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    For every DONATION OF $75 or more during the month of June, we will send you the Pacifica Radio Archives  50th-Anniversary Collection of historic recordings documenting the trials, tribulations, successes, and contributions of the LGBT spirit in our communities across the world as our thanks to you. DONATE NOW

    Listen to our special programming on Sunday June 30th from 4pm - Midnight

    Mark Torres       4-5pm     Pacifica's LGBTQ History 1958-present

    Rita Gonzales    5-6pm     The Out Agenda

    Vic Gerami         6-8pm      LGBTQIA Day 2019

    Dan Guerrero    8-10pm    The Gaytino Report Special with Dan Guerrero

    LA Theater Works  10-12am

    KPFK Local Station Board Elections

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    2019 LSB Election Timeline

    • June 1-June 30 Nomination Phase
    • June 30 Record Date for Membership
    • July 10 Candidate Certification
    • July 12-31 Candidate Debate & CART Video sessions at Community Media Centers
    • August 15 Ballot Phase Begins
    • October 15 Ballot Phase Closes
    • Nov 1 Results Announced

    Democracy Now Newsfeed

    • Ola Bini, Privacy Activist and Julian Assange Friend, Speaks Out After Release from Ecuadorian Jail

      Last week, an Ecuadorian judge ordered the release of Swedish programmer and data privacy activist Ola Bini, who spent more than two months in jail without charge. Bini is a friend of WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. He was arrested in Quito on the same day that Assange was forcibly taken by British authorities from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. We speak with Ola Bini in Quito, where he remains under investigation for allegedly hacking the Ecuadorian government. He says, "Through the whole process, 70 days in prison, and all of the days since, we've been asking the prosecution to tell us what it is I have done. And they still have not actually given us any single answer."

    • Japanese-American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at WWII Prison Camp

      Democracy Now! was there when five Japanese-American elders, survivors of U.S. internment camps, engaged in civil disobedience Saturday outside the Fort Sill Army post in Oklahoma, where the Trump administration plans to indefinitely detain 1,400 immigrant and refugee children starting next month. Fort Sill was an internment camp for 700 Japanese-American men in 1942. It was one of more than 70 sites where the U.S. government incarcerated about 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, including one of 14 U.S. Army bases. President Obama first used Fort Sill in 2014 to detain migrant children seeking asylum from violence in Central America. Descendants of internment camp survivors were also present at the peaceful protest. We feature a video report from Fort Sill and speak with Mike Ishii, co-chair of Tsuru for Solidarity. Ishii was at Fort Sill Army Base Saturday and helped organize the act.

    • "Somebody Is Going to Die": Lawyer Describes Chaos, Illness & Danger at Migrant Child Jail in Texas

      Outrage is mounting over a shocking Associated Press report published late last week revealing that at least 250 migrant infants, children and teenagers have been locked up for nearly a month without adequate food, water or sanitation at a Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, near the city of El Paso. Lawyers who visited the facility described a scene of chaos and sickness, with children unable to shower or change into clean clothes for weeks on end. The AP report came the same week that the Trump administration argued in federal court that the government is not required to provide toothbrushes, soap or beds to children detained at the border, and as other reports found similarly squalid conditions at a number of immigration jails. We speak with Warren Binford, a lawyer who interviewed children detained at the Clint, Texas, facility.

    • Headlines for June 24, 2019

      U.S. Announces New Iran Sanctions Days After Aborted Military Strike, Trump Delays ICE Roundups Amid Democratic Pushback, Columnist E. Jean Carroll Accuses Trump of Raping Her in 1990s, Turkey's Ruling AK Party Loses Istanbul Mayoral Race in Election Do-Over, Ethiopian Army Chief and Local Gov. Killed in Attempted Coup, 1000s of Climate Activists Block German Coal Mining Operation, Extinction Rebellion Activists Call on New York Times to Improve and Increase Climate Crisis Reporting, Sen. Sanders Introduces Plan to Cancel All Student Debt, Pete Buttigieg Faces Hometown Backlash in Indiana over Police Shooting of Black Man, Eddie Africa of MOVE 9 Released from Prison After 40 Years, Japanese-American Survivors of WWII Internment Camp Protest Trump Detention Plans at Fort Sill


    Rising Up w/Sonali Newsfeed

    • The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

      FEATURING THOM HARTMANN – The United States stands out from much of the world today in proliferating firearms at a rate that is breathtaking. The vocal demands of a gun-loving minority have led to tens of thousands of deaths a year. High profile mass shootings, particularly on school campuses, lead to outpourings of “thoughts and prayers,”...

    • Thom Hartmann Discusses the Hidden History of Guns in America – EXTENDED INTERVIEW

      FEATURING THOM HARTMANN – The United States stands out from much of the world today in proliferating firearms at a rate that is breathtaking. The vocal demands of a gun-loving minority have led to tens of thousands of deaths a year. High profile mass shootings, particularly on school campuses, lead to outpourings of “thoughts and prayers,”...

    • Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

      FEATURING ROBERT KUTTNER – Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán won re-election easily in yet another affirmation of authoritarian right wing policies in Europe. It is a troubling trend, not just in Europe but of course right here in the US, in Latin America, in Asia, and elsewhere. In a world that is more inter-connected than...

    • Rising Up With Sonali Will Be Back This Friday – June 28

      Dear ‘Rising Up With Sonali’ listeners, Sonali will be on vacation between June 13 – June 27! During this time we’ll replay some of our best interviews from the last 12 months. We’ll resume our shows on June 28. Have a wonderful Summer and thank you for listening, The Rising Up Team

    Rising Up with Sonali Sonali Kolhatkar

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    Blase Bonpane and Doran Barons

    It's with a heavy heart that we announce Blase Bonpane former host of World Focus and Doran Barons host and producer of Digital Village both passed away this April. 

    These two gentlemen have contributed so much of their time serving KPFK and its listeners. We will be honoring them both on our community tree for their service and the lives they have both touched. We honored Blase when he was alive last year. Here is a video from that event. 

    There will be a memorial for Doran on June 30th at 2:00 pm at 2019 N. Lincoln, Burbank CA. (Red Building, White Door) All are welcome.

    Martin Sheen Speaks About World Focus and Blase from KPFK on Vimeo.

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    Programming Changes on KPFK

    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
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