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Special edition of the Hutchinson Report, examining the murder of George Floyd

Sunday, May 31 from 12noon to 2pm
KPFK will examine the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the nationwide protests and the response by law enforcement with a special edition of the Hutchinson Report with Earl Ofari Hutchinson.

With special guest Najee Ali and your calls at (818) 985-5735


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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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  • UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative

    Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative (UCLA LPPI) and SEIU California for a webinar on the outsized role of workers in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts, as we reimagine a social safety net that protects and supports our frontline workers.

    — Anyel Z Fields

  • The Mass Poor People's Assembly & Moral March on Washington is Going Digital!

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 700 people were dying every day in the U.S. because of the crisis of poverty. And because of this nation’s high tolerance for death, as long as those who are dying are poor and people of color, the national response to this pandemic has only further exposed the country’s distorted morality.

    — The Poor People's Campaign

  • Introducing the CalMatters College Journalism Network

    More than 3 million students. Hundreds of campuses. A state higher education budget of $36 billion. As we’ve heard so often lately, California is a nation-state, and its system of colleges and universities is equally gargantuan.

    — Felicia Mello

  • SUPPLIES SAVE LIVES: LOS ANGELES INITIATIVE DELIVERING UNUSED MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO FRONTLINE MEDICAL PROVIDERS

    A group of LA volunteers have set up a national hotline to help during the COVID-19 pandemic and provide medical supplies to the frontline heroes. Supplies Save Lives are a group of volunteers who have set up a text number to collect donations from citizens, businesses and other places that may have a surplus

    — Anyel Z. Fields

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  • Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media

    As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

  • As Pandemic Epicenter Shifts to Latin America, Gov'ts Use COVID-19 as Pretext for Police Repression

    As the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic shifts to Latin America, so too has the use of COVID-19 as a pretext for police repression. "We're seeing that COVID-19, like other pandemics before it, magnifies structural discrimination. And sadly, it's often the most marginalized that are the first targets," says Louise Tillotson, co-author of a new Amnesty International report on the abuse. We also go to San Salvador to speak with journalist Jorge Cuéllar.

  • "It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops

    As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

  • May 31, 2020 - Brian Levin | Sidney Blumenthal | Andrew Nathan

    How Rioting and Looting Will Help Trump Cast Himself for Reelection as the "Law and Order" President | The Know-Nothings of the 1850's Have Come Back as Donald Trump's GOP of Today | Trump's Bluster Against China Backfires backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • May 28, 2020 - Philip Stinson | Thomas Nichols | Greg Grandin

    Investigating Police Crime | Trump's Attacks of Twitter Are About His Freedom to Continue to Lie | The Pandemic as the Fourth Turning Point After 9/11, the 2008 Crash and Climate Change backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

  • May 27, 2020 - Dr. Jacob Hacker | David Schultz | Sarah Posner

    Can the Republicans Get Away With Unpopular Programs While Ignoring Popular Demands? | A Murder by Police in Minneapolis Could Sink Klobuchar's VP Chances | The Unholy Alliance of White Nationalists and White Evangelicals backgroundbriefing.org/donate twitter.com/ianmastersmedia facebook.com/ianmastersmedia

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  • Why Do Evangelicals Think Churches Are Immune to Covid-19?

    FEATURING ROB BOSTON – The Trump administration has updated the CDC’s guidelines on reopening churches and other houses of worship to allow for choirs to sing – this in spite of the documented manner in which the coronavirus can spread through respiratory droplets especially when infected people talk and sing.  Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court...

  • The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System

    FEATURING MATT RICHTEL – Americans have been delving deep into the science of viruses and our own biological defenses during the extraordinary coronavirus lockdowns. We discuss antibody responses, vaccine development, and health statistics on social media, attempting to grasp what is plaguing humanity and how to fight it. A timely new book explores the human...

  • Headlines: May 29, 2020

    Protests continue to rage in Minneapolis for a third day in a row over the police killing of a black man named George Floyd. On Thursday night, the Minneapolis police department’s third precinct building was once more surrounded by protesters as it is close to where Floyd was killed. Police fired tear gas and rubber...

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  • 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

  • There Is No Replacement For An Activist State

    We are watching how our long battle in bringing a progressive vision to our democracy is finally beginning to take hold. We were here long before Bernie Sanders and the New York Times shifted the conversation from liberal to progressive thinking.

    — Anyel Z Fields

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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.
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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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