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  • Protest Over the Killing of Andres Guardado Taken to Deputy’s Suburban Home

    Three people were arrested outside the San Gabriel Valley home of LA County Sheriff’s deputy Miguel Vega after a rally demanding his arrest. Police watchdogs said they organized a protest demanding the Deputy Vega's arrest for shooting 18 year-old Andres Guardado five times in the back.

    — Ernesto Arce

  • Community Groups Push Back Against LA Mayor Garcetti's LAPD Reform Committee

    A coalition of community groups blasted Garcetti's effort Tuesday in a virtual news conference, accusing him of co-opting the movement to defund police and instituting thin reforms instead.

    — Dan Fritz

  • All-in for KPFK! The Station Has Survived. Now, We All Need it to Thrive

    KPFK should continue as an unabashed journalistic champion of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice at the local, state, national, and international levels. That's the right thing to do, of course, and it suits the region's politics, which have been shifting dramatically to the left over the past quarter-century. Since no other 24/7 media outlet presents itself as an unapologetic champion of social justice, this should be a winning strategy - a slam dunk even.

    — Alan Minsky

  • L.A. County Residents to Vote on Community Investment Charter Amendment

    Residents of L.A. County will vote on a new charter amendment to require a minimum of 10% of the county's general budget go towards direct community investment and alternatives to incarceration. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors gave the ballot measure final approval Tuesday in a 4-to-1 vote.

    — Dan Fritz

Community Resources

  • 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)

  • 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

DEMOCRACY NOW

Democracy Now Newsfeed

  • The End of Big Tech? Calls Grow to Break Up Facebook, Amazon for "Mob-Like" Behavior, Monopoly Power

    Calls are growing to break up the Big Tech giants, with a handful of companies controlling more and more of the technology industry, crowding out or acquiring would-be competitors and exercising vast power over the U.S. economy. Lawmakers grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook during a hearing last week on whether their companies are guilty of stifling competition, in a scene reminiscent of the 1994 hearing of tobacco executives who claimed cigarettes were not addictive. This came just days after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly made $13 billion in a single day, even as the coronavirus pandemic has left millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet. We speak with Scott Galloway, professor of Marketing at NYU Stern, who says we may be seeing "the beginning of the end" of the tech monopolies.

  • Journalist Rami Khouri: Beirut Explosion Follows Years of Lebanese Gov't Incompetence & Corruption

    The explosion in the port of Beirut, which killed at least 100 people and injured about 4,000 others, is the latest blow to Lebanon, which already faces an economic, political and public health crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The blast is believed to have been triggered by 2,700 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate inexplicably left unattended in a warehouse for six years. Journalist Rami Khouri says it's further proof of "the cumulative incompetence, corruption, lassitude, amateurism and uncaring attitude by successive Lebanese governments" that have failed the country. "It's the ruling political elite that is responsible for this," he says.

  • "Despair and Destruction": Doctor in Beirut Describes Harrowing Scenes After Massive Port Explosion

    As Beirut reels from a massive explosion that killed at least 100 people and injured thousands, we get an on-the-ground update from pediatrician and writer Dr. Seema Jilani, who treated her own daughter for injuries after the blast. "It was extremely packed because we're just coming out of a four-day lockdown," says Jilani. "Everybody was out." Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called the explosion a "national catastrophe."

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Rising Up With Sonali

  • Nurses on Covid Frontlines Demand PPE and Hazard Pay

    FEATURING JOSHUA FERNANDEZ – Healthcare workers in states where coronavirus infections are spiking are once more seeing serious shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as they struggle to keep patients alive without getting infected themselves. The National Union of Healthcare Workers has demanded that its members be provided ample PPE as well as hazard pay....

  • The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move

    FEATURING SONIA SHAH – It is no coincidence that during a time of changing climates, wealth inequality, and a global pandemic, that large masses of humans would leave their homes to escape danger and death looking for a better life. Indeed, it is only natural to migrate—as non-human species do, who do not have to...

  • Support Rising Up With Sonali on KPFK

    Dear Rising Up With Sonali listeners and viewers,  KPFK is in a very serious financial situation. The pandemic has impacted us deeply and we are several hundreds of thousands of dollars short of our goal. One of the ways in which Sonali is helping out is to offer to listeners and viewers like you, one...

          The BradBlog

The BradBlog

  • Death and Destruction; Hope and Change: 'BradCast' 8/4/2020

    Yes, we've got a little something for everyone today on The BradCast. We even crank things up to 11 at one point. [Audio link to show follows below.] Among the stories covered on today's program (as voters headed to the "polls" on Tuesday in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state --- available unofficial results on [...]

  • 'Green News Report' - August 4, 2020

    IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hurricane Isaias hits North Carolina amid a pandemic, and makes weather history; Rising sea levels pushing storm impacts further inland, study warns; PLUS: 15 states clear the air by moving to all-electric trucks and buses... All that and more in today's Green News Report! PLEASE CLICK HERE TO HELP US WITH A [...]

  • Help Is On the Way: 'Election Cyber Surge' Initiative Launches Not a Moment Too Soon: 'BradCast' 8/3/2020

    On today's BradCast: Elections are under threat once again this year, and not just from the President of the United States. But one group of cybersecurity experts launched a new initiative on Friday to try and help --- and not a moment too soon. [Audio link to full show is posted below.] First up, what suffices [...]

Sojourner Truth Radio

     

Background Briefing with Ian Masters

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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Live KPFK Events - Special Notice

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.

For more info -(949) 835 - 4335
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Matt Brauning

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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