KPFK's 60th Anniversary Fund Drive

    KPFK 60th anniversary drive
    Our 60th Anniversary On-Air Fund Drive is now over.
    Thank You to everyone who pledged support!

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    Our 60th Anniversary Fund Drive
    Goal is $600,000


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    KPFK Turns 60!

    This month 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. 

    For every DONATION OF $75 or more during the month of July, we will send you a KPFK stainless steel water bottle. It's double wall stainless steel non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free. The bottle also features vacuum insulation technology that will keep your hot drinks HOT and COLD drinks refreshingly cold.

    Please consider making as generous a gift as you can. Your donation can make all the difference in helping us, and your fellow listener. By donating today you're not just helping us, you're helping cover those people who right now are listening, and relying on public radio, but can't donate now.  You're also giving new listeners a chance to enjoy our regular programming and an opportunity to become a member just like you.

    Your community radio station is committed to staying at the cutting edge – for you, for every person in our community, and beyond.  Please help make this possible with your tax-deductible contribution.

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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. 

    If you don't receive your ballot or want to request a different kind of ballot, please let us know by filling out a ballot request form. Click on the link and give us your 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. 




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    Democracy Now Newsfeed

    • How Jair Bolsonaro Emboldened Brazilian Agribusiness to Torch the Amazon & Attack Indigenous People

      The United Nations is calling for the protection of the Amazon amid fears that thousands of fires raging across Brazil and some parts of Bolivia are rapidly destroying the world's largest rainforest and paving the way for a climate catastrophe. The fires have spread a vast plume of smoke across South America and the Atlantic Ocean that's visible from space. They're unprecedented in recorded history, and environmentalists say most of the fires were deliberately set by illegal miners and cattle ranchers. Indigenous people in Brazil have accused far-right President Jair Bolsonaro of encouraging the destruction. Bolsonaro has worked to deregulate and open up the Amazon for agribusiness, logging and mining since he came into office in January. We speak with Andrew Miller, advocacy director at Amazon Watch.

    • Sen. Merkley on the Dangers of a New Nuclear Arms Race & Why He Backs the Green New Deal

      Fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is mounting. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare for what he called a "symmetrical response" after the U.S. tested what it said was a nonnuclear cruise missile earlier this week. The U.S. launch was the first test of its kind since the Trump administration withdrew from the INF. We speak to Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon about U.S. nuclear policy, as well as the Green New Deal, President Trump's wish to buy Greenland and more.

    • Sen. Merkley Condemns Trump's War Against Migrant Families as U.S. Moves to Indefinitely Jail Kids

      The Trump administration is moving to indefinitely detain migrant children and their families, reversing decades of U.S. policy. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to issue a new rule today to withdraw from a 1997 federal court settlement known as the Flores agreement, which put a 20-day limit on migrant family detentions. We speak with Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley, who made headlines last year when he was barred from entering an old Walmart where the government was detaining about 1,500 immigrant children in Brownsville, Texas.

    • Headlines for August 23, 2019

      U.N. Calls for Protection of the Amazon as Rainforest Burns at Record Pace, Indigenous Communities Say Brazil's President Is Encouraging Destruction of Forests, Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Democratic Leaders Reject Resolution Calling for Candidate Climate Debate, French Authorities to Crack Down on Protest as 13,000 Police Mobilize for G7 Summit, Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province, U.N.: Burmese Troops Had "Genocidal Intent" in Targeting Rohingya for Sexual Violence, Indonesia Deploys Troops to Quell Independence Protests in West Papua, Russian Opposition Leader Freed from Jail 30 Days After Promoting Pro-Democracy Protests, North Korea Calls U.S. Secretary of State "Poisonous" as Denuclearization Talks Stall, Russian President Orders "Symmetrical Response" After U.S. Tests New Cruise Missile, French President Calls for Global Tax on Tech Giants , Justice Department Emailed Employees Link to White Nationalist Website, Sarah Sanders to Join Fox News; Sean Spicer to Join "Dancing with the Stars", Labor Leader Dolores Huerta Among 8 Arrested at Protest Demanding Raise for Home Care Workers, Thousands of Accountants Join Latest Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests, Activists Demand Parole Reform as They Mark Passing of NY's Longest-Serving Woman Prisoner

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    • Why is the Amazon Burning?

      FEATURING RHETT A. BUTLER – The fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest have garnered international attention and thrust President Jair Bolsonaro’s pro-business and deregulatory policies into focus. Thousands of fires are burning in the world’s largest rainforest, considered to be a critical carbon sink protecting global climate stability.  European nations are threatening to block a...

    • The End of Roe: Inside the Right’s Plan to Destroy Legal Abortion

      FEATURING JESSICA MASON PIEKLO – The American right wing has enjoyed one success after another in chipping away and women’s legal right to an abortion. The decision by Donald Trump’s administration to withhold Title X funding for family planning from providers that also offer abortion is only one prong of a multi-prong effort. Other efforts...

    • Headlines: August 23, 2019

      China has announced a new round of tariffs on $75 billion worth of American goods in direct retaliation to President Donald Trump’s trade war. The tariffs, ranging from 5-10% are set to begin on September 1st. China also announced that it would resume tariffs on American auto manufacturers with 5% on car parts and a...

    • Report Back From Native American Presidential Forum

      FEATURING JUDITH LEBLANC – The first-ever Native American Presidential Forum took place this week in Sioux City, Iowa, drawing 10 of the Democratic Presidential candidates including 3 of the four frontrunners, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. Former Vice President Joe Biden chose not attend.  At the forum, named after the revered indigenous...

    Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

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    Possible signal interruption Wednesday July 31st

    Southern California Edison will be conducting a test on the electrical system for our radio station at the Mount Wilson transmitter facility on July 31 2019 starting at 9:00am and ending July 31, 2019 at 3:00pm.  This test will ensure the grid system is modern, reliable and up to date.  
    Our backup generator at Mount Wilson should be able to ensure that KPFK’s signal remain constant during this power outage.  However it is possible that our signal may be briefly effected. Our live online stream will not be interrupted.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as Edison works to improve and maintain the electrical grid.

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    Schedule Updates

    DEMOCRACY NOW! with Amy Goodman moves to 8 am
    Rising Up with Sonali moves to 4pm
    Stephanie Miller Mon - Fri at 6 am
    Change Makers is on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm
    RE:Work is on Wednesdays at 2:30 pm
    Inner Vision with Nita Vallens moves to Wednesdays at 7pm

    Transforming Consciousness Tuesdays at 1pm
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    Divine Forces Radio is on Fridays 6 pm - 8 pm

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