Station Board Elections
KPFK's Local Station Board Elections are underway!
KPFK isn't only a valuable source of alternative music, culture and information, it is a democratically run grassroots media outlet. We turn to you to select our local board from the members of our community. Ballots will arrive in your e-mail box (if we have your email address) on Thursday August 15th and have to be returned by October 15th. If we couldn't find your email address, you will get a postcard in the mail with your voting information.
To review all of the listener candidates and their statements, click here.
To review all of the staffer candidates and their statements, click here.
(Only station staff may vote for the staff representatives on the local board).
All of the candidates were given an opportunity to participate in a candidate forum, although not all were able to participate. You can watch these forums to find out more about some of the candidates.
Democracy Now Newsfeed
"Biological Annihilation": The Danger of Opening Alaska's ANWR to Oil & Gas Drilling
The Trump administration is finalizing plans to open one of the world's last pristine wilderness regions, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to oil and fracked gas drilling. Trump is pushing the drilling at a time when climate change is permanently altering the Arctic and devastating local communities. The plan calls for the creation of landing strips, drill pads, pipeline supports, a seawater treatment plant, 175 miles of roads, and other infrastructure in Alaska's north coast. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to block the Trump administration from opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; however, a companion bill is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate. From Charlotte, North Carolina, we speak with Subhankar Banerjee, a professor of art and ecology at the University of New Mexico and the author of "Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land."
"We in the Media Have Not Been Doing Our Job": 250+ News Outlets Pledge to Focus on Climate Crisis
A major new project from The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review hopes to improve global coverage of the climate crisis, with more than 250 media outlets around the world — including Democracy Now! — signing on to the effort to publish or broadcast stories on climate. Organizers say this is one of the most ambitious efforts ever to organize the world's media around a single topic. The week of coverage, which leads up to next week's U.N. Climate Action Summit, kicked off on Sunday. As part of the effort, CBS News released a new poll of over 2,000 U.S. residents that measured attitudes around climate change, which found that two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem, and a majority want immediate action to address the Earth's temperature rise. In San Francisco, we speak with Mark Hertsgaard, one of the co-founders of the project, called Covering Climate Now, and The Nation's environment correspondent and investigative editor.
Saudi Oil Refinery Attack Raises Fears of "Wider Regional War" Involving U.S. & Iran
President Trump is threatening to take military action after several large Saudi Arabian oil facilities were attacked Saturday by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack, but numerous reports indicate the attack may have come from Iraq or Iran rather than Yemen. Crude oil prices soared more than 15% after the Aramco-run plants suffered heavy damage. One of the plants struck is the world's biggest petroleum-processing facility. According to one estimate, the attacks decreased Saudi's daily oil output by nearly 6 million barrels. While the United States has been quick to blame Iran, other world powers have not yet assigned blame. In our New York studio, we speak to Peter Salisbury, the International Crisis Group's senior analyst for Yemen. And from Washington, D.C., we speak with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink and author of "Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran."
Headlines for September 16, 2019
U.S. Threatens Military Action Against Iran After Oil Attacks in Saudi Arabia, United Auto Workers Strike to Demand Fair Wages, Healthcare & Job Security from GM, Purdue Pharma Files for Bankruptcy, Calls Mount to Impeach Justice Kavanaugh After NYT Report on Sexual Misconduct, Hong Kong Protesters Appeal to U.S., U.K. as Uprising Shows No Sign of Slowing Down, Outsiders Lead Tunisia's Presidential Exit Polls, Algeria Announces Elections Amid Ongoing Protests Against Ruling Elite, U.K. Judge Says Julian Assange a Flight Risk, Must Remain in Prison, Appeals Court Revives Emoluments Case Against Trump, Felicity Huffman Gets 2 Weeks in Prison for Paying Someone to Cheat on Daughter's SATs, NYC Activists Protest Microsoft for Collaborating with ICE, Bernie Sanders Previews Plan to Cut Homelessness, Set National Rent Control Standards, Greenpeace Activists Who Rappelled Off Houston Bridge Facing Charges, Greta Thunberg Leads School Strike for Climate in Front of White House
Background Briefing with Ian Masters
September 16, 2019 - Mansour Farhang | Paul Sullivan | Michael Kazin
September 16, 2019 - Mansour Farhang | Paul Sullivan | Michael Kazin by Ian Masters
September 15, 2019 - Allan Lichtman | Marie Arana | George Beebe
Some 2020 Presidential Predictions; Will There Be a Hispanic Backlash at the Polls in 2020?; Avoiding a New Cold War with Russia
September 12, 2019 - Matt Stoller | Thomas Barfield | Silvio Carrillo
Finally Anti-Trust Action Against the Tech Monopolies; Afghanistan's Uncertain Future; Trump's Cynical Deal with Honduras's Drug-Dealing President
September 11, 2019 - Jim Lobe | Jody Freeman | Rob Ford
The Falling Out between the Adelsons and the Netanyahus; The Looming War Between Trump and California Over Fuel Efficiency; The Latest Chapter in the Brexit Drama backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia
Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed
Are US and Saudi Arabia Readying a War on Iran?
FEATURING ARIEL GOLD – The US and Saudi Arabia appear to be readying a retaliatory attack on Iran for major airstrikes on Saudi oil fields that severely damaged the Gulf Kingdom’s oil output. Without presenting evidence, US intelligence officials are saying that Iran was the staging ground for the attacks, not Yemen. Yemen’s Houthi rebels...
A Proud Socialist Offers Lessons for Democrats
FEATURING KSHAMA SAWANT – The Republican Party has deliberately crafted a strategy to win elections by painting their opponents “socialists.” When President Donald Trump was accused of using racist language against the Squad of four Congresswomen of color, his GOP defenders justified his words by claiming that the targets of his vitriol were socialists. Republicans...
Headlines: September 16, 2019
Drone strikes aimed at Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure have severely damaged the Gulf kingdom’s oil production cutting it by nearly half. The coordinated strikes took place on Saturday morning with drones making 19 strikes against two major facilities called Abqaiq and Khurais operated by Aramco, the national Saudi oil company. Saudi authorities say it will...
How Democrats Are Taking on Trump: Impeachment and the Debate
FEATURING JOHN BONIFAZ – The latest Democratic Presidential debate on Thursday evening, hosted by ABC and Univision showcased only the top 10 out of 20 candidates vying for their party’s nomination. Julian Castro, who is struggling to maintain traction on his campaign took on former Vice President Joe Biden in a powerful exchange over healthcare....
A Short Personal Note...
if (window.document.getElementById('post-13134')) window.document.getElementById('post-13134').parentNode.className += ' adhesive_post';Apologies for my sudden (and continuing) absence here. Late on Wednesday night (9/11!), I received a phone call from my mother regarding my otherwise-ridiculously healthy 80-year old father... After waking up at 6am that morning to play 18 holes of golf with mom on the same day --- all without a [...]
Bigger Priorities than the Integrity of the Vote? 'BradCast' 9/16/2019
Welcome to another BradCast! I'm in for Brad and Desi today - Angie Coiro, heard on some of these same stations and streams with my own show, In Deep with Angie Coiro. Best wishes to Brad and Desi while they take care of family business. If you haven’t read Brad’s post about what’s going on, please [...]
Sunday 'What's Your Flavor?' Toons
* * * 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.
Progressive OG Bloggers Recap the Third Debate: 'BradCast' 9/13/2019
It's NICOLE SANDLER, back to guest host another episode of the BradCast. Brad and Desi are in Arizona dealing with a family medical emergency. Angie Coiro and I will hold down the fort until they're able to return. The third of the Democratic Primary debates is now history. To recap, discuss and critique, I'm joined by [...]
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